Weddings in Nerja

Nerja Weddings: A Delightful Blend of Tradition and Romance

Weddings in Nerja offer a delightful blend of tradition and romance, creating an unforgettable experience for couples and their loved ones. Nestled along the picturesque shores of the Costa del Sol and only 45 minutes from Malaga airport, Nerja is a hidden gem that captivates hearts with its enchanting beauty. And what better place to say “I do” than in this idyllic Spanish town?

With its sun-kissed beaches, breathtaking cliffs, and charming whitewashed streets, Nerja provides a stunning backdrop for exchanging vows. Whether you dream of a beachfront ceremony with the Mediterranean Sea as your witness or a romantic celebration in a traditional Andalusian venue with spectacular gardens, this little paradise has it all.

But it’s not just the scenic beauty that makes Nerja weddings so special. The town’s rich cultural heritage and warm hospitality add a unique touch to the celebrations. From traditional Spanish cuisine to flamenco music and dance performances, every element of the wedding reflects the vibrant spirit of Andalusia.

With an array of venues, along with our talented vendors at your disposal, working with Special Days By Sue relieves you of the stress of planning your dream wedding in Nerja. It has never been easier!

So, whether you’re an Irish couple or a destination bride and groom, Nerja welcomes you with open arms to create memories that will last a lifetime.

The charm of Nerja as a wedding destination

Nerja’s natural beauty is unmatched, with its crystal-clear waters and golden sand beaches. The stunning Balcon de Europa, a promenade overlooking the sea, offers a panoramic view that will take your breath away. This iconic spot is a favourite choice for couples seeking a romantic and picturesque setting for their wedding. The Balcon de Europa is one of the most iconic places for newlywed couples to have one of their first wedding photos taken.

But it’s not just the scenic beauty that makes weddings in Nerja so special. The town’s rich cultural heritage and warm hospitality add a unique touch to the celebrations.

Bride and Groom on Balcon De Europa
Wedding couple on Balcon de Europa
Couple celebrating on Balcon de Europa
Bride and Groom Kissing on the Balcon de Europa

Popular wedding venues in Nerja

When it comes to choosing a venue for your Nerja wedding, the options are endless. The town boasts a range of stunning locations that cater to every couple’s preferences. Whether you’re envisioning an intimate gathering or a grand celebration, Nerja has something to offer. 

For those seeking a beachfront wedding, Marinas de Nerja is a popular choice. With its golden sand and crystal-clear waters, it provides a scenic setting that is perfect for a romantic ceremony, offering the opportunity for an unforgettable reception by the sea. 

If you prefer a more traditional setting, the Cortijo Maria Luisa is a beautiful Andalusian villa that exudes rustic charm. Surrounded by lush gardens and boasting stunning views of the countryside, this venue offers a magical ambiance for a fairytale wedding. The villa’s ample fairy lights, swimming pool and colourful flowers, creates a romantic backdrop for your special day. 

We have chosen the best and most popular venues for your Nerja wedding. Apart from Marinas de Nerja and Cortijo Maria Luisa, our curated selection includes venues that capture the essence of Nerja’s charm. From historic churches to elegant villas, each venue carries a unique touch, promising to transform your wedding into an enchanting affair. Let Special Days By Sue guide you through these breathtaking locations, ensuring your Nerja wedding is nothing short of magical. 

Iglesia El Salvador Church in Nerja: A Sacred Setting for Your Special Day

At Special Days By Sue, we understand the importance of choosing the perfect venue for your wedding, especially when it comes to a religious ceremony. Iglesia El Salvador Church in Nerja provides a serene and sacred atmosphere, making it an ideal choice for couples seeking a meaningful and spiritual union.

Situated at the Balcon de Europa in the centre of Nerja, the beautiful white washed El Salvador Church is a popular choice for wedding ceremonies.  The church is located on the edge of the spectacular Balcón de Europa. As your wedding planner in Nerja, I organise many Irish weddings in this historic church. I  will work closely with you to ensure every detail aligns with your vision. From coordinating with the church authorities to managing logistics and the required legal papers, we handle it all so you can focus on the beauty of the moment.

