A wedding surrounded by full nature is possible if you celebrate your wedding in the Azores because you will be, together with your partner, in an environment full of dolphins, whales, volcanic rocks, green and blue lagoons, steaming land and natural vegetation. Go to the island of your choice!
Because you will find everything in the 9 islands that make up this Portuguese archipelago, so you can have an unforgettable wedding in any of them. And you can always go to several! because they connect with each other by boat.
It is impossible not to imagine a wedding in one of its landscapes, do you know all the varieties of places that there are to get married in the Azores? Well, from now on, yes, because in addition to this, we also tell you the best time to travel, the gastronomy for your banquet, the characteristics of each island so you can choose the one that best suits you and the requirements for your wedding in this country.
The best time to say “yes I do”
Almost anyone, because there is hardly any rainfall, although there are months from October to March, although most of the year the sun is well present.
In winter the temperatures are mild, since they rarely drop below 14ºC, just like summers, which are not excessively hot. The maximums reach 28ºC.
It is a perfect climate both for getting married, at any time of the year, and for taking advantage and doing tourism.
Great variety of places for your wedding
Yes, charming towns, coast, golf courses, botanical gardens, sport ports, stately homes, palaces with fountains, hills with volcanoes, museums, churches, palaces full of treasures of art and history, green fields with white dairy cows … all You will find these options on the 9 islands of the Azores!
In which of the 9 islands of paradise do I marry?
Santa Maria, the island of the sun, is full of crystal clear waters, radiant sun, and white sandy beaches, such as the famous Praia Formosa, where you can do activities such as surfing, windsurfing, or sailing. Also, don’t forget to dive in Santa María and its surrounding islets! Because you will discover underwater caves and the vibrant marine life they harbor.
Terceira is the island of explorers, it has colorful streets, a huge extinct volcano and a nature reserve with an ancient lava tube 100 meters deep, the Algar do Carvão. In Terceira you will have a lot to explore!
In Graciosa, the white island, you will find the Furna do Enxofre, a volcanic cave that you cannot visit if you visit the island, as well as the most famous monument in Graciosa, the Caldeira da Graciosa, a gigantic crater located in the southern part of the island.
Pico is the mountainous island, the island where you will find the highest point in all of Portugal: the Pico mountain. This volcanic cone is 2,351 meters above sea level. So, if you are not afraid of heights, climb to the top with your partner!
São Jorge, the green island, has legendary waves in Fajã da Caldeira de Santo Cristo, another of the perfect places to observe marine animals such as dolphins, whales, and even the incredible blue whale! The largest animal in the world.
São Miguel is the island of adventurers and the largest island in the archipelago. In it you can find rich architecture, shops, restaurants, beautiful streets and walks next to the marina. In addition, there are spectacular views of two crater lagoons: the Blue Lagoon and the Green Lagoon!
Faial, the blue island, which receives this name for its blue hydrangeas, and not for the vibrant blue of the sea. You will find these typical flowers everywhere! Because they are already a symbol on the island. How could they not also be in your bridal bouquet?
Flores is the island of water, waterfalls, and lakes. In it we can discover Poço da Ribeira do Ferreiro, a series of waterfalls that fall into a lagoon, a true natural spectacle! The most famous natural spot in the archipelago is Rocha dos Bordões and, next to the great flower route, it is an essential visit.
Corvo, the smallest of the Azores islands, is where silence and the friendliness and community of the island’s locals reign. Caldeirão crater is well recognized, one of the main points of interest to visit during your stay.
What is the gastronomy that I will have at my banquet?
Starting with the entrees, and opening the desire, you can taste one of the most common in these islands, the salty powder, an octopus salad, and it is that in the middle of the Atlantic you can not miss the food from the sea!
Fish is the most typical food of the place, and although they are usually prepared on the grill, there are also other varieties, such as the exquisite fish stew, a stew made with different kinds of fish, similar to bouillabaisse.
La Alcatra, famous on the island of Terceira, is a dish of beef cooked in an earthenware bowl with bay leaf, pepper, onion, garlic, and wine, among many others.
If we talk about desserts, we are talking about the Graciosa queijadas, the freira bellies, the massa sovadas, the cavacas, the Dona Amélia queijadas, some cakes with cane honey, cinnamon, corintos and citrons, the coscorões …
To sweeten the end of your wedding thanks to Portuguese gastronomy!
Do you know the requirements to get married in the country?
Do not worry, because they are very simple, or if you do not know, look at this article of everything you need to get married in Portugal and discover how easy it is for you to get married in this country.
And if you have any questions, contact Perfect Venue! That, with great experience in organizing destination weddings, we can’t wait to organize yours!