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Wedding villa Mijas | Dream destination wedding on the Costa del Sol


Nestled amidst the tranquil countryside of Mijas Costa in Spain’s Andalusia region, lies a wedding venue that perfectly combines rustic charm with contemporary luxury. With a ten-bedroom traditional hacienda, including a spacious master suite with a private terrace overlooking the lush grounds and majestic Mijas mountains, this wedding venue offers couples a serene and picturesque setting for their dream wedding.

Sun-filled outdoor wedding ceremony area in Mijas.
Sun-filled outdoor wedding ceremony area in Mijas.

Imagine exchanging vows against a backdrop of panoramic views that stretch across the Spanish countryside and coastline, where the venue’s sprawling grounds, adorned with tropical flowers and expansive lawns, offer an idyllic space for both intimate ceremonies and grand celebrations.

At this wedding villa in Mijas, convenience meets quality, with a range of first-class amenities designed to ensure a seamless and memorable experience. Couples can rely on the expertise of in-house caterers, who specialise in crafting exquisite wedding menus tailored to their preferences. From the moment guests arrive until the last toast is made under the starlit sky, every detail is meticulously coordinated to perfection.

Despite its secluded location, the rustic wedding venue has easy accessibility, situated just a short distance from one of Spain’s busiest international airports, Málaga-Costa del Sol Airport. Whether you’re envisioning an intimate gathering or a lavish affair, the villa’s rustic charm and modern conveniences provide the ideal backdrop for your special day.

At the ceremony, the bridal couple stand beneath a Yvonne bamboo floral arch to say their vows.
At the ceremony, the bridal couple stand beneath a Yvonne bamboo floral arch to say their vows.

Wedding villa Mijas – Bridal story

Let’s take a stroll down memory lane and reminisce about one of the unforgettable weddings we had the honour of organising at the end of last season; a spectacular event which unfolded at this very wedding location in the Mijas region.

The lovely bridal couple, Kamilah and Jack, chose this picturesque setting, enveloped by lush golf courses, verdant foliage, and neighbouring luxury villas, to say “I do.” Read on as we outline the highlights of their special day.

Pre-Wedding Festivities – Night before fiesta

The evening before the wedding kicked off with a laid-back gathering at the hacienda. The bridal couple and their closest friends enjoyed a pre-wedding paella party featuring an Andalusian traditional mixed paella. Alongside, guests indulged in a simple salad buffet offering three options: baby beef and sundried tomato salad, summer salad leaves with dressings, and chopped Arabic salad with fresh mint, parsley, toasted pitta strips, and pomegranate molasses. There, the outdoor, poolside bar area provided a relaxed vibe for the commence of a weekend of festivities, where the fun had just begun!

The Wedding Day – At a Luxurious Cortijo Spain

On a sunny Saturday last September, friends and family gathered to witness the much-anticipated union of Kamilah and Jack in Spain. As guests arrived at the traditional hacienda, they were warmly welcomed with refreshing drinks, accompanied by the soothing melodies of a local guitarist, Nano. The atmosphere was relaxed and inviting, setting the perfect tone for the day’s festivities. Meanwhile guests mingled and chattered, Cristina, the on the ground wedding planner from Sunshine Weddings Spain, ensured that Kamilah and her bridal party felt supported and at ease as they prepared for the ceremony in the bridal suite.

Amidst the chatter and laughter of guests mingling on the lawn, anticipation filled the air. Soon, it was time to transition to the upper side garden where the magical ceremony awaited.

Red rose petal shower during the recessional.
Red rose petal shower during the recessional.

The Ceremony – Sun-Drenched Garden Setting

The ceremony area offered panoramic views of the rugged mountain ranges surrounding the finca, setting a breathtaking backdrop for Kamilah and Jack’s heartfelt vows. There, amidst the sun-drenched garden, a stunning floral archway made of yvonne bamboo framed the scene, creating a serene and picturesque setting for their vows to be exchanged.

