18 best luxury wedding venues in Portugal

Nov 03, 2023 | Planning
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While Italy and France are the jewels in the destination wedding crown of Europe, the neighbouring countries of Portugal, Spain and Greece should not be overlooked. Portugal in particular, is rising up the list of top locations for a destination wedding in Europe, thanks to its stunning architecture, jaw-dropping scenery, warm weather and incredible gastronomy.

Most international flights land in Lisbon, which is situated conveniently close to Sintra and within easy reach of Porto in the north and Lagos in the south. Whether you're looking to get married in a historical palace, tranquil vineyard or modern beach resort, we're sharing 18 of the best luxury wedding venues in Portugal to help you choose your dream destination.

Wedding venues in Sintra

Palacio de Queluz, Sintra

About: The wedding venue of choice for lovers of cultural heritage, the imposing Palacio de Queluz (National Palace of Queluz) reflects the evolution of architectural design since its origins in 1654, moving from the Baroque to the Rococo and onto Neoclassicism. The palace was home to the Portuguese royal family and is the ultimate European destination for opulent weddings in grand surroundings.

Location: Largo Palácio de Queluz, 2745-191 Queluz

Capacity: 300

Price range: $$$

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Quinta da Bella Vista

Quinta da Bella Vista, Sintra

About: Set on Rua Barbosa du Bocage, the magical old road that links most of the palaces, your guests will pass in front of some of the most noteworthy sites of Sintra to reach the majestic Quinta da Bella Vista. The south west orientation bathes the estate in warm golden light and transports you a luxury wedding experience in incredible surroundings, with homegrown farm-to-table cuisine.

The estate features 16 high-end suites that can accommodate up to 36 guests overnight, with heated floors, fireplaces, Sonos sound system throughout, high speed wifi, and CCTV. You'll also find two swimming pools with sun lounging areas and ocean sunset views, plus cozy fire pits and Adirondack chairs.

Location: 60 Rua Barbosa du Bocage, 2710-517 Sintra

Capacity: 100

Price range: POA

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Quinta Da Penalva, Sintra

About: Just 30 minutes from Lisbon but a world away from every day life, Quinta Da Penalva offers the ultimate slow luxury travel experience. The peaceful location allows visitors to be close to the city and the sea while surrounded by forests, mountains, woods and palaces that make the region one of the most discreet destinations in Europe. With lush gardens, panoramic views and charming nooks and crannies, the four-hectare estate offers countless options for you to create the day of your dreams.

Location: Calçada Penalva 24, 2710-494 Sintra

Capacity: 70

Price range: POA

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Tivoli Palacio de Seteais, Sintra

About: Much more than a luxury hotel, Tivoli Palacio de Seteais is a romantic palace with period architecture that will take you back to the elegant days of the XVIII century. Located on the mountainside of Sintra, you and your guests will enjoy the magnificent surroundings of lush gardens and spectacular views of the Moorish Castle and Pena Palace.

Location: R. Barbosa du Bocage 8, 2710-517 Sintra

Capacity: 120

Price range: $$$

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Penha Longa Resort, Sintra

About: As one of the most luxurious resorts in Portugal, Penha Longa Resort has everything you could wish for in a high-end wedding experience. Conveniently located in Sintra, you'll find lush gardens and mountain lakes, a world champion class 27-hole golf course, a luxurious spa and a wellness centre. Not to mention that you can find not one, not two, but three Michelin-star restaurants where you can enjoy the best gastronomy that Portugal has to offer.

Inside Penha Longa Resort you will find a monastery that dates back to the XIV century to host a religious , or choose from one of the picturesque gardens for an outdoor symbolic ceremony. There are further gardens and rooms available for your cocktail hour, dinner reception and dance floor.

