As summer draws to a close and the nights close in, temperatures drop and winter looms on the horizon, it can be tempting to put off dreams of the perfect wedding until next year. But it doesn’t have to be that way. Here in Portugal the sun continues to shine and there are plenty more reasons why it’s the perfect winter wedding destination. Here are five of the best:
OK, we have to start with the weather. As the sunniest country in mainland Europe, Portugal’s climate is warm and mild all year round, even in winter. In fact, even in deepest December the sun can still shine for weeks on end and temperatures can still push into the 20s.
While in summer the cities of Porto and Lisbon throng with tourists, in the off-season is when you get to see them at their best. You won’t have to queue with crowds of holidaymakers and the cities settle into a more relaxed pace.
Portugal’s stunning selection of palaces, castles and countryside offers you a huge choice of spectacular venues all year round.
As one of Europe’s most affordable destinations you always get great value for money in Portugal. But outside of the main tourism season you can get even better deals on everything from venues to food and flowers.
Glorious at any time of year, whether it’s in the baking sunshine or when windswept and rugged, Portugal’s beaches have year round appeal.