A sneaky peak at our next real wedding feature….

A beautiful destination wedding in the heart of the Algarve:

Yes I Do! Algarve Wedding Photography http://www.yes-i-do.com.pt/

Yes I Do! Algarve Wedding Photography http://www.yes-i-do.com.pt/

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A wedding in paradise at Quinta do Paraiso, Portugal

Located in the picturesque fishing village of Carvoeiro, the Algarve, Quinta do Paraiso is a beautiful complex offering a spectacular selection of bungalows, apartments and villas and a beautiful restaurant, perfect for hosting a Portugal destination wedding.

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Quinta do Paraiso_Destination Wedding Venue_Algarve_Portugal

Built in typical Moorish style, Quinta do Paraiso is just 2 km from the beach at Praia do Carvoeiro, in a spacious setting amidst beautiful and well maintained tropical gardens with fig and almond trees and an abundance of tropical plants.

Quinta do Paraiso offers an elegant wedding space for up to 70 guests. Their professional team of caterers and event planners will ensure that every detail of your big day is taken care of.

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Quinta do Paraiso_Destination Wedding Venue_Algarve_Portugal

Quinta do Paraiso_Destination Wedding Venue_Algarve_Portugal

Quinta do Paraiso_Destination Wedding Venue_Algarve_Portugal

Quinta do Paraiso_Destination Wedding Venue_Algarve_Portugal

Quinta do Paraiso_Destination Wedding Venue_Algarve_Portugal

Whether it is a beach affair, traditional church service or a ceremony at Quinta do Paraiso’s picturesque gardens and grounds, couples can be sure that the friendly staff will dedicate their time and commitment to ensuring everything is catered for.

A welcome aperitif and cocktail party takes place at the Caravela pool bar followed by a lunch or dinner at the poolside Rabelo Restaurant. Traditionally decorated with contemporary touches and views out to the landscaped garden and pool area, Quinta do Paraiso provides a truly stunning backdrop to your special day.

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Quinta do Paraiso_Destination Wedding Venue_Algarve_Portugal

Quinta do Paraiso_Destination Wedding Venue_Algarve_Portugal

Quinta do Paraiso_Destination Wedding Venue_Algarve_Portugal

Quinta do Paraiso_Destination Wedding Venue_Algarve_Portugal

Quinta do Paraiso_Destination Wedding Venue_Algarve_Portugal

This vibrant venue offers a magnificent menu at a very reasonable price. A package deal for 50-70 guests costs €85 per person and includes a tantalising selection of food including canapés and a buffet before the meal of soup, a fish dish, sorbet, a meat dish and dessert. Guests are also treated to a traditional Portuguese cheese board, a dessert buffet, coffee and digestives and a late night snack. This is all in addition to an open bar throughout the event including spirits, wine, cocktails and sparkling wine for the cake cutting.

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Quinta do Paraiso_Destination Wedding Venue_Algarve_Portugal

Quinta do Paraiso_Destination Wedding Venue_Algarve_Portugal

Quinta do Paraiso_Destination Wedding Venue_Algarve_Portugal

Quinta do Paraiso_Destination Wedding Venue_Algarve_Portugal

Quinta do Paraiso_Destination Wedding Venue_Algarve_Portugal

Table linen, glassware and crockery along with room decoration (a choice from 3 available options), a red carpet reception and complimentary accommodation for the “happy couple” on their wedding night is also included in the price. This is one of the most reasonably priced deals we have come across on the Atlantic coast.

The management team can advise on local suppliers such as DJs, florists and photographers. They are very experienced in hosting weddings and decorating the venue according to the couples’ needs so using a wedding planner is not essential for this destination wedding venue.

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Quinta do Paraiso_Destination Wedding Venue_Algarve_Portugal

This family friendly resort offers a selection of other restaurants and bars along with several sports and entertainment facilities. A children’s club and an animation team will keep adults and children amused and happy with regular daily and evening activities!

