Are you currently planning to have a beautiful destination wedding in Gran Canaria, but still do not know where to head of? Do you want a full adventurous and romantic wedding? Or maybe just have an intimate and special ceremony with your loved one and your closest family and friends? Exactly for that reason we have prepared this ultimate Best Gran Canaria Wedding Venues list.
Gran Canaria Wedding Venues by SuperWeddings – about the author
As wedding videographers and photographers the SuperWeddings has traveled the World to some of the most amazing wedding venues in the World. We have seen almost everything that can happen on a wedding or elopement. But you know what? We have chosen the Canary Islands as our home as we simply believe, you can’t really live an any other more beautiful place in Europe then this.
Many of our couples ask us – where should be celebrate our wedding in Gran Canaria? Well, you will find all the answers below with our ultimate Gran Canaria wedding venues list.
Wedding in Gran Canaria – the small continent
Gran Canaria, the main island of the Canary Islands, with its stunning black sand beaches and rugged mountains, is located off the coast of Northwest Africa, but still part of Spain. And you’d say, how can this little island be a small continent? Well, you’ll find about everything here! Beautiful beaches, prominent mountains, breathtaking ravines, sand dunes, fairy tale forests, stunning gardens, caves, you name it! If you are looking for the most fun and adventurous wedding or elopement experience of all times, then Gran Canaria is a MUST destination for it! Let me show you some of the gems that this island has to offer and of course I will list you some of the best Gran Canaria wedding venues.
Best Gran Canaria Beach Wedding Venues
Do you imagine saying “I do” to your loved one, standing under a beautiful flower arch, with the breeze caressing your skin, gazing out over a stunning sunset that creates this mindblowing reflection on the crystal blue waters of the Atlantic Ocean? It sounds fairy-like, to be honest! But, in Gran Canaria, there’s no fairytale setting you can’t find with the wonderful seaside venues you’ll find here. After all, there are hundreds of beautiful beaches and lovely sea views all over the island. Check out some of our favorites Gran Canaria wedding venues on the beach here:
Just a few minutes from the sandy beach and the famous dune landscape, Seaside Palm Beach is a luxury hotel and spa located to the south of Maspalomas. It has this uniquely adapted environment surrounded by trendy architecture that can adapt to your taste for your special day. And the best part is that it has so many different and versatile spaces for you to choose from! Have a lovely ceremony under the palm trees, then have your bridesmaid or best man give a toast on their sun-kissed terrace, and end up your evening dancing your feet off on their Bar Salon and restaurant terrace.
How about a relaxed, breezy, and boho-chic wedding at the spectacular Amadores Beach Club? This amazing set has a chill-out lounge with a pool in one of the most enviable areas of south Gran Canaria. Wherever you look, you’ll delight on the crystal clear waters of the Atlantic, colliding with the warm white sand of the beach and in the background the majestic mountains of Gran Canaria. Why not celebrating while sipping champagne on the beautiful chill-out deck? Or dancing with your loved ones under the stars? Whether you are looking for an intimate “just the two of us” elopement or a grand and pompous wedding ceremony, Amadores Beach Club will accommodate your needs and wants.
What is more romantic than having your wedding at a heart-shaped isle? Yes, darling, come now and get married at Maroa Beach Club, the largest leisure terrace located on the Island of Anfi. Involve in this world of sensations that only the spacious, comfortable, and differentiated spaces of Maroa will provide you. Have a beach wedding like no other, with an unforgettable ceremony on the beach, and then a relaxed yet joyful celebration at the beach club’s restaurant full of magical sensations. Oh, and if you are in love with water sports as well, this is the best wedding venue and holiday destination!
Have the best of both worlds at your wedding at Meliá Tamarindos. Set in large gardens, this hotel overlooks the beach of San Agustin and is one of the best beachfront wedding venues in Gran Canaria. Share a unique moment with your groom, your family, and guests surrounded by magnificent gardens and stunning sea views; and have a sunkissed ceremony at the terrace, where the ocean will witness the vast love that you and your partner have for each other. How romantic, isn’t it?
