Weddings in Tenerife are fast becoming popular with UK couples. This is mainly due to its favourable warm climate all year round and close proximity to the UK – approximately four-hours flight. What’s even better is it’s in the same time zone as the UK, so no jet lag!

With stunning volcanic landscapes, exotic beaches and an unbeatable choice of luxury hotels, Tenerife is the perfect location for a winter sun wedding abroad. The island has many wedding options to choose from, with a range of accommodation from budget to family friendly, or high end luxury.

There are plenty of activities to keep your guests entertained too, including beautiful beaches, dolphin and whale watching, fishing, golf, spas, shopping, theme parks and water parks. Plus, you can visit the largest mountain in Spain, the famous volcano Mount Teide, which offers one of best star gazing experiences in the world.

Picturesque towns like Garachico in the north of the island are great places to soak up the welcoming Spanish atmosphere while trying the local food and wines. Historic cities like La Laguna, a World Heritage site, or the capital, Santa Cruz, as well as the main resorts in the south, offer a vast choice of stores and luxury boutiques to indulge in tax-free shopping.

Tenerife also boasts a fantastic array of top quality spas for a bit of pampering, offering everything from volcanic mud treatments to hydrotherapy. And those looking for the utmost exclusivity can enjoy anything from chauffeur-driven limousines to private helicopter tours.

Tenerife will provide truly unforgettable memories for your wedding album. Just imagine having a blessing ceremony on the beach, amidst tropical gardens looking out to the Atlantic Ocean, or against the backdrop of the majestic peak of Mount Teide.

If you’re considering a wedding in Tenerife, here are three of our favourite venues…

Villa Cortes

An exclusive 5 star hotel located in the south of Tenerife, Villa Cortes is inspired by the colonial architecture of Mexico.

Wedding Ceremony Seating on Beach at Villa Cortes, Tenerife

It is the only hotel in the Canary Islands that offers a unique chapel for your wedding ceremony, or alternatively you can marry directly on the seafront. With spectacular views over the Atlantic Ocean, Villa Cortes is a beautiful location for a wedding in Tenerife.

The Ritz-Carlton Abama

Imagine Tenerife’s picturesque south-western shore with breathtaking panoramic views over the Atlantic Ocean and the Island of La Gomera.

Beach Wedding Seating at The Ritz-Carlton Abama, Tenerife

At The Ritz-Carlton Abama couples can choose to marry indoors or out. The venue’s secluded gold sand beach is perfect for a sand between your toes wedding. Or, if you’d prefer a garden wedding, the cliff-top Mirador Garden offers spectacular panoramic views. The hotel’s Michelin-starred chefs will create your perfect wedding menu, and a dedicated wedding planner can help you select trusted vendors for your big day.

Vincci La Plantacion del Sur Hotel

Located in a prime spot between the Duque and La Caleta beaches, the Vincci La PlantaciĆ³n del Sur Hotel offers the best views of the south of Tenerife. It is also a member of the prestigious ‘Small Luxury Hotels of the World’ collection, so you are sure to have a luxurious wedding day!

Wedding Ceremony at Vincci La Plantacion del Sur Hotel, Tenerife

All the rooms in the main building, as well as the large separate accommodation, have views of the sea, and the hotel is surrounded by a tropical garden with six swimming pools.

Guest post by Helen Doyle of PerfectWeddingsAbroad.co.uk

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