With more and more couples choosing to have a destination wedding than ever before, they are becoming less and less similar. Modern couples are becoming more creative, seeking to make their destination wedding just as unique and carefully designed as if they were having a wedding closer to home. So let us tell you more about the rural-chic style that is a hot trend for 2019 weddings, with some recommendations of destination wedding venues that perfectly suit this theme.
Rural weddings are for couples that love the countryside. They may live and work in the city, so desire to turn their wedding into a magical and relaxing escape to a lush green landscape. The chic element comes from the added luxuries that these venues have, and the way in which they are decorated – from warming candles to fresh blooming flowers and sleek table linen. Here’s our top 6 rural-chic destination wedding venues in Europe, simply choose the one that best suits your style and location preference!
1. Vale de Carva, Gradil, Portugal
Everything about this Portuguese wedding venue is rural-chic, in fact it’s designed specifically to look like a traditional Portuguese farm village, with colorful and authentic house exteriors – like a charming pocket of civilization in a scenic rural landscape.
You can have an al fresco reception right in the middle of it all, on their courtyard terrace, covered with twinkling lights. With such colorful surroundings you’ll barely have to decorate at all! Simply add some fresh flowers to the centre of each table and your wedding set-up will be spectacular.
2. Domaine de Sarson, Grignan, France
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A captivating french country house and estate, with panoramic views of lavender fields that reach as far as the eyes can see. Domaine de Sarson dates back to the 11th century, and is set over 15 hectares with ancient oak and olive trees. This venue can accommodate for any wedding size, from an intimate elopement with just 10 guests, to a grand party of up to 250, and the estate will always be fully privatised and exclusive for your special day.
Nestled in the Drôme Provençale, this venue really is a rural paradise that awaits you and your awe-inspired guests.
3. Castilla Termal, Valladolid, Spain
Imagine getting married in a historic convent, followed by a rural-chic reception with brickwork and high ceilings? You can have it all at Castilla Termal.
The staff here know exactly what brings destination wedding couples to their venue, and so strive to recreate that magic into every event, exclusively tailored to your tastes and style. This idyllic space is everything from romantic to glamorous, from authentic to elegant.
4. Casa Benigalip, Costa Blanca, Spain
An eighteenth century farmhouse that has been newly restored to a brand new wedding venue, having opened it’s doors to the public last year. Just a few minutes from the sea, this rural-chic venue is situated in the charming town of Pego, in Alicante.
The venue has lovely gardens and outdoor terraces, as well as a new pergola for events and a swimming pool to accompany it. And since it’s all brand new, your wedding will run smoothly thanks to high quality catering and service facilities.
5. Villa Livia, Rome, Italy
A Splendid period location in the heart of the Appia Antica Park, this venue can host between 130 and 250 guests. Including a swimming pool, Italian style avenue and gardens, Romantic courtyard with an Ancient Fountain, Elegant Portico open for all guests, this location has the external capacity for over 1000 people.
If you’re worried about the catering, not to worry; the internal banqueting service is exclusively managed by Le Bonheur.
6. Hacienda del Bosque, Valle de Cauca, Colombia
An old house, perfectly conserved, with large green areas and an extraordinary climate, Hacienda del Bosque have three open spaces that are the Main Dining Room, La Pesebrera and the Bar and a closed space that is the Colonial Salon. Just 5 minutes from the nearest hotel, you don’t have to worry about guest accomodation.
The capacity of the entire house is for 200 people, but making adjustments they can accommodate up to 500 people.
7. Villa Andrea di Isernia, Naples, Italy
A magical venue nestled among striking beauty, overlooking the wonders of the Gulf of Naples…. It offers an incomparable landscape that can be the perfect setting for your unforgettable wedding reception.
Outside you’ll find a huge green park dotted with palms and acacias, a fusion between traditional Italian and English gardens. The exterior spaces can be carefully arranged to accommodate romantic outdoor banquets, island buffets, but also ceremonies surrounded by the beautiful landscape. Its infinity pool and panoramic terrace will lend themselves perfectly for welcome aperitifs and the cutting of the cake.
Whether you’re getting married in rural Colombia, Portugal, Spain or Italy, we’re sure that one of these venues will be perfect for your rural-chic 2019 destination wedding.