When someone mentions a destination wedding to you, it’s likely that your mind goes straight to the sandy, scorching hot beaches of some lavish country abroad, and there’s absolutely nothing wrong with that. However, have you truly stopped to consider all of the options for a destination wedding? If you’re planning on getting married and you’re looking for a date, why not look for a winter one? I know what you’re thinking; why on earth would you have a wedding somewhere colder? Picture this – a perfect, snowy, frosty scene with slopes, log cabins, dramatic icicles and everything that could look like a scene from Frozen. Sound like something you’d want? Well, why not start your renew ehic card application, get a date in mind, and prepare to start calling around – here are our top 5 winter wedding destinations in Europe.
The Northern Lights Snow Chapel – Lapland
It’s your wedding day. You arrive by a reindeer-drawn sleigh to a sparkling chapel made from ice with a frozen lake beside you and candles lighting your way – oh, and did we mention the Northern Lights above you? While we can’t guarantee that the Northern Lights will be shining away on your wedding day, the aptly named Northern Lights Snow Chapel gives you that chance and besides, the chapel is stunning enough on its own! Feel like a prince or princess in this castle-like location and recite your vows at the intricately carved ice alter to start your lives together.
Glass Igloo – Lapland
Located on the Levi Fell, the igloo village is a unique but stunning option for your winter wedding. Exchange vows in the glass igloo overlooking the whole fell, and retire to your own double bed, ensuite, and kitchenette and, of course, the insulated glass ceiling to ensure optimum stargazing opportunities. If you’re planning a small, intimate wedding this really is the perfect option for your break. The igloos are only seven miles away from the town of Levi, so why not spend a few days exploring this charming location after you’re wedding?
Castle Rosenberg – Austria
Castle Rosenberg in Austria is the perfect compromise for a winter wedding and Austria’s laws. For a wedding to be legally recognized in Austria it must take place indoors inside a civil wedding registry office – and you’re in luck! This location has exactly that. This location is central, in the heart of Zell Am See, and to top things off there is far less paperwork included at this location than anywhere else in Austria. This is a winter and summer venue, so if you truly fall in love with the location but not the season, it is still possible to marry in the summer months!
Civil weddings will take place in the Marble Room of the Mirabelle Palace and you’ll be happy to know that this is one of the most elegant wedding rooms in the world. English ceremonies will take place on Tuesdays and Friday’s, so make sure you book well in advance! After the ceremony, there is the opportunity for a horse-drawn carriage ride around the city before stopping by at a restaurant for dinner! A larger occasion can be organized with a reception at Hellbrun castle, or even on a private cruiser on the river!
Oddi Church – Iceland
This charming white chapel is the perfect location for a fairytale wedding – it’s literally a chapel in the middle of nowhere! Nevertheless, that is all part of its charm. This religious ceremony venue is ideal for small or medium wedding parties, and this really is the ideal location for an unusual overseas wedding. This tall bell tower and tiled roof stand out amazingly against the landscape, and it’s warm and friendly interior will make you forget you’re in the middle of nowhere. It truly is the perfect destination for a quirky, romantic and memorable wedding.
There are so many locations to choose from in Europe for a winter wedding. Around the entire continent, cities thrive during the winter, so why shouldn’t you take full advantage and have a dream fairy-tale wedding?