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Planet Holidays Launch Wedding Brochure

30 Oct 2015 - Planet Holidays ( have just launched their new 140 page wedding brochure, expanding on their popular destination weddings and adding new destinations.

Planet Holidays Launch New Wedding Brochure 2016 introducing Skopelos & Milos in Greece, the Alentejo region in Portugal and Italy

Leading overseas wedding, AITO specialist, Planet Holidays ( have just launched their new 140 page wedding brochure, expanding on their popular destination weddings in Cyprus, Greece, Malta, Gozo and Portugal’s Algarve adding new destinations; the Alentejo region in Portugal and Italy. Throughout the brochure all photographs included are of couples that have tied the know overseas with Planet Holidays and the front cover features Jennifer Jones & Christian Baker were married on 09 June 2014 at the Santo Winery on spectacular Santorini, featured in HELLO! Magazine in October 2015.

Highlights of the new brochure include:
• New destinations – Alentejo region in Portugal and Italy
• Wider choice of unusual venues - such as the ancient theatre of Milos and the wooden Thalassiitra sailing boat in Milos; the Gem wedding venue and restaurant that sits above the Caldera in Santorini opened in 2014, more than just Mama Mia’s chapel in Skopelos
• Gay weddings in Portugal (not just civil partnerships)
• A new section for Cyprus weddings - Characters Venues
• More beach weddings throughout all the destinations
• Expanded number of venues in The Algarve, Cyprus, Greece and Malta
Planet Holidays offer one of the widest choices of overseas wedding destinations in Europe, and feature weddings in Portugal, Italy, Malta and Gozo. Cyprus and Greece remain amongst the most popular destinations and Planet Holidays dedicate 38-pages to venues all over Cyprus, and 57-pages to Greece, including 13 Greek islands.

They feature some of the most stylish and luxury resorts in all of these places, plus many unusual venues such as luxury yachts, cliff tops, chapels, historic buildings and museums, castles, wineries, spas, tiny islands, lake side locations and beaches.

Mathilde Robert, managing director of Planet Holidays said: “Getting married abroad continues to be a growing trend and with celebrities doing so too, overseas weddings are more popular than ever. Cost is obviously a big factor in choosing an overseas wedding, with weddings on average a third cheaper, even when factoring in travelling costs, but more reliable weather and the wide choice of stunning locations available are also encouraging couples to do so .”

In the new destinations - couples can choose to get married in Palazzos, castles and villas in Italy; Pousadas and Convents in Portugal’s Alentejo region. Planet Holidays offer all types of weddings from civil to church weddings, same-sex or gay weddings and renewal of vows, depending on the local laws in each country. They can also arrange a Humanist Wedding Ceremony at the Chateau de Challain in the Loire Valley in France.

Other unusual venues introduced this year include:
• Pousada Convento de Arraiolos in Portugal - a 16th century convent on the outskirts of Arraiolos
• Palazzo-Villa Rosa in St Julian’s in Malta, just six rooms so perfect for a private and stylish wedding
• The Shipwreck - Gliki Nero Bay, 14 km from Paphos in Cyprus - beach venue overlooking a shipwreck from 2011
• Enaerios Pier in Limassol - a smart setting with a white carpet, gazebo & chairs along the pier
• Aradippou Folklore Museum on the outskirts of Larnaca, an old mansion that dates back to 1901
• Paphos Medieval Castle & Larnaca Castle in Cyprus
• Aghia Irini Chapel in Fira, Santorini, positioned on a cliff side with magnificent views
• Cavo Ventus a luxury two-bedroom villa in Santorini

Planet Holidays sell wedding-only packages to the trade, as well as packaging these with travel arrangements for the couple, plus their family and friends. Agents can be confident that Planet Holidays will offer a first class service to their clients, including all the added extras they may need from button holes to bouquets, fireworks to favours to help the couple’s big day go exactly how they planned.

For personal advice on weddings and prices contact Planet Holidays’ wedding assistants on 01438 841 270 or visit

ENDS: Media enquiries to Marlen Taffarello on 01780 460145 / 07789 533791 or

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