If you are planning a wedding and would like to get married somewhere truly memorable, then Paphos has to be a top choice. With stunning scenery, a balmy Mediterranean climate and warm hospitality, there couldn’t be a better place to spend your special day. Destination weddings are the hottest trend around, and Cyprus is fast becoming a top choice for couples both young an old who want to make the most of what the island has to offer. World-renowned as the birthplace of Aphrodite, the Greek Goddess of Love, Paphos is the perfect place to celebrate your romance and begin married life together. If you are looking for somewhere a bit different to hold your ceremony or reception, check out these four hidden gems of Paphos and create your dream wedding with memories that last a lifetime.
The stunning and peaceful surroundings of Vasilias Nikoklis Inn are a perfect couples retreat at any time of the year. With a history stretching back over 100 years, this hotel was an ancient khan, providing accommodation for local people for as long as the community can remember. Following extensive renovation by the family that own it, Vasilias Nikoklis now offers all the modern conveniences in very unique and authentic surroundings. Branding itself as an agrotourism hotel, guests can expect to enjoy a slice of real Cypriote life, a world away from the Anglicised beachside hotels used by popular tour operators.
The wedding services offered at Vasilias Nikoklis include everything from hair and make up to catering and champagne. The company has been making dreams come true for happy couples for over 15 years now, so you can be confident that you will receive the best service and care to make your day truly special.
Paphos Municipality Hall
Often overlooked in favour of more exotic venues, Paphos Municipality Hall, also known as the Town Hall, is actually a lovely setting in which to take your vows and actually one of the more popular places to get married in the town. Unlike many UK civil registries, the Paphos Municipality Hall is a beautiful, stylish building; offering couples a chance to be married in the historical part of the city, close to many of the popular reception venues and hotels. The two wedding rooms can cater for parties of 25 and 80 guests, so whether you plan to take a few close friends or your entire family, you can be sure that there will be plenty of room for everyone.
On a boat!
Yes, it can be done. If you love the sea and the romance of bobbing about on a boat, you can book your very own yacht for the day, complete with decorations, catering and even a luxuriously appointed bedroom for you and your spouse to enjoy your first night of wedded bliss in style. Cruise around the island on your boat whilst enjoying top quality catering and a good band, or opt for the romance and history of a sail boat or tall ship and enjoy the sound of the wind in the rigging as you relax in the sun. With a range of vessels and packages to suit your party size and budget, you could soon be enjoying your first dance on the deck of a boat as the sun sets over the Mediterranean sea.
A museum may not be the first place you think of when considering perfect venues for your wedding. In fact, for many people it could be a real turn off to be surrounded by dusty artefacts and gloomy paintings. However, the Paphos Museum is something very different and should definitely be on the list of places to consider being wed. Located moments from the Town Hall and central to the historic area of the town, the Ethnographic Museum of Paphos is a truly stunning place to hold a wedding, with ancient private courtyards, unique architectural features and plenty of character to make your wedding something really memorable.
Our guest author, Marios Christofi, is a Paphos wedding photographer who specializes in weddings, christenings and other personal events.