Sonho a Dois - Algarve Weddings

Professional wedding planning services in the Algarve.

Our goal is to help you enjoy planning your wedding in the Algarve as much as the big day itself. Whatever the type of celebration you need, we can assure the happy couple of a top class service leaving no stone unturned.

With a professional, personalised and enthusiastic attitude, we assist you throughout the planning process and we will be there on your wedding day to ensure that everything runs smoothly, so you can just relax and enjoy your very special day with your families and friends.

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Reviews of Sonho a Dois - Algarve Weddings(20)

Sandra from Sonho a Dois planned our wedding in Oct 16. The service they provide is so professional but equally friendly. I felt at ease because they are obviously experienced and had everything covered. I cant tell you how many questions I emailed to them but the response was fast and accommodating even when I changed the guest numbers for the 3rd time!!! It should be daunting getting married in a foreign country that you had only visited once before, but the girls really put me at ease and rightly so, as the day went soooo smoothly. They were FANTASTIC. I couldnt ask for more.
Review by Gillian Rayson
Wedding date 16th Oct 2025
Thank you! We couldn't do this day so special without your help. From the moment we meet Carla in Dublin last year at the wedding show to having Sandra making our dreams come true - we knew Sonho a Dois is the right choice to go with from the very beginning. They were actually the first wedding planners we talked to and we didn't even try to look any further. The second Carla heard we were thinking to say yes at the Lady of the Rock, she assured us that they can make it happen. Later we got lovely Sandra to carry on with our wedding plans. From the very moment we meet Sandra at our food tasting in March, we couldn't help but feel that she's not only a planner but also a friend. Choosing music, photographers, videographers, flowers couldn't be any easier! We went with Sonho a Dois recommendations and we couldn't be happier we did. Everyone of our guests was complementing absolutely everything on our wedding day. Sandra stayed with myself and my partner throughout the entire day and made sure everything went smoothly. Any problems that came up, she quickly dealt with it without us even noticing. (Like the fact that one person didn't bother to tell us they were vegan and we only found out on the wedding day) The catering couldn't be more fantastic, the food was absolutely outstanding, from canapes, entrees, mains to dessert and of course our wedding cake which they supplied! We never saw a wedding cake disappearing so fast at any wedding we've been to around the world. From start to finish, they made sure that all the glasses were always full. Sonho a Dois made the entire wedding planning process a breeze and we both can't thank you all enough for making our dreams come true. Sandra with your help we truly had a fairytale wedding. And this would have never happened without you and the amazing catering and suppliers. So thank you again, but the words can’t even describe how grateful we both are!
Review by Sabina and Stephen Palmer
Wedding date 4th Oct 2019
Once my husband and I decided that we wanted to have our special day in Portugal, after a lot of research and thought - we decided to go with Sonho a Dois Algarve Weddings Team. Once we made contact with Sonho, Marisa was assigned to us as our wedding planner. This was crucial for us as we booked our wedding without visiting Portugal! We fondly recall, with a smile on our faces when we first met Carla (only member of the team that visited Dublin on this occasion) in the Kingswood in Dublin late September 2018 and the list of questions that were prepared for us to answer and ponder over. We left the Kingswood with questions about bridesmaids, number of flower girls, music choices, venues but to name a few. Emails were sent over and back, many many questions were asked and many many many pondering looks were shared between us saying "we did not think of that" , "we must ask Marissa about that" and more questions were jotted down to our seemingly, never ending list. We met Marisa and the rest of the team in January this year at the wedding fair in the Kingswood where they brought some of their suppliers to Ireland- it was great to be able to put a face to the constant essays. With the research Marisa did on our behalf regarding music, florists, photographers, videographers all we had to do was "youtube" or "google" the names on the shortlists. July 27th was upon us and Marisa was there but not really there. Bear with me as I expand on what I mean... she guided us through the various stages/moments of our wedding and after guiding us through, stepped discreetly back into the background. She stepped into the background when the guests started to mingle, only stepping forward again when it came to giving out the buttonholes and corsages. In the marquee, order and timing was always at the forefront of everything she did, so professional, in no way pushy or over crowding but there was a presence about her in all that she did. My father in law highly commended her on the way she ran the wedding knowing that once she had fulfilled a duty, she melted back into the background until the next duty was due to be fulfilled. Everything ran like clockwork, Marisa had complete control of the wedding day. Our original plan was to visit Portugal in early 2019 (before the wedding) but based on our dealings with her and the confidence we felt from our emails/Skype calls we didn't think that it was necessary and left the magical moment of seeing the Sao Rafael for the first time until the week before the wedding. In all our thoughts and hopes for the day, we couldn't have foreseen the experience that we had and that was thanks to Marisa and the wonderful suppliers that they work with. Our guests couldn't praise Nicole Silva, Marco Torre and the florist (Oura) highly enough. Words cannot express how grateful we are that Sonho were able to turn our dream wedding into a reality.
