Your Dream Ibiza Wedding Starts Here
Are you planning to marry in Ibiza? To help create your dream Ibiza wedding, we’ve put together a short guide of some of the most important things to consider, to assist you with your planning!
From legalities, to what type of venue for your wedding, to entertainment, we’ve got you covered. Your sunny island wedding starts here…
Ibiza wedding Legalities
Getting married in Ibiza could be your ultimate dream, so to ensure that dream doesn’t come crashing down, we strongly suggest you do one thing before you start planning anything – ensure you are legally entitled to be married on the island.
If you are a Spanish citizen or are of the Catholic faith, then there should be no legal issues, but if you are a foreigner hoping to marry in Ibiza and you’re not Catholic, then you’ll need to arrange a civil ceremony in your home country first. Once this has taken place, a spiritual blessing or ceremony can then be conducted in Ibiza with a celebrant.
As there are a few exemptions, exceptions and forms to complete, we strongly suggest you contact the Ministry of Justice in Spain to discuss all of the legal requirements prior to making any arrangements. Once you have ironed out the legalities, then it’s time to forge ahead with your Ibiza wedding planning!
When it comes to selecting a venue for your Ibiza wedding, you really are spoilt for choice.
From sprawling countryside estates to private garden settings, choosing the ideal location for your wedding ceremony ultimately comes down to personal choice. For unrivalled views on your wedding day, take a look at Hacienda Na Xamena, Ibiza. Perched on a clifftop with front row seats of the Mediterranean crashing below, this five-star hotel venue is one that you and your guests will never forget. If it’s a beachfront wedding you’re planning, several venues in Playa d’en Bossa, such as the Hard Rock Beach Club, cater for those who wish to dance the night away with the sand between their toes. Or if you’d prefer to have your ceremony in a private setting surrounded by close friends and family, consider a luxury holiday villa for your Ibiza wedding. Es Cubells Villa La Perla and Villa Michaela are both impeccable properties, ideal for an intimate, private ceremony and celebration.
Selecting a suitable wedding celebrant for your big day can be a hard task. Not only do you need to feel comfortable with the chosen celebrant, but they also need to provide an authentic experience.
Two such celebrants in Ibiza who are renowned for their authenticity are Anna Kathleen and Melchior Arnold. Both have untarnished reputations on the island.
Anna Kathleen provides a warm and spiritual ceremony and spends quality time with the couple to truly unearth vows that are meaningful to both the bride and groom. She has a deep connection to Ibiza and has raised her family on the island.
Melchior Arnold is a well-travelled wedding celebrant who grew up in Ibiza. His outlook on life encompasses holistic healing, a healthy body and mind, and adventure. Melchior Arnold has married over five hundred couples and is a skilled linguist, which greatly benefits foreigners who are planning an Ibiza wedding.
Ibiza has an extensive list of skilled musicians, dancers and entertainers who can create some unforgettable memories – the problem is choosing which type of entertainment you’d prefer!
If your idea of an Ibiza wedding celebration is kicking your heels up on the dance floor until the early morning, you’re in luck! Ibiza is home to some of the world’s best DJ’s, many of whom are available to hire for a fee. There are far too many to list, but a great place to start is a website such as fixthemusic.com. Here you can obtain quotes directly from the DJ’s themselves. If you’re looking for something a little slower paced, then consider an acoustic duo such as Oh La La. Claire and Joelle are sought after in Ibiza for events and can provide a variety of musical genres on the guitar and vocals. Pianists, saxophonists and violinists are also popular entertainment options for weddings in Ibiza, for those who are seeking a more relaxed atmosphere.
** Before you commit to any entertainment bookings, ensure you have permission from the wedding venue and local authorities, as noise and other restrictions do apply in some areas.
Pre-Wedding Day Celebration
Prior to your Ibiza wedding, ensure you schedule in some downtime to relax and prepare your mindset for your nuptials. Consider booking a day for your wedding party at one of Ibiza’s elegant beach clubs, such as Amante Ibiza, overlooking Sol d’en Serra. Begin with some soulful beach yoga and a healthy buffet breakfast, followed by a day on the sun lounger filled with canapes and cocktails.
Alternatively, Nassau Beach Club overlooking Playa d’en Bossa offers a luxurious experience with fine dining and exquisite cocktails. These can be served directly to your sun lounger or even ferried to your yacht moored off the beach.
To unwind before the big day, book a massage (or two) at the Pure Seven Spa, located at 7Pines Kempinksi Ibiza, luxury resort. This magnificent day spa offers an extensive menu of health and beauty treatments in peaceful surroundings and boasts steam rooms, saunas, pools, a hair salon, nail bar and professional makeup artists. A complete one stop shop for your pre-wedding day pamper session.
When the festivities are over and the guests have all departed, it’s time to finally kick your feet up and switch to ultimate relaxation mode. This means it’s imperative that you find the ideal accommodation that fills your honeymoon requirements.
To truly escape from the bustle of Ibiza, consider taking your honeymoon in idyllic Formentera, just a short thirty-minute boat ride away. Shut yourselves away from the outside world in a Formentera luxury villa such as Casa Preciosa. This chic three-bedroom property has a pool and incredible views over the countryside, whilst it’s conveniently located just a five-minute drive from the beach.
Alternatively, a honeymoon villa on neighbouring island, Mallorca, should also be considered. Call a traditional Mallorcan house in the hills, such as Casa Solsticio, your home for the week. With panoramic views of the Mediterranean, a spacious pool terrace and impeccable furnishings, be warned – it’s likely you’ll never want to leave.