Penha Longa Resort, Portugal

Portugal – famous for its abundance of seafood, beautiful beaches, rugged mountains and picture-perfect locations to host your destination wedding.

How about hosting your wedding celebrations in a 14th century Monastery?

Penha Longa Resort – located west of Lisbon incorporates more than a stunning hotel for within its grounds there lies a rather unique wedding venue.

The Monastery ensures total privacy for you and your guests along with no noise or time restrictions.

The 14th century Monastery, comes complete with its own private chapel for Catholic weddings, as well as several stunning alternatives for a civil or celebrant led wedding ceremony.

Whether you’re planning an intimate destination wedding is for 60 of your closest family & friends or planning a larger scale wedding for up to 600 guests, the Monastery can fulfil your Portuguese destination wedding dreams.

With beautiful garden settings for each element of your special day; from your civil or symbolic wedding ceremony onto the wedding breakfast ending the day with cocktails whilst dancing under the stars.

Salao Noble provides a stunning alternative for more intimate celebrations for up to 60 guests, or there’s the romantic Sala dos Arcos, for those planning guests number around 160.

Or if you are pulling out all the stops and your guest list peaks at 600 the Monastery’s main ballroom – Salaa Cora – will be where you can drink, dine, and dance the night away.

For many couples opting for a destination wedding means making the most of the fine weather and outdoors spaces, celebrating under blue, cloudless skies until those clouds turn into a dark blanket of bright stars.

The garden – Jardim das Adens – at Penha Longa is perfect for an outdoor wedding, weather for cocktails and dinner or simply for your wedding ceremony; all elegantly styled around a swimming pool.

For those hosting a wedding of up to 90 guests, at the heart of the Monastery you’ll find a perfect square known as Claustro. And here you can get married. Feast on fine food from Penha Longa’s own exclusive catering team Penha Longa Catering and dance, dance, dance!

If the Monastery’s gardens, ballroom and square weren’t enough, how about marrying within the14th century ancient ruins of Jardim do Nuncio?

With a plethora of choices why not let Weddings By Mary guide you and expertly handle your Portuguese destination wedding plans?

Located 20 miles west of Portugal’s capital city Lisbon, Penha Longa Resort is set within the lush landscape of Sintra’s rolling green hills and within the natural park.

How to get there:
A short 25 minute drive from Lisbon Airport (Humberto Delgado)

With a 27-hole championship golf course, family-focused activities, 7 dining experiences 2 of which hold coveted Michelin stars as well as over 204 luxury rooms and suites including The Family Suite accommodating up to 7 guests and The Apartments up to 8 guests there’s something for each & every one of your guests.



*Weddings by Mary will be visiting the Monastery & Forte Da Cruz in the Spring to experience, explore and immerse herself in all that it has to offer couples planning a destination wedding in Portugal.

Quinta Da Abelheira, Forte Da Cruz & Casa dos Penedos alternative Portuguese wedding venues all managed by Penha Longa and their exclusive catering team.

Looking to include a little Portuguese tradition into your wedding? Read my Journal to see what is customary for the bride and groom to do on the morning of their wedding day?

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