Alentejo Wedding Officiant

We love being your Alentejo wedding officiant! The Algarve or Lisbon may be the first places that come to mind when thinking about Portugal. Even so, the Alentejo is the gem of Portugal that leaves couples swooning for their wedding day. Known as the region where the Portuguese go on holiday, the Alentejo offers natural beauty, plenty of space, the best food and wine of the whole country, and a slow pace of life. It’s so wonderful in fact that our only worry is that you won’t want to leave after your wedding day!

Your Alentejo Wedding Officiant

Two brides standing holding each other as they face their Alentejo wedding officiant during their ceremony. The bride on the left as a knee-length white dress and the bride on the right has a lace, floor-length dress. Both are wearing read heels and matching red lipstick. It is only the three of them with dried grass and trees around them.
Photo by Piteira Photography at São Lourenço do Barrocal

The Alentejo is where our soul feels happiest. That is why you can find us there, year-round, conducting symbolic wedding ceremonies for couples from around the world. We adore this region because of the couples it attracts. Couples who marry in the Alentejo are looking to be close to nature in a way that feels authentic. This is not a pretentious region, it’s known for being down-to-earth, which is why it calls to the same kind of couples.

That said, don’t think for a moment that you have to settle for less than the best when in the Alentejo. It only means that when they do luxury, it is done with a warmth the will keep you and your wedding guests coming back.

We have yet to encounter a venue that we don’t love in the region, but some of our favorites include L’and Vineyards, which offers unparalleled views of the region as your ceremony backdrop. Described as a retreat, you and your wedding party will feel like you are a million miles away from the everyday stresses of life.

Another favorite of our is Herdade da Malhadinha Nova, which leaves no option unavailable to you and your family and friends. Excited for a few days of experiences? Gather your crew for wine tastings, picnics on the property, rides in hot air balloons, and so much more in the run up to your day! So much more than a hotel, they pride themselves on creating experiences and memories, including your wedding, to last a life time.

For a purely 5-star experience, where you and your guests can stay, relax in nature, lay by one of their two pools, go horseback riding, and enjoy fine dining look to São Lourenço do Barrocal. They bring 200 years of history to life in this Monocle-awarded best hotel. Whether it is an intimate elopement or a wedding for you closest 100 loved ones, you wedding will be talked about for years to come!

Why You Should Choose This Alentejo Wedding Officiant

To the left the bride and groom stand facing each other in front of their Alentejo wedding officiant while their 20 or so friends and family look on. Behind the couple is the facade of an old building with a beautiful arch and in the distance, an old castle.
Photo by Piteira Photography at L’and Vineyards

Now that we have gushed over the region itself, you’re probably wondering why you should choose us as your Alentejo wedding officiant? We believe our years of experience in the region combined with our love for crafting bespoke symbolic wedding ceremonies is why we are the top choice for weddings in the Alentejo. However, we don’t just want you to take our word for it. See what couples like yourself have to say about our work.

We had such an amazing experience with Vanessa Walsh. After interviewing a few celebrants, it was clear she was the right choice for us from the start. She was warm, professional, and kept us on track when we got caught up in all the planning details. Vanessa was flexible with all of our non-traditional requests , encouraging, and a wealth of information and suggestions while drafting our ceremony outline. We cannot offer higher praise or be happier that she was a part of our day.

Robin & Nick – married at L’and Vineyards

We were struggling to find a wedding celebrant we could trust until we had a Skype call with Isabel and we were very relieved as we knew immediately we had found the perfect celebrant for our wedding in Portugal. And we were proved right – Isabel was fantastic from start to finish. We worked with Isabel on the wedding vows which we wanted in a specific way and Isabel provided lots of ideas and suggestions and did a great job drafting the vows and working with us pre-wedding.

Isabel not only looked lovely on the day but conducted the ceremony and our story perfectly in English and Portuguese, with energy and joyful demeanour. We also had a wine box ceremony which added a traditional touch. We had guests who had travelled from across the world (English! Portuguese! Kiwis! Americans! French! Aussies!) commenting on how great Isabel was and how much they enjoyed the ceremony style and presentation.

We cannot recommend Isabel more highly and if you use Isabel it will be one part of your wedding planning that will be in very safe hands! Isabel, thank you for helping to make our wonderful wedding just as we wanted it, in the beautiful region of Alentejo! We are looking forward to catching up with you next time we are in Portugal.

Cristina & Riaz – married at L’AND Vineyards

Isabel was absolutely amazing and created a ceremony that captured our relationship just perfectly! She conducted the ceremony in both English and Portuguese and our guests loved the authentic way Isabel told our story; it sounded like we had been friends for years! Everything was very easy to arrange, even though we do not live in Portugal and Isabel was always available to help us and guide us through the options for the ceremony. We’ll definitely keep in touch with Isabel and she’ll hold a special place in our hearts 🙂

Clare & Bryan – married at Herdade da Malhadinha Nova

Are You Ready To Get Married in the Alentejo?

Bride and groom are laughing with happiness as they face their Alentejo wedding officiant. Bride is in a white, lace, capped sleeved gown and the groom is in a blue suit with black bow tie. In the background are trees and greenery.
Photo by Um Dia de Sonho at Herdade da Malhadinha Nova

If you’re already itching to get started on your bespoke wedding ceremony in the Alentejo with one of our celebrants, head to our Packages page to know more about creating your perfect ceremony.

Alternatively, get in touch with us on our Contact page or send an email to If you can’t wait, call, text, or WhatsApp us at +351 926 670 957.