Algarve Wedding Catering
So you're getting married in the Algarve?
The warm and sunny climate and stunning scenery of the Algarve is a big draw for couples who want a destination wedding. Whether you want to walk barefoot on the beach or enjoy a bohemian theme in the hills, there is something for everyone here. Guests love to combine a holiday with your wedding and the Algarve is perfect for that. Less than three hours’ flight from most European cities, the Algarve offers low-cost airfares and a huge choice of accommodation.
Getting married in the Algarve doesn’t need to cost the earth – for you as the bride and groom, nor for your guests to be able to attend your wedding. While flights and accommodation are more expensive in the July / August high season, you will find prices drop by as much as 50% outside of those months. The weather is warm in May and June and September and October and you’re virtually guaranteed clear blue skies and sunshine. In fact many find it too hot to be dressing up in suits and frocks in 40 degrees C in August!
Here at Sunshine Catering, our aim is simple: to understand your theme and your budget, and then help you decide on your catering services. Whether you want a simple BBQ for 30 guests, or a full reception, three course meal, and evening party with snacks, drinks and entertainment for 100, we can do it.
Not only can we provide you with excellent wedding catering services, we can recommend venues and villas, as well as introduce you to tried and tested suppliers of all things wedding in the Algarve. From Planners to Photographers, from Decor experts to Entertainers and Musicians.
You can also get lots of information about all things ‘wedding’ in Portugal by joining this Facebook Chat Room
Catering your Wedding
Everyone wants their wedding to be special and unique, and we’re here to help make that a reality. We like to get to know you, understand your food preferences as well as your tastes and style for your wedding.
We provide you with some ideas to get you started, and then create a bespoke catering plan for your special day based on your choices and budget.
We gladly cater for vegetarians, vegans, pescatareans and anyone with specific dietary needs.
We take pride that all our dishes are made with fresh local produce. Except smoked salmon, that comes from Norway! And sometimes our beef comes from South America.
We know that people eat with their eyes as well – so presentation is important too!
Ask us about our Wedding Menus and Services!
Ceremony options in the Algarve
The majority of couples who get married in the Algarve elect to have the official formalities at home, and have their ceremony or blessing and wedding party here in the Algarve.
That’s not to say that you can’t get married legally here: indeed local registrars will come to your chosen venue or you can opt for one of the many beautiful Algarvean churches. The paperwork can get complicated with translations and notarisations. A good wedding planner or local solicitor can steer you through it all though.
You might choose to get married or have your ceremony at the famous Nossa Senhora da Rocha or at a nearby beach, and go back to the villa for the celebrations. Or you might opt to have the ceremony at your villa and not have to bother with arranging transport for you and your guests. Whatever you choose, Sunshine Catering is here to help!
Choosing a Villa venue
What are you looking for in a villa? Well, it depends. If you plan to marry at the villa and hold your reception, wedding breakfast or dinner and a party there, you’re looking for somewhere with a nice location for the ceremony as well as the space to accommodate all of your guests.
Also consider if you want to be close to accommodations and amenities for your guests or arrange to transfer them to your more remote setting?
Villas come in all shapes, sizes and styles. Whether you opt for a 15 bedroom mansion for your entire wedding party, choose a smaller (!) 5 or 6 bedroom villa, or even a little cottage just for you and your other half, the Algarve has it all.
We have catered at some amazing places and can recommend great villas to suit your style and budget.
More than just food
The food is important, certainly. But we also provide tables, chairs, table cloths, bar services and a fabulous team of people who will cater to your every whim, but in such a discrete way you won’t even notice them. Except when they are handing you a drink of course.
We work hand in hand with your other suppliers, to ensure that your flowers, decor and table arrangements are all set up to perfection.
We also offer a fabulous garden and terrace lighting service. Lanterns, fairy lights, string lights, as well as lasers and swimming pool effects.
Contact us to see how we can help you plan your Algarve wedding.
NB: We also offer equipment rental services for crockery, cutlery, glassware, tables, cloths and much more.
It's a long way to come for a wedding...
When you and your guests are travelling to the Algarve for a destination wedding, you want the opportunity to spend time with them, not only on your wedding day (which will pass by in a flash!).
We can also cater for a pre-wedding get together for some or all of your guests. It’s nice also for the guests to have already met the rest of the party so they aren’t strangers on your wedding day.
And as if the wedding isn’t enough already, many couples are now opting for a day-2 party as well. A simple buffet or barbecue around the pool is a great way to relax after all the festivities from the day before, and gives you more chance to spend time with your family and friends.
Hen and Stag Parties
Wedding parties love to come to the Algarve to celebrate their upcoming nuptials. There are tons of restaurants, bars and clubs to choose from, but you will want to treat you and your friends to a catered party while you’re here.
Sunshine Catering Algarve can provide the perfect party or BBQ with food, drinks, special desserts and even live music to give your bride or groom the perfect send-off. And we take care of all the clearing up too!
Our Stag and Hen catering is also a great hangover cure after the night before!