Prague is a fairy tale-like city, and with its Baroque palaces, gardens and châteaus, it's no wonder that it has become one of the world's top wedding destinations in recent years.
Prague - a great wedding destination
These weddings and related activities typically fall into four categories: 1) People from abroad who choose Prague as the site of their nuptials simply for no other reason than its overwhelming beauty, 2) International couples with one Czech partner and one partner from another land who live here or who live abroad but choose to have the wedding in the Czech partner's home country, 3) Couples who come here weeks or months after their ceremonies just to do photo shoots, and 4) Fashion photo shoots of brides and grooms who are not actually married at all!
Blending czech and american wedding traditions
This year I was fortunate to have the opportunity to help plan a wedding for a couple in category 2. The bride was from North Carolina and the groom was from Moravia - the eastern part of the what is now the Czech Republic. This provided the opportunity to combine various traditions, such as a resounding "Na Zdravi Y'all!" printed on the cornhole board, as well as on small bottles of homemade slivovice (plum brandy), which was distilled by the groom's father and handed out to guests (and plenty of it was imbibed at the wedding reception, too!).
Prague's gardens - perfect for weddings
Given that Prague is such a fairy tale-like city, there are plenty of places to hold a fairy tale-like wedding. The most popular locations are the city's beautiful Baroque gardens. The Vrtba Garden is one of Prague's top spots for weddings, and you can see why from the picture below.
Plan your fairy tale prague wedding
In addition to Prague wedding venues, there are plenty of castles and palaces outside of Prague that host weddings, like Chateau Trebesice near the town of Kutna Hora, where the wedding I helped plan was held.
So if you've got wedding bells in your future, or if you need a perfect destination for a destination wedding or photo shoot, consider Prague! And if you need any help with picking a perfect location or planning the event, contact me about my Concierge Services.
Happy wedding planning!
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I am an American who has been living in Prague for two decades. After a long career in international finance, I left the business world to pursue other interests. I now work as a writer, mentor and guide to the city.