Some Popular Locations
As one of the most beautiful islands in the world, it is little surprise that more people are getting married on Hvar, and there has been a significant increase in foreign weddings in recent years. This has led to a growth industry in wedding planners, and the paperwork to tie the knot on Croatia's premier island is no longer such a big issue.
So where are the favourite spots to get hitched?
There are a surprising number of options, with the most popular being a combination of Hvar Town for the ceremony and photographs, and the Pakleni Islands with speedboat transfer for the reception and party. Favourite places to party away are Carpe Diem Beach on Stipanska, and Zori and Meneghello on Palmižana. All locations have extensive experience of hosting wedding receptions.
As the biggest hospitality show in town of course, Sunčani Hvar is a big player when it comes to weddings, with Hotel Amfora a popular choice for accommodation, and the terrace of Hotel Palace also used for receptions. Their proximity to the church and old town for photos make this a practical choice.
For those looking for something a little more remote, however, there are options, and a very popular option with total privacy is the stone villa you can find on our web site - http://villashvar.com/en/collection/villa-eos. Villa Eos is located high above Humac, with an infinity pool and gorgeous southern views over Šćedro and beyond. It is amazing place indeed - and licensed for weddings.
One Californian couple, whose passion for Hvar and its wines was in equal measure a couple of years ago, ended up tying the knot in one of the vineyards of Andro Tomić in Jelsa, before heading to his Romanesque basement for a wedding feast, while the first gay marriage on Hvar took place a few years ago in a romantic olive grove.
The message is clear. Hvar is a magnificent wedding (and honeymoon) destination, with a range of options to suit your needs.
All that remains is for you to find the partner of your dreams and come on over ;)
*Author - Paul Bradbury
*Photo Source - Sunčani Hvar Hotels / Art Studio for Maya & Jason