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Planning your dream wedding in Iceland? Look no further!

We’ve compiled a list of the best wedding venues in Iceland, ranging from old charming hotels, boutique camps, and rustic warehouses to picturesque waterfalls and rugged coastlines. Whatever you’re looking for – Iceland has it all! You hardly need an experienced Iceland wedding planner to make it happen!

And the best part of it? We’ve worked as wedding and elopement photographers in Iceland at almost each of these venues and we’ll be happy to share our insights and impressions with you.

Just contact us for any help you may need.

Iceland Wedding Reception Venues

Hotel Búðir & Budir Black Church

Hotel Búðir & Budir Black Church

Hotel Búðir sits in the heart of the Snaefellsnes Peninsula, offering a secluded vintage charm with breathtaking views. Undoubtedly, it’s one of the most famous churches in Iceland.

This venue stands out for its scenic beauty, combining ocean fronts and a unique sandy beach against a backdrop of lava fields and the majestic Snaefellsjokull glacier.

With options for intimate celebrations and personalized ceremonies at various spots around the property, Hotel Búðir and Budir Black Church Iceland Weddings are outstanding options for couples looking for an exclusive destination.

Venue Website
Búðir 356, 356 Búðir, Iceland

Matur og Drykkur

Matur og Drykkur, Reykjavik

This venue showcases a blend of elegance and modern design with a Nordic twist. It’s more than just an eatery; it’s a spot where wedding receptions bloom into memorable celebrations. With plenty of parking spots, guests will find it easy to arrive and enjoy the festivities.

Matur og Drykkur suits various occasions, from traditional receptions to intimate gatherings. Its convenient location and stylish interior make it a standout choice for couples looking for that special place for a wedding reception. This restaurant just got a Michelin star in 2023.

Venue Website
Grandagarður 2, 101 Reykjavík, Iceland


IÐNÓ in Reykjavik stands as a unique choice for couples seeking an exquisite wedding reception. Located in an old, charming building, it offers a grand space that can seat up to 120 guests.

This venue shines with its terrace that overlooks a serene pond, making it perfect for romantic moments.

The setting ensures your wedding will be anything but ordinary, promising an unforgettable experience against the backdrop of Reykjavik’s beauty.

Venue Website
Vonarstræti 3, 101 Reykjavík, Iceland

Panorama Glass Lodge

Enjoy a romantic stay in the rural Icelandic countryside at the Panorama Glass Lodge. Rest under the Northern Lights & Midnight Sun in one of their two picturesque locations.The Lodges are very popular for elopements and for honeymooners, allowing them to enjoy themselves in a really impressive setting, surrounded by the beauty of Iceland’s nature.

Couples can also have amazing photos done of themselves getting ready in this special place.

Venue Website
Þingskálavegur, 851, Iceland


Hotel Ranga

Hotel Ranga in Iceland is a great place to have a wedding because it is so unique. It’s surrounded by amazing views of rivers and mountains, and sometimes you can even see the Northern Lights. The hotel feels cozy and welcoming, making guests feel comfortable and special. The staff are very friendly and make sure everything goes smoothly for your wedding day. With its stunning surroundings and great service, Hotel Ranga is a perfect spot for a memorable wedding.

Venue Website
Hótel Rangá, 851 Hella, Iceland

Fosshotel Glacier Lagoon

Shifting our focus from the cozy town vibes of Reykjavik, we dive into the mesmerizing allure of Fosshotel Glacier Lagoon in Hnappavellir. Nestled between Skaftafell and Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon, this venue offers a breathtaking backdrop for weddings. There are marvelous lupine fields on the way from Vik to Glacier Lagoon.

Couples can tie the knot with views of pristine icebergs and majestic glaciers as witnesses. The hotel caters to various celebrations, from grand receptions to intimate Iceland elopements, ensuring each event is unique. Diamond Beach is the closest point of Interest you can visit with ease.

Venue Website
Grandagarður 2, 101 Reykjavík, Iceland

The Greenhouse Hotel

The Greenhouse Hotel in Hveragerði (near the Golden Circle) is one of the most popular Iceland wedding receptions. This venue stands out with its picturesque setting, perfect for capturing those special moments.

Its charm and beauty provide an unforgettable backdrop for your unique wedding.

Venue Website
Austurmörk 6, 810 Hveragerði, Iceland

Ion Adventure Hotel

Ion Adventure Hotel in Nesjavellir stands out as a sleek, modern destination surrounded by Iceland’s stunning landscapes. It promises an unforgettable wedding experience for adventurous couples.

Its isolated setting delivers intimacy for both the ceremony and reception, making every moment feel special.

Guests enjoy exclusive accommodation options that let them soak up Iceland’s majestic views. Personalized service and meticulous attention to detail are guaranteed when celebrating your love at Ion Adventure Hotel.

