Top 5 Churches for a Dream Wedding with Ukraine Women
Many couples these days prefer to get married at a garden or beach venue. Ukraine women, however, seem to be the exception. Marrying a Ukraine woman usually means walking down the aisle of grand church in classic fashion.
Most of the people in Ukraine are religious. About 67.3% Ukrainians belong to one of the many denominations of Orthodox Christianity. Marriage is one of the seven sacraments in their Eastern Orthodox faith. Thus, traditional wedding ceremonies in Ukraine are mostly held in churches.
Ukraine prides itself on having a great number of pilgrimage sites. Tragically, much of Ukraine’s ancient and sacred architecture has been destroyed during wars that wreaked havoc in the past. There are, however, many surviving structures, such as unique temples built on exceedingly complex and challenging terrains. These, and other factors,, make Ukraine a truly splendid venue for weddings.
Here is a list of our top picks for church venues to marry Ukraine women in:
- Uspenski Cathedral
There are thousands of churches spread throughout Ukraine, but most are concentrated within the capital city of Kiev. One of Kiev’s premier tourist attractions is the Kyivan Cave Monastery. This 967-year old monastery is noted as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. It is one of only two churches in Ukraine to have been awarded such recognition.
The gateway to Kyivan Cave Monastery is the Uspenski Church, the main church on the site. It was originally built at the end of the 11th century, was destroyed during the Second World War, and was restored in 2000.
Uspenski Cathedral, with its baroque style, is the ultimate dream wedding church for couples in Ukraine. It’s perfect for couples who want a beautiful venue without straying too far from the capital.
- St. Nicholas Roman Catholic Cathedral
St. Nicholas Cathedral is the second oldest Roman Catholic church in “Kyiv”, next to St. Alexander’s Cathedral. It is one of the most photographed places in Kiev and boasts a beautiful gothic design principle.
The construction of the church lasted exactly 10 years from 1899 to 1909. Its two highly pointed spires and subtle moldings give this church a distinguished and unique architectural design.
St. Nicholas Church has represented a synergy between principles of faith and art for decades now. In the afternoon, it is filled with God’s words and in the evening, with melodic masterpieces of organ music. This church is ideal for artsy couples. Your Ukraine bride will be able to walk-down-the-aisle in a beautifully designed cathedral, accompanied by harmonious acoustic music.
- St. George’s Cathedral
On a hill overlooking the urban landscape of Lviv towers a magnificent baroque-rococo cathedral, also the third church to inhabit this site since the 13th century.
St. George’s holds a prominent position in Ukraine’s religious and cultural traditions. It served as the mother church for the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church (UGCC) in the 19th and 20th centuries. It is also home to the oldest bell in Ukraine, which was created in 1341.
There are many wedding churches to choose from in Lviv. What puts St. George’s Cathedral above them all is its rich and diverse iconographic interior design.
Lviv is known to be the “Little Paris of the East” due to its overwhelmingly romantic mood and atmosphere.Therefore, if you wish to marry a Ukrainian girl in a church brimming with romance and romantic history, St. George’s Cathedral is the place to be.
- Church of Holy Martyr Tatiana
The Church of the Holy Martyr Tatiana is the first and only students’ church in Ukraine. It is located on the campus of Odessa National Academy of Law. The church was built through a collective effort of the school’s stakeholders, donations from faculty and students, in conjunction with the common citizens of Odessa. The students also took part in the construction by cleaning the area, taking out the garbage, planting trees and assisting builders.
The Church of the Holy Martyr Tatiana is the pride of the people of Odessa. Its exquisite architecture and what this church represents sets it apart from other churches in Ukraine. There’s not a better place to tie the knot with Ukraine women than at this one-of-a-kind church.
- Annunciation Cathedral
A locally designed, candy-striped cathedral accented by a Neo-Byzantine design stands as the main Orthodox church in Kharkiv, Ukraine. The Annunciation Cathedral once reigned as the largest in all of the former Russian empire. The facade of the church is comparable to that of Saint Basil’s Cathedral in Red Square, Moscow.
The architecture of the Annunciation Cathedral is truly a work of art. All of its design elements complement each other very well. This church is perfect for couples with colorful personalities that match the church’s colorful design.
Pivotal moments in life such as weddings should ideally be celebrated in places that reflect who you are as a couple. Holding your wedding ceremony in a church will make your special day even more solemn and intimate. We encourage you to consider these recommendations for your potential wedding venue with your Ukraine bride.
You can also join our singles’ tours to Ukraine to see these churches firsthand before finding the woman that will define your life.