Celebrating the most important day of your life - your wedding day - somewhere special is essential. For the big event, there are numerous stunning Parador luxury hotels that were once monasteries and convents across the beautiful, warm country of Spain. These historic locations are a must for a wedding day that is steeped in meaning and love.
The buildings, besides their breath-taking appearances, hold a wealth of rooms perfect for celebrating each moment of your romantic Spanish wedding. Many boast heavenly gardens brimming with flowers and lush in greenery with stretching lawns for sipping glasses of champagne whilst toasting the happy couple. Secluded rooms steeped in history are a perfect place to hold your celebration or even to take your vows.
This luxury hotel was once the monastery of St Mary of Paradise. Its large square and its garden, which was once the monks' orchard, are the ultimate spots for cocktails, champagne and any kind of celebration.
This former 16th century convent is a regal building overlooking the Hoz del Huecar gorge, lending the place an air of grandeur perfect to celebrate a union. The interior décor has a traditional feel with modern touches throughout.
Parador Cangas de Onis
This former monastery was declared a national monument in 1907. Delicious local Spanish cuisine is served from the kitchens, and the hotel enjoys views of the Peaks of Europe mountain range.
This former convent is the perfect location to hold a garden wedding with its magnificent Gothic style and dreamy location. Local dishes, a garden, a pool and courtyards mean that this luxury four-star hotel ticks all the right boxes.
Parador Alcala de Henares
Just over 20 miles from Madrid is the 17th century palatial Parador Alcala de Henares which offers wedding guests splendid history with modern additions. The cloisters, courtyard and gardens are all perfect for a celebration.
With the subtle scent of oranges and lemons coming from the garden trees, the 15th century Parador Guadalupe has a classical Spanish feel with its whitewashed stone arches leading in from the swimming pool, tennis courts and garden.
Parador Santo Estevo
Don't get lost in this converted Benedictine monastery with its three cloisters. It boasts three architectural periods - Romanesque, Renaissance and Gothic, reflected in the spacious common areas such as the banqueting hall and garden.
Parador de Almagro
With 14 inner courtyards, a past as a convent, a wine cellar, and palatial rooms, this luxury hotel would be perfect for even the most discerning bride.
Parador Monforte de Lemos
This former monastery includes the Casa de Monte Fuerte, an outbuilding which holds up to 100 guests. Other rooms offer striking views of the surrounding area.
This luxury four-star hotel in a former convent has the most stunning Mozarabic gardens and an inner courtyard where love will definitely blossom. Roman, Mudejar and Gothic artefacts create an atmosphere that is perfect for a celebration of love.
Calm and tranquil, this former monastery turned luxury four-star hotel offers its guests stunning Renaissance cloisters to charm your guests while they enjoy regional dishes to celebrate your wedding day.