Jávea, also known as Xabia, is located in the province of Alicante, and it is a little town with scenic riches difficult to match that has become an increasingly popular place to get married and hold wedding celebrations. A wedding in Jávea is fashionable.
Its incomparable Mediterranean light, the desirable climate, the numerous hours of sunshine and the settings and parts of the sea and mountains that make up the shorelines of Sant Antoni and La Nau, making Xabia an idyllic place for the couple of the wedding, and also for their families and friends, who take advantage of the occasion to get to know one of the most prized local towns of the Costa Blanca!
If you dream of a wedding between orange trees and the mar, this destination is for you, and in this article we will tell you why you should celebrate your wedding in this town. You will not regret it!
The beaches and coves of Jávea, a paradisiacal setting
Getting married on the beach, coves or in restaurants situated on the front line of Xabia’s coast has become a very important attraction for many couples that wish to get married.
Although the majority of these weddings take place in September and October when the tourists of summer leave the area, there are many couples that also opt to say “I do” to each other during the summer months.
You will not know whether to choose between the quality of crystal waters or the white sand of places such as Cala Granadella, Cala del Portitxol, Playa El Arenal, Cala Blanca, Cala del Moraig or Playa de la Grava, amongst many others.
Unique venues (that are not by the sea) to say “I do” to each other
Although the majority of couples choose places located on the front line of the coast, each time there are more couples that choose another setting that is not by the sea, because in Jávea there are not just beaches!
There are also very popular viewpoints, rural inns, country houses, wedding halls, private villas and even the small castle converted into a venue for events, the Castell de Barxell.
You can’t miss Finca La Torreta, Casa Benigalip, Casa Paulino or Finca Villa Vera. Your wedding in Jávea will be something to talk about.
The courthouse in Jávea is free
It is what you think! The town councillor Juan Ortolá, asked at the plenary session of the City Council about the fee charged by the council to perform weddings outside municipal buildings. To this question, the councilman of finance, Antonio Miragall, replied that “all civil ceremonies have to be within the municipal premises, if they are made outside, from this summer, the City Council charges a fee that goes to the municipal coffers, but no councillor and including the mayor collect for celebrating a civil wedding.” But if a couple wants to get married in the courthouse, this celebration is totally free.
Two churches in the town
Jávea has two churches in its town, these are the Iglesia San Bartolomé and the Virgen del Loreto, and they practically go hand in hand.
The archbishopric sets a guideline fee schedule with a tax of approximately 200 euros, that includes the cleaning of the church, the lights, the accompaniment of the couple for the wedding and the days of preparation beforehand.
One of a kind food for your wedding banquet
Jávea has numerous dishes where you can taste international cuisine and local gastronomy.
Given that it is a coastal town, rice and seafood are the protagonists of their gastronomy. From the traditional Alicante paella to baked rice or “a banda”. As far as rice dishes are concerned, or from the typical marinera al suc roig, without forgetting the varied fish barbecues.
We are sure that your guests will not expect to taste a typical paella at your wedding, “arros al forn”, (baked rice), or “arros amb fesols i naps” (rice with beans and turnips)!
Within the elaborate dishes that are based on fish and seafood stands out: “el cruet de peix” (fish stew) and the fritura (fried fish), although “los coques” cakes are also traditional; with bell pepper and tomato, onion, raisins, oil and salt, as well as “all i oli” which accompanies many dishes and consists of garlic and olive oil. Ignore what Victoria Beckham says about Spain’s garlic!
Wine from the countryside of Jávea can be tasted amongst typical drinks, the misteleta (sweet wine), lemonades and the horchata (tigernut soda), which is why your guests will fill their palates with exquisiteness.
A desirable climate
The good weather is one of the main reasons why Jávea is the chosen destination for thousands of couples all over the world to get married, because sun on the big day is guaranteed!
Jávea is considered a town with a special climatology. The mediterranean climate is characterised by the hot and dry summers, rainy and turbulent winters and variable autumns and springs with respect to rainfall and temperatures, but, however, Jávea enjoys its own microclimate that is considered to be the second best climate in the world.
In Jávea the average varying temperature is between 18 and 22 degrees.
A multicultural town
In Jávea the people are used to co-existing with people from other countries and cultures from decades ago, because all year round they feel the presence of millions of tourists that visit them and choose their town for getting married and visiting as tourists, and the locals always integrate everyone into their culture without a problem!
The most luxurious accommodation is in Jávea
Luxury hotels, resorts, private villas, chalets… if you close your eyes and dream of a unique accommodation, we assure you that it is in Jávea.
Spas in front of the sea with facial and body treatments, steam baths, jacuzzis, infinity pools, golf courses, rooms over cliffs, in the middle of mountains, the seashore, in the middle of the city centre, with views, asian paradises, surrounded by gardens, with swimming pools…
No longer just your wedding, also the accommodation will leave all of your guests with their mouths wide open.
Towns with charm
Because getting married and living a honeymoon now is a trend! Take advantage of the big day by looking around the surroundings of the area.
A few kilometres from Jávea you will find very charming towns to make your wedding a tourist trip, among those found is Altea, one of the most romantic places in Spain; Nueva Tabarca, one island with a marine nature reserve; Guadalest, seeming medieval with nature; Calpe with its Ifach labourer; Denia, the pronounced pearl of the Bosta Blanca; or Moraira, a retreat on the sea with a naval neighbourhood.
You already know, if you want to live the charm of a wedding between orange trees, the seashores and taste the local vines, do not hesitate to contact us via Perfect Venue in order for us to get to work with all of the preparations for your wedding in Jávea, one of the most cosmopolitan tourist destinations of the Valencian Region.
We are waiting for you!