Hi, my name is Sebastian and together with my awesome team we are – SuperWeddings, a destination wedding videography and photography team that travels to mind blowing locations and venues around Spain and the World. We created this amazing, ultimate and in depth list of
Best Spain Wedding Venues for you to celebrate your Spain Wedding like there is no tomorrow!
(updated for 2023/24)
About the Spain Wedding Venues List:
We as wedding videographers nad photographer have done about 300 + weddings around Spain and the World and we wanted to share with you, what in our perspective makes the best Spain Wedding Venue in terms of location, style, ceremony space, amount of guests, price and overall feeling. We will tell you where to get married in a Villa a and where to look for a Castle venue or possible go barefoot on a beach and elope intimate style. Are you ready? Let’s go.
So, you are planning a Wedding in Spain and what’s next?
Romantic, adventurous, exotic, cultural, memorable – that’s barely some of the best adjectives that can describe a wedding and/or elopement ceremony in Spain. This terrific country is the perfect destination for you to tie the knot most spectacularly. It has so much to offer, from delicious cuisine, spectacular scenerie, authentic architecture, charming traditions, to sunny, Mediterranean weather. So, if you are planning to celebrate your destination wedding or elopement ceremony here in Spain, stay with me as I’ll guide you through the best wedding venues in Spain and answer some frequently asked questions that I believe will help you make your Spain wedding the best of the best! If you will feel overwhelmed with the amount of information and you don’t know what to do next – please GET IN TOUCH
and me and my team will do our best to guide you through the process and offer our help to make your experience more amazing.
Spain Wedding Venues – what are the differences?
Whether you’d like a Spain wedding villa, a wedding castle, a sandy or rocky beach, a colorful garden, a cozy hotel, an extravagant estate, or a tasty vineyard, there are no limits when it comes to finding extraordinary and top Spain wedding venues. There are endless choices to fit all budgets, styles, and tastes. When it comes to wedding venues, Spain provides a wide array of wonderful and stunning options for you to choose from.
How exciting! But, as you all must know, selecting the location for your wedding can also be exhausting and overwhelming. This choice will impact everything – decorations, music, guest numbers, catering, – yes photographers and videographers too! (But we are here to help – don’t worry). Your Spain wedding venue will become the scenery for your big day and your future memories. Tough decision, huh? I totally get this and don’t worry, as a destination wedding photographer and videographer with more than seven years of experience, I’ve got your back. I’ve narrowed the long list of options to provide you the best absolute top Spain Wedding venues. Also if you are interested only in Barcelona we made this amazing guide of the best wedding venues in Barcelona -you should check that too!
- So, you are planning a Wedding in Spain and what’s next?
- Spain Wedding Venues – what are the differences?
- Best Wedding Villas in Spain
- Luxury Wedding Venues in Spain
- Beach Wedding Venues in Spain
- Best Elopement Venues in Spain
- Best Gay Wedding Venues in Spain
- Alternative Places to get married in Spain
- Other beautiful places to get married in Spain
- How much is a wedding in Spain?
- Can you get married in Spain legally?
- Is a Destination Wedding in Spain Right for You?
- What are Spanish weddings like?
- Top Spain Wedding Venues – personal opinion
Best Wedding Villas in Spain
If you’d like to have an intimate, personal, and private affair, then a villa is your must. Wedding villas in Spain offer privacy, luxury accommodation, comfort, and a unique space to reflect your personality. And what is more in many cases you can stay there for a few days with your family and friends and simply enjoy the location. Many of wedding villas in Spain have a swimming pool too, and trust me this is something you will like to have on the day after the wedding, simply relaxing and enjoying your drink on a inflatable flamingo.
Wedding Villas or “Fincas” in Spain are probably the most popular place to get married – at least basing on our experience- so we had to open up the list of the top Spain wedding venues with some of the most beautiful wedding villas Spain has to offer.
Remember: All of the named headlines are clickable and you can go visit the venue’s homepage and study more details.
