I have updated this post, that I originally posted back in 2015!! First of all, before we start, just making clear that I am a photographer and not a wedding planner and I just want to give you inspiration on places I like. If you like any of the venues you see here, please contact the event planner at the Hotel or one of the many great wedding planners on the island.
I think many couples wanting to get married here in Mallorca looking for a wedding with a rustic yet elegant feel will love this post. The difference between celebrating your wedding in a luxury country hotel as opposed to a “Finca” is that in the Hotel you have the staff, the infrastructure and the event planner so you don´t have to lift a finger in order to plan your wedding. Most of the things are done for you. I find this really good if you don´t want stress and if you want something easy to manage.
If you want a very customised wedding, in the sense that you want something that the hotels cannot provide and you want complete exclusivity, then Fincas are probably a better option for you. When you get married in a private finca for hire, you are left with a white canvas that you need to paint from scratch. You need to bring in everything from the tables to the catering, to the last fork and plate etc. These are equally amazing and I will do a blog post soon on my favourite ones. If you get married in a Finca, you absolutely need a great wedding planner.
I have not included beautiful hotels that are in Palma or by the sea, as I would not categorize them as “country hotels”.
What I like about these wedding hotels is that they are rustic, they have that old traditional Mallorcan feel, you and your guests can all stay there, they are beautiful AND what is most important, everything is already done for you.
I am fortunate enough to have visited some of the best wedding venues in Mallorca. Every year a few new ones pop up and it makes it more interesting for me as I get to photograph in a new environment. Mallorca is a place that amazes me constantly as I keep discovering new spots -even though I have lived here for most of my life- . Today I want to concentrate on those venues that are in the country, but at the same time are also chic, are able to cater for at least a medium size wedding and preserve the Mallorcan spirit. These are only a few as there are so many of them, more to come…!
Hola! Como sabéis, gracias a mi fantástico trabajo tengo la suerte de conocer muchos sitios preciosos para bodas. En Mallorca tenemos tanto donde elegir! Es un sitio ideal para casarse y tanto puedes elegir una preciosa finca en el campo como un hotel al lado del mar, un boutique hotel en la montaña, o un encantador hotel en la ciudad…Hoy quiero enseñaros algunos sitios que me gustan para una boda en el campo. A mí me gustan los sitios rústicos pero con encanto y lujo sencillo. Hay muchos sitios preciosos y aquí os enseño solo unos cuantos.
This is one of the newest grand hotels built in Mallorca recently. It opens its doors officially in the summer os 2023 and I really wanted to include it in my list even though I´ve never been! I´ve only seen the pictures and it looks amazing. Of course I´d really love to have the chance to shoot a wedding there to tell you about my experience. I´m sure it is an amazingly beautiful place, but starting a Hotel from scratch takes a little warming up. I hope it gets fantastic reviews when it opens and please if you are planning a wedding there…hire me!! hahahaa! I attach a few photos I took from Hotel Bunyola´s website.
This stunning Hotel is a renovated 15th century mansion, with a spa and peaceful and relaxing gardens and swimming pools. I have been shooting many weddings at Hotel Son Julià for years. It has beautiful vineyards where lots of beautiful photos can be taken. Most of the times the ceremonies are held outside in the courtyard and you also have an impressive Oriental Room where you can have dinner (in case you need an inside option) or the dance. This place is situated only 20 mins from Palma in the southeast area.
This is a classic not to be missed. Not only the surroundings and scenery of Deià are breathtaking, but the Hotel is superb, the staff super friendly and the atmosphere very Mallorcan rustic chic. El Olivo Restaurant is one of the best on the island. The food is just superb! One of the times I was there I met one of the Gallagher brothers from Oasis at the pool, and another one it was Jamie Oliver. You only have to take a look at the guest book to realise all the A-list celebrities have stayed there: Gwyneth Paltrow, Tom Hanks, Diana of Wales…
I have had the pleasure of shooting many many weddings at La Residencia and I cannot recommend it highly enough!
Un clásico en el precioso pueblo de Deià , el Hotel La Residencia es sitio de refugio para celebrities asi que por que no elegirlo para tu boda?
Hotel Castell Son Claret, Capdellà
I first shot at this stunning Hotel when I photographed the beautiful wedding of Russian couple Ivan and Nelli (planned by Jutta at Mallorca Hochzeiten) there. It is Mallorcan country chic at its best. An old castle renovated to the highest luxury standards. And the atmosphere is relaxed and friendly, you really feel the silence of the countryside in this place. What´s not to love!
Este precioso Hotel abrió sus puertas hace poco y me encanta su lujo refinado en el campo. No te lo puedes perder!
Hotel Ca´s Xorc, Sóller
A 5 mins drive from Soller towards Deia , right in the heart of the Soller valley, between olive groves and lemon trees, there is a little boutique Hotel called Ca´s Xorc. It is a refurbished 18th century estate full of Mallorcan charm and at the same time enjoying modern day luxury. The restaurant is excellent and the scenery relaxing and dreamlike. Simply delicious!
El Hotel Ca´s Xorc es simplemente delicioso, un Boutique Hotel precioso enclavado en las montañas de Soller, entre olivos y limoneros. Puro Mediterráneo.
Hotel Zoetry Mallorca, Llucmajor
This gorgeous Hotel used to be the Hilton Sa Torre for many years and during that time I shot many weddings there. It has something all the others do not have: a stunning church. This is especially convenient if you want a church ceremony, as you do not need to move outside the hotel. Zoetry Hotel has extensive grounds and it feels spacious and has a very chic country feel. Rustic but comfortable and luxurious. The windmill is ideal for cocktails too.
El Hotel Zoetry me encanta porque aparte de su preciosa y lujosa decoracion, tiene en su propiedad una impresionante iglesia. Asi que es el sitio ideal para celebrar tu ceremonia. Luego el aperitivo junto al antiguo molino y la fiesta en la terraza del restaurante, todo un capricho! All photos from their website (as mine are a bit out of date)
Hotel Son Net has gone extensive renovations and it will re-open in the Spring of 2023. I have shot many weddings there and every time I drive up to the top of the hill to Hotel Son Net, I get this feeling of relaxation and wellbeing…seriously! It is luxurious and serene at the same time, the scenery is amazing and the tree house is also fantastic. It´s that kind of place where everywhere you look is beautiful. You can celebrate your ceremony under an ancient tree and dance your night away at the superb restaurant dance floor. The bridal suite is beautiful, I have seen it! I also love the treehouse, check it out if you ever go there!
El Hotel Son Net en Puigpunyent es otro claro ejemplo de Boutique Hotel con refinada elegancia campestre. Me encanta su salón con chimenea para tomar el té, y sus vistas al valle son impresionantes. Por supuesto, para la ceremonia lo mejor es bajo el árbol centenario del jardín, todo un sueño hecho realidad.