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Marbella sea view wedding venue | Romantic destination in Spain


Your wedding day is one of the most important days of your life, and it’s only natural to want it to be unforgettable. What better way to celebrate than at a stunning finca wedding venue in Marbella?

A four-pole wooden frame draped in white fabric and pastel flowers overlooks the sea, creating a beautiful ceremony area.
A four-pole wooden frame draped in white fabric and pastel flowers overlooks the sea, creating a beautiful ceremony area.

In today’s spotlight venue feature, we introduce you to a stunning Marbella finca with a sea view garden. This venue offers the perfect romantic backdrop for couples wishing to marry by the Mediterranean Sea, surrounded by exotic plants and breathtaking views.

Imagine an idyllic summer afternoon, with guests enjoying chilled champagne under shade sails, live music playing, and a roaming photographer capturing every precious moment. Nestled in the heart of Costa del Sol, this recently refurbished finca provides the perfect backdrop for you and your partner to exchange vows, surrounded by loved ones and create unforgettable memories.

A finca wedding is a popular choice for many reasons. Couples are often drawn to the secluded, paradise-like settings these venues offer, ensuring tranquillity and relaxation on their special day. This particular finca stands out for its lush green spaces, tropical gardens, and stunning sea views. Located just five minutes from Marbella’s city centre, it offers a unique and private setting with various landscaped areas, allowing for a charming change of scenery throughout the day. To get a feel for what a wedding could be like at this Marbella finca, read on…

White rustic wooden chairs set up in a tropical garden with palm trees create a charming ceremony setting.
White rustic wooden chairs set up in a tropical garden with palm trees create a charming ceremony setting.

The Wedding Morning—Bridal Preparations and Welcome Drinks

You wake up to the gentle rays of the Mediterranean sun streaming through the window, signalling the beginning of your special day. As you stretch and yawn, excitement bubbles up within you, knowing that today, you’ll marry the love of your life in the enchanting surroundings of Marbella.

Your bridal party gathers in the early hours, ready to kick off the day’s festivities. The air is filled with anticipation as you sip champagne and indulge in some pampering, surrounded by your closest friends and family. Every detail has been meticulously planned, and now it’s time to celebrate.

Meanwhile, the groomsmen are busy welcoming guests, ensuring everyone feels at home with refreshing drinks in hand. The atmosphere is buzzing with excitement as loved ones gather at the entrance of the finca. Under shade sails, with a welcome drink and ambient guitar music playing in the background, the Spanish vibe sets the tone for the celebrations.

The Ceremony—Outdoor Elegance

Within the finca, several elegant spaces are ideal for hosting a wedding ceremony. You and your partner have chosen a picturesque spot nestled between two majestic palm trees, offering sweeping views of the shimmering Mediterranean Sea. There, against the backdrop of a simple yet elegant white wooden ceremony structure adorned with flowers, greenery, and baby’s breath, you exchange vows in an intimate ceremony.

Imagine the emotive yet uplifting ceremony led by an English-speaking minister, as rings are exchanged and vows are said. The ceremony concludes with guests cheering and clapping, accompanied by your chosen recessional music. Everyone is then invited to join in for a celebratory drink, marking the transition from the formalities to the festivities.

The Cocktail Hour—Under the Sail Canopies

Afterward, guests settle once again under the shade sails, mingling with friends and family while enjoying a variety of canapés and drinks. Options could include salmon skewers with fine herbs, a selection of sushi rolls, chicken pita kebabs, quiche of Payoyo cheese, and croquettes of Iberian ham.

As guests continue to enjoy the delicious canapés and listen to live music by a local musician, you, now as newlyweds, are whisked away for a pre-sunset photo shoot by your chosen wedding photographer. Sunshine Weddings collaborates with several talented photographers whom we can happily recommend and put you in touch with. Against the backdrop of lush greenery and bathed in soft natural lighting, your photographer will skillfully capture some truly stunning and warm, sun-kissed moments between you and your spouse.

