Villa Weddings Abroad Packages
Villa Weddings Abroad Packages
In recent years we’ve noticed an increase in couples searching for more privacy for their destination wedding. Still with a desire for amazing views in a unique setting, but also a blank canvas, somewhere they can express their personalities in a wedding that truly reflects them.
With considerations for guests, couples don’t want anything too remote and easily accessible. A venue that makes the most of the outdoors and the glorious weather, but nowhere too touristy. Somewhere guests can experience the delicious traditional cuisine and maybe also inclusive of some local customs but essentially with the comfortable mod cons we’ve come to expect in a hotel wedding.
In these instances our recommendation is always a Villa wedding and our villa wedding abroad packages will hopefully make it easier than ever to plan your special day.
Create something unique
Villa weddings allow you to create a day completely unique to you both, one that guests will recognise and delight in, knowing that love and attention has gone into the detail. NOT forgetting the obvious convenience of staying onsite and avoiding any possible logistic issues on the day and not forgetting that you wont have to walk to far ‘ or wobble’ back at the end of the evening.
Other reasons for a villa wedding abroad are;
For some couples the idea of spending time with family and friends around the wedding day is one of the biggest reasons for a wedding abroad and most villas can accommodation at least 2 families with some of our villas allowing up to 20 people to be onsite.
It doesn’t mean you have to share all of your honeymoon with family, some just hire the villa for a few days before jetting off somewhere more private and intimate after the wedding day.
Want something more intimate?
Our villa wedding portfolio includes villas that that only sleep two, so you can bring guests in for the day but still enjoy privacy up to and after the wedding.
Each villa wedding setting is unique, some with sea views, others nestled in the countryside and some with amazing panoramas to enjoy the incredible views. Just imagine the sunsets whilst enjoying your wedding dinner.
A place to revisit and relive;
Another bonus is having somewhere to revisit in years to come to relive the day over and over again.
Pro’s and Con’s
Villa weddings may seem idyllic but they don’t suit everyone, here we’ve laid out the pro’s and con’s for those considering this idea to help you figure out if a villa wedding is for you……..or not.
Villa weddings have more logistical challenges (for suppliers) than a regular venue, as nothing is onsite. For example caterers have to bring cooking equipment to make and serve dinner, the bar team needs to bring facilities to service, chill and clear drinks/wash glasses, and depending on the location of the venue it may need special lighting, sound equipment or even a dance floor in some instances. Access can sometimes add costs on too. Suppliers may charge more if the venue is far away or difficult to access meaning more trips/visits in smaller vans/cars.
These are the reasons villa weddings are generally more expensive than hiring a ‘ready made’ venue or taverna/restaurant.
You then need to budget for the cost of the stay in the villa which could be more than a regular hotel stay, not only because Villas tend to be bigger but often more luxurious. Of course this depends if you’re willing to pay for the whole villa and guests staying there, or if you’re going to ask them to ‘chip in’ and pay for their stay (which can often be more cost effective than a hotel) .
Not all villas are suitable for weddings, this could be due to size, shape or space of the grounds and finally toilets/changing facilities. Villa owners are unlikely to allow 80 plus people access their villa to use the kitchen/toilets etc throughout the event so typically the venue will need to have outdoor toilets/change facilities. You also need to consider cleaning staff for the facilities which would be needed throughout the event.
Hire fees will generally include special insurances incase there are any damages at the event. Even so the villa owner may ask for an extra deposit to cover any extra damages which you‘ll get back after the event (as long as all goes to plan).
In most cases pool access will not be allowed at the wedding. This is pretty standard for hygiene reasons and most of all safety. Especially in the case of young children. However we think this offers a special opportunity for decoration such as floating candles or petals.
Pre and post wedding parties
Some couples like the idea of a villa wedding as it means they can have pre and post wedding get togethers, however this should never be taken for granted. Any events will only be allowed with the permission of the villa owner and may include a separate hire fee or insurance for the reasons given above. However small events/BBQ’s with the villa occupants would be no problem at all and can be a great way to extend the celebrations.
