Figs On The Funcho


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.

We have supplied many weddings at this venue and just love the stunning views, breath taking location and tranquil atmosphere. Truly a prefect wedding venue – Tom Longhurst from Algarve Marques.

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River view wedding photos with the bride

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.

If you are looking for a truly unique rural Wedding venue you wont get much better than The River House, I can’t recommend this place highly enough….you wont be disappointed with its location and beautiful views overlooking the river – Charlie from Wedding DJ Services Kaleidosonix.

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.

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.

Your villa wedding package

Our beautiful riverside location can provide you with the perfect place for your Algarve wedding:

  • An exclusive wedding ceremony and reception for the agreed number of guests.
  • An intimate rehearsal dinner location on the waterfront deck with gorgeous tranquil views.
  • Spacious, rustic and tranquil outdoor areas 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.
  • A pizza area to entertain a small group of friends and family.

Wedding Album

Rustic Wedding Location Video

10 Reasons to have your Algarve rustic wedding celebration at Figs on the Funcho

  1. Say ‘I do’ at a beautiful secret rustic waterfront oasis
  2. A civil ceremony or blessing at your own exclusive and private venue
  3. Gorgeous sunsets and panoramic vistas for your pictures
  4. Your post-wedding brunch under the carob trees on the Waterfront Deck
  5. A peaceful setting with no need to worry about immediate neighbours
  6. A choice of outdoor spaces for pre-dinner drinks and dining
  7. Enjoy a free wine tasting session to discover some of the best Portuguese wines to serve on your special day
  8. 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
  9. We can introduce you to local wedding planners, photographers, caterers or florists
  10. Celebrate your honeymoon at our apartment on the five star, first class luxury beach front resort, Pine Cliffs.

A home away from home!

Cheryl's & Graham's riverside home is a hidden gem in the Algarve. I had the pleasure of staying there two nights together with a team of wedding suppliers during the production of a wedding editorial at Figs on the Funcho in April 2021. Cheryl is a wonderful host, very warm and caring (and a great cook!). For me it felt like a home away from home. It's also a beautiful wedding venue and very suitable if you're looking for a private, understated chique boho vibe for your day. Thank you for your great care Cheryl! I highly recommend Figs on the Funcho to all brides to be & to everyone looking for a quiet holiday location in nature!
- Célie | Oydin + Mei Wedding Photography


As a destination wedding planner in Portugal, I get to see many different venues. When I viewed Figs on the Funcho for the very first time, I got totally impressed by it's lovely location with all the nature around. The modern River House, the outside area with swimming pool and the great hospitality from Cheryl and Graham make you feel very welcome. Thank you!
- Miguel Kel, Wedding Planner

A beautiful villa on a stunning lake

Figs on the Funcho is an absolute delight. I'm a British wedding celebrant based on the Algarve and was trying to find a villa where weddings could be held in a stunning location but away from the tourist traps of the coast. Figs on the Funcho is just that spot. Slightly inland, the house is beautifully decorated and perfectly laid out; the kitchen one of those fabulous places to enjoy time with family and friends during your stay. But it's the views outside that are the absolute gem here; a stunning lake/dam right on your doorstep (but safely behind gates for those with young children) and decking where you can eat or dance the evening away. The owner Cheyl is easy to communicate with (handy when you're trying to make plans) and the house is easy to find. Whenever couples ask for advice on somewhere really special to stay and have their big day, Figs on the Funcho is right up there at the top of my list. Half an hour from the coast, it has it all - close enough for an easy drive to the beach but then away from it all for those who want to unwind. Perfect.
- Lucy Fox, Portugal Wedding Celebrant

Credit: Photography by Charlotte-Jane Photography and Daracle Photography.