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Nerja wedding venue | Villa wedding venue southern Spain


Southern Spain boasts numerous stunning wedding venues, which can sometimes lead to decision-making overload. However, Sunshine Weddings seeks to alleviate this burden by featuring a variety of venue options in our weekly bridal stories, offering couples a glimpse into the diverse array of venues available in this captivating region.

For couples seeking an intimate wedding venue in Nerja, you may want to consider this featured gem highlighted in today’s bridal story.

Villa wedding venue southern Spain
Villa wedding venue southern Spain

Getting married in Nerja, Spain, has its perks. The town boasts stunning coastal views and beautiful beaches, creating a picturesque backdrop for weddings. Additionally, Nerja enjoys a mild climate all year round, making it perfect for outdoor celebrations and provides bridal couples with a beautiful and practical location for their special day.

And, situated just 15 minutes from Nerja, overlooking this beautiful town often dubbed as the “jewel of the Costa del Sol,” you can find a typical Spanish villa. With accommodations for up to 16 close friends and family members, it offers a cosy retreat leading up to the wedding festivities. Then on the day, the villa has capacity for up to 80 guests, perfect for an intimate wedding celebration.

Read on to find out more about this venue as we look back on Joey and Michael’s special day.

Nerja wedding venue
Nerja wedding venue with distant views to the sea.
Welcome & Ceremony – Amid Panoramic Views

As guests arrived, they were greeted with refreshing welcome drinks and the soothing melodies of a talented guitarist. There, in a picturesque setting, guests enjoyed a moment of easy mingling.

Afterwards, the wedding party was led through the charming grounds of the Spanish villa to the ceremony area. Bathed in the warm Spanish sunlight, guests took their seats next to an infinity pool, which provided a stunning backdrop to the ceremony. Ahead, the ceremony area boasted panoramic views of the distant sea, providing the perfect setting for Joey and Michael’s union under the sunny skies.

With the gentle strumming of guitarist Lee, the couple exchanged vows surrounded by loved ones. Joey looked radiant in her elegant satin dress adorned with a bouquet of pale pink and white carnations, while Michael cut a smart figure in a grey suit.

Sealed with a kiss, Nerja wedding venue
Sealed with a kiss.

Against the backdrop of the hazy Spanish sunshine, the gentle sounds of a nearby cascading water feature added more magic to the ceremony set-up. Following the heartfelt ceremony, Joey and Michael now walked back up the outdoor aisle, this time as husband and wife amid cheers and applause and the ambient tunes of guitarist Lee and joined their guests for a celebratory drink at the finca’s upper terrace.

There newlyweds and their invitees were treated to a selection of drinks and Spanish canapes, from mini burgers to smoked salmon blinis all the while enjoying the ambient guitar sounds as Lee continued his music set.

wedding tablescape
Elegant al fresco wedding tablescape.
Wedding Breakfast – Chic Poolside Dining

Following the reception on the villa’s charming terrace, guests moved poolside for the chic and intimate wedding breakfast, where the relaxing sounds of rippling water guaranteed peaceful dining. What’s more, the water features and serene blue surroundings offered a picturesque backdrop for photographer Issy, who skillfully captured the magic of the day.

As the sun began to dip, casting a golden hue over the villa and the Costa del Sol, guests sat down to a multi-course wedding breakfast. The menu featured options such as savoury chicken fillet filled with chorizo and mozzarella served with olive mash and a pique jus, or roasted fillet of sea bass on baby potatoes and sautéed spinach finished with balsamic. A fantastic feast that finished with a summer strawberry shortbread and homemade cheesecake and lots of fun and entertaining speeches that added a personal touch to the celebration.

Spanish-style villa with beautiful flora
Spanish-style villa with beautiful flora.
Dancing Under the Starry Sky – Nerja Wedding Venue

With dinner concluded and the cake cut, it was time to hit the dance floor and groove to the tunes of the popular Costa del Sol music band, Monkey Tennis. Comprising piano and vocals, guitar, bass, and drums, the band delivered two energetic music sets, followed by tracks from a catchy playlist. Guests enjoyed over four hours of entertainment alongside an open bar, with late-night snacks including Tayto crisps sandwiches served until 3am. This sealed the most magical of days, surrounded by the most romantic of backdrops.

A heartfelt thank you to Issy for capturing these incredible images, and a special thanks to Joey and Michael for sharing their magical day with us. We wish you a long and happy marriage.

Wedding guests raise handkerchiefs for the newlyweds.
Wedding guests raise handkerchiefs for the newlyweds.
Villa Wedding Venue Southern Spain Overview

Just a short drive from Nerja lies this hidden mountain villa, offering seclusion and sophistication for couples seeking a picturesque wedding venue. Recently renovated to the highest standards, it boasts stunning views, elegant décor, and ample amenities, making it an ideal choice for a destination wedding in Spain. With easy access to transportation and nearby attractions, guests can explore the beauty of the Costa del Sol while enjoying the comforts of this luxurious villa.

Nestled in the lush green countryside surrounding Nerja on the Costa del Sol, this secluded villa provides an intimate setting for your special day. With a maximum capacity of 80 guests, it offers ample space for the wedding reception. Additionally, couples have the option to host their ceremony onsite, adding to the convenience and charm of the venue. The villa’s proximity to the nearest church and beach—both just 15 minutes away—ensures easy accessibility for other ceremony and activity options. Moreover, the airport, at just 50 minutes away, facilitates travel arrangements for guests arriving from afar.

For couples seeking an intimate destination wedding in Spain, this villa promises a memorable experience. From the serene ceremony overlooking the Mediterranean to the lively reception under the star-lit sky, every moment spent at this enchanting venue will be filled with love, laughter, and unforgettable memories.

The picturesque Nerja villa at dusk.
The picturesque Nerja villa at dusk.