Protaras is fast emerging as an ideal setting for weddings. The almost everlasting sunshine, the delightful Mediterranean breeze and the sandy beaches combine to make your special day mesmerising.
Cyprus' Mediterranean climate of hot summers and mild winters make it a good year-round location for weddings. A summery wedding can be planned between May and October, and although the temperature from November through to April is milder; the prospect of clear skies is likely due to the island's low rainfall.
Having your wedding day abroad can sometimes mean not all your guests can attend the wedding. However, the appeal of Protaras as a popular holiday destination increases the likelihood of guests being able to attend the wedding as they have the option of extending the trip into their own personal holiday. It is also relatively easy for guests to reach the resort as the closest airport is only 35 miles away from Protaras.
The two Town Halls in the vicinity of Protaras are suitably equipped for civil wedding ceremonies. The Paralimni Town Hall, approximately 6 miles northwest of Protaras, has a designated function room with a seating capacity of 100 guests. The Ayia Napa Town Hall, Situated 5 miles southwest of Protaras, offers a concise room for wedding ceremonies, as well as an outdoor amphitheatre, which can accommodate larger wedding parties. Wedding ceremonies are performed in English from Monday to Friday at both Town Halls.
Civil ceremonies are not restricted to municipal buildings; in fact many of the hotels in the resort are licensed to hold civil ceremonies. An appointed Marriage Officer will travel to your chosen hotel to conduct the ceremony. Furthermore, if you would like to opt for an Anglican or Catholic ceremony some hotels have a chapel in their grounds to assist religious ceremonies.
There are different types of reception venues to choose from when planning your wedding day in Protaras. For private receptions many of the resorts' hotels offer special function rooms and sea-view terraces. Exclusive receptions onboard a yacht or a boat are also an option. Furthermore, many restaurants have specially designed wedding menus for those who prefer a more informal celebration, and most accommodate menu changes to suit individual requirements.
It is easy to find a wedding package to suit every budget in Protaras; this is mainly due to the sheer number of hotels and restaurants in the area competing for your custom. Many businesses do not just compete on price, many try to differentiate themselves from others by offering something special or unconventional. Some hotels for instance have creative meal options such as barbecue buffets or Cypriot-style mezes as alternatives to the more customary sit-down meal. Some even offer complementary treats, a champagne breakfast for the married couple after their wedding night, being a good example.