Zante is home to one of the only private beaches in Greece, Cameo Island – Zante’s most popular wedding venue by far. Cameo Island is a small island, accessed by a wooden bridge at the quiet end of Lagana Bay. The beach is set in a small cove and offers complete privacy for two hours so you can celebrate your wedding in style, and best of all, it doesn’t cost the earth!
Zante also has some of the prettiest beach venues in Greece, and beach weddings are the most popular type of ceremonies on the island. However, Zakynthos offers an excellent variety of venues, so there are numerous other options available – everything from luxury five-star hotels to rustic and shabby chic local venues; these include a balcony with stunning views overlooking the bay of Tsilivi and
Walk to your wedding accompanied by traditional musicians serenading your way!
Offer your guests a delicious Greek Meze meal – this consists of lots of traditional local dishes.
Entertain your guests with Greek music during dinner, it is great when accompanied by dancers, and when the guests do the Mama Mia! style dance down on the beach at sunset!
Take a ride as man and wife through the town on a horse and carriage while the locals clap, cheer, ring traditional bells and beep their car horns! It’s a fantastic tradition and to experience this local custom gives you the chance to feel like a real celebrity on your wedding day.
Ask your entire wedding party to let off balloons or lanterns into the sky at dusk and watch them drift out to sea.
across to Kefalonia, a quiet garden setting on the outskirts of the Tsilivi and boutique hotels that offer private areas for you to celebrate your wedding and reception.
You can have a Civil, Catholic or Orthodox wedding in Zakynthos. For religious weddings you need to prepare the paperwork with your church. For Civil weddings you will need: Birth Certificates, Change of Name or Adoption papers if applicable. Divorce Decree or Death Certificate of spouse if previously married; Certificate of No Impediment issued by your local registry office this is only valid for three months from the issue date in Zakynthos. The documents need to be stamped with an Apostille stamp, which you apply for with the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (www.fco.gov.uk). The documents then need to be translated into Greek and presented to the Town Hall in Zante no later than four weeks before the wedding.
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