It's not easy to find a good venue for your dream wedding, but I hope this blog post will help get inspired and discover some of the best Croatian wedding venues that will make your special day even more memorable. After working at some of the most beautiful weddings of my career in 2022, I have put together a list of my favourite venues in Croatia.
San Canzian - wedding venue in Istria
There are many ways to describe this wedding venue in Croatia, but “unique” is certainly among the most popular. The country has become a renowned destination for couples looking to tie the knot in an especially memorable location, and this one is no exception. Nestled in the heart of Istria, San Canzian offers up an unforgettable landscape that can be transformed into your own private paradise with minimal effort.
San Canzian is a luxury village and hotel wedding venue with 24 rooms and suites. The venue itself can accommodate up to 60 guests, which is ideal for intimate weddings. Amazing setting of the picture-perfect Istrian village is renovated with special care for Istrian tradition and is perfect for couples who look for a secluded wedding venue, complete privacy and amazing food. It has multiple options for ceremony, dinner and party locations throughout the property.
Fort George - wedding venue on Vis Island
You may have heard about Island Vis even before searching for your perfect wedding venue in Croatia. It's because Vis was the filming location of the iconic Mamma Mia movie. I swear, while I was staying in Vis, ABBA songs were playing inside my head over and over again. One of the most precious gems of this gorgeous island is a 200 year old medieval fortress called Fortica or Fort George. It's set on a high promontory with a dazzling view out across the Adriatic, bathed in sunshine and tickled by a light sea breeze.
Fort George may be the ultimate wedding venue in Croatia as it provides a majestic stage for romantic wedding ceremony and various celebrations. The rooftop serves as an amazing location for your cocktail hour, just like the garden below that sits beneath a forest of pines and is secluded in the shade. The restaurant and dance floor are also situated there. The restaurant serves the finest Mediterranean cuisine and the head chef is inspired by the venues spectacular setting. I highly recommend Fort George to be your wedding location in Croatia since there's no place like it to watch the sun slowly sink to the horizon.
Spanish fortress - wedding venue in Hvar
Spanish Fortress Hvar, otherwise known as Fortiza or Fortica, is one of the most beautiful locations for your wedding in Croatia. The views looking down over Hvar and the Pakleni Islands are absolutely breathtaking. The Fortress is close to the old town Hvar and only a couple of minutes away by car. There's a possibility to walk up to it - but I would recommend you leave that venture for some other day, as it get's really hot during summer months.
This beautiful historical setting from the beginning of 16th century will serve as a gorgeous backdrop for both your ceremony and dinner. As your Croatia destination wedding photographer, I would recommend taking the Spanish fortress into serious considerations for your wedding day plans.
Villa Dalmacija - wedding venue in Split
Villa Dalmacija is one of the most beautiful venues in Split. Seafront terrace and a private beach makes it the perfect setting for your ceremony and dinner party. It also has an indoor option in case it rains on your special day. It can fit up to 130 guests.
This beautiful and exclusive venue is very close to the old town, but it offers absolute privacy. It's surrounded by pine trees and it's absolutely gorgeous when flowers on site are in full bloom.
Lighthouse Villa Lanterna - wedding venue in Vir
Villa Lanterna is a seaside wedding venue at Vir island. This fabulous lighthouse villa will serve as a great setting for your seafront wedding ceremony and reception. The villa has a capacity for 8 people, so it's a great option to bring your close friends with you for an unforgettable wedding retreat experience.
Just outside the villa, underneath the pines trees you can rent a clear outdoor tent can fit up to 150 people. This unique wedding venue in Croatia will give you complete privacy and a gorgeous view of the Adriatic.