Guests gather in the hazy sunshine, enjoying canapés and mingling.
Guests gather in the hazy sunshine, enjoying canapés and mingling.

The Wedding Breakfast—Garden Gazebo Dining

This venue offers various spaces, allowing for a change of scene throughout the day, including an elegant indoor option. You choose an al fresco dining experience, opting for an outdoor setting on the left-hand side of the garden for the wedding feast. Once the guests are seated, everyone enjoys a delicious spread featuring a selection of shared tapas, followed by a choice mains such as medallions of Iberian sirloin, smoked potato mille-feuille with mushrooms and crispy vegetable sticks, or sea bass fillet over artichoke hearts and wild asparagus with romesco sauce. The heavenly menu is rounded off with creamy white chocolate brownie and vanilla ice cream, accompanied by a choice of coffee and infusions.

The First Dance—Under Shimmering Outdoor Fairy Lights

As dusk settles, outdoor twinkling lights come alive, creating a fairy-tale ambiance and setting the mood for the romantic first dance. Following the first dance, a lively DJ and sax duo take over, delivering a set that gets everyone on their feet and dancing into the night.

Just before midnight, guests are invited indoors to keep the festivities going. There, they dance into the small hours and indulge in late-night snacks, including wedding cake, putting the perfect finishing touch on your magical day. It truly is the icing on the cake.

Al fresco dining with sea views.

Venue Overview-Marbella Sea View Wedding Location

The venue stands out as a modern and innovative space, featuring both indoor and outdoor areas that can be maximised throughout the day, making it an ideal setting for bespoke events.

The outdoor landscaped areas offer the perfect backdrop for every moment of the wedding day, catering to couples who wish to embrace each magical moment outdoors, basking in the Spanish sunshine. From the welcome drink at the entrance of the finca under shade sails to the sophisticated vibe of the cocktail hour, guests can unwind in elegant wrought iron garden chairs. The wedding breakfast takes place amid exotic flowers and soft Spanish lighting as the sun sets, followed by the first dance under enchanting outdoor fairy lights. The festivities culminate with the after-party celebrations under the starlit sky.

What’s more, the venue’s subtropical gardens offer numerous spots for captivating photo opportunities. Additionally, for those seeking a different ambiance throughout the day, the elegant indoor space of the finca provides a cooling alternative for celebrations during hot summer days or as a backup plan in case of sudden showers, despite the Costa del Sol’s reputation for almost year-round sunshine.

An indoor dining space with soft lighting and elegant decor.
An indoor dining space with soft lighting and elegant decor.

Moreover, nearby Marbella caters to all tastes and preferences. The city boasts historical buildings, museums, charming flower-filled streets, and whitewashed houses, all set against a backdrop of prime beachfront locations.

So, if you’re craving sea, sunshine, and sangria, consider this romantic garden wedding venue, just a stone’s throw away from Marbella city centre.

Situated just a brief five-minute drive from Marbella’s city centre, this sea-view garden wedding venue presents a picturesque backdrop for couples looking to exchange vows by the Mediterranean Sea. Nestled within a traditional Spanish finca adorned with tropical gardens, the venue features a variety of landscaped spaces, facilitating a seamless transition throughout the day. From outdoor ceremonies under shade sails to intimate receptions amidst exotic flora and twinkling fairy lights, the venue caters to both indoor and outdoor preferences, ensuring tailor-made events. With a maximum capacity of 450 guests, there are ample opportunities for unforgettable celebrations, accompanied by stunning photo opportunities in its subtropical gardens.

Moreover, with the added convenience of onsite ceremonies and its close proximity to Marbella’s nearest church (just a five-minute drive), airport (a mere 35 minutes away), and beach (a short five-minute stroll), this venue offers a harmonious blend of convenience and charm for couples embarking on their wedding journey.

Evening dining under the stars, illuminated by fairy lights.
Evening dining under the stars, illuminated by fairy lights.

