Set in a picturesque fishing village, this Algarve gem offers stunning ocean views.
The historic Fortaleza (Fortress) is situated at the heart of Praia da Luz and dates back as far as 1670. Today, a listed building, this fortress has been fully restored and operates as one of the Algarve’s premier restaurants offering traditional Portuguese classics with an international infusion in a spectacular setting.
The venue is located opposite a picturesque village church and also offers couples the opportunity to get married on sire on a sea view terrace or in the beautiful gardens.
The intimacy and exclusivity of the walled exotic gardens and lawn are an ideal back drop for photographs and the outside terrace has breathtaking views over the ocean and beach.
Depending on how many guests you have, The Fortaleza offers a variety of reception room options including The Baronial Hall with its fairy tale vaulted candle lit interior and the deck-room with fabulous sea views.
Location: Centre of Praia da Luz, 6 kilometres from Lagos in The Algarve, Portugal
Do I need a wedding planner? Fortaleza offers an in-house wedding coordination service at no extra charge. The coordinator can put you in contact with suppliers, assist on the day and help with set up for on-site weddings, sound systems for speeches and music during the meal, along with anything else needed.
Exclusivity? The venue is used exclusively for parties of 80 or more guests. An exclusivity charge may apply
Price per wedding meal: From €70 per person (excluding drinks). The wedding meal can be chosen from an extensive menu and a BBQ buffet is also available. Unlimited welcome drinks for one hour cost €15, while five canapés are €10 per person. Post-ceremony drinks packages can also be purchased for €15.
Reception room options: The Baronial Hall seats up to 80 guests while a further 40 guests can be seated at the adjoining Ocean Terrace. The outside terrace can host 120 guests and the intimate deck-room can accommodate 50 guests. The Fortaleza and gardens can be divided into various areas to accommodate functions according to the number of guests.
Anything else? Generally private functions are not held in July, August or the first half of September. Reductions are offered for weddings from November to April.