|Type||Resort, Luxury Hotel|
|Features||Golf, Restaurant, Michelin Star, Gourmet Food, Reception Room, Function Room, Gardens, Cloisters, Privacy, Church, Tennis, Park, In-house catering, Ancient Ruins, Courtyard|
|Airport||30km, Lisbon Portela|
Flexibility is the best thing about this elopement venue in Portugal as it allows you to choose from among a wide variety of options for your wedding ceremony. This 14th-century monastery consists of historic event rooms, a cloister with plenty of natural lighting, and three beautiful gardens around it. Plus, you don’t have to worry about accommodation because the venue has its own hotel where you can stay for your destination wedding in Portugal.
This monastery-slash-hotel is also one of the most accessible Portuguese wedding venues, being 25 minutes away from the airport.
One of the spots in the monastery where you can exchange your vows is a private church which is considered a National Monument. It sits on the right side of the monastery and offers the solemnity that you want for your wedding ceremony.
If you’re not imagining a religious ceremony, you can choose a smaller yet still spacious room inside the monastery that exudes a historic ambiance, with its intricately carved ceilings and stained-glass windows. As you recite your vows, you can enjoy the garden view from this room.
For those who want an outdoor wedding, choose from among the three beautiful gardens surrounding the monastery. One of which used to be a place for meditation and praying, that’s why it has an indoor pond area for a peaceful ceremony. The second garden gives you the opportunity to tie the knot under the shade of century-old trees. The third garden is uniquely surrounded by nature and is the perfect spot for an elopement for two because of its smaller size and a more intimate ambiance.
Aside from the gardens, the last outdoor elopement spot in this wedding venue is a cloister enclosed inside the monastery, that offers plenty of natural light for small wedding ceremonies.
There are three rooms for intimate receptions inside the monastery, all of which are filled with historic elements from the ceiling to the walls.
The venue can take care of your catering needs if you’re bringing guests with you. But if you’re having an elopement with just you and your loved one, a private dinner for two in one of the eight restaurants within the venue premises may your best option.
This venue ensures a destination wedding to remember, not only because of its beautiful ceremony and reception spots but because of the world-class accommodation that its own hotel offers.
When you get married here, you can stay for the night or longer in one of its 194 beautifully designed rooms and suites that lend a view of a golf course and the mountains of Sintra. You can even bring your pet if you’re reserving a Junior Suite for your stay.
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