Enchanting Weddings in Finland
Finland’s magnificent beauty, from deep green forests and stunning, soaring landscapes make it the perfect destination for a special and unique wedding day. The country of thousands of lakes also holds the crown of happiest nation, and these are only a few of the reasons why eloping in Finland will be the best decision you ever make. As the Finnish term Jokamiehen oikeus explains, everyone has the freedom to roam the land, so newly-weds can take the time to explore the stunning regions and enjoying the remarkably fresh air to find those secluded spots that will make a wedding trip even more intimate.
Getting married so close to natural beauty is an even more enchanting experience, so here are some of Finland’s prime wedding ceremony destinations that will ensure couples have the best chance to add Finnish flair to their wedding day.
Hotel Taivaanvalkeat – a retreat into the wilderness
Hotel Taivaanvalkeat, a 13- bedroom boutique hotel located in the village of Konka, Finland, is a leading hotel like no other. Promising no streetlights, no demands, no interruptions – just peace.
This unique hotel nestled just moments from the banks of Ounasjoki features two indoor saunas, a romantic kitchen room and private rooms overlooking the Ounasjoki River and the adventure forest. Weddings can be held in the small chapel in the yard, in the Northern Lights Hut or the hall. With the village’s rustically romantic atmosphere, there is every opportunity to have the perfect stage for the perfect day.
HOW To have a wedding that includes a beautiful retreat into the wilderness, enjoy a week-long stay in a Chalet for 8 adults with Hotel Taivaanvalkeat from £1,762.
There are various other accommodation types and sizes on offer and for additional cost wedding services can be privately organised
Kakslauttanen Arctic Resort
Tying the knot on the edge of the world creates memories that will last forever. Numerous couples choose Kakslauttanen for their very special day either to celebrate their wedding or renew their vows. Every couple has unique tastes and wishes, so Kakslauttanen Arctic Resort tailors their services according to the guests’ desires.
A winter wedding surrounded by snow makes for a magical event. Kakslauttanen’s romantic Snow Chapel and Tieva wooden chapel, set in the middle of the forest, are both ideal settings for the special day. Sitting in a sledge being pulled by either a reindeer or a Finnhorse, couples can go on a journey through an enchanted snow covered forest. Following this adventure through a landscape fit for a fairytale, they will arrive at a chapel made from ice and snow – an idyllic venue.
HOW To have a stunning winter or summer wedding that includes transport, accommodation and stunning cuisine, a basic Wedding Service Package begins at £1857. www.kakslauttanen.fi/wedding-honeymoon/#summer-wedding
Hotel Levi Panorama- with delicious cuisine & cinematic views
A luxury hotel located on the idyllic slope side at Levi fell, is a leading destination for delicious cuisine and cinematic views that make it the ideal wedding destination. Boasting four restaurants & ten event rooms, the hotel proves to be a flexible venue with spectacular views.
Everything from the restaurants to the 7th floor saunas look out over the wondrous snowy landscape. Overlooking the Levi village, the hotel is easily accessible via the Levi Express Cabin lift.
Given that weddings are incredibly special occasions, Hotel Levi Panorama understands the need to spoil guests with delicious food. Couples can request the hotel restaurants to cater for the event making Hotel Levi Panorama the perfect venue to host such a memorable wedding. With Restaurant Panorama serving reindeer, bear, fish, and other Lapland specialities. The magnificent views extend out to the nearby fells of Pallas and Katka, promising to take its dining experience to new levels and providing a peaceful retreat for guests to spend time, surrounded by remarkable nature.
HOW The lovely couple can stay in the luxurious Sky Suite Deluxe with a spacious separate living area and bedroom, as well as a private sauna from £320/night. There are various other accommodation options, as well as wedding services upon request.
Levi Spirit Hotel- an intimate experience
Levi Spirit Hotel offers wedding services overlooking the remote and beautiful River Ounas located in Levi Ski resort, Finnish Lapland. Levi Spirit is a rustic-chic Hotel that offers ultimate luxury amenities with a remote location to make for a memorable and private wedding destination that showcases the ultimate blend of comfort with Arctic wilderness.
The Levi Spirit resort contains nine luxury accommodations with outdoor private hot tubs and fireplaces, built to subtly blend into the astonishing surrounding landscape. Guests can pamper themselves before the big day by indulging in the on-site spa services, including hot stone massages. The modern design, luxurious furnishings, and cinematic views fuse to surround guests in a world of grandeur.
HOW The Levi Spirit Hotel offers the ultimate luxury for up to 10 adults and 4 children for £1,213 per night. Wedding services available to organise upon request. www.levispirit.fi