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Weddings in Spain, communions and family celebrations
Our dedicated co-ordinator will help make your special day all the more memorable
The close personal attention provided by our experienced Weddings and Celebrations organiser will ensure that nothing is over-looked and that you can be confident that all is taken care of. And when its time for the main event, rest assured that the personal attention of your dedicated co-ordinator will ensure the perfect celebration.
Weddings in Spain, anniversaries, special birthdays and celebrations are all worthy of that ‘out of this world’ setting that only Desert Springs can offer. The facilities at Desert Springs provide an ideal context for family celebrations. Adults can relax on the golf course, enjoy a drink in the poolside bars or simply chill out on the veranda's and terraces, whilst young adults and children will love the resorts many sporting attractions, swimming pools and play facilities.
The resort is proving to be a popular choice of venue for Spanish wedding celebrations
Here are the experiences of the couple featured in the photos.
Annabel Grove (31) previously of Cheltenham in Gloucestershire and her Italian fiancé Daniel Di Domenico (34) who lives just outside Rome had enjoyed family holidays there in the past and they saw Desert Springs as the ideal place for a wedding reception, which turned into what Annabel's mother, Lone, describes as "a four-day party."
Lone's father, the Reverend Julian Dawes – a retired vicar – performed an evening wedding blessing ceremony in the open-air on the Observation Terrace at the Crocodile Club. The club is located at the heart of the Desert Springs resort in an authentic African longhouse thatched with reed from Africa.
"As the sun set, the blessing was lit by romantic candle-light," recalls Lone. "Then local Spanish dancers entertained us as we enjoyed poolside drinks in the warm evening air. The wedding supper inside the atmospheric longhouse was followed by dancing in the Rondavel at the Crocodile Club."
Annabel, who works with the UN's World Food Programme, and Daniel, who runs an antique business in Rome, agreed that, although Italy currently is considered one of the most desirable locations to host a wedding, the Almanzora region of Almeria was the perfect location for them. Says Annabel: "Desert Springs was able to cater for all our unusual requirements, helping us to create a romantic candlelit service in the open air conducted by my grandfather against a backdrop of mountains and a glorious sunset.
"Staff at Desert Springs were very accommodating, helping us to decide on wedding supper menus during a dinner party with friends earlier in the year. The chefs were open to all sorts of suggestions about food from different cultures.
Daniel's fears that there might be problems finding enough local accommodation for more than 60 wedding guests travelling from Italy and the UK were unfounded. He says: "Not only was Desert Springs able to take care of all of them in its Lodge accommodation – individual luxury villas and apartments on the resort – but the region's special year-round climate meant that the organisers were more or less able to guarantee warm dry weather. Although situated on the Spanish coast, the region is uniquely influenced by the North African desert conditions just across the Mediterranean.
"Those who attended the wedding really enjoyed the fact that they could make a mini-holiday of their weekend in a luxury resort. Friends have commented that, contrary to the typical one-day event, the weekend together meant everybody was involved in the wedding on a more personal basis."
Weddings in Spain, blessings and other celebrations at Desert Springs are planned on a bespoke basis so the costs involved depend on requirements, guest numbers and the number of properties required to accommodate them. In addition, careful planning with the resort's personal events co-ordinator means that a lot of fun can be added to a celebration at relatively little cost.
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