Are you planning to jet off to a foreign land to marry the love of your life, and is Spain your possible destination? Perhaps by arranging a destination wedding in Spain you can enjoy a two-for-one wedding and holiday with your close family & friends. If you are confused about hosting a beach wedding, or a rural wedding, or maybe you wish to go for a classic posh affair in a hotel, why not host in Marbella? Marbella, The Andalusian city is known for a history that goes long back in time but embraces modernity with a bonus of beaches. Can’t wait to hit the beach with your family and rock the dance floor in one of the most happening Marbella wedding venues? You know what, so do we! And because we love helping couples build a beautiful memory for a lifetime, with our experience we have curated a list of hottest, mind-blowing, and unique Marbella wedding venues especially for you. Excited much to explore these with us? Let’s go!
Meet the Marbella Wedding expert – Super Weddings
We as SuperWeddings are an award-winning wedding videography and photography team that has traveled the World to various destination weddings and trust us – we have seen it all. Now based on our experience and that of our couples, and the fact that we live in Spain we decided to create this mind-blowing guide to really help you choose from around 50 unique Marbella wedding venues, and to help you start planning your amazing destination wedding in Spain.
Why Choose Marbella as a Wedding destination?
If you have zeroed down to Marbella for your destination wedding in Spain then you are in for plenty of magical and unique wedding venues to consider. Your wedding should reflect your personality as a couple, so it is always a plus to consider your style before laying your heart on any destination. So how about getting to know a little bit of Marbella and what about it will align with you as a couple and influence your wedding?
Marbella is situated on the Mediterranean sea in the foothills of Sierra Blanca, the proximity of mountains to the coast offers a view of the sea and mountains from almost every part of the city. It is a heaven for those in search of sea, sunshine, and sangria as it enjoys the Spanish sun for almost 320 days around the year. The city is framed with historical buildings, museums, and a cultural calendar filled with all-year-round events, it is also known for its international and locally influenced tasty food. While the city is known for luxury and professionalism, it is also loved for its lively neighborhood, romantic flower-filled streets with white-washed houses, and flower-filled balconies. Marbella has covered it all, whether you are party people? Or beach bums? Or you are super laid-back? Or if you like all things classy and sophisticated. Marbella offers unique wedding venues from resorts, luxury yachts, classic hotels, beach villas to a castle in the countryside, it offers a variety for you to plan your wedding exactly how you want it to be.
Types of wedding venues in Marbella
And as you already know, we are destination wedding videographers and photographers from Spain, and with our experience and client reviews, we have decided to curate this list of unique 50 Marbella wedding venues. Hopefully, this information on Marbella wedding venues will help you choose the wedding venue that reflects you as a couple.
Beach Wedding in Marbella
Marbella is home to the most Urbanic and enviable coastline, the view of mountains and the sea makes an idyllic and romantic backdrop for a perfect beach wedding. If you wish to take your wedding vows barefoot and feel the golden sands, with the soothing sound of waves, under the warmth of the magnificent Spanish sun then Marbella offers top beach wedding venues for you. Here are a few of our top favorite beach wedding venues in Marbella.
You are classy and sophisticated but your partner loves the sea and sand? Don’t you worry! We have got you sorted with this popular Marbella wedding venue. Marbella is home to some unique beach wedding venues by the sea. Imagine getting married in a luxurious beach club on the edge of the Mediterranean sea surrounded by your loved ones. This is my favorite and one of the top wedding venues by the sea in Marbella.
If you are in the mood for a wedding and also a holiday with your friends and family then The Marbella Club is the perfect choice for you. It is the amalgamation of a beach club, a golf course, and a stunning botanical garden. Your guests will fall in love with the gentle microclimate, the sea air, and the mountain view. Your beach wedding will be nothing less than a show-stopping fiesta by the sea.
Are you an ocean baby and always dreamt of getting married on the beach with sand beneath your feet, and the ocean waves creating music for you? Sounds straight out of your right? Then La Milla Marbella is the best beach wedding venue for you. A relaxed setting with a dreamy landscape, a large terrace overviewing the sea with natural light will be perfect for your wedding pictures. This place gives you the possibility and space to create events and also customize to the priorities of your guests.
Attention boho brides! A cozy and quiet seaside ceremony artfully created around lush green exotic plants, rustic bamboo structured furniture, with contrasting vibrant hues of yellow, red, and purple. Sonora beach is an amazingly chilled-out and laid-back wedding venue by the sea in Marbella.
Exploring the hidden gems and digging the destination like locals is your alley then Playa Da La Bajadilla will not disappoint you. You can DIY your wedding with all the fine details that you have always dreamt of. A cozy customized wedding on this smaller stretch of sand next to a fishing port will make a quiet but magical wedding venue by the sea. After the wedding ceremony, you can head to the nearby restaurant Puerto Playa for authentic Spanish delicious seafood.
