Weddings in Cyprus

Lynne Keane 01 October 2012
Cyprus - Birthplace of Aphrodite and how lucky was I to have spent 2 fantastic years living here and working a dream job as a Wedding Coordinator.

I moved to Cyprus in Feb 2010 and started working in April as a Wedding Coordinator based in Limassol. What a fantastic job and the Cypriots really know how to do it well when it comes to Weddings!

The Cypriots are so like the Irish and they love a good party. I did not work for any particular hotel so I was fortunate to get to see so many fantastic venues. Hotels in Limassol I worked in include; The Le Meridien Resort and Spa, Elias Beach Hotel, Mediterranean Hotel, Four Seasons to name just a few. Nothing can describe that moment when all my hard work came together and I saw the happy couples walking down the aisle and knowing that I played a huge part in making their day so special.

During my second season working as a Wedding Coordinator I was based on the east coast so I organised weddings in Ayia Napa and Protaras. Firstly let me say for anyone who might be put off at the idea of a wedding in Ayia Napa, because they feel it is too lively, please don’t be. You will be so surprised when you get there at how fantastic it is and how amazing the wedding venues are. The beaches on the east coast are stunning and a trip to Nissi Beach is a must for anyone who is visiting Cyprus.

Hotels in the Ayia Napa/Protaras area include The Grecian Park, Adams Beach, Capo Bay, Sunrise Hotel, Aeneas Hotel, Nissi Beach Resort, Vrissianna Hotel again to name just a few, but apart from the hotels you can also get married in some beautiful venues by the sea or of course there are options to get married in the Catholic Church.

Choices for your reception venues are plentiful and I have been so fortunate to have worked with some classy restaurants such as Ahrontiko- a fantastic traditional Taverna hidden away and once discovered you will be so amazed, Nissiotis - beautiful sea front restaurant in Protaras with the most amazing views and yummy food!

Another option I loved is the Garden of Eden just outside of Ayia Napa. Here you can have your civil Ceremony and also your reception and fun, fun, fun is guaranteed here where Andreas, Jackie and all the staff are sure to look after you. Another fantastic option in Limassol for your reception if you wanted to get out of your hotel is Terra Mare. The food here is to die for and Mamas the owner could honestly never do enough for you.

Another option if you wanted something completely different for your reception or even if you just wanted a few hours of a drinks reception is to hire a Catamaran and set sail with all your guest for a fantastic few hours with the most amazing views. It doesn’t get any better than this and honestly something you can say you definitely wouldn’t be able to do at your wedding in Ireland!

I organised everything when it came to the wedding. From paperwork, flowers, photographer, wedding cake, hair and make-up, wedding car, horse and carriage, catamaran boat hire, stationery, decoration of venue and so much more! It can all be done in Cyprus and usually at a much cheaper price than what you pay at home.

Paperwork is very easily arranged and I think that is one comment nearly all my couples made was how easy it is to get married in Cyprus. They really do not make it difficult and you will be overwhelmed at how friendly and helpful you will find everybody in Cyprus.

So if the thought of a Wedding in Ireland is to stressful worrying about the weather etc. I would definitely recommend thinking about Cyprus. It has everything you could wish for and more. Good weather, fantastic food, great atmosphere and most importantly people who care about your big day and know how special it is to you and your family.

Please contact me for any further information on Weddings in Cyprus! I think you can see from this journal just how passionate I am about Cyprus and how much I loved it there. I have first-hand knowledge and I would be delighted to help make your dream day come true.