AVLI Weddings

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

Do you dream of a romantic ceremony under ancient Venetian arches? We’ll set up the place for your big day exactly how you want it - from rose petals to fragrant candles, from musicians to exquisite lighting, leave it to us. And for the all important reception, lunch or dinner, our Executive Chef, Vasilis Leonidou, will be honoured to work with you to create a unique and unforgettable menu.

Whether you imagine your ideal wedding ceremony and reception under the ancient stone arches of the Avli mansion, on the beach with the Cretan Sea as a backdrop, at an olive grove or a luxurious private villa, the Avli Weddings & Events team will arrange all the details and provide all services needed, from A to Z. You can count on us for consistent communication and a collaborative and professional approach throughout the planning process.

Let Avli help organise your special day.


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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