Situated on a privileged beachfront promenade in Sitges, Barcelona, Villa Isla Cozumel is an emblematic, colonial-style mansion. It has an exquisitely luxurious and elegant design along with a refreshing outside pool and a separate guesthouse. It is a rare, 2000m2 gem in the town of Sitges. Definitely one of the best wedding villas and overall Spain wedding venues there is.
Hacienda Vejer is a contemporary antique property located in Cadiz’s countryside. Here you can find the best of Andalusian luxury, privacy, and seclusion to help you disconnect from the modern, technological world and enjoy the natural and eco-friendly backdrop.
Talaia is a vast and luxurious Spanish villa nestled in the small town of Vilademuls, Catalonia. With a Tuscany-of-Spain style, the villa has a spectacular view of the green countryside at the Catalan hills and to the Mediterranean. Really, really awesome. Could not miss it on the top Spain wedding venues list.
One of the most amazing wedding villas in Spain. A sprawling property with stunning sea-and-mountain views, Villa Shiro is an ultra-luxurious mansion rising above lush greenery as a roaring white beacon. It owns an impressive, one-of-a-kind design and is located in La Zagaleta, Marbella.
Finca del Rey unfolds over ancient olive groves and lavender-covered hillsides, mountain views, and breathtaking sunsets. This finest country estate in Spain overlooks the spectacular Sierra Morena. Located on a private gated estate in Castille La Mancha, about 2 hours from Madrid and Granada, Finca del Rey is a fusion of modern style and royal, traditional Spain. Definitely this Spanish wedding villa will offer you a great time and experience.
Situated in the exclusive gated La Zagaleta estate, just 15 minutes from the coast, Villa Azure is a villa designed with total comfort and relaxation in mind, a location with spectacular views and modern spaces. This incredible space includes a modern swimming pool and a private garden with a large view of the Mediterranean coast.
This classic Andalusian villa located in La Zagaleta is an exclusive gated estate in Marbella. The luxurious property offers jawdropping views of Puerto Banus stretching out across the sea to Gibraltar and North Africa.
Located in the lovely town of Benahavis, Marbella, Finca La Buena is a welcoming and homely traditional Spanish manor farmhouse steeped in class and elegance, worthy of the Aristocracy. This estate offers tons of space, privacy, and an old Andalusian, elegant background.
A magnificent hilltop estate with stunning views of both the mountains and the Mediterranean Sea, El Mirador Estate is the epitome of five-star luxury. This Spanish wedding villa is a Andalusian getaway that offers refined luxury on a secluded rural hilltop in the Axarquia region to the east of Malaga.
Villa Catalina is a beautiful, refurbished wedding villa surrounded by private mature grounds and home to a vineyard. Located on the outskirts of Sitges, the villa has cultural features, such as cool tiles, Catalan stone huts, and old wooden shutter windows.
Masia Victoria is a Catalan manor house located in the town of Sant Pere de Ribes. It profits from the proximity of the city, the vineyards, the beaches of Sitges and Barcelona on its doorstep. As a great plus, this wedding villa even has an onsite chapel for maximum comfort and functionality.
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Luxury Wedding Venues in Spain
If you aim for high levels of luxury, Spain offers some of the best, fanciest, and unique venues for your wedding. How about tying the knot in a castle? Yas! Magical Spain has you covered. Find below the most high-end Spain wedding venues that I believe will blow your mind. Those luxury wedding venues in Spain are carefully chosen to meet your unique expectations.
Located in the center of Alt Empordà, Girona, this property of cultural interest offers luxury and exclusiveness. It has luxurious, versatile rooms and magical gardens, exceptional locations for the wedding of your dreams.
This luxurious, historic wedding venue in Spain is situated just outside Marbella. Finca Molino del Duque will give your wedding the perfect backdrop for your romantic photos. This top wedding venue has a lot of Andalusian amenities, including a plaza and a central patio with a pool area.
Set in the countryside of Menorca, this villa is located just outside Saint Climent in the Balearic Islands. Saint Climent Villa is a meticulously restored old farmhouse that provides all the privacy of a luxurious villa at a 5-star hotel. It is also an ideal base for both large and small gatherings, as well as a trendy location for special occasions.
