Weddings in Cyprus. Your guide to getting married in Cyprus

Cyprus is one of the top wedding destinations in Europe. Thousands of couples visit Cyprus and get married every year and almost all of them feel more than happy for choosing Cyprus for their wedding.
By making your wedding in Cyprus, you will have a few pleasant headaches to solve. Like, to which of all those fascinating wedding venues to get married? Or which of those wonderful places to choose for my wedding reception? With many professional companies and wedding planners to support you, a lot of the worries vanish, and you concentrate on what really matters, your wedding.

General information about Cyprus weddings

Panagia Chrysopolitissa churchEvery year thousands of couples from Europe, Russia, the Middle East and all over the world get married in Cyprus. This created a weddings industry in Cyprus which is now mature and experienced. By now, there are many well established, professional companies and wedding planners that are ready to successfully undertake any kind of wedding. For anyone planning to marry in Cyprus, this means that the couple can expect a wonderful and memorable wedding day, with no problems 
Many of these companies and wedding planners offer wedding packages. The packages can be as simple as just preparing the documents, making the necessary paperwork and closing a wedding venue for you, and go all the way to wedding packages that include just about everything. Prices, of course, vary accordingly. You will be able to find a wedding package that is cheap, affordable or expensive. Decide whether you will let the professionals prepare everything for you, or actively take part in the wedding preparation. It is your unique day and your decision about how to make it unforgettable!
Wedding packages are not, of course, the only option to get married in Cyprus. Whether you plan a small, intimate wedding or a bespoke wedding, again Cyprus is your place to be!


Legal requirements and weddings legal issues

Required formalities to have a wedding that is legal both in Cyprus and abroad

Are weddings in Cyprus recognized? Yes, they are recognized all over the world. 
How many days in Cyprus before the wedding? Residency and waiting period requirements.
Where to start in order to make arrangements for your marriage in Cyprus.

Necessary paperwork and documentation - the absolute must have in order to be able to get married.

After the wedding formalities.

Fees for the formalities


Types of Cyprus weddings 

• Three types of weddings:
• Religious weddings – link to the article with wedding churches and chapels
• Civil weddings – link to the articles about civil weddings and venues to get married
• Civil weddings with blessings – write about hotels that have chapels and can combine both civil wedding and blessings


Top wedding locations in Cyprus



Wedding locations (wedding venues)

Municipalities for civil weddings
Special places with license, like Petra tou Romiou
Church Weddings
Other places, like hotels
Beach Weddings


Wedding reception venues


Special venues

Restaurants and tavernas




Planning your wedding - Can you arrange your wedding from abroad?

We have already mentioned that there are many professionals you can rely on. You can undertake the preparation of your wedding from scratch, but we really do not recommend this. The reasons are simple:
• It will take you a very long time just to write down what you will need for your marriage and even more time to make the necessary research.
• And then are the preparations, paperwork, what legal documents to bring with you, where to get married. And what about simple things like a hairdresser or a photographer? Your wedding cake? Your wedding reception venue? And the list goes on and on.

These issues are very serious for your dream day to take light-hearted. Even if you try really hard to include and plan everything, it will be a very long procedure. At the same time, nobody can be sure that you will not leave anything behind. Compared to this, a professional who has done this again and again, will prepare everything for you very easily. I really believe that these are money well spent. They save you lots of time and you get rid at least from the technical worries of a wedding.

A few tips on this:
• If you decide to make your wedding in a hotel, there are hotels that have their own wedding planner. His or, more usually, her services are free and you get invaluable help, but you limit yourself regarding accommodation and wedding reception at a certain hotel. No need to say, this is not necessarily bad, as there are so many excellent hotels to choose from.
• Even if you decide to undertake the preparations to reduce costs, at least hire a wedding planner to prepare for you the necessary documents. They offer this as a package, it is very affordable and it’s really worthy.
• Regarding the UK, many of the major travel agents offer wedding planning as a service, you can use them as well. Our advice, however, is to use one of the local companies, this is usually cheaper for you and they offer a lot more options, as they know Cyprus better than any tourist agent.
If you are worried about differences in mentality with locals, have in mind that they are very experienced as they have done hundreds of weddings each one of them. Also, there are professionals with nationalities other than Greek, like Britons, Russians and Ukrainians, to name a few. So, if you are English or Russian, then you can choose a wedding planner of your nationality if this will make you feel more comfortable. But, again, all are very good and experienced in what they do and this should not be a matter in any case.

