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Private wedding venue Benahavis | Luxury wedding villa Costa del Sol


Nestled within the breathtaking landscapes of rural Andalucia, yet only a stone’s throw away from the sun-kissed beaches of the Costa del Sol, lies a private wedding venue unlike any other.

Picture this: a sprawling property spanning 36000m2 of lush gardens, boasting panoramic views of the Mediterranean Sea from its mountaintop perch. Welcome to the enchanting world of Hannah and Karim’s wedding day, spotlighted in today’s special bridal feature, set amid the serene beauty of Southern Spain.

wooden chairs and parasols set the scene for a laid-back garden ceremony
Wooden chairs and parasols set the scene for a laid-back garden ceremony.
Bridal Preparations – Luxury Wedding Villa Costa del Sol

As the morning sun illuminated the landscape, Hannah began her bridal preparations in a cosy nearby cottage. Surrounded by her girl gang, the atmosphere was filled with laughter and excitement. Amid giggles and toasts, hair was styled, makeup applied, and dresses carefully donned.

As Hannah slipped into her wedding gown – an elegant creation with an open back, long floaty see-through sleeves, and an A-line silhouette with a slight tail – there were audible gasps of admiration and a few emotional tears shed. The room buzzed with anticipation as reality sank in – today was the day she had been dreaming of.

Ceremony spot with coastal view: Table with candle and colorful flowers
Ceremony spot with coastal view: Table with candle and colorful flowers.
A Warm Welcome – Private Wedding Venue Benahavis

As guests arrived at this private wedding venue in Benahavis, they were warmly greeted by the Best Man, Mark, who guided them to a shaded pergola area where refreshing welcome drinks awaited. Set against the backdrop of soothing tunes from a carefully selected playlist, loved ones mingled and relaxed, soaking in the tranquil atmosphere. Meanwhile, the radiant bride, Hannah, shared a moving first look moment with her father, a touching scene expertly captured by Costa del Sol based photographer, Issy.

The air buzzed with anticipation as the day’s festivities began to unfold.

Private wedding venue: Newlyweds casually stroll through the villa's picturesque grounds.
Newlyweds casually stroll through the villa’s picturesque grounds.
The Wedding Ceremony – An Outdoor Garden Setting

Underneath the azure sky, guests gathered in the rustic garden ceremony area. Simple wooden chairs lined the aisle, adorned with parasols on each side to provide shade from the sun. At the front, a white table stood adorned with a flickering candle and vibrant flowers, offering a picturesque setting overlooking the coastline.

A hush fell over the crowd as the bride, escorted by her father, made her way down the outdoor aisle towards the awaiting groom. With Minister for Ceremony Gareth presiding, the ceremony began. Surrounded by loved ones seated amid verdant rows, heartfelt vows were said and rings were exchanged, sealing the bridal couple’s bond.

As the ceremony came to an end, Hannah and Karim walked back up the outdoor aisle, hand in hand, amid a shower of petals and cheers, now united as husband and wife.

Al fresco dining by a turquoise pool.
Al fresco dining by a turquoise pool.
Drinks Reception -Toasts and Canapés

Following the ceremony, guests were invited to a drinks reception in the shaded pergola area. Glasses clinked in celebration as cava flowed freely, accompanied by an array of delectable canapés, each bite bursting with the rich flavours of Southern Spain; from mini beef steaks on garlic croûtes to tangy Thai prawn skewers. The drinks reception also provided a perfect opportunity for photographer Issy to capture snapshots with the closest friends and family, adding to the treasure trove of memories from Hannah and Karim’s special day.

Wedding Breakfast – Poolside Soirée

As dusk settled over the private wedding venue in Benahavis, guests gathered by the pool for a sumptuous wedding breakfast, featuring mains of harissa-marinated chicken and slow-braised Moroccan lamb. Amid the delicious cuisine, heartfelt speeches were shared, beginning with a touching tribute from the father-of-the-bride. Following the speeches, guests enjoyed a decadent dessert of lemongrass panna cotta and toasted coconut. The cutting of the single-tiered wedding cake, adorned with fresh flowers, was the true “icing on the cake”, symbolising the couple’s love and commitment to one another.

As night fell, the festivities ramped up with DJ Kmiss keeping the dance floor packed until the early hours and the addition of a photobooth added extra entertainment to the celebration, capturing fun-filled moments. The late-night marked the end of a magical day filled with love and laughter, but not the end of the festivities…

Speeches at dusk under romantic lighting.
Speeches at dusk under romantic lighting.
Post-Wedding Party – BBQ Pool Day

The following day, guests relaxed with a chill-out BBQ by the pool. A moment for Hannah and Karim and their guests to gather again at this private wedding venue, unwind, reflect back on the previous day and enjoy the moment.

Venue Overview- A Dream Destination

Located in the exclusive mountain village of Benahavís, this top villa wedding venue offers unparalleled luxury and seclusion, yet remains conveniently close to the vibrant attractions of the Costa del Sol. With its expansive gardens, heated swimming pool, and breathtaking views, it provides the perfect backdrop for creating unforgettable moments with loved ones. The rustic charm of the villa, coupled with its modern amenities, ensures a wedding day that is both elegant and effortlessly romantic.

Nighttime poolside dancing.
Nighttime poolside dancing.
Exploring Benahavís – A Hidden Gem

Benahavís, nestled in the Andalusian region, boasts a blend of history and natural charm. Its whitewashed buildings and ancient monuments reflect its rich heritage. The area is known for its scenic mountain trails and renowned culinary offerings. With its tranquil ambiance and stunning views, Benahavís provides an ideal setting for a memorable destination wedding.

Taking this opportunity to express our sincere gratitude to all our vendors for their hard work and professionalism which greatly contributed to the success of the event. Special shout out to Issy for capturing the unforgettable moments of Hannah and Karim’s wedding. And a huge GRACIAS to the lovely couple for sharing their magical day with us. We wish you all the best in your future together.

Private wedding venue: Styling accentuated by nightfall; fairy lights draped overhead set a romantic poolside ambiance.
Styling accentuated by nightfall; fairy lights draped overhead set a romantic poolside ambiance.