It’s often difficult to decide on a location for a wedding abroad when you are trying to consider all your guests, especially if you have elderly guests coming. Here’s our guide to weddings abroad destinations within easy-reach of the UK, and therefore not too far for your guests to travel to…

Cyprus

Also known as the ‘Island of Love’, Cyprus is one of the most popular wedding destinations in the world. With many regional airports flying to the island it is easily accessible for all your guests, plus it offers warm weather all year round.

Olympic Lagoon Resort, Cyprus

The Olympic Lagoon Paphos is a fantastic all-inclusive family friendly resort which opened in June 2015. Marry at the Olympian Sunset venue surrounded by tropical palm trees overlooking the sea.

Non-stop flight time from London to Paphos approximately 4 hours 30 minutes.

Wedding packages in Cyprus start from £999.

Greece

The Greek islands have some amazing wedding locations, including venues in Zante, Santorini, Crete, Skiathos and Rhodes. Under a four hour flight from the UK, the Greek Islands are an ideal choice if you are looking to marry during the summer months.

Heliotopos Hotel Wedding, Santorini

For the perfect backdrop you can’t beat the breath-taking views in Santorini. Say ‘I Do’ at the Heliotopos Hotel, overlooking the spectacular caldera.

Non-stop flight time from London to Santorini approximately 3 hours 50 minutes.

Wedding packages in Greece start from £999.

Portugal

Portugal has become a popular wedding location for British couples in recent years. Mainly thanks to the Portuguese government relaxing the laws for overseas couples coming to get married, it’s now easier than ever to tie the knot.

Tivoli Carvoeiro Wedding, Portugal

The Tivoli Carvoeiro offers excellent prices for wedding groups and has great facilities that will appeal to both the young and the young at heart.

Non-stop flight time from London to Faro approximately 2 hours 40 minutes.

Wedding packages in Portugal start from £999.

Malta

Weddings in Malta are becoming more and more popular as couples look for something different. Couples looking to get married in Malta can choose from everything from picturesque sea view backdrops to beautiful garden weddings.

Limestone Heritage, Malta

Tie the knot at Limestone Heritage, surrounded by unique culture, Mediterranean beauty and centuries of rich history.

Non-stop flight time from London to Malta approximately 3 hours.

Wedding packages in Malta start from £999.

Italy

Whether you are looking to get married in the Lake areas of Lake Como or Lake Garda, or perhaps heading further South and having a wedding in one of the coastal resorts of Sorrento, Italy oozes romance for your wedding abroad.

The Cloisters in Sorrento, Italy

The Cloisters in Sorrento is steeped in history and perfect if you are looking for an intimate wedding, with ceremonies taking place in a secluded courtyard.

Non-stop flight time from London to Sorrento approximately 2 hours 30 minutes.

Wedding packages in Italy start from £1,569.

Canary Islands

The Canary Islands offer sunny weather all year round, volcanic landscapes and an unbeatable choice of luxury hotels, all just over four hours away from the UK. They are also on the same time zone as the UK, so no jet lag!

Bahia Beach Club, Tenerife

The Bahia Beach Club in Tenerife provides a stunning setting for a beachside wedding, with sea views and delicious cuisine. Guests can choose from a variety of accommodation nearby, depending on their budget.

Non-stop flight time from London to Tenerife approximately 4 hours 15 minutes.

Wedding packages in the Canary Islands start from £1,599.

Guest post by Helen Doyle of PerfectWeddingsAbroad.co.uk

Images courtesy of PerfectWeddingsAbroad.co.uk, except Sorrento image by Berthold Werner (Own work) GFDL or CC BY-SA 3.0 license, via Wikimedia Commons