Your wedding day is one of the most important and memorable occasions in your life. It’s a celebration of love and commitment, a time to share your happiness with those closest to you. For many couples, the perfect wedding involves exchanging vows in the town where they grew up, surrounded by all their family and friends. It’s a chance to reminisce about old memories, make new ones, and create a beautiful and unforgettable experience for everyone involved, and for others, something simpler, more scaled-down, and in an entirely foreign destination is in order.
The meaning of eloping has changed over time, but these days, it usually refers to a small and intimate wedding ceremony, often with only the couple present, and held away from their home. It’s a unique and adventurous way for couples to exchange their vows and start their new life together. Whether it’s a spur-of-the-moment decision or a carefully planned escape, eloping allows couples to focus on what truly matters: their love for each other.
There is even more than eloping… Since I am in Mallorca, there are so many couples asking me about the anniversary, engagement, proposals, and couple photoshoots, no matter if they plan it one year before or call me once being here on the Island for Vacations, the fact is that this beautiful place offers so much to every couple during almost every day of the year.
Ready to start exploring destinations? You’ve come to the right place. From vibrant mountains, blue-green beaches, spectacular sunsets, and unique sunrises, these are 5 favorite places for your magic Elopement or Anniversary couple photo session.
Old Town Palma de Mallorca Elopement
I can’t skip the most iconic place in Mallorca, and it’s Palma de Mallorca. The most beautiful monuments are surrounded by fishing boats, pine forests, and palm trees. It’s a perfect place for a “quick” photoshoot while walking around the Old Town.
I know that many couples don’t have that much time or just want to have beautiful memories from the Island but with not much preparation and effort. This is the place, we can walk through old streets, go through the Cathedral and finish our photoshoot on Anima Beach Palma with a beautiful sunset, and all the feeling of Mallorca.
Before the next spot, I would just make a quick note. Some couples ask me frequently about “old town city, next to the mountain, with beautiful beach and sunset” for their photoshoot. I’m sorry to tell you, but it is almost impossible, especially for short sessions. Just to describe to you a little Mallorca: the mountains are located on the North West side, many beautiful old towns are on the north, the best beaches are on the east south, and of course, sunset is west and sunrise east.
To cross the Island from one to another side you need about 1.30hrs. So, it is essential you can plan with your partner the photoshoot and talk about your preferences. What is more significant for you, and please don’t hesitate to ask me any question related, so I can help you with a quick plan that meets your expectations.
Far de Formentor, Es Colomer, Alcudía & Playa de Muro
All those places are perfect for any kind of “love session” If you want to elope, have an anniversary photo shoot, or even simple couples photos this could be the perfect place to watch. If you like architecture, you can even mix some of those destinations with the old town of Pollensa.
I think that Far de Formentor is one of the most iconic landscapes from the Island and perfectly magic for eloping. It requires some preparation as access to the car is restricted during the summer, so please book in advice in case you love the place. My other recommendation for almost all of those places is to have a shoot during sunrise, it’s worth waking up early as the views are quite unique.
Even that, in case you decide to have your photos in the afternoon it’s still perfect, after the sunset the sky changes its colors making every photo look outstanding.
Deià, Cala Deià & Son Marroig
The small coastal village of Deià, on the northwest coast of Mallorca, is one of the prettiest villages on the island. Perched in a ravine at the foot of the Teix mountain, with views out to the Mediterranean below, Deià has long been a magnet for renowned artists, writers, and other creative people – most notably the writer Robert Graves.
To be honest, I love this place. If you are more about architecture and traditional food and the look of the Island, it could be your place. In a few hours of photos, you can walk around the town, go down to the beautiful Cala Deiá for a “traditional look” photos from Mallorca (there is sunset, sorry) and even you can go the other direction to Son Marroig for unique sunset view romantic photos.
Punta Blanca, Cala Es Terrer, Platja de Sant Elm – Another spot to Elope in Mallorca
Personally, I absolutely adore shooting photos in secluded areas. Not only does it provide a more intimate setting for couples who may be a bit camera-shy, but it also offers breathtaking natural scenery such as sunsets, cliffs, and stunning views. One of my favorite spots is the beach of Sant Elm – although it can get quite busy, I always manage to capture amazing shots of couples there. The combination of a beautiful beach and surrounding nature makes for the perfect backdrop for any romantic shoot.
Take a look at some of the stunning photos we’ve taken with other couples, and let your imagination run wild. Picture yourselves eloping in those breathtaking landscapes and creating your own beautiful memories. With the perfect scenery and the right photographer, your elopement can be a magical and unforgettable experience. Don’t be afraid to dream big and let me help bring those dreams to life!