Our pre selected villas
We’re constantly looking for new unique villas to add to our portfolio. This only happens once we’ve visited and checked the venue and it meets our strict criteria for suitability so you can be sure if you book a villa wedding abroad with us we’ve already taken care of any necessary considerations. All you need to do is tell us what you want and we’ll work together to make your dream wedding a reality.
In summary, our Villa Weddings Abroad packages are for those that want a unique location for their wedding abroad, one that allows you to create something that bit ‘different’ and also gives you the option of spending precious time with close family and friends outside the wedding day.
Together with our 20 years of planning experience we’ll make sure you have the best wedding day possible, with memories left to treasure for life.
We look forward to hearing your ideas.
A sample LUXURY package for our Olive Villa in Zakynthos below with 4 nights accommodation for 20 people.
T H E N E C E S S A R I E S
UK based wedding planner to arrange all the details of your wedding before you arrive in Zakynthos for your wedding.
Help with all wedding paperwork to ensure your wedding is legal.
Unlimited emails, SKYPE and phone calls.
Wedding information pack to help with your wedding planning
Private wedding coordinator to stay to coordinate evening events
Private wedding planner to drive you from office to the Town Hall for scheduled appointment (to sign/receive Greek marriage certificate)
Pre-wedding preparation/consultation at office
After-wedding consultation at office
Registrar, Ceremony & Town Hall fees
Translation of 5 papers including final marriage certificate
Wedding coordinators fee
C E R E M O N Y & R E C E P T I O N S E T U P / D E C O R A T I O N
Wedding venue fee
Arch of your choice covered in seasonal flowers.
Two large amphorae on pedestals placed on either side of the aisle
Small bouquets of fresh flowers placed on aisle chairs x 8
Tiffany Chairs for your ceremony and reception
Small portable microphone service for ceremony and speeches
Decorated area/table for guest book
Elegant decoration of reception with floor lanterns, fairy lights around trees
Large floral centerpiece of your choice including candles on reception tables x 5
F L O W E R S
Large bouquet for the bride with seasonal flowers in your choice of colour.
Double luxury buttonhole for the groom (matching the brides bouquet)
P H O T O G R A P H S
Photography services for 8 hours (15:00-23:00)
Link of photographs taken on the day in high resolution
V I D E O G R A P H Y
Videographer services for 8 hours (15:00-23:00)
Edited to 1 hr
Drone footage with different aspects of the day
B E A U T Y T R E A T M E N T S
Bride’s hair and makeup mobile at villa
Hair and makeup trial
C A K E & D E S S E R T
Two tier naked cake with fresh flowers
Decorated dessert table with a variety of sweets
W E L C O M E R E C E P T I O N
Local Champagne – one glass per person as a welcome drink
Canapés one type of your choice
R E C E P T I O N W E L C O M E
Welcome drink of local Champagne (one glass per adult)
Canapés one type of your choice during champagne reception (per adult)
W E D D I N G D I N N E R
One glass per person of champagne for the speeches
Gala buffet consisting of 3 starters, 3 salads, 3 main meals, 3 garnishes.
Set up includes round tables, one long top table, white tablecloths, cutlery, waiter service.
E N T E R T A I N M E N T
Cello entertainment for 2 hours after ceremony – to entertain you during the drinks/ canapés
Professional Greek dancers x 4 persons for 1 hour
DJ with lights for 4 hours
Sparkler floor fountains x 4
A C C O M M O D A T I O N
4 nights stay in the villa for up 20 people
Villa 1 – sleeps 6 over 2 double bedrooms + sofa beds
Villa 2 – sleeps 14 over – 4 bedrooms plus sofa beds
Between 1st May – 31st of May.
P R I C E F O R 3 0 P E O P L E | 16,489euros /£1,4722*
*sterling rate based on exchange rate of 1.12euros to £1. (xe.com)
And that’s it!
We hope you’ve found this article helpful in explaining more about Villa Weddings Abroad Packages. If you’ve got any further questions our team are always on hand to help and advise, just give us a call on 01244 316772 or email us on firstname.lastname@example.org.
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