Catholic Church Weddings

A very popular topic, but not one that I’ve yet blogged about.

We get asked LOTS of questions about getting married at a Catholic Church here in Spain. We have beautiful churches, blue skies, and yes, a Catholic Wedding Ceremony in Spain is legally recognised in the UK & Ireland. Here’s what you need to know:

Catholic weddings are legal in Spain with no residency requirements, and recognised worldwide. Listed below are the more popular churches in the Costa Del Sol where foreign weddings are held:

Inmaculada Concepcion Church is located in the Arroyo de la Miel area of Benalmadena. It is a traditional white-washed Church in picturesque surroundings.

Church Wedding 1

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Cristo Resucitado is on the Torremolinos/Benalmadena border.  It is a very traditional and quaint chapel.  The priest there speaks good English.

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Virgen del Carmen. In Benalmadena is La iglesia del Virgen in Bonanza Square.  The parish priest is very flexible about doing English speaking weddings here.

Bridal party outside of Church

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Nuestra Señora de Encarnacion is referred to as the ‘Cathedral’ of Marbella.  It is large, grand and very popular.  You would need to be flexible on times and dates when booking this church.  Marbella is well known for being the most expensive area in Spain – and so this church ‘requests’ the highest ‘donation’.

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Bespoke Weddings Spain ensure that all Catholic Weddings are registered at the local registry office and therefore legally recognised worldwide.


For more information, or any questions/queries, please feel free to contact us>

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