Everyone wants their wedding to be a special, beautiful day. While all weddings tend to be special in their own way, the best way to make yours unique is by choosing a destination that allows you to incorporate culture, sophistication and even some flair into your nuptials. When it comes to Europe, the good news is that you have multiple different cities to choose from, yet the bad news is that it may just take you forever to decide on one.

To help narrow down the decision for you, we’ve put together a list of the most majestic and dramatic European cities where every wedding is nothing less than a royal one. From beautiful hotels that rest on clifftops overlooking picturesque villages to regal castles that are both a perfect background for your photos as well as the perfect getaway for all your guests, here are some of the most magnificent cities for your gorgeous European wedding:

1. Dubrovnik

As ancient walls and crystal blue waters cover the edges of this beautiful city in Croatia, it is amongst the most calm and peaceful places to have your wedding. Since Dubrovnik is a part of Croatia, it is much less costly than the bigger European countries but still offers the same delightful experience. Additionally, all Game of Thrones fans would think of visiting this city as a major treat too!

 

2. Budapest

Being one of the most popular tourist destinations in Europe, Budapest has a lot to offer to the world. With its old-world charm and an atmosphere that is to die for, you can easily plan a wedding here that you would remember for a lifetime.

 

3. Prague

Famously known as the ‘City of a Hundred Spires’, Prague is one beautiful city. All their pristine baroque buildings and majestic churches are the highlight of this city. Combined with their extremely friendly locals, planning the perfect wedding is no hassle here. If you’re wondering how to make the most out of your wedding in Prague, here is a guide on how to find the best Prague wedding photographer who could capture the wedding of your dreams.

 

4. Bratislava

While this city isn’t that popular, that is exactly what makes it so unique. This Slovakian capital city rests just beside the Danube River and offers views of beautiful vineyards and the Little Carpathian Mountains. Above everything is the Bratislava Castle which could just be the background you need for your wedding photos.

 

5. Lisbon

Unique Gothic cathedrals, imposing monasteries and rustic places are the heart of Lisbon. Although it isn’t one of the most popular cities of Portugal, it still has everything you’ll need for your wedding, including the grand Belem Tower which could clearly be the highlight of your big day.

 

6. Athens

Athens, the capital city of Greece, is one of the most popular places with a rich history to discover. With famous ancient-ruins like the Acropolis, this city could make your wedding appear extremely dreamy and imperial.