How about instead of having the ocean as a backdrop during your wedding, you get married in the middle of it? Oh yes! Delight in the unique sunset view from the sea with romantic background music, and have the best wedding you could’ve ever imagined aboard the luxury catamaran cruise that Five Star Boats offer. Get moored in the marina or sail around the coast with your family and friends. The best of this venue is that it offers maximum privacy, as no curious passers-by will interrupt your big day, having the undivided attention of all of your guests.
Best Hotels for a Wedding in Gran Canaria
Ah, the hotels bring out the best in each place. And the hotels in Gran Canaria are no exception to this rule. Having a great location with excellent facilities, with exquisite restaurants and bars onsite. These only make them even more perfect for you to have an unforgettable wedding without having to move around. You’ll have everything right at your reach! Want an outdoorsy ceremony? Have some post-wedding cocktails by the bar terrace? Want a five-star, exquisite banquet? Stay a few days before and after the big day to relax and unwind? Find that and more in the elegant, exclusive, and stylish hotels in Gran Canaria. Let me show you my personal favorites when it comes to breathtaking views and perfect photographic backgrounds (yes, honey, apart from the amazing hotel wedding, you’ll want to have some unforgettable wedding photos and films).
Come to the most particular and stylish hotel in Gran Canaria and celebrate love in one of the perfect, emotional, and pleasant spaces that only Hotel Lopesan Villa del Conde hosts. As you enter the hotel, you’ll feel like you are inside the typical Canary Island village with its traditional architecture full of balconies, facades, and fountains. Located in the area of Meloneras and close by the Maspalomas Dunes, this five-star hotel hosts numerous versatile areas for you to organize your dream hotel wedding. How about using their lovely garden? Or melting in love under one of its covered balconies? It’s all up to you!
Located on the island’s southern countryside near Maspalomas, this hotel is one of the best wedding venues in Gran Canaria. Find a peaceful, romantic haven at Hotel Salobre Resort & Serenity and celebrate an elegant yet relaxed wedding ceremony. The hotel has a wide variety of lovely spaces, such as the Viewpoint area where you can enjoy nature while exchanging your love vows. Or how about the Sunsets Rivers area that offers exclusive views of the mountains, the ocean, and the landscape? Oh, so many amazing options in just one place!
Have your celebration turn out as you’ve always imagined at H10 Playa Meloneras Palace. Situated in a unique setting and providing amazingly exclusive spaces with wonderful ocean views, this magnificent hotel helps you organize your wedding as you wish. Do you want a seaside wedding? No problem, the hotel has a splendid beach terrace for your ceremony and celebration. Do you prefer a more exclusive, elegant room? You have it! There’s a wide array of stylish event rooms and halls for you to celebrate your love as best as you can.
Looking for a glamorous and authentic wedding venue? Well, let me take you to Santa Catalina, a Royal Hideaway Hotel, just a few minutes from the stunning Playa de las Canteras. In here, you’ll delight with the excess of glamour, exquisiteness, and authenticity that every room has, which views of the historic galleries, the city, and the magical palm tree garden. Oh, the palm tree garden is a must when it comes to having an outdoor ceremony! And then, have a toast and some tasty cocktails at the Palmeras Terrace, which hides an impressive pool and patio area that can hold up to 150 guests. Indeed, each room is ideal for you to celebrate a marvelous wedding!
This is probably one of our favorite Gran Canaria wedding venues of all.
Let’s go back to the beautiful Meloneras, why don’t we? After all, this municipality is one of the best areas of southern Gran Canaria. Want a completely different style? How about a stunning blend of cultures for your wedding venue? Well, let’s head to Hotel Lopesan Baobab Resort, which will delight you with its exotic, African-styled touch. From the wild appearance of its flora to the color of its buildings, this five-star luxury hotel will guarantee a magical setting for your idyllic wedding. Have a lovely summer wedding inspired by the African culture at one of the spacious and stylish event rooms and restaurant areas that the hotel hosts.
