Fairytale Weddings in Montenegro
Getting Married AbroadWhen it comes to Montenegro, it is one of Europe’s best-kept secrets. Not only speaking in terms of its wild beauty and tourism potential but also when we speak about its size and population, many people have never heard of Montenegro, let alone know where is located. This is sad in a way because this hidden gem can give you much more than you thought. It’s not just it's perfect for vacation, exploring and travelling, it can also be a top spot for many other things, including a perfect destination for your wedding. Whether it’s church or civil wedding (or both), you won’t regret choosing Montenegro, because besides of wonderful places perfect for the venue, Montenegro has many churches and monasteries. We will try to list some of the best places for a wedding ceremony and reception and help you out if you plan on getting married in our country.
First, we will start with a bit of bureaucracy. To get married in Montenegro there are no residency requirements but you must give the notice to marry at least 7 days before the ceremony takes place. The legal age for marriage is 18 years for both men and women and all your documents must be translated by an official translator and stamped with an apostille.
Now, we will begin with the most popular city in Montenegro, Budva and say that Sveti Stefan is definitely a great choice if not the number one choice for those who plan to get married in loads of luxury and extravagance. Aman Resort at Sveti Stefan is a luxury resort located at the island of Sveti Stefan that is attached to the coast by a narrow isthmus and offers you a glorious view over the Adriatic that you and your guests can enjoy on your happiest day. The island is closed for visitors so if you’re planning a romantic and intimate ceremony than look no further. You wedding setting will be even more gorgeous with the natural vegetation of the island that fits perfectly with the elegance of the reception. Back in 2014, this was the spot for Novak Djokovic's wedding too. A famous tennis player said yes to his high-school sweetheart Jelena and it looked like a fairytale. Besides looking gorgeous, this couple gave a great influence in promoting Sveti Stefan and Montenegro and it was pretty amazing!
Hotel Regent Porto Montenegro
The Regent Porto Montenegro is one of the most popular spots for weddings as it’s set along the posh promenade inside the luxury marina Porto Montenegro. The Venetian-style architecture and nautically themed décor are harmoniously designed to reflect the location, culture and history and the breath-taking natural beauty of Boka Bay. Regent’s renowned bespoke service is felt in every corner, from the lavish event facilities with a view to the gourmet cuisines and pampering spa treatments. This hotel fulfils the promise of a luxury seaside escape, for you and your loved ones on your special day. From the elegant magnificence of the ballroom to the radiance of the Italian Garden Restaurant on the waterfront, Regent PM can really provide you with an exquisite setting for the unforgettable wedding!
Photo: Regent Porto Montenegro
Huma Kotor Bay
This amazing hotel is the newest addition to the 5-star venues in the Bay of Kotor. It is located just 3 km from the Old Town of Kotor and it's a unique place in this part of the bay, as it offers a beautiful rocky beach with a restaurant and a beach bar. The restaurant, Mudra, offers a fine dining experience and a special wedding offer starts at 55 € per person when it comes to organising a wedding ceremony at this stunning spot.
Palmon Bay Hotel & Spa
'Palmon Bay Hotel and Spa' is surrounded by the unique natural environment and the marvellous views of Boka Bay, offering you the perfect spot for a once in a lifetime experience. Natural materials, modern, breezy design and plenty of natural light will fulfil your needs for an intimate wedding ceremony. This hotel's stunning location and decor are already attracting a lot of foreign and local guests who want to get married right here and enjoy their Boka Bay magical wedding photography!
Next wedding stop is in between Herceg Novi and Kotor, in a small village of Morinj. The famous restaurant Ćatovića Mlini is an oasis of greenery for all nature lovers who would love to mark their special day in the natural environment. It’s a place with the tradition and it is more for people who would like to organise a small, private ceremony. You can rent the whole venue just for you and your guests, at a bit higher price of course. But your special day will be for sure special and the food will fulfil even the most demanding guests' requests!
Photo: Catovica Mlini
Hotel Hilton Podgorica
In the capital city, Podgorica, Hotel Hilton is a high-class when we’re talking about weddings, where you will have every single detail planned to perfection. Although recently open, it has already gotten the reputation of a classic place for almost every occasion. They will provide you with a stylish, upscale setting for your wedding reception, and decorative materials can be adapted to your demands, so everything will be just as you imagined on your special day. Plus you might consider it as a perfect choice for your honeymoon stay?
Photo: Hilton Podgorica
Luštica Bay and The Chedi Lustica Bay Hotel
Whether you are celebrating your wedding or honeymoon, at Luštica Bay special excursions can be arranged for you and your guests, across the surrounding area to nearby hotspots such as Kotor, Tivat, and Budva. Say 'I do' on the marina breakwaters or to the sound of waves, in the presence of your loved ones, who will enjoy the posh and luxurious ambience. If you’re organising a large celebration or an intimate gathering, a summery outdoor ceremony or a cosy indoor occasion, this five-star resort promises you a truly unique and personal day.
Hotel The Chedi Lustica Bay is a part of GHM hotels group and it is the first hotel operating in the new city in the Bay of Kotor, Lustica Bay. This hotel offers amazing views over the Adriatic Sea, an outdoor pool area, spa centre and beautiful restaurant as a part of this spectacular building. If you happen to organise your wedding during the summer, in a casual style, they are offering a beautiful beach with a beach bar. Great memories guaranteed!
Hotel & Restaurant Conte
The small village of Perast is a favourite place for western tourists who are attracted by the magnificent history hidden behind stunning, baroque buildings and houses, so you might find this city perfect for a traditional church wedding. In an environment adapted to the unique architecture of Perast, Hotel Conte offers elegantly decorated rooms with breathtaking views of the Bay of Kotor. Celebrate your day in a traditional ambience, where your guests will enjoy the heritage this hotel has been nourishing, tasting some of the best traditional Mediterranean cuisine dishes.
Verige65 Restaurant & Bar
If you are a young couple that is looking for a modern place to say the magic words, then Verige 65 is the right place for you. It is a place of unique energy and rhythm that offers you the chance to complete your special moments accompanied by your loved ones. Your dream wedding could not be dreamier with the spectacular view over the famous Perast islets Our Lady of the Rocks and Saint George and amazing décor.
Mostly popular amongst locals, a classic place for a wedding reception would be Hotel Onogost, the glorious hotel that has been proudly carrying the name of the first A category hotel in Montenegro. It attracts people as a place with tradition and charm and will fit perfectly into your picture of a modern wedding.
Most of the above-mentioned places have their own staff who are in charge of the wedding organisation, but in case you aren’t sure whether you would like a small, intimate celebration or a lavish one on a grand scale or if simply don't know where to start from, we would recommend Let’s Celebrate Agency. For the most exquisite cakes and patisseries, you will ever taste on your wedding day Patisserie Minjon is the best choice, and Gardenija Florist can provide you with a wide array of decorations both for interior and exterior venues.
So, if you are really keen on getting married in Montenegro, we support your choice and we know you'll have an amazing time! Of course, our team is at your disposal for any information or help needed, so you can get in touch and organise your real-time fairytale! Congrats!