Fronteira Palace: one of the most beautiful Lisbon wedding venues

Hello, readers!

At Dream Weddings Europe, we love to plan and produce destination weddings for sophisticated couples coming from every corner of the world. Since we are based in Portugal, this country is our main working area.

Portugal is the perfect choice for many couples, not only for its weather, for its food, for breathtaking ocean views, but also for its culture. The country has so much history and heritage sites, it even makes it hard to choose from so many! But today, we are choosing to let you know a little bit about Marqueses da Fronteira Palace, one of the most beautiful wedding venues in Lisbon due to its aesthetic, intimate feeling and history.


The Fronteira Palace, also known as the Marqueses de Fronteira Palace, was built around 1670 by Dom João Mascarenhas (1st Marquis of Fronteira) and his wife Dona Madalena de Castro. It was intended to be the family's summer home. However, after being rebuilt and expanded after the damage caused by the 1755 earthquake, it became the main residence of the Mascarenhas family, which continues to reside in the palace today.

Marqueses de Fronteira Palace is surrounded by several gardens, fountains and other architectural elements that make it magical. The Palace is a phenomenal place to organize a destination wedding in Portugal, as it is not only a beautiful place for photographs, it is also a cultural experience.

Most weddings take place in the beautiful gardens of the Fronteira Palace.

As soon as we enter the Formal Garden (garden at the lower part of the Palace), we are faced with an enormous amount of beautiful bushes rigorously designed. On the right, at the bottom of the garden, the large Tank of the Knights marks its presence - a huge tank decorated with beautiful statues. This garden is beautiful for a ceremony or cocktail - it has several areas in the garden that can be used for different parts of the wedding.



Between the garden and the Palace wall, we can find a large patio, also suitable for a cocktail with a view over the beautiful garden and over Lisbon.

Surrounding the palace through this courtyard, we can find a second corridor - this is one of the most beautiful and comfortable places in the venue to idealize a ceremony, as it is under the shade of the trees and is decorated with a small fountain on the opposite wall.


As we ascend to the intermediate level, the Garden of Venus, we will find a garden again decorated with boxwood beds and exotic trees: the perfect place for a cocktail in the shade on a hot summer day. In addition to the garden, we can visit Casa da Água, a structure placed at the bottom of the garden whose interior is painted in frescoes.


When we reach the upper level of the garden, the Terrace - Galleries of the Liberal Arts

This patio, decorated with beautiful statues against the wall, and typical Portuguese tiles, is the perfect place for any part of the wedding, whether it be a dinner up to 156 people, a cocktail or a party.

Since this space is the only place in the palace suitable for a party, it can be divided and receive another part of the wedding or used only for the purpose of hosting a lively wedding party, with a comprehensive view of the Garden of Venus.