Wedding & Honeymoon

“Rethymno is honored to be the choice for the most precious time in your life, your wedding. It offers the best it has,and becomes your second home for your life to come. The combination of peoples’ values, hospitality and services, together with the most romantic nature and the” sea of love”, will consist the basis for a wonderful beginning in your new life together. We welcome you and your guests to Rethymno in the heart of Crete, the unique place to be united.”

Pepi Birliraki - President of the Tourism Development Comittee of the Municipality of Rethymno

Rethymno is blessed by Gods, unique in natural beauty, history, culture and tradition. A place where the contemporary way of life coexists in harmony with numerous customs and traditions. A region which has a lot of options to offer both during its summer and winter seasons. Endless sandy beaches with crystal turquoise waters, natural gorges, hiking and bike paths are leading to an undiscovered beauty. A picturesque old town, with its historic monuments from various eras with the renaissance marks pre-vailing, sets a friendly environment based on its locals, well known for their hospitality. These elements offer an unforgettable experience for all.

Rethymno simply has it all!

Crete is the largest island in Greece, and the fifth largest in the Mediterranean Sea!
In Rethymno, you can admire the remnants of brilliant civilizations, taste the exquisite traditional cuisine and explore glorious beaches, impressive landscapes, blooming valleys and deep carved gorges. Rethymno contains beauties and treasures waiting for you to uncover them!
Take your love one by the hand and walk through the renaissance paths of the old town allowing yourselves to feel like Romeo & Juliet taking in all the positive vibes of the city and its welcoming locals.
“Me and Gavin both knew we always wanted a beach wedding and the photo’s of previous weddings on Rethymno Beach in Crete were just amazing and so unique.” Real Crete Wedding – Jodie and Gavin 2014
Whether you’re planning a sophisticated wedding or a relaxing beachfront ceremony, Rethymno offers you high standard facilities and services and many professional wedding organizers willing to make your special day exactly how you dreamed it.

Speak through your heart…

In Rethymno, high-end service is the standard. Taking the stress out of your wedding planning is our committed goal. With a great number of wedding planning professionals you are definite to experience a hassle free process. Arranging everything for you, with various suggestions considering the décor, the music, the photo shooting, the desserts and the reception up to the last detail. They would also handle arranging for the marriage application with the civil register for you.
In Rethymno the choices for your wedding ceremony are unlimited. Here couples can choose to marry by following a traditional wedding in Saint Lazaros chapel located at Rethymno’s historic centre, or maybe set the scenery on a luxurious beach resort. For those who love the outdoors bring your wedding in one of the numerous spectacular sandy beaches of Rethymno exchanging your vows of love during the sunset. If you want to add a bit of historic Rethymno to your ceremony, live this part of history by having your ceremony at the Venetian Fortress or at the Light House. Taking into consideration the proposals from professional organizers, you will find the venue ready, willing and able to fulfil your desires.

Harmony and simplicity for your special day…

…In a safe, family-friendly environment with endless dining options and the chance to participate in some of Rethymno’s very best activities and attractions. You have the elements for a once-in-a-lifetime experience that you and your guests won’t forget. Rethymno offers a variety of quality restaurants and venues where you can enjoy the famous Cretan dishes as well as modern cuisine dishes that will fulfill your tastes.
It’s up to you and your guests to let the party continue at venue you have chosen or move everybody to a beach party enjoying the sunset. Another choice is to go downtown to the historic center overlooking the sea or enjoying the festive atmosphere at Rethymno’s exciting nightclubs. What makes Rethymno weddings so unique is the high quality services that suits everyone’s budget giving you and your guests the opportunity to share unforgettable memories.
What makes Rethymno weddings so unique is the high quality services that suits everyone’s budget giving you and your guests the opportunity to share unforgettable memories.

Legal certificates

Couples should get in contact with Municipality of Rethymno before arriving in order to get information about the following certificates: Legal papers for civil weddings in Crete- Greece. For a legal wedding which will also be accepted in your country of origins, the following documents have to be presented to the Greek local authorities: Passport or valid Identity Documents of both the bride and groom, full birth certificates of both parties, certificate of Non Impediment to Marriage, divorce certificate / Decree Absolute (in a case of a divorce). All the documents must be translated in Greek. You will also need two witnesses during the ceremony.
Notice: In order to be legal all documents must be sent to us by fax or courier service 6 weeks before the wedding. Be sure that you will bring with you all the original documents. Couples must extend their stay in Crete for at least a working day aſter the wedding in order to complete and sign all legal documents in the local city hall.
All the license applications must be submitted at the Wedding Registry, represented by Mrs. Katerina Papadaki. Tel: +30 28313 41224 during office hours email : This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Address : Town Hall, Koudourioti Av. 80, 74100 Rethymno

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City of Rethymno

Rethymno’s timeless attractions and diverse landscapes, city architecture, museums, archaeological sites, endless sandy beaches and escapes to nearby villages will reward you with a rich cultural yet relaxed experience all year round. Step off of the beaten path into the untouched Greece of the past. Cultural pride and natural beauty – Rethymno offers the best of both.

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Department of Tourism
  tourism (@) rethymno.gr
  +30 28310 21459
  +30 28310 21459
  20 El. Venizelou Str, 74100, Rethymno

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