After being locked down in our homes for many months, the thought of a Mediterranean wedding – whether you’re the bride and groom, or an invited guests – may still seems like a dream. But as lockdown laws are beginning to be lifted, thoughts of travel and celebration start to fill our minds, and experts say the late summer of 2020 may be another summer of love, thanks to increase in proposals after the crisis. If you add to that the numerous spring weddings that had to be postponed due to travel restrictions, it’s no surprise Ibiza’s best wedding venues are already inundated with enquiries for late summer and spring 2021. If you’re dreaming of campo nuptials – think long wooden tables beneath 100-year old olive trees, festooned with twinkling fairy lights as the wine flows freely and the couples dance under the stars – now’s the time to start planning to turn that dream into a reality. Ibiza has a special charm for creating that kind of Mediterranean magic, and here, our team of experts recommend the best countryside wedding venues for saying ‘I do’ in Ibiza.
Stylish and understated, hosting an Ibiza wedding at boutique rural hotel Ca Na Xica feels just like a magical celebration of nuptials at your own private estate. Set in the countryside just outside of the northern village of San Miguel, the impressive and restored finca-style hotel sets the scene for your special day, where the ceremony takes place in a magical clearing in the forest, beneath the pine trees. Afterwards, cocktails by the iconic pool lead to dinner on the charming terrace restaurant, Salvia. With 20 luxurious rooms at your disposal, there’s plenty of room to accommodate your friends and family, making it easy to roll your dream island day into a three-day extravaganza. The expert in-house fine dining chefs guarantee a wedding menu to remember, while the hotel’s treatment rooms and spa takes care of pre-day prep and post-event recovery for the bridal party and guests alike. The only things left for you to do are pick a date send out the invitations!
Romantic and whimsical, the rustic gardens of Can Domingo are brimming with all the ingredients needed for a fairytale Ibiza wedding. With 100-year-old olive trees and heavily-laden fruit trees all around, dining tables are dotted amongst the grounds shading your guests in luscious green during the afternoon, and shining on them with twinkling fairy lights in the evening. The Italian team of chefs, led by Giuseppe Vivacqua, offer customised wedding menus including signature dishes where absolutely everything is home-made – vegetarians and vegans are well indulged here. One of the most extensive wine lists on the island offers plenty of choice for your toasts, cheers and late night digestifs, and the Can Domingo in-house wedding planner can take care of all aspects from transport to flowers, decoration to hair and make-up. After midnight, the party moves inside the beautiful finca for the drinking and dancing to continue till late. A Mediterranean mid-summer dream.
Laid-back, relaxed and charming, the Ibiza outpost of Formentera fave A Mi Manera is a gorgeous countryside location for an island wedding. Immersed completely in nature in the hills of San Lorenzo, the surrounding gardens are the primary source of the fresh ingredients in the Italian-inspired dishes, making them both organic and KM0, so your wedding can be as healthy as it is happy. From groups as small as 40 guests, where a private area can be reserved, to full exclusivity for up to 120, your special event can begin with aperitivos in the cocktail bar before a garden ceremony and dinner. Bespoke menus are created, and extra services such as live music or a DJ for a late night party, stylish decoration, a wedding cake or an open bar service for your guests are also on offer. The magic of Ibiza comes truly to life surrounded by its stunning nature in this oasis of peace.
When it comes to realising your Ibiza countryside wedding fantasy, the highly professional Atzaró Group have two stunning venues for you to choose from, and the expertise to make it happen as if by magic. The famed Atzaró Agroturismo has iconic appeal for its luxurious and authentic vibe, set amongst orange groves and lily-pond pools, along with an incredibly versatile layout. Great for open-air extravaganzas, elegant garden parties and small sunset soirees alike, your day can flow from ceremony to after-party as desire requires. Just down the road, award-winning garden restaurant Aubergine by Atzaró offers relaxed sophistication, genuine Ibicenco charm and farm-to-table catering for your big day. And regardless of your chosen venue, the passionate Atzaró team takes care of every need – from transport, flowers and decoration to gala menus and custom canapés, while the hotel offers accommodation packages for you to spend your first night (or week!) of wedded bliss.
Set on the hillside outside the village of San Carlos, the tranquil countryside location of Can Curreu Agroturismo and Spa is unbeatable for an idyllic and romantic wedding day. With tall swaying palm trees and bright bursts of bougainvillea, the rural hotel ticks all the boxes for your Mediterranean celebration, with even its own equestrian ranch if arriving on horseback figures into your wedding dream (and why wouldn’t it?). Around the estate, various locations can be used for ceremony, cocktails and dinner, while in the in-house events team offer a choice of menu to suit your guests tastes and desires. Can Curreu offers three categories of rooms or suites to accommodate your wedding party, along with a fully equipped thermal circuit spa that will leave you feeling fully relaxed and rested, whether before or after you say ‘I do’.
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