Hvar, the Croatian Island Which Has It All: 16 – Weddings

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February 4, 2018 – Continuing our look at 2018 European Best Destinations nominee, the island of Hvar, find out why more people are deciding to get marries on Croatia’s premier island.

It is the sunniest island in Europe, often called one of the ten most beautiful in the world, as well as Croatia’s premier island. Stunningly beautiful, it is an holiday which sparks many holiday romances each year. And with such a romantic and spectacular setting, it perhaps comes as no surprise to learn the foreign wedding industry on Hvar is booming. 

Where better to tie the knot than in Paradise? 


Just like the rest of this magical island, Hvar offers an astonishing array of wedding opportunities, from the truly remote to the centre of Hvar Town. Ever wanted to get married in a vineyard? This couple’s dream wedding to one of Andro Tomic’s vineyards in Jelsa is a perfect example of what is possible – see the video below.

As the leading hotel group on the island, Suncani Hvar Hotels has the majority of the Hvar wedding business, and they have seen the numbers of foreign weddings explode in recent years. As the Suncani team has handled more and more weddings, they have gained a lot of experience of the needs and requirements of foreign guests, and planning your Hvar wedding is now a lot easier than it was just five years ago. 



Although Croatia is a very bureaucratic country, sorting the paperwork to tie the know is not that complicated, provided you plan things in advance, and the Suncani Hvar wedding planning team has dealt with weddings from nationalities from all over the globe in recent years.  


One of the key attractions of a Suncani wedding experience is the sheer wealth of choice there is, according to the loving couple’s guest list size and individual requirements. Some locations are licenced to have the ceremony on site, while there are several delightful church options for those looking for the more traditional start to married life. 

As the biggest accommodation provider in town, Suncani Hvar can obviously accommodate large wedding groups, and this is one of the advantages of getting married on Hvar as opposed to back home – the entire wedding party gets to have a holiday in addition to celebrating your special day. With the cost of weddings back in the UK these days, it is a viable and fun adventure option for all involved.  


How about this for a wedding reception location, in the location where organised tourism in Europe began, exactly 150 years ago this year, on the island of Hvar. Look out at Hvar’s exclusive riva and the Pakleni Islands beyond, and included in the view is the oldest public theatre in Europe, built in 1612.  

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Or perhaps the exotic 1927 colonnade, known as Bonj les Bains, perhaps Hvar’s most popular wedding location, located as it is overlooking the Pakleni Islands, and just a few metres from Hvar Town’s largest hotel, Amfora. If you are looking to give your guests the maximum relaxation without any travel from the hotel, it doesn’t get much better than this. 

One of the joys of getting married on Hvar is that there is choice for everyone, depending on the type of wedding you are looking for. Romantic photo shoots in fields of lavender? You are on Croatia’s most aromatic island. Check out the video above for a flavour of a typical Hvar wedding. 

And after the wedding, the honeymoon. Where better to enjoy those precious first few days and weeks as a married couple than in one of Croatia’s most romantic towns. Looking to continue the party with all your guests? A Hvar wedding is the perfect location for that, turning a magical day into a magical fortnight. Or escape to Hvar on your own after your special day elsewhere, for Hvar is the perfect way to start a journey together. Check out the Hvar honeymoon experience above. 

Voting continues until February 8 for Hvar as 2018 European Best Destinations. You can cast your vote here.

If you are looking at getting married in the near future, find out why Hvar could be the destination for you.

Last summer, TCN interviewed Suncani Hvar wedding coordinator Nikolina Pijanovic about the booming Hvar wedding industry. Read the interview here


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