“Never ending sun, blue sky, sea, delicious food, fresh fish, vino and tapas. Stunning nature and relaxation during the day and crazy nights out with dancing, singing and drinking.”  This is how one resident describes the island of Ibiza. A pretty good recommendation we think. I’ve always wanted to go to this island and after getting this Ibiza destination wedding guide together, I want to go even more! It seems that Ibiza has something for everyone, from pretty, bustling beaches, to silent cliff tops; from yoga classes and peaceful retreats to burlesque dancing and vibrant clubs.

Es Vedra Cliffs Ibiza

WEDDING CEREMONY TYPES

Below is a short introduction to what is and is not possible in Ibiza. For more complete details, see our Legal Guide to Marriage in Spain.

CATHOLIC WEDDINGS ✈ These are the only legally recognised religious ceremonies in Ibiza. One of you must be Catholic in order to be able to have a ceremony.

CHURCH BLESSING ✈ If you would like to be married in a church but do not wish to have a Catholic ceremony you can choose to have a Church blessing at the Anglican Church. Although you do receive a marriage certificate, this is not a legally recognised marriage so you will have to arrange a civil ceremony in your home country previously.

CIVIL CEREMONIES ✈ At the moment a two year residency is required for legal civil ceremony marriages. The tourism industry is currently lobbying to change this.

SYMBOLIC CEREMONIES ✈ Symbolic weddings can be celebrated in many stunning locations in Ibiza; villas, gardens, cliff tops, beaches etc. For beach and outdoor ceremonies permission is needed and beaches in the summer can get quite busy and noisy. The best option is to find a hidden cove, private villa, or cliff top- for example Es Vedrà island cliffs (above image). Symbolic ceremonies have no legal recognition so your paperwork will have to be arranged separately.

Es Cavallet Beach Ibiza

CHURCHES

Es Cubells Church ✈ Perched on a cliff, this church has spectacular views of the ocean and the island of Formentera.

Salinas Church ✈ Originally built for workers on the slat flats nearby, this little church is also close to the beautiful beach of Es Cavallet (above).

San José ✈ A beautiful interior draws couples to this church, which also has a pretty plaza often used for wedding photos.

San Carlos ✈ Located in the village of San Carlos, less than half an hour’s drive from Ibiza town, this is a country-style church that is quite popular with destination wedding couples.

Jesus Church ✈ Dating from the 16th century, a large beautiful painting adorns the main altar (below).

Jesus Church Ibiza

WEDDING RECEPTION VENUES

We’ve picked out some restaurant and villa wedding venues below, and for a few more excellent recommendations, check out our Ibiza Destination Wedding Venue ✈  Spotlight.

RESTAURANTS

Elixir ✈ Located half an hour’s drive from Ibiza town in the southern part of the island, this restaurant has spectacular views of the ocean and the Es Vedrà cliffs (below). As with many Ibiza venues it also has seafront access to the beautiful Cala Codolar beach. Offers a complimentary wedding planning service.

Sa Capella ✈ Originally designed as a church in the 16th century, this unique and ambiant restaurant is nestled in the peaceful hills outside San Antonio. It has great Spanish and international cuisine.

Elixir Wedding Venue Ibiza

Cap d’es Falco ✈ A restaurant situated in the national park of Ses Salines, close to Es Cavallet Beach, in the South of Ibiza, with beautiful sunsets. Symbolic wedding ceremonies catered for.

Villa Mercedes ✈ Originally a traditional Ibicencan house in the port, Villa Mercedes has been transformed into a stylish and elegant restaurant with a spectacular views across the Marina and San Antonio bay. Symbolic wedding ceremonies can be celebrated in the beautiful gardens.

Getting Married in Ibiza

Getting Married Abroad

FINCAS, VILLAS & ANCIENT RESIDENCES

Atzaro ✈ A centuries old family finca (Spanish estate) which has been lovingly restored. It is nestled within its own orange grove, and an abundance of romantic gardens, exotic scents and hidden spaces provide stunning settings for a symbolic wedding ceremony. Choose from an outdoor sunset reception or an elegant indoor soiree in the colonial-style wooden crystal pavilion. Located 15 mins from Ibiza town with guest accommodation available.

Can Coves Villa ✈ This finca used to be an olive oil factory. With lovely landscaped gardens, up to 10 can be accommodated here and weddings of up to 150 guests can be catered for.

Can Gall ✈ A 200 year old finca, Can Gall has been restored with modern conveniences and sits amongst almond and olive trees (below). Can cater for weddings of up to 120.

