Small wedding venues in Israel are quite hard to find across this bite-size country.
If an intimate gathering is more your style, you have come to the right place. Although ‘typical’ Israel weddings can host up to 500 people and beyond, this can be overwhelming, especially for an Anglo bride (and groom). As an American soon-to-be bride myself, I completely understand this feeling.
Before you start to scour Facebook groups and forums, check out these three outdoor wedding venues in Israel that should not be missed.
1. Psagot Winery – Binyamin hills, nearby Jerusalem wedding venues (up to 200 guests for the indoor space, 500 for an outdoor event)
This small wedding venue offers a romantic setting with delicious wine and a breathtaking view of the Judean mountains. Your chuppah can take place in the garden, with the mountains in the backdrop. During the reception, guests can see the wine cellar below, as it reflects through the venue’s floors. This creates a dreamlike atmosphere, especially after they have toasted you and your new hubby many, many times.
If this is up your alley, there are numerous private wineries that you can book through a professional wedding planner. This is a service Bebke is happy to offer you as they are in touch with all wineries in Israel that host events.
2. Bait al hayam Israel – Jaffa (can host up between 50-250 guests)
As a past resident of Jaffa, I can attest to the fact that there is true magic there. Situated along the Mediterranean on the edge of Tel Aviv, Jaffa is a mix of old and new Israel. The architecture is stunning and there is evidence that Jaffa’s port dates back almost 4,000 years! Bait al hayam House is located on Jaffa’s Old City walls and provides a picturesque view of the coastline. With both indoor and outdoor space, this intimate wedding venue can be used in any season.
3. Havat Ronit – Kibbutz Shfayim (comfortably can seat 50 – 250 guests)
The name of the venue translates to “Ronit Farm” and it was founded in 1890. If you are looking for a vintage feel and charm, this venue should 100% be added to your list. With a nod to it’s vibrant past, your reception can take place within the historical building or outside in the garden surrounded by twinkling lights.
Please take into consideration that if you are looking for more of a tailored and customized wedding, it will be easier to set up a new location from scratch. This is our specialty and we would be thrilled to work on this with you.