It was about a month ago now that I spent 10 days enjoying the very beautiful Marrakech. Of course destination weddings are increasingly popular, especially for those couples only wanting to invite their nearest and dearest, so whilst on my holiday I managed to make sure I stayed at two stunning hotels that also happen to be amazing wedding venues if you wish to have a ceremony and celebrations in Morocco.
The first of these is Jnane Tamsna. And, by a massive stroke of luck, my little family arrived the day after a big wedding celebration had taken place there. Let me tell you, there were roses everywhere. We arrived in time for lunch by the main pool where a group of young wedding guests were sat chatting near us – they told me that they’d dined along one big table in the gardens, surrounded by thousands of candles and roses, and that each guest had been given a tagine as a wedding favour/keepsake. So sweet!
Erm, how beautiful? All their food is organic too, and delicious. When I stayed there I could request any meal I fancied and it would magically appear if I wasn’t keen on the set menu. The staff are just the loveliest people too.
However we had decided when we booked our little trip, that we’d try another venue for a few days, so after a peaceful stay at Jnane Tamsna we hopped into a taxi, braved the roads of Marrakech again to find Hotel by Beldi (or the Beldi Country Club as it’s otherwise known).
Well first up the grounds of Beldi are just incredible. The first thing I stumbled across was the spa as we were dropped off at the wrong entrance, complete with a little herb garden it was so peaceful. I then found one of many fields of roses. WOW. I mean woooowwwww.
There was no wedding on when I visited the Beldi Country Club, but I could totally imagine one. There were so many stunning locations for a ceremony and wedding breakfast afterwards. The place is palatial.
This place is a lot more manicured than Jnane – both have their own qualities, and would make beautiful venues to hold your Moroccan wedding reception. If you’re from the UK then remember you’ll need to do the legal bit over here first, and be sure to pick up a traditional sequin wedding blanket whilst you are there from the souks (although if you don’t have time to visit the Medina and the souks then Hotel by Beldi does have it’s own little area selling the most beautiful interiors and rugs).
Are you considering or have you ever considered having a destination wedding? Would you choose Morocco? I’d love to know!