Interested in planning a wedding in Kyoto, but don’t know where to start? The enchanting old capital city of Japan has some seriously breathtaking wedding locations that are unlike any other. They are perfect for your special day. Read on to find out about some of the finest selections of one-of-a-kind Kyoto wedding venues that are sure to make your big day extra memorable.
Kyoto Okakuen is almost a scene out of a movie. Located on a vast ground of close to 4,000 square meters, it is a large compound that comprises of a wooden building with several rooms, including a traditional tea room, a Western-style garden, a banquet room and a Japanese garden.
The Japanese garden has been around for an impressive seven generations. The garden transitions beautifully along with the changing seasons and different types of flowers bloom at different parts of the garden throughout the year. No matter when you are thinking of getting hitched, Kyoto Okakuen lives up to its reputation of providing a gorgeous setting that will make your big day unforgettable for both you and your guests.
Brides and grooms to be are also invited to take the complimentary rickshaw ride around Kyoto in their wedding gowns for pictures!
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Funatsuru Kyoto Kamogawa Resort
Situated by the banks of Kamogawa River, Funatsuru Kyoto Kamogawa Resort is a refreshing location for lovers who like to be close to nature.
On the resort’s highest floor are the chapel, outdoor terrace and ballroom. With windows that open up in three directions, the chapel offers an especially stunning backdrop of neighbouring landscape for your ceremony. The unobstructed vista of the Kyoto’s eastern mountains across the river spreading out to the horizon adds not just natural beauty, but also a sense of tranquillity to the sacred celebration. You can even take in the exceptional view of the famous Kiyomizu Temple from here. It’s a feast for the eyes.
Kitayama Geihinkan Kyoto
Dazzle your guests with a wedding held in Kitayama Geihinkan, a private European-style mansion in the quiet Kitayama area of Kyoto. Kitayama Geihinkan creates an intimate setting filled with homely atmosphere for you and your invited guests. It is much like a private party you would throw in your own home, except you will have a fine garden with pool, a charming chapel and a banquet hall all to yourself on your special day!
Holding a wedding in a private residence also means that you can customize things the way you would in your own home! The dining hall decorations can be designed to your desired style to reflect your taste and personality. The only limitation is your imagination.
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Kyoto Northern Church
The extraordinary façade of Kyoto Northern Church would make any passerby do a double take. Covered entirely in lush green plants, the chapel is perpetually enveloped by the soothing warmth of wood and the sweet scent of flowers. Sunlight filters through the gorgeous handmade stained glass windows, blessing the precious wedding ceremonies that take place inside. The beautiful garden surrounding the church is pleasant to the eyes and provides a memorable stage for picture-taking with your guests.
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Kyoto Northern Church also serves one of a kind wedding reception menu that is a fusion of Kyoto and French cuisines. The menu is inspired by local produce and other seasonal ingredients and their availability influences the menu for the day, promising a wedding reception that is truly unique to your wedding!