Greek Island – Kefalonia
Kefalonia is a large and beautiful island and offers a wide choice of locations for a memorable wedding. From beaches to wineries to traditional chapels with breathtaking views of the Ionian Sea, there are many beautiful locations to choose from. It is also possible to arrange Catholic or Orthodox weddings. We have many exclusive locations including the historic and unique chapel at Asos.
Wedding receptions can take place at a wide choice of tavernas all over Kefalonia. A popular option is to have private catering in your own villa or at the wedding venue.
It is also possible to arrange the reception in one of the many hotels on the island.
Ask us for our special packages for a beach, winery, underground lake or a Chapel wedding with private villa catering.
Romantic Kefalonia is the largest of the Ionian Islands (904 square km). It is famous for its dramatic mountain range (the third largest in Greece) and its unique breed of wild “Ainos” ponies, named after the highest point on the island.
It also boasts underwater caves such as those at Melissani and Drogarati, quaint fishing villages, beautiful beaches and hundreds of different species of wildflower. Your wedding in Kefalonia will be truly unforgettable.
Kefalonia is said to take its name from an ancient king, Kefalos, who ruled the area during the Paleolithic era. Like the other islands, it was invaded by a succession of Romans, Turks, Spanish and Venetians, French and English. During World War II, the island was occupied by the Italians, and in 1953 experienced a dramatic earthquake. Both of these events are covered in Louis de Berniere’s novel, Captain Corelli’s Mandolin. The eponymous Hollywood film of the story was shot entirely on the island. You can follow the steps of the sreen stars with your wedding in Kefalonia, by heading towards Antisami, where Pelagia’s village was completely built from scratch.
Kefalonia’s highlights are many and varied. There is the quaint fishing village of Fiskardo, which was untouched by the earthquake and is very popular with the yachting fraternity. Myrtos, a spectacular beach within a stunning circular cove is often voted the most beautiful beach in Greece – travellers have said they would cross the world just to swim there. Assos, a beautiful bay with traditional tavernas nestling in the shadow of an enormous pine-covered rock, boasts the ruins of a Venetian fortress.
Getting Married in Kefalonia couldn’t be simpler
A Selection of our Kefalonia Wedding Ideas
Other Ideas for your dream wedding in Kefalonia
Wedding in the historic village of Asos
Ceremony at a luxury hotel
Catholic wedding in Argostoli (capital of Kefalonia)
Orthodox wedding in churches across the island
Cory & Alessandro, Skala beach & restaurant, Kefalonia, June 24th 2016
Ionian Weddings were great from start to finish. I was anxious about the whole thing but they reassured me and gave me all information needed. The process was so easy. In resort the co-ordinator was lovely, she took us to a beautiful town hall to be married before the ceremony at our request. On the ceremony day I couldn’t see my bouquet or reception set up until I was there on the beach, I was a little anxious with this BUT it was perfect, it was so beautiful I cried. My bouquet was absolutely stunning, the reception was amazing and they did such a good job, nothing was too much trouble.. I would recommend Ionian weddings to anyone and advise not to be anxious because they clearly know what they are doing and are so professional xxxx
Amy & Phil, Villa wedding & reception, Kefalonia, June 10th 2016
Ionian Weddings was very knowledgeable, providing peace of mind and quick to respond. It all looked gorgeous. Everything was beautiful and the food was lovely – thank you for all your help particularly in the later days in the run up to the wedding!
Elaine & Shaun, Argostoli Watermill wedding and reception, Kefalonia, 11th September 2015
Our wedding was perfect in every way, exactly as we had wanted it to be. A very professional service, everything was better than we imagined and the wedding was simply perfect in every way. The organisation and attention to detail was fabulous. We want to do it all again! Thank you Andreas and Dimitra!