Eloping In Spain: A Complete Foreigner’s Guide
Everything you need to know about eloping in Spain
You’re planning an elopement in Spain, and you maybe feel a bit unprepared. There’s one thing that really matters: you don’t want the stress of a big wedding and you just want to enjoy a fun day with your partner. Eloping in Spain is an amazing way to do that!
Now that you and your partner have decided to elope in Europe and you’re considering Spain as one of your top choices, what are the next steps? We’ve created this extensive guide on how to plan an elopement wedding in Spain to help guide you through the next planning stages.
How to get to spain – Do we need visas?
Firstly, for anyone based in the EU, there are no visa requirements for Spain. There’s borderless travel between Spain and other Schengen countries.
United States and Canadian citizens can travel to Spain without a visa for a maximum of 90 days. You can also find out more information about whether you need at travel visa on Spain’s Entry Requirements page!
When is the best time to elope in spain?
The months of April-June are best for spring elopements, as these are the months where you can experience warm days (but not too hot), and not a lot of tourists. July and August are extremely busy and the summer heat is consistently in the 30s.
September-November are the best months if you’re looking for a warm fall wedding— the tourism is lower (and prices are generally cheaper).
What is the best way to travel to & around spain?
When you’re within Spain, the easiest option to get around is renting a car (Kayak.com is a great place to start). There are also high speed trains going between large cities like Madrid, Barcelona, and Sevilla.
What are the legal Requirements for eloping in spain?
If you’d rather not have to worry about paperwork, many couples choose to sign the legal papers in their home country before or after their trip. This option means that you are then free to create an elopement day that is completely unique to you. You’re free to choose whichever location you want, have complete freedom with your ceremony and reception, and lastly, way less restrictions.
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Top Natural Elopement Locations in Spain
Best locations like natural parks, gardens, mountain ranges, beaches, and more in Spain.
Cap de Formentor, Mallorca
Mallorca is for you if you love beaches, clear water, and a rustic, homey feeling. There’s a ton of amazing locations in Mallorca. For example, Cap de Formentor, which is a peninsula in Mallorca.
Marimurtra Botanical Garden, Blanes
This botanical garden located on the Costa Brava is a hot-spot but for good reason! There’s nothing quite like it anywhere else in Spain.
Looking for a jaw-dropping and unique location? Timanfaya NP on Lanzarote Island will blow you away. It’s described as a “volcanic wasteland”, which makes for some incredible wedding photos.
Playa de Benjito, Tenerife
For you if you love tropical island beach vibes. This beach at sunset makes for an soul-stirring location for elopement photos.
A hidden, mountainous cobblestone-covered town to elope in on the island of Mallorca is perfect for a serene and intimate vibes. elopement. Other similar choices are Sóller, Pollença, or Valldemossa.
One of the most beautiful, iconic, all-white towns in Spain. Another similar option would be Mijas, Olvera, or Setenil de las Bodegas.
Mirador de la Figuerassa, Barcelona
In our opinion, one of the most underrated places in all of Spain! Nobody knows about this place… except you, now that we’ve shared it with you!
Sierra de Huma, Málaga
For intimate, adventurous, and nature-loving couples. This is another hidden gem that not a lot of people actually know about! Be warned, the beautiful view comes at a cost of a 2.5-hour hike.
Sand Dunes in Gran Canaria
These sand dunes on Gran Canaria (called Las Maspalomas) are a beautiful backdrop for an adventurous and exotic elopement setting.
Roque Nublo, Gran Canaria
An epic location if you love hiking and adventure. Hiking all the way to this viewpoint in more than worth it for an amazing elopement experience.
Top City Elopement Locations in Spain
Best cities, historical sites, and more in Spain.
Sevilla is one of our favourite cities in all of Spain— it’s iconic Plaza de España, featuring tiled mosaics of many different cities all over Spain, is known as “the Venice of Spain”.
With it’s Moorish influence, the famous Granada Alhambra is one of the most unique places in all of Spain. The perfect location if you’re looking for history and rich Spanish culture.
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“Jake and Genessa went above and beyond to create the elopement of our dreams in Mallorca! They communicated with us well and helped us through every stage of planning. They are kind, knowledgeable, and amazing at what they do! Couldn’t have asked for more. Their photos are stunning, and looking at them brings us right back to that day. So grateful to have found them!”– Bethany and Chingis, eloped in Mallorca 2023
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Our Spain elopement packages range from €1.500 to €3.700. We’d love to hear from you and create a completely unique day just for you!