Toledo Destination Wedding at Hacienda del Cardinal

Spain is one of those countries that we dream about, sort of like in a fairy tale. Like, how charming would it be to get married in a Spanish finca near the beach, right? If that’s what you’ve been thinking, you need to read this blog. You may think that the best of Spain is Granada, or maybe even Barcelona. Thing is, what you can expect from Spain is so much more! You have yet to explore the real wonders of the heart of Spain— which includes this Toledo Destination Wedding at Hacienda del Cardinal with some amazing ceremony views. That’s mostly why I want to share with you this incredible wedding day— a Toledo Destination Wedding at Hacienda del Cardinal.

Wedding Ceremony Exit at Monasterio de San Juan de los Reyes, Toledo.

Having a Destination Wedding in Toledo

If you’re searching around Spain for the most charming finca to get married at in Spain, then you’ve come to the right spot! I’ll tell you (and show you) exactly what it’s like having your wedding at Hacienda del Cardinal, Toledo, Spain. I’ll start by showing you a full day from a real wedding that me and my husband photographed this year, then I’ll give you some handy tips that will be super helpful for you in making your decision. Either way, I’m glad you’re here and that you stumbled upon our photography website. All these photos were taken by us and we hope you love them enough to bring us back here to photograph YOUR Toledo wedding!

Toledo Destination Wedding— Hacienda del Cardinal

Toledo is without a doubt one of the most beautiful cities in Spain. If you want a wedding venue in the heart of this charming city you’ll find some pretty amazing fincas.

Hacienda del Cardinal is one of our favourite venues in the city of Toledo, and although there are many other beautiful venues, we’ll show you exactly why we like this particular location.

Tip: If you’re doing a cathedral/church ceremony, we suggest booking taxis to and from the venue beforehand so that you don’t pay extra and are waiting for everyone to arrive.

I’ll let the wedding day speak for itself in the photos. If you want your wedding photos to look like these, then contact us and let’s start the planning.

Tips for Having Your Destination Wedding at Hacienda del Cardinal

If you’re planning your wedding in Toledo, hurray! There are some things to consider when it comes to your photos at Hacienda del Cardinal, and these are some tips we’ve noticed brings us success:

  1. Do a first lookWe always recommend to couples getting married to do a first look. This wedding venue has some amazing backdrops.
  2. Have your ceremony later in the day. If you want the best lighting and weather for your ceremony time, aim for later in the day. Midday is usually (depending on the season) the worst time because the sun is high and will cast ugly shadows on your faces! If you aim for anytime past 5pm, then you’ll be getting much nicer lighting for some beautiful ceremony photos!
  3. Leave room in your schedule for at least 30 minutes of portrait photos on the property after the ceremony. There are so many beautiful locations nearby. Make sure you schedule in enough time to make some portraits of just you two happen! Right after the ceremony or during cocktail hour is usually most convenient.

Wedding Ceremony Location at San Juan de Los Reyes Monastery

I’d love to show you how beautiful a ceremony can be in Toledo! There are many churches and cathedrals in Toledo full of rich history, but Monasterio de San Juan de los Reyes takes the number one spot for us. On top of it’s unique beauty, it’s a walkable distance from Hacienda del Cardinal. If you’re not convinced to have your wedding ceremony here by looking at these photos, then I really don’t know what to say! 

This particular catholic wedding ceremony was around 6pm in September. They had an entrance by the groom, then the bride, followed by a prayer, a saying of vows, a short and sentimental speech by the officiant, and then a triumphal exit down the aisle.

Reception at Hacienda del Cardinal

Hacienda del Cardinal is a perfect location for destination weddings, sized for up to 100 guests. This is where the guests enjoy the cocktail while watching the sun set across the scenery. Later, when the sun goes down you’re able to see the castle ruins light up in the background as you’re enjoying your reception. These are the moments that literally feel magical. Even Jake and I had to pinch ourselves a couple times to make sure we weren’t dreaming!

Top Toledo Destination Wedding Photographers

One name: Jake + Genessa Photography!

So, I hope this has been helpful for you as you plan your wedding in Toledo! If you’ve got any questions, drop us a message on Instagram or fill out our contact form.

Are you planning a Toledo Destination Wedding at Hacienda del Cardinal? Are you still looking for your wedding photographer? Pick us! We would love to hang out and get to know you better, and you’ll get amazing photos like in this blog! Contact us here.

Gabriela + Manuel Pazos (from Miami FL) with us! Their destination wedding at Hacienda del Cardinal, 2022.

Spain Destination Wedding + Elopement Packages

Our Toledo Destination Wedding packages are about so much more than just photography. Our goal is to make it an experience you’ll never forget. We’ve been working together on destinations weddings for years and we know how to take care of you and make sure you get the absolute best photographs! We’ll guide you through the whole process of planning your wedding or elopement in Toledo, tips for getting the best photos and planning your timeline.

Our Toledo Destination Wedding packages range from 2.900€ to 3.500€ and include all travel expenses.

Other Planning Resources

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