Have a nature-styled, Venetian wedding at the wonderfully romantic Cordial Mogan Playa Hotel. Situated in the city of Puerto de Mogan and surrounded by tropical gardens, this hotel looks like a photo taken out in Venice, due to the lovely bridges and canals that run through the hotel’s grounds. Oh, and please take into consideration having the ceremony at the cozy little chapel hidden in the hotel’s gardens. Believe me, you will not regret it at all!
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Best Gran Canaria Wedding Gardens
Become the most beautiful and exotic flower amongst a pool of natural, blossoming beauty by having your special day celebrated in a garden. These amazing settings provide relaxing and magnificently beautiful environments for your guests to enjoy, and offer a picture-perfect backdrop for your wedding photos and film. And, you know what’s best? Gran Canaria is home to some lovely, picturesque gardens that will make you feel like inside an enchanted forest. So, come to the island, and celebrate the start of this new and exciting life amidst a beautifully secluded garden with a peaceful atmosphere and a colorful and blossoming background. Let me show you the ones I know you’ll definitely love!
Imagine exchanging your vows surrounded by natural beauty and celebrating until 5:00 in the morning at this botanical garden located in Maspalomas. Montecristo Botanic Park is this impressive wedding venue founded by the famous French designer Guy Martine, which has several of his famous sculptures coexisting with gorgeous plants and trees from around the world. Oh, and don’t worry about accommodations for you and your guests, because the park also includes a lovely hotel with magnificent views of the gardens. And you what’s the best of this oasis? You can actually have the banquet and party in an authentic cave on the site. How cool, isn’t it?
Located in the municipality of Arucas, the Marquesa Garden is a natural paradise. If you are a nature lover, believe me, that you’ll love this place for your wedding celebration. It is one of the best wedding venues in Gran Canaria surrounded by exuberant vegetation and offering a unique spot amidst nature without having to go far away from the city of Las Palmas. Have a lovely outdoor ceremony by the lakes, and then enjoy a lovely evening at the Glass Marquee area, where you’ll enjoy the natural beauty of the garden from the elegantly designed glass room. What a perfect setting!
Unite your love for nature and the love you have for your partner in this magnificent tropical botanical garden. Home to a large collection of native plants made up of hundreds of tropical species, Huerto de las Flores is situated to the northwest of the island in the municipality of Agaete. Just imagine how peaceful and colorful backdrop you will have in your wedding memories? And, check this out, the garden has also been a frequent spot for poets in search of creativity, such as Tomas Morales in the 20th century. What better option than to have the ceremony of your dreams in such a cultural and inspiring location!
Best Wedding Venues in Las Palmas
When it comes to the island, Las Palmas is the best place for you to stay! Apart from being the largest city in Gran Canaria, it has a wide array of world-class attractions, as well. Oh, and the Playa de las Canteras with its enticing urban shoreline and gentle waters guarded by a barrier reef. The culture and historical places in the city are also worth your time while strolling through Calle de Triana, believe me. At the Palmas, you won’t only have an amazing wedding or elopement celebration, but you can also stay some more days and explore the city and its various attractions. So, how about I show you the best wedding venues in the area? Here they are:
Let’s start with some elegance and rich culture! How about celebrating a dream wedding in the most elegant place in Las Palmas? Yes, honey, you can exchange vows at one of the wide variety of rooms and outdoor spaces that only the Literary Cabinet offers. Aimed at the creation and dissemination of any artistic manifestation, this multidisciplinary cultural institution can transform into the best wedding venue in Las Palmas just for your special day! Just imagine the wedding photos with a wall full of books and art serving as your backdrop. And, apart from their storylike setting, the onsite restaurant will delight you and your guests with a wonderful and tasty banquet menu!