Elope in Cap Rocat
Cap Rocat is the epitome of exclusivity when it comes to hotels in the Mediterranean. Situated within the walls of a restored fortress, this hotel retains its unique architecture and the natural beauty of Mallorca. Spanning across 30 hectares of land, which has been declared a nature reserve, the hotel boasts an impressive 2 km of protected coastline. It’s no surprise that Cap Rocat has been dubbed the most secluded and exclusive hotel in the entire Mediterranean. So if you’re seeking a truly luxurious and unforgettable experience, Cap Rocat should be at the top of your list.
I think there is not much more to say, it’s a perfect place to Elope – Anniversary or just luxury stress-free vacations. If you book your stay in Mallorca in Cap Rocat and would love to Elope as Barbara & Claudio did, it would be a perfect choice.
Eloping in Mallorca, Spain offers a number of benefits for couples looking for a unique and intimate wedding experience. Here are a few reasons why eloping in Mallorca might be the perfect opportunity for you:
- Stunning natural beauty: Mallorca is home to breathtaking landscapes and stunning beaches, providing the perfect backdrop for your elopement.
- Intimate and private: Eloping allows you to celebrate your special day in a more intimate and private setting, without the stress and pressure of a traditional wedding.
- Flexibility: Eloping allows you to be more flexible with your wedding plans and tailor your celebration to your specific preferences.
- Romantic atmosphere: Mallorca is known for its charming and romantic atmosphere, making it the perfect location for a memorable elopement.
Overall, eloping in Mallorca offers a unique and intimate wedding experience in a stunning location, allowing you to create memories that will last a lifetime.
If you like my recommendations and photograph, please feel free to contact me about your elopement or couple photoshoot. We can make a custom plan for you, just do the first step and let’s make epic memories together.
My Elopement photography packages in Mallorca & Ibiza start at only €1700, take a look at this link with all the information about planning help & services you can get.
Which month would be best for your Mallorca Wedding?
If you’re considering getting married in the Balearic Islands, then March to May and after September are the months to mark on your calendar. These are the ideal times of year, when the island boasts around 10 hours of sunshine per day, with temperatures reaching up to 34 °C. Not only is it warm enough for a dip in the sea, but the island is also less crowded during these seasons, providing the perfect backdrop for your special day. These months offer near-perfect weather conditions, making it the best time to celebrate your wedding outdoors. So go ahead, plan your dream wedding, and enjoy the almost 100% guarantee of good weather.
What about marriage laws & legalities?
Getting legally married in Mallorca requires meeting certain residency requirements. These requirements may vary depending on the district court or civil registry where you plan to celebrate your wedding. However, legal residents of the island who are registered at a local civil registry or ‘padrón’ are eligible to get married in Mallorca. It’s worth noting that Roman Catholics can also legally marry in Mallorca, regardless of their residency status. But if these options don’t fit your situation, then getting legally married at a registry office in your home country may be necessary. Don’t let the legalities deter you from your dream wedding, though – with the right guidance and preparation, you can have the perfect wedding in Mallorca.
Where is Mallorca?
The Balearic Islands, the coast of Spain, within the Mediterranean Sea. Mallorca is the largest island and has many tourist attractions, most of which are in the southwest. The most popular are Palma de Mallorca, Palmanova, Portals Nous, Santa Ponca, Peguera and Magalluf.
There are two major mountain ranges on the island—both of which can provide a spectacular backdrop for your elopement. Serra de Tramuntana includes the highest peak of the island, the Puig Major, and the neighboring Puig Massanella. Serra de Llevant, is on the opposite side and not as steep as Tramuntana, but still very, very popular with walkers and offers incredible scenery.
Mallorca’s coastline is scattered with romantic caves and bays, many of which are perfect for a private elopement location. Find Badia de Pollenca and the Badia d’Alcudia in the northeast, and the large, famous Bay of Palma in the southwest.
Season and climate in Mallorca
Mallorca’s climate is mild, with hot, dry summers and occasional storms during the winter. Snow in the mountains is not uncommon. The two wettest months are October and December.
I recommend visiting Mallorca for your elopement between March and May, when average temperatures are in the 60s and 70s and the crowds of summer tourists haven’t yet descended on the island.
Fall or Autumn is also a good time to visit, with mild temperatures and cool rains. And if you want to score the very best room rates—these are in January and February.
How to get to Mallorca, and around?
Thanks to an international airport, Mallorca is very well-connected to the rest of the continent. It’s the third-largest airport in Spain and is served by numerous airlines offering flights at very competitive rates. You can also take a ferry to Mallorca from Valencia, and between the islands of Ibiza and Menorca.
Once you are on the island, there are a few buses, but car hire is the best option. Hire a car at the airport so you can have more flexibility and drive directly to your accommodation and elopement location.