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Weddings in Crete

 Live your dream wedding in Crete

Take a moment to think about your Dream Wedding!  Close your eyes and imagine you are walking down the aisle on a beautiful beach under the amazing Mediterranean sunlight, listening to the sound of waves!

Landmarks Weddings can offer you a bespoke wedding all over Crete. Being in the Travel Industry for the last 14 years and organizing weddings & honeymoons as part of our services we have the privilege to offer you our knowledge and expertise in planning your big day. Our experienced wedding planners will be there for you from the beginning, helping you on every aspect of your wedding and make sure that your big day is exactly as you have imagined it, unique like you are!

 

Type of Ceremony

BEACH WEDDINGS

Crete is the largest island of Greece and its coastline of 1,046m (650 miles) provides hundreds of beautiful beaches for you to choose from for an unforgettable wedding event. The choices are limitless. Among them some are exotic sandy with crystal Caribbean like water.

No matter what the type of your beach wedding will be, from a bare foot ceremony to an elegant one with white covered chairs, you can always keep the magic going by having the wedding reception at a seaside restaurant.

CHAPEL WEDDINGS

There are hundreds, if not thousands, of chapels in Crete, all of them with a breathtaking view, for your dream chapel wedding ceremony.

HISTORIC VENUES WEDDINGS

Fancy a sense of history for your big day?

The small island of Spinalonga, in Elounda bay, famous from Victoria Hislop’s book “The Island”, is ideal for a historic venue wedding.

The landmark of Rethymno, the Venetian fortress known as Fortezza dated back to 1573, with its amazing view of the big blue of the Aegean Sea, is a unique setting for your historic venue wedding.

WINERY WEDDINGS

With a great tradition in wine production dated back to the ancient times, Crete has plenty of wineries, some of a traditional and some others of a more modern style, to offer for your wedding ceremony and reception, which you can even hire exclusively for your wedding and make your big day a day to remember for you and your guests.

PRIVATE VENUES WEDDINGS

Is a private wedding, just for you, your other half and your loved ones the wedding of your dreams? We can offer you a wide range of villas and estates all over Crete which you can hire just for you!

YACHT AND LAKE WEDDINGS

Why not spoil yourselves and your guests with a yacht wedding? After all, it is your big day and you absolutely deserve it! You can hire your own private yacht and have your wedding ceremony and reception on board, with just you, your loved ones and the big blue!

Or you can have your wedding outside the chapel built in the rocks at Agios Nikolaos Lake!

ORTHODOX WEDDINGS

There is one Greek Orthodox chapel in every little corner of Crete, most of them have a stunning view and you can have an Orthodox wedding in every single one of them.

To be able to have an Orthodox wedding in Greece one of the party must be a Greek Orthodox and the other must be baptised in  the Christian faith.

RENEWAL OF VOWS AND SYMBOLIC CEREMONIES

Renew your promises to each other in Crete, one of the most beautiful Mediterranean islands and it will be like living your honeymoon all over again! As no paperwork is required you are free to create your dream event in any of the stunning Cretan locations!

The symbolic ceremony gives you the freedom to plan it where ever you wish! Beach, private estates or private villas, chapels, lakes, on a sailing boat, the choices are limitless. No paperwork is required, since the ceremony is not legally binding. The symbolic ceremony is ideal if your legal wedding takes place in the City Hall but you still want to have the romantic wedding of your dreams!

 

Wedding Reception

Crete is famous world wide for its culinary tradition and its quality of food and products. We believe that a great meal completes a great event!!

We can offer you a wide range of venues across the island for your wedding reception. From a reception at a beachfront restaurant to a more private one at a villa, from a meal to a luxury seafront 5 star hotel to one at a traditional Greek style taverna, from a reception at a local winery to one at a private restaurant located on a hill with a breathtaking view of the Cretan countryside or a reception at the garden of a private estate, the choices are endless!!

Talking to you is very important to us and will help us understand how you have dreamed your wedding reception and propose the best venue for you.

Please contact us at info@landmarks.gr to arrange a skype or phone appointment with one of our experienced wedding coordinators. We will talk thoroughly of all the details and we will find together the venue that fulfills all your needs and wishes and make sure that your wedding reception completes the wedding of your dreams!!

 

BASIC WEDDING PACKAGE FOR CRETE 

  • Booking of the Place of Ceremony
  • Wedding Co-coordinator Assistance
  • Pre wedding meeting with our coordinator
  • Confirmation of the wedding day and time
  • Wedding application assistance (including the transfer from/to your hotel)
  • Wedding fees
  • Two witnesses (if required)
  • Assistance with the issue of the Marriage Certificate
  • Legalisation of the Marriage Certificate and delivery to your hotel
  • Transfer from/to the ceremony location (decorated car)
  • Bride’s bouquet
  • Groom’s buttonhole
  • Ceremony table arrangement decorated with flowers
  • Bottle of Champagne

 

Extra Services to Tailor Make your wedding

  • Make Up & Nail Artist
  • Hairdresser
  • Musicians (Greek style “serenata” and/or International music)
  • DJ
  • Fireworks
  • Cretan Dancers
  • Yacht Hiring /Sailing boat/ Motor boat
  • Champagne
  • Flowers & Décor (bouquets, posies, buttonholes, wedding arches with flower decoration, white carper, corridor decorations, table decorations and centerpieces, wedding favors etc.)
  • Photographer
  • Cameraman
  • Wedding cake
  • Documents Official Translation

 

For any additional accessory please ask for a quotation. For transfers with coach, please ask for a quotation with reference to a timetable including the number of the people and the route.

 

Legal Documents

The legal documents required for your civil wedding in Greece are the following:

 

Full Birth Certificate (for both parties)

A full birth certificate showing both parents’ full name is required for both parties. It must be issued within 6 months before the wedding day.

 

Certificate of Non-Impediment to marry (for both parties)

This certificate is issued by your local Registrar. Since it is valid for 3 months please make sure that it is issued less than 3 months before your wedding day.

 

Valid passports (copies)

 

The following documents are also required where applicable

 

Decree Absolute

This certificate is required in case one or both parties have been divorced.

 

Spouse’s death certificate

This certificate is required in case one or both parties are widowed.

 

Deed Poll of change of name

This certificate is required in case one or both parties have changed name in the past.

 

Adoption Certificate

This certificate is required in case one or both parties are adopted.

 

All documents must be certified and translated into the Greek language by an approved translator (eg the Greek Embassy at your home country). All translated documents must be authenticated by the Apostile stamp. Both original and translated/legalised copies of all documents must be sent to us at a minimum of 2 months before your wedding. We recommend you to send the documents via a courier service. Please note that all original and translated/legalised documents will be kept at the Registry’s Office in Crete.

 

After your civil wedding you will be given your Greek Wedding Certificate which you will have to translate into your native language on return home.