Greek Island – Skiathos
Your wedding in Skiathos offers a truly unique location, the Bourtzi. The small peninsula used to be a fort and divides the port into two distinct parts, offers spectacular views and will add a magical ambience to your Skiathos wedding. It was also here that the entire crew of Mamma Mia were taking breaks between sets under the pine trees in summer 2007. In addition, weddings in Skiathos may also take place at other venues upon request (subject to municipal approval) for an extra charge.
Your Skiathos wedding reception may take place in a traditional beach front taverna, a chic restaurant in town or a boutique hotel. Weddings in Skiathos are now synonymous with the Mamma Mia film and its feel good factor, so take a trip down the aisle you will never forget and let Ionian Weddings make your dream come true.
Skiathos as your wedding destination
Located only 6 miles from the Greek mainland, Skiathos is the smallest (46 square km) and most popular of the Sporades group of islands, set in the Aegean Sea.
The island boasts no less than 70 sandy beaches and if you choose to hire a boat, you will be rewarded by discovering romantic, deserted beaches, even in peak season. Or you may opt for a more traditional kaiki boat from the old port, similar to the one caught by Colin Firth and Pierce Brosnan in Mamma Mia.
Skiathos is one of the only islands in Greece that has never changed its name. It is believed that its name comes from ‘skia’ the Greek word for shadow, either from the tall pine trees that cover the island, or because it lies in the shadow of the mountains of Pelion, across on the Greek mainland.
Skiathos is covered in pine forests and olive groves making it a lush, green island producing an abundance of olives, walnuts and fruit By venturing inland you will discover traditional villages and much of the west and north coasts of the island are untouched by tourism. By contrast, historic Skiathos town is a lively place where traditional churches and old houses on narrow streets mix with chic restaurants and designer shops. Skiathos was famous in the past for the quality of its shipbuilding and you can still see the shipyards today in the port in Skiathos town.
Getting Married in Skiathos couldn’t be simpler
A Selection of our Skiathos Wedding Ideas
Other Ideas for your dream wedding in Skiathos
Historic Bourtzi wedding
Wedding reception at the grounds of selected Skiathos hotels
Orthodox wedding in churches around the island
Amelia & David, Island Hopping Wedding Day, Skiathos, 13th September 2016
I would highly recommend using Ionian Weddings. Stacey was a delight to work with and was so helpful and happy and polite and nothing was ever too much hassle. She even managed to keep me calm when I got nervous and stressed. The venue was amazing, both the ceremony and the reception. It was everything I had hoped for and more. Skiathos is a beautiful island and all our friends and families agreed and had the most fabulous time.
Becci & Yannis, Skiathos Island Hopping Wedding Day, 2nd September 2016
What a stress free wedding we had! Stacey and the Ionian team provided great service, wonderful communication and if we could do it all again we would certainly book with Ionian weddings without hesitation! Stacey was always cheery and informative and I felt very relaxed knowing she was looking after things. Our local coordinator was very friendly (and part Scottish!) and reassured us everything would be okay. Overall great service, wonderful communication and if I could do it all again I would certainly book with Ionian weddings without hesitation!
Tara & Matthew, Skiathos Bourtzi Wedding and Rustic Taverna Reception, Skiathos, August 16th 2016
Excellent service all round! Stacey was absolutely brilliant, so helpful and organised! She answered all of our questions efficiently and gave us impartial advice when we asked her questions. Her communication was quick and helpful each time. She was so friendly and genuine and I can’t thank her enough for the time and commitment that she put into organising our wedding alone. An absolute credit to Ionian Weddings! Our local coordinator was a star, he had been informed by Stacey and knew all our details. He was so helpful and took us to meet a range of suppliers, including the reception venue and to get our marriage certificates. His communication was quick and efficient and helped us with any questions that we had. I can’t thank him enough for sorting out all the decorations we had over there and helping to set them up perfectly. I can’t thank the team both in England and Skiathos enough, the day was absolutely perfect and I couldn’t have wished for anything more. Stacey was absolutely fantastic in every way, her communication, her answers- I felt as though we were her only priority and I want to thank her for making the planning process so easy and special. I am delighted to say that we received the same 5 star treatment from our local wedding coordinator also. He was great with answering our questions, taking us to the venues and for organising all our decorations and ensuring the day ran so smoothly. As a company they work alongside fantastic photographers, bands, caterers etc and the service we received made it the perfect day. Someone asked me if I would do it all again and I said ‘No, because nothing would ever be as perfect as this day was’. Thank you so much Ionian weddings, for giving us the most perfect beginning to our marriage.
Karen & Ryan, Skiathos Bourtzi Wedding, Greece, 8th August 2016
Wonderful helpful informative staff, made us feel reassured about our forthcoming plans. Our UK wedding planner, Stacey, was very helpful and efficient in all aspects of the planning. Our local coordinator was amazing, so helpful and organised.
Jennie & Nick, Bourtzi Wedding and Atrium Reception, Skiathos, August 2nd 2016
An experience not to be missed. Stacey is Superb. Attentive, knowledgeable, nothing was too much trouble. All the guests commented on how it was the best wedding they’d ever attended. A magical day that will forever be in our hearts and minds.