Civil Weddings

Bellow we can explore few of our most popular wedding locations. We can organize your wedding in any location all around the island, whether it is an outdoor spot or any of the 70 City Halls of Crete. Please take a look at the conditions prevailing in Crete for Civil weddings."

The "Temple" in Gouves
It is our brand new addition (since May 2008) to our location's portfolio. It is located only 10 meters away from the City Hall of Gouves, and only 100 meters from the sea. This location with ancient Greek scenery, makes you and your guests to experience the myth of ancient Greek culture. Often after the Ceremony, we combine a photo shooting to the nearby chapel of Agios Konstantinos (without any extra charge). In this way, you can have a combination of the ancient Greek style and the today's white and blue Greek beach chapel colors, in your and your guest's memories! Another great advantage of this location, is the fact that it is located exactly by the City Hall. This gives you the ability to collect your marriage certificates right away after the Ceremony. That's why our couples describe this location as an " extremely convenient and pure Greek wedding location"! Finally, this location gives a total privacy to you and your guests, since it is not located in a main street and there are not any shops around!

Few words about Gouves:

Gouves is a town and municipality 16 km kilometers east of Heraklion. It is a well-developed tourist resort with long sandy beaches, traditional villages and interesting archeological sites. West of Gouves are the tourist resorts of Kokkini Hani and Amnisos, both with similar attractions, and to the east is Crete's biggest resort, Hersonisos. Kato Gouves, with its long sandy beach, is the summer resort just outside the village. There is a variety of accommodation, from large hotels to self-catering apartments, and there are many restaurants, bars, nightclubs, and shops.

Important Notice:

The weddings are performed in the weekdays (from 10:00-14:00). The ceremonies are performed by the Vice Mayor. It is not required a City Hall Ceremony. Also there is not any surcharge applied.
Saint Lazaros Chapel
The civil weddings take place in the Saint Lazaros chapel, which is situated Patelarou str. in the middle of the old city of Rethymnon. The chapel, as well as the entire old city, is an ideal place to have your wedding since it gives to your ceremony the romantic aura of the old times. In addition, around the chapel you can find many scenic places for your wedding pictures and your wedding reception!

Few words about Rethymo

The picturesque town of Rethymnon is located on the north coast and lies approximately halfway between the towns Heraklion and Chania and is capital of the province of the same name. Rethymnon has two harbours, one for ferry connections with the mainland of Greece and the scenic Venetian fishing port fringed by the terraces of the local tavernas. The Venetian Fortress "Fortezza" dominates the mediaeval old town of Rethymnon. The minarets and Turkish houses, with their covered wooden balconies, give an oriental flair, which contrast with the renaissance feature of the Venetian buildings in the narrow streets of the old quarter. This oriental flavor of the town brings to life the ever-changing history since ancient times. The area around Rethymnon is ideal for swimming and water sports; it has a magnificent and long sandy beach, stretching 16 km from the port towards the east, broken into small shingle coves here and there along the way. Because of its central position, Rethymnon is an excellent place to begin excursions by car or for those who love walking, the countryside and mountains surrounding Rethymnon are something of a paradise.

Important Notice:

The weddings are performed in the weekdays (from 10:00-14:00) by the Vice Mayor. It is not required a City Hall Ceremony. There is a 50 euro surcharge charged by the City Council.
Agios Konstantinos Chapel
The beautiful chapel is located exactly by the beach of Gouves. It is a traditional blue-white Greek Orthodox Chapel, which is available also for civil weddings. The weddings are performed exactly outside of the chapel.

Few words about Gouves:

Gouves is a town and municipality 16 km kilometers east of Heraklion. It is a well-developed tourist resort with long sandy beaches, traditional villages and interesting archeological sites. West of Gouves are the tourist resorts of Kokkini Hani and Amnisos, both with similar attractions, and to the east is Crete's biggest resort, Hersonisos. Kato Gouves, with its long sandy beach, is the summer resort just outside the village. There is a variety of accommodation, from large hotels to self-catering apartments, and there are many restaurants, bars, nightclubs, and shops.

Important Notice:

The weddings are performed in the weekdays (from 10:00-14:00) by the Vice Mayor. It is not required a City Hall Ceremony. There is a surcharge of 100 euro. The venue is also available for Orthodox Weddings. The venue is also available for Orthodox Weddings.
Agia Paraskevi Chapel
The chapel of Agia Paraskevi is located in a big rock exactly by the beautiful port of Hersonissos. It is an original Greek style chapel which is also very popular for the local weddings. Standing outside of the chapel you will experience the amazing view of Hersonissos Port and the beautiful mountains of the north east Crete. Behind the Chapel, it is located the sandy beach of Hersonissos, in which you can find a number of the most luxury Cretan hotels and restaurants. We suggest our couples to have an extra photo shooting (without any extra charge), behind the Chapel-having as a background the beach of Hersonissos.

