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Cyclades Islands | Mykonos

The Wedding Ceremony

Wedding Ceremonies can be held in a church, a chapel on the beach, or in the town hall. At some locations, such as Santorini, a wedding can be held just about anywhere on the island that you prefer, including on a hotel terrace, in a restaurant, in an old factory, on a hilltop overlooking the sea, at a winery, on a boat, or even in the water.

For this most precious of occasions, we will assist you with everything you want and need from the moment you land in Greece until you are happily returning home.

Our professional and multilingual staff has the experience and dedication to make your wedding everything you have dreamt it would be. 

Every couple is assigned an on-site wedding coordinator, knowledgeable in every aspect of planning, who will help create the wedding of your dreams. This plan is called “Windmills Weddings by Design”, which is the ultimate in personalized destination weddings and honeymoons. Together, we will plan a complete package from the moment you arrive, and throughout your ceremony, the reception, and your honeymoon. It is a one-of-a-kind package tailored for couples coming alone or with an entire wedding party.

Our program affords couples the opportunity to pick and choose from a host of arrangements, services, and items guaranteed to personalize their special day. From intimate and simple barefoot elegance on the beach to the ultimate 5-star wedding with musicians and fireworks, couples can truly have their day their way.

The Windmills Weddings by Design includes the following:

  • Marriage Documentation (License fee, processing, publication, officiate, witnesses and certificate. Officiates perform Christian, Orthodox, or non-denominational ceremony, depending on your wishes and where you are within Greece)
  • Wedding Planner (Consultation, coordination and assistance with marriage certificate processing for the Bride and Groom and everything necessary for the ceremony and reception or dinner)
  • Services (Transfers by private car to and from the ceremony, Photographer with 50 photos and negatives, Bottle of Champagne, Bridal Bouquet and Boutonniere, Wedding Cake, Private Romantic Dinner for two at a 5-Star venue, Gift Certificate to be used on any future visit to Greece)

Deposit and Payment
  • A non-refundable deposit of 500 Euro will be required in order to reserve the wedding date and begin the planning process. The deposit will be applied to the wedding ceremony fee and is in addition to deposits required for booking a venue for a reception and accommodation or honeymoon packages.
  • Payment for wedding package must be made in full at time of confirmation. For a total wedding cost estimate, including flowers, cake, entertainment, transfer services, upgrades, etc., consult the Wedding Price Estimator below. Brides and Grooms receive special offers when traveling with a wedding party or when booking their honeymoon with us as well!

Wedding Requirements

A marriage certificate is a legal document issued by the Mayor of the City where you are married and is recognized in other countries. In order to obtain your marriage certificate, there is a list of requirements that couples must complete in order to be married in Greece. Your marriage certificate will be in Greek, and you will need to have it translated in order to use it in your country. The Greek Embassy of your country will do this for a fee. For your marriage, no blood test is necessary.

To complete the process, couples must submit paperwork in advance. Each destination may have slightly different requirements, of which you will be advised in our initial correspondence. Here are the standard requirements that pertain to all legal marriages in Greece.

  • A clean and legible copy of the Bride and Groom’s birth certificates.
  • If either party has been divorced, the original Final Decree or a certified copy (with a raised or colored seal) must be produced, along with a translated certified or notarized copy in Greek.
  • If either party is widowed, the death certificate of the deceased spouse must be produced.
  • A certificate from the Greek consular office nearest your home which states that there are no problems for the ceremony to take place in Greece, i.e. you are free to be married. “Single Status” letter from the Embassy.  Or, see below regarding Marriage License.
  • If you already have a license for the marriage from your community, then you must have it translated into Greek. The Greek Embassy in your area can do this for you by mail for a fee.
  • If you wish to have a religious ceremony, either the Bride or Groom must be of the denomination of the church performing the ceremony. One of you must be Catholic to have a Catholic ceremony, and you must have a signed affirmation that you have completed your sacraments from your local church. For a Greek Orthodox ceremony, one of you must be Greek Orthodox. Civil ceremonies can take place in any mayor’s office in Greece. In some areas, the Mayor’s office is the only place where a civil ceremony can take place, and in other areas it is possible to have a civil ceremony anywhere you wish. It depends on the destination you choose for your wedding.
  • A copy of your passports that must be valid.