• Marie Fagan


I have created this article to help you find your dream wedding venue. I am a #weddingplannerinSpain and everything I write in my blog is based on my own experiences as a planner. I mainly organise #weddingsinSpain, specifically in Southern Spain and I would like to help you choose your #weddingdestination in Spain by listing the most interesting once. If you are #planningwedding in this beautiful destination, I hope this article helps.

Often my clients say: Oh, we would love to get married in Spain but we just don’t know where to start. Contacting an experience wedding planner in Spain will help you narrow your options.

Here are 6 most popular wedding destinations in Southern Spain:


One of the most used hotels for #weddings in Benalmadena is Sunset beach club If you are looking for a place that is child friendly then Sunset beach is your best choice. Sunset has 2 big outdoor pools and lots of organised entertainment for children every day which gives you a great opportunity to have some quality time as a couple.

Benalmadena is a town situated about 20 minutes away from #Malaga airport which is the 3rd biggest airport in Spain. It is located between Fuengirola and Torremolinos, with plenty of great beaches and a wide variety of accommodation for the tourists. In #Benalmadena we’ll find a large amount of pubs and restaurants for all tastes, as well as Puerto Marina and is divided in three main urban centres: Benalmadena Costa, Benalmadena Pueblo and Arroyo de la Miel.

Puerto Marina and the Solymar square give Benalmadena a wide range of possibities to entertain ourselves, have a coffe, go for a walk or go out partying.The Solymar square has recently been reconstructed and there is now a nice shopping centre.

Furthermore, Benalmadena has several tourist attractions like the Sealife aquarium or the Tivoli World amusement park in Arroyo de la Miel. #Benalmadenacosta is a family tourist destination, where we can enjoy the beach and Benalmadena Pueblo, that still maintains its Andalusian village charm and is situated in the top part of the municipality, with breath-taking views over the whole coast.


One of the most popular #weddingvenuesinMálaga is without a doubt Castillo de Santa Catalina. If you choose this place for your #weddinginSpain you will not be disappointed.

Castillo de Santa Catalina is a palace of Moorish revival style, built in 1932. The palace was built by the French and Levard Lahalle architects and is integrally linked with the ancient fortress city, ordered by King Philip IV in 1624. From its historical beginnings, Castillo de Santa Catalina has now become a hotel historical (BIC), maintaining the luxury and foot of a stately palace. This historic hotel has been refined to provide a suitable and comfortable accommodation for its guests, with all the comfort and luxury of a modern hotel. The hotel opened in 2006 has two junior suites and six deluxe rooms. Each room has been individually designed with its own style and personality. With its gardens and terraces, fabulous views and spectacular rooms, Castillo de Santa Catalina is the highest to host a unique party or spend your days in Málaga option as it is within 1 km of the beach of La Malagueta, to 3 km from the historic center, Gibralfaro Castle, Alcazaba, Roman Theatre, the Cathedral.

This hotel is going to be reformed and therefor remain closed for events during 2020 but ready for all events in 2021. If you are getting married in 2021 this might be your ideal venue.


Do you love golf courses, greenery and big open spaces? If your answer is yes then getting married in Spain might be the right choice. Have a look at La Cala Golf Resort #Getmarried on the golf course is very popular among my couples.

First of all, a round of golf in magnificent natural surroundings. Then, a lunch with #friends on the Club House terrace. Or a cooling dip after a luxurious aromatherapy massage in the spa. Above all, at La Cala Resort they will help you to create your own experience. Some couples really worry that their #wedding in Spain will be a stressful experience. You will forget about all your worries in this place I can guarantee that. They include every little #luxury to make your stay special. The idyllic retreat is worlds away from the hustle and bustle of the busy coast, yet just 10 minutes from the sweeping Mediterranean beaches of the Costa del Sol and only 30 minutes from Malaga Airport. As a result, the promise of sun-drenched days on the fairways and laid back al fresco evenings, relaxing under the stars is hard to resist. What more can you wish for you and your guests when getting married in Spain.


If you want something special, something different, traditional and typical Spanish then Hotel Finca Eslava is the ideal place for your #destinationwedding. Ubicated in very classical Andalusian town called #Antequera. Antequera is a medieval town in the hills to the north of Malaga, overlooked by a Moorish fortress or Alcazaba. It is located in a fertile river valley, with olive groves and fields of sunflowers, and has great climbing and walking attractions nearby. The town also has one of the richest archaeological legacies in #Andalucia, with Bronze Age and Roman ruins ranking among the most important in Spain, and there's also El Torcal park and the flamingo-filled Pink Lagoon, making it heaven for both history and nature lovers.

Hotel Finca Eslava is only a small rustic hotel which can accommodate up to 70 guests. There is a beautiful spa in the hotel and the cousine experience is unforgettable.


Mijas pueblo is what’s called a white Andalusian village (pueblo blanco) situated in the middle of a mountain. Has gorgeous views and several stunning wedding venues. But it also has something very special that amazes the couples which want to have a blessing in church. There is a church called Ermita de la Virgen de la Peña. It’s a very special church which you can appreciate on the photo bellow. There are priests in this area that can do the #blessing in English.


Would you love to have fire work show at your wedding in Spain? If the answer is yes then Marbella is the place for you dream Spanish wedding . Although it’s something you would not normally think of there are only few wedding venues on the costa del sol that have the special licence required by the town hall in order to offer fireworks. I will list some of the venues where you can get married and have fireworks. Get ready to get married in Spain. These venues are stunning.

Hotel Don Carlos, Nikki Beach, Puente Romano or Villa Padierna

Marbella is definitely a great place for luxury wedding. It is known as the playground of Europe's rich and famous. If the Costa del Sol was conceived as Europe's Florida, then Marbella is its Miami. Situated between Malaga and Gibraltar, this exclusive resort is where numerous international celebrities and royalty relocate for the summer, hiding out in private villas and exclusive five-star hotels, or on their luxury yachts. Hordes of British tabloid stars head down there for their holidays and can be spotted sporting their Melissa Odabash kaftans and gladiator sandals as they stroll through the town. You can find all the top designer emporiums here - Gucci, Versace, D&G, Dior - but it also has a pretty, well-preserved casco antiguo (old town) with Plaza de los Naranjos at its heart, and historic buildings, including a Moorish fort, and Roman remas (columns and a bridges)

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