Couples from all over the world are increasingly choosing Dubrovnik as the location for their fateful “I do”. The selection of exactly where is a difficult one to make, and the list is vast – inside the old city walls or in the nearby vicinity (Rector’s Palace, Revelin or Lovrijenac Fortresses, Sponza Palace), holiday villas, parks, sailboats, or the islands of Lopud and Šipan. Whatever location you choose, one thing is certain – you cannot go wrong!
In all major towns on the west Istrian coast from Savudrija to Pula, it is common to combine a cruise with a wedding. The most popular Istrian locations are estates and castles on the mainland, or the Brijuni Islands, and of course, the Pula Arena.
The Opatija Riviera offers countless opportunities for wedding celebrations in luxury hotels and first-class restaurants extending from Volosko to Mošćenička Draga, including the hills above the Riviera in Lovranska Draga and Kastav, and the Čikat Bay on Mali Lošinj.
For those who like the “Robinson Crusoe” lifestyle there are several places on the Kornati Islands that organise wedding celebrations too. These are mostly in the Opat and Vruja Bays on Kornat Island, followed by the islets of Ravni Žakan, Levrnaka, and Žut. Wouldn’t you want to sail off into the sunset surrounded by 152 islands?
After the construction of a large and luxurious marina and a new hotel next to it, the city of Šibenik became an even more appealing spot for nautical weddings. In addition to the marina, there are two other very attractive locations – St. Nicholas’ Fortress that is almost entirely immersed in the sea, and St. Michael’s Fortress.
A special experience on any cruise, including a wedding one, is to sail through the Šibenik Channel via Lake Prokljan and get to Skradin at the mouth of the Krka River. In this lovely and peaceful town you will find excellent restaurants for unforgettable wedding celebrations.
The most popular wedding venues in Split are Villa Dalmatia and the Ivan Meštrović Gallery, which holds sculptures made by the most celebrated Croatian sculptor. Both sites are situated at the foot of the mythical Split hill – Marjan, and what is most important, they offer a breathtaking view of the sea.
Hvar and the Pakleni Islands
One of the top wedding destinations are the town of Hvar and the Pakleni Islands. You can enjoy superb Mediterranean cuisine at local restaurants, and say your fateful “I do” on the Fortress Fortica too. On the largest of the Pakleni islands, the Island of Saint Clement, it is common to host weddings in the Vinogradišće Bay right by the sea. Your photos from these locations are sure to be absolutely magical.
The island of Vis
If you are not a fan of formal wedding locations, this is the island for you. Vis abounds in hidden coves perfect for a romantic wedding. Loosen up your tie and say “I do” while looking at the sea and one of the most beautiful sunsets.