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Located in southern Europe, Croatia is one of the best European countries to celebrate your wedding day. In today’s blog, we talk about Croatia best wedding venues!

If you’re reading this now, you probably already chose Croatia as your wedding destination. But just to confirm, if you dream about an amazing beach wedding abroad, you’re at the right place! Whether you like historic buildings, sunny weather, or crystal clear water … You will fall in love with this beautiful country and its friendly people. Croatia offers many locations suitable for all kinds of wedding celebrations (small intimate weddings or big weddings with 300+ guests).

 In this blog, you will find a list of Croatia best wedding venues for the most popular regions of the country.

Table of content:

Where to get married in Croatia

Istria best wedding venues

Dalmatia Best wedding venues

Best wedding venues on Croatian islands

WHERE TO GET MARRIED IN CROATIA

City of Dubrovnik

If you came on this page, chances are that you’re planning your wedding and you’re surely looking for Croatia best wedding venues. The first question you need to ask yourself is “Where to get married in Croatia?”.

Croatia offers many different landscapes and ambiances so make sure to think about it. When foreigners are planning their wedding in Croatia they mostly choose between two regions: Istria and Dalmatia.

Istria

Istria “The Croatian Tuscany” is located in the most western part of the country. It’s a beautiful region known for the good wine and truffles it produces. You will be surrounded by beautiful authentic Croatian landscapes near the sea or inland. Due to its proximity to Italy, a lot of people speak Italian as well over there. If you’re looking for a beautiful inland wedding celebration, be sure to consider Istria!

Dalmatia

Dalmatia is the most known and touristic region of Croatia. During summertime, everybody enjoys the hot weather, crystal clear sea, crazy parties and of course, beautiful historic buildings. It represents the biggest coastline part of Croatia and the main city is Split. The Adriatic coast is made up of more than a thousand islands, each one more beautiful than the other. If you’re looking for a wonderful wedding by the sea, then Dalmatia is the place for you!

BEST WEDDING VENUES IN ISTRIA

Rovinj Croatia

1. WEDDING VENUES IN POREC

Porec is a fortified old town with an architecture inherited from the Romans. There you will find majestic palaces of Renaissance, Venetian, and Baroque styles. If you decide to have your wedding near Porec, make sure to take some time to visit its magnificent Euphrasian basilica who is listed as World Heritage by Unesco.

Villa Polesini

The Villa Polesini is undoubtedly the best wedding venue in Porec. This elegant and colorful 19th-century villa is located near the sea. With its magnificent Mediterranean gardens, the Villa Polesini will offer you a dream setting for your wedding day.

Wedding size: Up to 100 guests

Infos/booking: https://www.valamar.com/en/hotels-porec/valamar-riviera-hotel/villa-polesini

2. WEDDING VENUES IN MOTOVUN

Motovun is a fortified town located in the center of Istria. Its particularity is that it was built on a hill, which allows you to have a very beautiful view of the vineyards that surround it.

Villa Sancta Maria

If you are looking for an authentic place and a spectacular view, look no further! Built in 1848, Villa Sancta Maria has been completely renovated into an incredible and luxurious 5-star villa. A pretty garden, shaded terraces, a huge swimming pool… What if you had just found your wedding venue?

Wedding size: Up to 100 guests

Infos/booking: https://villa-sanctamaria-istria.com/

Villa Angelo

Featured in numerous magazines, Villa Angelo is without a doubt one of Croatia best wedding venues! Its architecture is a mix of Mediterranean authenticity and modern. Its incredible swimming pool offers a breathtaking view of the Motovun valley. If you’re planning a small or intimate wedding you should definitely look at Villa Angelo!

Wedding size: Up to 20 guests

Infos/booking: https://www.motovunheritage.com/

3. WEDDING VENUES IN BARBARIGA

Barbariga is a small town located on the west coast of Istria, between Pula and Rovinj. Thanks to its welcoming atmosphere, the city is a popular tourist destination for families during the summer.

Meneghetti Wine Hotel & Winery

This 5-star hotel is the perfect place if you want to celebrate your wedding and host your guests in the same place. Located inland in the middle of the vineyards, Meneghetti Wine Hotel & Winery will offer you everything you need for a dream wedding between nature and luxury.

