This stunning Spanish country house wedding venue can accommodate up to 150 guests in its gardens and courtyards, making it the perfect outdoor venue to celebrate your special day.
Forty hectares of nature surround this typical Spanish Cortijo, built in 1987. Situated in a private location, nestled on a hilltop it offers breathtaking panoramic views over the sea and mountain ranges, and is just 15 minutes from the centre of Marbella and less than 10 minutes from the sea.
It includes onsite accomodation for 14 guests in 7 double rooms and its isolate location means that there is no noise restriction, allowing you and your guests to party outside until up to 3 am, as was the case of our next bridal story starring the delightful Marit and Morten who recently tied the knot at this dreamy, open air wedding venue.
The day kicked off with a welcome drink of sangria, water and beer for all the guests by the olive trees near the entrance of the luscious cortijo. From there the guests were led to the ceremony area which had been set up at the end of the row of olive trees, and there between two of these evergreen trees, facing the sea, the beautifully decorated altar had been set up.
The elegant bride walked up the aisle to John Sebastian Bach’s “Air”, a moment made even more special as it was played on acoustic guitar by her own brother who also played “kjærlighetsvisa” during the memorable ceremony.
Despite the wedding taking place in October, the sun shone brightly throughout the whole day, dappling through the branches and foliage of the deciduous trees and provided the perfect natural lighting for the talented photographer Andreas Holm to capture breathtaking outdoor snaps of the day.
To the sound of “Love on top” by Beyonce, the young bridal couple, now as husband and wife walked back down the aisle where they joined their guests amongst palm trees on the sea side of the house for cava, water and soft drinks as well as a delicious array of canapes including: tiny parmesan and rosemary shortbreads with oven dried cherry tomatoes and feta; mini beef steak on a garlic croute with hollandaise sauce or salsa verde; gingered chicken cakes with mango and a coriander mayonnaise; crostini with smoked aubergine caviar and pine nuts and artichoke and gorgonzola focaccine.
There the wedding guests were offered a fantastic feast of mouthwatering dishes including a choice of goats cheese tartlet with carmelised walnuts and red onion jam and white balsamic dressing or spiced tiger prawn brochette with mango coriander salad and lime with a chilli dressing as the starter.
For the main, the guests had a choice of roast fillet of sea bass with Italian style lentils, baby spinach and sun dried tomato butter or crispy duck confit with red cabbage thyme potato rosti and sweet quince just. Then to finish off this incredibly delicious feast, a trio of chocolate truffle cake, mojito fruit salad and mini crème brûlée for dessert.
The meal was accompanied by over an hour of emotive, unique and funny wedding speeches, many of which brought a tear or two to the eyes of those gathered to celebrate Marit and Morten’s big day.
After the all-important speeches were said, photographer Andreas took over once more to capture some magical pre-sunset photo before games and mingling took place on the lawn, with the aid of an open bar that was set up nearby.
An hour into the early evening entertainment and it was time for the guests to gather in the courtyard, all armed with sprinklers, to accompany the newlyweds in their romantic first dance to the sound of “Can’t help falling in love” by Kina Grannis mixed into “Crazy Little thing called Love” by Queen.
The guests then joined the bridal couple on the dance floor and partied the night away, all the time enjoying a flow of late night snacks including: sausage rolls with brie, tortilla wraps, chicken satay pinchitos and cake.