This is a service which can be for a marriage blessing or renewal of vows ceremony, in the presence of family and friends.
It may be necessary to adapt the service and venue when hotels and services re-open and are in the position to function fully. As the situation is still unclear as to when tourism and certain services can re-start, until then, we will not be acceptiong bookings for 'Friends and Family' services.
We have held ceremonies at a few beach venues in the past. However, in recent years and up to March 2020, the 'Family and Friends' ceremonies were held at Bar da Praia which is situated on the beach, the facility is part of the Oasis Group of hotels. It can also accommodate small or larger groups for after ceremony cocktails, dinner or buffet if requested.
It was possible, to just book the beach ceremony without the need to use the bar for refreshments or dinner for 'after ceremony' celebrations. Photos of some of the ceremonies held on the beach near to Bar da Praia can be viewed in the slide show above.
At this venue, couples could arrange through us, to have a bespoke ceremony and celebrations. Some of the things that would need to be considered would be:
- Pastor and translator OR Layperson (one of our team) to perform the service
- Additional decorations
- The hire time to close the bar from 7p.m. - 10p.m. (or until midnight).
- Cocktail and aperitif service before dinner.
- Buffet service option / Dinner service option
- Wedding cake
- Additional bottles of sparkling wine or champagne
- Musicians or background music
- Prices for all of the above
- Our service arrangement costs
- Transport costs
- Photographer fees
- Any additional services and additional fees
We can supply some examples of previous ceremony costs. We're unable to give assurances that hotel costs won't change.