Hacienda Nadales is an old 19th-century neoclassical palace with beautiful subtropical gardens located next to the Botanical Gardens in the city of Malaga. Undoubtedly a classy and luxurious wedding venue, offering you the chance to have a wedding al fresco dinner right in front of the palace stairs, as well as a special Botanical Green House to decorate as you wish.
Check our recent wedding from Hacienda Nadales
Located between Cerdanyola del Vallès and Sant Cugat del Vallès, this 12th-century fairytale venue is home to magnificent gardens that lend themselves to a wide array of stagings. The castle becomes a unique, exclusive experience and is only 20 minutes from the fantastic Barcelona. It’s definitely one of the best luxury wedding venues in Spain.
Great outdoors with magnificent lighting, surrounded by woods and nature, La Baronia offers on the horizon a glare of the Mediterranean Sea and over the village of Sant Feliu de Codina. Both the beauty of the garden and the architectural details of the house are the perfect setting for wedding photographs.
Check our recent wedding from La Baronia
This castle, situated near Salamanca, is a regal, sophisticated, luxurious choice for wedding celebrations. You can choose either to have an indoor party at one of the majestic halls or an outdoor ceremony in the lovely and colorful patio.
Located just 25 km from central Madrid, this luxurious palace has stunning gardens and an aesthetically beautiful interior. It is a unique place with lovely landscapes, five-star service, and different spaces to make your wedding unlike any other.
Situated on a hilltop and overlooking the beautiful bay of Malaga, this 17th-century fortress has excellent views of the Mediterranean Sea. It is also a luxurious boutique hotel with a Moorish style of rebirth, offering one of the most romantic and scenic wedding backdrops in Spain. Wow, we honestly love this castle – one of our favorite luxury wedding venues in Spain.
This luxurious wedding venue is a unique space located in the Spanish capital, Madrid. It is an idyllic setting created by the world’s leading architecture and design studios that introduces its visitors to innovative bold spaces and provides a breathtaking view of the capital’s skyline.
Beach Wedding Venues in Spain
Spain does not forget it’s ocean-lovers. If you wish to celebrate your wedding with sand in your toes on a sun kissed beach, there are many places co celebrate a beach wedding or elopement. I myself live close to the Ocean and the idea of a beach wedding is simply a dream come true. I hope the following list of beach wedding venues in Spain will be helpful to you and that we can soon start planning your Spain wedding.
At the front of the sea with Lloret de Mar in Costa Brava, the Hotel Santa Marta benefits from its unbeatable location with its fantastic beaches as a background. It is a perfect option for weddings with a big guest list.
This modern posh resort on S’Argamassa Beach, Santa Eulalia is a space that combines the relaxation of local boho vibes and the playful atmosphere of the Mediterranean Sea.
Set in the sunny town of Calpe, Villa Marivila is an ideal place for both private and small weddings. You can celebrate the ceremony on the frontal beach and have an intimate reception back in the villa.
Full of 16th-century history, this renovated tuna factory is an ideal restaurant to celebrate your wedding. It allows the lovebirds to sample the best delicacies of the South and provides comfy and refreshing accommodation for the guests.
This luxurious and uniquely designed hotel sits on the coast of Las Meloneras, near the Maspalomas Dunes in Gran Canaria. Its pleasant and romantic atmosphere with enchanting ocean views, candlelit gardens, and a vast selection of services that contemplate all the details to celebrate in the big day. One of the coolest beach wedding venues in Spain.
Found at the beachfront and along the end of the well-known Bay of San Antonio, the Sirenis Seaview Country Club is considered one of the best hotel complexes in Ibiza. Its environment creates a perfect romantic setting with its tropical palm trees, crystal clear waters, and white sand.
El Balneario is a beautiful beachfront setting located in Malaga with an outstanding ocean view. This beautiful venue allows you to celebrate outdoors on one of the terraces, in a tent by the sea, on the rooftop overlooking the bay, or in the building’s white room with huge windows. The choice is yours!
