Cameo Island is probably the most famous Wedding venue in Zante. It is exactly as it says, an island! Standing on its own and only accessible by its iconic bridge or by boat- Cameo is instantly recognisable and offers its guests peace, tranquillity, and is one of my favourite places in the world for a swim!
I have shot lots of weddings at Cameo and they have all been fantastic! The ceremony takes place in a natural amphitheatre so you are surrounded by cliffs and right next to the sea.
Surprisingly it’s not the largest venue in terms of capacity. Space runs out fast when all of the tables and chairs have been set up so be careful if you have a lot of guests coming.
My favourite feature of Cameo Island tho is the Bride’s journey from her car to the ceremony. Two choices- either walk across the bridge and through the gardens OR take a boat!
It’s a long walk, especially if its hot (it definitely will be hot) and you will attract a lot of attention from local tourists. The boat is a classy way to arrive and it can take you right up to the alter, but it’s pretty expensive, especially as walking is free!
Inside there are incredible photo opportunities, especially as the sun starts to set, and those vast drapes of material make the perfect impact-full backdrop.
After the ceremony you can slip off your shoes and cool off your feet in the crystal clear Ionian sea. A perfect way to freshen up before dinner!
Most Wedding parties leave Cameo after the ceremony and settle down at another venue for dinner. Cameo is incredibly busy and they have Wedding ‘slots’ so its hard to get the place for a whole day to yourself. In the summer months its almost impossible I’d wager. You will stand a better chance in October but you do need good weather as it is exposed.
If you’ve never been to Zakynthos before then beware of booking your hotel in Laganas itself as its drunken Brit central and a crazy party town. There is
stunning countryside nearby tho and its a small island so you could stay anywhere.
All-in-all Cameo Island is a stunning Destination Wedding venue with great staff and amazing photo opportunities. You will not be disappointed!
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