Son Marroig is one of the most iconic wedding venues in Mallorca. Not to mention one of the best places on the island to watch an epic sunset. In fact, its stunning cliff-top pavilion was built specifically for this purpose.
Son Marroig has a unique blend of natural beauty and architectural grandeur, creating the perfect canvas for couples who are lucky enough to exchange their vows here. Although it’s important to know that this venue is more of a ‘blank’ canvas, and one that requires a dream team of local experts in order to pull off the kind of loveliness that you’re about to see here.
Today we’re speaking with one such member of that dream team, the lovely Sandra Manas.
As a Mallorca based wedding photographer and former Son Marroig bride herself, Sandra shares with us the story of Serena and Sunil’s stunning destination wedding at Son Marroig. She’s also sharing some advice for others who might be considering their own Son Marroig wedding (you lucky things!).
As told to BWB by Sandra …
The Couple – Serena and Sunil
Serena and Sunil are from London. They had been coming to Mallorca on holidays several times during their relationship and fell in love with it. They decided if one day they would get married, they would do it here. Also, Mallorca is a location that is very convenient for most guests coming from the UK, and they take a little holiday break to come to attend the wedding. The couple also finds the food delicious and the atmosphere very easy-going and friendly.
The Wedding Destination – Mallorca, Spain
Mallorca is a very convenient location for a destination wedding. It is very easy to get to from any country in Europe, with lots of sunshine, beautiful beaches, good flight connections and a great selection of hotels to stay at.
What time of year was the wedding?
The wedding was at the end of September. It is actually a great time for weddings in Mallorca, weather-wise, it is not as hot, but you can still swim at the beach. September is a very busy month for weddings in Mallorca, so I recommend that all brides start the booking process early in order to avoid disappointments. Tip: you might be more lucky with a midweek date. Son Marroig books up very quickly and it can be complicated to find available dates.
Weddings at Son Marroig
Son Marroig is a very special venue, one of the most extraordinary on the island of Mallorca. Located in the heart of the Tramuntana mountains, there is something magical about it. I have been shooting weddings there many times and every time I see it, it takes my breath away. That is why I chose it as my own wedding venue!
Son Marroig is a cliff-side historic house from the 17th century that belonged to the Archduke Ludwig Salvador of Austria. The venue has the best sea views, along with views of the Tramuntana mountains, and a stunning sunset. One of Son Marroig´s most well-known features is the circular Carrara marble pavilion, perched on the edge of the cliff, and purpose-built by the Archduke so that he would have a place to watch the sunset.
Can you tell us about the wedding planning?
The wedding was not legal. The couple got legally married in London and then had the “blessing” ceremony in Mallorca. The groom is Indian, so they introduced a few touches of Indian culture in the celebration: the mother of the groom and sister of the groom wore Indian dresses, some of the decorations had gold and emerald green tones, as did the bridesmaid’s dresses, and the cake.
Sunshine Weddings planned this wedding. Their menu included typical Mallorcan flavours and the band was also local.
A Picture Perfect Wedding Day at Son Marroig!
The bride and groom, along with the guests, stayed at a hotel on the beach, so they got ready there in the morning. The ceremony started at 5pm. The venue does not have bedrooms so you cannot get ready there (it is more like a museum). The bride wrote her vows while having her hair done and the groom was very chilled with his groomsmen, and the whole day went smoothly. The highlights of the day were the photo session around the pavilion with the whole bridal party, the romantic sunset from the balcony and the live band playing on the terrace after cutting the cake.
Do you have any advice for other couples planning a wedding at Son Marroig, or in Mallorca in general?
This venue is very complicated to work with and is very sought-after. It is only available exclusively through three wedding planners, and there are limitations to the suppliers you can bring to the venue.
I have also shot weddings in Son Marroig out of season, when they have dinner inside one of the magnificent rooms instead of the outside terrace.
For elopements, I would choose a different venue, something less sought-after. Around Deia and Valldemossa there are other beautiful venues that cannot cater to bigger weddings.
Serena and Sunil’s Mallorca Wedding Vendors
Wedding Photographer: Sandra Manas
Wedding Venue: Son Marroig, Mallorca, Spain
Wedding Planner: Sunshine Weddings
Wedding Catering: March Fosh
Bride’s Gown: Pronovias
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