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Quinta do Paraiso_Destination Wedding Venue_Algarve_Portugal

Quinta do Paraiso_Destination Wedding Venue_Algarve_Portugal

Quinta do Paraiso_Destination Wedding Venue_Algarve_Portugal

Wanderlust Weddings think this is a really special venue providing value for money along with a beautiful backdrop for your special day. All of your guests can stay on site and enjoy an extended wedding party in a perfect location.

Wanderlust Weddings has a special agreement with Quinta do Paraiso and can advise on discounts for couples interested in hosting their wedding at the wonderful location. Contact clare@wanderlust-weddings.com for more information

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Quinta do Paraiso_Destination Wedding Venue_Algarve_Portugal

Amazing Algarve – A beautiful video from Craig and Louise’s special day

You may have already seen the stunning photographs from Craig and Louise’s cliff-top celebration – an intimate and relaxed destination wedding in the heart of the Algarve, Portugal:

http://goo.gl/c6WCo6

Now we get to share the video from their fabulous day – a beautiful portrayal of their destination wedding from start to finish. It brought a tear to my eye and the videography has caught all of the elements of their amazing day.

If you are unsure whether you ‘need’ a videographer for your wedding, then this video by Orlando Hotra http://vimeo.com/orlandohorta) will definitely help you to decide…..

 

 

Another sneak preview of a vibrant Vilamoura destination wedding venue

Look out for our upcoming feature on a fabulous Vilamoura Old Town restaurant, perfect for hosting a destination wedding venue in the Algarve, Portugal……

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Vilamoura Destination Wedding Venue – The Algarve, Portugal – Blush Photography Algarve

Casa Monte Cristo Tres – A luxurious villa wedding in lovely Lagos

Set high above the Funchal Ridge in the Algarve’s Lagos, this hidden gem is ideal for an exclusive destination wedding in Portugal.

Casa Monte Cristo Tres, Lagos, Algarve, Portugal, Destination Wedding Villa

Casa Monte Cristo Tres, Lagos, Algarve, Portugal, Destination Wedding Villa

With magnificent sea views, a large infinity pool and outside BBQ, Casa Monte Cristo Tres is a truly spectacular place to hold an intimate and luxurious wedding for up to 60 seated guests on the luscious lawns.

Casa Monte Cristo Tres, Lagos, Algarve, Portugal, Destination Wedding Villa

Casa Monte Cristo Tres, Lagos, Algarve, Portugal, Destination Wedding Villa

The villa has 6 double bedrooms which sleep 12 people comfortably, while a separate cottage is available (at an extra cost) to accommodate an additional two people. An additional 10 wedding party guests can stay close-by at ‘sister villa’ Casa Monte Cristo Too.

Casa Monte Cristo Tres, Lagos, Algarve, Portugal, Destination Wedding Villa

Casa Monte Cristo Tres, Lagos, Algarve, Portugal, Destination Wedding Villa

Wanderlust Weddings thinks hosting a villa wedding gives couples the opportunity to add their own personal touches to their big day and means thier ceremony and reception can be tailored exactly to their needs. The helpful owner can work with couples to ensure their  wedding is as stress-free as possible.  From advising on layout and food options, to recommending trusted florists and cake makers to marquee companies and DJ’s, the Casa Monte Cristo management will ensure couples get the best service at the best price.

Casa Monte Cristo Tres, Lagos, Algarve, Portugal, Destination Wedding Villa

Casa Monte Cristo Tres, Lagos, Algarve, Portugal, Destination Wedding Villa

The catering for weddings at Casa Monte Cristo Tres is provided directly through the owners who offer a tempting variety of options from a buffet or BBQ to a full sit-down meal.  Couples have the option to provide their own alcohol which can be served at a minimal cost, or the owners can provide this too.

