Top 5 European Destination Wedding Venues

This is so indulgent, but hey - It can’t hurt to look. I’ve lusted after stunning landscapes, tropical weather and venues oozing with that something special. Here’s a collection of my faves!

This Must Be The Place, Barcelona

Let’s start with a bang! This beautiful venue is just an hour outside of Barcelona and Girona, and was set up by a couple who left London to pursue their dream. This Spanish farmhouse, or ‘finca’ has stood proud since the 14th Century and now plays host to weddings, yoga retreats and parties.

All images courtesy of the venue.


Chateau of Arcangues, French Basque Country

Located close to the Atlantic coast and the Spanish border, this French stately home was the first house of the Lord of Arcangues and Curutcheta in 1150, who gave his name to the village. To this day, the d'Arcangues family has been living on the same location.

Photography by Matthias Toth


Frafjord, Norway

Having visited Norway as part of my honeymoon, it’s not concrete that it’s one of my favourite destinations to visit. The Fjords are absolutely breathtaking; there’s a magic about the air and the atmosphere that’s truly electric.

These images of Henriette & George’s wedding shot by Simon Buck give you a flavour of place so wonderfully.


Theros Wave Bar, Santorini

If you’re looking for something a little warmer, let’s try Santorini. This hidden jewel of the southern beaches has a secluded location, so it’s great for partying into the early hours!

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Tenuta Casteani, Tuscany

Guys, I’ve saved the best for last because when I stumbled upon this place, I honestly shouted. It’s so stunning - Set amongst the hills of the Italian countryside, with views to die for (and that’s before we even mention the wine!)

Images courtesy of the venue.


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Offbeat catering ideas

If you’re having a less traditional wedding which doesn’t include a long formal sit-down meal, you still want to be able to provide some delicious, interesting alternatives to feeding and entertaining your guests. I’ve tried, tested and scoured to find these catering ideas that will not only fill your guests up, but really wow them too!

Grazing tables

A grazing table is a stunning spread of delicious food that is set up for the whole event, meaning your guests can pick and choose what they want and continue to eat throughout the day. This is a great option if you have some drinkers at your reception, too, as it’ll keep them chomping and balancing out the booze!

Companies like Berry + Brie and Grape & Fig specialise in bringing you nourishing, stunning cuisine and keeping it looking and tasting fresh. And just think of the photos!

Street food trucks

Coco Dining rustles up the best of street food under one (super cute van) roof. Think Bahn Mi, burgers, fish and chips and burritos. They’d be great for a vintage flair, casual wedding.

If you’re looking for something homey and delicious, you could try The Cheese Truck. Serving up tasty toasties from your basic cheddar through to a goats’ cheese, honey, walnut and rosemary butter concoction that’s frankly making me want an early lunch right now.


This may be too unusual for some, but it can make for a beautifully intimate wedding idea that really brings people together. You may be uncomfortable with guests paying for their food, or it might be a great way of keeping to a budget. I think the community-feel around breaking bread together, especially when it’s been made by the people there at the table, is really special.

Drinks and cocktails

Nelson + Pops have a beautiful prosecco van and you can even personalise it to have your names and wedding theme. Ideal!

What’s a summer celebration without a Pimms? And you can get your very own Pimms Pop Up Bar - either in a traditional format, by tricyle or phone box! - from Quirky Group. I love this bold aesthetic!

Sweet treats

I’m not sure what it says about me that this section is longer than the others, but there are a few shout-outs to YUMMY companies that I just have to make!

Humble Crumble make hearty, sumptuous fillings with delish crunchy, crumbly toppings that are just too good to miss. They could be the dessert at your reception, or a great nibble for later on.

Another too-good-to-miss treat is the mini pavlovas by Meringue Girls. They’re scrummy, can be made into colours and flavours to fit your wedding and are so photogenic!

If you’re having a bonfire as part of your wedding, it’d be a cute ideas to give out S’mores as favours. Later on, when cosying up by the fire, guests can crack out the marshmallows and melt themselves a dream of a snack. The Knot have put together a helpful DIY guide.

Have you ever had a baklava ice cream sandwich? You can stuff yourself silly with them if you book Darlish, the Persian ice cream cart!

Whatever you choose, I’d really recommend a tasting session first. This not only allows you to make sure you’re making the right decision, but you get to treat yourself to some lovely food, so it really is a win-win. Happy snacking!