14th June 2018
6 incredible chapels across Europe for a destination wedding
We may have an abundance of churches and chapels on these islands, but what if you want to venture further afield? Step this way.
1. Chiesa San Martino a Maiano in Fiesole, just outside of Florence, Italy
A wedding in Florence is the stuff of dreams, and this little chapel, in the middle of a small town just outside the region, is everything you would imagine it could be: rustic, intimate and full of stories.
2. St Peter’s Church, Vienna, Austria
An impressive exterior wraps an equally stunning interior at St Peter’s Church in Vienna. Say your vows in front of the Baroque altar and welcome your guests within the domed interior for a truly memorable ceremony.
3. San Pietro Caveoso, Matera, Italy
Matera, located in the south of Italy, is one of the oldest continuously inhabited towns in the world and this church, nestled in the very heart of the community, is perched on the clifftops. Building on the site started in 1218, and though it was subsequently rebuilt in 1706, it still wears the vestiges of the past proudly.
4. Stanbrook Abbey, Worcestershire, England
The Benedictine nuns made this their home many many years ago, and today, the church welcomes laymen and women into its vaulted corridors. The Grade-II listed property also includes a hotel, where you and your guests can kick back and enjoy a good ol’ knees up following the ceremony.
5. Fira Catholic Church, Santorini, Greece
The pristine blue waters and pure white landscape of Santorini has honeymooners going back again and again but what if you want to make it the location for your destination wedding? There are lots of churches which welcome couples but the one in Fira is truly breath-taking.
6. Chapel on the island, Lake Bled, Slovenia
Talk about fairytale! The landscape in Slovenia has long been noted for its old-world charm, but it’s this little chapel on Lake Bled which has had many couples choosing the country for their ceremonies and celebrations.