By Chris Georgantzos experienced travel agent, he has accommodated for the needs of 8000 travelers over an 8-year period. If you need any help with your wedding send an email at firstname.lastname@example.org
Wedding is a ceremony where two people unite in order to seal their love.
It is a promise that they will be there for life, one for another. It is the beginning of a new life in common, where two people are determined to live the joys of life and share it together. It is the happiest moment in the life of a couple and therefore it should be treated as one. It is something special and it needs to be carried out in a special way that will be remembered for life.
One of the best ways to accomplish that is to have your wedding plan in Santorini a world famous place for its beauty and romance. Let us take care of everything, help you find the best services in the island for hairdressing, make up, dinning, and wedding ceremony, flowers as well as everything else you can thing of for your wedding day. We are a travel guide therefore we know and co-operate with the best providers on the spot.
Make it special, remembered and something that you will like to talk for many years to come to your friends and grandchildren.
E-mail us your desires and we will take care of the rest, but before you do that read on to get a general view of wedding planning in Santorini
Here is an overview of the wedding planning scenery situation
Marriage and Honeymooning in Santorini
There are a lot of people that look at the beauty and splendor of Santorini and immediately think of honeymoon or wedding. If you want to explore the Santorini weddings that have been done in the past, or you want to plan your honeymoon, you’ll no doubt want to explore what you can do, and what’s best to work with. The following will help you get started, so that you can plan the best ceremony and reception possible, as well as get friends and family to come alongside with you for your nuptials.
Finding A Wedding Planner
If you’re serious about making a commitment, then you will love the options that abound in the area. Finding a wedding planner is easy, and you will no doubt find greatness comes through. There are a lot of solutions to look into in this regards, and finding the right planner can be tough at first glance. Just make sure that you go with an experienced planner that has been helping couples with wedding planning in the area for some time.
The reason why it’s recommended that you go with luxury hotels in the case of wedding planning is simple, they are more likely to have facilities that you are looking for overall. From restaurants, to ball rooms for receptions, and much more, there’s a lot to consider when you’re booking a wedding. Some of the major options to consider in regards to booking include, Pegasus Suites, Aqua Mare, San Antonio, Astarte Suites, Splendour Resort, The Majestic Hotel, La Maltese. These can offer amazing romantic areas, as well as space to book a reception and more. Each one varies in price point, but you will no doubt find something in these luxury spots.
One of the great things about Santorini weddings is that you can rent out various venues if you need to. If you’re not religious at all, then you can have a civil ceremony just about any place you’d like, including some of the 5 star hotels that are in the area. However, if you are religious, you will find that you will want to go with one of the chapels and churches nearby. There are Greek Orthodox churches around, including some that are bilingual, and will help you get a nice romantic, and religious atmosphere for your wedding. Consider the Cathedral of Saint John The Baptist in Fira, as a major destination.
The above are just a few notes that you will no doubt want to explore when you’re looking at getting married in Santorini. You’ll also find that honeymoon ideas can pop up as you plan with a good planner. Alongside these options, when you book a wedding package, you’ll find that transportation and more will be included when you speak with a professional planner. If you’re doing it all on your own, it’s best to write up a checklist and slow go forward with finding the right options. When in doubt, stick with a 5 star hotel and resort, as they’ll have the most options for both Santorini honeymoon and wedding options.
To get married in Santorini, the 3 most basic pieces of information that you need is
• Where to get married?
• What hotel should you stay?
• What is the paperwork involved?
So, lets us start addressing these issues.
Where to get married
Gem Santorini villas
One of the best choices to get married in Santorini. It offers unique views to the caldera. It offers a private bridal preparation room with private bathroom. The ceremony is held at the highest point of the property. There is an outdoor bar and a 200 sqm swimming pool. There are quests bathroom facilities and you can choose from a variety of recommended menus.
Venetsanos winery offers a perfect view of the caldera. It is perfect for both small and big weddings, it is also good for any weather conditions as it offers two different terraces and an indoor area.
It is the biggest winery of the island and an ideal location for large weddings. It is located on the cliffs before Pyrgos village and the views that if offers are astonishing.
Santa Irene is a church yard in a wonderful location in Santorini. It is overlooking the sea and the volcano. It is an excellent spot.
Andromeda wedding Venue
This is a hotel situated in Imerovigli village. It can offer a romantic wedding and it is also one of the best luxury hotels in the island.
