The Best Destination Wedding Venues in Greece: Canaves Oia


Canaves Oia Luxury Suites

A dream you dream alone is only a dream. A dream you dream together is reality.  – John Lennon

This year we’re focused on creating a series of blog posts dedicated to the best destination wedding venues in Greece, to help our couples decide where to have their wedding celebration! Greece features some stunning locations to tie the knot, form romantic mountain tops for the adventurous ones to breathtaking villas and resorts nestled by the water for the romantic ones, looking for their own heaven on earth. On that note, we’re traveling to Santorini and the amazing Canaves Oia, a hotel practically on the edge of the cliff overlooking the magnificent caldera and the deep blue shades of the Aegean Sea! Sounds inviting, right?

A wedding at Canaves Oia is sure to exceed both your and your guests’ expectations. Every wedding we’ve ever captured there turns out to be a picture-perfect affair well though after and beautiful! Check out this Santorini Destination Wedding, as well as this dreamy Intimate Cliff-Side Wedding both featured on Style me Pretty! Are you planning a destination wedding in Santorini? Schedule your complimentary consultation and let’s chat! Moreover, for the travelers out there, make sure you catch up with our guide on all the picture-perfect wedding photography locations in Santorini! Canaves Oia is one of them!

Canaves has a dynamic team that designs stellar events every time! We’ve asked our dear friend Maria Vandoulaki, events manager at the venue to give us all the beautiful reasons why a destination wedding in Canaves Oia Suites will surpass everyone’s expectations! Keep on reading!

Destination Wedding in Santorini: Canaves Oia Luxury Suites

Tell us about Canaves Oia? What makes the hotel a popular choice with couples for their wedding day?

Have you been dreaming of a fairy-tale wedding, a romantic honeymoon, or perhaps an idyllic setting in which pop the question, or renew your vows? Santorini’s dramatic caldera and mesmerizing sunsets, the Aegean’s endless blue and cool sea breeze are, to quote the Bard: “such stuff as dreams are made on”, and you are just one request away from enjoying this unique place and making your own dreams come true. Whatever type of ceremony you book, be it civil or the symbolic, private exchange of vows, or a ceremony in the presence of family and friends, whatever the setting you choose for it- a private panoramic balcony overlooking the caldera, a serene terrace overlooking the sun while diving into the sea the experienced event planners of Canaves Oia, stand ready to assist you. From the initial planning stage to every last detail of the ceremony itself, ensuring that you and your guests have the experience of a lifetime.

What makes the venue different from other hotels?

Canaves Oia Suites invites guests seeking luxury accommodation in Oia Santorini to relish in the elegance of a most cherished holiday retreat. Freshly renovated luxury suites offering the ultimate in modern facilities and stunning views to the Caldera and the Aegean Sea, with spacious living areas and private plunge pools, ideal to house your memorable days and nights in one of the world’s most stunning sceneries. Enveloped by the emerald Aegean and the awe-inspiring dramatic beauty of Santorini, Canaves Oia Suites welcomes guests to a world of exquisite elegance. Blending spectacular vistas of the charming Caldera with over the top accommodation and impeccable service, those luxury suites in Oia, Santorini will charm even the most eclectic guests. The cool sea breeze of the Aegean, the breathtaking sunsets, and the fascinating views of the Aegean sea and the caldera set up the most romantic setting to say the anticipated “I do”. Let your dream of a fairytale wedding come true in the awe-inspiring dramatic scenery of Santorini and the luxury elegance of one of the best hotels in Santorini, Canaves Oia Hotel and Suites. Exchange vows in a setting of unequaled beauty and mark the beginning of a life together within the majestic aura of the infinite blue sea and the scarlet painted sky, in a flawless wedding reception to cherish for a lifetime.

What wedding options are available at the hotel?

A couple can have a symbolic wedding ceremony to express their personality and style. Also, our hotel is a lovely location for vow renewals and romantic elopements ( like this utterly romantic one!). After all, eloping is a wonderful way to skip the stressful planning of an event wedding. Moreover, we can totally discuss the possibility of a civil wedding if the couple wants something like that. In general, our venues very flexible and can accommodate almost every wish.

How do you ensure couples are delivered with the wedding of their dreams?  

The sky is the limit when it comes to the extras you can opt to make your special event fits your style and needs. Think floral arches, wedding cake, rose petals and welcome gifts for guests; Greek traditional dancers, classical harpists or Djs, Polaroid corners; videographers and photographers to capture it all. In the run-up to the ceremony, experienced professionals are there for you should you need to makeup or hair-do, while the Canaves Oia Spa can offer you relaxing massage therapies or rejuvenating facials. The chefs of our Restaurants are on hand to prepare mouthwatering dishes (from traditional Greek to kosher) for any type of reception. What’s more, the fun doesn’t have to end where your reception does. Family meals, sailing cruises, wine tasting, scuba diving, and helicopter tours are just some of the additional activities you can add to your joyous Canaves Oia event so as to provide family and guests yet more special memories from this most magical of islands.

What tips would you offer couples to ensure a stress-free wedding?

Our goal in Canaves Oia is to create a relationship based on trust. This is why, we want each wedding to be tailor-made, and planned based exactly on our guests’ needs. The wedding planning is our passion and expertise, and we aim to turn the wedding planning process into a fun & hassle-free procedure. In broad terms, we are the couple’s personal contact person on the island, and through our communication and relationship, we build step by step this beautiful wedding concept just the way each couple has imagined it to be. From the decoration, photographer, unique decoration ideas, music, lights, guests favors, to the pre and after wedding experiences, we are here to recommend and bring to life a unique wedding trip, that will be memorable for our guests. Anything our brides and grooms have imagined, we are here to make it happen!

Santorini is a magical place. The fiery sky at the sunset, the romance, the pretty white corners, getting married on the island will be an experience you’ll remember forever! With the right people by your side, everything will be an unforgettable experience for you and your partner! Are you planning a destination wedding in Santorini? Schedule your complimentary consultation and let’s chat! Also, the island is a lovely canvas for a romantic wedding proposal! Whether you are saying “yes” or “I do”, in Santorini will be epic!

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