At the coastal town of Sitges, Hotel Sunway Playa Golf & Spa is a beautiful hotel just a few miles away from majestic Barcelona. Its setting allows couples to celebrate their love by the Mediterranean sea with a unique altar and the sunlight reflecting from its waters to light up the wedding.
Situated at Santiago de la Ribera on the shore of the Minor Sea, Miramar La Ribera Restaurant will delight you with its unbeatable views and traditional, innovative cuisine. It owns a banquet room with a natural environment that allows weddings to have both their ceremonies and parties against the background of the Minor Sea.
Hotel Estrella del Mar is one of the best beach hotels in Marbella. It is home to a magical atmosphere created when the water turns its sounds into a sweet caress. Its beach club is located right on the beach’s edge, becoming the perfect beachy place in Southern Spain to tie the knot. Marbella is one of the best places to get married in Spain overall, and this beach club is one of the best beach wedding venues in Spain according to me and my team.
Best Elopement Venues in Spain
Spain is not only an amazing place for a big and luxurious wedding but it also offers many fascinating location for a more intimate celebration such as an adventurous elopement. If you are looking for best elopement venues in Spain – this below list if for you!
Cortijo Sabila is a lovely refurbished boutique hotel located a few kilometers from Antequera and central Malaga. It has seven beautiful gardens with a spectacular natural pool and jacuzzi, eight spacious rooms with incredible views of the mountains, along with four spacious dining rooms for a list of 30 people.
At the Southern Tenerife and over the popular coast of Adeje, this 5-star resort is a hotel situated in a privileged and exclusive atmosphere. Each of its exclusive villas has a private pool and garden space for you to have a lovely and intimate celebration.
Villa Manuel is a typical house in the middle of the countryside of Formentera Island. Perfect for small celebrations, you can enjoy this oasis of peace and nature and delight your eyes with the exclusive decoration and comfort.
Between Alicante and Benidorm, this calm country house is located in the countryside of the Aigues province. This venue is well-known for its impressive views of the natural greenery and sunny beaches, as well as its elegant and intimate French-like design. A unique hideaway where you can fully enjoy the mountains, the sea, and the Mediterranean sun. We love this Elopement venue in Spain.
Inside the Park and Palacio de la Fresneda, Madrid, La Granjilla is a 16th-century building with three superb spaces, rustic halls, and a majestic palace for luxurious and private elopements. The beauty and nature that surrounds this setting make it a perfect place to elope in an unforgettable way.
Having an excellent location, it’s the perfect place to prepare and celebrate the most important day of your life as a couple. This dreamy venue is found in the famous Sierra de Tramuntana, near Mallorca. With several venues, indoor and outdoor rooms, the Grand Hotel Son Net offers unlimited options to create a magical elopement.
El Invernadero del Pazo de Santa Cruz is a breathtaking greenhouse located in Pontevedra in Galici. Its magnificent gardens, chapel, and its 17th-century woodlands make this charming venue a great place for you to elope in a typical Galician Pazo with all the facilities of a comprehensive, intimate celebration. Funny fact – the city completely banned the use of cars. Could it be one of your favorites Spain elopement venues?
Located in a privileged enclave at the municipality of Collado Mediano, Torre Box Art is a 19th-century boutique hotel with all the accommodations of a 21st-century modern hotel. Full of art pieces and surrounded by the nature of the Sierra Guadarrama, it is home to an extensive and colorful art gallery that will provide a unique and artistic touch to your elopement in Spain.
Centrally located in the historic quarter of Santa Cruz, Hotel Alfonso XIII owns distinguished architecture and Moorish detailing, showcasing its native Andalusian heritage. Its Betis, Italica, and Triana meeting rooms are perfect settings to celebrate a royal-like, Sevillian elopement. Please make sure to watch this amazing Sevilla Wedding in Hotel Alfonso XIII.
An elegant boutique-style hotel situated 20 minutes inland from Nerja, Málaga, Cortijo Bravo provides breathtaking views of the surrounding avocado and citrusy countryside with the sea on the backdrop. It also has a chic, circular bar area for you to elope privately while enjoying the natural views through the large windows. Definitely a strong closing position of the best elopement venues in Spain.
