Thinking about getting married in Portugal? Well, we sat down with JJW Algarve hotels to find out why it's the perfect destination for a wedding abroad. This is what they had to say...

married in portugal Dona Filipa Hotel. Vale de Lobo, Algarve

Why is Portugal the perfect destination wedding location?

"The weather is outstanding, the scenery is stunning and the atmosphere is calming and romantic. The beach is always within easy reach. Our Dona Filipa Hotel is located just off the striking golden sands of Vale do Lobo. Whilst our Penina Hotel & Golf Resort is mere minutes away from the rolling dunes and warm seas of Alvor beach. JJW also provides a range of special rates and conditions for wedding guests, ensuring value for money, as well as five-star excellence."

What’s the best time of year to wed there?

"Portugal is at its picture-perfect best during Spring and late Summer. It offers the ideal conditions for a bright, peaceful wedding."

Dona Filipa Hotel. Vale de Lobo, Algarve

How do we get there?

"Faro airport offers great flight options and connections, and all of our hotels can be reached in just a short drive. All transfers and transportation to and from our hotels can easily be arranged."

How much does a Portuguese wedding cost, on average?

"This all depends on a range of factors including, number of guests, type of menu, where you want to get married, and how you want the venue dressed. JJW can cater for up to 200 guests and our expert wedding team can work with you every step of the way to ensure you have the wedding of your dreams."

Penina Hotel & Golf Resort. Portimao, Algarve

What kind of venues can I have my wedding in, in Portugal?

"Here at JJW Hotels & Resorts, we offer couples the opportunity to wed on impressively beautiful beaches, in expansive gardens, airy function suites or even at one of our picturesque golf courses."

What do couples need to do to ensure their wedding is legally binding?

"A legal request needs to be made to the local registry office. This can be done from overseas via the Portuguese Embassy in order to reserve the date, sort the documentation and to ensure a legal representative is present for the wedding."

Dunas Beach Restaurant at Penina Hotel. Portimao, Algarve

Anything important to note about destination weddings in Portugal?

"This will be one of the most important days of your life. If you’re looking to get married in paradise… we’ve got you covered."

JJW Algarve Hotels, Resorts & Golf Courses

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