Fascinating Spanish Traditions to Add an “Olé” to Your Wedding

Spain is renowned for its vibrant culture, rich history, and colourful traditions, making it a captivating destination for weddings. From flamenco dancing to mouthwatering cuisine, incorporating Spanish traditions into your wedding can add an extra touch of romance and flair to your special day. Let’s explore some fascinating Spanish traditions that you might want to incorporate into your wedding for that added Spanish vibe.

  1. Flamenco Dancing: Flamenco is a passionate and expressive dance form that originates from the Andalusian region of Spain. Incorporating flamenco dancers into your wedding reception can create a captivating and unforgettable atmosphere. Imagine your guests being mesmerised by the rhythmic footwork, soulful guitar music, and swirling dresses as they celebrate your love on the dance floor.
  2. Spanish Guitar Music: The soulful sounds of the Spanish guitar evoke feelings of romance and nostalgia. Consider hiring a Spanish guitarist to serenade you and your guests during your ceremony, cocktail hour, or reception. Whether it’s classic Spanish ballads or contemporary tunes, the melodic strumming of the guitar will add an authentic touch to your wedding festivities.
  3. Tapas Reception: Treat your guests to a culinary adventure with a tapas-style reception. Tapas are small, flavorful dishes that showcase the diverse flavours of Spanish cuisine. From traditional favourites like patatas bravas and croquetas to gourmet delicacies like jamón ibérico and seafood paella, a tapas reception allows your guests to sample a variety of Spanish delights while mingling and socialising.
  4. Spanish Wine Tasting: Spain is renowned for its world-class wines, including Rioja, Tempranillo, and Albariño. Host a Spanish wine tasting during your cocktail hour or reception, where guests can sample a selection of fine Spanish wines paired with artisanal cheeses and charcuterie. Not only is it a fun and interactive experience for your guests, but it also adds a sophisticated touch to your wedding celebration.
  5. The Spanish Wedding Fan: In Spain, it is customary for brides to carry a decorative fan on their wedding day. Not only does it serve as a practical accessory for keeping cool in the warm Spanish climate, but it also adds a touch of elegance and tradition to the bridal ensemble. Consider incorporating a Spanish wedding fan into your bridal look as a stylish and meaningful accessory.
  6. The Wedding Coin Ceremony: The Wedding Coin Ceremony, or “Las Arras,” is a traditional Spanish custom where the bride and groom exchange coins as a symbol of their commitment to supporting each other and their future together. During the ceremony, the groom presents the bride with thirteen coins, known as “arras,” which symbolise his dedication to providing for their family. The bride then accepts the coins, signifying her trust and confidence in her husband’s ability to care for her. Incorporating the Wedding Coin Ceremony into your wedding adds a beautiful and meaningful ritual to your ceremony.
  7. Spanish Wedding Favours: Send your guests home with a taste of Spain by giving them Spanish-themed wedding favours. From miniature bottles of olive oil or sangria to hand-painted ceramic tiles or fans, there are endless options for Spanish-inspired wedding favours that reflect the beauty and charm of Spain.
  8. Midnight Snack of Churros and Chocolate: End your wedding celebration on a sweet note with a midnight snack of churros and chocolate. Churros are crispy fried dough pastries dusted with cinnamon sugar, typically served with a rich and velvety chocolate dipping sauce. It’s a beloved Spanish treat that will delight your guests and provide the perfect late-night indulgence as they dance the night away.

Incorporating Spanish traditions into your wedding adds an element of authenticity, romance, and cultural richness to your special day. Whether you choose to embrace flamenco dancing, indulge in tapas and wine, or exchange coins during your ceremony, incorporating these fascinating Spanish traditions will ensure that your wedding is an unforgettable celebration filled with love, laughter, and plenty of Spanish Olé!

Trees adorned with elegant, fairy-like lighting, creating a magical aura.
Trees adorned with elegant, fairy-like lighting, creating a magical aura.