Venue Website
805, Iceland

Dis Cottages

Dis Cottages

Dis Cottages in Grundarfjordur stand out for making wedding receptions unforgettable. They offer a unique blend of scenic beauty and cozy accommodations, perfect for intimate celebrations.

Couples choose Dis Cottages for their big day because it promises an experience beyond traditional venues. Imagine exchanging vows with the majestic landscapes of Grundarfjordur surrounding you.

Venue Website
Þórdísarstaðir, 350 Grundarfjörður, Iceland

Skalakot Manor

Skálakot Manor

Skálakot Manor Hotel is situated in the heart of South Iceland, offering a perfect blend of tradition and luxury for your wedding day. It’s an ideal spot for those dreaming of a traditional reception and a weekend filled with unique activities like horseback riding.

Whether you opt for small celebrations or wish to take advantage of the picturesque setting, Skálakot Manor Hotel promises memories that last a lifetime.

Venue Website
Skálakot, 861 Hvolsvöllur, Iceland

Camp Boutique

Camp Boutique

Camp Boutique in Gaulverjabær and Original North in Vað bring a unique twist to wedding venues with their luxurious tent hotel. Perfectly designed for Icelandic weather, the venue is built on a family-owned sheep farm.

It offers an authentic space including an old building that’s adaptable for events with rooms ready for seating, dancing, or setting up a cozy lounge area.

This spot is ideal for couples looking for something beyond traditional. You can plan a full weekend of activities or host intimate celebrations.

Venue Website
803 Flóahreppur, Iceland


The Retreat at Blue Lagoon

The Retreat at Blue Lagoon in Grindavík offers a breathtaking and luxurious setting for wedding receptions that will leave guests in awe.

With its serene waters and mesmerizing views, The Retreat ensures every wedding party becomes a memorable journey under the northern lights.

Venue Website
Norðurljósavegur, 241, Iceland

Aurora Basecamp

Aurora Basecamp

Aurora Basecamp in Hafnarfjordur brings the wild beauty of Iceland into your wedding reception. It can fit 120 guests, with 80 seats inside its unique domes. These structures create a dreamlike setting that captures the essence of an adventure in Iceland.

This venue makes dancing feel like a magical journey under the stars, surrounded by nature’s wonders.

Venue Website
417, 221 Hafnarfjörður, Iceland

Iceland wedding Locations

Reynisfjara Black Sand beach

Reynisfjara Beach, nestled near Vik on Iceland’s southern coast, is an iconic landscape famed for its black sand and three striking sea stacks. Many couples visit the iconic places to capture their wedding photos at Reynisfjara or get married in Iceland. But exercise caution—sneaker waves are common, so keep a safe distance from the shoreline and stay vigilant.

CW4P+4J7, 871 Vik, Iceland


Imagine saying your vows atop a vast expanse of blue ice! Iceland offers this magical possibility, as one of the few places on Earth where you can have a breathtaking wedding ceremony at. Solheimajokull is near the Ring Road. A brief five-minute walk from the car park leads to the glacier lagoon, and another 10 minutes to the glacier wall. While you can admire the stunning scenery – remember it’s unsafe to walk onto the glacier without proper gear and a guide. We’ll be happy to help you with organizing it!

871, Iceland

Kvernufoss Waterfall

Kvernufoss waterfall in Iceland is a stunning 30-meter-high beauty tucked into a gorge in South Iceland and sits near the ring road. Despite its proximity to the popular Skógafoss waterfall, it’s often missed by travelers. It’s a serene spot for your Iceland elopement and a private waterfall ceremony.

GGH9+HWC, 861 Evindarhólar, Iceland

Katla Ice Cave

Katla Blue Ice Cave

The ice cave offers a magical backdrop with its ethereal blue hues and stunning natural structures, providing a memorable experience unlike any other.

Couples are drawn to this unique location not only for its breathtaking beauty but also for the intimate atmosphere it creates. Imagine exchanging vows surrounded by ice formations that have been sculpted by nature over centuries—the allure is undeniable.

J5RR+978, 660 Reykjahlíð, Iceland

Snaefellsness Peninsula & National Park

Iceland excels in dramatic landscapes, and the locals praise the Snaefellsness National Park as one of the country’s most stunning spots. Despite being off the beaten path and often overlooked, its beauty is undeniable and worth choosing as a venue for your wedding.

Sandhraun 5, 360 Hellissandur, Iceland


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We are Jane & Anton Iskra – a duo behind ISKRA photography – wedding and elopement photographers and Iceland experts.

Here on our website, you can see our vision of wedding photography and if you like it and our tastes match – then we will be happy to share the emotions of your special day and make tons of beautiful photographs.

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