With romantic sunsets, stunning beaches and clear blue sea, there is no doubt that the Greek islands offer some of the world’s most perfect locations for a stunning, picturesque small family wedding, civil partnership or a larger, more elaborate event.
The Luxury Travel Book has a choice of beautiful luxury villas to rent in Greece, and throughout Europe, some boast a chapel within the grounds, and some offer large terraces with sensational views of the sea and romantic sunsets! Whether you’re seeking a Greek island holiday rental for a honeymoon couple, a family group, or a larger wedding party, here are nine of the best villas for Greek island nuptials.
Villa Eros, Santorini
(2-5 bedrooms, 4-11 guests)
Set on the highest point of the caldera, this beautiful villa just outside the village of Imerovigli offers an amazing venue for a small wedding. Another holiday rental with captivating panoramic views across the Aegean Sea, the backdrop of the magnificent Santorini sunset would make for some truly memorable wedding photos. The extensive terrace has a heated pool, which is partly shaded by a pergola, as well as a furnished sun terrace, an outdoor jacuzzi, shaded seating and dining areas, and a small garden.
from €14,000 (£11,600) per week.
Paradise Beach View Retreat, Mykonos
(8 – 16 bedrooms, 16-32 guests)
Paradise Beach View Retreat is actually two connected villas, each with a terrace, large dining area, swimming pool and a smaller jacuzzi/children’s pool. The properties can be rented separately, for up to 16 people, or together, for up to 32 people. Situated in the south of the island, between the beaches of Paradise and Paraga, these Mykonos holiday rentals are set in beautiful grounds. The vast outdoor areas and the nearby church make these properties very suitable for weddings, civil partnerships and other special events.
from €40,000 (£33,400) per week.
Villa Sifnos, Sifnos
(8 bedrooms, 16-18 guests)
This beautiful villa sits on a hillside near the picturesque village of Apollonia, with views over the Aegean Sea. The main terrace features an idyllic living area and seating for a larger group. There is also an outdoor terrace with a large swimming pool, plus a dining area with barbecue, a jacuzzi, water gym equipment and a yoga-meditation area. Villa Sifnos also has a small Orthodox Church and offers captivating views of the medieval cliff-top village of Castro – perfect for timeless wedding photos.
from €11,500 / £9,700 per week.
Villa Meria, Kea
(5 bedrooms, 10-12 guests)
This exceptional luxury villa to rent on the island of Kea, with its outstanding beauty and stunning sea views, is also ideal for a private wedding. The villa is spread across two levels, with an infinity salt-water swimming pool and outdoor dining area with barbecue. Villa Meria offers plenty of activities for large groups, including tennis and basketball courts, a gym and a spa with a hammam and massage room. Offering 5-star service, the villa also has a private chef who will prepare dishes with organic produce from the villa’s garden and the local market.
from €9,800 (£8,100) per week.
Villa Chapel, Santorini
(2 bedrooms, 4-5 guests)
Set high above the sea and benefitting from breath-taking views, Villa Chapel is located in the stunning village of Oia, on the north-western tip of the island. From its large private terrace with chromotherapy jacuzzi, guests can enjoy panoramic vistas of the caldera, the famous Santorini sunset, the windmills, Oia castle, and the small colourful houses nestled against the steep volcanic cliffs. A charming 18th century chapel is also situated on the terrace and, though it can’t be used as a wedding venue, it certainly adds to this perfectly romantic and exquisitely beautiful location.
from €4,900 (£4,200) per week.
Villa Kanoni, Corfu
(9 bedrooms, 18 guests)
Villa Kanoni, sits on a quiet 10-acre estate in the south of Corfu, just a 10-minute drive from Corfu town. Benefitting from sensational sea views and beautiful gardens filled with olive and cypress trees, as well as shrubs and flowers and, on a lower level, a large seawater swimming pool. At the pool level, there’s also plenty of room for entertaining or celebrating a special event and the villa is equipped with an outdoor kitchen area, bar and barbecue. There is also a chapel within the grounds that’s surrounded by trees, providing shady spots on even the warmest of summer days.
from €21,875 (£18,200) per week.
Akrotiri Sunset, Santorini
(2 bedrooms, 4 guests)
Near the historic settlement of Akrotiri, guests at Akrotiri Sunset benefit from a complimentary a la carte breakfast each morning, as well as wonderful caldera views and – of course – sensational sunsets. On the furnished terrace of this romantic villa, the heated infinity swimming pool appears to blend into the sea, and there’s a pool bar, sun loungers for relaxing, and an outdoor dining area. The perfect venue for both a small wedding, civil partnership, or other special event, the villa offers furniture and works of art which reflect Santorini’s traditions, architecture and beauty.
from €5,250 (£4,300) per week.
Megalochori Caldera, Santorini
(5 bedrooms, 10 guests)
Another villa offering the perfect venue for weddings and other special occasions, Villa Megalochori sits in a stunning position on the caldera, overlooking the sea. The spectacular views can be enjoyed from both the first floor of the villa and the huge lower-level terrace, where there’s a large swimming pool and outdoor dining area. The executive chef here can prepare meals, including delicious meat or fish barbecues. Enjoy the complimentary daily breakfast, as well as transfers to and from the airport/port. For guests looking to arrive in style, the property also boasts its own helipad
from €35,000 (£29,100) per week.
Agia Anna Estate, Mykonos
(13 bedrooms, 26-30 guests)
This stunning villa is situated between the two most popular beaches on the island, Kalo Livadi and Kalafatis, and offers the ideal venue for weddings and civil partnerships. As well as delivering absolute privacy and incredible sea and sunrise views, the property has a private chapel within its large garden. Agia Anna Estate also offers a well-equipped gym, spa room and huge infinity swimming pool with heated jacuzzi. There’s a pergola with a BBQ and dining table seating 16 people, as well as a pool bar. For the height of luxury, there’s even a helipad in the garden, next to the chapel.
from €48,300 (£40,400) per week.