Location: Estrada da Lagoa Azul Linhó, 2714-511 Lisboa

Capacity: 600

Price range: POA

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Wedding venues in Lisbon

Fronteira Palace, Lisbon

About: Rich in history and breathtaking architecture, Fronteira Palace is a stunning wedding venue set in a serene location, with magnificent gardens and gorgeous interiors. Much care has gone into the preserving the historical character of the 16th Century palace, which makes it extra special for experiencing an authentic taste of Portugal. Couples can choose to celebrate in several different locations with beautiful backdrops, including traditional Portugese tiles, both inside the palace and out on the terrace.

Location: Largo São Domingos de Benfica 01, 1500-554

Capacity: 100

Price range: POA

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Palacio do Correio Mor, Lisbon

About: Just 15 minutes from the center of Lisbon, Palacio do Correio Mor combines rural surroundings and romantic gardens in a spectacular Baroque-style property for events of all sizes. Inside you'll find spacious rooms elegantly decorated in stucco, tiles and paintings, while the outer space is a protected Mediterranean forest with waterfalls and French-style boxwood gardens.

Location: Palácio do Correio-Mor, 2670-000 Loures

Capacity: 800

Price range: POA

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Quinta dos Espadeiros, Almada

About: Just across the Tagus River from Lisbon, Quinta dos Espadeiros is a stunning manor farm of vineyards, olive and fruit trees, and pine forests. The quinta provides a luxurious wedding retreat with access to the manor house and architectural gardens, a swimming pool, and lake, surrounded by the city scapes of Almada. Part of the estate still functions as a farm, which proudly promotes biodiversity.

Location: Quinta dos Espadeiros, 2810-434 Almada

Capacity: 400

Price range: POA

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Casa Sacoto

Casa Sacoto, Lisbon

About: With a stunning 19th-century manor house, lush gardens, and surrounding vineyards, Casa Sacoto provides an idyllic setting for an unforgettable destination wedding. The venue is totally private, making it perfect for an elopement or luxury wedding weekend in the heart of the Portuguese wine region, just 35 minutes from the vibrant city of Lisbon. Lovers of interior design will appreciate the blend of Mediterranean charm and contemporary aesthetic, which embraces organic elements for a warm and welcoming feel.

Location: E.N. 374 Km 5.9 2565-116 Carmões

Capacity: 90

Price range: POA

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Wedding venues in the Douro Valley

Quinta do Vallado

About: Built in 1716, Quinta do Vallado is one of the oldest and most famous wine estates in the Douro Valley. It is located on the banks of the Corgo River, a tributary of the Douro River, close to the town of Peso da Régua. Quinta do Vallado is now an outstanding hotel that fuses contemporary style with traditional details. A tranquil pool merges perfectly with the environment and seems to have risen naturally among vines and olive groves. The interiors follow a sleek minimalist style, decorated with modern furniture in soft colours.

Location: 5050-364 Vilarinho dos Freires

Price range: POA

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Quinta De Ventozelo, Douro

About: Quinta De Ventozelo is a 500-year-old wine estate, which has been transformed into a luxury hotel while maintaining its original Portugese heritage. Known for its quiet tranquility and natural beauty, you'll enjoy a slow wedding experience with breathtaking views of the winding River Douro, vineyards, and olive groves. The property features a restaurant, seasonal outdoor swimming pool, a bar, garden and terrace, on 400 hectares of land.

Location: Quinta de Ventozelo, Ervedosa do Douro, 5130-135 S. João da Pesqueira

Price range: POA

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Six Senses, Lamego

About: Six Senses is set in a 19th-century manor that sits high on a hill overlooking vine-covered terraces with the Douro river gently flowing at its feet. It has been beautifully restored, with contemporary interiors reflecting both the region's rich heritage and signature Six Senses design values. Spacious and comfortable rooms, suites and villas set within flourishing kitchen gardens and vineyards, seasonal food and exquisite wines from the valley, and a stunning spa provide the ultimate relaxing wedding experience.

The hotel itself can accommodate up to 60 guests in gorgeous bedrooms with panoramic view and private balconies. Six Senses Douro Valley is a special place that will give a modern and stylish feel to your wedding, while being loyal to Portuguese traditions.

