5 insane European estates where you can actually get married

How to do your wedding right: Choose a destination as amazing as you both are. Then find the perfect place to say your vows—we promise one of these sumptuous estates will serve you well. Your big day will be unforgettable, and your photos will make everyone insanely jealous.

1. Say “I do” in a dreamy château in the French countryside


Sleeping a party of up to 62 in a total of 18 bedrooms (some in an adjoining farmhouse), this heavenly blue-shuttered château in rolling countryside near Dijon also harbors a wedding reception room hosting 120 people. Convivial indoor spaces with a stylish mix of classic and contemporary decor in pale colors include airy living and dining rooms, all with fireplaces. Outside, stroll in the spectacular private parkland with its kitchen garden, small lake, and valley views, and after the wedding, investigate the area’s fabulous wine-tasting opportunities.

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2. Exchange vows in a breathtakingly beautiful Tuscan vineyard


Nestled in the hills, this estate not only produces wine, olive oil, honey, and fruit and vegetables—it also hosts wedding receptions and parties in its lovely garden, with the lights of historic Lucca and surrounding countryside twinkling around you like something out of a fairy tale. Traditional interiors with antique furnishings complement the breathtaking vineyard views from all 18 bedrooms, most them en suite. Spread across five houses, they ensure privacy for up to 39 overnight guests. The amiable owners can take charge of all aspects of your big day—including décor, catering, and entertainment—as well as offer lively pizza parties. Two shimmering outdoor pools and a hot tub complete the perfect picture.

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3. Pledge your eternal love surrounded by nature in Costa Brava


A prize spot for parties to remember, this restored stone-built 18th-century finca (farmhouse) in stupendous countryside just west of Girona has space for 40 guests in 13 bedrooms, plus large shared areas, including a games room and a living room with a cozy fireplace. Blending traditional and modern elements to stylish effect, it’s surrounded by magnificent grounds concealing a swimming pool, a tennis court, a soccer field, and chill-out zones. Weddings can be held outdoors—perhaps on straw-bale seating for a true rustic idyll feel—with dining beneath trees strung with fairy lights.

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4. Walk down a magical Grecian isle in Kefalonia


Bewitching sea views, dining beside the sparkling infinity pool, and a dancing deck make this luxury villa surrounded by olive, lemon, and orange groves on this Greek island’s southern coast a magical spot for boutique weddings for up to 100 guests. Sleeping up to 11 in five bedrooms (one in an adjacent guest house), it has a sleek, timeless decor that adds to the feeling of blissful seclusion. There’s plenty to keep you all on site, including an outdoor cinema, a croquet and boules lawn, and a barbecue pergola. Stay on and explore the beaches, take a boat along the Ithaca coastline, and feast in local tavernas.

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5. Make it official in a majestic woodland estate on the Scottish Borders


With a stately ballroom seating up to 120 and a panelled dining room with a banqueting table for 30, this historic country house in its own woodland on the Scottish Borders near Melrose suits weddings of varying sizes. Incorporating a 15th-century tower, the mansion impresses with its original features, including a Victorian semicircular bar and a grand carved staircase with an interior balcony (spot-on for wedding photos). Up to 30 guests can spend the night in 12 bedrooms, while spaces to get together include an opulent drawing room in rich colors. Marquees on the lawn mean you can bring the party outdoors, and couples can also wed on the south-facing veranda.

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