Nano’s gentle strumming of romantic melodies set the tone as the ceremony began, overseen by the locally based, English speaking minister, Jeff. Jeff led a heartfelt yet non-religious ceremony, guiding the couple through their exchange of vows and rings with warmth and sincerity. As the ceremony drew to a close, Nano transitioned into playing a lively Gypsy Kings song, signalling the end of the formalities and the start of the celebratory festivities.

Cocktail hour – In a Fairy-Tale Atmosphere

Following the heartfelt ceremony, the celebration of Kamilah and Jack’s wedding day continued in a fairy-tale atmosphere, abundant with delicious food and drinks. Guests were treated to a variety of cocktails and a generous selection of canapes, featuring both cold and hot options. The cold canapes included paprika, garlic, and chilli prawns served in canapé spoons, while the hot options featured baby smokey chorizo and seared beef drizzled with balsamic truffle oil. Additionally, guests enjoyed potato and onion tortilla with saffron aioli served on elegant forks.

Throughout the festivities, Nano’s uplifting music on the upper lawn added to the celebratory ambiance, setting the perfect tone for the occasion, serenading the guests as they mingled and chatted. Meanwhile, popular wedding photographer Issy Benchetrit was hard at work capturing priceless moments of the couple, their loved ones, and the overall celebration. With a keen eye for detail and a talent for capturing candid moments, Issy ensured that every special moment was preserved, allowing the couple to cherish these priceless moments of their wedding day for years to come.

Nano, the local Spanish flamenco guitarist.
Nano, the local Spanish flamenco guitarist.

The wedding breakfast – Al Fresco Dining

Following the ceremony, the wedding guests transitioned to the back garden where the wedding breakfast awaited. Set against the backdrop of a stunning turquoise pool and the expansive lush green gardens of the property, the scene was picturesque.

The meal commenced with a delectable slate of tapas to share between two for starters, featuring fillets of sea bass, warm Catalan vegetable salad, prawn top and piquillo pepper coulis, accompanied by confit potatoes. For the main course, guests had the choice between serrano wrapped chicken breast stuffed with herbed mascarpone topped with fried onion strings or roast chicken jus with summer vegetables and confit potatoes.

To conclude the meal, a trio of desserts was served, including crema Catalana, tangy Spanish lemon tart, and churros rolled in cinnamon sugar.

As the sun gradually descended below the horizon, casting a warm golden glow, photographer Issy seized the opportunity to capture some pre-sunset photos of the bridal couple strolling through the venue’s lush grounds during the golden hour. Issy’s lens immortalised the couple amid the picturesque setting, ensuring that every moment was preserved in striking detail.

As the photo session drew to a close, guests began to kick off their shoes and hit the dance floor, signalling the start of the evening’s festivities. An energetic vibe filled the air as friends and family gathered to dance and celebrate the newlyweds’ love.

The top table facing the Spanish hacienda.
The top table facing the Spanish hacienda.

The Party – Courtyard Fiesta

In the lower courtyard, minimalist lighting added an intimate charm to the night as guests gathered to witness the couple’s first dance to “Flash of Light” by Roisin Murphy. The mood shifted as a friend of the couple took over the DJ duties, spinning a lively playlist that kept the party going strong until the early hours, ending a magical wedding day – but not the weekend festivities.

The day after, Kamilah and Jack, along with all their guests, gathered once again at the Hacienda for a relaxed BBQ and poolside hangout extending the wedding celebration to a third day.

We extend our gratitude to Kamilah and Jack’s for sharing their fairy-tale event with us and for trusting us with the vision of their special day.

A heartfelt thank you goes out to Shona for providing the beautiful wedding flowers, to Lorraine for her expertise in wedding hair and makeup, and to cake designer Louise for crafting the delicious 2-tier vanilla and raspberry cake with lemon curd and lemon buttercream. Lastly, we are immensely grateful to Issy for capturing these incredible images, allowing us to showcase an unforgettable day at this stunning rustic wedding venue in Mijas.

Al fresco dining amid a tropical garden setting.
Al fresco dining amid a tropical garden setting.