Can Gall Wedding Venue Ibiza

PLANNERS

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PHOTOGRAPHERS & VIDEOGRAPHERS

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OFFICIANT

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CATERING & CAKES

Eat Ibiza

Catering Frances

La Grande Bouffe

The Bar Ibiza

Cardamon Events & Catering

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FLORISTS

La Rosa Ibiza

Ramo De Flores

Floral Dreams

MUSIC

Ibiza Wedding Music

Lovely Laura

Ibiza Pro DJs

Andy Baxter

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HAIR & MAKEUP

Louise Maxwell

Zest Hair & Beauty

Gloss Ibiza

Louisa Mason Cooper

Stylistic Hair

Bellissima Ibiza

Smack Ibiza

CAR HIRE

Ibiza Wedding Cars

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Ibiza Bus

PLANES TRAINS & AUTOMOBILES

TRAVELING TO IBIZA ✈ You can reach the island either by plane or ship. Aeroport d’Eivissa, Ibiza’s airport, is located 7km southwest of the capital on the southern part of the island and provides direct access from across Europe. The three main ports are the ports of Ibiza, Santa Eulària and Sant Antoni. Regular sea crossings reach the island of Ibiza from Barcelona, Valencia, Dénia and Palma de Mallorca.

GETTING AROUND IBIZA ✈ Buses between the airport and the central port area operate regularly. The island is well conected by both public and private transport. Four bus companies operate to different parts of the island and fares are very reasonable: see Ibiza Bus.
Taxi ranks can be found at the airports, train stations, major squares and tourist sights.

Marriage in Ibiza

TO DO

There is so much to do on this island!Day ✈ Book a catamaran trip to the island of Formentera.
✈ Take a trip to Porroig Bay and sample some fresh fish and sunbathing in Es Torrent.
✈ Discover secret coves and cliff tops on a jeep safari tour around the island.
✈ Take a day off from adventure and relax at Atzaro Spa.
✈ See the beautiful Es Cavallet beach and have a drink at El Chiringuito while there.Night ✈ Sample tapas in the Old Town of Ibiza in La Bodega.
✈ Catch some beachside music at the Jockey Club or food at the Yemanja.
✈ Book a cabaret show at LIO, or head to Pacha for some dancing.

Ibiza SunsetThanks so much to Ana from Ana Lui Photography, Candi from Whatever Ibiza and Anne from Ibiza Photography for helping me with this guide. If you have any suggestions you think we should add to our Ibiza Destination Guide please leave a comment or drop us a line with your suggestions, we’d be delighted to hear from you.

Image credits: 1) Ibiza Power Spot 2) Beaching 3) Ibiza A-Z  4) Elixir 5 & 6) Ibiza Photography  7) Can Gall 8) Sa Punta  9) Ibiza Photography 10 & 11) Ana Lui via Fly Away Bride  12) Gypsy Westwood via Fly Away Bride  13) Ana Lui via Fly Away Bride

19 Responses

  1. Heather

    Love this guide, my Ibiza wedding at Elixir is in June this year and we can’t wait to show our guests what a gorgeous little island it is!

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    • Amy

      Thanks Heather- let us know how you get on! Best of luck, you are definitely starting off on the right foot with such a gorgeous destination! x

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  2. Maya

    Hi Amy
    What a lovely site. Would you have any suggestion for wedding venues/packages in Ibiza similar to Elixir? I’m getting married next year and they seem quite booked up already.
    Thanks

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    • Amy

      Hi Maya, I have contacted a few people on the island to see if we can find something so will get back to you as soon as I can! x

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  3. Andrea

    Hello, I want to get married in ibiza next May 15 and wondering is that a good time regarding weather? Also i want to have the ceremony at the view of El vedra then the reception at pura vida or somewhere with a small intimate feeling with a sea view. Any feedback on this would be great as I’m so confused what to do. I’m not sure how long from the ceremony to the reception the drive would be. Any ideas? Any help would be great thank you

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  4. Aimee

    Hi Amy, amazing website!! I’m looking for more info, very similar to Andrea, any help would be much appreciated.
    Kind regards
    Aimee x

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  5. Alex

    Hi this is a fab website I’ve been looking at pura vida for a June 2017 wedding and reception. I’m in the early stages of planning and would appreciate any advise you could give me
    Thanks
    Alex

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    • Amy

      Hi Alex, have you contacted Pura Vida? They offer a full planning service which is quite handy! We’d recommend getting over to view the venue if at all possible before you make a decision but not sure where you’re planning from or whether this will be possible!

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  6. Laura

    I recently got engaged and im looking for info about getting married in ibiza would love to see more and get more information thanks

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  7. Indre

    Hi all, I recently got engaged in Ibiza ! me and my fiance looking for info about getting married in ibiza thats our dream! would love to see more and get more information from all of you?! Please share with us your big day expierence and planning tips! Thank you!

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    • Emily Evans

      Hi Indre! I got married in Ibiza a couple of year ago – I am sure that no matter where you choose to hold your wedding it will be amazing! We used Paissa d’en Bernat – we thought it was good as all other venues seemed pretty standardized. The great thing of the island is that not much decor is needed as sky and sea make the best contribution to your pics! Good luck with all the planning!! Although it may feel like a big thing at first, I must say I had so much fun doing it all. Hope you do too. Em

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  8. lynsey

    Hi
    I have just got engaged and I always wanted to get married in ibiza can you give me some information I would like something like cas Mila wedding.
    Hope you can help
    Lynsey

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