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Private wedding venue Marbella | Hidden Oasis on the Costa del Sol


Nestled amidst the serene landscapes of Costa del Sol, just a stone’s throw away from the vibrant city of Marbella, lies a hidden oasis—a top-tier private wedding venue. With sprawling gardens, spacious verandas, and lavish amenities, it sets a standard of timeless elegance and meticulous design. Ideal for couples seeking an extraordinary setting to exchange vows and create lasting memories, this venue offers unparalleled beauty and sophistication.

Private wedding venue Marbella | Hidden Oasis on the Costa del Sol
Private wedding venue in Spain’s Marbella.

Hidden Oasis on the Costa del Sol

Originally a beloved family-owned restaurant nestled in the heart of Marbella, this venue underwent a remarkable transformation in 2021, emerging as a unique private event space nestled within the historic grounds of an ancient wheat farm along a picturesque valley river adorned with cascading waterfalls. Retaining its rich heritage and authentic charm, this venue seamlessly blends modern sophistication with traditional Andalusian architecture, offering a captivating backdrop for romantic celebrations in the sunshine; perfect for couples starting their journey together.

Private Wedding Venue with Enchanting Ceremony Spaces

Imagine the setting; as guests arrive, they are greeted by the stately stone gateway that marks the entrance to the venue, leading them to the main welcome area—a shaded enclave adorned with a sprawling pergola covered in lush greenery that provides a tranquil setting for guests to gather and mingle before the festivities commence. From there, they are ushered into a world of luxury and refinement, where every detail has been carefully curated to ensure an unforgettable experience for all who attend.

The centrepiece of the venue is the enchanting ‘Era,’ a historic wheat-threshing floor that serves as a symbolic ceremonial circle, surrounded by ancient Roman columns and offers panoramic views of the sea. There, against the backdrop of the timeless landscape, couples exchange vows and embark on their new journey as husband and wife, surrounded by the love and support of friends and family.

Private wedding venue Marbella | Hidden Oasis on the Costa del Sol
Hidden oasis on the Costa del Sol

Versatile Outdoor Celebration

For outdoor celebrations, the main open-air terrace is a favourite choice for bridal couples, offering a picturesque setting for al fresco dining and festivities against the backdrop of sweeping sea and mountain vistas. With seating for up to 150 guests, this expansive terrace features a separate elevated stage and adjacent dance floor, providing ample space for entertainment and celebration under the open sky. Additionally, as a plan B, in the unlikely chance of rain, the terrace can be outfitted with large marquees or shading structures to ensure a comfortable and elegant setting in any weather conditions, allowing guests to continue enjoying the celebration without interruption.

Next to the terrace, you’ll find the majestic amphitheatre, nestled into the mountainside, providing stunning views of the surrounding landscape. With seating for up to 200 guests, this versatile space can host both intimate wedding parties and grand gatherings. Working alongside the main terrace, the amphitheatre can easily offer an elevated seating stand for larger wedding parties, accommodating up to 300 guests comfortably.

Private wedding venue Marbella | Hidden Oasis on the Costa del Sol
A majestic amphitheatre, nestled into the mountainside.

Charming Indoor Spaces

For indoor celebrations, the venue offers the rustic charm of the barn—a cosy retreat with exposed wooden beams, warm lighting and seating for around 50 guests. As of midnight this space is typically used for the festivities to continue indoors, transforming into a late-night dance area where guests are invited to dance the night away in style.

Meanwhile, the venue’s charming 4-bedroom villa, provides a luxurious haven for the bridal couple and their nearest and dearest to use on the run up to the big day. From lavish accommodations to spacious changing areas, this villa offers countless possibilities, including a secluded honeymoon suite with a private rooftop chill-out area which provides the perfect place for newlyweds to unwind and reflect on their special day.

Private wedding venue Marbella | Hidden Oasis on the Costa del Sol
Sealed with a kiss in the Spanish sunshine.

