Destination Wedding at Val d’El Rei Suite & Villas Hotel in charming Carvoeiro, Algarve

Located close to the picturesque Portuguese village of Carvoeiro, Val d´El Rei Suite & Villas Hotel is surrounded by flourishing vineyards and endless stretches of the Algarve coastline. This is a unique place with a tranquil atmosphere, supreme comfort and authentic hospitality, providing an excellent venue for an overseas destination wedding in Portugal.

Val d'EL Rei, Algarve Destination Wedding Venue, Portugal

Val d’EL Rei, Algarve Destination Wedding Venue, Portugal

Val d’El Rei has two locations for wedding parties – the pretty pool terrace for up to 100 guests and  the charming indoor restaurant for up to 50 guests.

The venue offers a glorious array of menus to suit many tastes and budgets – contact clare@wanderlust-weddings.com for more details.

Val d'EL Rei, Algarve Destination Wedding Venue, Portugal

Val d’EL Rei, Algarve Destination Wedding Venue, Portugal

There are several local churches where the ceremony itself can take place. Couples can also opt to get married on the lushes grounds of Val d’El Rei or at one of the nearby beaches.

Guests can choose between the hotel or village-based accommodation at Val d’EL Rei which consists of a selection of twin rooms, suites and townhouses. Guests can also take advantage of the two outdoor swimming pools plus a day spa with sauna, jacuzzi and Turkish bath.

Val d'EL Rei, Algarve Destination Wedding Venue, Portugal

Val d’EL Rei, Algarve Destination Wedding Venue, Portugal

The more energetic guests may also like to use the gym and tennis court, rent bicycles from the venue or take a walk through the gardens around the lake. There are seven golf courses within 20 kms too and a shuttle bus operates three times per day to Carvoeiro and Marinha beach all year round!

Val d'EL Rei, Algarve Destination Wedding Venue, Portugal

Val d’EL Rei, Algarve Destination Wedding Venue, Portugal

Children are well catered for at this vivacious venue, with a children’s pool and playground and a free kids club in July and August.

All in all, Wanderlust Weddings thinks Val d’EL Rei is an ideal destination wedding venue for couples hoping to have their fairytale wedding in a unique and relaxed location with friends and family staying on site together.

Val d'EL Rei, Algarve Destination Wedding Venue, Portugal

Val d’EL Rei, Algarve Destination Wedding Venue, Portugal

In partnership with Val d’EL Rei, Wanderlust Weddings can offer an exclusive discount to couples getting married there, including a complimentary night for the wedding couple. Contact clare@wanderlust-weddings.com for more details.

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Val d'EL Rei, Algarve Destination Wedding Venue, Portugal

Val d’EL Rei, Algarve Destination Wedding Venue, Portugal

Val d'EL Rei, Algarve Destination Wedding Venue, Portugal

Val d’EL Rei, Algarve Destination Wedding Venue, Portugal

Val d'EL Rei, Algarve Destination Wedding Venue, Portugal

Val d’EL Rei, Algarve Destination Wedding Venue, Portugal

A quick look at another amazing Algarve wedding venue…..

Non-stop rain and flood warnings galore? Add a little sunshine to your day and look out for our next featured venue – a beautiful hotel located in a tranquil area of Portugal’s Algarve – perfect for a destination wedding in the sun…..

Algarve Destination Wedding Venue, Portugal

Algarve Destination Wedding Venue, Portugal

Casa do Largo – A dazzling destination wedding venue in the heart of Vilamoura Old Town

Located in the heart of Vilamoura’s Old Town in the Algarve, Casa do Largo (House on the Square) is a stylish venue in a picture postcard setting of tropical flowers and beautiful buildings – the perfect place to host a Portugal destination wedding.

Casa do Largo, Destination Wedding Algarve, Portugal - Blush Photography Algarve

Casa do Largo, Destination Wedding Algarve, Portugal – Blush Photography Algarve

Family run for 18 years by David and Heather Turner, hosting a wedding at Casa do Largo enables couples to relax in the knowledge that all is taken care of.  With over 25 years of experience in catering and wedding planning, Heather provides a complimentary  in-house wedding planning service to couples getting married at this stunning venue. This includes helping couples to decide on  colours schemes, the wedding cake, photographer, celebrant and florist.