Casa Monte Cristo Tres, Lagos, Algarve, Portugal, Destination Wedding Villa

Casa Monte Cristo Tres, Lagos, Algarve, Portugal, Destination Wedding Villa

We love how Casa Monte Cristo Tres offers complete flexibility for your day in an exclusive, luxury yet laid back atmosphere. The input from the owner makes this venue an even more attractive option, reducing the need for a wedding planner and providing hands-on knowledge and experience from an on-site expert.

Casa Monte Cristo Tres, Lagos, Algarve, Portugal, Destination Wedding Villa

Casa Monte Cristo Tres, Lagos, Algarve, Portugal, Destination Wedding Villa

Wanderlust Weddings is delighted to offer a discount for the accommodation and catering at this glorious villa. If you would like to find out more about this, please contact Clare on wanderlustwed@gmail.com

Casa Monte Cristo Tres, Lagos, Algarve, Portugal, Destination Wedding Villa

Casa Monte Cristo Tres, Lagos, Algarve, Portugal, Destination Wedding Villa

Location: Lagos, The Algarve, Portugal – 1 Km from the nearest restaurant, 3 Km from the nearest bar and 3 Km from the nearest supermarket.

Fee for hosting a wedding here? None

Accommodation rates: Rates can be found on the website and 2013 rates start from £1100 for the week . A minimum of 4 day’s hire is required for weddings and this is charged as a pro rata of the cost found on the website. Remember Wanderlust Weddings can provide a discount in partnership with this villa

Cost of meal: The venue provides in-house caterers. Outside caterers are not permitted. Wanderlust Weddings can provide menus, however as an idea, the gourmet BBQ and sit-down menus cost from €70 per head

Additional accommodation: Casa Monte Cristo Too (www.casamontecristotoo.com) can accommodate 10 guests (5 bedrooms) while a cottage for two people is available at Casa Monte Cristo Tres

Website: www.casamontecristotres.com

Casa Monte Cristo Tres, Lagos, Algarve, Portugal, Destination Wedding Villa

Casa Monte Cristo Tres, Lagos, Algarve, Portugal, Destination Wedding Villa

REMEMBER – WANDERLUST WEDDINGS CAN OFFER A DISCOUNT TO COUPLES BOOKING THEIR WEDDING OR ACCOMMODATION AT THIS VENUE – PLEASE GET IN TOUCH WITH wanderlustwed@gmail.com FOR FURTHER DETAILS

Casa Monte Cristo Tres, Lagos, Algarve, Portugal, Destination Wedding Villa

Casa Monte Cristo Tres, Lagos, Algarve, Portugal, Destination Wedding Villa

A sneak preview of our upcoming Algarve destination wedding villa…..

Wanderlust Weddings is delighted to release a sneak preview of our upcoming featured Algarve destination wedding villa.

We think villa weddings are a great way of bringing families and friends together in a relaxed atmosphere. Look out for more info soon…..

Algarve Destination Wedding Villa, Portugal

Algarve Destination Wedding Villa, Portugal

Quinta Bonita – A breathtaking boutique hotel, perfect for an exclusive Algarve destination wedding

Perched high on the stunning Algarve coast with awesome ocean views, Quinta Bonita is a family-run boutique hotel combining the traditional Portuguese charm of an old Quinta, with the five star facilities and service of a luxury hotel.  Wanderlust Weddings thinks this is the perfect place for a charming and luxurious destination wedding in Portugal.

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Quinta Bonita – Boutique Hotel, The Algarve, Portugal – Detestation Wedding Venue

Described as a unique contemporary retreat, Quinta Bonita is renowned for having a traditional charm and modern luxury blend, creating a truly unforgettable experience for its happy couples and their guests for an overseas wedding.

With eight luxurious suites, the wedding party can stay on site and take advantage of having the venue exclusively for a fairytale wedding.

