When Ashley and Stephen decided to celebrate their love last summer at the fabulous beach club in Marbella, the Sunshine Weddings team couldn’t have been more excited. This destination wedding venue is the creme de la creme when it comes to luxury beach nuptials on the Costa del Sol. A truly spectacular place on a stretch of glorious golden coastline, whose views extend as far as the rock of Gibraltar on a clear day.
Imagine a stylish and elegant resort basking in the Spanish sunshine tucked directly behind the magical Mediterranean sands – its very own section of beach, no less! – with the topaz sea shimmering irresistibly in the distance. What better venue to hold an intimate ceremony and celebration with close family and friends?
The beach club’s fabulous pool and facilities are some of the most inviting in this part of southern Spain, only further setting the glamorous scene for your guests before they take their seats ready for the beautiful and stylishly decorated wedding ceremony in the gardens overlooking the waves. This was certainly the case when bride Ashley’s favourite people awaited her in her stunning gown. With hardly a cloud in the sky, it was a breathtaking, private and intimate ceremony.
The newlyweds had some fantastic photographs taken with the amazing Rebecca Davidson, as their guests got to drink in the surroundings and panoramic views, and an aperitif – or two!
After the most mouthwatering canapés; tartlets of cream cheese with caramelized onion, mushroom vol-au-vents with truffle oil, mini crab rolls with soy sauce, and ham and cheese croquettes,the wedding breakfast was another scrumptious affair.
The grand beach-style hut building housing the restaurant is quite spectacular, and certainly one of the most memorable venues for the all-important wedding breakfast; its high ceilings and thatched roof creating a spacious and atmospheric setting, and further framing those magnificent sea views.
Ashley and Stephen, their nearest and dearest sat down to a feast composed of a delicious chicken Caesar salad starter, main course was a choice of oven baked cod served on a bed of ratatouille, or beef escalope Marsala style… and the decadent dessert: crêpes with vanilla ice cream and caramel sauce, rounding everything off perfectly.
While guests enjoyed the food, drink, chatter and elegant backdrop, a playlist further enhanced the joyful ambiance.
After sundown, it was time for everybody to let their hair down! That’s when the beach club’s disco room truly comes into its own, and an evening of dancing was fuelled courtesy of the local DJ.
Other wedding entertainment possibilities include flamenco shows, fireworks, a live band… the venue can even arrange a casino!
So the beach club ticks all the wonderful luxury requirements. But what about the logistics?
Well, happily, and very conveniently, it’s located midway between two of the Costa del Sol’s most popular resorts: Marbella and Estepona, each offering a wide and fantastic variety of hotel, apartment and B&B options which will suit the budgets of every guest. And, of course, each of these resorts is teeming with amazing culture, sight-seeing, shopping and dining adventures, enticing family and friends to extend their visit to the length of a holiday or mini-break. Furthermore, the beach club is also halfway between both Malaga and Gibraltar airports, making travel arrangements really easy. From either of those hubs, it’s just a car or taxi ride along the AP7 to the venue.
It was a pleasure to work with this amazing couple, and we wish them every happiness in the future!
A huge GRACIAS to Rebecca Davidson Photographer, as ever, for the exquisite images which accompany this blog.