Best Gay Wedding Venues in Spain
Let the list of Spain Wedding Venues continue! If you are planning your same-sex wedding in Spain and are looking for a gay friendly wedding venue – there is many of them. Of course there should not be any difference between venues when it comes to your personal orientation, but we went the extra mile and provided you with a list, that we believe will make your adventure even more amazing.
There is nothing more important when planning your gay or lesbian wedding other than choosing the right venue and vendors.
So please make sure to check below for the best gay wedding venues in Spain.
An architectural complex of vineyards and mountains, this palace is unique for its combination of tradition, history, and innovation. Located in Briñas, La Rioja, Palacio Tondón is home to seven wineries that create the perfect spot to celebrate a gay wedding in a palace.
Just behind the Meloneras’ promenade and about 5 minutes from the Maspalomas lighthouse, the Lopesan Baobab Resort is a gay-friendly, African-styled hotel considered the most original, striking, and spectacular hotel complexes on Gran Canaria island. You can celebrate your wedding outdoors and enjoy the luxuriant palm groves, or delight with the exotic African dance hall that hosts the Canarian architecture and the most exclusive glamour of the Meloneras area. This hotel is simply mind blowing and defiantly one of our favorites as far as gay wedding venues in Spain are concerned.
This 5-star resort is the perfect setting to have a luxurious wedding right in front of the beautiful beach in Costa del Sol, Marbella. Gran Meliá Don Pepe offers an extensive range of facilities for a same-sex ceremony, with its elegant lounges, terraces, exterior spaces.
Kempinski Hotel Bahía is also a 5-star hotel sitting between the charming village of Estepona and the rich, elegant town of Marbella. With a beachfront location and wonderful views of the Mediterranean Sea and the African coast, the hotel is the most picturesque and romantic gay wedding venue in Andalusia.
Located on the beachfront along the famous Barceloneta boardwalk, W Barcelona offers a beautifully crafted background for a wedding ceremony or an elopement ceremony. It is also home to sensationally styled spaces and boasting panoramic views over the Mediterranean Sea and Barcelona.
Considered one of the best restaurants in Formentera island, Chezz Gerdi is a stunning sam-sex wedding venue with a breathtaking view of the Formentera Sea. In this setting, you can have an incredible day at the seashore and create beautiful memories of a fascinating, original, and chic wedding.
Having a feel of a small boutique hotel, this villa is a high-end traditional style Ibiza villa with an ideal area next to the pool for a same-sex wedding or elopement. It is fully equipped to host up to 140 guests in the location.
Located in Monroyo, in the heart of the Teruel area of Matarraña, Hotel Consolación is one of the most romantic and undisclosed locations in Spain. Its beauty, discreet and delicate, resides in the harmony of natural landscapes, pine forests, almond trees, and olive trees. It’s a rare hotel that provides any wedding celebration a blend of tradition, modernity, luxury, and nature.
Founded on a 13th-century hermitage, this ancient Franciscan monastery was renovated in the 18th century and later converted into a traditional Catalan farmhouse. Located in front of the Montseny natural park in Girona, Catalonia, this historic home allows same-sex couples to celebrate the wedding of their dreams with its exclusive location with 2000m2 of spectacular gardens, a swimming pool with jacuzzi, and breathtaking views.
Right in the heart of the Tramuntana mountain range, Finca Comassema is a gorgeous old manor house equipped to host exclusive weddings or elopements. Its unforgettable views from the yard, an astonishing pond, and the stunning garden make this 100-year-old property an ideal wedding venue. As a plus, the view from the terrace allows you to be intrigued by the mountains and the stars.
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Alternative Places to get married in Spain
Ok, so you looked through our top Spain wedding venues list and you still have not found the right place for your marriage? Wedding villas in Spain are not cool enough and luxury wedding venues in Spain are to glamorous for your style?
Don’t worry there is still more to come as we made an extra list of alternative places to get married in Spain such a vineyards or getting married on a yacht.
