Santorini is deservedly one of the top destinations in the world and the number one choice for your vacations in Greece. The island of Thira is the pride and joy of the Aegean Sea, located in the southern part of Cyclades, ready to welcome travelers from all over the world. The breathtaking sunset, the different colors of the rocks, the picturesque villages and people’s hospitality and kindness are some of the reasons why Santorini’s beauty is undeniable. On your stay there, don’t forget to visit the ancient city of Thira, as well as the ruins of the Akrotiri village, take a boat tour to Caldera, a volcanic crater with panoramic views, and explore the island’s famous black sand or pebble beach. The island’s scenery composes the perfect atmosphere for couples looking to get away and enjoy some quality time during their vacations.
The traditional settlement of Oia is the perfect choice for those who are engaged and look for the ultimate wedding venue. Just a few steps away from the centre of Oia, you will find the unique Canaves Oia Hotel and Suites, one of the best luxury hotels in Santorini. The 360° views of the Santorini Caldera and the hotel’s luxurious facilities cannot be beaten. In addition, Canaves Oia Hotel will have at your disposal the most dedicated team of professionals and wedding planners to help you organize the wedding of your dreams. Featured many times on the “Brides” Magazine as one of the most romantic destinations and on other fashion and travel magazines, such as “Elle”, “Marie Claire”, “Bazaar” and “Traveller”, the hotel has the stamp of approval from the leading professionals in the world. Make your wedding an unforgettable experience, and plan the ceremony and party at the Canaves Oia Hotel.
Let’s discover how you can organize the wedding of your dreams and say “I Do” to your soulmate at the most idyllic and romantic place in Greece!
Plan your dream wedding with the Canaves Oia team
As we mentioned above, the hotel’s team consists of trained and dedicated professionals and planners who are there to fulfill your every wish. We know that planning a wedding can be a quite stressful experience, but truth is it doesn’t have to. Leave everything to the experts and create a relaxing atmosphere of anticipation for your trip and wedding day.
Request a plan for your wedding day
Once you have a certain date in mind, visit the Canaves Oia site and send your request through the form provided by the hotel. All you have to do is fill out your full name and contact information (email and phone number), indicate the day you are planning to get married and the estimated number of guests for your reception. After that, you can go through the different categories and select all the things that comprise your ideal wedding.
Canaves’ team will be by your side before, during and after your wedding, whether you’re planning a religious, civil, symbolic, or vow renewal ceremony. Enjoy the moments before the ceremony and relax in the hands of their experienced associates. Book a facial or a massage to unwind before the preparations begin, or visit the hotel’s spa with your friends and family for some quality time before the wedding. You can, of course, book a hairdresser, make-up artist or manicurist to take care of you and your bridesmaids, accent your beauty and make you gorgeous for your wedding day!
- Leave the preparation of any wedding documents to the team and enjoy your time to the fullest!
The wedding ceremony and reception essentials
During the ceremony, Canaves Oia can hire for you a talented photographer or videographer to capture your experience and cover the event. Moreover, a professional florist can create a unique bridal bouquet with your favorite flowers, special bouquets or wedding crowns for your bridesmaids, flower stands or a flower arc to decorate the place. A baker can make you the most delicious layered wedding cake, while decorators will curate welcome gifts for your guests. If you choose so, you can have a fireworks display right at the moment when you say “I Do” or after the ceremony has ended!
- Decorate the area with rose petals and candles to create the most romantic atmosphere and book a harpist to play as you walk down the aisle!
The ultimate reception party!
Whether you want to dance the night away with your friends and have the ultimate wedding party or prefer a more intimate dinner reception, the Canaves Oia Hotel has got you covered. Tailor the reception to your preferences, pick the decorations, music and food, and let the professionals create exactly what you have in mind. The chef of the hotel’s restaurant, Petra Restaurant, can create for you any kind of menu you’d like, from vegan/vegetarian to fine dine Mediterranean or kosher. Choose the soundtrack to your memories and pick your favorite music for the party to complete the reception of your dreams. The golden rule is that the bride is always right, and whatever you want, you can have it!
Attention to detail!
The Canaves’ team knows that the details are the ones that fully complete an experience and turn it into a lasting memory. For that reason, they have the most unique ideas for your wedding venue in Santorini. You can have a Polaroid corner at your ceremony so that your guests can snap photos of the happily married couple, themselves or the Caldera views! Also, you can have sky lanterns flying as your ceremony comes to an end or a chocolate fountain at you reception.
For those of you who are searching for the most unique Santorini wedding venue, you can get married on board a catamaran sailing boat!
The party never ends!
The celebrations don’t have to end once your ceremony or reception is complete. Plan a relaxing day after your wedding or a family adventure to entertain your guests. Have an intimate family lunch or dinner, go wine tasting with your closest friends or wander around Oia on a guided land or archaeological tour. The Canaves Oia Hotel has many recommendations for the thrill seekers, who can take a sailing cruise or a helicopter tour, do some scuba diving or extreme sports. Greece’s nightlife is well known, so, if you want, you can keep the party going for the whole weekend!
Don’t forget that Canaves Oia Hotel and Suites is also the perfect honeymoon destination for those who want to have some privacy and enjoy their first days as a married couple. It’s no surprise that celebrities and A-listers prefer Santorini, and specifically this hotel for their honeymoon!