Church in Nerja called Iglesia El Salvador

Unique wedding photography opportunities in Nerja

Nerja’s stunning landscapes and unique architecture offer endless possibilities for capturing breathtaking wedding photos. Whether you prefer dramatic cliffside shots, dreamy beach panoramas, or charming whitewashed streets, Nerja has it all.

One of the most iconic locations for wedding photography in Nerja is the Balcón de Europa. With its panoramic views of the Mediterranean Sea and the town’s picturesque buildings, this spot is a favorite among photographers. Capture a romantic sunset shot or pose against the backdrop of the azure sea for truly unforgettable photos.

We work with the best photographers and videographers. Their experience is next to none and working together, we capture those amazing memorial moments.

Incorporating local cuisine and traditions into your Nerja wedding

One of the joys of having a wedding in Nerja is the opportunity to indulge in the rich and flavorful Spanish cuisine. From paella to tapas, Nerja offers a wide range of culinary delights that will satisfy your taste buds and impress your guests. Don’t forget to pair your meal with the amazing local wines, such as Rioja or Cava, to enhance the gastronomic experience.

If you would prefer to keep your wedding menu a bit more similar to what would be served at home, our caterers offer menus reflective of a traditional Irish wedding. You might prefer to explore the Spanish cuisine by visiting the vast variety of restaurants that Nerja has to offer, on the days leading up to or following on from your wedding day.

Embark on your Nerja wedding journey with Special Days By Sue

Embark on your dream day in Nerja with Special Days By Sue. Let’s turn this hidden gem of the Costa del Sol into the backdrop of your magical celebration. Get in touch for your free consultation and we can start planning your fun celebration in the vibrant and beautiful Nerja.

Accommodations and transportation for Nerja weddings

When hosting a destination wedding in Nerja, it’s essential to ensure that your guests have comfortable accommodations and seamless transportation options. 


Special Days By Sue can arrange transportation options for the bridal party and your guests, especially if the wedding venue is located away from the accommodations. We work with the best coach and wedding car companies in Nerja, ensuring a smooth and comfortable journey.

Whether it’s a charming vintage car to add a touch of elegance or a spacious coach for larger groups, we’ve got your transportation covered. Our partnerships with top-notch companies in Nerja guarantee not only reliability but also a touch of style, ensuring that every aspect of your wedding day is as exceptional as you would expect.


Nerja offers a wide range of options, from luxury resorts to charming boutique hotels and vacation rentals. We will help you provide your guests with a list of recommended accommodations to ease their decision-making process.

Bride and Groom with white wedding car in Nerja

Weddings in Nerja is the perfect choice for a romantic celebration

Nerja is a perfect location for a destination wedding for your guests. As beyond the days of the wedding itself, guests love nothing more than to wander the beautiful cobble block streets taking in the exquisite local cuisine and the town’s buzz.

Having your wedding in Nerja offers a unique blend of tradition, natural beauty, and warm hospitality, making it an ideal destination for a romantic celebration. Whether you choose to exchange vows on a sun-kissed beach or in a charming Andalusian villa, Nerja provides a picturesque backdrop that will leave you and your guests spellbound.

From the rich cultural heritage to the delicious cuisine and vibrant traditions, every aspect of a Nerja wedding reflects the essence of Andalusia. The town’s charming streets, stunning landscapes, and warm Mediterranean climate create an enchanting atmosphere that is perfect for celebrating love.

With an array of venues and amazing vendors, planning your dream wedding in Nerja with us at Special Days By Sue has never been easier.

So, say “I do” to Nerja, and embark on a journey of love and enchantment in this hidden gem of the Costa del Sol. Your Nerja wedding will be a celebration of tradition, romance, and the beginning of a beautiful chapter in your love story and lives together.

Free 30 Minute Consultation

I offer a free 30-minute consultation that gives you the opportunity to explore the reasons why you might consider getting married in Nerja or Marbella.

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