Ibiza weddings: Aguas de Ibiza – Special moments

A wedding celebration embodies many emotions. There’s the sheer, unparalleled joy of saying ‘I do’ to your other half, the gratitude you feel to be in the presence of loved ones, and the appreciation of knowing they made the effort to be there especially for you. There’s the nostalgia you feel during heartfelt speeches, and utter delight as you dance till dawn among friends and family, and this is all tied up with elation knowing this is the best day of your life. So what you need is a wedding venue like Aguas de Ibiza Lifestyle & Spa, which is designed to perfectly capture all of these life-affirming moments.

With a stunning waterside location in Santa Eulalia on Ibiza’s east coast, Aguas de Ibiza Lifestyle & Spa is a five-star eco-resort offering so much more than just a location to get married. Here, attention to detail is poured into every moment of your special day, and thanks to a wealth of beautifully designed, intimate spaces scattered throughout the hotel – there’s a sense you’re hosting your celebration somewhere far more private, with the flourish you wouldn’t ordinarily expect from such a well-known brand. This is what sets the resort apart, and why so many couples chose to say their vows here. In addition, there’s a 10-percent discount for couples getting married on days other than Saturday – which is ideal, since here in Ibiza, every day is like a weekend day!

The ceremony itself can take place on the hotel’s fabulous rooftop, which boasts panoramic, blue-sky views of the beautiful surrounding scenery and the bustling Marina below. Guests gather on the sun-drenched terrace, and the soon-to-be-wed couple stand in front of them alongside a specially-created white, wooden altar, enclosed by flowing canvases that gently float in the breeze. The sparkling Med forms the backdrop, its constant reach towards infinity a poignant signifier of the moment about to take place between husband and wife.

Once promises have been made and rings exchanged, the intensity of this picturesque scene subsides – now it’s time to celebrate. To cater for this change in tempo, you can continue to party on the rooftop, making the most of nature’s kaleidoscope of colours as the sun begins to fade, or you can move the party to Agua de Ibiza’s lush, verdant garden, which transforms into a magical wonderland with the addition of Chinese-style lanterns, fairy lights and lush, multi-coloured flower bouquets. Cocktails and canapés are served to guests, perhaps accompanied by the relaxing, soulful sounds of live music.

Then comes the moment everyone’s been waiting for – the wedding banquet. At this point, the celebration moves inside to a beautifully rustic room that’s been designed according to your specification. From oversized floral centrepieces to delicately ornate floral arrangements – your Aguas de Ibiza wedding planner will transform each table to suit your request. Food too, falls under your guidance. In collaboration with the hotel’s highly trained chefs, you can create an elegant menu for everyone to savour. Think mango gazpacho and marinated salmon to start, roasted monkfish or suckling lamb shoulder for main, and mouth-watering chocolate ganache or tiramisu for dessert. The menu can be shaped entirely according to your tastes, with only the finest wines to accompany.

Once the wedding feast is over, it’s time for everyone to really let their hair down, and this of course, requires a new location. So the party moves to the discothèque, where dancing till dawn is considered a non-negotiable requirement for all guests – something that’s easy to achieve thanks to the availability of an open-bar, mixing table, stage and state of the art sound system. Aguas de Ibiza in-house wedding planners also have a bulging book of contacts at their disposal, so it’s simple to organise a DJ or anything other evening requests on your behalf.

From the moment you decide to host a wedding at Aguas de Ibiza Lifestyle & Spa, everything is taken care of – though if you choose to arrange the majority of the day yourself, that’s absolutely fine too. What you’ll find here is a dedication to ‘special moments’ – the team go out of their way to help you create those little intimate flashes throughout the day that really help transform it into something special. And with a different location available for every stage of your celebration, it feels like you’re not in a hotel at all – you’re just surrounded by loved ones, saying I do, finally living out the day you’ve been dreaming of.