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Casa Monte Cristo - Algarve Weddings

Casa Monte Cristo, Herdade do Funchal, Lagos, Portugal
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Located in the heart of the stunning Western Algarve coast, our villas are nestled on an exclusive hillside between the historic towns of Lagos and Praia da Luz. This beautiful collection of wedding villas combines rustic Portuguese charm and heritage with modern-day elegance and luxurious fittings. It’s the perfect location for your beautiful wedding in Portugal.

We have a collection of villas and apartments that offer everything you could possibly need for your wedding in the Algarve and we also provide a fully inclusive package. 


We are proud to be the only wedding venue located in the Western Algarve to offer tHREE unique venues for up to 110 guests plus luxurious accommodation for up to 90 guests and a dream setting for your wedding day.

The Algarve is famous for its quaint cobbled streets, historical churches, and colourful cuisine but also for stunning beaches. The Western Algarve has a unique, timeless beauty just waiting to be discovered.

To view our collection of villas and apartments available for your wedding party please, click here to see our luxury Algarve holiday properties.


Over the years, we have enjoyed hosting numerous weddings for couples who have travelled across the world to celebrate their marriage with friends and family in this truly unique region of Portugal. Our wedding villas sit high on the top of Funchal Ridge, overlooking farmland to the Monchique mountains so offer a beautiful setting to get married. There are wonderful views from the villas to the mountains and the region offers fabulous opportunities to explore the sites, scenery, and culture of the Algarve with your partner and to enjoy a beautiful honeymoon after your Algarve wedding.

For further information on the wedding packages that we can offer or to discuss your Algarve wedding with us and find out more details, please contact [email protected]. You might want to take a look at some of the beautiful images of weddings in Portugal we’ve hosted at Casa Monte Cristo collection as well.