Venue Overview – Dream Destination Wedding Venue on the Costa del Sol

Located in the idyllic foothills of Mijas Costa, Andalucia, Spain, this hacienda stands as the epitome of luxury and tranquillity, a premier villa wedding venue promising an unforgettable experience amid breathtaking surroundings.

The essence of this country retreat lies in its ability to provide a sense of relaxation and comfort while offering top-notch amenities. With a spacious master suite boasting a large terrace overlooking the pool and a tower look-out providing 360-degree panoramic views of the Spanish countryside and coastline, bridal couples and their guests are treated to unparalleled vistas. Additionally, nine individually designed suites with private terraces offer views of the tropical grounds, countryside, and nearby golf courses.

This hacienda serves as the perfect backdrop for a truly unique and exclusive wedding in Spain. As a family-owned and operated venue, it prides itself on catering to the individual needs and requirements of each event, ensuring a personalised and exclusive experience for every guest.

In addition to the venue’s stunning location and grounds, this villa is also set apart thanks to its versatility, offering a variety of locations and settings for every aspect of your special day. From grassed areas ideal for blessing ceremonies or cocktail receptions to hidden intimate courtyards adorned with geraniums for drinks and music, the possibilities are endless. A large flat lawn area by the pool can accommodate up to 200 guests, making it an ideal choice for large gatherings, while orchards, a vineyard, a thatched roof BBQ area, flowing fountains, and a tree-lined drive provide additional charm and space for dancing the night away.

Villa Weddings in Spain offer more than just picturesque surroundings; they provide a seamless blend of comfort and practicality. Inside the villa, guests will find an expansive kitchen designed with catering in mind, yet exuding a homely atmosphere. Equipped with a walk-in fridge, two ovens, two dishwashers, and two sinks, catering becomes a breeze, ensuring a seamless dining experience for all.

The interior design reflects the charm of old Andalucia, with cool and comfortable sitting rooms, complemented by a well-stocked library. Cobblestone courtyards and bubbling fountains add to the ambiance, evoking the rich Moorish history of the region.

Couples have the option to host their ceremony onsite, eliminating the need for additional travel. For those considering a church ceremony, the nearest church is just a short 10-minute drive away.

Convenience is key, with the villa located a mere 20 minutes from the nearest airport, ensuring easy access for travelling guests. Furthermore, the villa is a short 10-minute drive from the nearest beach, allowing guests to enjoy the sun and sand during their stay too.

Newlyweds stroll down cypress-flanked driveway.
Newlyweds stroll down cypress-flanked driveway.

Staying together at this hacienda with 10 bedrooms, accommodating up to 20 guests, offers practical benefits for both the wedding party and their nearest and dearest:

  1. Convenience: Centralising accommodations simplifies logistics, making it easier for guests to gather for pre-wedding events and rehearsals without the hassle of coordinating separate lodging.
  2. Quality Time: Being in close proximity encourages guests to spend quality time together before and after the wedding. Shared meals and leisure activities foster meaningful connections and create lasting memories.
  3. Efficient Communication: With everyone in one place, communication becomes more streamlined, facilitating coordination of schedules and any last-minute arrangements or changes.
  4. Enhanced Celebration: The shared experience of staying together enhances the overall celebration, allowing guests to bond and build excitement leading up to the wedding while continuing the festivities afterward.
  5. Exclusive Experience: Renting out the entire hacienda provides an exclusive and intimate setting, ensuring privacy for the wedding party and their guests to fully immerse themselves in the celebration.
  6. Peace of Mind: Knowing that loved ones are all nearby offers reassurance to the couple, allowing them to focus on enjoying their special day without worrying about guest accommodations.

Staying at the hacienda offers practicality, convenience, and the opportunity for bridal couples and their guests to share in the joy of the wedding celebration in a relaxed and intimate setting.

If you’re trying to find your dream rustic wedding venue in Spain, set in the Spanish countryside, your search ends here. Reach out to the Sunshine Wedding team today for more information and let us help you turn your dream wedding into a reality.

Elegant hacienda in Mijas.
Elegant hacienda in Mijas.