Review by Deirdre and Eoin
Wedding date 27th Jul 2019
Wow Wow Wow!!!! We first found out about Sonho Adois by a chance google search and that was where our journey began. From the first moment we met this wonderful lady Noelia we knew they were going to create something special. After a year of bouncing emails back and forth to plan the best day of our lives the unthinkable happened. The venue Sao Rafael Atlantico we'd originally booked with had some unforeseen circumstances and could no longer honour our booking. We had 6 weeks to start our search to find a new venue. We made the conscious decision to go back out to Portugal to view the potential new venues. We made plans to meet Noelia and she kindly picked us up from the hotel we were staying in and took us around to view the available venues for our wedding date that she recommended. We looked at several other hotels and our original venue but Noelia asked us to view one more venue which was a private custom built venue called Monte Das Oliveiras. The second we entered we looked at each other and knew this was it. The question we had for Noelia was how on earth were we going to plan a wedding in four weeks?!? She just smiled and told us not to worry, just give her the information she needed and she’d do the rest. Oh boy did she!! The day came, everything was set the panic starts to kick in, is everything in the right place? Will the day run to plan? We can honestly say we’ve never met anyone with the level of attention to detail as this incredible team and in particular Noelia, our guests have made comments since returning home that they thought it was like a Hollywood wedding. What she created for us wasn’t just another wedding to her, every single wedding she organises she treats it with the love and care as if it was her own and it really shows. Thank you Noelia, we wish we could do it all over again! Our wedding was on the 15th September 2018 at Monte Das Oliveiras, on that day Cinderella really did get to marry her prince.
Review by Emma-Jane & Mark
Wedding date 15th Sep 2018
Our wedding day was truly magical and beyond our dreams. During the year of planning, we were a bit apprehensive since we lived in the UK and didn’t know exactly what we would get. From speaking to Noelia, we knew immediately that her and her team were the planners for us. She was bubbly, honest and showed a genuine interest in her work and in making our day perfect. Noelia happily took my wife to the different options of wedding venues and gave us the honest pros and cons of each one. In the lead-up to the big day, she was calm and reassuring in our Skype meetings. She was always positive, always excited and she always paid attention to detail. However, it was on our big day that we really got to see how amazing her and her team was! We had a large group all travelling in from the UK and beyond. Her and the team seamlessly helped organise everyone getting to the ceremony and reception. To top things off, everything ran so smoothly! And when we did have a little hiccup (due to a mistake of mine), they handled things ever so professionally and Noelia in particular, was very reassuring. To no surprise, things were quickly back to being perfect. I would highly recommend the Sonho a Dios team, I really couldn’t have seen our big day running as perfectly without them. Thank you ever so much once again! Much love and regards.
