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Planning your wedding in Portugal

Step 1Find out if Portugal is
right for you

A Portugal wedding is ideal for those seeking

  • Somewhere close to the UK
  • Symbolic ceremonies
  • huge choice of places to stay

Sound appealing? Portugal could be the perfect choice for your wedding abroad

Step 2Pick your dream
wedding venue

When picking a venue,
it’s important to consider:

  • Location
  • Size
  • Local attractions (for your honeymoon)

Explore our favourite Portugal wedding venues below, or call our specialists.

Step 3Tailor make your
perfect wedding

We build bespoke packages,
tailored to your needs. Simply tell us what will make your day perfect and we’ll make it happen.

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To marry in Portugal there are no minimum residency requirements. You will require your full passport and birth certificate. Depending on your previous marital status other documents are required. All information is for guidance purposes and based on british passport holders, couples need to obtain and research there required documentation


1.If I go to the Portugal is my wedding legal?

Weddings in Portugal are mostly symbolic ceremonies so you will need to have the legal part performed here in the UK.There are some places that recognise weddings legally so speak to one of our specialists for advise.

2.I do not really know where to stay in Portugal?

Portugal has lots of resorts to choose from, so speak to one of our wedding specialists and they will help pick the perfect place for you.

3.Do the hotels sort the reception or do we need to find somewhere oursleves?

Some of the hotels will assist with your wedding reception others will advise of appropriate reception venues. 

4.Will someone be there to help me in resort?

The hotels all have someone that is responsible for helping all wedding couples, alternatively you can always give us a call.

5.Can you book my guests as well?

Yes of course let us know exactly who you need booking and we will get this arranged for you.

5 tips for getting married in Portugal

1. Pick the right wedding location

As Portugal is a newer wedding location have a good look of venues available.

2. Book early to avoid dissappointment

Give yourself plenty of time to plan and get everything you wished for

3. Let your guests know

Portugal is only a short flight away from the UK you may find that a lot of people you invite will attend.

4. Pick the right time of day

With weddings abroad you need to remember that certain times of day are extremely hot so make sure you pick a time when it should be more comfortable.

5. Pick the right attire

Again with the heat where possible try and wear comfortable and light clothing

Payment options

Various payment options are available to help you to budget effectively for your wedding abroad.

If you choose to pay a deposit, the amount will vary depending on the location and venue you choose. You can also pay in instalments and we will work with you to organise an appropriate payment plan.

Full payment must be made 13 weeks prior to your departure date.

We’re experts in Portugal weddings. Get in touch now to start planning your special day.

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Real weddings in Portugal

Kelly & Craig Olympic Lagoon Resort, June 2016

The Wedding Travel Company helped us to organise our wedding in Portugal with only months to spare. They made contact with the hotel, answered all my questions and queries and the day was perfect!

Sarah & Matthew November 2015

Laura & Paul Athena Beach, August 2015

A huge thank you to George for arranging our wedding in Portugal . I would strongly recommend this company as nothing was too much trouble and I was kept informed from start to finish. The main thing for me was that my wife was happy, which made everything perfect!

Hannah & Joe February 2016

Charlotte & David St Elias Hotel, April 2016

My new husband and I have just returned from Portugal and would like to thank everyone from The Wedding Travel Company for helping to organise the most magical day of our lives. From the beginning, everyone was helpful, professional, patient and really cared about our wedding.

Heather & Grant June 2016

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Make your Portugal wedding extra special

Here at The Wedding Travel Company we want your wedding abroad to be perfect in every way.
To do this, we build bespoke wedding packages, uniquely tailored to each couple, which means not
one of our weddings is the same.

We have a vast choice of extras that we can add to your wedding to make your day special, and
stress-free. Below are just some of the additional extras we offer.


Whether you’re looking for a buffet, three course meal, or both, we’ll organise your wedding food to suit your specified taste and budget.

Wedding cake

Chocolate or fruit cake? A three-tiered feast or delicate presentation? We have an array of delicious cakes for you to choose from.


Organising the final touches can be tough, which is why we’ll do it for you. Let us know your wedding theme and we’ll ensure the venue is decorated to match.

Hair and Beauty

From bridal hair and makeup, to couples’ spa treatments, we’ll ensure you’re relaxed and looking your best before the big day.


Bouquets, buttonholes and table decorations can all be included in our floral packages.


Our professional photographers will take stunning pictures of your special day. Photography packages can include various size albums,
as well as CDs and DVDs.


Arrive to your wedding in style with our luxurious – and quirky – transport options, including limousines and horse and carriages.


Scottish pipers, pianist, bands and DJs – you name it and we can provide it.


End your special night with a bang with our beautiful fireworks packages.

Weddings in Portugal

Portugal is a great choice for a romantic, warm, beachside wedding. We offer a selection of hotels boasting garden settings and sea views and catering to small and large groups.

Call us now and our specialists will find you the perfect setting for your wedding abroad.

Contact us now to start planning your dream wedding in Portugal

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