10 reviews
Quality of service5.0/5
Added 10th Nov 2022
Wedding 20th Oct 2022
Casa Monte Cristo was the perfect venue for us as we wanted to be surrounded with friends and loved ones during the 4 days we were there and to have an intimate wedding. We ended up being a large group of 80 adults and kids in total but the space was ample yet cosy. Victoria was on hand for any queries and making the arrangements were so straightforward and easy. Victoria anticipated what needed doing and ensured the decision making process was as easy as possible. We communicated mainly via email but Victoria was extremely responsive. The villas are pristine and all of the guests commented on the high level of finish across all of the 4 villas we stayed in. If you’re looking for a venue that is chic, intimate, delicious food and no detail was too great of an ask, then I could not recommend Casa Monte Cristo highly enough.
Ilham & Alaeddine
Added 17th Oct 2022
Wedding 18th Sep 2022
Everyone called me crazy booking & planning a wedding fully online, without seeing the venue or meeting the planner. I went with my adventurous gut feeling and just booked it anyways, after a few emails exchanged with Victoria and I don't regret it one single bit. Victoria was on point with her communication, kept me honest and kept me organized. She reminded me of the things I shouldn't forget, and God knows I didn't think of half of the items she called out. Victoria & Steven delivered a beautiful wedding day, with delicious and finger-licking food. They were so accommodating in finding us a 'halal' butcher, as well as switching the hors-d'oeuvres over to Portuguese 'salgados'. We would throw our wedding all over again with Victoria & Steven. As a final note, I would even add that I have some of the people that are looking to book their holiday at CMC for next summer! A huge thanks to Victoria & Steven, you've been absolutely amazing!
Shauna Riordan
Added 8th Sep 2022
Wedding 2nd Sep 2022
We stayed in Casa Monte Cristo Tres for a week and during our stay hosted our wedding in this stunning villa. All I can say is, WOW. Victoria was so so helpful from the day I enquired about the booking. She recommended some really great vendors, and she helps with so much of the planning. It made everything so relaxing. I was a bit nervous not knowing how my flowers would look as she organised this, but I was so so pleasantly surprised they were the most beautiful flowers I could have ever hoped for. She was so lovely to work with to make the day how we want and she gave us so many tips and checked in with us on the day. She was constantly rushing around doing something and it made the day just so much easier. She never got sick of me either when I would ask a hundred questions in a row! We had so many compliments on the food too, oh my god it was amazing! Everything tasted delicious and everyone went up for seconds it was so tasty! Especially the sausages! The villa itself is stunning! We didn’t visit it before booking so we only seen it the day we landed in Portugal for the wedding and we were blown away with how amazing it was. It was so spacious and even when we had guests around there was still so much space for everyone we were never cramped. All of the staff at the villa are so lovely too they always had a smile on their face and would always say hello. I already can’t wait to come back for a visit we have had so many people say the villa wedding was like a fairytale and we can’t thank Victoria, Steve and their team enough for everything they have done. Thank you so so much again. We loved every second of our stay and I can guarantee you'll see us again sooner than you think lol
Response from Casa Monte Cristo - Algarve Weddings
Hi Shauna, Thank you so much for your lovely review. We are so pleased that you and Steven had not only a fantastic wedding day but also a lovely holiday along side. Your comments are very kind, and myself and the whole team always take such pride in playing such a large part in our couples special day. We do look forward to seeing you again soon. Best wishes Victoria & the team
Megan Croucher
Added 9th Sep 2022
Wedding 19th Aug 2022
I cannot fault the service we received from Victoria. From start to finish her responses too all of my many questions were dealt with quickly, and were very helpful. From providing details of vendors, helping arrange flowers and a wedding cake for us which we’re both beautiful. The set up and decor for the day itself was lovely and simple which is perfect for the location. The day ran smoothly which was all thanks to Victoria and her team, helping out in every way possible to make our wedding memorable. The whole day was perfect and we couldn’t have asked for anything better.
Sam Peterson
Added 25th Aug 2022
Wedding 13th Aug 2022
Victoria and her team at Casa Monte Cristo are the ultimate in professionalism but they are also so down to earth and they listen to what you want, they were a dream to work with and made our special day perfect. Victoria is well connected and everything I needed help with (such as finding an English speaking priest and make-up artist familiar with brown skin) she was able to advise or assist me with. The food was delicious and plentiful and the set up was gorgeous, our table decor was so classy and elegant it just completed the picture. The views of the sea from the balcony of the villa are astounding and provide the perfect backdrop. If you are looking for a stunning venue with an experienced wedding planner then look no further! I highly recommend theCMC Tres team, there are not enough stars to award them for what they did.
Catherine and Ivan
Added 25th Jul 2022
Wedding 8th Jul 2022
We had the most amazing experience hosting our special day with Family and friends at Casa Monte Cristo, the venue, staff, Victoria and Steve were so professional and nothing was a problem for them, It was the best day of our lives and we will never forget it.
Response from Casa Monte Cristo - Algarve Weddings
Hi Catherine & Ivan, Thank you so much for your lovely review. It really was a pleasure to host your special day at Casa Monte Cristo, Your family and friends were an absolute delight [and I have to give a special mention to Connor :) ] I know that we will see you soon, and we look forward to it. With love - Victoria & Steve x
Rebecca and Damian
Added 27th Jun 2022
Wedding 18th Jun 2022
Victoria. You focused on every single detail and made the wedding exceed our expectations. Nothing was too much to ask for and everything ran so smoothly. You were always on hand to respond to my queries and to give advise. It really was invaluable. Steve’s cooking was amazing. Everyone commented on the food on the wedding day. It really was so tasty and well presented. And the live cooking added to the wow factor! The breakfasts were great and again everyone commented on how well prepared and arranged it was. All the staff we met over the week were so friendly and professional. They really are a credit to you and your business. Thank you to your mum for making us want to book CMC for our wedding! She really inspired us in the beginning and it was literally more than we could have imagined. The villas themselves were so clean, and comfortable and everyone was impressed with them from the moment they arrived. Each one of our guests, from those who stayed at CMC or who attended for the night before, the day or the day after commented on how well they felt looked after by you, Steve and the staff. So honestly. Thank you for everything! We can’t wait to come back soon!
