The iconic W brand is synonymous with clued-up cosmopolitan travellers; its loyal, jetsetting clientele trusts these global hotel wizards to deliver luxury and creativity with an edgy twist in every destination. Since its opening just over a year ago, W Ibiza – set on the frontline of the famous Santa Eulalia promenade on the east coast of Ibiza – has raised the bar in terms of style, sophistication and sassiness. It’s a place where everything is possible, and for those loved-up couples looking to tie the knot in 2021 (and beyond), it boasts all your Ibiza wedding needs under one roof.
Understanding the needs of Balearic brides and grooms, the dedicated event planning team at W Ibiza would go to the ends of the earth (or in this case, the island!) to ensure each and every wedding is unique. While the creativity, luxury and service you know and love from the W brand is guaranteed to be consistent, putting your own personal spin on the experience means your guests will be wowed at every step of the wedding experience – from the moment they check in to the resort, to pre-wedding pampering and poolside Ibiza vibes, all the way through to the ceremony, catering and celebrations.
Couples who plan to tie the knot at W Ibiza have a team of experts at their disposal. There’s your event planner for all the major milestones and your W Insider, who’ll be on-hand to help co-ordinate any last-minute requests so there’s zero stress on the day. You’ve also got access to your very own W Music Curator, who’ll craft the perfect playlist for every element of the big day – completely tailored to your tastes and incorporating any special requests – and book the perfect DJ to soundtrack the event. And of course, there are the professional mixologists, chefs and waitstaff working tirelessly behind the scenes and front of house to make sure your bespoke event goes without a hitch.
Prior to the wedding itself, the wedding couple have access to the AWAY Spa, where they can pamper themselves with custom designed ‘For him’ and ‘For her’ treatments, which include a three-hour Instant Beauty Boost plus a Lux Mani and Pedi for women, or a two-hour Instant Beauty Boost and Pedi Essential for men. A couples massage is also an option – whether on the morning of the wedding, the day before, or the day after – and the 70-minute Twice As Nice treatment comes with a complimentary glass of Champagne. For an added romantic twist, upgrade to the two-hour Elevate Your Twice As Nice and you’ll receive a Body Glow treatment in addition to your massage, plus exclusive private access to the AWAY Lounge.
The beauty of hosting your wedding somewhere like W Ibiza is that all your guests can sleep onsite. This takes away the job of organising transport or worrying that people might get lost or turn up late – everything is quite literally on their doorstep. Wedding couples are given a unique reservation link (complete with special rates for friends and family) that can be embedded in wedding websites or virtual invites and makes it easy to book and pay directly. And when it comes to rooms, W Ibiza truly excels, with a range of contemporary rooms whose names really do then justice, such as the Fantastic Suite, Marvelous Suite and WOW Suite. The wedding couple are given a complimentary suite upgrade and late checkout, so they can wake up on their first day of wedding bliss in the lap of luxury.
The main event is a sky-high ceremony and reception on the GLOW Rooftop Terrace – a stunning roof terrace venue complete with a striking plunge pool, beneath the beautiful blue Balearic skies and with panoramic views across the Mediterranean Sea. W Ibiza also understands that some couples may prefer a more intimate affair and for smaller weddings, the Extreme WOW Suite Terrace – with the same spectacular views – can be transformed into the mini wedding wonderland of your dreams. Each space can be styled to your custom theme, with beautiful backdrops for photos, romantic floral arrangements, tablescapes and much more.
Once the bride and groom have made their big entrance and said their ‘I dos’, the next stage of a wedding is the one that guests remember long after the honeymoon is over – the very serious business of eating, drinking and being merry. This is where the W Ibiza team really excel. From bubbles on arrival, open bar options and an array of signature cocktails to choose from, your guests will certainly never go thirsty. The mixologists at W Ibiza have outdone themselves with cocktails like the Piña Pagès – an island twist on the classic Colada, including homemade Hierbas Ibicencas and fresh lime juice – and the Margabiza, an icy fusion of Sal de Ibiza, fresh watermelon, lime and refreshing Ibizkus rosé wine – with many other island-inspired concoctions to choose from.
The wedding menus at W Ibiza are made up of a customisable selection of gastronomic gourmet bites, with hot and cold options designed to keep your guests satisfied all night long. Choose from cold creations like cherry tomato gazpacho shots, mini tacos filled with spicy salmon tartare, green papaya salad with chicken and chipotle mayonnaise and smoked chicken Caesar bagels among others – upgrade to premium bites to opt for foie micuit with mango gel on crispy homemade bread, locally caught white fish ceviche with papaya and jalapeño crème or fresh Gillardeau Nr3 oysters with caviar. Creative hot bites include crispy chicken bao, gluten-free mini pizzas and lamb kebabs in mini pittas – or upgrade to mini Wagyu burgers with seasonal truffle, crispy softshell crab with sweet and sour salad, dim sum with lobster and lime mayonnaise, gratinated queen scallops with lime crème and more.
The most important thing to keep in mind is that it’s your wedding, your way at W Ibiza. The team can also help you make a long weekend (or week!) of the occasion, with pre-wedding lunches at Chiringuito Blue or dinners at La Llama, cocktail receptions at GLOW, pool days, pampering sessions in the spa – both in the lead up to the big day, and afterwards to help you wind down from all the excitement. When it comes to sparkle and shine, this resort has got it in droves, and when it comes to planning an Ibiza wedding – the expert event planning team at W Ibiza can outshine even the Ibiza sun.