When brides contemplate the tempting idea of eloping to Europe in an effort escape the stress of wedding planning, they may picture tying the knot in a little white chapel along a cobblestone street. Wonderful thought, right? But if you are wanting to really experience all the wedding splendors that Europe can offer, why choose the first chapel that you spot in a crowded city? After perusing this list of unique marriage locations in Europe, you will want to visit all these diverse locations, wedding or not! So go ahead and take a look. We dare you to feed that wanderlust and get planning your destination wedding in Europe! 

1. England, Cliffs of Dover – The Pine Calyx

Have you ever watched Pride and Prejudice and dreamed of rendezvousing with your own Mr. Darcy on those wild cliffs? Us too. The Pine Calyx is the perfect venue for a small, intimate ceremony full of english character!

2. Spain, Barcelona – Casa Batilo

Crafted in the early 1900’s, the Batilos’ home showcases the best of Spanish art and history. Architect Gaudi’s design offers a touch of modernism to the traditional bones of Barcelona’s neighborhood. Something old, something new… we think yes!

3. Greece, Crete – Minos Beach Art Hotel

We’ll skip something borrowed and go straight into something blue with this venue. Located right on the coastline, the crystal blue waters provide a picture perfect setting for your dream beach wedding at this magnificent hotel!

4. Switzerland, Gstaad – The Alpina Gstaad

“The hills are alive” with the sound of wedding bells. Nestled in the Swiss Alps, this resort highlights the natural majesty of its surrounding landscape, as well as the Swiss township culture. Perfect for both winter and summer weddings.

5. Ireland, Bray – Killruddery

Even though this name sounds like a kill joy, the place itself will bring you nothing but joy on your big day. This castle is fit for a king and queen. Not only will you feel like royalty, but so will your guests. 

6. France, Cannes – Palais Roi Albert

This villa is fit for large parties- think Great Gatsby meets the Scarlet Pimpernel. It’s classic French architecture brings a romantic and intimate setting for you and that special someone. You will have a five star wedding at a five star location.

7. Czech Republic, Prague – House of Lobkowicz

Dine on the veranda of this breathtaking palace overlooking one of the oldest cities in Europe. Adorned with original frescoes, each room provides escape for the wandering guest.

8. Norway, Sognefjord – Kviknes Hotel

You’ll think you’ve died and gone to heaven when you show up at this venue. Surrounded by crystal lakes and towering pines, this small mountain town offers the perfect setting for the exclusive event of your dreams, complete with quaint wooden chapel.

9. Croatia, Zagorje – Veliko Trgovisce

The shores of Croatia are one of Europe’s hidden gems. Perfect for a quiet nuptial, this chapel nestled underneath the town castle takes you from the whirlwind of wedding planning and transports you to a peaceful calm that will relieve any wedding jitters.

10. Italy, Amalfi Coast – Lloyd’s Baia Hotel

Love the colorful atmosphere of the Amalfi coastline? This hotel delivers the perfect combination of breathtaking vistas and a vibrant party scene. Bathed under the bright sunshine on the beach or the white canopy under the stars, this venue delivers an experience that will be remembered for years to come. 

Now that you’ve read about all these incredible possibilities, enjoy doing your own wedding research.  And yes, watching Letters to Julietand Leap Yearfor the twelfth time does count as research. 

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