Set in a volcanic cave with a natural, clear water lake, Jameos del Agua is a popular Lanzarote wedding destination. Surrounded by the nature and beauty of the island’s history, this fairytale wedding venue has an outdoor crystal clear, turquoise pool, a private terrace overlooking the fabulous scenery for the service, and the volcanic cave area where celebrations can continue.
Ibiza is one of the most beautiful Spanish islands, offering magnificent beaches and experiences to its visitors. Enjoy the amazing sea to the fullest, the breezy atmosphere, and the Ibiza landscapes as the perfect backdrop for your wedding on a rented yacht. You’ll have endless choices according to your needs and your guest list, and you can rent them for one day or more, as desired.
Hosting a historic cava vineyard with an underground cellar, Cavas de Codorniu outshines with its exotic and authentic Gothic architecture. Located only 30 mins away from Barcelona, it is the perfect setting to create an experiential day for the couple and their guests. The vineyards along with the bright sunshine rays are a perfect outdoor backdrop, while the underground caves provide an idyllic blend of light and shadow.
Located within the Upper Rock Natural Reserve of Gibraltar, it is a network of limestone caves that also serve as a unique wedding venue with an exotic and unusual background. At a height of over 300 meters above sea level, this limestone setting can accommodate up to 120 guests.
Celebrate your big day in a very special and unforgettable way inside a beautiful 65 pax yacht in the Mediterranean Sea. This yacht is a 35-meters long sailboat with a royal-like design and stunning spaces to have your private wedding near the coasts of Barcelona.
Other beautiful places to get married in Spain
Wow, you made this far with our top Spain Wedding venues and still not sure which wedding venue in Spain to choose?
No worries, there is still hope for you! Below you will find some other beautiful places to get married in Spain as our last and bonus list of the top wedding venues in Spain. And you know what? If you think we need to include something more – please make sure to comment below and we do our best to check your recommendation on put on the list.
Being one of the oldest winery cellars in Jerez, Bodegas Fundador offers an unforgettable experience and an excellent location for a wedding at Cádiz. The 18th-century architectural lines, the gardens, the harmony of the buildings, and the patios make you return in time without renouncing the best modern features.
A colonial-style hotel located in Arucas, about 15 minutes away from Las Palmas de Gran Canaria. The special light that surrounds the venue along with the soft climate of Gran Canaria island provides an atmosphere of elegance and tranquility. Its main feature is the endless sea of banana plantations that lie around this magical setting, perfect for a nature-like wedding or elopement celebration.
I absolutely adore this wedding venue located in Gran Canaria. You need to check this Banana Elopement on Gran Canaria.
Honestly – trust me, it’s amazing and probably one of the best elopement venues in Spain, and possibly in all Europe.
Known as a famous “Tio Pepe” sherry cellar in Jerez, Cádiz, these wineries are a source of culture and history on their own. With its stone arches and side windows that give access to outdoor garden access, the facilities from winery “Los Gigantes” provide a great space for a wedding celebration. The venue is also close to Alcázar and two main chapels that can be perfect if you’d like a religious ceremony before the celebration.
Located in Marbesa, Costa del Sol, this rustic, yet charming beachside venue is perfectly suited to small weddings or elopement celebrations as it’s found right on the side of the beach. Le Papillion Restaurant is a great choice if you don’t want to spend too much money on the venue, and still get the amazing service and views as a five-star beach hotel. Your beach wedding come true!
Considered an authentic architectural gem, Hacienda El Rosalejo is set in the Sierra de Cádiz, owning spectacular views of the whole countryside. Being one of the most beautiful farmhouses in Andalusia, the hacienda is fully adapted and equipped to celebrate weddings of all types, from small elopements to large weddings with 400 guests.
Wedding Venues in Spain – Frequently Asked Questions
We are often asked by our couples on what are the top Spain wedding venues, but then while we talk more questions arise and are typically common to all of our couples. Below we present the frequently asked questions while looking for top wedding venues in Spain.
What is the best place to get married in Spain?
Spain is home to an endless list of top places to celebrate your wedding or elopement. However, choosing the best place for YOUR big day depends mainly on these three key aspects – budget, guest list, and needs. All this will determine your choice of the best Spain wedding venue, that is right for you!