Response from Casa Monte Cristo - Algarve Weddings
Rebecca & Damian You actually just made me cry Thank you so very much, your words are absolutely wonderful and mean so much. We honestly do take pride in every single wedding that we get to be a part of, and sometimes it can feel like I am pulled in 20 directions when we do so many weddings but to know that I still managed to make you feel like that, and that we exceeded your expectations is honestly wonderful to here. So thank you so so much. With much love xx
Kim & Malcolm
Added 2nd Jun 2022
Wedding 21st May 2022
We stayed in Casa Monte Cristo Cinco and Seis with the rest of the wedding party. The accommodation was to an excellent standard with all the amenities you could need. The wedding day itself ran seamlessly and the food was enjoyed by all and very apt for the hot weather. Nothing was too much trouble and whether it was helping less mobile guests down to the venue on the buggy or helping transfer luggage direct to the doors of the villa, everything was done to make our guests feel welcome. Although we saw cheaper venues when looking for a wedding location, the level of service and the fact that guests could stay on site for a long weekend completely justifies the price which we considered good value for money. We would strongly recommend anyone considering a wedding in Portugal to consider this venue.
Response from Casa Monte Cristo - Algarve Weddings
Kim & Malcolm, Thank you so much for your lovely review. It truly was our pleasure to host your special day. Your friends & family were all such lovely people and we are truly pleased that you all had a great time. We do look forward to hopefully seeing you again soon.
Priya & Craig
Added 2nd Jun 2022
Wedding 20th Sep 2021
We had our wedding here in September - in the midst of covid with so much uncertainty and worry. All I can say is I put my full trust in Victoria and it more than paid off. The villas are phenomenal. We had a very mixed group (in terms of age and the fact that everyone has their individual taste and style) and every single person was over the moon. From the cleanliness of the villas to the facilities available, we were astounded by the quality. It's always a risk booking your wedding online but we're so happy it paid off, all I can say is Victoria and Steve know what they're doing. The food was out of this world - as a vegan I know I can be tricky - and they went over and above to accommodate us! The villas all have their own personality - guaranteed you'll find the style to suit you. We're so delighted by the villas but we're more appreciative of the fantastic service from the second we arrived!! We wouldn't hesitate to book again (in fact I've told Victoria we'll be back!)
Response from Casa Monte Cristo - Algarve Weddings
Priya & Craig, Thank you for adding such a lovely review. As we are new to Weddingsonline, it must have seemed strange to leave a review for your wedding which was now 9 months ago [wow that has gone so fast] Thank you so much for fully putting your faith in me, it truly was my pleasure and makes me so happy that were so happy with everything that we did. During Covid was such a horrible time for everyone, but when it came round to your day your friends & family were amazing at making it seem like nothing was going on in the world other than your special day. Indeed you have told me you will be back, and don't worry I will be holding you to it!
Jessica Bushell
Added 8th Jun 2022
Wedding 17th Sep 2021
I cannot praise the Casa Monte Cristo team enough! The standards of both villas were exceptional, the food was insane and even the fact Victoria saved the day by putting together a wedding guest book because I'd forgotten to bring one (thank you again, Victoria). We had the most unbelievable time and cannot recommend the CMC collection and team enough. We are beyond happy with the memories we've created and cannot wait to revisit your stunning Villas in the future. We know we didn't plan to have a silent disco but it seems we got the last laugh on COVID-19, as we ended up having the best time seeing all our loved ones bopping around with headphones, singing their hearts out all night (honestly, hearing how badly we all sang made it hilarious). We've had several of our guests say they thought the silent disco was one of their highlights and that they felt it made it even better as it made it different... not many can say they've been to a silent disco at a wedding before! The equipment Victoria and the team had for the headphones made the experience amazing, the quality of the music and sound meant you were really in the moment and amplified the music we loved. Nearly a year on and we're still talking about how amazing the team, facilities, views, hospitality, service and overall time at CMC was. All of the villas are beautifully decorated, spacious, clean with stunning views and have everything you'd need. I loved that we were able to provide self-contained apartments to the older generation (and families with kids) which meant they were able to get away from the bridal party who wanted to dance the night away in the main villa. It was honestly the perfect balance! I'd also like to say throughout the planning process and on the big day, Victoria really kept me (the bride) calm which wasn't easy with the stresses of COVID-19 and having to get all our guests tested as well as regulations constantly changing (hence the silent disco). But Victoria just kept positive and confident which in turn kept me calm and hopeful that everything would work out in the end, which it absolutely did and exceeded our expectations. I highly suggest you take Victoria's recommendations when it comes to other vendors like DJs, photographers and videographers etc - they were all exceptional and clearly love working with the CMC team because the day ran so smoothly. Thank you again, I wish we could relive it all again - we had the best 4 days with you!
Response from Casa Monte Cristo - Algarve Weddings
Jessica & Grant, What can I say other than thank you for these amazing words. I am so pleased that I put you at ease throughout the whole planning [certainly with Covid it was testing for all of us!] but you did put your faith in me, and well even if I do so my self, it really did pay off as your wedding was absolutely brilliant, I honestly could not have asked for a nicer, most genuine group of guests to see us into the post covid wedding season. It truly was a pleasure! I think even I would like to relive it all over again!
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