Wedding size: Up to 120 guests

Infos/booking: https://meneghetti.hr/en

4. WEDDING VENUES IN ROVINJ

Rovinj – the pearl of Istria – is in our opinion the most beautiful town in Istria! This charming city is made up of many cobbled streets where it is good to walk around and enjoy the atmosphere.

Grand Park Hotel

With an incredible view of the old town of Rovinj, Grand Park Hotel is also the best place to admire the sunset. This elegant hotel was designed by the Italian architect Piero Lissoni as well as the Croatians of 3LHD Studio. If you like modern and luxurious architecture for your wedding, this is the place for you!

Wedding size: Up to 150 guests

Infos/booking: https://www.maistra.com/grand-park-hotel-rovinj

Island Hotel Katarina

If you prefer retro architecture, please consider Island Hotel Katarina as your wedding venue in Croatia. Located on the closest island to Rovinj (only 5min by boat), this place will offer you all the facilities you need for your wedding day with a romantic point of view of the Church of St Euphemia.

Wedding size: Up to 100 guests

Infos/booking: https://www.maistra.com/island-hotel-katarina-rovinj

5. WEDDING VENUES IN GROZNJAN

Grožnjan is a small fortified village located in the northwest of Istria, 25 km from the sea. After the second world war, many artists came to settle there and still make this place very culturally rich today.

San Canzian

San Canzian is an authentic luxury Village & Hotel. This beautiful place has been renovated to highlight the Istrian traditions while being surrounded by magnificent landscapes. Their team of experienced professionals will take care of everything so you can relax and enjoy your wedding day.

Wedding size: Up to 50 guests

Infos/booking: https://san-canzian.hr/

BEST WEDDING VENUES IN DALMATIA

Split Best Wedding Venues

6. WEDDING VENUES IN SPLIT

Split is the second most populated city in Croatia after Zagreb. It is a very tourist destination because its port is also the starting point for the islands. The richness and conservation of its architecture have made it possible to register its historic center as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Undoubtedly, Split is an open-air museum.

Villa Dalmacija

Imagine, a luxurious villa by the sea, surrounded by lush greenery that will give you all the privacy you need for your wedding day. A villa with beautiful architecture and able to welcome all your guests as they should. This is Villa Dalmacija, the perfect place for a romantic wedding in Croatia.

Wedding size: Up to 120 guests

Infos/booking: +385 21 358 265

Mestrovic Gallery

Are you planning a big wedding? Then please take a look at Mestrovic Gallery. This place was the house of the famous Croatian sculptor Ivan Mestrovic. You will definitely fall in love with the scenic view of the sea, the huge gardens and with the “ancient Rome” architecture as well. If you want your wedding to look like a movie, this is the place for you!

Wedding size: Up to 300 guests

Infos/booking: https://mestrovic.hr/en/home-en/

7. WEDDING VENUES IN TROGIR

Trogir is a town located very close to Split and often overlooked by most tourists who prefer to spend more time in Split. Yes, the city is much smaller… But it is also full of charm!

Brown Beach Hotel

Whether you’re looking for a classy wedding or a stylish party, this beautiful hotel overlooking the historical town of Trogir is simply the best wedding venue in Trogir. With a beautifully designed salon, an amazing pool that will leave your guests speechless, and a stunning view … Brown Beach Hotel Trogir has it all!

Wedding size: Up to 120 guests

Infos/booking: https://brownhotels.com/croatia/

8. WEDDING VENUES IN DUBROVNIK

Dubrovnik is a city located in the extreme south of Croatia. It’s also the most popular tourist destination, and even more so since Game of Thrones. It is a magnificent fortified city with particularly well-preserved monuments. Most of Croatia best wedding venues are located in Dubrovnik.

Grand Villa Argentina

Very close to the superb historic center of Dubrovnik, this 5-star hotel will allow you to have an incredible wedding and welcome your guests in the best conditions. The large sea-view terrace is a gem that will surely make you want to stay longer than planned!

Wedding size: Up to 100 guests

Infos/booking: https://www.adriaticluxuryhotels.com/grand-villa-argentina/

Sponza Palace

Located in the very heart of Dubrovnik, the Sponza Palace is the kind of wedding venue you can see in romantic movies. This place with these big columns and arches is just amazing and perfect for photos. No coincidence that it is one of the most requested wedding venues in Dubrovnik.

