Frequently Asked Questions

  • What is Destination Weddings in Portugal?

The Destination Weddings in Portugal is a wedding management company, established in Cascais, Lisbon Coast of Portugal. The company is specialized in planning weddings and events in the luxury ocean front Five Star Boutique Hotel Senhora da Guia.

  • What is a Destination Wedding in Portugal?

A Destination Wedding in Portugal is when the bride and groom decide to do their wedding celebration in Portugal at a beautiful destination away from home. Destination weddings can be intimate just for you two or with close family and friends.

  • Why choose Portugal as my Destination Wedding?

In a few words, Portugal combines sunny weather, blue sea, amazing sandy beaches, excellent and tasty culinary and, cultural history and heritage. You can pick a romantic wedding venue in Sintra, a beach wedding venue along the Lisbon Coast or even an Urban contemporary wedding in Lisbon. Imagine the incredible memories that you will have if you decide to choose Portugal as your wedding destination. Also, you are not going to resist to the bounty and the sympathy of the Portuguese people who will turn your wedding in Portugal an even more enjoyable experience. We are certain that when you leave, you are definitely going to feel what we call “Saudade”.

  • When should I start to plan my Destination Wedding?

Between 6 to 12 months is an ideal amount of time for your wedding planner to guarantee the wedding by the sea that you have always dreamed of. Sometimes though, we organize luxurious and intimate weddings at Senhora da Guia Hotel Venue with a tight schedule. However, if you want a big wedding with a lot of guests and details we advise you to book as soon as possible.

  • What are the legal requirements when getting married outside of my country?

Every country has different legal requirements for weddings. It is possible to legally marry in Portugal, but there is quite a bit of paperwork to go through and translate. Our Wedding Planners are happy to assist you through the legalities, as they have extensive knowledge of the said requirements.

What most couples do however, is to get all the legalities done at home and then come here for the wedding in Portugal. The documents that are always required are both a form of ID (like your passports and birth certificates), as well as a marriage license application.

  • How much experience do the Destination Weddings in Portugal specialists have?

Our Destination Wedding in Portugal Wedding Planners have experience, passion, international reputation and besides all of this, the wedding venue is in a distinctive Five Star Boutique Hotel – Senhora da Guia with amazing ocean views. They will make everything come together to ensure your Destination Wedding in Portugal is truly sensational.

  • Where can my guest and I stay accommodated for my wedding night?

Because Destination Weddings in Portugal is your Wedding Planner for the Senhora da Guia Five Star Boutique Hotel, you and your guests would be accommodated in the hotel. It is a Five Star Boutique Hotel by the sea with all the five star hotel services that one may require.

Also, all of the Destination Weddings in Portugal wedding packages have included in their rates, a specific number of overnight stays.

  • Can I choose my own Wedding Package in Destination Weddings in Portugal?

We provide you a number of wedding packages according with the season you prefer and the number of guests you will have. However we can always customize your Wedding Package considering your wedding requests. Be warned that customizations, however, will be quoted.

  • What are the different wedding packages by Destination Weddings in Portugal?

Find you our wedding packages in our Packages Page. Our wedding packages simplify the planning process, offer ideas, and serve as a starting point to creating your perfect day. All the prices include the legal tax percentage.

  • What is included in my Destination Weddings in Portugal Wedding Package?

We, in Destination Weddings in Portugal, include in your wedding package every moment in your wedding program that will make your dream day come true. Normally in the wedding packages there is a proposal for your wedding ceremony, wedding reception, wedding entertainment and the wedding cake. Find out every detail about our wedding package in our Packages Page. All the prices include legal tax.

  • Can I have a Beach Wedding ceremony planned by Destination Weddings in Portugal?

In Destination Weddings in Portugal we can organize your beach wedding. Senhora da Guia, the Destination Weddings in Portugal Hotel Wedding Venue is surrounded by a lot of amazing beaches, like the Guincho beach, the largest one in Cascais. Choose the beach you like the most and your wedding planner will organize the loveliest setting for your blessing on the beach. The main features that we offer are, the Atlantic Ocean’s horizon, a graceful canopy in the sand,  chairs for your guests and you will have the perfect ceremony at the beach.