There are, of course, many other professionals able to offer top services, but this is far beyond the scope of this guide. Here we just recommend a few companies, we are sure that they will do the best for you. And they will give you a 5% discount just because you contacted them through our guide. :)
All the professionals we recommend here are fully licensed to work in Cyprus. We also endorse them for their professionalism and their honesty. 


Cyprus wedding planners – explain why hiring a wedding planner is a good decision

By applying for a quotation through our website:

1) Your application goes directly to the wedding professionals we work together, and they will answer to you directly. Although I repeat that we endorse all these for both their professionalism and honesty, please bear in mind that we do not undertake any responsibility for any disagreement between you and the wedding planner you will choose. In the uncommon circumstance that an incident like this appears, we will do our best to help if you ask us to do so, but our responsibility ends there. 

2) All these professionals have agreed to make a minimum of 5% discount on their prices. Please ask for your discount if it is not clearly stated on an offer that is made to you.



Cost of a wedding in Cyprus compared to the UK


On average, a wedding in the UK cost more than B£ 30000 – thirty thousand pounds sterling in 2018. And the trend is to increase even more. Source for this is the Independent, read this article here.
Other related articles:
Hitched -
Also according to Hitched, the average cost for a wedding destination abroad is B£ 7500 – you can read this article here:
Marie Claire magazine -

These numbers vary as they do not include always the same things. However, they all have one thing in common: when including the same things in the wedding package, getting married abroad is cheaper that getting married in the UK.
There are common expenses (other, better word) like rings and wedding dresses
Cost of a wedding planner not included
Forget the costs associated with a honeymoon journey, you are already on your honeymoon!




FAQ's about marriages in Cyprus

like, are Cyprus weddings recognized in the UK?

Other FAQs:

a. How Much Do Weddings Abroad Cost?
b. How Do I Choose My Destination Wedding Location?
c. Do I Need To Use A Wedding Planner?
d. How Far In Advance Do I Need To Book When Getting Married Abroad?
e. How Many Times Should We Visit The Location Before The Wedding?
Explain that everything can be arranged from abroad with a wedding planner. Also, give this as the ideal: You should visit at least twice: first to choose a venue and again once your plans are in place. Ideally, you should taste the menu, meet suppliers and have a hair and make-up trial. Change this text to avoid duplication!!
f. Do I Need Insurance for My Wedding Abroad?


Question 1

Answer 1

Section 2

Sed non urna. Donec et ante. Phasellus eu ligula. Vestibulum sit amet purus. Vivamus hendrerit, dolor at aliquet laoreet, mauris turpis porttitor velit, faucibus interdum tellus libero ac justo. Vivamus non quam. In suscipit faucibus urna.

Section 3

Nam enim risus, molestie et, porta ac, aliquam ac, risus. Quisque lobortis. Phasellus pellentesque purus in massa. Aenean in pede. Phasellus ac libero ac tellus pellentesque semper. Sed ac felis. Sed commodo, magna quis lacinia ornare, quam ante aliquam nisi, eu iaculis leo purus venenatis dui.

  • List item one
  • List item two
  • List item three

Section 4

Cras dictum. Pellentesque habitant morbi tristique senectus et netus et malesuada fames ac turpis egestas. Vestibulum ante ipsum primis in faucibus orci luctus et ultrices posuere cubilia Curae; Aenean lacinia mauris vel est.

Suspendisse eu nisl. Nullam ut libero. Integer dignissim consequat lectus. Class aptent taciti sociosqu ad litora torquent per conubia nostra, per inceptos himenaeos.


A questionnaire / check list for getting married abroad. 10 or 15 most important things you must have in mind when getting married abroad – tell again why a wedding planner is a good idea because she / he undertakes to do the hard work, plus their knowledge and their experience by having done hundreds of weddings


Same-sex (gay) marriages


Cyprus wedding traditions and customs


Create a list with links to official websites of the main countries that interest us (UK, USA, Israel, Lebanon, Russia, Ukraine – check for other countries to include)

MY SELLING POINT: we are not experts in weddings, for this we shall bring you in touch with 4-5 experts in the field.
What we can do for you, is to offer you accommodation at very competitive prices.

*Include wedding insurance?
** Maybe think 2-3 other services (like activities in Cyprus after your wedding) to propose or offer.