The options you have for the venue are determined by how much you can afford to spend. When quoting, always be sure that the location shares all the rates with you. You can then compare costs and check which venues are friendlier with your budget. No matter your choice, you need to make sure there is enough money left in your fund to afford the rest of what will make your wedding unforgettable (such as an awesome photographer and videographer).
- Guest List
The perfect Spain wedding venue for you will have enough space for your guests. Therefore, seek a setting that has flexible or outdoor space if you have a larger guest list. If the weather doesn’t make an outdoor wedding, look for a wedding venue that suits the guests you don’t want to skip your special day.
The perfect place should also be worthy of the style, specifications, and arrangement that you desire for that day. Consider all the things you want to include on the day of your ceremony and go for the one venue that will accommodate them. A good example of what any of the best Spain wedding venues should have are sleeping arrangements for your guests – either directly at the wedding venue or at the nearest possible location – recommended by the venue.
Therefore, your BEST location is that that is affordable, versatile, and needs-accommodating for you! Good news for you, Spain has options that can fit all types of needs, budgets, and guest lists. From small, rural, and intimate settings to large, extravagant outdoor spaces, you will be able to find what you need in this magical and marvelous country. I’ll also help you with the above list that holds a smaller array with all the places that, in my long experience, are the BEST Spain wedding venue.
How much is a wedding in Spain?
The cost of an average wedding in Spain is EUR 16,500, which is just half the cost of the minimum 30,000 euros wedding celebrations that are held in the United States. Though, weddings are not only as costly in all areas. There is a gap of almost EUR 10,000 in Spain between some autonomous communities and others. According to FUCI numbers, Madrid is, therefore, the most expensive area to marry (EUR 21,205), followed by Catalonia (EUR 20,282) and the Valencian Community (EUR 19,525). On the other side, the cheapest groups are Extremadura (EUR 11,864) and the Canary Islands (EUR 13,035).
What you also need to take into consideration is that these numbers are based upon local weddings, so therefore are in most cases not destination weddings. If you plan an abroad wedding in Spain you need to calculate additional costs such as travel, hotel and document translations. Another factor is the style of your weddings luxury wedding venues in Spain start at approx €25,000 (for about 70- 80 person wedding), and villa weddings can sum up at a level of €15,000 (for an 70-80 person wedding). So it’s also up to you how far you want to push the costs for your dream Spain wedding venue.
Can you get married in Spain legally?
- Spanish Residents
In compliance with the rules of the Spanish Civil Code, both individuals must be consenting adults above 18 years of age. Couples that fulfill the two-year residency standards are considered applicable for a civil or religious wedding. This requires that at least one part of the lovely pair must be a permanent citizen of Spain for two years prior to the wedding day.
If you want to get married in Spain and neither you nor your partner are Spanish residents, you must submit a variety of legal papers and be aware that non-multilingual documents must be legalized beforehand by the Apostille of The Hague or by the Diplomatic Representation of Spain and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of that region. As well, a Ministry-recognized translator must translate the documents into Spanish. As for civil or religious ceremonies, a legal wedding or elopement is not a choice for foreigners. The best option in these cases is to have a small ceremony and go through all the paperwork in your home country and then come to magical Spain for the celebration
- UK residents
To legally marry in Spain, UK residents must all prove that they have a property in Spain or that they profess the Catholic religion. If not, the UK couple must have a civil wedding in Gibraltar or the UK and then follow it with a marriage blessing in Spain. Then, they can celebrate a fun, adventurous, and romantic destination wedding in Spain in one of the astonishing wedding locations listed above.
Is a Destination Wedding in Spain Right for You?
Ok so you made it this far on the best wedding venues in Spain list, congratulations!
But maybe you are still choosing between having a local wedding and a destination wedding in Spain. So before you decide that a destination weddin in Spain is right for you, let’s explore the differences between a local and a Spain wedding.