Surprise your family and guests by receiving them in a beautiful garden and celebrating your wedding at the beautiful and exclusive Finca Los Pinos. This exquisite wedding venue offers you all the comforts to make your big day an unforgettable day: impressive garden areas, an entire estate with a capacity of 300 guests, magnificent interior spaces, a large reserved dance area, and admiring banquet rooms. As a plus, you’ll have a large parking lot for your guests, so you won’t have to worry about where your guests will have their cars or transportation. Phew! Oh, but back to you, believe me, once you get to see this Finca, you’ll want to exchange vows under one of the many imperious trees from the beautiful gardens that only this incomparable setting has! Indeed, one of the best wedding venues in Las Palmas just for you! Oh yes, we love this Gran Canaria wedding venue so, so much.
Bring together all the elements that make your wedding day truly special in Finca Condal Vega Grande. Located in Juan Grande, in southern Gran Canaria, this lovely Finca is an architectural complex of great beauty and balance, with its charming buildings, majestic gardens, and several rooms of different sizes that are combined to adapt to your needs and wants. The onsite team has vast experience in organizing weddings, so you’ll have help in every choice and step you take, to ensure that your wedding journey is the best of the best. When it comes to Finca Condal Vega Grande, every space is a modern yet historical landscape ready for you to start your married life in the best way possible.
Mmmm, such a magical place! Located in Arucas, this colonial-style hotel has a perfect blend of modern and rustic impregnated in its lands. Its facilities own charming details from its original design: the sloping wood ceilings, canopy beds, and attics, while still enjoying the comforts of modern technology. But, what really makes this place stand out is the endless ocean of banana plantations surrounding the hacienda! Yes, darling, have a nature-like wedding by reading your vows amongst the green vastness of its lovely grounds, dining and dancing under the vault of stars that light the sky, and a magical plantation as your picture-perfect background. Isn’t it magical? We’ve had the utmost pleasure of shooting an elopement here at the Hacienda some time ago, so make sure to check them out HERE.
Make your Cloud 9 a physical location by having your wedding or elopement at Hotel Rural Las Tirajana. Almost 3,000 ft above sea level, this lovely colonial-style hotel offers the most incredible panoramic views of the valleys and mountains of San Bartolome de Tirajana. As well, the hotel has its wedding planning team to take over all duties and organize the most splendid and unique celebration, just for you. Believe me, this is the perfect place to enjoy a romantic and relaxed wedding ceremony and celebration, and one of the best wedding venues in Las Palmas. Oh, and don’t get me started on how amazing the wedding photos and film will look with the mountains and valleys as your background! Just mesmerizing!
Have an idyllic antique-styled wedding in the dreamy natural environment that Hotel Rural el Mondalon provides. This lovely hotel is made up of a lovely rural house with old buildings annexed to it, and a drop-dead gorgeous patio and garden. Have the complete picture by having your ceremony on the patio, exchanging vows overlooking the vineyards, olive trees, and fruit trees; and then, delight your tongue and dance your feet off at one of the lovely and well-prepared restaurants with covered terraces and porches. Indeed, this place will make you feel like getting married in the 1920s!
Symbolic Intimacy: Best Elopement Locations on Gran Canaria
Feeling overwhelmed by so much detail? Well, how about we eliminate the stress while I show you how you can start your new, loving lives with the most epic adventure? You’d say, Sebastian, what are you talking about? Well, I’m thinking of an elopement! Personal, intimate, fun, and the best, not limited to a location! And, don’t get me wrong on this – you’ve seen the amazing wedding venues that Gran Canaria has, but eloping venue options are equally stunning. Just check some of the best locations in Gran Canaria to celebrate the most gorgeous and exciting elopement ceremony:
Located at the southern peak of the island, the famous Maspalomas Dunes are these golden mounds that come from former coral reefs that were crushed into tiny grains by glaciers. Now, they are part of a protected natural reserve, also including a fantastic beach, a brackish lagoon, and palm groves. This is one of the best places for you to celebrate an elopement ceremony with your significant other. Come to the dunes at dusk, when there are few people around the setting, and have one of the most amazing pre-elopement photo shoots. Then, when the sun is setting, share an intimate moment with your loved one while feeling like standing in gold with the dusky light shining in the dunes. Such a magical, sandy place!