Quinta Bonita - Boutique Hotel, The Algarve, Portugal - Destination Wedding Venue

Quinta Bonita – Boutique Hotel, The Algarve, Portugal – Destination Wedding Venue

The spectacular mature gardens, set across 10,000 square metres, include an Italianate style rose garden, cobbled pathways, fountains and multi-level terracing. The gardens make this venue ideal for those everlasting wedding day photos.

Whether it’s a small intimate ceremony or a large wedding reception, Quinta Bonita has a variety of location options within their grounds, including a covered terrace overlooking the sea, a beautiful Portuguese tiled Barbecue area for smaller weddings and two large lawns.

Quinta Bonita - Boutique Hotel, The Algarve, Portugal - Detestation Wedding Venue

Quinta Bonita – Boutique Hotel, The Algarve, Portugal – Destination Wedding Venue

The icing on the cake is a decadent Honeymoon suite for the wedding night with a fairytale four poster bed, private balcony with beautiful sea views, separate living area and spa bath. Quinta Bonita also offers honeymoon packages with French champagne, red roses and in room massage treatments.

Quinta Bonita - Boutique Hotel, The Algarve, Portugal - Detestation Wedding Venue

Quinta Bonita – Boutique Hotel, The Algarve, Portugal – Destination Wedding Venue

Location: On the Matos Morenos hillside, 10 minutes from the old port of Lagos and the beautiful beaches of The Algarve, Portugal

Accommodation information: 8 individually designed spacious suites which accommodate a maximum of 18 people on an exclusive use basis. This includes one master suite with a four poster bed.

Quinta Bonita - Boutique Hotel, The Algarve, Portugal - Destination Wedding Venue

Quinta Bonita – Boutique Hotel, The Algarve, Portugal – Destination Wedding Venue

Each room has its own private terrace or balcony (six with sea view), 100% Egyptian cotton linen, mini-bar, air-conditioning/heating, complimentary wi-fi, flat screen TV/UK satellite, bathrobes and organic toiletries.

A full buffet breakfast featuring fruit from their orchard and bread delivered warm daily is enjoyed whilst overlooking the sweeping lawns. As an additional treat, complimentary afternoon tea and cake is served daily on one of the sun drenched terraces.

Quinta Bonita - Boutique Hotel, The Algarve, Portugal - Destination Wedding Venue

Quinta Bonita – Boutique Hotel, The Algarve, Portugal – Destination Wedding Venue

Exclusivity? Quinta Bonita can be hired on an exclusive use basis for your ceremony, blessing and/or reception or simply as the base for your wedding party if your reception is to be held off site. There is a three night minimum stay (two nights between November and March) for exclusive use.

Accommodation rates: Rates start from €2680 for the whole venue for a minimum three night stay, including a full buffet breakfast and afternoon tea.

Quinta Bonita - Boutique Hotel, The Algarve, Portugal - Destination Wedding Venue

Quinta Bonita – Boutique Hotel, The Algarve, Portugal – Destination Wedding Venue

Do I need a wedding planner? The owners, Fraser and Chantelle (who has a background in Event Management) provide a personalised five star service and along with their team of professionals, will ensure every detail of you day is planned to perfection, from flowers, catering and photographers to make-up and hair stylists.

Quinta Bonita will also arrange any additional requirements for your in-house guests during their stay, such as a welcome dinner, gourmet lunch hampers for a day’s excursion or perhaps a half day sailing honeymoon along the stunning Algarve Coastline.

Quinta Bonita - Boutique Hotel, The Algarve, Portugal - Destination Wedding Venue

Quinta Bonita – Boutique Hotel, The Algarve, Portugal – Destination Wedding Venue

Website: http://www.boutiquehotelalgarve.com/en/

Social media:

Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/pages/Quinta-Bonita-Luxury-Boutique-Hotel/288267103214?fref=ts

Twitter – https://twitter.com/QBhotel

Quinta Bonita - Boutique Hotel, The Algarve, Portugal - Destination Wedding Venue

Quinta Bonita – Boutique Hotel, The Algarve, Portugal – Destination Wedding Venue