Madrid is one of the most beautiful cities in the world, if you have ever visited, you will have seen it in person. Its buildings, each corner of its streets and its environment, always full of life and party, makes the capital of Spain a perfect place to say “I do”. If you are clear that you want to celebrate your wedding in Madrid, I am sure that you have loads of questions about the places in which you are able to celebrate, the necessary documents for foreigners and which are the best dates to carry this out.
From Perfect Venue we want to help you in every way possible. Because of this, we have created a practical guide with all the information that you should know before taking this big step in Madrid. Lets go!
How to arrive
Madrid has an international airport called Adolfo Suárez-Barajas, where trajectories of major world cities arrive and depart, therefore to travel to Madrid holds no problems. In addition, from the airport to the city there are subway lines and Cercanias services which are simple to use and cheap.
If you are clear about the type of wedding you want to celebrate, legal or simply symbolic, you should also take into account the documentation that you will need to give you the ‘yes, I do’ in Spain. Symbolic weddings do not need any requirements, only to have fun and live a beautiful day. If on the contrary it is a legal wedding, in this post we have the requirements to carry out for this.
The months of April and May are the best to get married in Madrid. Spring is the time of year where the Spanish capital looks and looks beautiful. In addition to being the months where the temperatures soften the most.
It is very difficult to set a concrete price on a wedding in Madrid, since it will depend on many factors such as the accommodation or space that has been chosen or the days that you will be in Spain. But, so that more or less you have an idea of the costs here you have a post of all the tips that you have to take into account when organizing a wedding: photographers, decorations, venues …
Madrid has a dry climate and without much rainfall, yes, the summers are very hot and the winters are very cold, it is a city of extremes. January is usually the coldest month in the capital, as temperatures can drop too low, with an average of 6ºC.
One of the best options is that the space you select for your wedding also has accommodation, and that the guests can sleep in the same place where the celebration was.
Some spaces to celebrate your wedding in Madrid are hotel Melia Princesa or Melia Palacio Duque. Also another very good option is to choose places a few kilometers from Madrid as the Quinta de Illescas, located 37 km from Madrid and 30 km from Toledo, so that both the bride and groom can visit two cities.
The choice of place to celebrate the wedding is undoubtedly the best part of all the planning that needs to be organized. Madrid has spectacular palaces and villas, as well as unknown corners that will leave you speechless. Some of our recommendations are:
La Finca Soto de Gracia is an incredible farmhouse located in Madrid, completely renovated and located on the banks of the famous Jarama River, in a unique enclave full of nature. The estate has different spaces and landscaped zones to carry out ceremonies, as much civil as religious, outdoors or in its interior halls.
Palacio Cibeles is one of the most emblematic and famous buildings in Madrid. With a beautiful avant-garde style and a spectacular terrace overlooking the center of the capital, it is an ideal place to celebrate any type of wedding or event. Its main restaurant is located on the sixth floor of the building and has a capacity for 100 diners, in addition to a great gastronomic variety.
A few meters from the center of Madrid is located Finca Feligrés, a rural farm decorated with small details typical of life in the countryside and rural aspects. In recent years has become one of the most exclusive spaces in which to celebrate your wedding in the capital. The estate can accommodate a maximum of 1,200 people and has spectacular gardens, lounges and even a bullring.
The Real Fábrica de Tapices is located in the heart of Madrid, just a few minutes from the mythical Atocha Station. The building has been declared an Asset of Cultural Interest for its impressive contemporary design. It has five rooms and a beautiful garden completely renovated in which to celebrate any event, banquet or aperitif.
Meliá Princesa is an incredible hotel recently renovated, which allows the couple to create different environments to enjoy dinner and a party on their big day. It offers different menus and a wide variety of dishes ideal for the occasion. In addition, the bride and groom have the help of their chef, to adapt the banquet to their taste.
Located in the Paseo de la Castellana and with a dream view, the Sinsombrero restaurant has all the facilities necessary to celebrate your wedding banquet. The restaurant has the best seasonal products and has a decoration inspired by the 20s in a modernised way, which makes this space a unique place in the capital. The renowned chef Javier Goya is in charge of the menu and the preparation of the dishes are made by Pedro Gallego.
El Soto de Cerrolen is a 20th century farmhouse ideal for all those who want to surprise their guests with a unique wedding. The Finca is surrounded by nature and is situated in a unique setting on the outskirts of the city. You can access it through a spectacular path surrounded by pine trees and walls making you forget that you are in Madrid. The farm is adapted for all types of events and weddings.
Besides organizing the wedding, you also have to plan the trip very well. It is very likely that the guests are at least two days in Madrid, so it is a good idea to organize activities to enjoy the city the days before or after the wedding.
If you like flamenco you can enjoy a dance show in a typical Tavern in Madrid, for example the famous Mister Pinkleton.
Are you strong-willed? One of the most unforgettable experiences you can experience is to take a paragliding flight in Madrid and its surroundings.
And a boat trip on the Tagus River? You can do it on board the modern ship “El Curiosity” located in Aranjuez. Have you taken note of everything? We hope that this practical guide to get married in Madrid has been helpful and guidance to start planning your wedding. If you have any questions, do not hesitate to write us at email@example.com, where we will be happy to advise you.
Photo 1 – Aljosa Petric, Photo 2, 5, 8 – Tanya Vasiliuk Photography, Photo 3, 9 – Momem Fotografía, Photo 4 – Aye Mattaini fotografía.