Location: Quinta de Vale Abraão, Samodães, 5100-758 Lamego

Capacity: 95

Price range: POA

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Wedding venues in Alentejo

Herdade do Sobroso, Alentejo

About: Just two hours drive from Lisbon you find yourself at the beautiful Herdade do Sobroso. Hidden away, surrounded by olive trees and vineyards, it is the perfect place to embrace Portuguese tranquility and slow-living. Expect a charming country house with rustic décor, on-site winery, gourmet restaurant, and an outdoor salt-water pool featuring panoramic views of the surrounding hills and vineyards.

Location: Herdade Do Sobroso, 7960-909 Pedrogão

Capacity: 50

Price range: POA

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Craveiral Farmhouse

Craveiral Farmhouse, Alentejo

About: Nestled between the rugged Portuguese countryside and the shimmering ocean, Craveiral Farmhouse is the ultimate destination wedding retreat. Spread out on the 9-hectare grounds, Craveiral can accommodate up to 126 guests across 38 houses, which are laid out like a village and connected via a wooden walkway through a meadow of wild flowers. The minimalist, rustic design; delicious farm-to-table cuisine; swimming pools and spa, all in a peaceful location, make Craveiral Farmhouse a faultless venue for your destination wedding in Portugal.

Location: Estrada Municipal 501, Km.4, 7630-658

Capacity: 130

Price range: POA

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Sublime Comporta, Grândola

About: Nestled on a stunning 17-hectare estate, surrounded by undulating umbrella pines and cork trees, wild sand dunes, stunning rice fields and over 60km of pristine, white-sand beaches is Sublime Comporta - a magical, unspoiled place. With several indoor and outdoor areas, this flexible space can be adapted to a variety of wedding events. It includes a covered indoor space with floor-to-ceiling windows, a heated terrace facing the ocean, and an adjacent bar with a dance area.

Location: EN 261-1, MUDA, CCI 3954, 7570-337 Grândola

Capacity: 350

Price range: POA

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L'and Vineyards, Alentejo

About: L'and Vineyards is a peaceful place for your destination wedding in Portugal, combining modern design with nature and tranquility. Located in a unique landscape, in the heart of Alentejo, it has a Michelin star restaurant earth, renovated spa, outdoor pool, and spectacular garden full of vineyards

Location: Herdade das Valadas, N4, 7050-031 Montemor-o-Novo

Capacity: 120 inside and 150 outside

Price range: POA

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Torre de Palma, Alentejo

About: At the heart of the upper wine land Alentejo in southern Portugal, Torre de Palma is an elegant wine hotel that fuses country chic décor with contemporary design. Couples can choose from several events spaces, including the Cortejo de Baco room, the olive grove, the vineyard, the lounge and the chapel to create a truly memorable and personal day. are just some of the magical places that can contribute to a memorable day.

The hotel offers 19 rooms and suites, indoor and outdoor swimming pools, a spa, restaurant and bar. You'll also find a screening room, horse riding arena, organic vegetable garden and orchard, a store with regional products and private parking.

Location: Herdade de Torre de Palma, 7450-250 Vaiamonte

Capacity: 80 inside and 150 outside

Price range: POA

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Terra Rosa Country House

Terra Rosa Country House

About: Terra Rosa is a stunning family estate located in the Quinta de Codeçosa and ideal for a long weekend wedding escape. Dating back to the year of 1758, the property sits on a sprawling 70 hectares, 50 of which are vineyards. The estate prides itself on slow living with the preservation of natural resources, the regulation of the ecosystem, the well-being of animals and the promotion of biodiversity.

The farm itself has several traditional houses, a chapel, a large granary and its threshing square, all accessed by an elegant cypress-lined entrance surrounded by vineyards. Terra Rosa is available for exclusive wedding hire for a minimum of three nights, with accommodation capacity for 14 adults and 7 children.

Location: R. de São Pedro de Calvelo nº195, 4990-580

Capacity: 50

Price range: POA

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