Ukraine has a lot to offer couples who are considering having their engagement or wedding celebrations here. «Destinations» rounds up some of the best locations around the country to hold that very special event. We’ll be covering hotels, churches, parks and pavilions to give you the greatest variety of beautiful locations for your dream wedding in Ukraine.
Lviv is a beautiful city and we know that many brides and grooms come here from all over Ukraine as well as from abroad to have their weddings. Picking a perfect location for a wedding reception is a very important part of the wedding preparation. Located just a short drive away from Lviv, Edem Resort and Spa is definitely one of the most beautiful wedding locations in Ukraine. Looking like a magic palace, Edem Resort and Spa has seen its fair share of the most posh and impressive weddings. The complex is located on the bank of crystal-clear lake. Edem Resort & SPA includes luxury hotel with 88 exclusive rooms, 4 high cuisine restaurants and 5 halls for conferences and banquets. The complex offers two gorgeous banquet halls for weddings: “Grand Hall” and “Palais”, both located on a picturesque lake bank. Crystal lusters, posh interior elements, modern equipment, panoramic walls and spectacular lake views create sophisticated classic atmosphere. The professional wedding coordinator will help to organize everything in detail, from general concept of event to items of menu. The complex provides three wedding packages: “Golden”, “Brilliant” and “A Special Day in a Special Place”. Each package includes everything needed for your ideal wedding. Edem Resort & SPA also provides special Spa programs for the newly-weds.
Address: Edem Resort Medical & SPA, Strilky village, Peremyshl` region, Lviv oblast’, Ukraine
Read: Planning a Wedding in Lviv
Another beautiful wedding location in Lviv is Kavalier Boutique Hotel. Kavalier Boutique Hotel is surrounded by both the beautiful nature and unforgettable history. Only 10-15 minute-drive from the city center and you find yourself in a luxurious green park "Voznesinnya". Historically styled territory of the hotel will attract your attention and hush you from the city fuss. You will return into the nineteenth century, the century of romance and love of Emperor Franz Joseph I and his beautiful wife Elizabeth of Bavaria.
Kavalier Boutique Hotel is located in the regional landscape park "Ascension" on the territory called "Kaiserwald". Literally, from German «Kaiserwald» is translated as "Kaiser Forest." It received its name in honor of the visit of the Emperor of the Austro-Hungarian Empire, Franz Joseph I to Lviv.
In ancient times, this area consisted not only of the forest but also the patrimony. This manor originally belonged to the generation of Alembek called "Alembek’s apiary." In the eighteenth century the founder of the famous Lviv kin and Frenchman by origin Francois de Logsham Berje becomes the owner of the manor. Franz Joseph stayed right in this place enchanted by the picturesque beauty.
Today an exclusive «Kavalier Boutique Hotel» is built on this place. Just as in ancient times it attracts its guests by the indescribable beauty and history closely connected with the Emperor Franz Joseph and his beautiful wife Elizabeth of Bavaria (more known as Sissi). The history of this amazing couple is still admirable.
The hotel will provide you with prime wedding planning services: florists, live music, beautiful photoshoot setting, delicious food and exceptionally well picked wine list.
Address: 70, Staroznesenska St, Lviv.
Rixos Hotel Prykarpattya in Truskavets has hosted some of the most beautiful and grand weddings Ukraine has seen so far. Truskavets, the world famous spa resort, is located in the picturesque valley in the Carpathian foothills 105 km away from Lviv. Rixos Prykarpattya is one of the best resort and wellness hotels in Ukraine. The area of complex is 12 hectares. Guests can enjoy the most delicious culinary delights in a cozy restaurant of the Rixos-Prykarpattya resort complex. There are 2 restaurants of higher gastronomic class, great snacks that meet the most demanding tastes, local and imported alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks. The largest restaurant of the complex «Maximus» can accommodate for up to 480 guests. If you are looking for a luxurious wedding venue in Ukraine, Rixos Hotel Prykarpattya in Truskavets is a best option for this purpose.
If you have always dreamt of the wedding set amid the breathtaking mountain vistas, Radisson Blu Resort Bukovel will totally cater to all your dreams and expectations. This is one of the best hotels in Ukraine nestled amid Carpathian Mountains in Ivano-Frankivsk region. The Wedding in Bukovel will surely become an exciting event for both newly-weds and their guests due to hospitality of staff, high-quality service and picturesque location. The experienced wedding coordinator of Radisson Blu Resort Bukovel will help to make your special day happy and relaxed, taking care of each celebration detail. All wedding ceremonies are created according to individual wishes of each couple, considering all special demands to banquet. Guests of the ceremony are offered all hotel services, including free parking. The standard wedding pack in Radisson Blu Resort Bukovel includes luxury room for newly-weds, wedding menu, dance floor with scene and gala dinner. There are three wedding packs, which differ by cost and list of services, so each couple can choose exactly what they need. Radisson Blu Resort Bukovel also offers special Spa packs for just married couples.
