Last week was a post dedicated to all of Israel’s best venues for a winery wedding. This week is a similar post but rather than wineries it’s all about one of Israel’s best assets: Beaches. Whether you are looking to have a small ceremony next to the waves or a large party overlooking the Mediterranean Sea, Israel’s beaches and coastline is full of perfect spots for any beach wedding. Here are some of my favorites venues to choose from:
Bait al Hayam- Just at the meeting point of Old Yaffa & Tel Aviv sits the indoor/outdoor venue Bait al Hayam. Bait al Hayam (or” House on the Sea”) will give your wedding an elegant, beachy feel with your chuppah overlooking the waves and dinner and dancing inside a room of floor to ceiling windows.
Bamboo Village- Featured in Hatunot’s 2011 Wedding of the Year, Bamboo Village is a restaurant open for events that sits beachside in Netanya. If you are looking to have a barefoot chuppah ceremony on the sand transition into a modern sitdown reception, Bamboo Village is definitely a must see.
Cochav HaYam- For large groups, try Cochav HaYam a venue on the beaches of Caesarea. 600-1,000 guests can party under the stars in the summer months or look at the amazing views through glass windows in the winter season.
Cassiopeia- Cassiopeia overlooks the Mediterreanean Sea in Herzilya from inside and out. The walls of the venue are glass, and the outside area is large enough for a grand chuppah over the water.
Al Ha Yam- If you’d like a Caesarea wedding but your group is too small for Cassiopeia or Cochav HaYam, check out Al HaYam which fits up to 600 guests. The large grass lawn overlooks the sea and has in-house catering and a large lighting structure over the chuppah/dancefloor area.
Gordo– If you’re looking for a venue that is authentically Tel Aviv, make sure to take a look at Gordo off of Tel Aviv’s Gordon Beach. Gordo, a restaurant/lounge can be closed for private events up to 400 guests and works for a formal sit down dinner or a chic lounge wedding.
Cahol– Inside the Dan Hotel in Haifa, Cahol lives up to it’s Hebrew name, “blue” as it overlooks the pristine waters of Hof HaCarmel. A large space, Cahol offers packages that include everything from the venue, food, lighting, decor and beyond.