Although it seems that essentially the entire country of Croatia is ideal for wedding locations, we’d end up giving you a list of over 100 and that’s no fun to read! We’ve decided that for this list, we’d narrow it down to the abundance of places along the Adriatic coast that boast the most pristine and perfect locations and venues for your wedding. As we know this is one of the most special days in your lives, we are not taking this lightly. We promise that every spot on this list is first class wedding material, and you’ll be ready to book one of these venues in no time.
First off we have Fort George on the island of Vis. Originally a 200 year old fortress built back in 1813 by the Royal Navy, an extensive recent restoration has crafted Fort George into a multifunctional event space with a burgeoning bastion of quality music, art, celebration, and cuisine. Regarded as one of the most stunning locations on the Adriatic coast, it is also one of the most romantic and enchanting places for a summer wedding in Croatia. Overlooking the sea in an idyllic garden you have a top notch restaurant and lounge bar. You also have the option to hold your ceremony in the garden or on the summer terrace under an intimate atmosphere. Photos cannot do this location justice, and you really have to see this beauty to believe it.
Photo courtesy of fortgeorgecroatia.com
Next, we have Stari Kaštel located in Istria. A family owned and operated restaurant, Stari Kaštel is situated on the top of a hill on the Kaštel settlement, boasting incredible views of Istria below you. The architectural design of Stari Kaštel represents a perfect blend of old and new. Its bright and cosy interiors have a rustic touch of class. The restaurant has two large rooms which are ideal for wedding parties, and there is also a large open terrace and a garden where you can take a stroll surrounded by local flora with a view of Portorož and Umag bays beneath you. They even offer a romantic suite with a hot tub!
Photo courtesy of coloursofistria.com
The Palm Terrace at Hotel Excelsior in Dubrovnik is one of the more popular venues, but we couldn’t imagine leaving it out! Steps away from the protected UNESCO World Heritage site in the Old City of Dubrovnik, Hotel Excelsior’s Palm Terrace offers a one a of a kind view you will remember for a lifetime. Here you will dine under vast palm trees, with the Adriatic sea crashing into the rocks below you, looking out onto the exquisite views of Dubrovnik’s city walls in the distance. Your wedding will put Game of Thrones to shame!
Photo courtesy of dubrovnikdream.com
Hvrski Dvori, also known as St. George Palace, is set on our sunniest island of Hvar, boasting an annual average of 2726 hours of sun. Located near Humac on one of the highest tops of Hvar island, Hvarski Dvori offers magnificent views onto the Adriatic islands of Scedro and Vis. The estate spreads over 30,000 square meters! Recently renovated, Hvarski Dvori is surrounded by cypress trees, lavender, rosemary and sage – a perfect blend of what is truly only found in Dalmatia. Your wedding ceremony will be held near the infinity pool, overlooking the Adriatic Sea, surrounded by lush vegetation and sunshine – does it get any better?
Photo courtesy of Dimaviper
After three centuries of tumultuous history, the Martinis Marchi is one of the most unique properties on this list. Martinis Marchi is located in a historic castle in Maslinica on the island of Šolta. Sparkling teal waters and a landscape dotted with olive trees surround you, and this romantic setting has guest capacities ranging between 20 and 90 guests. Their open restaurant terrace overlooks a spectacular marina set in Maslinica bay, and the 300 year old castle surrounds a peacefully intimate pool terrace suitable for smaller parties and charming ceremonies.
Photo courtesy of Martinis Marchi
If you aren’t married already, we hope this has helped to move you along your way into picking the perfect oasis for your special day.