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Boutique wedding venue Spain | Malaga countryside wedding


Nestled amid the picturesque countryside of Malaga, lies a hidden gem where dreams of a romantic Spanish wedding come to life. Welcome to this luxury boutique wedding venue, an elegant retreat set within the tranquil grounds of lush avocado and citrus groves. Just 25 minutes inland from Nerja, this charming country hotel offers a serene escape for couples seeking a traditional yet enchanting backdrop for their special day.

Boutique wedding venue Spain
A serene grassy area adorned with rustic white ceremony chairs sets the stage for an elegant, outdoor wedding ceremony.

As you step into this Old Andalusian farmhouse wedding venue, you’ll be greeted by an atmosphere of understated sophistication. The hotel exudes a boutique charm, blending modern amenities seamlessly with rustic allure. A perfect blend of old-world charm and contemporary elegance awaits you in this enchanting loction.

One of the highlights of this venue is the picturesque terrace, ideal for exchanging vows against the backdrop of sweeping countryside views. Surrounded by the natural beauty of the Malaga ‘campo’, this serene spot sets the stage for a truly memorable ceremony. After the exchange of vows, guests can move to the stylish, modern private area, secluded from the main hotel, to continue the celebrations in an intimate setting.

The expansive terrace, boasting stunning 360-degree views, serves as an idyllic setting for the drinks reception and wedding meal. Whether under the warmth of the Spanish sun or beneath a blanket of stars, guests are treated to an unforgettable dining experience surrounded by the beauty of nature. Inside, the chic circular bar area beckons with its large windows framing the breathtaking vistas, inviting guests to unwind and enjoy the moment.

For couples seeking a rural Spanish venue that offers flexibility and freedom, this boutique hotel is the perfect choice. With fewer restrictions on timings, noise, and entertainment, you can truly customise your wedding day to reflect your unique love story. Recently updated with a fabulous new ceremony area and enhancements throughout, this venue is poised to exceed your expectations and create the wedding of your dreams.

Conveniently located near Lake Viñuela, in the area of Velez Malaga, just 25 minutes from Nerja, this boutique wedding venue offers a serene escape from the ordinary. Step into a world of sunshine, romance, and natural beauty, and let it be the canvas for your perfect wedding day.

Wedding ceremony with stunning views over the rolling Spanish countryside.
Wedding ceremony with stunning views over the rolling Spanish countryside.

Bridal story- The Wedding Day Magic

This boutique hotel wedding venue set the stage for Rebecca and Ryan’s unforgettable day. With 20 beautifully appointed bedrooms, a delectable wedding menu, and captivating views, it’s no wonder that this venue has become a coveted spot for sun-kissed celebrations on the Costa del Sol. Today, we invite you to step into its rustic charm as we reflect back on Rebecca and Ryan’s magical day amid the tranquil beauty of the Malaga countryside.

Welcome and Refreshments

On the final day of August last year, the wedding festivities commenced in the open garden of the country house. As guests arrived, they were greeted with refreshing drinks and lemonade served in the balmy sunshine. The tranquil ambiance of the garden, complemented by soft background music, provided the perfect backdrop for mingling and excitement. Against this serene setting, friends and family basked in the moment, soaking in the warmth of the day before transitioning to the ceremony area, where the magic continued to unfold.

The Ceremony – A Moment of Emotion

Amid the picturesque garden gazebo, with views overlooking the scenic Spanish countryside, the bride, radiant in her white lace dress and veil, approached the groom who awaited eagerly, impeccably dressed in a beige suit. The intimate gathering witnessed a heartfelt ceremony, presided over by Minister Jeff, a local English-speaking officiant. His words, filled with warmth and sincerity, added a personal touch to the occasion.

Vows were exchanged and promises made against the backdrop of rolling hills and lush greenery where the simplicity and intimacy of the setting added authenticity to the moment, making it truly unforgettable. As the ceremony concluded, guests celebrated by showering the newlyweds with white rose petals, symbolising blessings and well-wishes for the beginning of a new chapter for the bride and groom.