Few words about Hersonissos:

GLimin Hersonisos is located 26 km east of Iraklion on the road to Agios Nikolaos. Hersonisos boasts to have a number of sandy beaches all along the coast, while a number of lovely small coves are spread around the area. People who like to rest and sunbathe on their holidays can have a good time at Hersonissos, for it not only has beautiful beaches for swimming and snorkeling but a range of water sports too. There is a variety of modern hotel installations and apartments providing every comfort and suitability range to satisfy every taste. The harbor of Hersonissos is famous for its night life as there are many bars, restaurants and taverns next to the beach. At the neighboring villages a number of small hotels and apartments offer quiet and peaceful environment for family vacation. The visitor to the area of Hersonissos will find a large number of shops with jewels, furs, clothing etc. and of course many places to rent cars or bikes. Daily cruises are also organized to the neighboring island of Dia and many other small islets and beaches in the area but of course excursions to other places on the island can be made from here as well, or even to other islands.

Important Notice:

It requires a quick legal ceremony ( 1 minute duration) in the city hall of Hersonissos. The ceremonies in the chapel are performed by the Vice Mayor. There is a surcharge of 100 euro. The venue is also available for Orthodox Weddings. The venue is also available for Orthodox Weddings.
Movenpick Resort & Thalasso (or any other hotel in Crete)
Moevenpick Resort and Thalasso Crete is a luxurious vacation destination situated on Amadoura Beach, famous for its vast expanses of fine sand, on Crete's northern coastline. This holiday paradise offers numerous amenities and facilities to ensure ultimate relaxation, comfort and style, including 5 restaurants/bars, indoor and outdoor pools, water sports and a 3000 m2 seawater spa facility. It is a gorgeous resort and holds the ideal location as it is 6 km from Heraklion and 12 km from the airport.

Few words about Amoudara :

Amoudara with its 5 km long sandy beach is one of the most popular resorts near Heraklion city. The holiday center of Amoudara bustles with life during summertime as hundreds of tourists choose to spend their vacation in that area of Heraklion. Its long sandy beach, awarded with the European Blue Flag is ideal not only for sunbathing and swimming, but also for all kinds of water sports. In Ammoudara visitors will find everything they need: traditional taverns, serving delicious dishes, cafes, shops, jewelry stores, bars and nightclubs for a fabulous nightlife.

Important Notice:

The legal wedding ceremonies in hotels are allowd in the following Municipalities:

Heraklion Prefecture: T Gazi Municipality (which includes the famous resort of Amoudara) allows the legal civil weddings in any hotel of Amoudara Resort. There is a surcharge of 200 euro. The ceremonies are performed every weekday from 11:00-19:00. The ceremonies are performed by the Mayor. It is not require a city hall ceremony.

Rethymno Prefecture: TThe Rethymno Municipality allows the legal ceremonies in hotels. The ceremonies are performed every weekday by a vice Mayor at any time from 11:00-19:00. There is a surcharge imposed by the municipality of 250 euro for ceremonies performed until 14:30, and 350 euro for ceremonies performed beyond 14:30. It is not required a city hall ceremony.

Lassithi Prefecture: Agios Nikolaos and Elounda Municipalities allows the legal ceremonies in hotels. The ceremonies are performed every weekday by a vice Mayor at any time from 11:00-19:00. There is a surcharge imposed by the Municipality of 250 euro for ceremonies performed until 14:30, and 350 euro for ceremonies performed beyond 14:30. It is not required a City Hall ceremony.

Chania Prefecture: All Municipalities do not allow legal ceremonies in the hotels or any other location except the city halls.

OFFER-DEDICATED SERVICE : Weddingscreta has a dedicated service for those who wish to have their ceremony/blessing outside of the City Hall in the Municipalities in which there is not any provision for this.

We can organize a quick legal ceremony in the nearest City Hall (1 minute duration), and our experience wedding coordinator will perform your ceremony/blessing in front of your guests at your preferred location and at your preferred time, following all the official procedures.

Cost: 120 euro & includes the transfer to/from the City Hall for the legal ceremony.

This service may also be ideal for those who wish to avoid to pay the high surcharges for outdoor weddings, which are imposed by the local City Councils.