Rural wedding venues in Marbella
Who will not love a quiet, rustic, and enchanting typical village-style getaway from the hustle and bustle of Marbella, I will. I am sure you will too. Now, take a moment and imagine a rural wedding venue ripened with Spanish history, prestige, and culture. Here, I have curated a list that includes monasteries, restored palaces, and old mansions as prospects for your rural wedding venues. I am sure by now, you must have laid your heart on Marbella as your wedding destination. Here is a specially curated list of top rural wedding venues in Marbella for you.
Reflecting the charm of traditional 18th-century Spanish monastery, this rural setting hotel near Sotogrande makes the ideal location for a rustic private wedding. Hotel Monasterio is one of the top rural wedding venues in Marbella, and I am sure the magnificent entrance, the grandeur of wooden beams and exposed brick walls will leave your guests stunned and make your special occasion a grand one.
Located 56kms from Marbella, this rural property is set around an ancient fortress surrounded by scenery of Alcornocales National Park. It will make a perfect fit for your rural wedding venue in Marbella, as it beautifully reflects Spanish history through its well-preserved village with white-washed houses and flower-filled streets.
Dreaming of getting married in a large flat grass area and hosting a rustic and rural wedding? Located right behind the polo field in Sontograde is this rustic Cortijo-style rural wedding venue in Marbella. El Fortin is available for single-day hire as well as offers accommodation and has excellent food and drink services. This will be an idyllic choice for your rural wedding venue around Marbella.
At a distance of just 12 km from the Malaga airport is the Plaza Del Castillo influenced by medieval design resembling a castle and stunning ornate gardens. Stone glass windows, medieval paintings, and stoned walls. I rank it high in my list of top rural wedding venues in Marbella for you.
Still not convinced with a rural wedding venue in Marbella? Dreaming of wandering down a carefully conserved whitewashed village amidst a beautiful landscape of mountains and valleys? Located at a distance of 15 km from Marbella and close to the coast, the rustic building with castle-like towers and roof terraces of Amanhavis will leave your guests stunned and make your celebration unique and authentic. And as I write this down, in my mind I already have a glimpse of some picturesque shots that we can get at this location.
Luxury Wedding Venues In Marbella
Marbella is popular for its glamour and luxurious lifestyle, this city has it all from designer shops to luxurious properties. Marbella is second to none when looking for top luxurious wedding venues.
Below is the list of top luxury wedding venues in Marbella:
Featuring majestic ocean views with both outdoor and indoor space for events, The Marbella Club is one of the best luxury wedding venues in Marbella. They focus on assisting with every fine detail so that you spend time with loved ones and make your special milestone memorable.
What better than getting married in a palace surrounded by the Sierra Mountain? This extravagant hotel is located 4.5 km away from the very popular Puerto Banus. The luxurious hotel is strewn with well-equipped suites, villas, and rooms, your guests will be stunned at the beautiful paintings, amphitheater, and fountains adorned by this property. I am sure The Anantara Villa Padierna needs no detailed explanation to be your choice for a luxury wedding venue in Marbella.
Located just 10 minutes away from Puerto banus, Kempinski offers an expansive garden right next to the beach, this luxurious 5-star hotel is worth considering for your luxury wedding venue in Marbella, a popular wedding venue for its good quality dining and luxurious suites.
Opened in June 2005, is this Mediterranean hangout where day and night meet in the oasis of happiness. This beach club gained popularity after several appearances on UK-based television shows. If a luxury beach wedding is on your cards, then Puro Beach will be the top luxurious wedding venues in Marbella.
Important Fact: this popular Puro Beach Club got burned due to an accidental fire in the year 2018, and ever since then there has been no repair or refurbishing of this place so far.
Restaurant Wedding Venues in Marbella
If you do not like elaborate big fat weddings and still would want to make your special milestone memorable surrounded by your dear ones, then you can opt for a restaurant wedding. Unlike a villa or hotel, there will be no accommodation and it will be a single-day event. Here is a list of top restaurant wedding venues in Marbella.
If you are on a budget, and you do not prefer the beach, then this restaurant offers a stunning backdrop for your wedding. It provides for both indoor and outdoor spaces, with majestic golf courses and mountain backdrops. This restaurant wedding venue in Marbella will impress your guests and make your celebration memorable.
Minimalist at heart? Would you prefer all things cozy, organic, and rustic on your special day? The Farm will not disappoint you. Located in the old town of Marbella, this restaurant has fresh and delicious food with locally produced organic ingredients. Your guests will love this perfect small and cozy restaurant wedding venue in Marbella. And for an authentic Spanish after-party, explore The Altamirano in old town Marbella.
Overlooking the harbor is located this restaurant on the prime location of Marbella. If you have already fallen in love with the vibes of Marbella, then this will be a perfect portside restaurant wedding venue in Marbella.