However please notice that beach ceremonies need a license to be executed.

  • Can I have a customized wedding cake?

Destination Weddings in Portugal can customize everything in your intimate and luxurious wedding by the sea, including your wedding cake. At Senhora da Guia 5 Star Boutique Hotel, our wedding venue, they know that the wedding cake moment is a very important stage of the wedding. Therefore, once you describe to us what design you would like, aroma and size you want for your wedding cake, we will find the best baker in the Lisbon region to make the most remarkable and yummy wedding cake especially for you. See some of our wedding cake images in our  Wedding Cake Page.

  • What is the weather like in Portugal, my Destination Wedding?

We recommend that you check this weather page.

  • How can I contact Destination Weddings in Portugal?

You can send us an email: or call us: +351 965 193 666.




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We had the most perfect wedding day we could have asked for at the Senhora da Guia Boutique Hotel with Destination Weddings. We wanted an intimate celebration with 40 guests and for the experience to be stress free and beautiful. Not having to find a DJ, photographer, caterer ect in Portugal made our lives so much easier and the ones provided by them we absolutely brilliant and so so friendly. The Destination Weddings team were to helpful and responsive making the whole wedding planning experience easy and fun. They helped us with all the paperwork that we would have been unable to figure out without them and gave us the most insightful suggestions when we didn’t know what décor decisions to make. Needless to say all our guests had an amazing day reuniting family members that had not seen each other in over 10 years. The Hotel is stunning overlooking the ocean and was made to look totally spectacular for our special day. I could write endlessly about how special they made the entire experience but instead I’m just going to say that we fully recommend using them to give you the perfect wedding!
Effy & André
My husband and I have just returned from our wedding at hotel Senhora Da Guia in Cascais. We spent 18 months planning the wedding and found our wedding planners Vanessa and Rita to be extremely helpful in guiding/assisting us through the whole process. We flew to Lisbon 4 months before the wedding to meet with the registrar, wedding planners, and choose our wedding menu. The service we received was outstanding and we were made to feel very welcome. The wedding day itself was absolutely perfect and every tiny detail was as we imagined! Rita was at our disposal throughout the whole day and ensured everything went to plan. The staff, service, and food were all exceptional and of the highest standard. I would highly recommend Destination Weddings to anyone!
Aimee & Stephen
I really don't know where to start. Rita & Polina are amazing. We booked the wedding with destination weddings before we had even seen the venue in person. I was so confident that it was going to be everything we wanted. We visited Sehnora da guia in march and it took our breath away. After meeting with our planners I was just knew everything was going to be perfect. They made us both feel so happy & we just knew all our guests would love the hotel just as much as we did. They couldn't do any more & we want to thank them so much for all the organisation & effort they put in to making our wedding so special. It truly was perfect. If your considering booking your wedding with them, please don't look any further. You will not be disappointed. Thank you Polina & Rita. Love Debbie & Kev xx
Deborah & Kevin
We got married in June at Monserrate Palace and then we held the reception at hotel Senhora Da Guia. This was all organised remotely through Destination Weddings. We are based in the U.K. We had the most wonderful day and a huge part of this was due to Rita, the wedding planning team, and the team at Senhora Da Guia. From our first contact with Rita we knew that our wedding was in very safe hands. She was so warm, helpful and nothing at all was too much trouble. The day was SO well organised. Everything went according to plan: the venue, the flowers, the tables, the fountain, the outside areas, the name tags, the cake - everything looked incredible. And then there was the food!! We have been to many, many weddings in our time but the four course meal at Senhora Da Guia was fabulous. ALL our guests were blown away by the quality, consistency and sheer bloody deliciousness! The service throughout the day was of the highest standard too. The hotel staff, who also worked at Monserrate serving canapés and drinks, were excellent. The photographer Anastasia that was linked to the package was great too. We have just got our wedding photos back and we absolutely love them. We really could not have asked for more. If you are thinking of holding your wedding in Portugal then we cannot recommend strongly enough Rita and Destination Weddings. We still cannot stop smiling, what a truly remarkable day organised by truly remarkable people! Thank you. Louise and Carlos Anaia x
Louise & Carlos