Agios Nikolaos Chapel in Georgioupolis (Chania Prefecture)
This extraordinary little chapel serves to focus divine protection for those who sail out into the blue waters of the Sea of Crete. St. Nicholas chapel is situated on a small rock formation off the western end of the popular eight kilometer long beachfront of Georgioupolis on the Greek island of Crete. We strongly recommend the hiring of a small boat to take you to the chapel (extra cost 80 euro return/journey last 4-5 minutes).This wedding location is the most suitable one for those who want a really special, a bit adventured and unique wedding day!

Few words about Georgioupolis :

Georgioupolis is a popular vacation resort with a great long beach (it goes for several Km) and an idyllic harbor with little fishing boats at the north coast of the island, between the cities of Chania and Rethymnon (35 km from Chania, 25 km from Rethimnon). A fishing village up to 1990 or so, it was discovered and has been transformed into a popular holiday destination over the past 15 years, without losing its original charm and tranquility. Old eucalyptus trees and a small river that flows into the sea, create a distinctive and unique ambiance (it is a wildlife refuge). As for the location it is a great choice as a starting point for excursions into western Crete. At a distance of about 5 Km from Georgioupoli lies the Kournas sweet water lake that worth a visit.

Important Notice:

The weddings are performed every weekday until 14:00. The ceremonies are performed by the Vice Mayor. It is not required a City Hall Ceremony. There is a surcharge of 50 euro imposed by the unicipality. The venue is also available for Orthodox Weddings.
Agios Nikolaos Lake (Lassithi Prefecture)
Your Ceremony will take place exactly by the lake. After your ceremony, you can have your reception in the beautiful restaurant "De Luc" (optional) which is located just few meters from your ceremony's spot. The menu and the a la cart rates are more than fair, and the quality of the products and service are superb. The venue has many years of experience in organizing wedding receptions, and we cooperate with them for more than 10 years.

Few words about Agios Nikolaos :

Agios Nikolaos, with over forty years of experience in the tourism industry, is an international and cosmopolitan resort that welcomes thousands of visitors annually. The lake is its most charming feature. Legend suggests that Athena and Armetis bathed in its waters. This lake is connected to the sea by a straight channel, while its natural surroundings of red rock and trees attract the visitor magnetically. At a small open-air theatre by the lake, locals and visitors alike can enjoy interesting artistic and cultural presentations. A walk around the shops of Agios Nikolaos is an enjoyable experience. In the many stores the visitor can find a wide selection of traditional Cretan artwork, copies of pieces from different archaeological museums, jewelry, and embroidery. There are also many examples of woven goods and Byzantine icons. There are bustling cafeterias, charming coffeehouses and taverns serving traditional Cretan "melees" or tidbits of local food.

Important Notice:

The weddings are performed every friday (from 10:00-14:00). The ceremonies are performed by the Vice Mayor. It is not required a City Hall Ceremony. Also there is not any surcharge applied. If a Friday is not convenient, we can arrange another weekday without any surcharge.
Virgin Mary Chapel- Gerani - Rethymno (Rethymno Prefecture)
The civil weddings take place inside or outside the chapel which is situated exactly by the sea. The city of Rethymno is located 7 kilometres eastwards. We recommend this chapel for all of you who imagine for your ceremony, a beautiful, peaceful and romantic location.

Few words about Rethymo :

The picturesque town of Rethymnon is located on the north coast and lies approximately halfway between the towns Heraklion and Chania and is capital of the province of the same name. Rethymnon has two harbours, one for ferry connections with the mainland of Greece and the scenic Venetian fishing port fringed by the terraces of the local tavernas.
The Venetian Fortress "Fortezza" dominates the mediaeval old town of Rethymnon. The minarets and Turkish houses, with their covered wooden balconies, give an oriental flair, which contrast with the renaissance feature of the Venetian buildings in the narrow streets of the old quarter. This oriental flavor of the town brings to life the ever-changing history since ancient times. The area around Rethymnon is ideal for swimming and water sports; it has a magnificent and long sandy beach, stretching 16 km from the port towards the east, broken into small shingle coves here and there along the way.
Because of its central position, Rethymnon is an excellent place to begin excursions by car or for those who love walking, the countryside and mountains surrounding Rethymnon are something of a paradise.

Important Notice:

The ceremonies are performed every weekday by a Vice Mayor at any time from 11:00-19:00. There is a surcharge imposed by the municipality of 250 euro for ceremonies performed until 14:30, and 350 euro for ceremonies performed beyond 14:30. It is not required a city hall ceremony.