When Dom João de Mascarenhas, the 1st Marquis of Fronteira, built the Palace of the Marquesses in 1671, we doubt that he knew how important it would become. He intended it for use as a hunting pavilion after all. That hunting pavilion has grown through the years to become a Portuguese National Monument and could become the place where you exchange your wedding vows. Exciting right?
The Palace of the Marquesses of Fronteira, also known as Marques Fronteira Palace, was originally a family house attached to a chapel. It was later transformed into the Marques of Fronteira Family House in 1755 after an earthquake destroyed the main family house. Today, the chapel is the oldest part of the palace, and the venue is the current residence of the Marquis of Fronteira.
It is quite easy to reach this venue using a private taxi from central Lisbon. You'll adore the Palace of the Marquesses of Fronteira, also known as Marques Fronteira Palace, for its landscaped gardens. Complete with neatly cut hedges, ponds, fountains, and statues of royalty, this place is one you and your guests will not forget in a hurry. It is Portugal's most preserved estates and famous for the exquisite traditional Portuguese tiles known as azulejos.
Inside the palace boasts of everything from crystal chandeliers to intricate, frescoed ceilings. The azulejos mentioned above are even better viewed in the Hall of Battles. This hall also has panels showing scenes of the Portuguese Restoration War. If you want to see what João de Mascarenhas looked like, you'll also find him depicted here.
If you'd love to have an outdoor wedding in a historical venue, then this is the place to be. The gardens and fabulous azulejos tiles will complement every aspect of your wedding. The following is the wedding package that we have for this venue
THE WEDDING PACKAGE
€15,000 for 50 Wedding Guests
€19,000 for 80 Wedding Guests
VAT not included / TVA non incluse / IVA não incluso
Add extra guests to your wedding
Maximum capacity is 140-150 seated guests
Wedding Package in Portugal includes
Wedding ceremony coordination
Assistance on the wedding day
Venue rental fee
WEDDING CEREMONY AT THE VENUE
Chairs for the ceremony
(you may select one of our models but the same model as the reception chairs)
2 baskets with petals (rice optional)
2 Microphones and speakers
*Carpet, canopy are not included
WEDDING RECEPTION AT THE VENUE
Before the ceremony: water and juice
Wedding cocktail: canapes and drinks
Wedding meal: 4 courses and drinks
Coffee or tea
3 Layer white wedding cake and Portuguese sparkling wine
4 hours of open bar: vodka, gin, beer, wines, whisky, martini, port wine, baileys, brandy, caipiroska, mojito and soft drinks
*There is no limitation on the number of drinks served per guest during the whole event; drunk guests will not be served
Long table or round tables with tablecloth for 8 to 10 guests
Lounge (our model)
1 table for gifts and cards
6 Centrepieces with flowers of the season and tealights (premium flowers not included)
Printed Menus (our model)
Wood table markers number and seating plan (name tags not included)
Background music for the ceremony, cocktail and wedding meal
Microphones and speakers for speeches during the whole event
Disco ambience with DJ, sound system and LED lights
WEDDING CONSULTATION AND ADVICE
Contact via e-mail and phone
General planning consultation
Supplier referrals and contacts: hairdresser / make-up artist / photographer / video /transportation /celebrant /designer/ florist
Guests arrival: 4:00-4 :30
Cocktail and photos: 5:30 – 7:00
Entrance in the room, Dinner, coffee and speeches: 7:00 – 10:00
Cake and sparkling wine: 10:00
Dance and an open bar: 10:00 – 2:00
The music services and catering services are limited to 10 hours.
A Classic Themed Wedding at The Palace of The Marquesses Of Fronteira
A classic themed wedding would be fantastic for this venue. Your guests can get to know each other by exploring the site and enjoying the many sights and sounds of this great location. The lovely gardens at the palace can complement your classic look adding sophistication to your event. This place will also make your wedding look traditional and timeless, which is part of what makes a splendid classic themed wedding.
A Historically Themed Wedding at The Palace of The Marquesses Of Fronteira
The history within the walls and the grounds of this beautiful palace make it more than perfect for a historic outdoor wedding theme. Have you always been fascinated by tales of kings and castles? This venue is not only a castle, but it is one of the most beautiful castles in Lisbon! Don't miss a chance to hold your historic outdoor themed wedding here.
A Destination Themed Wedding at The Palace of The Marquesses Of Fronteira
Imagine choosing to do your destination themed wedding here. The lovely blue color of the azulejos tiles will only end up complementing your wedding if you pick a country like Italy or Greece. We at Lisbon Wedding Planner can also get you a caterer who knows and specializes in international dishes so that you have meals from the destination that you've chosen. Don't you think it'd fun for you and your guests? Well, we believe it would.
A Rustic Outdoor Wedding at The Palace of The Marquesses Of Fronteira
Wildflower arrangements, wooden chairs, fairy lights, and a relaxed vibe are amongst the fundamentals necessary for a rustic outdoor wedding. Guess what? The palace has all these available, and they're part of the wonderful wedding package that Lisbon Wedding Planner is offering you.
A Vintage, Retro or Boho-Chic Themed Wedding at The Palace of The Marquesses Of Fronteira
Have you always dreamed of a vintage, retro, or boho chic wedding? The key to pulling this off in Portugal is vintage or antique decorations. When you get an opportunity to then hold your wedding in a venue that is so vintage itself, you should gladly grab it with both hands. We're offering you just that at Lisbon Wedding Planner when it comes to your wedding at this castle.
A Fall Wedding at The Palace of The Marquesses Of Fronteira
Picture yourself and your guests enjoying your wedding in this palace in the fall. Apart from the fact that the fall is a lovely season to have your outdoor wedding in Portugal, this location is ideal. You'll be able to take amazing pictures of you and your guests at the golden hour. All your photos will come out looking great, trust us. But apart from that, think of how lovely the atmosphere in the garden will be. It doesn't get much better than this. You and your guests will be enthralled, mesmerized, and very comfortable.
Reach out to us for more information on the planning of any of the above weddings for you at the Palace of the Marquesses of Fronteira. We have a talented team of planners ready to help you handle every aspect promptly and beautifully. Contact us today!