Newlyweds exit amid a shower of petals.
Newlyweds exit amid a shower of petals.

Drinks Reception – Friendship and beverages

Following the ceremony, guests gathered on the charming Andalusian-style terrace for a delightful drinks reception. There, they sampled an array of tasty canapés, including skewers of marinated sardines, avocado hummus with beet sprouts and chia seeds, chicken gyozas with soy sauce, beef jerky croquettes, and marinated chicken brochettes with yakitori, all expertly passed around.

During this culinary appetiser, the wedding party enjoyed the melodious tunes of Soprano singer Laura Elen, who added a touch of elegance to the ambiance. Meanwhile, the newlyweds seized a moment for a pre-sunset photo shoot, expertly captured by the talented Issy Benchetrit. Against the soft hues of the Spanish sunset, Benchetrit’s lens immortalised enchanting moments and heartfelt exchanges, ensuring that the memories of this special day would endure for a lifetime.

The Wedding Breakfast – A Spanish Feast

Following the drinks reception, guests were ushered into a specially arranged indoor space to partake in a sumptuous wedding feast featuring authentic Spanish cuisine. The meal commenced with a succulent starter of slices of duck magret stuffed with foie in crispy tender leaf salad, accompanied by forest fruits and cured goat cheese. For the main course, guests were presented with an Iberian sirloin accompanied by black trumpet cream, alongside potato gratin with parmesan and a pepper skewer with cherry tomatoes. A vegetarian option was also available for those preferring a meat-free alternative.

The exceptional menu culminated with a delectable dessert of chocolate coulant with vanilla ice cream, satisfying even the most discerning sweet tooth. Following dessert, guests were treated to the soulful melodies of saxophonist Demian Arroyo, who set the stage for all to party and dance into the evening.

Amid laughter and tears, heartfelt wedding speeches were delivered, capturing the essence of the day as guests looked on to a spectacle of cold fireworks, accompanied by a confetti machine, adding to the excitement of the evening. These moments were all beautifully captured by the talented Issy Benchetrit before the evening’s highlight – hitting the dance floor.

The happy couple poses outside the Old Andalusian farmhouse wedding venue.
The happy couple poses outside the Old Andalusian farmhouse wedding venue.

The Party – a night of celebration

As the sun dipped below the horizon, the day transformed into a night of celebration. Guests danced the night away to the infectious beats of a musical duo featuring one of our beloved DJs and a talented saxophonist. The dynamic combination of tunes kept the energy high and the dance floor packed, creating unforgettable moments for all.

Adding to the festivities, a fun photobooth set up by Go Fotomaton provided entertainment and captured hilarious memories of friends and family throughout the evening. From silly props to heartfelt embraces, the photobooth became a focal point for laughter and fun.

With each step on the dance floor and every snapshot taken, the wedding day experience was brought to a lively conclusion, filled with laughter, love, and cherished memories that will be treasured for years to come.

A huge thank you to Rebecca and Ryan for sharing their special day with us, here’s to a lifetime filled with love, laughter, and unforgettable moments. Thanks also to Issy, who’s stunning photography saw that every precious moment of the day was captured.

Venue overview – Boutique Wedding Venue Malaga

Set amid the serene countryside of Malaga, this Cortijo offers an idyllic wedding venue designed to embody the rustic charm of a 19th-century Andalusian finca. Why not extend your wedding celebrations over several days at this enchanting hotel and take full advantage of its amenities? Boasting 20 well-appointed bedrooms, a tantalising wedding menu, and breathtaking views, it offers the perfect blend of luxury and countryside allure, accommodating all your friends and family.

Inside the hotel, guests are greeted by a contemporary all-white interior that exudes elegance. The elegantly furnished bedrooms feature canopy beds, chandeliers, and modern conveniences such as air conditioning and soundproof walls, ensuring a comfortable stay for wedding guests.

The newlyweds and their guests.
The newlyweds celebrate with their guests.