Have a similar experience in the dunes of Tufia, located at the eastern section of the island, with the Playa de Tufia. These mounds arise on a basalt cliff and have this stunning ocean background to admire. Oh, and the beach, which extends for some 40 meters, is one of the beaches on all the island. This place provides you a beautiful contrast, with its black sand and white cave houses with blue touches coexisting along with the erosion of the cliff, which will be perfect for a white, boho-chic elopement ceremony. Also, there are absolutely no commercial spaces near the beach, so you won’t have tourists rounding around. So, if you’d like to have the most intimate and magical place of all the islands, Tufia is your ideal elopement location!
Santa Lucía de Tirajana
Santa Lucía de Tirajana is another fabulous municipality of Gran Canaria, where you can enjoy the glorious beaches while not going too far from the rocky landscape and history. Marked by the typical Canarian character, this place is a great destination for a lovely wedding and an adventurous honeymoon, as well as some stunning picture-perfect background for your pre o post-elopement photoshoot. Have a walk inside a fairytale, picturesque little village of Santa Lucia and be amazed by its whitewashed houses surrounded by palm trees everywhere. Then visit the historical point of Ansite Fortress, which houses numerous aboriginal caves within its volcanic building. Oh, and the spectacular nature of the Caldera de Tijarana in the Barranco! You’d love to have your ceremony here, with the combination of rugged landscape, vegetation, and the agricultural areas that can be seen from the Caldera. Truly amazing!
Ah, this is such a stunning place! Here, you’ll discover this nostalgic, endearing, and beautiful garden area. The green fragrance of nature runs along with the breeze through the ancestral mansions that exist in the area. Have you seen the live-action of Beauty and the Beast? Where Belle is walking around the village? Well, Santa Brigida is just as lovely as that village, and, different than Belle’s neighbors, the people in the villa are super friendly. You’ll have a ceremony worth of a fairytale princess!
Barranco de Guayedra
Want a sunny and yellow backdrop while tying knots with your loved one? How about having your elopement ceremony in Barranco de Guayedra, a stunning ravine in Agaete with an abundant presence of flora and fauna ever. Declared a Natural Area for its valuable geological, natural, and landscape testimonies, this ravine is also house to 3,500 sq. meters of fields full of sunflowers that enjoy the perfect climate. Just imagine the spring-scented photoshoot! With the sun setting, and you and your partner surrounded by sunflowers? Just awesome!
The whitewashed village with endless charms, located in the Fataga Valley, or as locals call it, “The Valley of the Thousand Palms”. Fataga will make you fall in love with it, as you’ll find the essence of romance since you start your way to the valley. Stroll around the village, taking in each old and whitewashed house with its terracotta roof tiles. Oh, and the antique road with cobbled lanes that makes you want to ride in a carriage. It is just like Fataga came out from a 19th-century romance novel. Just perfect for your elopement!
Playa de Amadores
I know what you’re thinking: “Sebastian, if I come to an island, I want to enjoy the beach, you know?” Don’t worry, I got you here. If you are more into a beach ceremony, this glorious beach right between Puerto Rico and Mogan on the south coast of the island will do the perfect job. This lovely place is a bay, which means that the crystal-clear waters are still and the golden sand is warm. And you know what’s best, all the place has this peaceful and relaxing aura, which will help calm the nerves before your ceremony. There is no better beach than this for your elopement! Why? Well, the name itself is proof, as Amadores means “lovers” in Spanish.
