Algarve Wedding Officiant

We adore being your Algarve wedding officiant! For decades the Algarve has been a sun-filled haven for Northern Europeans looking for nearly year-round sunshine and warmth.That is why it is no surprise that is is also an attractive wedding destination. The warm water, beautiful beaches, and top quality accommodations mean all of your wedding dreams can come true in this place!

Your Algarve Wedding Officiant

Your Algarve wedding officiant standing before the family and friends of the bride and groom who are seated to the left of the celebrant. Everyone is on a large terrace and all of Lagos and the Mediterranean Sea is the backdrop.
Photo by Dave Sheldrake Photography

With years of wedding experience, the Algarve is an ideal destination wedding location. You can easily find planners, florists, and venues that have worked with couples visiting from abroad. However, it can be tempting to marry in the same few locations that are featured at the top of every blog. However, with a region comprised of 4,997 km2 (1,929 sq mi), there is so much to be discovered when one looks beyond the usual places. This is why every year from March to November you can find us in the Algarve.

Many couples holding a symbolic wedding ceremony in the Algarve will hope for a beach wedding. Some favorites include Praia dos Três Irmãos and the deserted island of O Estaminé (Ilha Deserta). If a different type of nature is what you are after, look to the Monchique Termas Spa Resort. You and your guests will adore the relaxing atmosphere and spa. Prefer the luxury of marrying in a palace? Look no further than Palácio de Estoi. Craving luxury and history? Explore the Pousada Convento de Tavira, a former 16-century convent turned 5-star hotel.

Why You Should Choose This Algarve Wedding Officiant

Brazilian bride and groom on the left of the photo stand, looking intently at their Algarve Wedding Officiant, who is conducting their symbolic wedding ceremony.
Photo by Gustavo Franco Fotografia

With so many years of experience and gorgeous locations, it is no surprise that there exists a number of wedding officiants conducting symbolic wedding ceremonies in the Algarve. So why would you choose to work with us?

Couples work with us because they don’t want to fill in a form. Instead, they want to tell their story to someone who genuinely cares about them, their love, and their day. Brides and grooms from around the world choose us because they want something extraordinary. They want to remember their wedding ceremony not as the “boring, necessary” part of the day, but as one of the most uniquely, personalized parts of their day.

But don’t just take our word for it, see what our couples who have married in the Algarve have to say about us…

We knew that we didn’t want a run-of-the-mill cookie-cutter wedding ceremony, however, we did not realise at the beginning just how lucky we had been to come across Carly during our search for a celebrant. From the initial enquiry through to the big day, every single step was simple & we felt totally at ease. During our skype “interview” we happily chatted away, having already been sent some questions to mull over beforehand we babbled on… and at the end of the call, it seemed like we’d just had a chat with a friend. When we received our first draft of the ceremony we were blown away. Our babbling had been turned into a beautifully crafted, witty, romantic ceremony that completely epitomised us a couple. It blew our expectations out of the water. We truly felt like we struck gold finding Carly, every single guest at the wedding commented on how special the ceremony was. It set the tone for the whole day & truly made it the most special day we could have hoped for. Four months on and our friends and family are still talking about the ceremony! We never expected someone to be able to “get” us so well, especially from such a minimal amount of contact, and then write words that really touched everyone who heard them. If you are looking for someone to help make your wedding day truly memorable and one of a kind, look no further.

Annaliese & Paul married in Lagos, Algarve

Carly, as Mr. and Mrs. Adams we want to get in touch to thank you so much for performing such an incredible ceremony! It was everything we had hoped it would be – and more – and every single one of our guests commented on how lovely, heart-warming, and personal the ceremony was. Quite a few guests even said it was the best ceremony they had ever been to 🙂 You really are a fantastic celebrant and we are so happy that we picked you to be a part of our ceremony!

Jade & Mark – married in Lagos, Algarve

From the new Mr. and Mrs. Phillips, Carly, we cannot thank you enough. Our extended family thought our service was superb and even that is an understatement. The way in which you treated us from the very start made our experience so easy. You were actual pre-marriage therapy for us – it was amazing! We believe it was fate that made us find you and we knew from the first second we met (albeit digitally) you would make our wedding a sensational. The service itself was beyond what we could ask for. You are fantastic and we are so so happy with you as our celebrant. Stay in touch – we’ll come to find you when we are in your area! Go raibh maith agat – (my good be at you and Thank You in Irish)

Holly & Connor – married at Guarita Terrace in Castro Marim, Algarve,

I can’t recommend Carly and her services enough for couples looking to create a unique and truly special ceremony.

Myself being British born, raised in Portugal, and marrying an Indian born in rural India and living in Delhi for 20 years…we had two very different backgrounds blending into a new life together and the regular wedding quota just didn’t fit our personalities.

This is when we found Your European Wedding Celebrant. Searching for the unique…that’s exactly what we found! Carly being married to a man of another nationality to hers she knew exactly what she was talking about and the kind of thing couples like us were searching for.

The service starts and ends with personal. An introductory call, followed by a long video call with you and your partner to find out all about each of you and your love story right down to the details of what you wish your ceremony to look like. On top of that Carly sent us so many helpful tips on creating a unique wedding ceremony tailored specifically for us in a handcrafted wedding pack full of inspiring ideas. You can literally create whatever you want and this service prides itself on that…truly giving you and your partner the space to create something authentically yours and we are so incredibly grateful to Carly for gifting us that! In our intimate ceremony, we had at home in the Algarve, Portugal, it was East Meets West under the sun and so full of warmth, love, and joy! A day and ceremony we will never forget!

I recommend this for everyone and anyone and especially those who are having trouble finding their footing because they don’t just want the standard, they want something special, personal, and uniquely theirs. Because your love is not like others’ love. It can only be yours. Carly and the Your European Wedding Celebrant Team totally gets that!

Thank you Carly from the bottom of our hearts!

Samantha & Ranjan – married in Faro, Algarve

Ready to Book Your Wedding Ceremony in the Algarve?

Scottish bride and Indian groom walk down the aisle as some guests stand and clap after their wedding ceremony conducted by their Algarve Wedding Officiant.

If you’re ready for your bespoke wedding ceremony created by your Algarve wedding officiant, 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.