The colonial-inspired design carries through to the public areas, where a working fireplace adds warmth to the ambiance. French windows offer picturesque views of the tropical gardens and rolling hills, creating a serene backdrop for any event. Couples have the option of exchanging vows in the nearby church or amid the hotel’s lush grounds and tropical gardens, surrounded by swaying palms and fragrant flowers. Many choose to say ‘I do’ beneath the shelter of a small pergola, with mountains and vineyards in the distance.

The hotel’s Spanish patio, nestled in the heart of the building and adorned with arched columns and a glass atrium roof, provides the perfect setting for guests to enjoy post-ceremony cocktails before dinner.

Outside, a large pool overlooks avocado groves, orange trees, and a stunning mountainous landscape. Couples can choose to host their wedding banquet under the stars on the expansive patio or in the specially designed indoor dining salon. The venue’s chefs take pride in their Andalusian cuisine, crafting exquisite menus featuring the finest local produce. With traditional Spanish recipes given a modern twist, guests are treated to a five-star dining experience.

Just minutes away from beaches, the town centre, and a golf course, the Cortijo offers the perfect balance of tranquillity and convenience. With a maximum capacity of 250 guests and onsite ceremony options, it promises an unforgettable wedding experience. Sunshine Weddings is thrilled to be working with this stunning venue, offering couples the opportunity to create lasting memories amid the beauty of the Malaga countryside. Contact us for more information and start planning your dream wedding today.

The newlyweds enjoy their first dance.
The newlyweds enjoy their first dance.

Benefits of a Malaga countryside wedding

A wedding in the Malaga countryside offers a unique and unforgettable experience, blending the tranquillity of rural charm with the allure of nearby beaches. Opting for a countryside wedding in Malaga provides couples with the best of both worlds, allowing them to enjoy the privacy and serenity of a secluded venue while being within easy reach of stunning coastal landscapes.

One of the key benefits of choosing a Malaga countryside wedding is the sense of privacy and exclusivity it offers. Nestled amid lush greenery and rolling hills, venues in the countryside provide couples with a secluded oasis to celebrate their special day away from the hustle and bustle of urban life. With expansive grounds and picturesque surroundings, couples can create a truly intimate and personalised wedding experience for themselves and their guests.

Additionally, a rural wedding in Malaga allows couples to immerse themselves in the natural beauty of the region. Surrounded by olive groves, citrus orchards, and vineyards, couples can exchange vows amidst breathtaking landscapes, with panoramic views of the countryside serving as a stunning backdrop for their ceremony and photographs. The peaceful ambiance of the countryside lends itself perfectly to romantic moments and cherished memories that will last a lifetime.

Despite its secluded location, a Malaga countryside wedding offers easy access to the region’s stunning beaches. With pristine sandy shores and crystal-clear waters just a short drive away, couples can enjoy the best of both worlds by combining their countryside wedding with a beachside celebration. Whether it’s a pre-wedding beach party, a post-wedding relaxation session, or even a romantic beachside photo shoot, couples can take advantage of Malaga’s coastal beauty to add an extra layer of magic to their special day.

Moreover, hosting a countryside wedding in Malaga allows couples to benefit from the region’s excellent climate. With abundant sunshine and mild temperatures year-round, couples can plan their wedding festivities with confidence, knowing that the weather is likely to cooperate. Whether it’s an outdoor ceremony, a sunset cocktail hour, or a moonlit dinner under the stars, couples can make the most of Malaga’s delightful climate to create a truly memorable wedding experience.

To sum it up, a countryside wedding in Malaga offers couples the perfect blend of privacy, rural charm, and coastal beauty. With secluded venues, stunning landscapes, and easy access to nearby beaches, couples can enjoy a wedding celebration that is both intimate and unforgettable. Whether exchanging vows amidst rolling hills, dancing the night away under the stars, or lounging on sandy shores, couples can create cherished memories that will last a lifetime in the picturesque setting of the Malaga countryside.

Saxophonist Demian bringing life to the party!
Saxophonist Demian bringing life to the party!