Review by Temi & Tayo
Wedding date 5th May 2018
We saw some photos online of a venue we liked in the Algarve and thought it would be great to get married there. I looked into the legal stuff and it was difficult to complete if you didn't speak Portuguese or live locally / visit in advance. That is when we contacted the team at Sonho A Dois after a quick google search. Carla replied to us quickly and ever since she has been awesome. We thought we would only use her help with all the legal paperwork and getting the ceremony official, but she was great at coordinating with the other suppliers, organising the cake etc and answering any questions we had. We couldn't rate Carla and the team any higher, everything was smooth sailing and they removed all the stress from us. We had never visited the Algarve before we flew two days before we got married, but it exceeded our expectations and was the perfect wedding for us. Thank you for everything! (Mr + Mrs Weller 17/06/17)
Review by Zoe Weller
Wedding date 17th Jun 2017
Stephen & I got married in August 2016 in Albufeira and I highly recommend Carla from Sonho a Dois Algarve weddings to help you plan your wedding in the Algarve! Carla is ever the professional, we simply could not have done it without her. From the paperwork, to the church, hotel, flowers, photographers, video team.. the list is endless. We had the most amazing day of our lives, and everything was perfect from start to finish. Porches church was so beautiful and Sao Rafael hotel was spectacular. Our guests had a day to remember, and so many commented on Carla and her fantastic organising skills!
Thank you so much for everything Carla! Annette & Stephen
Review by Annette & Stephen
Wedding date 6th Aug 2016
We've booked with Sonho a Dois in January 2015 with our wedding planned in September 2015. Best wedding decision ever! Sandra has been just amazing all the way through our planning process and has been an absolute star during the day. She is incredible lovely, calm, organised and nothing is too much. She picked us up from the airport, drove us around to suppliers, venues and even to Villamoura with us for a night to see our wedding band play (we were in Carvoeiro, about an hour away!). The suppliers we chose also were lovely and so patient and supportive. Everything went incredibly smoothly and her experience and contacts have been essential for our big day. It was everything we hoped for and better - all our sincere gratitude to these amazing people. We definitely hope to see Sandra again when we visit Portugal next time, highly highly recommended! Sandra, thank you so much for everything!! Beijinhos xxx
Review by Joyce & Patrick
Wedding date 4th Sep 2015
We came across Sonho a Dois through online recommendation.
As soon as we contacted them they were brilliant with information and helping us organise our dream day.
By the time we went to Portugal to check out the venue we felt like we knew them always in contact with us through email etc.
They are very one on one with you as a couple making you feel special also very professional. They were with us choosing and recommending everything from Flowers, Hotel, Food, Band lots of options. Nothing was a problem and always prompt to respond.
They came with us for the civil ceremony organised the paper work we had nothing to worry about.
They looked after guests arriving for the wedding if they needed transport even down to Babysitters for guests.
For our wedding day Sandra was my wedding co ordinator. She was with me from 9am that morning till 1230 that night. We had nothing to worry about even when venue changed due to weather everything was flawless.
We felt so laidback and able to enjoy the whole experience as everything was in their hands we just picked what we wanted.
We would highly recommend them to create your dream wedding abroad.
Review by Edel Shaw
Wedding date 8th Jun 2015
Thank you Carla for everything! You were an absolute treasure from start to finish. Our wedding was everything and more than we expected. Your organisation, planning and attention to detail allowed us to relax and actually enjoy what for some can be very stressful. Not only did you ensure every request was attention to but you also gave some brilliant ideas that iced the wedding cake! Incredible Wedding Planner. Amazing person! Can’t recommend highly enough!!! Thank you so much and best wishes for the future!!
Review by Johnny & Jess
One of the best decisions you can make when planning a wedding in the Algarve is by emailing Sonho A Dois. My wife and I cannot speak highly enough of them. Sandra was amazing from day one all the way through the big day. We could never have made the day as special as it was without her help. So many ideas and so many quality recommendations. All the people Sandra works with made our day more than we could ever have imagined.
