What are the best Wedding Villas in Marbella in 2023 ?
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Marbella is super classy and creative, but you have to dig around to find private wedding villas in Marbella. It has plenty of venues, but what if you’re looking for something a bit more… you? Luckily, I’ve been shooting weddings in Marbella for over 20 years, and my couples are often adventurous, so I’ve been there and done that for you so I can give you the best recommendations for wedding villas in Marbella.
Dive in and find your perfect villa venue for your wedding in Marbella – whether you’re into rustic Fincas, the beach clubs or Haciendas, there’s a Marbella wedding venue out there for you. Some of these wedding venues are a little bit outside the town because while Marbella a stylish colourful place, it’s not got a plethora of venues to choose from, so you might want to look further afield. All of the venues listed are Wedding villas in Marbella or a short drive from Marbella’s old town.
The map below shows the area normally considered to be inclusive of Marbella and here is my personal list of the best Wedding Villas in Marbella:
Casa Del La Era
For examples of weddings that have taken place at this villa check out my page here dedicated to the Casa De La Era wedding villa with photos and video from a full day’s wedding.
Picture this: a stunning, historic mansion nestled in the heart of Marbella, surrounded by lush gardens and rolling hills. It’s not just any mansion, though – it’s the iconic Casa de la Era Villa, a luxurious accommodation and wedding venue that oozes elegance and sophistication.
The Casa de la Era Villa is the perfect setting for a romantic getaway or a fairytale wedding. From the moment you step foot on the property, you’ll be transported to a world of opulence and grandeur. The mansion itself boasts a rich history, dating back to the 19th century when it was originally built as a country estate. Today, it’s been lovingly restored to its former glory, complete with all the modern amenities you could possibly need.
Whether you’re looking to host an intimate gathering or a lavish celebration, the Casa de la Era Villa e has you covered. The property features a range of indoor and outdoor spaces, each one more beautiful than the last. Imagine exchanging your vows beneath a canopy of trees in the garden, or dancing the night away in the grand ballroom, surrounded by ornate chandeliers and plush furnishings.
But the Casa de la Era Villa isn’t just a pretty face – it’s also committed to sustainability and ethical practices. The property is powered by solar panels and uses rainwater harvesting and recycling systems to reduce its environmental impact. Plus, the venue partners with local farmers and suppliers to provide guests with fresh, locally-sourced cuisine.
If you’re looking to explore the area, Marbella is just a stone’s throw away. Known for its gorgeous beaches, vibrant nightlife, and rich cultural heritage, it’s the perfect destination for anyone seeking a bit of adventure. Whether you’re strolling through the old town, soaking up the sun on the beach, or sampling some of the region’s famous seafood dishes, there’s no shortage of things to do and see.
All in all, the Casa de la Era wedding Venue is the ultimate destination for anyone looking to experience the best of Marbella. With its stunning architecture, breathtaking scenery, and commitment to sustainability, it’s sure to leave a lasting impression. So why not book your stay or wedding today and experience the magic for yourself? We guarantee you won’t be disappointed!
Hacienda San Jose (in Mijas inland near to Marbella)
For examples of weddings that have taken place at this villa checkout my page here dedicated to the Hacienda San Jose villa with photos and video from a full days wedding.
Although not actually one of the Wedding Villas in Marbella, its close enough being only a 25 minute drive from Old Town Marbella to this 10 bedroom hacienda (a large homestead, ranch or estate) is a stunning venue for your wedding. Sleeping 20 with the option of camp beds for 4 more, this wedding villa is perfect for those looking to keeping their closest family and guest together for a 3 day wedding celebration.
The lawn at the front of the property is perfect for the ceremony with stunning views for all. The cocktail can be served in either the courtyard or gardens with dinner around the back of the house by the pool. Due to noise restrictions, outdoor music must finish by 11pm but there is a party room inside where you can continue until the early hours!
This is a popular wedding venue for couples looking for privacy with a less formal atmosphere where everyone can relax and enjoy the celebrations. The outdoor bar and BBQ area is perfect for the day after the wedding where you can relive your day relaxing by the pool.
For examples of weddings that have taken place at this villa checkout my page here dedicated to Villa Cisne with photos and video from a full days wedding.
One of the more luxurious wedding villas in Marbella is this magnificent villa is located near Puerto Banús, in one of the most exclusive areas of Marbella. Located on the beachfront, the villa has 10 rooms, a beautiful outdoor pool surrounded by an impressive tropical garden and all the services you would expect to have in your dream villa wedding ceremony right next to the beach.
Villa Finca Palma
For examples of weddings that have taken place at this villa checkout my page here dedicated to Villa Finca Palma with photos and video from a full days wedding.
Just 5 minutes drive from Marbella will take you to the most beautiful private gardens where you can celebrate with up to one hundred of your family and guests with panoramic views of the mountains and the coast. This venue offers complete privacy a midst the most stunning backdrop where there are no time restrictions on your wedding day and the outdoor music can continue until the very very early hours!
This is a completely outdoor venue with no accommodation – just 35,000 square metres of gardens featuring waterfalls, river, pool, lake and 17,000 varieties of plants, flowers and fruit trees. The gardens are lit offering a spectacular atmosphere as night falls.