My fairytale wedding, that’s how I tell everyone about my Big day! A simple ‘thank you’ can’t begin to express our gratitude for everything you and your staff did to make our day truly perfect! I think we are the luckiest couple to fall into the hands of Rita, wedding planner, and the Destination Weddings in Portugal team! For us was very important to plan everything online, because we currently live in Dubai and didn’t have time to come to Portugal before wedding. Communication with Rita was very easy, she always replied straight away and was available at all time, imagine the time difference and etc. There were no worries at all during key moments, Rita brought all my phantasy into reality, even magically found the way to work out all the disagreements between me and my husband when it comes to choose the cake for example. =) Rita helped us to choose the right location for our venue depends on number of guests, the style of the venue and our other preferences, and it was incredible, my first time to be there was at my wedding and I felt myself as a real princess going to get married in the beautiful villa by the ocean! The decorations, flowers, illumination and the most important – dinner, deserve a special praise! My bride bouquet was very special… I just shared with Rita my favorite flowers and colors, but I could’t imagine that she will go beyond and make it so significant. Every type of flower had a very deep meaning for me through out my life. The dinner was a truly a incredible experience! Not only because a mouthwatering food but also because of the level of service. Such a small details like me and my husband was served simultaneously made a big impression! Destination Weddings in Portugal not only fulfilled my expectations, went beyond that but even managed to surprise us with an unexpected fireworks during cake cutting! I can’t find the right words to describe our feelings at that moment! Lastly I just have to mention our singer and the DJ, those guys broke my heart! I think I will remember my whole life this voice and the music for our first dance! As well as all our guests, everyone admitted that it was the most sincere, heartwarming and unforgettable moment in our lives!
Lilia & Ivan
"Thank you all so much for making our wedding weekend so special. It really was amazing event. Everything went perfectly-and it was all done by your excellent staff. All the guests kept telling me how much of a lovely experience they had in the hotel, being looked after so very well in every aspect. We could not have asked for more. We hope we get to visit again soon to spend an anniversary-such a beautiful place!"
Anna & Andrew
October, 2014
“Thank you for helping us make our wedding so special. We knew it will be perfect. When we met you we felt calm+reassured that our decision to marry in Cascais was the right one. We so much appreciate all your help +guidance along the way. We had such a wonderful feedback from our guests regarding the venue and our wedding. Love E&J”
Justine & Eric
September, 2014 / Read More
Such a memorable day, all our friends and family together in a beautiful day, could not ask for more. You totally understood our vision and brought it to life,thank you Polina and João! We will never forget this day.
Ivan & Natalia
July, 2013 / Read More
“There aren’t enough adjectives to describe how amazing and extraordinary our wedding and time has been thanks to “Destination Weddings in Portugal”. The staff has been fun and incredibly, thoughtful with unrivaled attention to detail. If I could hug everyone who made our experience so beautiful it would barely start to show our appreciation (and my emotions). Such an outstanding place and time will hold a special place in our hearts and I can’t wait to come back for anniversaries and holidays! Deepest thanks and hugs!”
McCall & Bryan
22nd June, 2014 / Read More
"Claudia & Vanessa, we can only thank you both! For the most wedding I could have! Every detail made possible our special moment and it was possible because of you! Lovely place, great food and service! A place we won’t forget! Thanks a lot and hope to see you soon. Beijinhos e Abraços!"
Sara & Rui
July, 2014 / Read More
"Let me compliment you for the wonderful work you did on our wedding and let me also say that the seriousness and rigor you imprint to your work is astonishing. We want you to know we were really amazed with the perfect results of your efforts.”
Maria & Will
June, 2013 / Read More
"We had our wedding with Destination Wedding at Senhora da Guia and had the best experience ever, including for our guests. The staff were fantastic and incredibly attentive. Everything went to plan and they helped us hire the absolute best suppliers for everything at a reasonable price."
Ana & Pedro
June, 2013 / Read more
"Thank you so much for the amazing wedding party! Thanks for the wonderful organization that made our wedding a really as we were dreaming about: intimate, cosy and warm party with family and friends! All and all was a pure success and guest enjoyed a lot. We will forever keep with us lovely memories from this day ! We highly recommend Destination Weddings in Portugal. All our best wishes."
Lilian & Nuno
March, 2014 / Read more