Greek Island – Santorini
Weddings in Santorini are a truly unforgettable experience. What could be more romantic than exchanging vows whilst watching the sun set against the Aegean Sea? Our Santorini wedding venues have been hand picked for the best views.
Santorini as your wedding destination
At Ionian Weddings we are very proud to organise more weddings than any other UK company to Santorini. Let our award winning wedding consultantshelp you to plan your dream Santorini wedding and you could be exchanging your vows by a traditional blue and white chapel on the edge of the caldera, in one of the famous Santorini wineries, in a privately hired beach bar or in a chic boutique hotel. Weddings on Santorini’s unique black volcanic sand beaches are also possible.
Why not arrive at your wedding in Santorini accompanied by local musicians? Or on a donkey? Whether you are looking for a simple wedding ceremony or a large and elaborate celebration, your Santorini wedding will be a day you can be proud of.
Wedding receptions in Santorini can take place in a choice of restaurants offering the best Santorinian food, the wineries or you may choose to combine your wedding and reception in one of Santorini’s designer hotels. A la carte and buffet menus are available.
Santorini, otherwise known as Thira, lies in the south of the Cyclades group of Aegean islands and is one of the most dramatic and spectacularly beautiful Greek islands. Your Santorini wedding will be blessed by a breathtaking setting overlooking the caldera and one of the most stunning sunsets in the world.
The island of Santorini has followed a remarkable journey through thousands of years, surfacing during volcanic eruptions from the earth’s core. A trip to the nearby islets of Palea and Nea Kameni will take you to the heart of the volcano. Following the 1640BC eruption, the first civilisation settlement in Akrotiri was covered in volcanic ash and modern day excavations have brought to light a very important archaeological site with magnificent murals. The amphitheatre, colonnades and some 3000-year-old graffiti at the site of Ancient Thira are also worth a visit.
The Byzantine period settlers constructed the wonderful churches of Episkopi and Agia Irini (Santa Irene), whereas the French rule left behind the fortifications of Kastelia and Goulades towers. Due to its fertile soil, Santorini produces high quality wine, cherry tomatoes and fava (yellow split peas). Santonini’s cultural heritage is further enriched by the famous cave houses (yposkafa) and captain’s houses (kapetanospita) that can be found in Fira and Oia.
Santorini is an island of contrasting colours. There are many black sandy beaches such as Perissa, Vlihada and Kamari, the red sand beach of Akrotiri and the more secluded Columbo, Baxedes and Ammoudi. The white traditional Cycladic houses and blue-domed churches built on the black volcanic rock is a sight you will never forget.
All of Santorini’s wedding ceremony venues have views across the Aegean Sea and the volcanoes (It is often possible to arrange your wedding ceremony at sunset)
Getting Married in Santorini couldn’t be simpler
A Selection of our Santorini Wedding Ideas
Other Ideas for your dream wedding in Santorini
Civil wedding ceremony at a traditional Santorini chapel
Civil wedding ceremony and reception in a Santorini winery
Hire a volcanic beach bar exclusively for your wedding
Beach wedding on a volcanic sand beach
Exclusive private terrace wedding with spectacular Caldera views
Ceremony at one of Santorini’s unique boutique hotels (some of which can be hired exclusively for your wedding)
Orthodox weddings at a variety of churches across the island
Reception in a converted tomato factory specialising in local organic produce
Ceremony and Reception on the cliff in the heart of beautiful Fira
Reception on a boat as you sail around the Caldera at sunset
Fay & Gary, Paradise Terrace, Santorini, 4th October 2016
“The day was everything and more – the venue is unreal and wowed everyone – it’s breathtaking, modern and even more than we imagined it to be. So we couldn’t recommend it more! Our dreams come true, the people from videographer, photos, hair, makeup, photography and Ioannis went above and beyond to help us throughout the whole experience it was A class! Anna was very efficient with replies and everything was dealt with. The staff at the venue were kind and efficient and the local coordinator as amazing, went above and behind through all of our time in Santorini, also helping with a pre-wedding dinner with our guests.
When booking a wedding abroad it’s about knowing who to trust with one of the biggest days of your life. Ionian Weddings helped make the experience less worrying and felt they were always there if I needed or wanted anything. The venue blew me away from start to finish, thank you everyone that was involved in my fairytale wedding in Santorini it was breathtaking.”
Megan & Ben, Dana Villas, Santorini, 9th October 2016
“Cathy our wedding planner in the UK was so professional, knowledgeable and flexible in her approach. The handover to the wedding planner in Santorini was so smooth. Dana Villas is an amazing venue and the staff looked after us so well. We had the perfect day – thanks to Ionian weddings”
Laura & Alex, Gem & Pyrgos, Santorini, 6th October 2016
“From start to finish we couldn’t fault the service we have received, the planners and coordinators have been nothing but helpful and friendly. All questions have been answered promptly and we didn’t have to worry about anything! Everyone says how stressful wedding planning is but I can hand on heart say it has been the easiest experience for us and we wouldn’t hesitate to recommend getting married abroad and using Ionian weddings to anyone.”
Danielle and Richard, Santorini GEM and Pyrgos, Santorini, 31st July 2016
“Thank you Anna! The day was amazing! Such as pretty place, we loved every minute of it!
You have been so helpful with everything Anna, and always so friendly.
The local coordiantor really was so helpful too as was everyone we dealt with in Greece including the videographer photographer and owners of the venues.”
Karen & Stuart, Paradise Terrace, Santorini, 25th September 2016
“Great, friendly service! My husband, myself and our wedding guests were all well looked after on our day and it will be a day we will never forget. Anna was very friendly and informative. Quick response time and would find out about things when I asked her questions. Our local coordinator was also very friendly, helpful and great service. From breath taking views, beautiful weather and fantastic food! It will really be a day we will all will cherish. We had a fabulous time in Santorini. Wedding went to perfection, big thanks to all of you at Ionian. Everyone had a great time and thought the day was special.”