Located very close to The Marbella Club between Marbella and Puerto Banus, is this luxurious authentic Italian restaurant. Home to an expansive terrace overlooking a lush green garden makes it a stunning restaurant wedding venue in Marbella.
Have a large group of family and friends? Don’t worry. This amazing no accommodation restaurant offers two glass banquet halls, an expansive garden, patios, and in-house catering that provides tasty deciduous food. Hacienda EL Alamo will be a perfect match for a restaurant wedding venue in Marbella.
Best Wedding Villa in Marbella
Opting for a villa (Commonly referred to as Finca in Spain) is a popular choice by couples for wedding venues in Spain. I am sure by now I must have convinced you, that there are many different and beautiful places for your wedding venue in Spain, Marbella. And hopefully, this list of best wedding villas in Marbella will be of great use to you while finalizing your wedding venue.
Looking for a rustic yet luxurious villa on a budget to accommodate a big group of friends and family? This villa is home to 28 bedrooms, 2 swimming pools, an extensive terrace, and a private beach house. Anything else? Villa LA Susana tick marks all the checkboxes for a perfect wedding villa in Marbella.
Located between Malaga airport and Marbella, this villa provides direct access to the beach through its rear gate. Making it a perfect choice for a beach wedding with your close friends and family. With a sleeping capacity of 10 people, this villa can host up to 40 guests for your classy and intimate wedding.
Dreamt of a wedding in a villa with mature gardens, a huge terrace, and a pool for an after-party? This luxurious villa located between Marbella and Estepona is a popular choice for a wedding villa in Marbella. The villa offers a breathtaking sea view across Africa will not disappoint you.
Just a short taxi ride away from the Marbella town is this stunning garden villa. It is home to leafy plants, magical waterfalls, and a pretty water stream alongsidemakes this a unique wedding villa venue in Marbella. The beauty of this place will leave your guests stunned by the natural and rustic feel of the venue.
Just outside San Pedro, a 15 minutes car ride from the sea is this gem. Perfect to host a sunkissed wedding ceremony in mature lush green lawn and well-equipped accommodation. This will make your guests feel pampered to the core. also, this stunning accommodation will make the best wedding villa venue in Marbella for celebrating a special milestone with family and friends.
Alternate wedding venue in Marbella
None of the above magical wedding venues align with you as a couple? Are you wondering if Marbella has more to offer? Well, there is almost nothing that Marbella cannot offer. It has something special that aligns with everyone. Check out this list of alternate wedding venues in Marbella.
Wish to DIY your wedding, in the middle of the sea amidst a beautiful sunset? How about hosting a wedding ceremony on a yacht? Unique right? The Catarman cruises offer various cruise options that best fit the number of guests you will be hosting. Starting from Puerto Banus, you can opt for an all-day cruise or during the sunset for a few hours. I am sure this will be the best alternate wedding venue in Marbella for your unique and magical occasion.
Church Wedding in Marbella
Getting married in a predominantly catholic country? how about going all traditional and getting married in a church. A serene and beautiful church wedding will be the best alternative wedding venue in Marbella. How about opting for a church on the coastline, host some drinks and food for your guests on the beach after the wedding ceremony.
Planning to go all out of your way to pamper your guests? How about hosting a wedding with three types of accommodation all in one single venue. A 5* hotel with 243 spacious rooms, then a deluxe villa, and then an oasis with further luxury accommodation. With a luxurious spa, exotic restaurants, and a fantastic pool with access to the beach at a privileged location. The Don Carlos has it all for you.
Wedding planning in Marbella
Dreaming of a destination wedding in Spain? It is in the best interest to invest in a local wedding planner. To host an easy, and hassle-free destination wedding ceremony in Marbella, we have curated a list of specialists offering the best wedding planning in Spain.
Creativity, understated elegance, playfulness, and lots of fun is what you can imagine your wedding to look like whenMitsy Co. will do the wedding planning for a destination wedding in Marbella. Celebrating diversity, they believe in bringing custom events to life. You can choose from their predesigned packages or feel free to request a custom one specially designed for you.
Being one of the renowned wedding planning company in Marbella, they specialize in creating custom weddings that are stylish, romantic and just fits perfectly with your personality. Euphoria will be a perfect wedding planner in Marbella for your truly magical wedding. They will design and deliver a wedding experience that you have always dreamt of.
Being pioneers of wedding planning in Marbella for over 5 years and creating no two similar weddings, is what makes La Puta Suegra an expert at creating a wedding to another dimension. Being professional at taking care of the finest details on your big day with a resilient team that is more like a family. You can trust them blindfolded with wedding planning in Marbella.
