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Praia da Luz is a picturesque fishing village on the South coast of Portugal.
Blessed with over 300 days of sun shine a year it is a popular all year round
holiday destination.
The historic Fortaleza (Fortress in English) is situated at the heart of the
village. It dates back as far as 1670 and was built to protect Praia da Luz
from the Moors who relentlessly looted the coast from their pirate ships.
Today, a listed building, this fortress has been fully restored and operates
as Luz’s premier restaurant offering traditional Portuguese classics with an
international bias in what is unquestionably the village’s most spectacular
It is an ideal venue for your whole wedding function and is conveniently
situated opposite the picturesque village church.
The intimacy and exclusivity of the walled exotic gardens and lawn are an
ideal back drop to capture your memories on film on your special day.
Perched on top of a cliff the outside terrace offers stunning views over the
ocean, the beach and the wild coastline. There can be no better setting for
organising your ‘welcome drink’ to greet your guests as they arrive.
The Baronial Hall with its fairy tale vaulted candle lit interior has a very
special atmosphere that ideally suited to banqueting in style.
Your reception is as important to us as it is to you and we will do
everything possible to accommodate your wishes.
The Fortaleza has justifiably an excellent reputation for hospitality and
good food and friendly yet professional service. Wedding Breakfasts and
Receptions at the Fortaleza da Luz combines the finest cuisine with
personal service and the charming surroundings guarantee a memorable
day tailored to meet all your requirements.
Organising your Wedding:
The welcome drink:
the perfect way start to your event
The welcome cocktail can be served on the terrace overlooking the sea from
the outside bar. Welcome Drinks and canapés may be served to your guests as
they arrive and whilst the photographs of the wedding couple are being taken.
This usually takes place on the open air terrace overlooking the beach.
Photographs are taken in the gardens or even on the beach and rocks below.
Drinks choose one welcome drink from the following:
Champagne cocktail
Rum punch
Bucks Fizz
Sparkling wine Sangria with summer fruits
Kir Royale
Beer, wine, soft drinks and water are included
Price per person for unlimited drinks for 1 hour: €10.00
Canapés choose any 5 from the list below:
Selection of local cheeses
Smoked salmon
Cured mountain ham
Breaded prawns
Meat croquets
Prawn dips
Dates wrapped in bacon
Traditional Portuguese cod fish cakes
Home made ice cream or sorbet
Tuna paté with oregano on toasties
Price per person: €6.00
During the welcome drink watch the wedding couple have their photos taken on the beach below
Select your MEAL
from the following 3 sample menus
The Fortaleza offers mainly traditional Portuguese cuisine with fresh fish
and sea food a speciality. The whole menu is freshly prepared from
scratch using seasonal locally sourced ingredients.
The following Set Menus have proven popular in the past and can be
produced for any number of guests. These are only suggestions – further
dishes are listed should you wish to create your own menu.
All main courses are served with an appropriate selection of fresh vegetables
A buffet option is offered inspired from our famous ‘Jazz Lunch’ should this format
be preferred
Vegetarian options can be provided
Menus do not include drinks
There is a special menu for children between the ages of 5-10 years. Alternatively
children may have half portions of adult menus charged at half price
Menus are estimated for 100 guests using the whole venue in the mid season
Menu prices may vary according to the total number of guests, final menu selected,
portion of the building used and the time of year
Menus do not include coffee charged at €1.50 per person
All guests must be catered for.
