In Portugal, when we say south, we mean glorious and long sunny days. Not that there is any lack of it going up north, but there’s a golden quality in the southern light that gives it an eternal feel. Which is perfect for a wedding, wouldn’t you agree?
The skies are wider in Alentejo, that’s for sure. You’ll be amazed by how much blue your eyes can reach in this region of golden plains, white houses, mystical castles, beautiful and unspoiled beaches, the most delicious Mediterranean flavours and red wines… and a sweet and kind-of-long accent that reverberates in the local traditional songs. And don’t get us started on the Alentejo nights, those incredible starry nights… You better have a whole stack of wishes prepared!
This is a big portion of land, with one side touching the Atlantic and the opposite side leaning against Spain. The Arab influence is still very obvious in some cultural aspects, such as the architecture, the food, the music; and, probably because of the wideness of it all, everything seems to be in place, tidy and shining.
Slow living is the keyword to understand and fall in love with this region. This is a place to relax and enjoy the wonders of nature. If your heart jumps at this thought, then your wedding belongs in Alentejo.
Before you plunge into our list of destination wedding vendors in this region, browse a few real weddings in Alentejo: this is our selection, picked especially for you.
Photography by Hugo Coelho Photography.
Check out our selected destination wedding vendors in Alentejo below!