I wanted to share with you a list that myself and Charley put together of the top 5 wedding venues in the Algarve. We have provided entertainment (and have been wedding guests) at countless weddings in these venues and should hopefully be able to give you an informed opinion on them...
Pousada Palacio de Estoi
An 18th Century Palace restored as a Small Luxury Hotel in the little village of Estoi, with great views of Faro nearby. Historical and cultural, the palace contains its own beautiful chapel and maintains lovely, old Portuguese decor throughout. It's a beautifully romantic and private location to have a wedding. It's surrounded by pretty gardens where many people choose to have their ceremony. While the owners constantly improve the venue, this has to be one of the most historic sites to hold a wedding.
This is a really beautiful venue where everything from your ceremony to your evening party can be held. There is a picturesque, romantic, Portuguese driveway that is always stunning in photos of the happy couple on the big day. If your photographer doesn't suggest this as a potential photo spot, please ask for it! You'll be glad you did it.
The courtyard by the barn can be decorated beautifully with fairy lights, and live music can be held in the barn where there is a decent sized dancing space.
We love this venue as it's one of the most suited for our photobus to drive right in and get into the middle of the party for all your guests to grab a selfie and add it to your guestbook.
Dos Passos is a unique venue as it is so close to the seaside and overlooks the amazing waters of Praia do Ancao beach. One of the original beach bars on the Algarve coast, it was recently completely rebuilt and refurbished as a perfect venue for romantic beach-side weddings. There's a champagne bar on the roof where you can see picturesque views of the Ria Formosa and the surrounding dunes and sandy beaches. Dos Passos serves really amazing food which is based mainly around seafood and meat, but there are also some decent vegetarian options.
Our Photobus is accessible to the outside of the venue, otherwise our Vintage Camera Box suits perfectly on the roof with all the amazing views behind.
We hope this article helped you with your search for your perfect wedding in the Algarve! If you'd like to ask us any further questions about our opinions of the venues on this list, or about other venues in the Algarve, please free to contact us by e-mail or write a comment below... if we can, we'll do our best to help you.