There’s nothing that says romance like tying the knot in Dubrovnik! Whether you want it to be in a baroque early 18-century church of Saint Blaise, in a 15-century lavish palace or upscale hotel with beautiful terrace overlooking the Adriatic Sea, we’ve rounded up 5 best of the best wedding venues in Dubrovnik. Put a ring on it!
1. St. Blaise Church
St. Blaise Church was built in 1715 following the plan of a single square nave with a ground plan in the form of Greek cross by the Venetian architect and sculptor Marino Gropelli. Known as Crkva svetog Vlaha, it is a baroque church dedicated to the patron of Dubrovnik. Wedding in a church in the heart of the Old Town provides a perfect setting for a stunning wedding photo book. Just watch out for pigeons, nobody wants their wedding dress to be ruined by these flying creatures.
2. Renaissance palaces
Palaces bring a royal touch to your wedding: unique atriums give buildings feeling of space and light and it provides your guests with a special kind of relaxed atmosphere. Among the most popular venues are Sponza Palace, known also as Divona, and Rector’s Palace, nestled in the Old Town. The shape and design of the 16th-century Sponza Palace, that served as a trading center and business meeting place in past, went unaltered during the Great Earthquake in 1667. Rector’s Palace, or Knezev dvor in Croatian, is a Gothic and Renaissance palace with certain Baroque addition situated between the church of St. Blaise and Dubrovnik cathedral. It used to serve as the seat of the Rector in Dubrovnik Republic between the 14th century and abolition of the Republic in 1808.
Both civil and symbolic ceremony choices are available in these magnificent palaces dating back from the time of the Republic of Dubrovnik.
One of the most sought-after wedding locations in Dubrovnik, this 1930’s Mediterranean turned-into-hotel villa boasts stunning views over the Old Town, Adriatic Sea and surrounding islands from Victoria Terrace. Once a home of local noble family, this restored villa successfully combines modern and traditional luxury coupled with breathtaking sea and garden views. The walls are dressed by surrealist artworks by Roberto Matta and op-art works by Victor Vasarely in addition to the eclectic collection of aesthetic objets d’art.
The hotel, that is just a 5 minute walk away from the Old Town, has an exclusive beach with a dedicated staff. And they say you can’t have it all, phh…
4. Banje Beach Lounge and Club
For the couples who have always wanted to share their vows on a pebble beach, they might opt for a popular local beach that received the title of one of the best beaches in the world. Once you’re there, you can cast away all your doubts: a breathtaking view over the Dubrovnik port, sound of the sea and footsteps on the sand with a relaxing music and a sea breeze will turn your wedding into an unforgettable experience for you and all your guests. The restaurant seats up to 220 guests inside and the expanded outdoor patio can comfortably accommodate an additional 200 for your wedding ceremony, rehearsal dinner, or reception location.
5. Villa Dubrovnik
Set on a cliff featuring some magnificent views of the Old Town, Lokrum island and St. Jakov beach, Villa Dubrovnik is a contemporary hotel located 2km from the Old Town. This upscale hotel that gets sun nearly all day resulting in breathtaking sunsets is a perfect setting for head-over-heels romantic weddings. With support from professional wedding planner, be sure you will woo your guests with this unique location and delicious Dalmatian cuisine.