There are places that transport us to other eras, and Palácio Hotel in Estoril is one of them! If you dream of a luxurious setting for your wedding in Lisbon, look no further: Palácio Hotel Estoril is the perfect backdrop to make your day unforgettable.

Bride walking down the aisle on her wedding day, surrounded by photographs of celebrities who have stayed at Palácio Estoril Hotel.

As mentioned by us in the past, we consider Palácio Estoril Hotel as one of the best wedding venues in all Lisbon metropolitan area.

So you know everything you need before choosing the wedding venue, we have also created this guide that will help you.

History and Elegance: The Palácio Hotel Estoril

The Palácio Estoril is much more than a hotel.
It is a historic icon that transcends time and any fleeting fashion.

Built in 1930, this iconic hotel retains all the charm and elegance of yesteryear while providing the comfort and modern amenities of a five-star luxury hotel.

Designed by the French architect Henry Martinet, Palácio Estoril was conceived with refinement, from its facade to its beautiful gardens that captivate visitors. 

Can you imagine yourself walking through the same corridors that famous spies walked during World War II?

Throughout the decades, the hotel has hosted a long list of illustrious guests.
Even today, in its corridors, one can observe a curious exhibition of photographs featuring heads of state, emperors, kings, princes, artists, writers, sports champions, filmmakers, and actors... who have stayed at this magnificent hotel.

During the turbulent period of World War II, as Portugal enjoyed peace due to its neutrality, the Estoril Coast was the preferred refuge for European elites seeking asylum. Consequently, it also attracted various spies of different nationalities who, during this time, turned the Estoril coast into a veritable stage for the War of Information.

In homage to this period, in 1968, the Palácio Hotel was the setting for the filming of the sixth film in the James Bond series – "On Her Majesty's Secret Service," still starring the late Sean Connery.

Facade of Palacio Estoril Hotel at night on a wedding day.

Palácio Hotel: A Luxury Retreat

Located in the heart of Estoril, just 25 km from Lisbon Airport, Palácio Hotel Estoril is a true luxury retreat. Its magnificent gardens and sea views create a stunning backdrop for your wedding. 

It has 161 rooms, including 32 suites, and your guests will be pampered with comfort and style.

Wedding table decoration at Palacio Estoril Hotel.

Luxurious Interiors

You have at your disposal, for the celebration of your wedding, three exquisite halls:

IMPERIAL HALL - The name says it all. This stunning space features marble finishes, crystal chandeliers, and elegant paintings that contribute to creating a timeless atmosphere for your wedding. The Imperial Hall, considered the hotel's grand hall, connects to a pleasant adjacent terrace through its spacious doors and windows. It can accommodate 200 people in a cocktail setting.

EUROPA HALL - An elegant ballroom with marble floors and high ceilings that create a magnificent setting for a wedding celebration. The Europa Hall, in a stunning European style, adds a touch of comfort and prestige to your wedding. It can accommodate up to 400 people in a cocktail setting and around 150 at tables.

ATLANTIC HALL - With elegant decor, abundant natural light, and views of the garden, the Atlântico Hall is ideal for large receptions where every detail will be enhanced by magnificent lighting, providing an unforgettable experience for all guests. It can accommodate up to 400 people at tables.

Wedding ceremony in the garden of Palacio Hotel Estoril.

Garden in the midst of the city.

Outside, Palácio Hotel Estoril boasts a magnificent garden with a generously sized lawn that you can use for the civil or symbolic ceremony of your wedding, as well as for the cocktail, with the hotel building as a backdrop.

Bride and maids of honor at the garden of Palacio Estoril Hotel

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Where Gastronomy Meets Elegance

In addition to the sophisticated ambiance, the hotel's cuisine is top-notch, offering a menu that blends local and international gastronomy. It's the perfect place for a memorable wedding dinner!

Food always impeccably presented with refined plating and incredibly flavorful!

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Wellness and Relaxation

The hotel also features the Estoril Wellness Center, a place to relax before the big day. With the Banyan Tree Spa, indoor pool, sauna, jacuzzi, and gym, you and your guests can enjoy moments of tranquility and relaxation.

