Wedding Trend: Guide To Getting Married In Ibiza (PHOTOS)
The ‘White Isle’ of Ibiza, Spain, often called the jewel of the Balearics, is known as an incredibly beautiful island paradise with volumes of natural Mediterranean beauty. It’s also one of the world’s ultimate party destinations for jet-setters and scenesters, as well as a wildly popular celebrity hang-out. With so much to offer, the island has become a highly desirable location for epic destination weddings (think spectacular sunsets, dreamlike beach weddings, dramatic cliff top views, exotic Mediterranean flavor and culture, and delicious European dining at its finest).
No wonder couples are flying across the globe to tie the knot there. To learn more about getting hitched in Ibiza, we asked Ibiza wedding expert Alexandra Sixt, founder of Ma Cherie Ibiza Weddings, a wedding planning company that offers bespoke services for brides.
“Historically, the majority of our clients had been from Europe, mainly Germany, Sweden, the Netherlands, Italy, France and Austria. However, we’ve seen a huge increase of enquiries and bookings from the United States lately,” Sixt said.
You’ve probably heard that Ibiza attracts a glamorous crowd. Massive yachts, private jets and of course, celebrities are all common sightings in Ibiza.
While this may impress some people, the stunning island offers so much more, especially for brides-and-grooms-to-be.
Choosing A Venue
From super trendy venues, ultra luxurious resorts and spas, to beautiful coastal settings, Ibiza has it all.
“Ibiza embraces all walks of life, so anything goes on this hippy island, whether you want a white blessing on the shoreline, a technicolor ceremony in a private garden, a cliff top location, or a celebrity style celebration in a private villa, it really is up to you!” Sixt said.
For your big day, Ibiza has various extraordinary backdrops to choose from. You can get married in the midst of the trendy social scene near San Miguel and the super clubs, or opt for a tranquil island setting, far away from all the action.
The island’s “live, and let live” atmosphere has its roots in the hippy movement of the late 1960s. Las Dahlias, a hippy market near San Carlos on the east of the island, still exists today as evidence that a laid-back, “anything goes” attitude is still very much a part of Ibiza’s character. Every Saturday, live bands play psychedelic versions of Beatles numbers, while tents fill with fashionable shoppers scouring through silver pendants while sipping on fresh melon juice.
Meanwhile, Ibiza is jam-packed with top-rated resorts and spas, offering sublime luxury combined with the island’s innately distinct “cool vibe.” If you want luxury, you can enjoy it without the dreaded stuffy, snobby atmosphere.
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Located inland, close to the village of San Joan, the splendidly secluded Atzaro, luxury hotel & natural spa, offers a truly unique dreamlike setting that accentuates Ibiza’s natural beauty. A blend of luxury and tranquility, Atzaro offers a magical Mediterranean experience. The property’s tasteful design combines renovated century-old farm houses with rustic and on-trend contemporary elements. Guests can spend their days relaxing on the many outdoor day beds and wandering through lush gardens, taking in the invigorating, aromatic scents of orange blossom, rosemary and lavender. The on-site spa and superbly fresh, gourmet dining options make Atzaro a perfect place to say ‘I Do’ and a wonderfully luxurious experience for your guests that will leave them feeling pampered and invigorated by a magical Mediterranean experience.
2. ME IBIZA
Known for its boho chic, exclusive atmosphere, the beachside Me Ibiza resort offers mesmerizing views of the serene bay, nearby yachts, trendy decor, and A-List facilities in the heart of Santa Eulalia. Relaxing chill-out music plays in the background at the glamorous pool area. Meanwhile, you can enjoy panoramic views of the Mediterranean from the rooftop. Many guests have raved about the resort’s delicious food and dining options.
3. PURA VIDA BEACHCLUB & RESTAURANT
If you’ve always dreamt of a beach wedding in paradise, the effortlessly stylish and beautifully bohemian Pura Vida Beach Lounge may be exactly what you’re looking for. This stunning beachfront locale sits on the edge of the sparkling waters of the Playa Niu Blau, against a breathtakingly beautiful Mediterranean backdrop. Pura Vida Beach combines island with exquisite European-style cuisine and an overall laid-back vibe.