Family-Friendly and Secure

In addition, the venue includes a designated children’s entertainment area discreetly located behind the villa. This space provides a safe and enjoyable environment for young guests to play, equipped with its own bathroom and changing facilities and allows parents to relax and enjoy the festivities knowing their little ones are having fun in a child-friendly area. Additionally, arrangements can be made for babysitting, nanny services, or even a magic show to ensure the young guests are entertained and well-cared for throughout the event.

With a dedicated security and valet station positioned at the main gate entrance, the venue also prioritises privacy, safety, and convenience, offering a secure experience for all who attend.

Throughout the event, every detail is meticulously overseen by the Sunshine Wedding team, from guest arrival to the final dance, enabling couples to fully engage in the celebrations with peace of mind. They can rest assured that their special day is being handled with professionalism and care.

In essence, this premium private wedding venue in Marbella offers a truly unparalleled experience, where luxury, elegance, and natural beauty converge to create unforgettable moments that will be cherished for a lifetime. Whether exchanging vows amid verdant gardens, dancing beneath the stars, or escaping to the seclusion of a private villa, this exquisite venue provides the perfect canvas for couples to celebrate their love in style, surrounded by the breathtaking beauty of Costa del Sol.

Private wedding venue Marbella | Hidden Oasis on the Costa del Sol
Guests mingle during the cocktail hour.

Gracie and Tim’s Memorable Wedding Day

Get a taste of what a wedding day could be like at this private venue in Marbella by diving into the main moments of Gracie and Tim’s wedding celebrated last September.

Refreshing Welcome Drinks at the Venue Entrance

As the sun reached its peak in the mid-afternoon sky, wedding guests gathered at the main welcome area—a stone gateway marking the venue’s entrance. There, they were treated to a selection of refreshing beverages including Sangria, beers, and soft drinks. Background music, at the hands of the esteemed wedding performer David Cale, guitarist originally from Wales, set a relaxed tone as guests mingled and enjoyed the panoramic mountain views. Laughter and chatter filled the air, creating a buzz of excitement. This laid-back gathering provided guests a chance to unwind and mingle before the formal proceedings, setting the tone for the enjoyable and sociable atmosphere that would carry through the rest of the celebration.

Private wedding venue Marbella | Hidden Oasis on the Costa del Sol
Rustic elegance and outdoor charm at this wedding breakfast table setting.

The Ceremony Area – A Stunning Wedding Setting

Guests were directed to a striking semicircular open-air theatre nestled into the mountainside—the venue’s own amphitheatre. There, providing relief from the lingering summer heat, handheld parasols and ivory fans were provided. The ceremony space itself was adorned with large urns filled with lush greenery, white roses, and faux hydrangeas that added an organic touch to the setting, and it was in this space that attendees witnessed a truly enchanting wedding ceremony take place.

With welcome music playing, Gracie and Tim exchanged vows against the rugged mountain backdrop. Led by local wedding minister Jeff, the ceremony was a balance of humour and heartfelt moments. After their exit to the tune of “Electricity” by Dua Lipa and Silk City, they joined their guests for a celebratory drink.

The cocktail hour – At a Stone Gateway

Following the heartfelt exchange of vows and rings, the newlyweds and their guests gathered once again by the stone gateway near the venue entrance. This shaded area, nestled under a sprawling plant-covered pergola, provided a welcoming retreat for standing and seating. While the couple posed for photos with Salvador from Evergreen Malaga, a renowned destination wedding photographer, guests were served a delectable array of hot and cold canapes. Canapes which included mini beef steak on garlic croute with hollandaise sauce or salsa verde, pork brochettes with a whole grain mustard and orange glaze, tangy Thai prawn skewers with sweet chilli dipping sauce, tostaditas with blackened sea bream, peach relish, and sour cream, prawn ceviche spoon with avocado, red onion, lime juice, and chilli, and crostini with smoked aubergine caviar and toasted pine nuts.

