Getting Married in Ibiza
With stunning views, gorgeous sunshine and a relaxed vibe Ibiza is a popular wedding destination for UK couples. With a flight time of 2 and half hours it is perfect for anyone looking for a destination wedding.
Getting Married in Ibiza
We have put together a detailed guide on what you need to know when getting married in Ibiza with the help from premier wedding planner Ruth, the owner of Ruth Alexander Weddings.
When to get married in Ibiza
Glorious sunshine is one of the main reasons UK couples opt for a destination wedding and Ibiza has an abundance to offer. Temperatures are often 27°C or higher in the summer months with very little rainfall between June and August.
Ruth said “Most of my brides love the months of June and September, they seem to be the popular months. October is becoming more popular as the season in Ibiza is getting longer, it’s such a beautiful month and my favourite, the Island is quieter with the sun still shining.”
Can I legally marry in Ibiza?
You can legally get married in Ibiza if either of you are residents for at least 2 years or if either of you are of the Catholic faith. Residents can legally marry in a civil ceremony and those of the Catholic faith can legally marry in a Catholic Church.
For UK couples of which one or both of you are of the Catholic faith it is useful to talk to your Catholic priest at home on the formalities and they may liaise with your priest in Ibiza. For a Catholic Wedding in Ibiza you will need the following documents:
- A valid 10-year passport
- A baptism certificate
- Confirmation certificate
- Certificate of no impediments
- Certificate of completion of pre-marriage course
UK couples who are not residents and are not of the Catholic faith will need to perform the legalities of a civil ceremony in the UK whilst a blessing ceremony can be performed afterwards in Ibiza.
“To marry legally in Ibiza you have to be either Spanish or a Catholic. Many of my brides have the legal ceremony before they fly out which they see just as a formality and the Ibiza wedding with a blessing is their true wedding day and they celebrate their marriage on this day only.” said Ruth
Do I need to visit prior to the wedding?
There are no formalities requiring you to visit in terms of legally getting married, however you may wish to fly over to visit potential venues and have a look around. Many venues are booked up quickly and there is usually a waiting list of 1 to 1 and half years at popular venues.
Ruth said she “would always recommend clients to come out and have a venue recce with myself or a member of my team. Its such a fun day, we see a lot of beautiful and chic villas and boutique hotels. Standing in the location and walking through yours and your guest journey you will be able to realise the vision, its a special day for my couples”
How long before and after the ceremony do they need to be in the country?
As there are no legal requirements to be in Ibiza before you get married, it is entirely up to you, relax and enjoy the run up before your amazing day and chill out afterwards.
Ruth said “Most of my clients like to come a few days before to soak in the sun. We often don’t just create the wedding day but the full wedding celebrations before and after the wedding day. Fun days on boats to Formentera or creating a relaxed BBQ the day after the wedding day to carry the on the celebrations.”
The Cost of a Wedding in Ibiza
Ibiza weddings can range depending on your requirements and which venue you choose. Lower budget weddings can start around 15,000 euros and rise anywhere up to 50,000 euros or more on the island.
With destination weddings you also need to take into account flight costs and accommodation for yourself and guests. Ibiza is a popular destination and in the Summer months there are plenty of flights from the UK from budget airlines across most airports.
Ibiza Wedding Planners
Ruth said “Ruth Alexander Weddings specialises in creating bespoke, stylish and luxury weddings in Ibiza, London and the rest of the UK, with a full and flexible design, planning and management service for your unique celebration from start finish.
Wedding planner and founder, Ruth is originally from the UK, where her passion for wedding planning began, and continues to grow, taking seeds of inspiration from the naturally beautiful landscape and British heritage.
She expanded her business overseas when visiting Ibiza in 2011 and her desire for creating dream weddings developed into new Mediterranean surroundings after falling in love with the majestic white island for its laid-back vibe, stunning scenery and not to mention the irresistible climate for creating dreamy, enviable outdoor concepts!”
“Whether you dream of a Bohemian look, a modern and luxurious mood, romantic touches, or a rustic garden party, here at Ruth Alexander Weddings we will bring your idealised concept to life beautifully in your dream location, whether its Ibiza or the UK, integrating style, charm and sophistication throughout your big day, with a look and feel specifically tailored to you.
Our wedding designs are inspired by both founder Ruth’s quintessentially British roots and bohemian Ibiza influences as well as leading global trends. They nurture an honest and authentic quality, complemented by the natural beauty of their surroundings and most importantly the personality and essence of each couple. A personal approach in every step of the wedding co-ordination combined with her industry knowledge enables us to translate your tastes into an aesthetically beautiful concept in your perfectly selected setting with an expert design and production team that are dedicated to delivering a high standard of service and attention to detail.”
Reasons to get Married in Ibiza
If you’re reading this then you may already have your heart set on Ibiza, and it is easy to understand why. Ideal for a destination wedding with stunning golden beaches and beautiful views complimented by divine weather where the sun shines brightly with clear blue skies most of the year.
