Forte da Cruz

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Forte da Cruz is one of the most famous wedding venues in all of Portugal and with good reason! Who wouldn’t want to get married at a castle by the sea? It’s a pretty unique setting and a pretty unique space.

Located in Estoril, it is only 20mins away from central Lisbon. You can access it via Uber easily but also train and bus routes stop directly outside. No need to worry that your guests could get lost.

As for the venue itself, you start at the moat and whisk round to where the ceremony typically takes place. This space is right by the sea which is simply stunning around sunset. It doesn’t need much styling to truly shine. Then most have their cocktail reception on the upper floor where you can walk around the battlements. It’s a very unique experience and yields amazing photos!

For your evening meal, you have the option of eating in the old rooms of the fort for small weddings or in the adjoining marquee. Both can be styled beautifully and you still have a view of the ocean. This is a historical venue in the truest sense. If you want to become the regents of this castle, get in touch using the form below!

Pricing & Menus

The catering package at Forte da Cruz is handled by Penha Longa Catering. Their catering style is fine-dining with an emphasis on fresh ingredients, immaculate presentation and creativity. You can customise the menu but this is will likely come at an extra cost.

The average menu price is around €135 + VAT which includes:

  • Drinks reception canapes and drinks

  • Catering

  • Wedding cake

  • Open bar for a limited number of hours

There is an additional venue fee to hire the space on top of the menu cost. The fee varies depending on the number of guests and the time of year but you can expect to spend €3000+


There is no accommodation on-site. Given that Forte da Cruz has such a central location in Lisbon, there are many options at all price points available in the local area. From Airbnbs to 5-star hotels, there is plenty of choice for everyone.

This venue is for you if…

  • You like a historical style

  • You want a wedding by the sea

  • You want fine fining

  • You want to be close to Lisbon city

  • You have a medium-large guestlist