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Wedding hacienda in Mijas | Spanish countryside wedding venue


Dreaming of a wedding ceremony set against the backdrop of the Spanish countryside, with sweeping views of lush landscapes and the shimmering coastline…

If you’re looking for a rustic wedding venue in Spain, today’s featured location will take you to the charm of a typical Mijas Hacienda. As one of our flagship venues in the Malaga province, this magnificent hacienda offers unparalleled charm and elegance. Not only does it boast ten bedrooms, each exuding an aura of relaxation and comfort, but it also provides the perfect backdrop for your special day—a place that whispers peace and tranquility at every turn.

Imagine your wedding set against the backdrop of the Spanish countryside, with guests enjoying sweeping 360º views of lush landscapes and the glistening coastline. This rustic villa wedding venue in Spain is a visual delight, surrounded by verdant grounds adorned with tropical flowers and expansive lawns, all framing the stunning vistas of the Costa del Sol. From rugged mountain ranges reaching for the endless azure sky to the mesmerizing shimmer of the Mediterranean coastline, every angle offers a picturesque view.

Now, let’s take you on a journey through what the key moments of your wedding day could be like at this remarkable venue…

An aerial view of the hacienda and its rustic Spanish countryside surroundings.
An aerial view of the hacienda and its rustic Spanish countryside surroundings.

As the wedding day dawns, there’s a palpable buzz in the air as the bridal party gathers for preparations. Last-minute details are meticulously attended to, ensuring everything is in place for the day ahead. Meanwhile, the groom and his groomsmen come together, sharing in the anticipation of the festivities to come.

In another corner, the bridal party undergoes their final touches, with make up and hair expertly styled. Amidst the whirlwind of activity, there are giggles and shared moments, creating a sense of sisterhood and excitement. And then, as the clock ticks closer to the ceremony, there’s a collective realization—it’s time to begin the journey down the aisle.

A garden wedding, with the ceremony area under the shade of an evergreen tree.
A garden wedding, with the ceremony area under the shade of an evergreen tree.

Welcome: A Prelude to Celebration

Meanwhile, imagine your wedding guests strolling through the picturesque Andalusian farmhouse, greeted by the warm Spanish sun. As they step onto the front lawn, a refreshing welcome drink awaits, served against the backdrop of panoramic views. The melodious strumming of a guitarist sets the scene, filling the air with harmonious notes that signal the beginning of a celebration bathed in sunlight.

The Ceremony: Uniting in Love

Your wedding guests, who may have traveled from far-flung corners of the globe, are then guided to their seats in the ceremony area. Amid the picturesque outdoor setting, the familiar notes of Canon in D, or your chosen ceremony entrance music, fill the air as you, the beautiful bride, make your entrance. Underneath an outdoor wedding arbor adorned with a burst of blooms, you join your dashing partner as the ceremony begins—a heartfelt union filled with emotions, love, and laughter, led by an English-speaking minister.

After a lively recessional dance, perhaps to the upbeat rhythm of “La Bamba” or a song of your choice, you, now as husband and wife, join your guests on the upper side lawn. This vibrant space is adorned with tropical flowers and expansive grass, offering sweeping views of the Costa del Sol’s breathtaking landscape. There, guests are treated to refreshments and a selection of canapés, such as seared beef drizzled with balsamic truffle oil, melon and jamon skewers, rosemary chicken breast skewers with Andalusian seasoning, and a vegan option of garlic and herb bruschetta with fresh basil and baby tomatoes. Against the backdrop of glorious Spanish weather, a local musician sets the mood with a captivating jazz fusion guitar set, adding a fun vibe to the celebration.

Guests enjoying poolside al fresco dining.
Guests enjoying poolside al fresco dining.

