I LAVA YOU…
Santorini is one of the Cyclades islands in the Aegean Sea. The island was the site of one of the largest volcanic eruptions in history which occurred about 3,600 years ago. The eruption left a large caldera surrounded by volcanic ash deposits hundreds of metres deep – forever shaping its rugged landscape. The whitewashed houses of its two main towns, Fira and Oia, cling to cliffs above an underwater caldera (crater). They overlook the sea and small islands to the west as well as beaches made up of black, red and white lava.
The dramatic coastline makes the views stunning for wedding backdrops. It is the place for romance so we thought as it is Valentines coming up we will share the best wedding venues on the island. Covid has put a halt to so many holiday plans which could possibly spread across 2021 so why not plan yours for 2022. Weddings abroad will be a popular choice as soon as flights are open and holidays can start again so our advice is to book in early.
Here are some of our top Santorini wedding venues:
1. LE CIEL WEDDINGS & EVENTS
Le Ciel’s spacious open air terrace and indoor areas really set a stunning scene which is completely yours for the duration so you wont see other guests as you would in other hotels. They promise elegance, romance and incomparable memories. They cater for wedding receptions, engagement and birthday parties as well as more intimate occasions.
The restaurant offers indoor and outdoor seating and a bar. There is easy access from the road and there are very few steps and wheelchair ramps. The team comprises more than 30 employees, including a DJ and security guards. The standard of service, menu and eye for detail is impeccable. Their intention is simple – to combine a stunning location with an environment of grace and style.
2. PYRGOS RESTAURANT
For 30 years Pyrgos Restaurant has earned the reputation of a great event and wedding reception venue in Santorini. It has a great hilltop location overlooking the caldera with a stunning sunset. With five different areas to chose from and a series of services that guarantee a flawless experience, Pyrgos Restaurant would make a stunning choice.
From the ceremony in the church of Aghia Fotini until the wedding reception, the experience of the friendly staff, modern facilities, excellent menu choices with flavours from all over Greece, the beautiful views of the island of Santorini from all halls and areas and the unsurpassable services will allow you make incredible memories of your day. You can even arrive by helicopter or donkey!
3. SANTOWINES WINERY
One of the dreamiest wedding venues in Santorini, Santowines Winery is located in Pyrgos village on the edge of the Caldera cliff, overlooking the volcano and the traditional villages of Fira and Oia.
In a private terrace of our winery we will be happy to host your wedding ceremony and wedding reception, offering impeccable customized service.
The new winery was completed in 1992 in the village of Pyrgos, in a wonderful location on the caldera. They boast one of the most state-of-the-art wineries in Greece technological perfection harmonises wonderfully with the landscape uniqueness of the island. Its innovative architecture is remarkable, as it is built on different levels, just as the famous so-called ‘terraces’ of the vineyard, i.e. the different levels that the farmers have developed in the farms, in order to facilitate the cultivation of the land.
During the wine making process (from receiving the grapes until bottling) they utilise the physical phenomenon of gravity which replaces the use of pumps for the transfer of the must and the wine in order to upgrade the quality of the wines produced. The winery has a capacity of 4,000 tons and is constantly upgraded by investing in new equipment ensuring they always use cutting edge technology in production. In the cellars of the winery, we reserve the largest collection of wines, white, red and Vinsanto that mature in oak barrels.