Ambiance Wedding Acores

About us

Maria C. Vieira, owner of Ambiance Weddings Azores. Starting her own business is a dream come for her. After many years working as a trained personal assistant with multi-national companies and having lived in Bermuda, Spain and England. She finally settled back in her birthplace, São Miguel, Azores.
She always had a special touch for organisation and is a true romantic at heart. Adding special touches to weddings and events to the highest of standards is of outmost importance to her. Organising an event is what she enjoys most. So after working in the City of London as a Branch Director for a Spanish firm, she decided to return home and start her own business putting into practice her expertise and business knowledge acquired over the years.

She follows a strict code of business practice where she guarantees any future clients the following.

- Passes discounts from supplier to her clients
- Respect client personal data as confidential
- Use a legally bound contract with clients

Why us?

Why Hire a Wedding Planner?

If we take into consideration that an average wedding takes 250 hours plus to plan, it can be considered a six week full time employment. With the modern couple having their professional careers and personal commitments they may wonder, when will they have time to plan their dream wedding.

This is where a professional wedding planner comes in. We save you time, by presenting various venues and suppliers so you can choose from. We ensure that all are credited professional suppliers and all discounts are passed on to you. We help with the organisation and consultation each step of the way.

We will never take over, your wedding will always be in your control but we are capable of putting that “WOW” factor into your special day. We can assist you as much or as little as you wish.

Lidiia and Serge

Maria from Ambiance wedding Azores was like a fairy that made our dream wedding come true. Everything from catering, venue, DJ to special cake design, flowers arrangements, unique traditions. Maria made sure everything was beyond our expectations. Every request was handled with high level of professionalism and great customer service. We were very blessed to have her as our wedding planner! Thank you Maria! We are defensively looking forward to seeing you again when we visit Azores again. Special thank you from our families and friends for a wonderful day at the most beautiful venue!
06/09/2016 - Photography by Vintage Studio

Natalie and Joey

All of our dreams came true thanks to Maria and Ambiance Weddings. Maria went above and beyond to make our day absolutely magical! She was professional, organized, patient, understanding, and amazing to work with. She was always on top of everything and so cooperative! We could not have asked for a more amazing planner. Would highly highly recommend!
20/04/2017 - Photography by Alexandra

Ashley and Chris

There are no words to describe the exceptional job that Maria did with our designation wedding in Santa Maria, Azores, Portugal! With us living in the United States and our wedding being on the small island of Santa Maria, we certainly would not have been able to organize this wedding without our amazing wedding planner, Maria. Every single person at our wedding complimented the hard work that Maria put into our wedding. From the very beginning, she was personable, warm, genuine, and in many ways, motherly to us! She had never planned a wedding in Santa Maria, but you would have never known it. She had a list of vendors ready to handle almost every aspect of the wedding, and if she didn't have a vendor ready, she did the research immediately and found one in days! Maria handled the estimates and logistics of absolutely everything, from flowers to transportation to tent rentals to lighting, and the list goes on! She was not only organized and diligent, but very resourceful. To save us money, she used some wine and cork decorations that she had at her own home. She was creative about cutting costs for us wherever she could, even if it required her to work harder the day of the wedding with reusing decorations by moving them from the church to the reception. Yes, did I mention that she did ALL of the decorating the day of the wedding. When we first saw the reception area after the church ceremony, we could not believe our eyes. She made our vision (that we communicated to her via email and Skype from across the ocean) a reality! She also went shopping for us at local stores in her hometown to purchase decorative pieces for us. Her husband even came to Santa Maria to host and drive around our priest from Sao Miguel while Maria was managing wedding preparation duties. She truly went ABOVE AND BEYOND the job expectations of a wedding planner. Because she listened to our desires, remained flexible with our evolving requests, and truly cared about us, she pulled off probably one of the BEST weddings of all time, as stated by ALL of our wedding guests! Maria, we can't thank you enough for everything you did for us. You will always remain a very special person to us because of the love you put into the most special day of our lives.
29/07/2017 - Photography by Fotos Pepe

Stacy and David

Our day couldn’t have been anymore special. I didn’t think so when we first started planning our destination wedding. I thought since we had family in Sao Miguel that it would be a breeze to DO IT ALL BY MYSELF!! Boy was I wrong! As I was looking online and stressing about caters, florists, venues, etc., I came across Ambiance Weddings on FB. I email Maria and from that first email she started helping me! She asked me questions and made recommendations that had not even thought about! Right down to the little details. By the morning of the wedding, I was enjoying a mimosa and relaxing because I knew she had everything under control. She’s is a God sent and I will always consider her family! Thank you, Maria, for everything. I would recommend 100% Maria with Ambiance Weddings!
12/08/2017 - Photography by Manuel Oliveira

Udo and Karin

This day should be a surprise and it was a splendid surprise. And that was your merit, the day was perfect and the people you´ve chosen for it, were wonderful great choice of the location for the ceremony, including the delicious lunch-package.The ceremony you have prepared, was exactly what we imagined and has touched us emotionally very much.If someone is planning a special day or event in the Azores, then Maria the ideal person who can organize something like this.
03/09/2017 - Photography by Flávio M. Photography

Sabrina and Michael

Maria is the best! She is very organized, resouceful and very professional! If you are considering hosting wedding in Azores, she is definitly the one to go to! My wedding in Azores is a fairytale came true! Michael and I never visited the island before, but the wedding with 40 guests was truely successful. It is the first wedding hosted by Sete Cidades, the twin lakes. Without her help, we would never be able to acquire the permit and make it happen. And the dinner reception by the atlantic sea was also an amazing choice suggested by her. The sunset sea view marked a beautiful opening of the reception. Lots of great pictures were taken.
08/10/2017 - Photography by LaMemoir Photography
If you would like more detailed information of our packages and services, or wish to book a complimentary consultation, then please contact us by email, phone or via our contact form below.

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Ambiance Wedding Azores - 2018