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My husband and I have just returned from our Portugal wedding, 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 Wedding in Portugal to anyone!
Aimee & Stephen
Hi Rita, I just arrived back to Australia after attending my daughters and son-inlaws wedding in Cascais in April and I would like to thank you and your whole crew for this magnificent set up and what an amazing service you delivered. I have been to a few weddings/ and parties, but your team is incredible, very professional and always working with a smile, not to mention how you help me coordinate with Tatiana for the lovely surprise of the Brazilian dance show for the newlyweds just after the cake cutting ceremony. We do appreciate and you deserve a 5 star, I definitely recommend your service to anyone that I know, god bless you, e muito obrigado. Regards ,Manuel (Father of the bride)
Manuel (Father of the bride)
Oliver and I married at Senhora Da Guia on Saturday 19th May 2018. From start to finish the whole planning process was fantastically organised! Being based in England and marrying in Portugal I was slightly nervous from the offset, but Rita, the wedding planner, ensured I had nothing to worry about. After a few brief visits, numerous photos and emails Rita created the best day of our lives for us. It was all we dreamt of and more! We are eternally grateful to Rita, the chefs, staff, florist, hair & makeup artists etc for being such amazing people and contributing to the day also. I would highly recommend Destination Weddings In Portugal (especially Rita) for anyone looking to marry in the area. Once again thank you all for making our dreams come true! Danielle and Oliver x
Danielle & Oliver
Destination Weddings in Portugal is an absolutely fantastic company to work with. They planned our wedding in 2017 to absolute perfection. From start to finish they were accommodating and attentive. We spoke with three of their staff - Polina, Vanessa and Rita - who looked after us throughout the process of organising the wedding and there was never any task too big or anything that they couldn’t sort between them. They were all absolutely fantastic. The bonus here as well is that Senhora da Guia is a wonderful hotel. It has been tastefully upgraded and really for holding a wedding it is perfect. Having the wedding in the garden, reception in the upper grounds, dinner in the restaurant / veranda, and then the rest of the evening back in the upper grounds meant there was an amazing variety to the whole day, rather than being in one room the whole time. Rita and her team made sure that everything worked like clockwork as well. She even made me an emergency buttonhole (which was better than my groomsmens ones) from flowers in the garden when we realised the florist hadn’t sent enough! I really cannot praise the company, Rita and her team and the hotel enough. If you want to have your wedding in this part of Portugal then make sure that Destination Weddings are your first port of call. From experience I can guarantee you won’t regret your choice!
Alex & Nathalie
A big 'Yes!' to Destination Weddings in Portugal. We highly recommend the team :). We had a blast at our wedding and during our stay. Rita is an amazing wedding planner, extremely patient and organized. Always on top of everything and very quick at replying and clarifying any doubts we had. We trusted completely in Rita which allowed us to fully enjoy our wedding day and pre-wedding party. Polina was also a big addition and help during the negotiation and planning phase. We worked with a few wedding vendors recommended by Rita and they are amazing. Thank you for the best wedding in Portugal ever! Love, Sara & Cym
Sara & Cymron
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 Wedding 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 the wedding. Communication with our wedding planner 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
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 in Portugal. We are based in the U.K. We had the most wonderful wedding 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 wedding 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 wedding 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 in Portugal. We still cannot stop smiling, what a truly remarkable wedding day organised by truly remarkable people! Thank you. Louise and Carlos Anaia x
Louise & Carlos
We had the most perfect wedding day we could have asked for at the Senhora da Guia Boutique Hotel with Destination Weddings in Portugal. 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 in Portugal 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 in Portugal!