The Wedding Breakfast: Savory Delights

As the evening progresses, dinner is served in the verdant garden area nestled within the heart of the hacienda’s grounds. There, amid the lush surroundings, younger members of the wedding party enjoy a bouncy castle, providing entertainment for the little ones. Meanwhile, older guests indulge in a traditional Spanish feast, featuring delectable starters such as slow-cooked crispy duck with mango vinaigrette or Thai chili and lime chicken wraps. For the main course, guests can choose from options such as serrano-wrapped chicken breast, seared beef filet, or a vegetarian dish. Dessert promises delights like a rich chocolate tart with passion fruit, setting the stage for the ceremonial cutting of the wedding cake, symbolizing the union of the happy couple. This pivotal moment also cues heartfelt speeches, marking the transition to the celebratory festivities and signaling the start of dancing, prompting everyone to lace up their dancing shoes.

The Party: Celebrating into the Night

As the festivities continue, the dance floor awaits in the lower courtyard of the enchanting Andalusian farmhouse. Before the dancing commences, you seize the opportunity for some breathtaking pre-sunset photos captured by your chosen wedding photographer. Meanwhile, guests enjoy playful moments at the photobooth set up on the grounds, adding to the fun-filled atmosphere. Then comes your much-anticipated first dance, signaling the start of an unforgettable evening filled with dancing and entertainment.

Following the first dance, guests are treated to several hours of entertainment, including a lively music set performed by a live band, followed by a DJ session to keep the energy high. Late-night cravings are satisfied with a flow of delicious snacks, including pizzas, mini burgers, and cake, complemented by an open bar serving until the early hours of the morning. As the night draws to a close, guests bid farewell to the most magical day and night, cherishing memories that will last a lifetime.

Sealed with a kiss against a mountain backdrop.
Sealed with a kiss against a mountain backdrop.

Venue Overview

Situated amid the breathtaking landscapes of the Costa del Sol in Spain, this hacienda offers an idyllic setting for outdoor weddings. With its expansive grounds adorned with tropical flowers, fruit trees, and panoramic views, it provides the perfect backdrop for your special day. The hacienda boasts ten luxurious rooms, including a spacious master suite with a large terrace overlooking the lush surroundings and Mijas mountains.

The venue’s facilities are unparalleled and despite being only a 20-minute drive from one of Spain’s busiest international airports, the hacienda maintains its authentic Spanish ambiance, blending rustic charm with modern amenities and offering convenient access to nearby attractions.

Whether you envision a romantic villa wedding or an elegant celebration surrounded by natural beauty, the Sunshine Wedding team is dedicated to turning your dream into reality.

A white rustic tablescape set for a garden wedding breakfast.
A white rustic tablescape set for a garden wedding breakfast.

The Advantages of Rustic Wedding Venues in Southern Spain

Getting married in a rustic wedding venue in southern Spain offers a multitude of benefits that contribute to a unique and unforgettable wedding experience.

First and foremost, the natural beauty of the southern Spanish countryside provides a stunning backdrop for your special day. Rustic venues often feature expansive landscapes, rolling hills, and breathtaking views of the surrounding countryside, creating a picturesque setting for your ceremony and celebration. Furthermore, rustic wedding venues in southern Spain offer a sense of tranquility and intimacy that is unparalleled. Away from the hustle and bustle of city life, these venues provide a serene and romantic atmosphere where you can exchange vows surrounded by the beauty of nature.

Additionally, rustic wedding venues often come with charming and authentic features that add character to your celebration. From traditional Spanish architecture to rustic decor and furnishings, these venues offer a unique ambiance that reflects the rich cultural heritage of the region. Moreover, southern Spain is renowned for its warm and sunny climate, making it an ideal destination for outdoor weddings. With mild winters and long, sunny days, couples can enjoy an alfresco ceremony and reception surrounded by the natural beauty of the Spanish countryside.

Into the bargain, rustic wedding venues in southern Spain offer the opportunity for couples and their guests to enjoy a memorable destination wedding experience. From exploring charming local villages to indulging in delicious Spanish cuisine and wines, getting married in southern Spain allows you to create lasting memories with your loved ones in a truly magical setting.

