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Paphos

Paphos

Legend has it, that Aphrodite was born here. So, what better location could there be to celebrate a wedding, than the birthplace of the Goddess of Love?  Paphos weddings will take you on a romantic journey to the south west coast of Cyprus, where in ancient times this was the island's capital and, as such, is a resort steeped in fascinating history. Immerse yourself in all that Paphos has in store for you. It’s a heaven-sent destination for anyone for whom no holiday is complete without a good dose of culture and a peek at what lies beneath the sunny surface. 

The fishing harbour, with the lovely Troodos mountains providing a breathtaking backdrop, is a fascinating and scenic spot to spend time in and is also a World Heritage Site recognised by UNESCO. You’ll love spending time before or after your Paphos wedding, exploring the many points of historical interest that can be found here, which include: The Tomb of the Kings, Pillar of St Paul, the mosaics of Paphos and the town museum, to name only a handful.

Take a look at some of our suggested wedding venues below for inspiration on where to get married in Paphos. You can take your pick from church halls, yachts, museums, hotels and even a beautiful estate in Paphos.  If you can’t see what you’re looking for or need more information and prices, then please call one of our wedding co-ordinators, who will be happy to help.

Ayia Kyriaki Church

Ayia Kyriaki Church offers a unique wedding venue in Paphos, with local and historic character and can provide wedding services for both Anglian and Catholic weddings. Built from traditional stone and filled with colourful icons, this striking church, also known as St Paul's Pillar, is located in the heart of Kato, Paphos, near to the harbour. This enchanting and picturesque Byzantine-style church was built around 1500 AD on the site of an earlier Basilica and is surrounded by ancient ruins and mosaics.

This beautiful church is the perfect choice for couples looking for a traditional setting in which to exchange their vows. Set within grounds steeped in history, it offers a beautiful setting for your wedding photography. Large wedding parties can be accommodated inside the church and there is access for disabled guests here too.

Yacht ceremonies and receptions

Our yacht company partners are specialists in yacht Weddings in Cyprus. With more than 20 years’ experience they can offer the most unique, intimate and unforgettable experiences, tailor made to suit you, as we know everyone has their own specific needs and desires. Both civil and religious ceremonies can be arranged on board our fantastic yachts, as well as renewal of vows ceremonies.

Whether you’re choosing to have a small intimate gathering, or a full-scale party, with up to 150 guests; our suppliers have a vessel suitable for all occasions that can provide an event to be remembered forever and to amaze your guests as they step aboard. A full range of packages are available, from the simple to one which include full décor, boat hire, along with food and drinks packages.

The Ethnographic Museum

The perfect place for a traditional and unique wedding, where culture and history, meets love and romance, to make your special day a memorable one when you get married in Paphos.

Standing in the heart of the old town of Paphos and occupying one of the oldest, finest heritage buildings, The Ethnographic Museum provides a unique and breathtaking location for your Paphos wedding ceremony. The Museum has a rustic architectural design and is styled with Gothic arches, ancient artefacts and pretty gardens, the family-run Ethnographic Museum offers a wedding experience like no other. Just one of many different wedding experiences we can offer you.

Yeroskipou Town Hall

Yeroskipou Town Hall (also spelt Geroskipou) is situated in the typically Cypriot village of Yeroskipou, just a short drive from the heart of Paphos. The name of the village translates as ‘sacred garden’ and legend has it that Aphrodite, the Greek Goddess of Love, chose this place as her garden.

Yeroskipou Town Hall offers an attractive outdoor wedding venue, with traditional sand stone walls, greenery and the Mediterranean Sea in the distance. The bride makes a grand entrance, walking down the bougainvillea framed steps, whilst the groom and guests wait at the ceremony area, which is shaded by a sail-like awning. With a decorated wedding table and a glimpse of the sea in the background, it is a great choice for couples looking for an open-air wedding.

Paphos Town Hall

Paphos Town Hall is located in the old town of Paphos and is just a short drive from many of the resort’s hotel and reception venues. The Town Hall has two wedding rooms; the main wedding room accommodating parties of approximately 20 guests and the larger room, which can hold about 80 guests. Paphos Town Hall is suitable for civil weddings for both summer and winter weddings; many couples appreciate the airconditioned room in the hot summer months.

Paphos Town Hall is a beautiful neo-classical building, with Grecian columns and is surrounded by historical buildings such as the Municipal Library and some government buildings. Well-maintained gardens surround the town hall, and these pretty gardens and the striking, classical building are the perfect backdrop for some beautiful wedding photography to record your special day.

Minthis Hills

Minthis Hills offers seclusion in a remarkable rural setting. ‘Stavros Tis Minthis’, a twelfth century monastery, from which the resort derived its name, is located within the resort grounds, evidence of the area’s rich heritage. Views and vistas are perhaps the most distinctive feature at Minthis Hills, with the resort possessing expansive and dramatic views of the Troodos Mountain range, which despite great distance is completely uninterrupted. In fact, the resort enjoys 360-degree panoramic views which also extend over the city of Paphos to the Mediterranean Sea. The beautiful surroundings provide the perfect setting for wedding photographs, ensuring ever-lasting memories of your special day.

Vasilias Nikoklis Inn

A beautiful, traditional Cypriot tavern, the elevated position of, among orange and olive groves, provide panoramic views of hills and the sea - a truly peaceful and secluded setting for your wedding day at Vasilias Nikoklis Inn. The rustic surroundings offer the ideal setting for your wedding away from the hustle and bustle of ordinary life.  You can relax under the grapevine-covered terrace, content in the knowledge that Vasilias is exclusively yours for your wedding day.

Vasilias is named after the king of Nikoklis, he was the last king of Paphos in 320BC. Tradition says that King Nikoklis had his palace in the local village of Nikoklis, so Vasilias was born, translated meaning ‘King’ - so you know on your wedding day you will be treated like royalty.

Peyia Town Hall

The outdoor wedding venue of Peyia is situated in the heart of this traditional hillside village, just a short drive from the Coral Bay area of Paphos. Peyia Town Hall offers wedding ceremonies in a picturesque shaded courtyard, which is one of the prettiest outdoor venues in Cyprus. Infused with a sense of history and tradition, this venue is secluded and atmospheric, full of Cypriot charm and a perfect backdrop for your wedding photos.

Olympic Lagoon Resort Paphos

A great 5-star hotel with unique monastic architecture and modern interior has infused the two styles masterfully, combined with landscaped gardens leading to the sparkling Mediterranean Sea. The Olympic Lagoon Paphos provides a stunning back drop for a wedding. With many locations for the ceremony from a Gazebo on the lawns overlooking the sea, a small gazebo near the pools, terraces and also indoor venues, there is a stylish location perfect for you and your Paphos wedding. To get married at The Olympic Lagoon Paphos, you must also be resident at the hotel.

Alexander the Great Hotel

Built on an archaeological site, the Alexander the Great Hotel offers history and spectacular views of the harbour. Elegance and style are combined effortlessly to give you the impressive Alexander & Roxanna Wedding Venue.

This outstanding venue provides uninterrupted views of the Mediterranean Sea, Paphos's fishing harbour and the medieval castle. The elevated location of the wedding garden includes a scenic, private terrace for the actual wedding ceremony. A romantic bridge over a small man-made lake, with a waterfall surrounded by tropical gardens, leads to a secluded terrace, perfect for hosting an intimate wedding celebration. End your special day with stunning views of the enchanting Paphos sunset, creating an atmosphere of ultimate romance.

Please call our weddings department for more details on all our Paphos wedding venues or to book your wedding. 

Email us at weddings@olympicholidays.com