Happy couple on wedding day at palacio estoril hotel

Services and Staff

By choosing to celebrate your wedding at Palácio Estoril Hotel, you are hiring a highly experienced team in this type of event—highly qualified and trained to provide a luxurious 5-star experience at all times. From the concierge warmly welcoming you at the entrance to the head waiter and coatroom attendant, everyone will always be available with kindness and efficiency.

The hotel also has an events management team that will ensure all necessary assistance during the planning phase and on the wedding day. 

Atlantic Hall in Palacio Estoril Hotel

Estoril: The Portuguese Riviera

Estoril, one of the most charming places in Portugal, is located very close to Lisbon and right next to Cascais. With a rich touristic offer, this region is known as the "Costa do Sol" and also as the "Portuguese Riviera." Let's explore what makes Estoril so special and why you should include it in your travel itinerary.

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Tourist Attractions in Estoril

  • Tamariz Beach With good infrastructure, this beach is one of the most chosen by visitors to Estoril. Chairs, loungers, restaurants, and cafes ensure comfort by the seaside.
  • São Pedro's Beach A beautiful beach with a spacious area, showers, and easy access. Considered one of the best in the region, it attracts both tourists and locals. Noteworthy is the Interpretative Center of Ponta do Sal, a museum where you can learn about marine life, flora, and human presence from pre-historic times.
  • Poça's Beach Ideal for families, this small beach offers tranquility and options for nearby restaurants.
  • Estoril Oceanic Pool: For those who enjoy saltwater without waves, this pool is perfect for cooling off on hot summer days.
  • Estoril Casino: One of the most famous casinos in Europe, with expansive spaces and shows throughout the year.

Apart From the Beaches and Casino

Estoril is also known for its golf courses, racetrack, mansions, and beautiful beaches. It is a true paradise for tourists and residents, offering opportunities for various water sports (Sailing, Surfing, Windsurfing, Water Skiing...), boat trips, hikes, and plenty of shopping.

Couple celebrating on their wedding day at Palácio Estoril Hotel a luxury Wedding Venue in Estoril, Lisbon, Portugal

Conclusion: Celebrating a Wedding at Palácio Estoril Hotel

Considering the gardens, the sea breeze, and timeless elegance, Palácio Estoril Hotel proves to be a perfect setting for luxury weddings in Lisbon. Here, history blends with the present, and every detail is carefully orchestrated to make your day special and unforgettable.

So, if you're planning your wedding, consider Palácio Estoril Hotel as the stage for your modern fairy tale. Here, love is celebrated with grandeur, and every moment is immortalized in precious memories.

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Frequent Asked Questions

Palácio Estoril Hotel offers three elegant banquet halls with different capacities. The Imperial Hall can accommodate up to 200 people in a cocktail setting, the Europa Hall can host up to 400 people in a cocktail setting and around 150 at tables, and the Atlântico Hall can seat up to 400 people at tables.

Yes, Palácio Estoril Hotel has a magnificent garden with a generous lawn that can be used for the civil or symbolic ceremony of your wedding, creating a charming atmosphere with the hotel building as a backdrop.

The hotel's kitchen offers a menu that blends local and international gastronomy, providing a memorable experience for the wedding dinner. Additionally, they are open to customizing the menu according to your preferences.

Yes, the hotel's Estoril Wellness Center offers a variety of options, including the Banyan Tree Spa, indoor pool, sauna, jacuzzi, and gym, providing moments of tranquility and relaxation before the big day.

By choosing Palácio Estoril Hotel, you are hiring a highly experienced team in wedding events. They have dedicated event managers who will ensure all the necessary support during the planning phase and on your wedding day.

Palácio Estoril Hotel has 161 rooms, including 32 suites, providing comfortable and elegant accommodation options for your guests who wish to stay and enjoy the event for a longer period.


The, Boris the Cat has no affiliation or commercial interest in the wedding venue mentioned in this article or any other company or entity mentioned there.
The mentioned venue is just one of the many wedding venues that stand out for the quality of their services and where we enjoy working.

Due to our profession, we can consider ourselves true specialists in wedding venues, so we decided to write a series of articles to inform, help, and share our experience with all couples.

The information in this article does not bind the venue and does not replace consultation with them.


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