Destination Weddings in Galicia
White sand beaches dominate the coast of Galicia. The scent of eucalyptus permeates the countryside. Rivers wind through the hills. Ferny woods, plunging valleys and slate-roofed fishing villages make it look and feel like no other region in Spain. The mountains, the untouched woodland with its indigenous species, deep valleys and inaccessible peaks, and the varied flora and fauna unique to Galicia, means your destination wedding in Galicia will be a unique experience as well.
A rest stop on the Celt’s journey to Ireland around 900 BC, this region has atypical undertones. Celtic inscriptions, dolmenes (funerary chambers) and a regional instrument, gaita, (bagpipes) testify to Galicia’s Celtiberian past. Make your ceremony unique and have a the bagpipe played during the procession.
In La Coruna, one of Spain’s bustling port cities. Why not take your vows in front of the Torre de Hercules, the town’s famous lighthouse, with the sun-splashed Atlantic coastline as your background? Or have your special evening under a deep-blue, night-sky with blinking stars rivalled only by the bright beam of the lighthouse? This Roman structure boasts 242 steps and was a beacon for many ships that sailed to and from this port city. Your luminous white wedding gown will be a stark and beautiful contrast to the waves crashing against the rocky shoreline.
In Oveida’s Plaza Alfonso II, let a palace provide your perfect wedding settings. The Casa Palacio de la Rua has a 15th century façade and is the oldest palace in town.
The sea and Vigo are also inseparable. Established long ago, the industrial city of Vigo is the largest in Galicia. Just outside of the city lie Cangas, Bayona, Tuy and La Guardia, towns along white sand beaches that offer the perfect combination of tranquility and nature for weddings.
Such vantage points from El Castro, La Guía and La Madroa offer superb views of the estuary. And in nearby Cíes Islands, you’ll find a nature reserve, one of the last unspoiled refugees on the Spanish coasts. Here fine-white sand beaches and birds abound.
On the northern side of the Bajas River, lies Muros, a town that combines exquisite mountain views with the warmth and friendliness of a quaint fishing village. Stone houses, winding, hilly streets and a collection of chapels tell the story of this lively town high in the mountains of Galicia.
It is easy to see your destination wedding in Galicia will be enhanced by the sheer beauty of nature. Memories from this region of Spain will last a lifetime.