Effy & André
We had our wedding at Senhora da Guia organized by Destination Weddings in Portugal and it was just perfect in every single detail. Special thanks to Rita, our wedding planner! You made this the most beautiful day in our lives. Thanks as well to the staff of the hotel who were extremely attentive and so much fun. The place is just amazing and all our guests loved it! We are looking forward to coming back for many anniversaries! Thanks again! Love, John & Katja
Katja & John
It was an true pleasure to have Rita as our wedding planner and a blessing to have Senhora Da Guia as our wedding venue. Having looked at several venues and options last year we decided to pick Senhora Da Guia as our wedding venue in Portugal. It had the right look, feel, space and features for our wedding. Planning an Indian destination wedding was a huge task but Rita and the team at Senhora Da Guia made it effortless. In the build up to the wedding Rita was responsive and catered for our every need, fireworks, horses, flowers, Indian food the list is request was too big or troublesome and our 5 different events at the venue were perfect. Senhora Da Guia housed the majority of our 120 plus wedding guests and the staff including the reservations manager were very accommodating. All contingencies for the big day had been planned for and last minute changes on the day due to weather conditions were dealt with seamlessly. Words can not describe how beautiful and special our dream day was! Thank you Rita and all the staff at Senhora Da Guia!! See you again soon Roshni and Dipak
Roshni & Dipak
"We had our wedding with Destination Weddings in Portugal 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
I really don't know where to start. Rita & Polina are amazing. We booked the wedding with destination weddings in Portugal 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 wedding planners I 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 Portugal wedding with them, please don't look any further. You will not be disappointed. Thank you Polina & Rita. Love Debbie & Kev xx
Deborah & Kevin
“There aren’t enough adjectives to describe how amazing and extraordinary our wedding day 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
"Thank you all so much for making our wedding weekend in Portugal so special. It really was an 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
"Let me compliment you for the wonderful work you did on our wedding day in Portugal 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
One word.... beautiful! Cascais, Senhora da Guia Boutique Hotel, our cake, the flowers, the food and the attention to little details, all Beautiful! My husband and I were truly blessed to have Rita as our wedding planner (another beautiful element to our wedding)! Planning a wedding in Portugal from our home in Guernsey was never going to be easy but Rita kept us up to date with calls, emails, FaceTime etc whenever she needed a decision made. Nothing was too much trouble for Rita or the hotel staff, who were always so kind and tentative. Our day went off without any problems at all (well I’m sure there were many but Rita discreetly dealt with them as promised through chief bridesmaid and mother)! We have been married for 3 months now and still look back at the most important day of our lives with absolute pleasure. To give an idea of how personal destination weddings made our day: we had two aisles instead of one, we had a 4 x course meal but with many many alternate guest food choices and the ceremony conducted In two languages. Rita and the hotel staff took it all on board and our day moved faultlessly from ceremony to cocktails, to dinner then dancing. Our guests were truly blown away by our wedding and we could not have achieved this without Destination Weddings in Portugal. Thank you Joe & Filipe
Joe & Filipe
My wife and I just arrived to Norway after a magical destination wedding and vacation/honeymoon in Portugal/Cascais. Thanks to a highly skilled and professional team (Destination Weddings Portugal + Senhora da Guia Boutique Hotel) our wedding day was an absolute success! From our first contact on e-mail to our short meeting this winter, and to our actual wedding in July, the team was outstanding. Our wedding in Portugal was just amazing – beautiful setup, decoration, the food and drinks, the music, the service - everything was perfect. Tailored to our wishes, my wife and I got the opportunity to relax and enjoy our vacation and wedding days with our family and friends in the beautiful and luxury surroundings of Senhora da Guia Boutique Hotel and Cascais, without worrying about anything. The Destination Wedding in Portugal team the hotel staff, the DJ, the photographer – everyone involved did a great job, making our wedding the best day in our lives! We can highly recommend Destination Weddings in Portugal and Senhora da Guia Boutique Hotel for their outstanding wedding services. Thank you again DWP + Senhora da Guia Boutique Hotel. We look forward to celebrate our 1-year anniversary at your hotel next summer 🙂 Best regards - Helle & Paul
Helle & Paul
We married at Senhora da Guia in Cascais in July and even today I get emotional thinking of how beautiful our wedding day was. Destination Weddings in Portugal team made our day truly spectacular. From the registering of the marriage through to the rubber ducks in the fountain �. The hotel was picture perfect and the service and food exceptional. I never believed dreams could come true until our wedding day and I can never thank enough for that. We look forward to going back next year to visit this truly special hotel and beautiful town of cascais. We truly have memories that will last forever.
Sharon & Mark
We had a wonderful destination wedding, everything was within our expectations and beyond. Everything was organized remotely and the wedding planner was always easily reachable and available. Again thank you Destination Weddings in Portugal for allowing us to live a wonderful day 🙂
Miguel & Nadine
One word : thank you !!! Everything Destination Wedding in Portugal has done for our wedding was just perfect !! Our guests and us were very impressed by all the staff, the place (just amazing), the food, the singer (Mariana), the DJ and the global organization of course Everything was perfect... 0 stress... It was the most beautiful wedding day of our lives ! So thank you!
Flo Delmer
We had the most precious day of our lives on the 18th June at Senhora da Guia Hotel. Everything we had wanted and more was given to us down to the very last detail by Destination Weddings in Portugal. Thank you all for the memories and moments you helped us share with our friends and family was a truly magical wedding day in Portugal and the pictures are absolutely stunning x muito obrigada xx
Sarah & Miguel

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