Afsaneh & Shervin live in Sweden, but they both share common Iranian roots. Following a referral from their friends, whose wedding I had photographed in Dubai the previous year, I had the pleasure to be contacted for their Son Marroig Mallorca wedding. Thankfully I was available to travel and given my love for new destinations, I jumped at the chance with lots of excitement.
While being a very popular holiday destination since the 1950s, especially for Northern Europeans, Mallorca, the biggest of the Spanish Balearic islands, has also emerged as a prominent wedding destination in the last decade. The sunny Mediterranean weather from late spring to early autumn combined with an abundance of gorgeous beaches, as well as an impressive mountainous countryside, offer a diverse backdrop that promises to satisfy all destination wedding expectations.
Ranging from hotels, such as the luxurious Cap Rocat, to villas, like the spectacular La Fortaleza, and refurbished farmhouses (fincas in Spanish), there is a large variety of wedding venues to choose from. One of the most iconic locales to tie the knot is the Son Marroig Mallorca wedding venue.
Located in the heart of Serra de Tramuntana, the mountain range along the north-western coast of the island and a UNESCO World Heritage site, Son Marroig is a mansion dating back to the sixteenth century and it is built around a large olive grove, while today it also operates as a museum.
Its history due to its notable past owners, such as the Archduke Louis Salvador of Austria, as well as the enchanting sea views, are notable features, but perhaps the highlight of Son Marroig as a wedding venue in Mallorca is the small domed temple, made entirely of Carrara marble, where ceremonies take place. With a maximum capacity of 140 guests, the rental of the place also includes the garden next to the templete, two large patios with ocean views for the cocktail party and dinner, a room for the bride available for the bride three hours before the event, as well as the “Casa de Los Amos” for the party afterwards.
For me, Afsaneh & Servin’s Son Marroig Mallorca wedding was an opportunity to meet a kind and amiable couple in an amazing location that I can’t wait to return.