Destination Weddings in Andalusia
Sun-baked Andalusia is a beautiful synthesis of European and African culture, a region brimming with romantic backdrops for two people getting married in Spain.
In Eastern Andalusia there is the most famous monument to Spain’s eight centuries of Moorish past, the intricately decorated Alhambra Palace in Granada. On the slopes of the Sierra Nevada white-painted villages look like small North African settlements. Gothic, Renaissance and Baroque architecture also enriches the old quarters of Cordoba, Jaen, Granada and Almeria for those on a mission of romance.
If you’re getting married in Eastern Andalusia you might choose to decorate your reception venue with the blossoms of almond orchards and the orange and lemon groves that populate the banks of the river Guadalquivir. Alternatively you can let the water lead you westward to other venues in the city of Seville or the towns of Cadiz and Jaén.
Western Andalusia is the heartland of the two best recognised Spanish phenomena, the bullfight and flamenco. These are only two of many spectacles that enliven some of the West’s oldest settlements. Seville, resplendent with blossoming bougainvillea, has many monuments like the Giralda tower to commend it. This old hunting ground of the original Don Juan it is also the setting for the nuptials of Rossini’s “Figaro - The Barber of Seville”.
A little further west Cadiz is the oldest continually inhabited city in the Western world and will delight you with its maze of narrow streets and charming squares.
For newlyweds seeking more tranquil settings the majestic countryside stretching into the distance can provide the perfect tonic. And of course there are venues near exquisite sun-kissed beaches on the Mediterranean where fiancées might choose to tie the knot.
Andalusia is also a part of Spain renowned for its food - a mixture of the best seafood, cured hams and freshest fruits. And to toast a new marriage what could be better than the locally produced and world-renowned sherry of Jerez? Not the sweet favourite of Anglo-Saxon grandmother’s but the delicately flavoured fino and manzanilla.
Wealthy as it is in the vivid sights, sounds, tastes and romance of Spain, if any region can make your destination wedding special, Andalusia can.