Le Ciel offers elegant indoor & outdoor spaces and a delicious choice of Wedding Menus. The Wedding Ceremony is held on our spectacular Caldera view terrace overlooking the Volcano and the Aegean Sea.
Sailing ship wedding
Have your wedding on a sailing boat and enjoy the sunset, the sailing way with your quests.
Beach wedding in Santorini
The volcanic beaches of Santorini are the perfect place to host your wedding. Just picture it, black volcanic sand and a white wedding dress, filled with the blue color of the sea that is all around.
What is the paperwork involved?
BRIDE’S AND GROOM’S COPY OF PASSPORTS
BIRTH CERTIFICATE FOR BOTH
All the documents above (except the passports) need to be APOSTILLE stamped and Translated in Greek from the Greek Embassy in your country.
An extra document from your country’s embassy in Athens, to certify that you are free to marry and this document should be certified (and translated if it is issued in Greek) by the Greek Ministry Foreign Affairs in Athens.
*If you have married before a copy of the divorce papers from the court, translated in Greek as well.
The copies of the documents by FAX OR E MAIL are needed at least 20-30 days before the wedding day, to print the Licenses of Marriage.
As soon as you arrive in Santorini you must visit the Town hall with the original certificates (in Greek and in English) and the passports as well.
THE WEDDING DOCUMENTS CAN NOT BE OLDER THAN 3 MONTHS
After the wedding:
After the ceremony the couple has a legal obligation to register the wedding at the local council within 4 days, failure to do so will result in the marriage having no validity.
Please note that the paperwork that you provide to the Greek authorities is NOT returned to you after the wedding, they are kept on record.
What hotel should I stay?
Pegasus suites and spa
Central location, close to car park, wonderful views, spacious rooms. Pool with great view. Option for rooms with private pool and Jacuzzi. Hotel located in Imerovigli. Accommodation in October which is still considered a season at 190€ per night.
Lilium villas Santorini
Location is great, rooms clean and caldera view breathtaking. Plentiful and tasty breakfast included. The views from the room were remarkable. The location gets you away from the cruise hoards but the shuttle bus for 4 Euro can get to you the closest and largest town, Fira in 4 minutes. The Pool area is very nice,and the restaurant is great as well. October price 189€ per night.
Volcano view hotel Santorini
Take advantage of their spa (jacuzzi, steam and sauna), and their massage service. The rooms are big, comfortable. The hotel is away from the main towns but there was a complimentary shuttle into Fira every 2 hours but it doesn’t come back very late.There is a market directly across the street to purchase alcohol water and snacks to bring back to your room. October price 116€ per night.
Rocabella Santorini hotel and Spa
Situated in Imerovigli. All the staff here are wonderful amazing people. The atmosphere is very relaxed along with professional attitude. All were so helpful and attentive each day. The breakfast is delicious and all fresh. Rooms are lovely with beautiful views and very nice amenities. The location is gorgeous and you can walk in either direction to Fira and Oia!
Pools are very cool. October price 174€ per night.
The views are amazing from every area of this complex. Amazing pools, restaurant and bars. Room Tip: Request sea view. Great location as walking distance to Caldera and sunset viewing platform. Attentive staff, luxurious surroundings, spectacular views from every room, outstanding restaurants. Sited cliffside, it has many stairs, but luggage is handled by the staff. Three pools and a limited amount of space guarantee a poolside lounge, and two restaurants. Amazing food. The hotel is in OIa. October price 440€ per night.
Dana villas hotel and suites
The views amazing and the restaurant very good however a bit expensive compared to some other restaurants in the area. There are many stairs so not good for people with disability. Very Helpful staff. October price 106€ per night.
Anteliz Suites Santorini
Stunning property with what it could be considered to be in the best location possible in Santorini. The hotel is actually located in Firostefani which is its own little town nestled between Fira (about a 5-10-minute walk) and Imerovigli (about a 15 minute walk). Spacious rooms , beautiful views , tasty breakfast. October price 278€ per night.
Villa Ilias caldera hotel
This hotel is in Firostefani, a great central location. Just outside and along the cobble stone walkway over a dozen great restaurants are within easy walking distance. Fira is just a short 10-minute walk along the caldera to the south. The sunsets from the room are beautiful. The balcony is a nice place to sit and relax. The pool area also has great views of the caldera and city. The breakfasts have a wide range of choices of many tasty items. October price 79€ per night.