Review by Lewis & Jo Locke
I cannot speak highly enough of Noelia at Sonho A Dois, she was simply wonderful from the start, If I could offer any advice to prospective brides and grooms it would be to hire Sonho A Dois. Her exceptional planning service means she can advise on the best products to suit your budget. Noelia is extremely professional and personable and I really felt I could trust her 1oo percent. She stayed by our sides on the lead up to the wedding and ensured everything ran smoothly. I truly cannot thank Noelia enough for making our day so wonderful! Obrigada! Xx
Review by Tara & Rich
Wowwww.....What can I say about my amazing wedding planners (Sonho a Dois Algarve Weddings), other than STAR QUALITY!!! Myself and my now husband got married in Vila Vita Parc Resort in July last year (3/7/14) and got nothing less than A-CLASS service from the moment we were put in touch with Sonho a Dois. Carla took the time to find out what was most important to us both for our big day and made sure that everything was organised down to the very petals on the ground. A personal service abroad that I wouldn't even expect to receive at home. I would like to take this opportunity to say a MASSIVE THANK-YOU for all your hard work and ear bending that I give you over the months before the wedding. Not only did we get a top service from professionals, but we have also made great friends for life!!!

Can't wait to introduce our little one to you now....(due in 5 weeks!!!) :)

All our love from across the water!
Claire & Chris
Review by Claire Dillon
We cannot tell you how grateful we are for everything you did to make our wedding so fantastic. We could not have been happier. We had the most perfect week we could have hoped for and the wedding day itself was just magical.Thanks doesn't seem enough. We know that you put so much work into the wedding beforehand and on the day and cannot thank you enough. For what we paid, we got an absolutely amazing service. Your attention to detail was superb - everything we'd asked for was done, calmly and without any fuss, you were always patient and pleasant and we could not have asked for nicer people to arrange our wedding. And let's not forget about the help you gave to our guests with their arrangements and also to us when we thought we'd lost one of our guests!!!!All the suppliers were amazing and we know that you had to search high and low to find Elvis but you did it!! They were only able to do a great job because you had briefed them and made sure our every need was taken care of. We also know how hard you worked on the day making sure everyone was happy and everything was ticking along and we now see just how hard and long hours you work day in day out and this makes us even more in admiration of how you still provide a caring and personal service to each and every couple. We feel like we have made friends and not just had a service provided. If you ever come to the North West (which you really should) you MUST let us know so that you can stay with us and we can repay some of the kindness and hospitality that you showed us.
Review by Suzanne & Gary
My now wife put me in charge of sorting the wedding (thanks)i was like a fish out of water and i was strugglin to make this the most memorable day of her life.I found Sonho a Dois on the internet and as soon as we made contact i started to realise it could be possible, i sent them over ideas of what we were looking for out of the wedding and the venue and then they sent us back many different suggestions.We meet Noelia & Carla on our first site visit and they were as friendly in person as they were thru email, there enthusiasm for weddings was electric, and they kept throwing different ideas at us which really helped focus on what we wanted, and we picked the most perfect venue.Then came the dreaded legal side of things, but they explained everything in the finest of detail which made it easy for even me to understand. We went over again a few months before the wedding and they took us to the consulate and the council buildings to sort everything out so we didnt have to be worried about it when we came over for the wedding, also on the same visit we sorted out the flowers, music, cake and all the other bits and bobs that make a wedding.Then it was time for the wedding, they had dealt with all 63 of our guests booking them into the venue all for different durations with different requiremnts, which really took the pressure off ourselves. They had arranged for us all to go to a pre wedding BBQ on the Friday night which was fantastic.On the wedding day Noelia took total control, Laura was relaxing with her friends whilst i was playing football on the beach with the lads, it couldnt of been a more relaxing morning before the wedding. As i came back up to the Hotel i could see it all coming together, it looked fantastic, and if Noelia wants something doing or wants the hotel to change the way something looks it gets done simple as that!And everything from there just got better and better, the ceremony, the meal and the amazing party were mind blowing. Our guests kept coming over to me to say they had the best time of there lives, better than there own weddings and congratulating me on putting it all together, my reply to them was that i had hardly done anything as everything they had seen and experienced was down to Noelia & Carla, it literally wouldnt have been possible with out them, i cant sing there praises enough!So i would just like to take this opportunity to thank Noelia & Carla and everybody else who was involved in making the 23-06-12 the best day of our lives!!!Thanks.
