European Countries

Austria

Best Season: For a magical winter in the snow, November to January would be a good time. Although, Austria isn’t just beautiful in the winter. If you are looking for a wedding destination that combines history and culture, then Austria is a fairytale setting that has its own unique charms in every season.

USP:   Austria, in Central Europe, is known for its majestic castles, palaces and gothic churches but it is also loved for its storied towns and cities, alpine getaways and quaint cafes. The country makes for the ideal wedding destination if all you really want is a fairy-tale wedding. The landlocked country more than makes up for the absence of beaches, thanks to its abundant rivers and lakes.

Food: Austria's cuisine is characterized by its historic influences. A true melting pot of flavors.Austrians have always been true masters in the art of uniting a wide variety of cultural influences on a single plate. The Austrian menu reads like a stroll through the cultural history of Europe, like a journey into the past.Tafelspitz, Martinigansl, Potato goulash, Tiroler Gröstl, Kärntner Kasnudeln, Buchteln are among the most famous local delicacies.

Flight Connectivity: Austrian Airlines serves destinations in Europe, the Middle East, Asia, the Americas, and North Africa. Austria’s major airport is at Schwechat, near Vienna.

Italy

Best Season: The wedding season begins in May and goes until the middle of October.

USP: If you are looking to host the most beautiful beach wedding or something utterly romantic amongst mountains and clear waters, Italy will have a perfect location for you. It is a land of a thousand beauties. From the sea, to the mountains, to the lakes and the cities of art. Every landscape knows how to enchant you with its own peculiarities.Getting married in Italy means treating yourself to a wonderful emotion, getting to know a thousand-year-old culture, deeply rooted in the past and in the beauties of its territory.

Food: For Italians, cooking and sharing food is no less than a way of life. Italian food varies widely by region – and even village to village – and according to the time of year. Many ingredients are used across the country with some more so in certain regions than others. Broadly speaking, northern Italian food centres around butter, meat, potatoes, pork, Parmigiano and other types of cheeses, while southern cooking is more focused on olive oil, tomatoes, eggplant, capers and fresh fish. Some key Ligurian ingredients include fish and seafood, basil (as featured in the popular pesto alla Genovese), prosciutto, sausage, salami, and truffles. Cheese and wine are a major part of the cuisine, as is coffee, particularly espresso.

Flight Connectivity: The Leonardo da Vinci-Fiumicino International Airport in Rome, Pisa Galileo Galilei International Airport in Pisa, Florence Amerigo Vespucci Airport in Florence, Malpensa International Airport in Milan, and Palermo International Airport in Sicily are major international airports in Italy. These airports handle flights from European cities as well as international destinations.