Address: Plot Shchyvky, Bldg. 220, Polianytsia village, Ivano-Frankivsk region, Bukovel, Ukraine
Radomysl Castle is a great choice for holding a beautiful wedding ceremony. The fantastic atmosphere of virgin nature, splendor of medieval walls, mysterious silence of castle halls and cozy frater create unforgettable atmosphere for wedding celebration. The ceremonial hall of the castle, a spacious and light room with capacity of 100 people is usually used for official part of the wedding. The walls of this hall are decorated with unique old icons, which adds spiritual aura to the ceremony. Some couples prefer to organize outdoor ceremony on the beautiful Island of Love. Newly-weds and their guests are offered to take part in a real medieval ball with all corresponding accessories and clothes. Besides that, couples can order such services as fireworks, carriages, wedding quests, wedding pigeons and many other.
Address: 15, Pletenetska street, Radomyshl` town, Zhitomyr oblast’.
Moving on to the south of the country, in Odesa, newly-weds often consider such wedding format as on-site ceremony. In this case, they are free to choose any beautiful sea coast of Odesa or surroundings, order catering service and then just enjoy their special event. April, May and September are the best months to organize on-site ceremony. In summertime, sea style wedding can also be great, but organizers should take into account intensive heat and arrange awnings for guests. It also should be remembered that weather is unpredictable in any season, so it is reasonable to have a reserve option for wedding celebration: restaurant or banquet hall.
Maristella restaurant, which belongs to Maristella Marine Residence hotel, is one of the best banquet halls in Odesa. Here guests enjoy high cuisine, signature interior design, great service and panoramic the Black Sea view. Maristella restaurant has everything required for holding a perfect wedding. Maristella wedding coordinators know all about modern tendencies of events organization. The clients are always impressed with the gorgeous terrace by the sea, where combination of natural sea views and perfect service creates a truly magical experience. Maristella team will arrange everything needed for a ceremony: design (including flowers), live music, artists, show ballet (by request) and menu. The restaurant also offers perfect locations for video and photo sessions. Additional services include cars rent, fireworks, luxury rooms for newly-weds and many other.
Address: 2a, Bernadazzi street, Odesa.
Alexandrovsky restaurant is located in a splendid old mansion, hidden in the shady trees. This place impresses with an atmosphere of true noble hospitality. The mansion was built in the XIX century, and in the beginning of the XX was owned by well-known Odesa merchant, benefactor and collector Joseph Konelsky. Alexandrovsky is a place for real gourmands. Its menu includes French and Russian cuisine dishes, cooked by old noble recipes. Besides from meals in menu, clients can order special banquet dishes from chef. Each hall of the restaurant holds up to 70 people, so it is comfortable for a wedding. Beautiful summer terrace with fascinating sculptures, fountain and dense greenery is perfect for a photo session.
Address: 13, Belinskogo street, Odesa.
Located in a picturesque pine forest in Poltava region, Verholy Relax Park hotel complex is one of the most stylish and comfortable hotels of Ukraine as well as one of the most desirable wedding locations in the country. New SPA complex with an indoor swimming pool, gym and hotel rooms is just another result of brilliant work of Ukrainian architects and designers. The whole complex looks ultra modern and hip.
Address: 1 Sosnova street, Sosnovka village, Ukraine
Country Club "ShishkiNN" was built in the heart of the vast forests of Chernigov in the best possible preservation of natural vegetation. The entire infrastructure of the hotel blend in with the natural landscape - buildings are surrounded by centuries-old pine trees, paths and trails pass between mosses and ferns, the area is dotted with pine needles and cones. ShishkiNN offers exceptional wedding services such as beautiful wedding marquee, experienced wedding planners, special wedding reception menu, floristics and themed boho-chic wedding ceremony. Address: 10 Snovska Str., Snovjanka, Chernihiv Region
Since we love unique and rad wedding locations, we’ve had a lot of fun working on our list of what we think are the coolest places in Ukraine to celebrate that special day. «Destinations» hopes that you’ll find and save some ideas about beautiful wedding locations in Ukraine after reading this feature.
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