Getting Married In Morocco – Ultimate Moroccan Wedding Guide
If you fancy a trend focused destination wedding, Morocco is certainly going to excite from eclectic Marrakech to the picturesque Atlas mountains, this Country is certainly equipped for the most magical of wedding celebrations.
Guide for a Magical Moroccan Wedding
With hot weather a given and backdrops like nowhere else in the world, Morocco can be seen as somewhat of a dream destination. Imagine, traditional cuisine of tagines with Moroccan spices and authentic mint tea, Arabian night sunsets and dramatic Arabic architecture.
Why choose Morocco?
An average flight time of about 3 hours from the UK to Morocco means you and your guests can be ready to immerse yourselves into Moroccan delights with only a short haul trip. And, then there’s so much to explore from souks & markets to pristine beaches and mountain ranges, you’ll be spoilt for choice.
If you desire a boho-chic wedding, Moroccan style will sit perfectly as it is well know for it’s bohemian decor, bold accent colours, fascinating patterns and dramatic prints.
We chat to Marrakech wedding planning specialists Boutique Souk to give you an insight into planning your dream destination wedding in Morocco;
Can UK couples get married in Morocco?
Many couples are choosing Marrakech for their sunshine destination wedding. Morocco is a great place to say ‘I Do’ There’s sunshine and the most beautiful venues to fulfill all tastes, from stunning palaces and Riads to rustic farms and gardens.
The weddings we plan for international couples are all symbolic rather than legal. Legal requirements from UK citizens are very complex and it is more advisable to complete the legalities in your country of residence beforehand.
Expert advice when planning a Morocco wedding
For a Marrakech wedding, we select different venues depending on the seasons and temperatures. We generally suggest an end of afternoon ceremony working back 2 hours before the sunset to have lovely light for portrait photography and for guests to enjoy pre-dinner cocktails at the sunset golden hour. We like to work with local artisans to incorporate a local touch for decor, gifting and favours.
When is the best time of year to get married in Morocco?
The most popular months are May and June, September and October – as the temperatures are lovely and warm, facilitating outdoor dining. However we host weddings all year round!
What are your favourite venues?
We plan many of our weddings at La Mamounia, the prestigious grand dame hotel of Marrakech. Its gardens date from the 12th century and are a spectacular setting for ceremonies and receptions. The Kasbah Bab Ourika is also very special, very rustic with amazing views of the Atlas Mountains.
Morocco Wedding Planners
About Boutique Souk– We are an Irish (me) and French (my husband, Fred) couple planning weddings in Marrakech since 2005. We also plan luxury sector events for companies including YSL, Chanel and Dior but the largest part of our business is planning weddings for couples of all nationalities and cultures.
We started planning weddings to help a hotelier friend of ours who introduced us and we fell in love and got married while working on other couples’ weddings! Although we are best known for our weddings in Marrakech and Morocco we have also enjoyed planning weddings in Ibiza and the South of France.
Top Wedding Venues in Morocco
Wedinspire’s collection of quality Moroccan wedding venues for your unique and stylish day allowing you to revel in the exciting culture and breathtaking backdrops of this stunning Northern African Country.
Situated in the breathtaking Atlas Mountains, Kasbah Bab Ourika is one of the most eco-friendly buildings in Morocco offering a spectacular location for your dream wedding.
You and your guests can enjoy spectacular surroundings, exquisite cuisine and eco chic décor. Take in the spectacular sunsets and use the secluded swimming pool in a place of pure relaxation or for a little exploration go on a camel trek- an awesome wedding photo opportunity!
Kasbah Bab Ourika is the destination for your stylish Moroccan wedding, a retreat with contemporary amenities whilst retaining environmental sustainability.
At the gates of Marrakech in an oasis of the Agafay Desert. sits the luxury eco-lodge, La Pause which is the perfect place for your stunning bohemian Moroccan desert wedding.
Fulfill your stylish desert dream wedding in this favourable environment, enjoy an evening celebration like no other with traditional Moroccan dinner, cocktails and music whilst facing the beautiful peaks of Atlas. Switch off from the world around you and let your guests immerse themselves in your truly unique, romantic wedding day.
If you’re looking for the ultimate destination wedding in a secluded desert hideaway, La Pause is the one for you.
The Taj Villa is a beautiful luxury villa with accommodation that is exclusively yours for your perfect for wedding in Marrakech.
The 19 bedrooms villa can host between 20 to 250 guests for a wedding with it’s own dedicated team of Wedding Planners. Enjoy a non-denominative ceremony beneath the olive trees, a wine reception on the upper terrace, a catered dinner, a dance floor with an international professional DJ, high quality entertainment and exceptional decoration that perfectly offset the colours of the Moroccan sky.