The romantics out there know the feeling, when you are planning your wedding you can already feel the sun that is going to shine on your face on the day. It may be colder and damper now in November, but sitting by the warmth of a fireplace can invoke memories of summer evenings on the Atlantic under the clear starry sky. With this article we want to distract you from this autumnal scene, evoke that summer feeling, and inspire your thoughts by infusing them with beautiful nuptial dreams.
What if we tell you that you can turn the tides and sail towards the sunny south of Portugal? Where you can tie the knot in picturesque scenery, dine al fresco with amazing wine, and celebrate this iconic moment under the glimmering stars? If this paradise sounds like the perfect wedding destination for you, then the beautiful region of the Algarve may be just the right fit for your love story.
Impressively enough, the Algarve has more than 300 days of sunshine a year which offers a whole plethora of opportunities for engaged couples. You can tailor your special day even in seasons when other countries are facing moody and cold weather, whereas here it is warm and pleasant. Situated in the south of Portugal, Algarve is home to many wineries and landscapes that lure you with seemingly never-ending vineyards. Right into the very heart of the region, you can find the country’s leading winery – Quinta dos Vales.
What put Quinta dos Vales on the map is its award-winning wine but also its unique aesthetic. Across the entire estate you can find colourfully vibrant sculptures on exhibition, which adds that special something to a destination wedding to make it truly unique. Encompassed by dreamy vineyards and a beautiful golden glow, Quinta dos Vales guarantees an unforgettable experience.
This impossible-to-miss estate provides the ultimate romantic escape that offers all the modern luxuries, while still being grounded in the archetypal Portuguese spirit. The estate has developed into the ideal setting, not only because of the unique sculptures, ethereal vineyards and tranquil setting; but also because of the one-of-a-kind infrastructure and creative ideas. The combination of these elements and the perfect warm Algarve climate has attracted couples and tourists from all over the world. A haven for the modern romantic and the ultimate getaway for those who seek to enjoy tranquility.
One of the most alluring attractions of Quinta dos Vales is the new addition to the grounds – a resort named The Vines. It consists of 16 detached houses that can host up to 100 guests, each with two individual villa suites. The architecture and interior evoke a serene ambience with an aesthetic that channels a blend of country winery style, southern charm and a distinct modern coastal feel. The best part is that The Vines are perfectly spaced to provide intimacy yet close enough for interaction with the other guests. You can have peace but also bond and even take part in the various activities offered by Quinta dos Vales. Some of the amenities are assorted sports such as tennis, paddle, mini golf/putting green and many others; or you and your attendees can simply unwind and lounge by the various pools.
In essence, if you are planning a destination wedding then you have probably realised by now that the planning of the ceremony and reception are absolutely crucial in having a memorable wedding day. Precisely those are the aspects that can make or break the whole feeling of the day. That is why it is crucial to envision them before you choose your venue. Incredibly enough the winery has not one but several areas you can choose from. Imagine being surrounded by endless hillsides with vineyards, providing the perfect backdrop for your special event of any size, saying ”I do” as a pleasant breeze caresses you, evoking a sense of whimsy and poetry. Also, imagine continuing your celebration during the sunset hours and toasting under the stellar sky, with lanterns all around, or maybe on the covered panoramic terrace that overlooks the vineyards whatever you can imagine, Quinta dos Vales can turn into a reality. You might think that such a wedding can be hard to pull off on your own, but when we say Quinta dos Vales has it all, we mean all. Because through the years many events have been hosted at this gorgeous estate, they have designed packages that cover the essentials, featuring an on-site team that will ensure that your guests are impressed and happy. Couples have assistance with all of the venue hires, also with the impeccable wine and catering service, plus plenty of space to have a DJ or band, to create an unforgettable night for everyone present. Another bonus is the fact that you can turn your destination fête into a mini-vacation in this always sunny region of Portugal. That will elevate the whole experience, and your guests will be forever thankful for it! And you can also choose to spend the night in one of the units located only a few steps away from the celebration.
If you wish to explore the Algarve, then the estate’s location is ideal,every major point of interest is just a short drive away. Not only is this convenient to organise a bachelor or bachelorette party before the wedding but also to plan a tour for your guests who will get a chance to see the beautiful coast.
The management takes pride in being innovative by personalising the whole experience at Quinta dos Vales. For instance, in preparation for your big day, you could blend a barrel of wine together with the winemaking team, which you can then serve on the day. Those bottles will serve as perfect mementos for one of the most important days of your life, turning a unique experience into something truly unforgettable.
If you have been inspired and are already envisioning your special day here, please don’t hesitate to reach out to the management. They will undoubtedly answer any questions you may have and help you curate a remarkable destination wedding experience.