Cyprus is a very romantic place to get married because it is here that the Greek Goddess of Love, Aphrodite, was born. For this reason it is often called the Island of Love. With a very warm and sunny climate, English widely spoken and simple paperwork, Cyprus is the number one wedding destination for UK couples. Cyprus weddings can take place all over the island, most popular destinations are Paphos, Agia Napa / Protaras and Limassol.
Cyprus as your wedding destination
Cyprus is the 3rd largest island in the Mediterranean and enjoys a very warm and sunny climate. Even in December and January, Cyprus has 6 hours of sunshine!
Cyprus is a melting pot of cultures with influences from Greece and the UK of course but also from Turkey, Syria and the Lebanon. Its sandy beaches, quaint villages and friendly locals draw tourists back year after year. English is spoken by everyone.
There are many resorts to choose from with something for everyone: family friendly resorts and places to party the night away. There are also direct flights to both Larnaca and Paphos airports from all over the UK.
Cyprus is a great option for a winter wedding with many venues open year round and offering special discounts in the winter months
Getting Married in Cyprus couldn’t be simpler
A Selection of our Cyprus Wedding Ideas
Beach weddings – including a private beach
Historic weddings (Traditional Inn, Converted Monastery, Courtyard and Ottoman Baths)
Private hire wedding venues
Luxury hotel weddings
Anglican & Catholic Church weddings
Town Hall Weddings
Emma & Stuart, 27th October 2016, Paphos Catle and Sea View Taverna, Cyprus
“We booked with Ionian Weddings after researching other companies, and found Ionian Weddings were the only company to listen to our initial remit of requirements as we wanted a low key fuss free wedding. Ionian Wedding took our initial ideas and created a tailor made package that suited us and our budget. Also the very helpful friendly, personable, and approachable team helped in our choices. All the way through the process, yourself and the rest of the team have been there to help, assist and source to allow our ideas to come to life and create the day we imagined and more. Our initial enquiry of a low key, fuss free wedding avoiding hotels was answered by yourselves with offering various alternative buildings to hold the ceremony, with our love of history and old buildings it was only natural we should stumble on the old Paphos harbour castle, and our planning started from there. We cannot not thank the Ionian team enough for allowing our ideas and dreams unfold into such a wonderful wedding day, creating many happy memories for us and our guests. We wanted something fairly low key but stepping away from the big hotel weddings. From day 1 the team at Ionian were on hand via the phone and email with the prompt responses and answers to our questions , never leaving us fretting or concerned about anything. I’ve looked at other couples who have got married in the UK etc, and we’ve been left wondering what all the stress is about , as Ionian took all that away from us, leaving us to enjoy the run up to the wedding and allow us to enjoy some holiday time before the big day. thanks again to all of you who created our day. Don’t change what you do, it works ! ;-)”
Angela and Jason, 26th September 2016, Church and Harbour view taverna, Cyprus
“I’d always wanted to go to Cyprus and when I saw the church for the first time I just knew I wanted to get married there. I chose Ionian Weddings as I thought the package deals looked good and the testimonials showed how pleased others have been with the service. Everything was so well organised I rarely had to contact them with any queries. They made organising a wedding from home easy and stress free. The local co-ordinator was brilliant. I truly didn’t have to worry about a single thing on the day as everything was so organised by her that I could just enjoy. Thanks again so much”
Amy & Alan, Cyprus Courtyard Wedding Paphos & Seaview Taverna Reception, 22nd September 2016
““We had the most amazing day, the ceremony setting was stunning and the taverna provided such great food and service. We couldn’t have asked for a better wedding coordinator out there – she was so lovely and really made everything easy for us and kept us informed every step of the way. And of course, a huge thank you to you Jane! Everything was perfect and better than we could ever have imagined. Thank you for helping us to create a day full of memories that we’ll never forget 🙂 I’m so glad we found Ionian Weddings! Planning a wedding is supposed to be stressful, but you made it all so simple. You listened, understood and brought our ideas to life! Our wedding day was just perfect and so much more than we ever imagined it to be. Thank you for helping us to create a day that we’ll cherish forever.
Thanks again, Amy x”
Victoria and Shaun, Charming Monastery Wedding, Cyprus, 4th September 2016,
“Well what can we say other than that Mr Daley and I had the most incredible, breathtaking wedding in Cyprus! Everything went perfectly and nothing could have been improved! The monastery was everything we had dreamt of and more! From the moment we made contact with Ionian Weddings we felt assured that we had made the best choice, the transparency of the costings, the complete honesty and the wonderful integrity of our wedding planner made us completely at ease from the start. Any questions or queries however small were answered very quickly and we were never made to feel that we were being silly even if we felt we were!! A special mention to our wedding planner in Cyprus, she was absolutely amazing and couldn’t have done any more to make everything just as we wanted it! Her attitude was just spot on and made us feel like old friends rather than clients. I would highly recommend Ionian to all my friends and family, in fact I have to lots of up coming brides!! My only wish is that we could do it all again. We have beautiful memories and gorgeous photos in a one off location from a day to remember and we thank you so so much for all you did to make this possible. People say, ‘ don’t go through a company, book it all yourself’ I feel this is a load of rubbish. Everything was made incredibly simple for me, I could concentrate on choosing beautiful things to take to Cyprus and never got stressed once!! Shaun & Victoria”
Dina & Ben, Traditional Cyprus Inn Wedding near Paphos, Cyprus, 9th September 2016
“Jane, hi! As promised – writing you about our wedding. First of all – massive thanks to you and Ionian Weddings for your help in organising everything! It was absolutely fantastic 🙂 The venue itself is gorgeous – rustic in a very beautiful way and full of green, it exceeded our expectations and worked very well with the decorations we had brought. The food was also very very nice, and just the right amount! So overall we are completely happy with our wedding and the way it went, and if we are asked for advice by our unmarried friends we would definitely recommend your agency and this venue particularly :)”
Claire and Craig, 9th September 2016, Ottoman Bath, Cyprus
“We had a fantastic wedding, everything went amazing could not have asked for a better day. Ionian Weddings were amazing ! Our day went so well there was no stress or worry the planner in UK and Cyprus were great our day was so special and with the help of Ionian Weddings made it that much better”
Emma & Jake Monastery Wedding Cyprus, 3rd June 2016
“Myself, my new husband and all our guests really enjoyed the stunning location, and all in all we got the relaxed feel we wanted for our day. I wouldn’t do it any differently if I had to do it again .We can’t believe how quickly it all flew by. Thanks to Ionian Weddings and a special thanks to our local co-ordinator in Cyprus who was absolutely fantastic!.”