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A Cyprus Wedding

Why are more people choosing to go abroad now instead of staying at home for their wedding?

Once everyone has paid for flights and accommodation, the costs are much lower than a wedding in the UK. Better weather and the opportunity to combine the ceremony and honeymoon, are often the main reasons given for marrying abroad. Most consumer surveys put the average cost of a wedding in Britain at more than £17,000 - a price that includes dress, reception and honeymoon. The cost of marrying abroad is usually significantly cheaper.

What is a ‘back to nature wedding’ for those who have never heard of them?

As we are located in the traditional Cypriot village of Lysos, which is in the mountains, we are very close to nature. Whilst they are staying with us, we encourage the wedding party to hike, bike and ramble in the Cypriot countryside, to appreciate the flora and fauna around. Guests will be able to spot rare birds and the unique Cypriot deer-like creature called the moufflon.

Why is Cyprus a good location to get married?

Our 15-bedroom boutique hotel, located just outside the traditional Cypriot village of Lysos, boasts a mountainous forest location, for weddings with stunning views across hillsides and down to the sea. Founded in September 2005 by Andreas Demetriou, the hotel provides a unique wedding experience, offering traditional Cypriot hospitality, peace and tranquillity. We also offer Cypriot cookery classes, perfect for newlyweds, to look after their new beloved!

What can Cyprus offer that wedding venues over in the UK can’t?

In Cyprus, all wedding ceremonies can be conducted in English – so there won’t be any language barriers for the couple or their guests.

What activities can the bride, groom and guests take part in once they are staying in Cyprus?

With its scenic costal views, the hotel is perfectly situated for adventurous mountain biking and hiking trails, and also ideal for bird-watching and horse riding, pre- or post-ceremony. We also regularly host Cypriot music nights at the hotel. Nearby are golf courses, water sports, a harbour, and the hub of Paphos, if guests are looking for a little nightlife too.

Who is a back to nature wedding suited to?

We appeal most to parties wanting a spectacular, sea and mountain view location, twinned with traditional Cypriot hospitality. Couples who want a relaxed and picturesque ceremony in Paradise!

What is the best advice you can give if someone is wanting to stay in Cyprus for their wedding?

Use a professional Wedding Coordinator so you can relax – having all the admin, including marriage licenses and legalities, taken care of.

Can both religious and non-religious couples be married in back to nature wedding?

In Cyprus couples can choose either a Civil or Religious Wedding Ceremony. Marriage licences, as well as all paperwork, are issued in English, making it an ideal location for UK couples. For those wanting a religious ceremony, they should have two ceremonies, both civil and church.

Please describe the venue for both types of wedding.

When it comes to creating an unforgettable occasion, here at Paradisos Hills Hotel we have the right mix of old world charm and exceptional service to make your wedding unique and special. Paradisos Hills Hotel offers three nuptial packages – Peal (€ 700), Harmony (€ 800) and Eternity (€ 9.900,00), with the latter offering a 7-days exclusive stay at Paradisos Hills Hotel & Retreat, for the entire wedding party of up to 30 guests. These prices are inclusive of VAT and other local taxes. The hotel also offers B&B and Half Board options, and is 14 kilometres from the beaches of Polis Chrysochou and 45 kilometres from Paphos International Airport.

SOURCE: http://www.femalefirst.co.uk