Why Destination Weddings In Marbella Should Be At The Top Of Your List 

February 29, 2024

Jose Antonio Zamora Roldán

Destination wedding

If there’s anywhere in Europe that evokes feelings of beachfront luxury and exclusivity, it’s Marbella! Located in the stunning Costa del Sol region of Spain, Marbella is known for its architecture, art galleries, hospitality, and five-star resorts, making destination weddings in Marbella a gorgeous choice for couples looking for European elegance and style. 

You’ll discover amazing nightlife, Michelin-starred restaurants, and pristine beaches and bays that truly sparkle in the sun. Or, imagine chartering a yacht for wedding portraits at sunset, a beach day with all your loved ones, or a private winery tour — here are some amazing reasons to get married in Marbella!

Luxury weddings in Marbella are in a league of their own

Why get married in Marbella? One of the biggest draw cards to Marbella and the Costa del Sol is the high-end wedding venue options here, from prestigious beachfront resorts to historic villas that offer the highest standard of luxury.

Your destination wedding in Marbella is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to indulge in elegance, romance, and fine dining and wine — the Costa del Sol region offers this in spades! The endless sunshine of the region just adds to the appeal, so a spring or summer wedding is the best time to maximize your time here, ensuring you and your guests can relax by your private plunge pool, enjoy afternoon champagne in your villa’s courtyard, or dine alfresco in one of Marbella’s award-winning restaurants. 

However, May, June, and September tend to be the most popular months for weddings, as the weather is warm and pleasant, but not as hot as you’ll discover in July or August. In August, many Spanish locals head to the coast for holidays, so this time of year tends to be peak season and brings the largest crowds. 

luxury wedding ceremony in Marbella

The beaches and boating are world-class

Marbella’s beaches attract visitors from all over the world, keen to soak up the sun in style or charter a yacht to explore hidden inlets or sea caves. Plan a beach day to soak up all of the relaxation sunshine before your big day, with Playa Nagüeles and Playa de Puerto Banus known for turquoise waters, calm surf, and plenty of beachfront bars and dining. 

As your destination wedding photographer in Marbella, we can plan such a fun and romantic photo shoot if you want to charter a boat for a few hours, capturing candid, relaxed images of you and your wedding party swimming, laughing, and beaming with happiness under the Spanish sun. Sailing, dolphin watching, and sunset sails are all popular activities in Marbella and are such a special way to relax and take in quality time with those who matter most. 

Or, organize a beachfront bar for a casual welcome dinner for all of your wedding guests, catching up over champagne, freshly caught seafood, and live music. 

Your destination wedding in Spain will be vibrant, colorful, and fun

The energy, passion, and style of Marbella is unlike anywhere else — which is not only so much fun to enjoy but will also add a unique element to your wedding photography. 

In the historic Old Town of Marbella, you’ll discover brightly-painted homes, whitewashed walls dripping with Bougainvillea, and colorful flower pots, so we can create such meaningful and passionate wedding images on a stroll through the town’s cobblestoned streets. 

In a place as beautiful as Marbella, it’s almost impossible not to smile — so your Marbella wedding will have such an energy of happiness and elation! 

Dining table wedding in Marbella

You and your guests will love the Mediterranean food, fine wine & hospitality 

Dotted throughout the Costa del Sol, you’ll discover many historic villas, known as fincas, wineries, and resorts where you can host your destination wedding in privacy, luxury, and style. Venues such as Finca Cortesin cater to weddings extremely well, offering personalized wedding planning to ensure your day is beautifully curated to your tastes. Historic fincas are also such a perfect setting for editorial, romantic wedding photography, as you say your vows overlooking the sea or the soft rolling hills of a local vineyard. 

Of course, a wedding wouldn’t be complete without delectable food and wine, so plan to include some Spanish favorites in your celebrations. Marbella is known for its fresh seafood, so treat your guests to gambas al ajillo, espetos de sardinas, or freshly caught sea bass. 

Costa del Sol is also renowned for its red wine production, so by selecting local wines to serve at your reception, you offer your guests a beautiful connection to Spain — and you might discover a new favorite drop in the process! 


Reach out to start planning your Marbella destination wedding photography. I can’t wait to create a timeless image library of your Spanish celebrations! 

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