Weddings in Santorini

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

Call our wedding consultants on 020 8894 1991 or click below to fill out our wedding questionnaire for more ideas and costs for weddings in Santorini.

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

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Getting married in Santorini couldn’t be simpler

Call our wedding consultants on 020 8894 1991 or click below to fill out our wedding questionnaire for more ideas and costs for weddings in Santorini.