AVLI Weddings

Get married in our rustic and romantic 17th century mansion in Old Town Rethymno!

Every wedding at AVLI is as unique as every couple.

Whether you’re planning an intimate elopement in Rethymno or a big celebration for you and 300 guests, you can have exclusive use of three dreamy areas in and around the historic mansion, including the garden, wine cellar (enoteca) and restaurant.

You have complete flexibility to use and decorate the spaces according to your vision. Have the ceremony under the ancient stone arches – we’ll bring in fresh flowers, candles and musicians – and our head chef will work with you to create a bespoke menu featuring the best Cretan food and wine for your reception.

We would love to help organise your special day and honeymoon in Crete. Below you can see the three different spaces you can hire - separately or all together.

 

AVLI Garden

Dine under the stars, dance under the trees and toast to your future with your loved ones!

Split over three levels, our serene Mediterranean courtyard garden can host up to 100 guests for welcome drinks and canapes, a sit-down meal and after-dinner music and dancing.
It’s the perfect setting for speeches and photographs surrounded by blossoming trees, plants and herbs as well as romantic lighting to turn it into a starry, after-dark party.

AVLI Restaurant

A historical space for historic occasions

Our restaurant can seat up to 90 guests in two connected areas where we can serve your tailor-made menu of fantastic Cretan food and wines. Set and decorate the tables to your style, with white linen, flowers and candles that glow against the ancient honey-coloured bricks.
It’s located within the mansion with double glass doors that open out to the pedestrian streets, large wooden banquet tables and period touches that add elegance and sophistication to your wedding celebrations.

AVLI Enoteca

A centuries-old wine cellar for ceremonies, refined dining and dancing the night away!

We’re lucky enough to have one of the largest enotecas in Rethymno and its vaulted ceilings provide a picture-perfect setting to exchange your vows with up to 110 of your guests.
The long gallery shape lends itself beautifully for an aisle, complete with candles and flowers draped from the ceiling. It features a bar area (stocked with the best Cretan wines) for a celebratory toast, then we can turn it into an open party space with a DJ where you can dance hand in hand.

Tell us about your plans and we’ll help turn them into reality.

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