Sea & Castle Weddings
As a region steeped in romance, Larnaka embodies love and is the perfect place to say ‘I do’!
Cyprus is known as the 'Island of Love', thanks to its connection with the Ancient Greek Goddess of Love and Beauty, Aphrodite, and Larnaka embraces this history of love in so many ways, making it a fitting location for weddings, honeymoons and romantic getaways.
Civil weddings, partnerships, blessings and church ceremonies, along with receptions, parties and other celebrations, can take place at a wide selection of Larnaka locations and venues that range from the historical and quaint, to coastal settings and the naturally stunning. And with an almost year-round warm climate, coupled with traditional Cypriot hospitality and a variety of hotels, apartments and agrotouristic accommodation, all the elements are in place for a day to remember
There are a number of agents who specialise in wedding organisation or, for those who prefer a more hands-on role, you can organise your own special day with the guidance of the Municipality’s Civil Marriage Office. Contact the office on 00357 24 8165 64 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. For more details on the civil marriage proceedure click here.
A World of Unique and Romantic Options
Aside from offering an extensive range of hotels and restaurants for civil weddings, Larnaka also boasts some unique and beautiful outdoor venues for those who want a ceremony with a difference.
The Medieval Fort at the end of the Foinikoudes promenade is now available for wedding ceremonies by kind permission of the Antiquities Department, and the castle’s picturesque courtyard - or its upper level - provide a stunning backdrop for civil ceremonies with a distinctly ‘Cyprus’ feel, with panoramic seaviews from the top.
Adjacent to the fort is the Castle Pier, which extends out to the sea and is also a favourite choice for tying the knot, thanks to its endless blue views and the added presence of the grand castle. At the opposite end of the promenade is a larger pier and Larnaka Marina, where wedding ceremonies can be performed amidst the relaxing scenery of the bobbing boats.
As one of the region’s top attractions, the Salt Lake is most famous for its migrating flamingos, but is also available for a more unusual outdoor ceremony, and may come complete with some long-legged, pink wedding guests if you choose to marry between the months of October – March when the flamingos frequent the lake!
A more modern and popular choice is emerging along the trendy beach strip of McKenzie, where wedding couples are opting for ceremonies and receptions at the trendy cafes, restaurants and nightspots along the coast. Whether it is under the sun or under the stars, these modern coastal weddings enjoy a distinct island atmosphere.
And to complete the magical experience, fairytale white, horse-drawn carriages are also available to transport the happy couple to their ceremony, taking a leisurely route around the city, making the bride - or groom - the centre of attention on their big day!