Liopetro in Kouklia

Liopetro is an exciting venue which was launched  2016 and is not to be missed as it is truly stunning and completely private. Located in the quiet historic village of Kouklia, at the head of a valley overlooking orange groves and the Mediterranean sea, Kouklia is the ancient capital of Cyprus and the birthplace of Aphrodite the Goddess of Love. The venue dates from the 12th century and is made completely from stone and wood. Surrounded by beautiful gardens and with a serene, quiet, magical atmosphere, Liopetro Venue is the latest exclusive wedding venue in Cyprus. Set in the heart of the Cypriot countryside on archeological grounds and steeped in history, Liopetro is situated in one of Unesco’s World Heritage sites. During the Roman period it was the centre of activities of “Koino Kyprion”, a nationwide religious organisation responsible for preparing and carrying out the ceremonies relating to the worship of Aphrodite, various other gods and the emperor. At Liopetro you can immerse yourself in local Cypriot charm, in complete privacy and only 15 minutes’ drive from the city of Paphos.

The Ceremony

The  civil or Anglican Church  ceremony can take place at your choice of location, either on the beautiful circular stone terrace Aphrodite’s Circle looking straight down the valley to the sea, on the grass under shade in Adonis Gardens if you prefer or under cover in the Secret Garden hidden at the back of the venue. Guests are seated on wooden chairs and the bride and groom are framed by a decorated gazebo  or archway with white registrar table.  It is also possible to have an Anglican or Catholic  church ceremony in the beautiful ancient church of ‘Panagia Odigatria’ next door to Liopetro.

The Champagne Reception

After the ceremony a glass of sparkling wine will be served to you and your guests in Adonis gardens on the grass and you may also elect to have a range of delicious canapés served. This area is shaded by white canvas sails and there is comfortable seating around the grass area offering the perfect location to relax with your guests after the excitement of the wedding ceremony.

The Reception Meal

The reception meal can be served outside oin Zeus Square, or inside the lovely enclosed Secret Garden, guests will be seated at rustic wooden tables with rustic chairs.  The food is of exceptionally high quality and there is a wide choice of three and four course set menus and buffets to suit all tastes. You will be served by uniformed waiting staff who will also man the bar. For those that prefer to eat inside dinner will be served in the dining hall which can seat up to 80 guests. After the dinner you can party outside until midnight to live musicians or a DJ.

The venue has a luxury rustic wedding suite which is available for your exclusive use from midday to midnight, so can be used by the bride to get ready, for a photoshoot and during the day for moments of privacy.