A refined and bohemian Christmas wedding in Porto

For lovers of theatre and old-world balls and soirees. The coolest Christmas wedding in Porto at Ateneu Comercial.

Christmas is around the corner and we are getting in a festive mood with Ana and Hugo’s wedding in Porto. This wedding is really inspiring, not only because it took place during the most beautiful time of the year and in the glamourous city of Porto, but because the couple planned a wedding true to their vision, expressing their personalities.

The bride and groom got ready together and walked down the aisle together, too. Ana ditched the heels and chose a comfortable pair of sneakers that express her ‘girl power’ attitude. How cool, bold, and confident is the message in her Reebok’s? “It’s a Man’s World”. 

The couple did their portraits before the ceremony at the hotel room where they got ready. The getting ready venue was Portobay Hotel Teatro, in the heart of the city and right next to an iconic theatre venue, the oldest one in Porto: Sá da Bandeira Theatre. As Portobay Hotel Teatro states: “The theater theme is felt in every detail, in a unique, refined and bohemian atmosphere.”

They also didn’t have a wedding cake, just because they don’t enjoy the wedding cake cutting tradition. They provided great fun and an amazing wedding experience to their guests by hosting a reception and a party exactly like they wanted, and true to their selves. The chosen venue is a historical landmark of Porto. Ateneu Comercial do Porto, founded in the 19th Century, begun as a private club for tradespeople. Ateneu Comercial do Porto hosted balls, soirees, and gatherings through decades, remaining always in sync with cultural and civic movements of the city of Porto.

It was a very intimate city wedding that gathered their closest family and friends. The mood of the day was sophisticated but approachable and authentic. Effortless, yet unique, where old-world elegance met modern boldness. Don’t be afraid to break some rules, or not following traditions. Just be you, surround yourself with your loved ones, and you’ll experience the most beautiful and meaningful day of your life. This is a great way not only to celebrate a wedding but also Christmas: in the most meaningful way.


The Team:

Wedding Venue – Portobay Hotel Teatro Porto & Ateneu Comercial do Porto

Wedding Planning – Lowe Luxury Events

Wedding Dress – Pronovias

Makeup Artist – Bruna Fernandes

Jewelry – Carolina Rato

DJ – Mário Kitty

Live Band – Toque Social


Take a look at the Gallery of this wedding in Porto. 

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Getting Ready at PortoBay Hotel Teatro

Wedding Ceremony at Ateneu Comercial do Porto

Wedding Reception

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