Greek Island – Zante
Beach weddings in Zante are very popular as the island boasts some wonderful sandy beaches. However, Zante offers many other beautiful locations for your wedding including private gardens, a beach bar, an ocean view terrace, a small island and many seafront wedding locations. It is also possible to have a Catholic, Orthodox or Baptist wedding in Zante town. Or why not hire a private beach on a secluded island?
Wedding receptions can take place at beachside restaurants and tavernas or hotel gardens and it is even possible to have a beach barbecue! Some places allow you to party into the early hours, just ask our award winning wedding consultants for the best option for you
Greek mythology has it that Zakynthos was named after the son of Dadanus (King of Troy), who set sail from the Arcadian city of Psofida and founded his acropolis on this island to remind him of his homeland. Zakynthos is the southernmost of the Ionian Islands, 13.5 km south of Kefalonia and 15.2 km east of the Greek mainland.
It is the 3rd largest in size (406 square km) It boasts beautiful beaches; those on the north, east and south coasts are easily reached whilst those on the west coast are the most spectacular and only accessible by boat. This area includes the famous Blue Caves, named for the colour of the water in the deepest hollows.
Zakynthos is known in Greece as the island of song and poetry. It is thought that the god of Music, Apollo, was worshipped here, and the serenades and folk songs for which Zakynthos is famed are still an important part of the culture. The island also has many monasteries, where you can hear the mysterious and unique Zakynthian chants. Zakynthos was the home of Dionysios Solomos, Greek national poet and writer of the Greek national anthem!
Another Zakynthian highlight is the abundance of flora and fauna. The high rainfall in the winter means that a wide range of rare flowers and plants thrives here. The island is perhaps most famous for Caretta caretta (the loggerhead turtle) which lays its eggs on the southern shore of the island. This reptile is an endangered species and the Greek government has created a marine park in Laganas Bay to safeguard the loggerhead colonies and inform visitors about this national treasure. Also protected is Monachus monachus (the Mediterranean monk seal), which can be found on the western coast.
A Selection of our Zante Wedding Ideas
Other Ideas for your dream wedding in Zante
Hire a private beach on a tiny island off Zante
Sunrise beach bar wedding
Turtle Island barefoot beach wedding
Many other sandy beach wedding locations
Sea Garden wedding and reception
Ocean View wedding overlooking the Ionian Sea
Wedding ceremony and reception in a seafront luxury hotel
Beach BBQ receptions
Private beach bar receptions with party until the early hours
Catholic wedding in Zante town
Baptist wedding in Zante town
Orthodox wedding in churches around the island
Katharine and Enzo, Cameo Island Wedding & Sunrise Lounge Reception, Zante, 13th September 2016
We just had the most unbelievable wedding in Zante with Ionian Weddings. It was faultless and beautiful. From the moment we made our choice to use Ionian Weddings and paid our deposit, everything was taken care of. We were walked through and prompted at every stage and the end result was magical. We hired Cameo Island (perfect setting) for the ceremony and then had the reception at Sunrise Lounge which was also perfect. It is easy to stress about things on the run up to your wedding but believe me with Ionian you are in good hands, they do it everyday. All our expectations were surpassed. The guests had an amazing time, the ceremony was well done, the photographer was enthusiastic, the weather was great, the fireworks were impressive, the food was top quality (and loads of it) and the people were more than nice. Thanks to Helen Mahony and the wedding planner in Zante our special day, was special. Thank you to all involved. If anyone asks me for wedding ideas in the future I am certainly pointing them towards Ionian Weddings. Unreal.
Chloe & Samuel, Cameo Island and Mamma Mia Taverna, Zante 21st May 2016
The whole process was so easy and stress free, I was sceptical about booking abroad as I’m a bit of a control freak and didn’t like the idea of not being in charge but it was so easy and quick to sort out. I didn’t stress about anything! The wedding was lovely and we really enjoyed the taverna afterwards with our family’s.
MIchelle & Joseph, Cameo Island & Island view, Zante Greece- 30th August 2015
Very helpful and fast at replying. Nothing to much trouble.Amazing wedding everything was perfect would highly recommend this company. Nothing was too much trouble .
It’s hard to know where to start, it is slightly stressful when you get married abroad as some things are out of your hands and you won’t no final details until you are actually there. However after our wedding there was nothing to worry about everything was more than perfect. The wedding was like a dream, fran and her team in Zante do an amazing job, they love what they do and it shows. Fantastic we couldn’t of wished for a better wedding .