Why Germany for European destination wedding?
As European wedding planners, we would be amiss if we don’t show our couples the beauty of getting married in Germany. Towards that end, we created a list of wedding venues in Germany that future brides and grooms can look into as options for their dream wedding.
Think of Sleeping Beauty's and Cinderella’s castles, which were both inspired by the Neuschwanstein castle sitting atop the German Alps. This dainty Romanesque-style castle and other royal residences scattered across Germany are some of the reasons why we recommend this country for a destination wedding in Europe.
Whether you’re planning your wedding right now or you want to travel to Europe for a vow renewal, we advise that you keep reading as we share the top reasons why we believe that eloping in Germany could be the best option for you.
Lovely wedding castles
Fairytale castles are some of the loveliest places for a wedding in Germany. With their royal and romantic vibe, no bride will ever forget the day they got married here.
Castles in Germany are usually centuries old, filled with classic and royal indoor features, antique Victorian furniture, spiral staircases, high ceilings, and intricate carvings. Most of them are situated on top of the hills overlooking the whimsical view of old villages and thick forests in Germany.
Your options for a wedding castle in Germany include summer residences of former royal families to large fortresses and complex castles turned into luxury hotels.
Marry in dreamy nature spots
There’s something magical about German lakes and forests that make them some of the best nature spots for wild elopements.
If you’re an adventurous couple who can’t get enough of the great outdoors, this one’s perfect for you. Germany is dotted with majestic woodlands and dreamy Alpine lakes for a scenic destination wedding.
One particular forest in Germany that stood out to us is hidden at the heart of thick Bavarian woodlands. Going further unto its trails, you’ll see naturally-formed stone ruins where you can have an intimate wedding ceremony. This spot in the forest, where one of our couples brought their wedding party for an intimate ceremony, literally looks like a page from a fairytale book.
Aside from awesome forests, there are two Alpine lakes that we highly recommend for symbolic elopements in Germany. One is located in Königssee, with calming blue waters that mirror the skies, and the second lake is hidden at the heart of Bavaria, just below Germany’s tallest mountain - the Zugspitze. Both lakes offer a scenic backdrop of Alpine mountains and crystal clear waters.
Adventure elopements in rustic cottages and lodges
A wedding in Germany is more than just a ceremony that binds the couple together. The more exciting part is always the honeymoon.
In the Bavarian regions of Germany, you’ll find awe-inspiring rustic cottages where you can stay for the rest of your trip. Some of them have perfect ceremony spots with panoramic alpine views and nature spas that you and your loved one can enjoy after the wedding.
You can also get married in one of Germany’s luxurious mountain lodges with 5-star accommodation that offers the same breathtaking views of the Alps, but with better facilities to make your wishes come true.
Your options are wide should you decide to recite your vows in German cottages and lodges. Take your pick from among the secluded mountain lodges in the middle of a woodland, cozy mountain lodges with luxurious hotel features, and romantic cottages by the sea.
Renew vows in stylish villas and manor houses
Expect nothing less than romance and elegance from historic manor houses and stately villas in Germany. Some of them served as residences of royal families some centuries back while some used to be vacation houses of the rich and the famous.
Just like beautiful German castles, you’ll see charming gardens, lavishly decorated dining rooms, and beautifully furnished bedrooms when you get married in one of these venues. Although often surrounded by rivers and greenery, German villas and manor houses are equipped with modern luxuries for a grand reception.
World-renowned German food and drinks
There’s a long list of delectable German cuisines that can be served for your adventure wedding in Germany. Among the long list, we have top recommendations that you shouldn’t miss at your wedding dinner. Pretzels, German beer, and beef dishes must be the non-negotiable parts of your wedding menu.
Get the chance to taste authentic German pretzels with plump bread and a crispy covering. You’ll know it’s authentic when you bite that heavenly soft dough inside. Serve pretzels with creamy fresh-tasting goat cheese during the reception and your guests will surely love it!
German beef dishes
German weddings always have beef dishes on the menu. In this European country, beef is the favorite meat that natives cook almost on a daily basis. Whether it’s fried, roasted, braised, or ground and flavored, German beef dishes are always astounding!
One of the most popular of these German beef dishes is the Sauerbraten. It’s a traditional German pot roast that is heavenly tender with a sharp, tangy flavor, thanks to a lengthy marinade of tart vinegar, red wine, and spices.
You’ll be equally delighted with Königsberger Klopse, a German dish that originates from Königsberg. Simmered in broth and drenched in cream or sour cream sauce, this meatball-style dish is definitely a must-have in your wedding dinner table.
Authentic German Beer
And please, don’t miss the chance to drink authentic German beer which is a major part of the German culture. Every region of the country is represented by a unique brew with its own twist! There's the popular Beck's from north Bremen, Kreuztal’s five-star premium lager called Krombacher, and one of our top recommendations - Hefeweizen - that is loved for its yeasty sweet taste! While wine is automatically included in wedding parties, you can scratch that and have beer instead!
Unforgettable honeymoon in boutique German hotels
After the formalities and the obligatory dinner, you deserve a perfect honeymoon with the love of your life. For most of our couples, their stay in the hotel, the activities offered by the venue, and their long drive along the streets of rural Germany were the most unforgettable parts of their destination elopement.
If you want to experience maximum pampering and tiptop facilities, book a suite in a boutique German hotel for a posh honeymoon. You can find some in little German towns and mountain villages where you’ll get the best of both worlds - panoramic scenery and luxe hotel facilities. Make the most out of this once-in-a-lifetime experience.
Germany’s wedding venues will surely guarantee a one-in-a-million celebration for you and your fiancé. Search for the best venue from among the stunning nature spots and lavish castles and hotels for your adventure elopement in Germany, and we'll take care of the rest.
We have wedding packages in Germany that cover everything, including the photographer who will capture every minute of your wedding day.