Review by Ben & Laura Warwick
I honestly cannot recommend Sonho A Dois more highly! If it wasnt for Noelia & Carla i dont think we could have had our dream wedding.They were absolutely AMAZING from start to finish. When we decided on Portugal as a wedding destination back last year (2011) and i did not know where to start. I came across this website and contacted the ladies and it was the best move i made! They sent us a list of different venues to suit our taste and we then organised a trip out to Portugal to meet them and visit the venues.When we met with Noelia & Carla in Portugal they were both lovely, very friendly and open. They spent the entire day with us driving us from venue to venue before even asking for a penny of our money! We must have spent 8-10 hours with them looking at Venues. The Venue we decided on was Vila Vita PARC and what a choice! It was AMAZING - OUT OF THIS WORLD! They treat you like you are a star and could not have been more attentive and perfect!From this point on, Noelia & Carla were in constant contact suggesting everything we needed to think about from Flowers to Favours to Music - they literally covered everything we had to worry about and did it wonderfully.We flew out to Portugal for the week with 61 of our Guests and Noelia did not stop helping us. She took us to visit the florist, the registrars office (and beforehand explained everything we needed to do in simple terms!) we met the photographers and even got to do the food tasting of the entire menu at the Venue in Vila Vita PARC.Noelia even helped arrange a Pre-Wedding BBQ at a wonderful Golf Course 'Balaia Golf Village' which was incredible! All of our Guests were well impressed and thought that it was the start of the wedding with the wonderful views and food we were served! It was fabulous!Then the wedding Day came and Noelia & Carla could not have done more for us. Noelia honestly covered everything you can think of, she was back and forth the hotel where the lads were getting ready and Vila Vita PARC where we were given a huge room to get ready at. She made sure that everything was perfect. So many of our Guests commented on how AMAZING NOELIA was and how her attention to detail was second to none! She stayed at the Venue the entire day until the last Guests left early hours in the morning - this really was the best service we've ever had.Vila Vita PARC also exceeded our expectations in so many ways! Their attention to detail and attentiveness was incredible. It is the most outstanding venue we've ever seen! Words can't describe how incredible it was. They didnt let a glass get empty the entire day - the food was world class, the staff there were amazing and the venue itself was just breathtaking.I couldnt have asked for anymore from Sonho A Dois - they made us feel comfortable, relaxed and helped us celebrate the best day ever!All of our Guests are still talking about the wedding and how wonderful it was. They all agreed it was the best wedding they have ever been too and out of this world!We want to say a MASSIVE THANK YOU to Noelia & Carla for a wonderful job and please if you are thinking of getting married in Portugal DO NOT HESITATE TO USE SONHO A DOIS - I can guarentee you will not be disappointed!
Review by Sakina & Stephen Jones
Where do we start?!!!!!! We did our research and found Sonho a Dois just under 12months from our wedding date and with in the shortest amount of time from contacting them we had heard back and been given a good idea of what these angels could (& did) do to make our big day amazing!Our wedding was an extremely small and intimate affair with only ourselves and our parents and Carla kept this in mind at all times with suggestions to help keep that feeling. Our wedding was planned without us ever going to the Algarve and so we truly relied on Carla & Noelia for venue ideas, restaurants for our wedding meal and all the many things that go with planning a wedding.We met Carla 4 days before our wedding and she was just gorgeous, she talked us through the whole day, took us to see our ceremony venue (first viewing!) and spent a lot of the day with us without at anytime making us feel rushed. We both felt our special day was in extremely good hands, mind you before we had even arrived in Portugal we knew these lovely ladies had it all under control!!!Well our wedding day was amazing, everyone arrived on time for various bits!!! We had the lovely Ana & Fernando doing our photography (they were so much fun) a change a few weeks before our ceremony had us making a quick change on our guitarist & we were lucky enough that David from the band Double Cocktail could join us to play our requested songs, he was fantastic. After much research our perfect wedding meal was at Dom Carlos and I have to say anyone having a small wedding should strongly consider this amazing restaurant, Ana & Peter are wonderful hosts and everything that comes out of Peter's kitchen melts in your mouth!!Carla you are truly amazing and we know there was help along the way in the office of Sonho a Dois and we are very thankful to you all, but Carla thank you from the bottom of our hearts, you made our day so wonderful and it was lovely knowing you were there the whole way though until we sat down to finish our evening with our wedding meal with our family xx
