With sensational beaches, breathtaking sunsets and some of the finest wedding venues the hospitality industry has to offer, Mykonos sits at the top of many brides’ and grooms’ to be destination wedding wish lists. And once you have decided to have a Mykonos wedding, finding the perfect place to say ‘I do’ on the island of the winds is the next step on your journey to the altar.
More and more couples every year flock to Mykonos to seal their love for one another in a wedding or civil partnership ceremony in their favourite summer destination. For some perhaps it even marks a return to the place where their spark originally kindled -there is no shortage of great love stories that have commenced with a sunset cocktail in Little Venice. For others, the sheer beauty of the island is the lure – what could be more romantic than marrying the love of your life with an Aegean sea backdrop, against the tangerine sky or in a picture-perfect church, surrounded by your nearest and dearest?
If you are planning to take the plunge, here’s all you need to know for a Mykonos wedding that will write history!
Why a Mykonos Wedding?
Mykonos is part of the Cycladic Islands, a Greek archipelago in the Aegean Sea. With excellent connections and a relatively short flight time from most European cities, it blends the exoticism of further-flung wedding destinations with the benefit of being on your doorstep. Dubbed the Mediterranean’s hip party queen, Mykonos is famous for its free-spirited, magical atmosphere and welcoming vibes. Yet much more than the place to be for enthusiastic merrymaking, Mykonos can also be especially romantic. With sunlit blue skies, gold beaches, iconic sights, 5-star services and a world-class gastronomic scene, what’s not to love about a destination Mykonos wedding?
Mykonos Wedding: Where?
From sun-soaked seaside fun to Cycladic -chic nuptials amid luxury settings, you’ll be spoilt for choice when it comes to deciding where to exchange your vows. There is no shortage of gorgeous wedding venues in Mykonos, and the Semeli is among the most incredible of them.
For starters, this 5-star luxury hotel in Mykonos town boasts a truly coveted location: Nestled on a slight slope in a quiet but fairly central corner of the whitewashed Chora, our Mykonos boutique resort offers dramatic views over the spectacular landscape. It moreover blends seclusion and privacy with walkability to Mykonos’ top landmarks and attractions -which is a major plus when it comes to exploring an island that is often plagued by traffic and the absence of parking.
With magazine-worthy looks, state of the art facilities and bespoke amenities, the Semeli luxury rooms and suites, can also accommodate -in absolute style- the members of your wedding party: Wouldn’t you just love being surrounded by your favourite people to make lifelong wedding memories with?
Indeed there will be plenty of opportunities to carve out indelible recollections at the Semeli:
Modern elegance with top-level service is the signature style of our Mykonos Town hotel, which offers several venues to accommodate different stages of your celebrations, including an acclaimed bar, two fine dining restaurants and a picturesque chapel by the garden pool. Our blissful spa is also at your disposal to take care of all of the requisite pre and post-wedding pampering and recovery. Then, of course, there is the striking pool area with the starlit pool and the large designer sunbeds, for a pre-reception warm-up, featuring select wines, cocktails and champagnes in a place that screams chic.
As per the main event, if haute gastronomy is your passion, then the renowned onsite Krama Restaurant -a foodies destination in its own right- is your best fit. With a cuisine that’s Greek- and Mediterannean-inspired, using lots of fresh seasonal ingredients as well as local products, the wedding menu is indisputably mouthwatering; and only to be rivalled by the deliciously romantic, candlelit setting.
Another crowd-pleasing option -whether for a warm-up party or the wedding reception itself- is no other than the legendary Baos: At the heart of Little Venice, with the Semeli group’s signature quality, this gorgeous, fashionable bar is located just steps away from the water, at one of the most photographed spots on the planet. You’ll be feeling like a glamorous ’60s film star, watching the skies turn orange, red and pink before the stars come out, while you mingle with your guests, champagne cocktails in hand and the sound of the crashing waves in your ears.
We bet there is no Mykonos bride -or groom- who wouldn’t just love these magical venues! And they will surely also adore the high level of personalization -and that’s not to mention peace of mind- that comes with selecting the Semeli for their Mykonos wedding. With a proven track record in parties that write history, we undertake to cater for every detail: Accommodation, cars, flowers, cakes, hair, make-up, photography, professional entertainers and even helicopter-delivered confetti bombs!
Whatever your style -from laid back bohemian idyll to black-tie glamour- the Semeli team is here to make sure that your special day is absolutely tailored to your needs, wishes and desires. Our destination, what’s more, offers a unique backdrop for other celebratory vacations such as renewal of vows, christenings, bachelorettes, honeymoons and babymoons.
Feel free to contact us to find out what we can do about making your dreams come true.