Orla Colgan, 32, married Hugo Macnulty, 33, on 5 September 2014. She says:

"Deciding to get married in Portugal was easy. We have so many special memories from our time there as a couple - and, of course, the weather is amazing! The Conrad Algarve was our number-one choice. It's newly built in the style of an 18th-century Portuguese palace, and we loved the convenient location in the centre of pretty Quinta do Lago."

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"Every aspect of the day was tailor-made for us - we were given exclusive use of the magnificent grounds and party spaces, hosting our wedding dinner in the gardens, followed by dancing at sunset. We then moved inside to the grand ballroom for a late supper and more dancing, into the early hours. We had the time of our lives."

Best time to go: May

Ceremony capacity: 400; Package cost per head: €140; Outside catering permitted; www.conradalgarve.com