Cyprus has long been a popular choice as an overseas wedding location for British couples. With regional flights from across the UK, a flight time of less than five hours, an array of wedding specialist hotels and, of course, the fact that it’s an English-speaking island, a Cyprus wedding ticks many boxes for couples. Not only is it a big day for a wedding couple, they also have to consider their guests’ needs too, as often it is a family’s annual summer holiday, so getting it right is a must.
Over the years, weddings in Cyprus have become more competitive as hotels and resorts jump on the wedding bandwagon. As a result couples nowadays really are spoilt for choice. It’s led to hotels having to up their game and develop new and innovative wedding venues and offerings.
Here are some of our Cyprus wedding hotspots for you to consider…
Ayia Thekla Beach Venue, Sotira Municipality
The new beach ‘feet in the sand’ location is a likely big seller for 2014 and 2015, as the region of Sotira (close to Nissi Bay, Ayia Napa) moves into the wedding market.
There is an array of wedding locations in Sotira, starting with Ayia Thekla Beach, and there’s Poseidon Beach at this venue too. You also have the option of Thalassines Beach Villas and the Nissaki Taverna, and all offer stunning sea views. The area is perfect for couples, groups and families
Alexander The Great Beach Hotel, Paphos
The Alexander The Great Beach Hotel has long been a favourite for British couples, but in 2013 it was completely renovated and reopened with a stunning new look.
The Unity Terrace at the Wedding Garden is the hotel’s new wedding venue. Offering only one wedding per day, couples need to get in and book their wedding date early. With breathtaking views of the Mediterranean Sea, it’s one of the most romantic seafront wedding venues in Cyprus.
Nissi Beach Hotel, Ayia Napa
The Wedding Gazebo at the Nissi Beach Hotel, coupled with their Rondavel Beach Taverna, is one of the most popular wedding locations in Cyprus. With stunning views out to the Mediterranean Sea, it’s no wonder why.
During Winter 2013/14 the Beach Bungalow Suites were fully renovated for a fresh new look from 2014. There’s also a choice of venue for your reception, including ‘dinner under the stars’ at one of their beach venues.
Elias Beach Hotel, Limassol
Across the island of Cyprus couples are always seeking something unique, and the Sunset Pier at the Elias Beach is absolutely perfect for those looking for an amazing wedding venue.
The Sunset Pier can host the wedding ceremony, cocktail reception and evening dinner reception too. Guests can even dance the night away with the waves lapping up on the shore around them. A limit of one wedding per day gives this hotel something even more special than the rest.
Aphrodite Hills Resort
Aphrodite Hills Resort is located close to Paphos and en-route to Limassol. Stunning 5* facilities and an array of villas and apartments make it an ideal Cyprus wedding choice.
Guests staying at the hotel can enjoy the all-inclusive option if they prefer, and new from 2014 is the hotel’s beach wedding venue down at The Cove. Those looking for a religious wedding can marry at St Catherine’s Chapel, which is in the hotel grounds; absolutely amazing!
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