Where should I get married?
Four high end venues across The Canary Islands to consider for your wedding celebrations
If you’re currently searching for your perfect wedding or venue or honeymoon location, you can’t afford to miss our blog. This week, we have researched four high end venues across the Canary Islands and given some information on why we think they’re so great! Where should I get married? There are many, many venues across the world who advertise themselves as ‘LGBTQ+ Friendly’. However, experience has taught us that quite a few will simply be adding this label to their marketing in order to secure a diverse range of business. This is what makes it so much harder for couples within this community to find a suitable venue. But, have no fear! We are here to do all the leg work for you. Browse our list of four of the best venues located throughout the Canary Islands and choose which to add to your shortlist.
Gran Hotel Atlantis Bahia Real
Rating: 5 Star
Describing itself as ‘A dream hotel in Corralejo. A sparkling oasis on the paradise island of Fuerteventura’, this stunning hotel is set in the beautiful and unspoilt Dunas de Corralejo Natural Park. The white sand beaches and dunes with their backdrop of the turquoise ocean will provide a stunning setting for your wedding photographs. Offering flexible celebration spaces, this hotel is able to cater for small intimate ceremonies as well as much larger celebrations. Whichever space you choose, you will enjoy both luxury and comfort. As well as the traditional wedding ceremonies and sit-down meals. The Gran Hotel Atlantis Bahía Real can offer lunches or cocktail parties on the beach, gala dinners next to their pool and trips aboard a yacht. For a smaller wedding, couples can choose to marry in the pergola, situated in the lush gardens. To top it all off, the Gran Hotel Atlantis Bahía Real is home to beautiful tropical gardens, both indoors and outside, and the Isla de Lobos dock surrounded by turquoise waters and unparalleled natural beauty. In terms of service, the Gran Hotel Atlantis Bahía Real boasts 1301 reviews with a 4.5 out of 5 rating and offers a bespoke wedding service. Should you require it, they will tailor wedding menus or decor to suit your individual taste. Gran Hotel Bahía Real is the ideal setting for your wedding celebrations and guarantees that your very special day will become an unforgettable experience. We Love: The in-house spa offers packages tailored to wedding couples which can be enjoyed either before or after the celebrations.
Seven Hotel & Wellness
Rating: 4 Star
Billing itself as ‘The only 4 star hotel for gay men in Gran Canaria’, The Seven Hotel is situated in Maspalomas at the south of the island. This area is one the main gay destinations in Europe. The choice of room types is impressive. The standard and superior rooms feature fully furnished terraces and each bathroom has been designed as a mini-spa. If you fancy a real touch of luxury, you are able to book into one of the two private villas which have their own swimming pool and private access. The focus at Seven is very much towards relaxation and wellness. While you might not be able to have your ceremony here, it is definitely a wonderful venue in which to prepare for your forthcoming nuptials or to relax and reflect afterwards. The minimalist spa features Finnish sauna, chromatherapy steam showers as well as a massage zone. The hotel also has a nudist area. Rated 9/10 by Booking.com clients, this hotel certainly lives up to its reputation. We Love: The fact this hotel is literally for gay men only. Bookings from women, children and straight men are not accepted. If you’re searching for a place where you can honestly relax and enjoy your honeymoon, this hotel is a top pick.
La isla y el mar
Rating: 5 Star
If your wedding wish list features panoramic views of the ocean, delicious nouvelle cuisine and a day of pure relaxation in the wellness centre, you’ll find it here at La Isla y el Mar, Hotel Boutique 5*, adults oriented since May 2020. Located close to the Old Town Harbour in pretty Puerto del Carmen, this hotel is perfectly situated. Close enough to enjoy a stroll into the centre, yet far enough away to ensure peace and quiet when you want it. The sophisticated Restaurant with spectacular views onto the Atlantic is a lovely venue to celebrate your wedding day. The decor is opulent, quite unlike what you might expect from a hotel in Lanzarote. The team of International chefs will create a choice of exquisite dishes for your wedding breakfast. Hold your wedding ceremony here and then head through to the restaurant for your seated meal. Afterwards, watch the sunset from the chill out area, complete with luxurious sunloungers. This hotel really does have all the bases covered. The land of fire and water has so much to explore and the staff are happy to arrange excursions for you. We like the sound of their boat trips around the stunning coastline. If you’re looking for the opinions of others, the La isla y el mar, hotel boutique boasts a 4.5* rating from an impressive 24,455 reviews! We Love: The ‘traditional’ feel of this wedding venue. If you are looking for all the elements of a straight wedding in a gay-friendly venue, this place is perfect.
Royal Garden Villas
Rating: 5 Star
Backed by lush green mountains and overlooking the sparkling azure sea, the Royal Garden Villas have everything you need to celebrate your wedding in style. This luxurious complex is home to 28 exquisite villas, each with its own heated private pool. Individually decorated with hand picked artefacts from around the globe, you will enjoy a heady mix of unrivalled peace and opulence. Located around the hotel’s infinity pool, you’ll find an exclusive spa, cosy restaurant and informal cocktail bar. Lose yourself in the narrow garden paths and enjoy the scent of the exotic flowers on your way back to your villa. This beautiful setting can be home to your wedding ceremony too. They offer a highly bespoke service and are able to make changes to the decor to suit your theme. The in-house chefs will create a menu to serve your guests which is as individual as you are. But this hotel offers something a little more. They have a menu of additional extras to choose from. Select a massage or pamper package to help you prepare for your day. Perhaps you’d like to hire an exclusive area for photographs which means you won’t be smiling for anyone else other than your beloved! The Royal Garden Villas have received a 4.5* rating from ?962 reviews on TripAdvisor. And who are we to argue? We Love: The tropical feel of this hotel and the intimate spaces to get lost in. This hotel is pure romance! We hope our selection of venues has given you some food for thought? Of course, we’ve only mentioned four hotels out of a list of thousands available. Some of our clients tell us they find it difficult to know if a venue is truly ‘LGBTQ+ Friendly’. Is this something you are struggling with?
If so, please do contact us. We know exactly the right questions to ask to discover the true answers.
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