If you have decided to have your wedding in Spain, rather than in your own home town there are dozens of cities to choose from, each with their own charm. Since a wedding is such a major occasion, it is important to be certain you have chosen the perfect place. You will want to choose a town that offers a little something for everyone so that your wedding party and guests get the most out of their trip. You also have to think about what is going to make you, the bride and groom happiest.
Amazing Spanish destinations that are perfect for wedding parties
Paint a picture in your mind of what most appeals to you about Spain and renting wedding villas there, then take some time to browse some of the gems we have chosen for you. Keep in mind there are so many small towns and larger cities in Spain that listing them all would be impossible. However, we feel the ones we’ve chosen are a great starting point for those looking for a nice place is Spain to be married and spend their honeymoons.
Villas in Madrid
In all of Spain there is no city more romantic than Madrid. For those looking to do it up big with a luxury wedding in Spain, Madrid is the perfect place. Madrid is said to be up there on the top list of romantic places in the world, perhaps only won out by Paris and Venice. In Madrid there are a variety of sights to see and things to do. If you are there for a wedding, why not go and visit the Almudena Cathedral, the site of the royal wedding of Doña Letizia and Prince Felipe which occurred in 2004 and gained much publicity. You can go inside and walk down the immense aisles of the Cathedral for a sense of what it might have been like to participate in a royal wedding.
Villas in Cantabria
Cantabria is a perfect destination for those looking for a coastal town in Spain that is mostly about relaxing on beautiful beaches. The capital city, Santander has less than 200,000 people so this really is a nice tranquil beach town. It is home to one of the most mesmerising bays in the world. There aren’t a lot of sites which might be considered historical here, and really this small hideaway in Spain is geared more toward quiet weddings and sunbathing on the beach. The weather is ideal year round for the beach so it does not matter if your wedding will be in February or June, the beaches will be welcoming.
Villas in Alicante
For a city that is rich in Spanish history and culture, Alicante is a wonderful choice of cities to get married in and rent wedding villas. Whilst there it is important to see Santa Barbara Castle that dates all the way back to the 10th century. Of course it’s not like it will be easy to miss as it is located on an outcrop that overlooks the city. Santa Barbara Castle is one of Europe’s largest medieval fortresses and was named for the conquest of King Alfonse which occurred on Santa Barbara’s day in 1248. The historical sites, combined with the nice weather and the hospitality of the locals make Alicante a really lovely part of Spain for a wedding and honeymoon.
Villas in Valencia
Valencia is one of the larger cities in Spain, in fact third largest to be precise. Even with over two million residents in and around the city, it has somehow managed to keep its charm and is definitely a romantic place for a wedding. One excellent attraction when visiting Valencia for any reason at all is The City of Arts and Sciences. This spectacular piece of architecture was created by Santiago Calatrava, a local of the city. Here there is the largest Aquarium in all of Europe, the Palau de le Artes, Palua de la Musica and of course a laser IMAX theatre. There are also many small towns on the outskirts to venture off and see. This is a great spot to rent wedding villas for everyone on the trip.
Villas in The Balearic Islands
The Balearic Islands are comprised of four very different islands. They are Ibiza, Formentera, Menorca and Majorca. Because each of these islands is a bit different in what it has to offer, it is important you decide exactly where you want to stay when you arrive. If you are looking for more of a nightlife type atmosphere such as one that might be perfect for a hen or stag party then Ibiza is a great choice. However, if you are looking for some nice relaxing time in a cosy little village with the family, then you will probably be better off booking your villas in Majorca. Do a little research on each of the islands as well as what they have to offer before you make a decision. The important thing to know is that any of the four islands will be a nice change from your everyday life.