The Ethnographic Museum is an interesting and attractive venue for weddings in Paphos which is proving to be a very popular choice for many couples. The museum is set in a private house which has been owned by the Eliades family for generations. George Eliades was a renowned archaeologist and founded the Ethnographic museum in 1958, his wife and daughter continue run the museum, it doesn’t receive any funding or aid from the government and is entirely funded by the Eliades family. It is a little different from a typical museum as it is housed in a family home, and the exhibits give a specific picture of living conditions, customs and habits of the Cypriot people throughout various periods of time. It is surrounded by an attractive private walled courtyard which provides a slightly different, traditional, very attractive and private setting for a wedding ceremony, whilst at the same time offering a little bit of the history of Cyprus. Civil ceremonies are conducted in the courtyard by Registrars from Paphos Town Hall, which is a short distance from the museum, or alternatively you can have an Anglican service conducted by a local priest. Each wedding booking is made for a period of 1.5 hours, and you can have champagne and canapés served after the wedding if you wish. It is also possible to also have your evening reception meal and entertainment at the Ethnographic museum. The courtyard area is beautiful at night with outdoor lighting highlighting the attractive trees. A full buffet or barbecue meal can be provided with guests seated on white covered chairs and tables, and guests can dance later if required to a DJ or live musicians.
There are many interesting nooks and crannies that your guests can explore and everyone is welcome to look around the museum on the ground and first floors as well.