Ok but what is really a destination wedding? A destination wedding is when the couple chooses to travel away from the place of residence and invite their family and friends to a different location. For many couples, Spain is an ideal destination wedding location as it offers beautiful beaches, stunning landscapes, and is rich in culture and history and also is really very diverese from the mainland to the Islands; there is so much to choose from as in terms of location for your destination wedding in Spain.
There are many important distictions between a Spain destination wedding and a local wedding. First of all a destination wedding in Spain is not only the wedding day itself but its also an adventure, shared with your family and friends. You travel, you explore and you really come back with amazing memories.
Second of all – how much does a destination wedding in Spain cost?
Some couples may think that a destination wedding in Spain will be more expensive than a local wedding, but you know what? Ut can actually be a cost-effective choice! Crazy, huh?
Depending on your location and venue choices, a destination wedding in Spain can often cost less than a traditional local wedding. Think about it – usually for a destination wedding you will not invite all the big group of family and friends, you will most likely choose all the most important people. So intead of having a 250 people wedding you might reduce to a 80-120 grouo of people for your Spain destination wedding. Many of the guest will actually cover their own flight cost as a gift to you and all you are left with paying for is the venue and the vendors. If you are travelling from USA, UK, UAE, AUSTRALIA or even another EU country, very often the prices of venues and vendors that work localy on destination weddings in Spain will simply be lower than what you will find localy.
What are Spanish weddings like?
A traditional Spanish wedding typically follows the Catholic format and will have at least 200 guests and rice/petal throwing at the end of the ceremony. However, like everything else, the size of the guest list and the traditional adaptation depends on the couple itself. Nowadays, a larger number of lovebirds opt for the combination of a civil ceremony and an intimate, small reception with family and close friends. All Spanish weddings are fun and full of dancing, food, music, and drinks. A guitar player will probably sing, and there will certainly be some flamenco dance at the celebration. However, here are some past Spanish traditions and how they are currently being honored:
- Starting Time
Before, weddings started in the afternoon and continued all night and the early in the next day’s morning. Now, it is very common for weddings to be performed either in the morning or in the afternoon. But, no matter at what time they start, Spanish weddings always end up pretty late (or early, if you are analyzing from a next day perspective).
- Arras Exchange
Customary Spanish Catholic weddings include the exchange of thirteen coins between the bride and the groom. These coins are best known as arras, which reflects their willingness to share their current and future goods.
Instead of having bridesmaids and groomsmen, custom Spanish weddings have padrinos, which are usually the father of the bride and the mother of the groom. As padrinos, their sole function is to accompany the bride and groom and to sign as witnesses to the marriage.
- No Programme or Ceremony Master
Spanish wedding lacks organization in general. The only stated facts are the start time (which is sometimes later than that hehe), the date, and the location(s). Sometimes, the banquet or dining time is also shared, but this is less frequently to happen. Funny, right?
But of course when you plan a destination wedding in Spain – it will all be planned, just like you want it. I just wanted to give some fun facts about the Spain wedding traditions so you know if you want to incorporate them into your wedding plans and also possibly determine your search for the best Spain wedding venue.
Top Spain Wedding Venues – personal opinion
Wow, so we made it this far. Really hope you enjoyed reading our list of top Spain wedding venues and that it will be helpful in making your final decision. No matter which Spain wedding venue you choose one thing is already sure – it will be amazing. As overall Spain is simply an amazing country and I am sure that your destination wedding in Spain will definitely be an amazing adventure and will last longer then just your wedding day and that you will get to travel around this gorgeous country. I fell in love with Spain and have decided to move here for good. To be honest I can’t imainge myslef leaving right now at any other place on Earth – therefore I am already super happy that you are thinking of getting married in Spain and that I could make you search of the Spain wedding venues a little more easier.
Oh and before I forget – we also made an in depth guide on HOW TO ELOPE IN SPAIN, so if you are planning an intimate elopement make sure to check thus ultimate list. And of course no matter which Spain wedding venue you finały choose – make sure to have someone with you to secure the memories in the form of wedding photography and wedding videography – hopefully it will be us.
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A cool Spain Wedding Venue that you need to check
Saying good bye is hard therefore I am leaving you with a last resource to check which is this real wedding that happend in Mallorca