Romantic settings and stunning sunsets it really is a beautiful place to get married as well as extending your stay for your honeymoon too.
Where to get married in Ibiza?
There are a whole host of amazing wedding venues in Ibiza to choose from, including luxury hotels, small intimate beachside restaurants, as well as a range of stunning villas.
Popular venues include:
Well connected to the airport and motorways, Paissa brings a pinch of paradise to a tranquil part of this hedonistic island. With laid back vibes, it’s the perfect wedding venue for low-key romance, with a touch of Balearic wilderness to remind you of the rustic setting.
Dating back to the 1880s, this historic villa offers sweeping views out to sea, shrouded by mountains, trees and natural beauty. Offering chill-out gazebos, a wooden swing centrepiece, and a private pool, it’s a charming spot for exchanging vows. Wedding parties also have the benefit of five private on-site villas, ensuring you never have to venture too far.
With just the gentle crashing of waves for company. Elixir offers a bijou setting for intimate wedding ceremonies of all kind.
Based on the peaceful west coast, there’s uninterrupted views out to sea, offering one of the best vantage points for witnessing some of the most spectacular sunsets.
When it’s time to say ‘I do’ the ceremony terrace is the perfect frame for your backdrop. Just steps away from the beach, make your way down to the shoreline for the all-important group shots afterwards on the calm shoreline.
As the sun sets over Ibiza, this open-air venue twinkles in the hillside with fairy lights and candles lighting it up, offering the ultimate in romance.
Host your wedding at the colourful and stylish luxury boutique hotel of W Ibiza, situated on the palm tree lined promenade and beach of Santa Eulalia Bay on the White Isle.
W Ibiza with its striking design has two unique places to host your wedding, firstly the Rooftop terrace and the balcony of the Extreme WOW Suite offers an exclusive and intimate space for your celebration with epic sunset views, and perfect for up to 55 seated guests.
For larger celebrations the GLOW Rooftop Terrace is perfect and can welcome up to 120 guests, a stunning roof terrace space complete with panoramic views across the Mediterranean Sea and its very own private plunge pool. Here you can host your ceremony, reception, enjoy a signature cocktail and celebrate until midnight, the party doesn’t stop then, you and your guests can then go down to the BELOW night club where you can continue the party until 4AM.
For all the authentic Spanish finca feels, Seven Pines provides a glorious backdrop of sun, sea and sky for exchanging your wedding vows. Here you can choose from gardens, cliffs and terraces for hosting your big day, in this picture-postcard setting.
Welcoming of groups small to medium scale, there’s plenty of space, allowing you to have this coastal property all to yourself if desired.
Best of all, it invites you to relax in the beauty of nature, with heavenly views at every turn, including some of the most magnificent rocks out at sea. It’s the ultimate destination for being pampered and enjoying first-class hospitality the island is known for.
Ideal for wedding parties, the on-site accommodation is luxurious and stylish, with plenty of villas for guests to take full advantage of.
One of the latest and most talked about venues to open on the island, Aiyanna is a blissful bolthole that defines modern luxury.
Here you can dine under the twinkling stars with a dining area for up to 100 guests. Bringing coastal chic into a new era, it’s welcoming of all parties – from engaged couples to civil partnerships and vow renewals.
Protected under its canopy, the wedding terrace looks out to sea, optimising it’s privileged waterside position. But, before you party the night away, it’s time to sample the local delights, with a gourmet chef cooking fresh, local and organic produce.
With Es Canar and Santa Eluaria within easy reach, you’re also spoilt with some of the best beaches on the island, usually offset to a gentle Balearic beat in the background.
A hidden gem on the southern tip of the island, La Escollera is the Ibizan refuge you’ve been longing for. On the ever-beautiful Es Cavallet beach, next to the famous Ses Salines Natural Reserve, you’ll find this charming hideaway, made for falling in love.
With 365 views across calm waters, secluded terrain and Ibiza’s coastline, it’s hard not to be wowed from the moment you arrive.
Offering a private ceremony area in the shaded terrace, couples can make the most of this fine setting, dining al fresco till the break of dawn.
Known for its attentive service and warm friendly welcome, guests are instantly put at ease, with this slick operation.
A foodie haven, the venue serves up authentic Spanish and Mediterranean cuisine that is locally sourced, making it an all-round winner.
Sandwiched between the sea and the sky, think sophisticated pool party meets boho vibes! This fashionable venue is the perfect choice for casual wedding parties or those on a limited budget, without forgoing any of the finer touchers.
Set in a picturesque setting, with its own poolside terrace for exchanging vows, you’ll be immersed in the beauty of the island.
Although secluded, you’re never too far away from the bustle of Santa Eulalia, making it perfect for those wanting to experience the party side of the island too. That’s if you can tear yourself away from this pretty venue, made for lovers!
View our full range of top Ibiza wedding venues here, get in touch with them for a quote and to check their availability.
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