Founded by Tara, the finest wedding planner in Marbella is accused to be a perfectionist and has invested over 10 years, planning weddings and delivering happy moments. Having grown up at Costa del sol, she will be your best friend finding hidden gems and create an authentic destination wedding in Spain.
Marbella Wedding planning packages
Looking for any assistance in planning and putting together a unique destination wedding in Marbella? Fear not! You can request your wedding planner to create a custom wedding planning package or choose from their pre-designed wedding planning packages. Wedding planners in Marbella offer packages that provide full services (where you need not worry any bit and you just sit pretty and enjoy the moment). And If you are jetting off from a foreign land and need assistance with bringing together every loose end, you can engage in a month-long commitment.
Need Help with Marbella wedding planning packages?
If you need any help selecting a wedding planning package, we will be more than happy to help. Feel free to contact us.
Wedding Venues in Marbella – Frequent Questions
When we talk to couples, we believe in offering the best we can, after investing many years in shooting wedding photography and videography, we have realized that most couples have few common questions about hosting a destination wedding in Spain. So with our experience, we have curated answers to the most frequently asked questions.
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How much is a wedding in Marbella?
Marbella is a city that is all about sun and sand, fashion, and passion. A wedding in Marbella is usually an event of more than 6 to 8 hours, sometimes even drawn to the next day afterparty. There is a different style of wedding venue in Marbella that suits an individual’s preference, the only thing in common is the love for food. Thus we have curated a few broad categories that you have to take into account for your wedding cost.
Spanish wedding is all about tasty deciduous food, so it is advisable to be prepared to shed a major (60%-70%) chunk of your wedding budget for gastronomy. If you choose to DIY your wedding make sure to consider other services like linen, cutlery, crockery, and others.
Marbella is second to none, when it comes to expensive and luxurious wedding venues. For a luxury wedding, it will range around 25000 euros. While a rural wedding will range around 9000 euros.
Wedding venues in Marbella sometimes offer a complete package with music. But if the venue has no such offer, you can expect the price of the DJ for one night starting at 800 Euros. And if you like some live music then around 650 Euros for one night.
Considering the style of decor you choose, each flower has a different expense based on the season. Wedding venues in Marbella also offer in-house decoration services. You can consider taking a package on the whole. Otherwise, the collective price of a bride’s bouquet centerpiece for a dining table will range from 2500 Euros to 4000 Euros.
- Videography and Photography
The cost of wedding videography and photography in Marbella varies on the wedding venue and the skill of the photographer. But according to my experince, while booking a wedding photographer in Marbella, it is important to see if the style of the photographer aligns with yours. Our package starts from as low as 1950 Euros. But feel free to write us for a customised package or even if you wish to get our full list of packages.
What do I need to get married in Marbella?
Before hosting a destination wedding in Spain, it is advisable to be prepared with the paperwork required for a smooth ceremony at your dream wedding venue in Marbella
- Birth certificates of both parties
- Passports for both parties
- Divorce Papers/ Previous Marriage certificate/ death certificate with apostille stamp (if applicable).
- Proof of Spanish resident (at least one of the parties must be a resident in Spain for at least 2 years, or be a Spanish citizen to qualify for a civil marriage in Spain).
- Freedom to marry letter (you might need to obtain this from your home country’s consulate or embassy).
Is it Legal to Get Married in Marbella?
According to the provision of the Spanish civil court, both parties should be adults and above 18 years of age. And one of the two members should be a lifelong Spanish resident for at least two years before marriage.
Getting married in Marbella? Neither you nor your better half is a Spanish resident? You must make arrangements to send all required legal documents in advance. Be mindful that non-multilingual documents must be legalized in advance by the Apostille of The Hague or the Diplomatic Delegation of Spain and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of that country. Besides, the Ministry-recognized translator would translate the documents into Spanish.
- UK residents
To celebrate your dream wedding in one of the unique wedding venues in Spain, being a UK resident, you can either choose to host a civil wedding ceremony in Gibraltar or the UK followed by a Marriage blessing in Marbella, Spain. Otherwise, to be legally married in Spain, a UK resident must present proof of owning a property in Spain or if they profess the Catholic religion.
Best Way to Travel around Marbella?
Driving is the best way to travel around Marbella, you can conveniently rent a car upon arrival at the airport. or you can also consider renting a motor scooter, but be mindful of the driving laws and it’s best to always use a helmet. If you do not wish to drive on your own, you can opt to hire a taxi or use public transport (bus). But if you are up for a beach wedding venue in Marbella, walking or biking alongside the beach to your wedding venue will be an enjoyable activity as a couple.
We will be elated to create a fun and memorable wedding story, when we work with a couple it is not business for us, it is like delivering an experience and help build a crazy story that fits with your personality. So if you like watching one of our wedding films and you feel like this is just what you’re looking for, please write to us as soon as possible and let’s make some magic in one of the best wedding venues in Marbella.