Planning a glam and gay destination wedding on the Athenian Riviera.
Greece is the perfect choice as the venue for a LGBTQ+ destination wedding.
Consider the Athenian Riviera; a stunning coastal area stretching from the southern suburbs of Athens, via places such as Voula, Vouliagmeni, Lagonissi and Glyfada, all the way to Cape Sounion and the famous Temple of Poseidon.
In this area of mainland Greece there are so many romantic and exclusive wedding venues to choose from.
The beautiful, historic, city of Athens, is close by, and as one of the oldest cities in the world, there is just so much to see and so many great places to explore.
Of course, Athens is the site of the Acropolis of Athens and its’ famous Parthenon, not to mention the Athens Acropolis Museum, a museum which has been recognised as one of the best in the world.
Your family and friends can divide their time between sightseeing around the City of Athens and relaxing on the beach, or poolside at their holiday villa or hotel on the Athenian Riviera.
Something for everyone to enjoy!
How to have a fantastic LGBTQ+ wedding ceremony in Greece.
Now, just because, same-sex marriage is not currently legal in Greece, (LGBTQ+ rights have improved over the years and the country is recognised as being culturally very liberal) there is absolutely no reason why you cannot have the destination wedding ceremony of your dreams anywhere in this amazing country.
As a same-sex couple planning a destination wedding in Greece, you must not let this missing legislation, restrict your plans!
By registering your official marriage back home before or after travel means that any couple gay, or not, can have a fabulous destination wedding ceremony, tailored for them in Greece by working with a professional Celebrant.
Described as a symbolic ceremony, there is no reason for it to feel symbolic in any way!
A professional Celebrant is a wedding officiant who can write and perform unique symbolic wedding ceremonies, celebrant led wedding ceremonies are trending in Europe these days; in the Southern hemisphere they have been the way to go for decades!
If you are a same sex couple planning a truly special destination wedding ceremony in Greece, a celebrant led ceremony may well be the way to go!
So why choose Greece for your special day?
Stunning blue waters, fabulous weather, loads of culture, exclusive holiday villas, endless hotel options, tasty local flavours, vivacious and diverse nightlife and the kindness and generosity of the local Greek people are all reasons why to choose the Athenian Riviera as the venue for your gay destination wedding in Greece.
Athens offers a vibrant gay night life and you will find most of the best clubs and bars in the area of Gazi.
The Athenian Riviera is a great choice for couples who are travelling from far afield especially from the USA, Canada and Australia!
By only having to fly to Athens and not on to one of the Islands, it will make the whole package so much more economic for all your family and friends who you are inviting to join you at your gay destination wedding in Greece.
For couples a short haul flight away, there are many flight options too!
Choosing a destination wedding planner.
When planning a destination wedding from afar, it is wise to choose an experienced local wedding planner, it is a false economy to consider organising such an important day without one.
A great communicator is a massive bonus, someone who cares, and is available to put your minds at rest during the planning stage, and someone who will ensure that all the wedding suppliers involved are present and correct accordingly and that your special day goes to plan.
An experienced wedding planner will be worth their weight in gold and will be able to sort out any last-minute hiccups, and you will not notice a thing! Your wedding day is one of the most important days of your life!
You are there to enjoy it not organise it!
Ktima The Glam
You will find many destination wedding venues named ‘Ktima’ scattered around Greece!
Ktima is the Greek word for ‘Private estate’ and refers to luxury wedding venues in Greece.
Popular for destination weddings and locals alike these venues are designed with weddings in mind! Normally they can cater for a large group of up to several hundred guests and are perfect for both the ceremony and the after party too. These exclusive venues provide a dreamy set up and your wedding can be as intimate or as flamboyant as you like!
Ktima the Glam is an example of a deluxe private wedding venue located in the sought-after area of Lagonissi, on the Athenian Riviera. This is a Greek ‘estate’ straight out of a fairy tale, just perfect for a really special same-sex wedding!
Just imagine exchanging intimate vows with sparkly lights overhead, enjoy the local flavours, and then party the night away under the clear starry Grecian skies.
What’s not to love about that?
Private villa weddings on the Athenian Riviera.
Perhaps you are considering an intimate elopement and are searching for an exclusive villa venue for your wedding, there are many luxury villas to consider, and not only can you hold your elopement ceremony there but also stay at the villa for the honeymoon. It’s a win, win situation!
Say your vows late afternoon, just so it is a little cooler and then, it will be the perfect time for the sunset photos!
Choose a villa with sea views, or alternatively select one in a rural location, looking out over the rugged Greek countryside, where there are more olive trees than people and the bougainvillea play a starring role!
Are you looking for an experienced wedding planner for a same-sex destination wedding on the Athenian Riviera?
‘Planning your wedding is one of the most important things you will do in life’ Angela Lada has years of experience planning and organising events in Greece, she has worked on over 500 events to date!
If you are planning a ‘glam, gay destination wedding’ in Greece, look no further!
Article by Sarah Hatjipavlis of Grecian Ceremonies.
Sarah is a professional wedding Celebrant based on the Island of Rhodes who creates and officiates unique destination weddings anywhere in Greece.
‘There is nothing I love more than writing and officiating weddings in Greece, so if you are a couple of guys or a couple of gals, looking to tie the knot, contact me to talk about your special day!’
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