If there is one wedding hotel on Madeira Island that has an overseas destination wedding vibe, that would be in my opinion Porto Mare. Green banana & palm trees, azure blue pools, and most of all: a beautiful oceanview altar – if this is what your dream wedding location looks like, you might want to consider Porto Mare Hotel.
Porto Mare – Video impression
The hotel’s wedding potential is clear from the first sight. A charming oceanview ceremony alcove looked good even without any wedding decorations. Here is our GoPro video of the wedding altar and the smaller wedding reception terrace- so beautiful and perfectly suitable for small-size destination weddings and elopements:
Porto Mare – Oceanview alcove
The entire garden area is a nicely incorporated mix of green plants, palm trees, and azure blue pools. It is facing south and it looks beautiful especially during the sunset.
Porto Mare – Wedding cake cutting area
A popular option among couples is cutting the wedding cake at a small pool bridge while the wedding guests are standing around the nicely illuminated pool:
Porto Mare – The terrace
My favorite dinner/reception area, which is also most suitable for small-size destination weddings is the terrace visible below. It is ideal for couples marrying in the off-season months and looking for a location with a strong and very attractive plan B in case of bad weather.
Porto Mare – The main restaurant
Porto Mare is, however, suitable for bigger events too. The small terrace is directly connected with a restaurant, but there is also another event area with a stage, which can be privatized for bigger wedding receptions and parties.
PortoBay Hotels & Resorts
Porto Mare belongs to the Porto Bay group and is not their only hotel on Madeira. The other hotels in Funchal are:
The Cliff Bay *****
Les Suites at The Cliff Bay *****
Porto Santa Maria ****
PortoBay Serra Golf ****
Suite Hotel Eden Mar ****
We have not yet stayed in all of these, but we really enjoyed our stay at the Cliff Bay Hotel. I will remember it as a hotel with amazing views, great service, lots of privacy, and amazing pools/solariums area.
Go to our post: Staying at the Cliff Bay for more info
Their hotels can also be found in Brazil and continental Portugal:
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