Private wedding venue Marbella | Hidden Oasis on the Costa del Sol
An al fresco feast on an open-air terrace.

The Wedding Breakfast – An Alfresco Feast on the Open-Air Terrace

Following the cocktail hour, guests were invited to be seated in the venue’s expansive open-air terrace, which can accommodate up to 150 guests and offers breathtaking views of the sea and mountains. Attendees were treated to a sumptuous feast, beginning with starters of seared tuna tataki with wakame salad and sticky soy drizzle or harissa yoghourt-marinated chicken served on flatbread with cucumber, mint, rocket, and red onion salad. For the main course, options included pan-fried fillet of beef with dauphinoise potatoes, a red wine jus, and green beans, or sea bass with duchess potatoes and clam and white wine sauce. The meal concluded on a sweet note with a trio of desserts: chocolate truffle cake, mojito fruit salad, and mini white chocolate and raspberry cheesecake. As a special treat during the wedding breakfast, guests were serenaded by the smooth sounds of live jazz music performed by Georgie Morris.

Private wedding venue Marbella | Hidden Oasis on the Costa del Sol
A private wedding venue in Marbella, surrounded by dense vegetation.

Party Time – In an Enclosed Late-Night Dance Lounge

After the meal, guests were invited to linger outside, where minimalist lighting created an intimate ambiance for the evening ahead. They gathered to witness the newlyweds’ first dance, set to the song “This is Real” by Ella Henderson, accompanied by a soulful saxophone. Following this heartfelt moment, the DJ and saxophone duo took the stage, ensuring a lively atmosphere with their catchy playlist.

As midnight drew near, guests were invited indoors to an enclosed late-night dance lounge. There, they enjoyed a final set of tunes, savouring the last moments of an unforgettable fairy tale wedding celebration. With music, love and laughter filling the air, the night concluded on a high note, leaving unforgettable memories of a beautiful wedding in the sunshine.

We extend a heartfelt thank you to the wonderful couple for entrusting us with the planning of their special day. Our gratitude also goes to Salvador for providing these stunning images.

Organizing Gracie and Tim’s wedding was a genuine pleasure. On behalf of the Sunshine team, we wish the couple all the best as they begin this new chapter together.

Private wedding venue Marbella | Hidden Oasis on the Costa del Sol
The newlyweds enjoy their first dance.

Venue Overview

This premium private event destination in Marbella epitomises luxury and elegance, offering an idyllic setting for weddings and special occasions. Its versatile spaces, accommodating up to 150 guests, cater to both intimate gatherings and grand celebrations, ensuring that every event is tailored to perfection. Couples can opt to host their ceremony onsite, surrounded by the stunning landscapes of Marbella, creating unforgettable moments against the backdrop of picturesque scenery.

Conveniently located just a short distance from key amenities, guests can easily access the venue from the nearest church, airport, and beach. Within a 5-minute drive, couples can find a variety of charming churches to exchange their vows. The airport is only 40 minutes away, making it convenient for out-of-town guests to attend. Additionally, the beach is just 10 minutes from the venue, offering guests the opportunity to enjoy the sun, sand and sea during their stay.

In addition to the wedding festivities, Marbella and the Costa del Sol offer a plethora of activities and attractions for guests to enjoy. From exploring the historic Old Town and indulging in authentic Spanish cuisine at local restaurants to relaxing on pristine beaches and experiencing thrilling water sports, there is something for everyone to enjoy. Guests can also venture further afield to discover nearby attractions such as the iconic Alhambra in Granada, the vibrant city of Malaga, or the picturesque white villages of Andalusia. With its unbeatable location and array of attractions, getting married in Marbella promises an unforgettable experience for couples and their guests alike.

For more information, contact one of the team at Sunshine Weddings today!

Private wedding venue Marbella | Hidden Oasis on the Costa del Sol
At night, Marbella’s secluded wedding venue is aglow with fairy lights and tree illuminations, casting a magical ambiance.