Selva de Doramas
Let’s keep the fairytale in your life, and come to this enchanted forest, Selva de Doramas. This lush and mysterious forest located in the municipality of Arucas is one of the prettiest natural places on all the island. Its pure and raw nature at its best form. If you and your lover are fans of hiking, you will love to visit the Doramas Rural Park, right in the forest. Have a green canopy act as your roof while you and your loved one celebrate a lovely elopement together.
Gran Canaria Wedding Packages
Are you looking for Gran Canaria Wedding packages to organize a mind blowing ceremony on this beautiful island?
Well I am a Gran Canaria wedding photographer and videographer and due to the fact that I have worked in some amazing Gran Canaria wedding venues with almost all of wedding vendors in Gran Canaria there is a lot I can help you with. You might be looking for a Gran Canaria wedding planner, but before you do make sure to contact me and find out what I can do for you free of charge. I can help you decide among the best Gran Canaria wedding venues, a make up artist, a wedding band or dj, mind blowing decorations and catering. How does it sound? Are you ready to ask me for some of the best Gran Canaria wedding packages? If yes simply get in touch.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) – Getting Married in Gran Canaria
Can I get married in Gran Canaria?
Two consenting adults above 18 years of age? Yes, you can! Requirements, however, differ from case to case, so let me give you some insights and then you can make your choices regarding the best wedding venues in Gran Canaria:
If neither you nor your wife is a Spanish citizen, you must send a variety of legal documents and be mindful that the Apostille of The Hague or the Diplomatic Delegation of Spain and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of that area must legalize non-multilingual documents in advance. Also, a translator recognized by the Ministry must translate the documents into Spanish. As for civil or religious ceremonies, no option for foreigners is a valid wedding or elopement. In these situations, the best choice is to have a small ceremony and go through all the paperwork in your home country and then come for the celebration in magical Gran Canaria.
- UK residents
UK citizens must all prove that they have property in Spain or that they profess the Catholic faith to legally marry here. If not, in Gibraltar or the UK, the couple has to have a civil wedding and then follow it here with a marriage blessing. Then, in one of the incredible wedding locations mentioned above, they can celebrate a fun, adventurous, and romantic wedding destination in Gran Canaria.
Is it cheaper to have a destination wedding in Gran Canaria?
Yes, it is! But to better assist you with these questions, let me share some further information about this. You see, the average wedding cost in Gran Canaria is 12,000 euros for 100 guests. This includes the venue rental, the flowers and decoration, music, banquet, hairdressing and makeup, and photography. However, let’s take into account this cost can go up if renting a luxurious hotel and can be more affordable if you choose a villa or garden. Also, if you are from the UK, let me tell you that the Value-Added Tax is only 7% compared to the normal 20% that’s charged at home.
Is same-sex marriage legal in Gran Canaria?
Yes, it is! Fun fact, same-sex marriage is legal in all of Spain, and civil marriage in the Spanish territory gives you the same legal, adoption, and inheritance rights as a heterosexual couple. Another fun fact: Gran Canaria is known for its liberal, open-minded approach towards the lesbian and gay community. It even hosts the Maspalomas Gay Pride! So believe me, you’ll love to have your wedding here!
What is the nicest part of Gran Canaria?
The island itself is incredibly beautiful, and it has so many amazing places for you to visit. However, my top first option is the exquisite and cultural Las Palmas. It offers many places to visit, in addition to reliable, fantastic weather year-round. It is also a great base for enjoying the surrounding towns and villages. Other top options are Maspalomas, Playa del Ingles, Meloneras, and Agaete. There is definitely so much to see and we love to be your hosts on the island and guide you through the best Gran Canaria wedding venues.
What is the wettest month in Gran Canaria?
This is actually a great question! Gran Canaria has excellent warm weather throughout the year. However, let me give you some insights on this:
- December is the wettest month, having an average rain of 31mm.
- August is the hottest month, with an average temperature of 75°F (or 24°C).
- The coldest month is January with 64°F (or 18°C).
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