Celebrate your Algarve rustic wedding at Figs on the Funcho
If you are looking for a blissful, tranquil and breathtaking location for your celebration, then this is it! Enjoy your rustic wedding celebration in the Algarve with clean country air and spectacular sunsets to provide an unforgettable backdrop for those important photos.
The spacious, tranquil outdoor areas are ideal for serving pre-party Champagne and canapés near the Pool Deck, the ceremony on the Sunset Terrace and the reception dinner under the canopy of the mature carob trees on the Waterfront Deck .
This is truly the ultimate secluded and peaceful spot for up to 100 guests for drinks or 70 for a sit-down dinner.
Video images of a rustic wedding at Figs on the Funcho
The following video has been lovingly created to inspire you to visit Figs on the Funcho where wedding moments are captured with beautiful rustic and country photo backdrops. Portugal wedding memories to cherish forever.
Your riverside wedding location
Just a 35-minute drive from Faro Airport into the Algarve’s peaceful countryside, The River House and The River Lodge (available from 2021) can be rented exclusively for your intimate wedding celebration.
The River House features:
Five double spacious, airy and fully air-conditioned bedrooms – two with ensuite bathrooms – and a large communal bathroom. All rooms can have single beds upon request.
Light and airy social spaces, a high-ceiling lounge and kitchen outfitted with a center island and a cherry wood dining table.
Spacious deck area with terraces offering warm sun, a cool canopy, and natural shade, all with stunning views of the countryside and breathtaking sunsets.
An infinity pool with jaw-dropping views of the Funcho dam and river area.
The River Lodge features (2021):
Three double bedrooms fully air-conditioned with en-suite bathrooms and access to the garden. All rooms can be made up with single or double beds.
Accommodation for your wedding party
An ideal location for your wedding guests is a beach hotel, only a 30 minute drive from the villa, with panoramic views of the ocean, a gorgeous sandy beach and in strolling distance to shops, cafes, restaurants and nightlife. The hotel has a lovely outdoor pool overlooking one of the best beaches in the Algarve. A coach to transport your guests to Figs on the Funcho allows everybody to enjoy your celebration. Cheryl can help you with all the arrangements.
Your rehearsal dinner
Enjoy a family style lunch, dinner or BBQ on the waterfront deck where you can enjoy a wonderful welcome to all your loved ones. Contact Cheryl for menus and options for this special occasion.
How we can help you plan your wedding day
Whatever you are looking for your wedding abroad to be: an intimate gathering or a full-blown party, and whatever style you would like to achieve: vintage, shabby chic, rustic, we can help by putting you in touch with local wedding planners, caterers, independent chefs, musicians and photographers. It’s your day, and we are here to help you achieve the perfect wedding celebration in the Algarve, and will make sure it turns out to be exactly as you envisaged.
Ideas on how to style your outdoor rustic wedding
We have a selection of wedding decorations at our venue to help you style your outdoor wedding. If you looking for wedding inspiration then take a look at this video showing Figs on the Funcho styled for a rustic wedding celebration.
Bring some of your own personalised decorations such as bunting,lavender hessian bags for party favors and family photographs for a photo wall to infuse your own personality.
What is included in our villa wedding package
An exclusive wedding ceremony and reception can be held at our riverside location for the agreed number of guests.
An intimate rehearsal dinner location for up to 20 – 25 guests can be held on the waterfront deck with gorgeous tranquil views for your immediate families, close friends and relatives.
A loud outdoor music license that is valid until midnight to allow you to dance the night away.
Spacious, rustic and tranquil outdoor areas, overlooking the surrounding countryside and river for your welcome cocktails, ceremony and wedding reception.
The River House accommodation can sleep up to ten guests and three babies in cots for a week. The 5-bedroom villa has spacious, comfortable and fully air-conditioned double bedrooms, 2 with en-suite bathrooms and a large communal bathroom.
All rooms have WiFi, duvets, linens, towels, hairdryers (in bathrooms), downstairs walk-in showers with grab bars, anti-allergy fibre pillows, mosquito net doors, heating, A/C and some bedrooms have televisions.
Light and airy social spaces, a high-ceiling lounge and kitchen outfitted with a centre island and a cherry wood dining table.
Bath towels, linen and swimming towels are provided.
A mid-week clean and fresh bath towels are provided.
An infinity splash pool with a martini seat!
Wedding photos with spectacular sunsets and river views, see our wedding gallery below.
Cheryl’s suppliers list to help you plan your perfect wedding celebration in the Algarve.
* The River Lodge can sleep up to six guests (from 2021), all three bedrooms have en-suite bathrooms. Pricing on application.
What is not included in our villa wedding package
We do not plan your wedding day but we can help you by putting you in touch with local wedding service providers and planners.
The services of a musician, florist, photographer, celebrant etc. are not included but ask Cheryl for a list of previously booked and recommended local suppliers to help with your research.
The sourcing of a catering service or independent chefs is not included although Cheryl can suggest various options for food caterers, that come recommended, to suit your style.
The furniture, table linen, crockery and cutlery that is required on the wedding day. Our recommended caterer will help you select the items required and take care of all the requirements including the delivery, collection and setup.
Kitchen help is not included but there’s ample space here for outside caterers to store supplies and prepare menus. Our fully equipped kitchen is the perfect setting to turn fresh, seasonal produce purchased from the nearby Farmers Market into delicious delights.
We can have local ingredients procured for you, courtesy of our shopping concierge service.
During your stay additional cleaning, change of towels or linen can be booked in advance, if required.
We recommend hiring 33-seater coaches for transporting your guests to and from the location and will put you in touch with the local transport company.
Stocking the bar can easily be done from abroad. Cheryl can put you in touch with a local Portuguese wine merchant who can send you a selection of Portuguese wines for you to sample in the comfort of your own home. Wines can be bought on consignment for the wedding celebration so you can return unopened wine bottles.
A standard wedding decoration set is available for hire allowing you time to focus on you own personalised decorations.
Rustic Wedding Location Video
10 Reasons to have your Algarve rustic wedding celebration at Figs on the Funcho
- Say ‘I do’ at a beautiful secret rustic waterfront oasis
- A civil ceremony or blessing at your own exclusive and private venue
- Gorgeous sunsets and panoramic vistas for your pictures
- Your post-wedding brunch under the carob trees on the Waterfront Deck
- A peaceful setting with no need to worry about immediate neighbours
- A choice of outdoor spaces for pre-dinner drinks and dining
- Enjoy a free wine tasting session to discover some of the best Portuguese wines to serve on your special day
- Figs on the Funcho allow you to choose the vendors of your choice or let our outdoor catering team prepare a freshly made on-site delicious outdoor buffet for your guests
- We can introduce you to local wedding planners, photographers, caterers or florists
- Celebrate your honeymoon at our apartment on the five star, first class luxury beach front resort, Pine Cliffs.
Credit: Photography by Charlotte-Jane Photography and Daracle Photography.