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Beautiful Marbella wedding venue | September wedding on the Costa del Sol


Spain’s favourable climate offers couples a long wedding season, making September an excellent choice for tying the knot on the Costa del Sol. With pleasant temperatures and extended daylight hours, weddings during this month benefit from ideal lighting conditions for capturing stunning, natural-looking photographs. Today, we’re excited to look back on a lovely wedding held last September at a luxurious and historic finca in Marbella which owns that WOW factor sought after by so many bridal couples during their venue search.

Beautiful Marbella wedding venue
Beautiful Marbella wedding venue
The Venue – A beautiful Marbella Wedding Venue

Nestled amidst historic ruins, just a short 35-minute drive from Malaga Airport, lies a hidden gem – a secret garden steeped in 200 years of history and charm. Surrounded by tropical palms, lush vegetation, and serene water features, stands an exquisite finca, renowned as one of Marbella’s premier wedding venues.

Last September, this picturesque setting served as the backdrop for a truly memorable celebration. Join us today as we reminisce about Laura and Jason’s special day, enveloped by the tranquillity of ancient palm trees, thriving avocado plantations and vibrant exotic fruit trees.

Outdoor wedding ceremony in Marbella
Poolside Welcome – Greetings and Mingling

With the backdrop of the lilac Andalucian mountains, guests arrived at the impressive finca where Groomsmen, Baz, Phil, and Greg, welcomed them to the spacious terrace adjacent to the outdoor swimming pool. Refreshing drinks awaited, accompanied by the soothing tunes of pianist Johnny, created a relaxed atmosphere, allowing guests to mingle and look forward to the day ahead.

Ceremony – An Enchanting Setting

Against the backdrop of a by-gone foundry, creating an enchanting setting , the ceremony took place. Led by Costa del Sol-based officiant Jeff, Laura and Jason were united in matrimony in a heartwarming ceremony. Laura looked radiant in an elegant lace top A-line bridal dress with a tasteful slit, while Jason appeared dashing in a navy blue suit. The picturesque gardens, capable of comfortably hosting 400 friends and family, offered an intimate yet spacious setting for this September wedding. As guests entered, they were greeted by the piano instrumental of “The Vow” by RuthAnne, while the exit was accompanied by the lively tune of “Marry Me” by Bruno Mars, skillfully played by Johnny.

Newlyweds exit amid a shower of petals.
Newlyweds exit amid a shower of petals.
Cocktail Hour – Among Picturesque Gardens

After the ceremony, guests enjoyed a lively cocktail hour amid the picturesque gardens, ancient palm trees, and lush tropical plants. The mood was set by uplifting piano music as guests savoured a variety of hot and cold canapés, including torched goat cheese tart with crispy serrano ham and crab apple jelly, gingered chicken cakes with mango and coriander mayonnaise, and smoked salmon, asparagus, and horseradish wraps. Meanwhile, the newlyweds were briefly taken away by photographer Issy, who captured timeless memories against the finca’s romantic backdrops and snapped some fun family photos.

Cocktail hour amid picturesque gardens.
Cocktail hour amid picturesque gardens.
Feast – Under a Centenary Walnut Tree

The wedding meal took place in a central garden area beneath a majestic one-hundred-year-old walnut tree. Guests enjoyed a selection of Spanish favourites, from pan-fried fillet of beef with dauphinoise potatoes to roast fillet of sea bream with roasted baby potatoes and chorizo. Dessert offerings included chocolate truffle cake, mojito fruit salad, and white chocolate and raspberry cheesecake. The relaxed atmosphere, shaded by the ancient tree, provided the perfect setting for the wedding breakfast, complemented by an entertaining magic show by magician Magic Al.

Top table with views to the tropical gardens and central water fountain.
Top table with views to the tropical gardens and central water fountain.
Dusk and party – Sunset Photos and First Dance

As dusk descended, the pond area near the main house transformed into a magical setting illuminated by twinkling lights. Laura and Jason stole away for some romantic pre-sunset photos. Meanwhile, DJ Lady Jade and Joe on Sax provided dynamic musical entertainment, captivating guests as they gathered for the first dance. The dance floor near the water features came alive as the party kicked off, with the romantic song Snow Patrol’s “Just Say Yes” setting the tone for the evening. DJ Lady Jade and Joe treated guests to five full hours of music, including two hours of saxophone and one hour of percussion, accompanied by tower lighting and robo lights for added ambiance. Later in the evening, violinist Quike joined forces with the DJ to keep the celebration going into the early hours.

Al fresco dining under a centenary walnut tree.
Al fresco dining under a centenary walnut tree.
Post party – Beach Club Chill-Out

The celebrations continued with a casual pizza gathering the following day at a beach club, where all 150 guests enjoyed winding down after a weekend of festivities under the sunny skies.

Looking back on this bohemian late summer wedding in Marbella, it was marked by its simple yet beautiful style, resulting in a laid-back family celebration in the Spanish sunshine. As Laura and Jason begin this new chapter together, we thank them for choosing us to be a part of their special day and wish them a lifetime of love, health, and happiness.

A big thank you also goes to Issy for capturing the memorable moments of a day that combined history, nature, and the happy union of this lovely couple.

Fairy lights, candles, and illuminated water features create a magical atmosphere at dusk.
Fairy lights, candles, and illuminated water features create a magical atmosphere at dusk.
Venue Overview

Located just 35 minutes from Malaga Airport, this Marbella wedding venue is a hidden gem nestled in a secret garden boasting over 200 years of history and charm. Originally built in the 1800s as one of Spain’s first foundries, this finca was surrounded by a bustling village and served as the heart of a thriving community. Today, meticulously restored to its former glory, it stands as one of Marbella’s premier wedding venues, offering a picturesque backdrop of ruins and lush greenery.

With its panoramic views of ancient palm trees, avocado plantations, and exotic fruit trees, this Marbella finca provides a truly unique setting for ceremonies like no other. The spacious gardens, capable of accommodating up to 400 seated guests, offer endless possibilities for customization, from floral arches to carpeted aisles and shaded marquees.

While onsite accommodation isn’t available, the venue’s convenient location ensures ample nearby options, including hotels and villas, where your wedding party can stay. The venue itself, transforms into a romantic wonderland as dusk falls. Twinkling fairy lights, candles, and illuminated water features create a magical atmosphere, perfect for celebrating your special day.

Choosing to tie the knot in Marbella means immersing yourself in the warm weather of southern Spain and embracing a wedding surrounded by nature, history, and unforgettable moments. With easy access to nearby amenities and the stunning beaches just minutes away, this Marbella wedding venue promises an experience you’ll cherish for a lifetime.

Just Married in Spain's Marbella.
Just Married in Spain’s Marbella.