Villa Casa Del Rio
For examples of weddings that have taken place at this villa checkout my page here dedicated to the Casa Del Rio villa with photos and video from a full days wedding.
A stunning 5 bedroom villa set in peaceful gardens for private hire and one of the top wedding villas in Marbella for your wedding. The perfectly manicured front lawn is the ideal location for your ceremony with the house providing a stunning backdrop. Once the ceremony has taken place, guests can then move around to the back of the house by the pool to enjoy drinks and canapes while the lawn is transformed for dinner. Outdoor noise restrictions require a 2am finish to the celebrations.
The villa can sleep up to 13 adults with room for camp beds for a few children. The maximum number of wedding guests is 100.
The property is available for day only rental from €2700 in low reason with 3 day stays also popular throughout low and mid season. Daily or shorter stay rentals in high season will only be taken if they fit within bookings already made.
The villa is a short drive from the centre of Benahavis which is a pretty Spanish pueblo village 15 minutes drive from Marbella.
Villa Candela En La Colina
For examples of weddings that have taken place at this villa checkout my page here dedicated to the Villa Candela en la Colina with photos and video from a full days wedding.
This villa is located in the Madronal private residential area with a beautiful driveway through the woods, giving the feel of high end wedding adventure. It is an open building built on several levels, with a pool area and a separate special ceremony area overlooking a small valley down to the sea (pictured above).
An internal Spanish patio area adds charm to this Andalusian styled construction. You will also have various terraces and an open air bar area to enjoy the views and tranquility of this neighborhood.
It has in total 10 bedrooms, being able to hold up 20 people. Just 3 min away there is another venue, which has 15 rooms more. You can rent both villas and have your guests staying as close as possible having also the possibility of split the wedding celebration and make use of both residences.
Madronal Villas Urb, Gate 4, 29679 Benahavís, Málaga, Spain
El Cortijo de Los Caballos
For examples of weddings that have taken place at this villa checkout my page here dedicated to the El Cortijo De Los Caballos with photos and video from a full days wedding.
This large Villa is a rare gem being one of the very few Cortijos left in the Marbella area and is situated in a quiet valley near to the picturesque white village of Benahavis and 10 minutes from Marbella and Puerto Banus, it is also just a 5 minute drive to the beautiful beaches of the Costa Del Sol.
Recently renovated yet retaining all of its original charm the property resembles a tropical oasis with its numerous palm trees and flower beds, grass terraces, large pool area (see photo above) and romantic shaded courtyards. Its secluded location makes it possible to create your private wedding at this secluded retreat whilst still being able to enjoy the tourist areas of Puerto Banus and Marbella. Also checkout Cortijo Rosa Blanca wedding villa operated by the same suppliers.
Villa El Palacete
For examples of weddings that have taken place at this villa checkout my page here dedicated to the Villa El Palacete with photos and video from a full days wedding.
One of the truly Royal wedding Villas in Marbella at this grand experience at this stunning 12 bedroom property, built for Prince Sultan Bin Abdul Aziz Al Saud in 1982. The magnificent villa has been completely refurbished throughout to an incredibly high standard!
The large private pool surrounded beautifully kept lawns, outdoor dining spaces and sun lounge areas is overlooked by the endless balconies, offering guests a wonderful selection of entertaining spaces.
A truly relaxing property, guests can find plenty of private places for some peace and tranquility as well as exclusive access to the on site gym and games room.
Conveniently located 12 km from Puerto Banus in a fabulous location, guests will find no shortage of things to do. Both Marbella and Puerto Banus, holiday choices of the rich and famous, offer world class restaurants, shops, bars and night clubs. The local beaches are very nearby and offer superb views across the Mediterranean Sea to the shores & mountains of North Africa.
Villa Del Mar – The Marbella Club
For examples of weddings that have taken place at this villa checkout my page here dedicated to the Villa Del Mar at the Marbella Club Hotel with photos and video from a full days wedding.
Here is one of the high end wedding villas in marbella for a truly luxury marbella weddings experience, the Villa Del Mar is a private venue within the grounds of one of the most famous hotels, The Marbella Club Hotel. Located on the beach front in the heart of the Golden Mile with a private walkway to the beach, this is a much sought after location.
This exquisite villa boasts 6 private suites all with their own bathroom, private terrace and beach front views. With large gardens and pool, terraces, BBQ area, direct access to the beach, private spa, cinema room and numerous common areas within the villa and 24 hour butler service, your every desire will be met at this villa within the hotel.
The gardens can accommodate 180 guests for your wedding reception although the ideal number would be around 120. Outdoor music is permitted until 2am. Ceremony set up and breakfast served in the villa are included in the price.
A Bit About Me
I hope you found my Wedding Villas in Marbella list helpful! I’m Gary Tapp a fun professional wedding photographer and videographer based near Marbella. I blend in like a guest, you get extra photos, more guest candid wedding photos, extra angles and extra moments!
If you’re planning on having your wedding in a Marbella Villa then give me a shout! If you need a complete marbella villa wedding package then I can also point you in the direction of some of the best wedding planners on the coast. Or if you’re not ready to book a wedding photographer or videographer, follow me on Instagram for my latest work and inspiration: www.instagram.com/yourweddingmoments/