Ibiza weddings: Cotton Beach Club – Wedding wow factor

views of the sparkling Mediterranean Sea and endless sky, a sophisticated and stylish all-white aesthetic lending itself perfectly to contemporary weddings, a highly-experienced team creating culinary magic in the kitchen plus two dedicated event planners on staff, Cotton Beach Club is the Ibiza wedding venue with wow factor.

Now celebrating its fifth year of hosting exclusive Ibiza weddings, the gorgeous Cala Tarida seaside venue has welcomed couples from the UK, Holland, Russia and Australia (among other places) to declare their love for one another in what is without a doubt one of the most beautiful settings in Ibiza. A minimum of 80 guests are required to secure exclusivity and the venue holds a maximum of 320 for larger scale events. Initial consultations with the in-house wedding planning team can take place over the phone, Skype or via email and once you’ve officially said ‘I do’ to Cotton Beach Club as your wedding venue, the fun begins.

Let us set the scene for your wedding at Cotton Beach Club. The event begins at around 6pm, as guests arrive at the beach club for welcome drinks. This is where the initial wow factor comes into play, especially for any friends and family who have never been to the white isle. That first glimpse of the turquoise water across the beautifully decorated restaurant terrace is unforgettable. For many people, it is love at first sight.

Love is indeed the order of the day, and guests are soon ushered to the upper terrace, an ultra-romantic rooftop space that feels as though you are on top of the world. Decked out in all-white, with pops of pink bougainvillea and a white carpet creating the aisle that leads to the flower-strewn arch under which the bride and groom will say their vows. Most ceremonies here are spiritual blessings, with expats required to marry in their own home countries for the union to be legally recognised, however Spanish nationals can indeed host an official ceremony. With uninterrupted views, the wow factor continues as the bride makes her entrance… let the festivities, complete with cocktails and canapés, commence!

Once the couple have been declared husband and wife (or spouses for life!), the party moves back downstairs to the stunning main restaurant terrace, for a more formal seated dining experience and speeches. The terrace is covered, providing much needed protection from the sun’s rays (and in the unfortunate case of rain) and can be configured in a variety of ways to suit the size of your event. Up to 170 guests can be seated outdoors, with an additional space for 50 inside. For larger events, the roof terrace can also be utilised as a dining space for up to 320 in total.

After the bride and groom of course, the food is quite often the star of the show at a wedding and Cotton Beach Club never fails to satisfy. The head chef has created a variety of four-course catering packages – that can be tailored to suit your tastes and budget – in keeping with the restaurant’s global fusion cuisine concept. If there is something special on your mind for the meal that’s not on offer, the team will do their best to accommodate you. It’s all about making your wedding dreams come true.

Once the toasts have been given and the cake has been cut, it’s time to hit the dance floor and Cotton Beach Club is licensed to remain open until 2.45am – a rarity with beachside wedding venues in Ibiza. With three different spaces set across two floors, guests will never feel ‘stuck’ in once place and more conveniently, there’s no need to organise transport between ceremonies, receptions and after parties.

Each wedding package at Cotton Beach Club is tailored to suit individual couples, with a variety of options such as an open bar, late night snacks, kids’ menus, DJs and sound systems available on request. As a specialist venue, Cotton Beach Club focuses purely on doing what they do best: creating the menus, organising guest logistics plus preparing the venue and providing staff. For everything else, they have a tried, tested and most importantly, trusted list of suppliers. Think wedding photographers, transport, florists, stylists and more. Should you prefer to let someone else do all the hard work for you, enlisting the services of a dedicated wedding planner is recommended.

Behind the scenes at Cotton Beach Club on your wedding day, it’s all about attention to detail. Each wedding has a minute-by-minute game plan outlined to all staff, with both event managers on hand on the day to ensure everything runs seamlessly. Availability for weddings at Cotton Beach Club is limited, with the venue accepting bookings in May, June, September and October only.

If it’s wow factor you want, it’s wow factor you’ll get. For smaller events and celebrations – from 20 guests and up – areas of the restaurant can be cordoned off for privacy, or an exclusivity fee applies. With wedding dates already being booked for 2019, now is the time for brides and grooms to be to get in touch with Cotton Beach Club to secure their chosen dates and get the planning process started.

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