Casa do Largo, Vilamoura Old Town, Portugal Destination Wedding Venue - Blush Photography Algarve

Casa do Largo, Vilamoura Old Town, Portugal Destination Wedding Venue – Blush Photography Algarve

Casa do Largo weddings can take place in the beautiful pergola, making use of the surrounding terraces, gardens and the wine and tapas bar.  Along with the use of the venue’s open topped horse drawn carriage, all of the facilities are provided free of charge.

Casa do Largo, Vilamoura Old Town, Portugal Destination Wedding Venue - Peter Kain

Casa do Largo, Vilamoura Old Town, Portugal Destination Wedding Venue – Peter Kain

The ceremony itself is held in the perfect pergola with its sparkling fountain that can host both small and large parties. Surrounded by a canopy of bougainvillea, the bride and groom say their vows beneath a floral archway. Couples also have the option to have the ceremony at nearby St Luke’s Church or at one of the picturesque beaches, returning to Casa do Largo for the wedding reception.

Casa do Largo, Destination Wedding Algarve, Portugal - Peter Kain

Casa do Largo, Destination Wedding Algarve, Portugal – Peter Kain

Recipient of the Portuguese Award for Tourism, the culinary standard at Casa do Largo is high. This vibrant venue provides a welcome variety of catering to suit all budgets – from a full silver service wedding breakfast, English style cold meat buffet or a delicious gourmet BBQ to a Mediterranean twist to your meal. Contact clare@wanderlust-weddings.com for more information on menus and pricing.

Adjoined El Gecko Tapas Bar is perfect for the evening function, and can be exclusive to the wedding party with live music or DJ.

Casa do Largo, Vilamoura Old Town, Portugal Destination Wedding Venue - Blush Photography Algarve

Casa do Largo, Vilamoura Old Town, Portugal Destination Wedding Venue – Blush Photography Algarve

Casa do Largo is completely flexible in their approach to hosting weddings and can cater for intimate groups to very large parties.

Wanderlust Weddings think Casa do Largo offers a beautiful setting for a destination wedding ceremony, reception and after-party, a unique and tasteful venue at a reasonable price, a hint of fun and fairytale with its horse-drawn carriage and the bonus of having an experienced in-house wedding planner to help couples every step of the way.

Casa do Largo, Vilamoura Old Town, Portugal Destination Wedding Venue - Blush Photography Algarve

Casa do Largo, Vilamoura Old Town, Portugal Destination Wedding Venue – Blush Photography Algarve

Wanderlust Weddings has a special partnership with Casa do Largo and can offer a discount to bridal couples – please email clare@wanderlust-weddings.com for more details.

Casa do Largo, Vilamoura Old Town, Portugal Destination Wedding Venue - Blush Photography Algarve

Casa do Largo, Vilamoura Old Town, Portugal Destination Wedding Venue – Blush Photography Algarve

Casa do Largo, Destination Wedding Algarve, Portugal - two-d photography

Casa do Largo, Destination Wedding Algarve, Portugal – two-d photography

Casa do Largo, Destination Wedding Algarve, Portugal - two-d photography

Casa do Largo, Destination Wedding Algarve, Portugal – two-d photography

REMEMBER – WANDERLUST WEDDINGS CAN OFFER A DISCOUNT TO COUPLES BOOKING THEIR WEDDING AT THIS VENUE – PLEASE GET IN TOUCH WITH clare@wanderlust-weddings.com FOR FURTHER DETAILS!

Add a stylish edge to your destination wedding with…..

A gold glittery table cloth……

Gold Glitter Table Cloth_Destination Wedding_Thanks to Style Me Pretty

Gold Glitter Table Cloth_Destination Wedding_Thanks to Style Me Pretty

Easily transportable and will make a big impact 🙂

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……

Vilamoura Deatination Wedding Venue - The Algarve, Portugal - Blush Photography Algarve

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

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.

Quinta Bonita - Boutique Hotel, Algarve, Portugal - Desintation Wedding Venue

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

10 reasons to get married in the Algarve….

Wanderlust Weddings loves the Algarve. Here are just a few reasons why:

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1. Wonderful climate, even in winter

2. An abundance of beautiful venues

3. A short flight from anywhere in Europe

4. Possible to get married legally there

5. Lots of English speaking wedding suppliers

6. Beach.beach.beach

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7. Scrumptious Portuguese food

8. Reasonable prices

9. Guests can continue their vacations after the wedding

10. Some amazing (and reasonably priced) wedding planners available

Look out for some of our favourite venues and suppliers over the coming weeks…..

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