In addition to the scenic beauty and cultural charm, rustic wedding venues in southern Spain provide practical advantages that enhance the overall wedding experience. Many rustic venues offer flexible event spaces that can accommodate various wedding styles and sizes, allowing couples to customize their celebration to suit their preferences. From intimate gatherings to grand affairs, rustic venues can be tailored to create the perfect ambiance for your special day. Furthermore, southern Spain boasts a wide range of accommodation options, ensuring that guests can easily find comfortable lodging nearby. Whether it’s boutique hotels, quaint bed and breakfasts, or luxury resorts, there’s something to suit every budget and taste.

Overall, getting married in a rustic wedding venue in southern Spain offers not only a stunning backdrop and romantic atmosphere but also cost-effectiveness. Southern Spain is known for its affordable prices compared to other popular wedding destinations, making it an attractive choice for couples looking to create a memorable celebration without breaking the bank. With the combination of affordability and picturesque settings, getting married in a rustic wedding venue in southern Spain allows couples to have the wedding of their dreams without the hefty price tag.

Balinese parasols provide shade as guests enjoy feasting in the sunshine.
Balinese parasols provide shade as guests enjoy feasting in the sunshine.

Exploring Mijas: Fascinating Facts

Mijas, the location of your wedding venue, is a charming and historic town nestled in the hills of the Costa del Sol. Here are some intriguing facts about this picturesque destination:

Donkey Taxis: One of the unique attractions of Mijas is its famous donkey taxis. Visitors can take a leisurely ride through the town’s narrow streets on these traditional modes of transport, offering a fun and memorable way to explore the area. In recent years, the well-being of the donkeys has been prioritized, with associations ensuring they aren’t overworked and receive proper care. These gentle creatures have become beloved symbols of Mijas’ cultural heritage.

White-Washed Buildings: Mijas is renowned for its whitewashed buildings and narrow cobblestone streets, which exude a quintessentially Andalusian charm. Strolling through the town’s labyrinthine alleys is like stepping back in time to a bygone era. The dazzling white facades are not just for aesthetics but also serve practical purposes, keeping the buildings cool during the scorching summers.

Mijas Pueblo: The historic center of Mijas, known as Mijas Pueblo, is perched atop a hillside overlooking the Mediterranean Sea. This picturesque village boasts stunning panoramic views, traditional Spanish architecture, and a vibrant cultural scene. Visitors can wander through its winding streets, admiring the colorful flower pots and quaint squares that dot the landscape.

Mijas Bullring: For those interested in Spanish culture and tradition, a visit to the Mijas Bullring is a must. This historic arena dates back to the 19th century and hosts bullfights, concerts, and other events throughout the year. Even if you’re not a fan of bullfighting, the architecture and history of the bullring are worth exploring.

Artists’ Quarter: Mijas has long been a haven for artists and artisans, with many galleries, studios, and workshops scattered throughout the town. Visitors can browse a wide range of artwork, from traditional paintings to contemporary sculptures, while exploring the vibrant Artists’ Quarter. The creative energy of the area is palpable, with artists often found at work in their studios, inspired by the beauty of Mijas.

Spectacular Views: From the charming streets of Mijas to the rugged mountains and sparkling coastline that surround it, the town offers breathtaking views at every turn. Whether you’re enjoying a leisurely stroll or sipping a drink at a local café, you’ll be treated to stunning vistas of the Andalusian landscape. The combination of mountains, sea, and sky creates a magical backdrop that captivates visitors and locals alike.

These are just a few of the many curiosities that make Mijas a captivating destination for your wedding venue, offering a blend of history, culture, and natural beauty that is sure to enchant you and your guests.

The newlyweds share a kiss in the hacienda's tower, boasting 360º views of the sea and mountains
The newlyweds share a kiss in the hacienda’s tower, boasting 360º views of the sea and mountains.