Perfect Hotels to Book in Latvia for a Fairytale Wedding
In the west coast city of Liepāja, the Promenade Hotel offers four different wedding spaces | Courtesy of Promenade Hotel / Expedia
In Latvia, you can legally get married anywhere – whether it’s a hotel, park or even the beach. The only thing limiting you is your imagination. From grand manor houses near Riga to a beachside resort overlooking the Baltic Sea, these hotels will make your dream wedding come true.
Skrunda Manor for rural opulence near Saldus
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The 19th-century classical-style Skrunda Manor offers a blend of nature and sophisticated, historic charm for your wedding in the west Latvian countryside. Just off the Riga-Liepāja highway, the manor is easily accessible yet pleasantly removed from city life. Exchange vows on the shore of the Venta River amid hundred-year-old oaks, then celebrate in the manor event hall with up to 120 guests.
Grand Hotel Kempinski Riga for city grandeur in the Old Town
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If you’re dreaming of a glamorous, metropolitan event, the Grand Hotel Kempinski in the Old Town of Riga will deliver. Custom wedding cakes? Check. Private limousine? Check. Grand ballroom for 200 guests? Check. They even have a 278sqm (2,992sqft) Presidential Suite large enough to host a small wedding itself. There are plenty of other suites perfect for your wedding night, some with views of the neighbouring Latvian National Opera House.
Grand Palace Hotel for five-star luxury in Riga
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This boutique venue in the Old Town can host small to midsize soirees for up to 60 guests. The glass-roofed Restaurant Orangerie is filled with natural light by day and beautiful moodscapes by night for a dreamy reception. Staff are on hand to help you arrange everything – from flowers and a photographer to a gourmet dinner and cocktail reception. Book the junior suite with its king-sized four-poster bed and walk-in wardrobe for your wedding weekend.
Grand Poet Hotel by Semarah for a contemporary celebration in Riga
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Riga’s first five-star design hotel, Grand Poet Hotel by Semarah, has a central location on Esplanāde Park. The bold interiors and a manicured courtyard will make for eye-catching backdrops in your wedding photos. Various spaces within the hotel suit different sized groups, from 26 people in the restaurant to 60 people in the wedding hall. Book a treatment at the on-site spa the evening before the wedding – a lavender aromatherapy massage will help calm nerves.
Baltic Beach Hotel and Spa for a coastal gathering in Jūrmala
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Dreaming of a seaside wedding but want the convenience of being near Riga? Check out Baltic Beach Hotel & Spa on the shores of the Baltic Sea, just 15 minutes from Riga International Airport. Say “I do” with sand beneath your feet or surrounded by coastal pines. The hotel can supply an altar, outdoor seating, bubbly and even fireworks. Afterwards, move the celebration to a beach tent and dance ‘til dawn.
Promenade Hotel for nautical chic in Liepaja
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In the Liepāja Old Town on the west coast, the Promenade Hotel occupies a former shipping warehouse dating from the early 18th century. Today, the red brick design hotel is full of original character and offers four different wedding spaces for parties ranging from 25 to 110 guests. Its largest hall, Hika, features rustic wooden beams and views of the port and passing ships.
Semarah Hotel Lielupe Spa for contemporary style in Jūrmala
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Just steps from the Baltic Sea, Lielupe Hotel gives you the chance to hold your ceremony in this glamorous contemporary spot. Take over the Panorama rooftop terrace on the 10th floor and soak in the sweeping sea views as you say “I do”. Weddings here are small and intimate, accommodating up to 60 people. Throw in one of the hotel’s champagne pyramids and you’re sure to have a night to remember.
These recommendations were updated on October 28, 2021 to keep your travel plans fresh.