Spain offers a unique choice of landscapes for just about any kind of couple.
You can get married on a mountaintop palace, along a scenic coastline on a sunset, in an old hilltop village, at the edge of dramatic cliffs, or inside a medieval structure of some historic significance. In the world-renowned Spanish region called the Basque Country, there are locations with stunning modern architecture too.
Spain’s diverse landscape is one of the reasons why tourists keep coming back here. After visiting a Spanish region on your first tour, there will always be new adventure sites to discover for the next.
Lots of Beaches!
A beach elopement in Spain is for you and your fiance if you’re both lovers of the sun and the sea. Spanish beaches range from scenic coastlines in northern Bilbao to the golden beaches of Andalusia and San Sebastian to the least crowded and pristine ones in southeast Almería.
Some of these beaches offer scenic views of the lush hillsides and are surrounded by alluring dining scenes, which make them perfect elopement venues for a stress-free wedding in Spain. Imagine watching the sunset on the beach while enjoying your cocktails beside each other after a long wedding day. Talk about a perfect holiday!
Spanish Culture & Fiestas
One of the most fascinating things about the Spanish culture is their celebration of fiestas all year round. The most popular ones that are worth watching include the Carnival celebration every February where streets are filled with parades, entertainment, glitter, glamour, fun, and music. The Carnival is followed by The Fallas in Valencia where gigantic statues fill the city square for several days and finally burnt to the ground on the last day of the celebration.
Semana Santa in Seville and the Holy Week in Malaga during late March to early April are also significant national fiestas that showcase the country’s strong Catholic faith.
Set the date of your big day on one of these holidays so you can dive into the Spanish culture on your wedding and honeymoon tour.
Museum Venues & Heritage Sites for Weddings
How do you feel about getting married in a museum? Here in Spain, there’s a specific museum that permits wedding ceremonies right inside their building. Inside are horse-drawn carriages and harnesses on display that will serve as your backdrop for the wedding ceremony. If unique is what you’re searching for, what can be more extraordinary than a wedding inside a museum, right?
For something more historic, choose the city of Salamanca for your wedding in Spain. Salamanca was declared a world heritage site for carefully preserving the Romanesque, Moorish, Renaissance and Baroque monuments in the city, making it an interesting destination for history-lovers.
You can also get married in a 14th-century historic fortress ruin in Seville where everything is available for your big day. They offer indoor and outdoor ceremony spots, a roof terrace for wedding receptions, and several rooms to accommodate you on your whole stay.
Historic Catholic Churches
Speaking of culture and history, religious couples are also flocking to Spain for a solemn wedding inside an old church. If you’re a Catholic who dreams of having a Princess Diana-Prince Charles kind of wedding, choose one of the old Spanish churches steeped in history for your wedding in Europe.
Wineries & Bodegas
You may be fascinated by the gorgeous vineyard wedding venues in Italy and France, but you may not have heard of bodegas and wineries for wedding ceremonies in Spain.
As a popular wine-producing country, Spain is dotted with wineries and bodegas that are good not only for wine production and storage, but for celebrations and events too.
Some Spanish wine producers renovated their properties to add wedding ceremony and reception areas. The most elegant ones are located in Salamanca, Catalonia, and Barcelona where wedding spots include huge historic gardens, breathtaking vineyards, and reception rooms decorated with wine barrels.
For your convenience, some of these winery venues constructed luxury hotels and stylish houses right next to their bodegas to accommodate guests during their whole Spanish tour.
As wedding planners in Europe who have seen different venues all around the continent, we can say that Spain is quite underrated as a European wedding destination.
Although it’s popular as a travel destination, only a few couples are noticing Spain as an amazing choice for their wedding abroad. This has to change because Spain has so many regions, cities, and venues that compete in beauty with other wedding venues in Greece, Italy, France, Ireland, and Germany.
Take a look at our wedding venue page for Spain to see the complete list of our hand-picked wedding locations here. You might be convinced that it’s a great place to have your European destination wedding.
Take note that elopements in Spain can cost around 80-175 euros per person per day and around 1,500 - 2,000 euros per week. Not bad for a wedding and a honeymoon wrapped in one, right?