Honeymoons in Portugal

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Portugal Overview

Madeira is a Portuguese island in the Atlantic Ocean known as a year round resort destination, noted for its New Year’s Eve celebrations, and its great surfing. Portugal itself lies on the western coast of Europe, and has a very medieval feel to many of its cities, with cobbled streets and ancient architecture. The country has plenty to offer the hotspot enthusiast as well, with popular nightclubs and restaurants. The beaches and waters of the Algarve are a perfect spot for rest and relaxation.

Key Facts for Portugal

Currency: Euro

Capital: Lisbon

Language: Portuguese

Flight time: 2 hours from London

When to Honeymoon in Portugal

When to go:
The Algarve region is the sunniest and driest part of the country and is mild throughout the winter. The island of Madeira experiences warm weather year round.

Flight Information:
Portugal is approx 2 ½ hours and the Madeira approx. 4 hours from London with direct flights operated by British Airways and TAP Air Portugal


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Getting Married in Portugal

The glorious sunshine and exquisite coastal resorts make Portugal a fabulous choice for your wedding abroad. Get married on the beach or at one of Portugal’s hotel resorts at the beginning of your trip and conclude with a fantastic honeymoon lazing on the beach or being pampered in the spa.  The wedding planners at the hotels and resorts in Portugal will be on hand to make sure that your day runs smoothly and that you as a couple have an incredible wedding day, in the company of your friends and family.  Portugal is easy to get to from Ireland; fly into Lisbon, Faro or Porto to be transported in style to your unique wedding venue to commence your wedding abroad.

Marriage Requirements


For marriages in Portugal, the Irish Embassy will take your application in at Embassy London, and we will forward a copy of it to our Embassy in Lisbon. The Irish Embassy in Lisbon will produce the Letter of Freedom to Marry in Portuguese.

If you were born in the Republic of Ireland, you will also need to send your original birth certificate to Lisbon. The Embassy in Lisbon will then translate your birth certificate in to Portuguese.

For more information you can visit http://www.embassyofireland.pt/home/index.aspx?id=274