How to Find a Wedding Villa
Celebrating your wedding at a holiday villa can be an excellent idea, but there are certain things you should consider first.
At Rustical Travel, when one of our specialists visits a villa and is informed that it accepts weddings, the first thing we ask the property manager is: "Do you have solid experience hosting these types of events?"
Here are a few things to consider when renting a villa for a wedding:
• What is the maximum number of people allowed on the premises?
• Are you allowed to have loud music until late (orchestra, DJ, bands, etc)?
• If weather isn´t good, what can you do? What indoor space is available or is there room for a tent?
• How much does the accommodation cost? Is there an event fee for using the premises? What additional charges apply, on top of the accommodation rate?
• Is it easy to arrange additional accommodation in the area for other guests?
• Do they accept previewing of the property?
• Is there a chapel for a ceremony? Some of these rural properties have their own chapel!!
• Do they have photos of other weddings available?
Five wedding villas from Rustical Travel´s large villa collection:
1. Magical estate in Andalucia perfect for events (web ref RD112)
View this villa online: https://www.rusticaltravel.com/villas/spain/andalucia/malaga/ronda/rd112
Our view: we found the gardens very suitable for a wedding, the rooms were gorgeous, particularly the one for newlyweds. The spot is also very romantic. The property owners own a hotel nearby which may help in accommodating additional guests.
Event fee / costs on January 2019: there is currently no event fee for a wedding as such. Additional guests who are not staying at the house but are only assisting to the wedding: 20 euros / per person / per event day. Maximum number of guests allowed per event: 120 people
2. One acre of secret gardens set in traditional village (web ref AP60)
Gardens at this villa are just perfect for a wedding
Gardens at this villa are huge - this garden map was especially created for guests celebrating a wedding at villa AP60.
View this villa online: https://www.rusticaltravel.com/villas/spain/andalucia/granada/ap60
Our view: A rare opportunity to stay (and celebrate a wedding) at a hideaway swathed by extensive landscaped gardens, yet surprisingly located in the middle of a quiet traditional Andalusian village. In 2018, a wedding took place at this villa with great success. The pool was transformed to a dance floor area with special floor boards. There is a local team with contacts to arrange anything from a minibus to the use of the local church for a ceremony.
Event fee / costs on January 2019: on request, please ask (on January 2019 we were negotiating rates). Maximum number of guests: 100 (possibly some more on request)
3. Large villa with almost 20 years of experience in weddings (web ref AP32)
Weddings and events have been successfully held at this place for over 20 years. It even has its own chapel!
View this villa online: https://www.rusticaltravel.com/villas/spain/andalucia/granada/ap32
Our view: If you are looking for a safe bet, this may be your wedding villa. The property manager is highly experienced in making any arrangement related to a wedding celebration, whether you need a hairdresser, flowers or a set menu.
Event fee / costs on January 2019: no event fee here but a cleaning fee after wedding of 395 euros.
4. First class luxury almost touching the Mediterranean sea (web ref RD44)
What a location for a wedding!
View this villa online: https://www.rusticaltravel.com/villas/spain/andalucia/malaga/costa-del-sol/casares/rd44
Our view: although property managers changed in 2018, we believe the new managers are resourceful when it comes to making arrangements for a wedding. The setting is terrific being very close to the coast.
Event fee / costs on January 2019: if an event is celebrated with more than 20 guests present, an event fee of 900 euros applies to every day an event is held.
5. Heatable pool and 40,000 m2 of lawned gardens between mountains and sea (web ref RD69)
Massive gardens and warm Mediterranean climate
This property sleeps 14 people but there is plenty of other accommodation nearby for other guests.
View this villa online: https://www.rusticaltravel.com/villas/spain/andalucia/malaga/costa-del-sol/casares/rd69
Our view: although property managers have recently restricted the number of weddings that take place at this property due to it being located in a valley where noise usually affects the neighborhood, they are still accepted. If a wedding is celebrated here, there are a good number of villas in the area for guests. Our selection of Villas in Casares may offer accommodation for many other families joining the wedding celebration. Bear in mind that the minimum reservation is one week and normally from Saturday to Saturday.
Event fee / costs on January 2019: weddings or similar events may be accepted on request and are subject to a venue fee of 1400 euros.
If you think one of the above properties is perfect for your wedding, contact us and we will be happy to assist in every way possible.
Or, have a look at our listing for Large Villas to Rent in Spain and you are more than welcome to ask if any of these properties is suitable for your wedding.