Bread, butter, olives
Melon with smoked mountain
Main course
Roasted ‘Monchique’ Black
Pork tenderloin with plums
and locally sourced fresh
Fresh Fruit salad with Home
made ice cream
Bread, butter, olives, tuna paté,
chorizo, goat’s cheese
Shrimp and avocado salad with
Marie Rose sauce
Main Course
Grilled Fillet of Salmon served
with sautéed vegetables finished
with lemon butter sauce
Pear poached in red wine with
vanilla ice-cream
Bread, Butter, olives, tuna paté,
chorizo, Goat’s cheese, Shrimp
On the day guests have the choice of:
Cream of Asparagus Soup or
Mussels: Moules marinières
2 Main courses
Fish main course: Monk fish rice with
clams and prawns
Meat Main course: Pan fried fillet
steaks with vegetable ratatouille on
mash potatoes
Cheese cake with wild fruit berries
Bronze Menu
Guide price from €65.00 per person
Silver Menu
Guide price from €75.00 per person
Gold Menu
Guide price from €85.00 per person
Shrimp salad
Tuna Niçoise salad a Fortaleza
Fresh octopus salad
Tomato soup with cream chives
Smoked salmon and cream cheese
Paté with asparagus
Whole dressed salmon
Prawns and avocado cocktail in a
Marie- Rose sauce
Main courses
Grilled Chicken Piri piri
Veal medallions with mushrooms
Served with seasonal local
Algarvian Fish and Shrimp Cataplana
Monkfish rice with clams and prawns
Typical Portuguese cod fish prepared
in cream sauce
Roast tenderloin of pork with apple
or fig or plum sauce
Sizzling fish fillets with prawns in
cream sauce
Roast leg of lamb served with mint
and redcurrant jelly
Grilled sea bass fillet with white
wine sauce
Roast duck a l’orange
Roast lamb with mint sauce
Pan fried veal escalopes with creamy
mushroom sauce
Tornedos Rossini (with foie gras)
Mixed grill
Grilled fillet steak with Béarnaise
Whole roast wild fish with vegetable
ratatouille and new potatoes
Pork steaks with picante honey
other menu suggestions that have proved
to be popular in the past
Fresh fruit salad
Mixed homemade ice cream
Chocolate cake
Algarve almond cake with vanilla ice cream
Apple tart and Chantilly cream
English sherry trifle
Rich chocolate mousse served with cream
Profiteroles with Carpaccio of pineapple with
chocolate sauce and vanilla ice cream
Selection of regional desserts
Strawberries and freshly whipped Modena
Ice cream sundae with fresh fruit and home
made ice cream
Inspired by our famous Jazz
Lunch buffet:
Home made vegetable soup, salad bar,
whole dressed salmon, crab, grilled
meats on genuine churrasco grill, fresh
grilled fish
Dessert table
BBQ Buffet €70.00 per person
Buffet €15.00 per person
A smaller cold buffet can be served
after the main meal during festivities
For drinks during the meal you may either:
Take a drinks package which will include drinks throughout the meal
(from between the time guests sit down to table to the speeches or cake
cutting). The drinks included in this package are:
House wine (red and white: Pousio from Alentejo)
• Beer (local Sagres on tap)
• All soft drinks (Coke, Fanta, Sprite, etc.)
• Water (soft or carbonated)
Price per person: €15
Or you may wish to pre-purchase a certain amount of drinks at list price.
Toasts during speeches:
For toasts you have the choice of Portuguese méthode champenoise
sparkling wine or French Champagne. You should allow 5 glasses per
bottle and 2 glasses per person.
• Our House Champagne is €39 per bottle; Moët et Chandon is €59.
• Our Portuguese Méthode Champenoise is €21 a bottle.
After dinner drinks:
These can be paid either by your leaving a certain amount of money
behind the bar or guests can pay for their own drinks.
During the meal, speeches, after dinner
!e 17 Century Baronial Hall $ suitable for 80 guests
The‘Deck Room’ is suitable for up to 50 guests. French windows open onto a deck and fabulous view
We can organise your wedding ceremony outside on our terrace or on the lawn
The charming village church is conveniently situated opposite the Fortaleza
Wedding Estimate
Factors impacting your budget
There are 4 Factors impacting your Budget
The budget is calculated according to the following factors:
Time of year: the closer to high season the higher the cost per person.
Generally we do not hold private functions either in July, August nor the first half
of September. We offer a 50% reduction for weddings from November to April.
Final menu selection: a selection of menus that have proved popular are listed
Number of guests: the more guests you have the lower the cost per person
Portion of the venue used. The Fortaleza and gardens can be divided into various
areas to accommodate your function according to the number of guests you are
expecting or as use as a whole unit. As a guide line:
The Baronial Dining Hall will accommodate 80 sitting guests
A further 40 guests can sit in the adjoining Ocean Terrace
The outside terrace can fit 120 guests
The nearby Deck-room can accommodate a further 50 guests
Various combinations of these areas can be modulated to suit your needs.
For 80 or more guests you should consider opting for the full unit
For use as a whole unit an exclusivity charge may be applied.
23% VAT will be added to final prices in line with current Portuguese law.
Candido is the local horse and cart man who can get you to the church on time!
All bookings are accepted in accordance with the following booking conditions. No variance
to these conditions is accepted or implied by any person or employee.
A 20% non refundable deposit of agreed budget is required to confirm reservation
Payment method: bank transfer, cheque or cash
All payments must be made 1 week before the event
The amount charged is for the total estimated cost agreed at the time the budget was set
and is irrespective of the number of persons that did or did not turn up to the event.
Due to staff shifts all bookings are accepted with the latest finish time being no later than
11.00 p.m.
Luc St John Webb Tel: 912 511 196 email:
Terms and conditions
We offer the following at no extra charge
Wedding coordination: helping you plan, putting you in contact with suppliers and assistance on the day
Set up for wedding ceremony in the gardens with sea view: kiosk, red carpet, seating etc.
Tables, chairs, cutlery, white linen, waiting staff
Microphone for speeches, sound system for music during meal
Table plan,
Meals for staff: musicians photographer etc.
and anything else we have to make your day memorable...
Automatic exclusivity of the whole venue for parties of 80 or more
Your dream Portugal wedding starts here...

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