Review by Colin & Kristie
Hi all future brides,Well its neally a month since our fabulous day in Vilamoura, I will never forget it- well obviously as it was my wedding day but it was the most amazing day of my life. From start to finish I could not of asked for a better day- everything went off without a glitch. We started our process in Oct 2011 after we got engaged, I thrawlled the internet looking for countries, and wedding planners that would suit our needs. I found Noelia and Carla through weddingsonline and I am so gratwful I did. I had no real idea where we wanted to get married -we just knew it should be abroad as we love hot weather and wanted to keep the numbers down. I sent a few emails to planners and Noelia got back to me by the end of the day with all the information that I asked for. I do everthing in an instant and when I found someone who worked the same way as I did I knew it would be an easy ride!!! Noelia answered every question, gave me straight answers regarding cost and what was possible and what was not. She also has the warmest personality that I really felt I knew her after a few emails. Then I needed to meet her to look at venues and make a few decisions- I wont bore you with all the details but it was a long process looking at venues and making the decisions- I thought I wasnt picky until I started looking!!! But Noelia had the utmost patience with me every step of the way- I really dont know how she put up with me. Noelia gave me all the options and I basically made the decisions it wanst a difficuklt process as so many descibe it was made east by working with someone who was so professional and on the ball all of the time. The energy and dedication that she has for her job as a planner is just crazy- from picking me up at the airport to getting hair and makeup trials done to looking at flowers and churches the list is really endless but she was there through every step of it!!!! And the week of the actaul wedding she was there when ever I needed her, the day before the wedding she was with me and the bridesmaids all day getting nails and beauty treatments done. Throughout the whole day of the wedding and the BBQ the next day she was there to deal with anything that needed sorted. I have also made a great friend in Noelai- she has a heart of gold and is a very kind loving person I got to see this side to her as we had such close contact for the 8 months leading up to our wedding!!!Im just raging it all had to end, but I am certain that both mu husband and I will always be in contact with Noelia and Carla.We had Double Cocktail as out wedding band they did the church music and the reception which was a real success- all our family and friends have not stopped raving about the amazing music at both the church and the reception!!! The party went on to the wee hours and everyone had a real ball, They played a real mix of music that suited everyone, they felt the crowd and went with what they thought would work and it did!!!!I am so happy we chose Sonho A Dois as our planners and DC as our wedding band. Please dont hesitate to pm me for further information as I could talk about my wedding all day every day- and my friends are sick of me already so feel free!!!!!Thank you for reading this very long winded report!!!! xxxxxxxx
Review by Sinead & Justin
I would like to take this opportunity to thank Noelia and her team at Sonho a Dois for giving us the best wedding day possible! Without them the wedding could never have been as fantastic as it was. Nothing was too much bother for them and Noelia worked so hard on the day and leading up to the day to make sure no detail was missed. Even when our firework display had to be cancelled at the last minute she was there with another idea, which worked even better in the end! If you are thinking of getting married in Portugal do not do it without Sonho a Dois!!! They make the whole experience easy and totally enjoyable, like a wedding should be. Thank you again. X
Review by The Harpers
Thank you Carla for planning and organizing the most terrific day either o us could have asked for. The service you provided to us over the 18 months was beyond spectacular. From venue searching, to arranging florists, the ceremony, photographer, EVERYTHING, we could not have done it without you. The day went by so flawlessly and this was all because of you. We kept having to remind ourselves that on the day we need not worry about took care of everything and we are forever grateful!

Our family and friends still talk about the day months later as the best wedding they have ever been to and we have to agree : )

Thank you so much for everything you did for us, I would recommend you without hesitation to ANYONE looking for a wedding planner – you are the best. Beijinhos.
Review by Nick & Krissy
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