Wedding size: Up to 120 guests

Infos/booking: https://dad.hr/kontakt/

Fortress Lovrijenac

Imagine celebrating your wedding day inside a wonderful fortress just by the beautiful Dubrovnik old town and 37m above the Adriatic sea and its crystal clear water… Yes, it’s like a dream location but it’s real! Built in the 6th century to protect the city from the Venetians, this wedding venue will offer you privacy, a breathtaking view, and everything you need to party all night long!

Wedding size: Up to 130 guests

Infos/booking: https://tzdubrovnik.hr/lang/en/get/spomenici/5343/lovrijenac_fort.html#

Villa Sheherazade

Inspired by oriental architecture, this wedding venue is completely different from everything you will ever see in Croatia. Built-in the 30’s by a rich man who wanted to gift his mistress, an oriental lady named Sheherezade. This could be a movie script but that’s real life! How amazing it is?! This luxurious wedding venue in Dubrovnik and its gorgeous gardens will offer you everything you need for an amazing wedding day. With an incredible sea view, Villa Sheherezade is a real palace of 1001 nights.

Wedding size: Up to 130 guests

Infos/booking: [Update] At the moment Villa Shehereraze does not take bookings for weddings but we will let you know as soon as they reopen for bookings!

BEST WEDDING VENUES ON CROATIAN ISLANDS

Best Wedding Venues Croatian Islands

9. WEDDING VENUES IN HVAR

Hvar island is surely the most known island in Croatia. During summertime, a lot of tourists go there and we can understand why! Beautiful weather, incredible beaches and diving spots, cute old towns. Whether you want relaxing holidays or partying all night, you will find what you need on Hvar. This island also offers incredible wedding venues such as the three just below.

St Mark Church

St Mark Church is a beautiful and romantic wedding venue that can host small and big ceremonies whether they are civil or symbolic. With its white old stones and open roof, this wedding venue in Hvar will offer you some privacy and transport you to an incredible atmosphere.

Wedding size: Up to 150 guests

Infos/booking: https://www.hvarinfo.com/

Beach Club Hvar (ex Bonj Les Bains)

Beach Club Hvar – ex Bonj Les Bains – is one of the most famous wedding venues on Hvar island. This private luxury beach club and its retro/elegant architecture offer you different wedding packages to match your needs and to create an unforgettable wedding day. All this is a stone’s throw from the Adriatic Sea and its crystal waters.

Wedding size: Up to 200 guests

Infos/booking: https://www.beachhvar.com/weddings/

Little Green Bay

This is definitely one of our favorite wedding venues in Croatia! Little Green Bay is a luxurious guest house located in a hidden bay on the island. It’s the perfect place for couples looking for a small and intimate wedding far from the crowd. A figment of the imagination of Julie and Mathieu – the two french owners -, this place surrounded by greenery combines charm and French know-how. 

Wedding size: Up to 30 guests

Infos/booking: https://www.littlegreenbay.com/?lang=en

10. WEDDING VENUES IN VIS

Vis is one of the furthest islands off the Croatian coast. The distance that separates it from the coast and the fact that it was only opened to tourism in the 90s are surely the two main reasons why it has kept its authenticity and why it’s less known than Hvar. If you decide to get married there you will enjoy one of the most beautiful wedding venues in Croatia.

Fort George Wedding Venue

Fort Georges

A medieval fortress surrounded by pine trees and placed on a hill so it gives you the best spot to watch magical Mediterranean sunsets… Welcome to Fort George! We fell in love with Fort Georges the very first time we had the chance to come to Vis island. To us, it’s a very special place and definitely one of the best wedding venues in Croatia. Built 200 years ago by the English, this unique venue and its amazing team will be the best decision for your wedding in Vis.

Wedding size: Up to 200 guests

Infos/booking: https://www.fortgeorgecroatia.com/weddings

11. WEDDING VENUES IN BRAC

Brac island is located between Split and Hvar. It’s mostly known for its beautiful sand beach “Zlatni Rat” (Golden Cape) but Brac island is really more than that! Even if the island is closer to Split, it’s less crowded than Hvar and you will feel more of a family atmosphere there.

Dominican Monastery

We end this blog post on Croatia best wedding venues with the most romantic wedding venue on the island of Brac. Dominican Monastery is a simple and private venue with a nice garden overlooking the sea. It is the perfect place for an intimate ceremony with acoustic music and it will definitely let you feel the island vibe!

Wedding size: Up to 70 guests

Infos/booking: +385 21 642 029

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