BEYOND THE BLUE DOMES… WHERE ELSE TO GET MARRIED IN THE ICONIC CYCLADES
We’ve all seen the iconic photo that lures our wanderlusting minds to Greece—whitewashed buildings with a royal blue dome, perched on a cliff with sunset views overlooking the Mediterranean Sea.
But what’s beyond that? Where else could you plan your destination wedding to have a more personalized affair that’s not already all over Instagram?
We discovered 6 new venues amongst Santorini and Mykonos to help you pick out your dream ‘I Do’ spot.
FOR THE ONE-STOP SHOP
A whitewashed chapel, endless infinity pools, spacious accommodations with a rooftop terrace, a mouthwatering 7-course private meal overlooking the town lights of Mykonos, can you even believe that this is all in one spot?
With this summer being its first full season open, Katikies Mykonos makes it easy for those who want to have a destination wedding on their grounds. You won’t ever have to leave, nor will you want to!
FOR THE ULTIMATE EXCLUSIVITY
With cliffside properties abound, it’s hard to find a spot where your neighbors can’t look down on you, and vice versa.
Insert EroSantorini, a boutique set of villas for your closest family and friends to enjoy in ultimate privacy. They even have an underground wine tasting cellar! Not to mention the largest infinity pool on Santorini, where below it lies a cave with a table for those guests who want to sip drinks in the shade.
FOR THE MOST BREATHTAKING VIEWS
Hours before sunset, you’ll see everyone rushing to the cliffs for views of the caldera. The towns are packed, restaurants are full, all to get a glimpse of this famous sight.
To get away from the tourists and have a ceremony with completely unobstructed, jaw-dropping views, go to Santorini Gem. This venue includes a gazebo, white ceremony structure and standard decor all within their venue cost. However, if you want to enhance the view by releasing white doves or another extraordinary testament, just ask!
FOR THE CELEBRITY-INSPIRED WEDDING
Known as the ‘celebrity meeting place’, Nammos Beach Club has hosted everyone from Leonardo Di Caprio to Ariana Grande, Alessandra Ambrosio to Gerard Butler. We’re happy to keep dropping names...or you can go and see this exclusive venue for yourself!
To party with the best of them, Nammos will clear their beach chairs entirely to create an open space of white sand for your dream wedding reception. Their tableside service is nothing short of spectacular—enjoy an ice-sculpture boat full of sushi prepared before your eyes, just for starters!
FOR THE OVERSEA CEREMONY
Imagine stepping foot on the same luxury superyacht as Grace Kelly, Elizabeth Taylor, Frank Sinatra and Winston Churchill...vintage glam to the max, right?!
For a black-tie affair, Boat.GR can transport you by private helicopter to one of their many yachts available for your wedding celebrations. Our favorite in particular is the Christina O.—dating back to 1943, she was recently refitted, even with a mosaic floor that rises at the push of a button to become a dance floor under the stars.
FOR THE BOHEMIAN BRIDE
One step inside Scorpios, and you’re transported to an entirely different world. Private cabanas are abound for bottle service at your leisure, so you can celebrate from day till night.
This chic Moroccan-inspired beach club is a boho bride’s fantasy. If you’ve ever dreamed of being barefoot for your reception, dancing around beach bonfires with a live band serenading you and your guests as the sun sets, this place is for you. Better yet, arrive straight from the sea to this remote slice of paradise by arranging your transfer with Boat.GR.