Getting married in the Basque Country

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The Basque Country is a wild land, where traditions oscillate between two cultures: French and Spanish. It lends itself just as well to traditional ceremonies as to more unusual celebrations. The atmosphere that reigns there is very festive, not to mention the generosity of the inhabitants... The landscapes, between the Pyrenees and the Côte d'Argent, are sublime and you will take exceptional photos. This is the ideal region to celebrate a colorful and authentic wedding, with a touch of originality!


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Where to get married in the Basque Country?

The first step is to find the perfect place to host your wedding. Above all, it must look like you and that you are comfortable in it. Clearly define the criteria that are most important to you. If you are not from the area or your friends come from afar, it would be a plus if the place offers fun activities for your guests.

Whether you want a wedding by the ocean or more in the countryside, there are plenty of choices in the Basque Country. The coastline is dotted with friendly seaside resorts. While the hinterland has charming villages, colored with this famous Basque red.


The reception halls of the Basque Country

There are all kinds of reception rooms that can lend themselves to a wedding: a castle, a hotel, a restaurant, a communal hall... There is something for all budgets and something to satisfy all your desires. Here are some ideas:


Photo © Tanya Keisha / Adobestock
Photo © Tanya Keisha / Adobestock

Caterers to taste Basque gastronomy

If you opt for a room without catering, you will have to think about feeding all your guests, with menus adapted to all and respecting your tastes. The easiest way is to entrust this delicate work to a caterer in the Basque Country, but there are also other options.


Photo © AdobeStock_/miunicaneuron
Photo © AdobeStock_/miunicaneuron

wedding planners

With our hectic lives, lack of time and possible distance can complicate planning a wedding. So why not delegate this tedious task to a professional. Wedding planners are specialists in these matters, who always have good plans and contacts to offer you. This is an enticing opportunity to prepare for this great event with complete peace of mind.


A team of animators for the children

Organising a babysitter during a wedding is a service that you can afford without fear: the assurance of a good day and a relaxed evening for the bride and groom and their guests, while having children who are happy, who also have fun and are entertained! Long ceremonies are boring for younger children, it's normal, they don't necessarily understand the emotional investment and importance of this moment for you! Professional entertainers can organise games, shows, sports and art, while the adults enjoy the evening. Finding a team of entertainers for a wedding in the Basque Country will allow you to make this day a wonderful memory for you and the children present.


Photo © Les Petits Requins
Les Petits Requins, entertainment for children during all types of events, in the Basque Country and in the Landes - Photo © Les Petits Requins

Where to take beautiful wedding photos?

Once you've found your corner of paradise, don't forget to look for places where you can take great photos. Whether you take a professional photographer or trust your loved ones, you will need a framework to match, to immortalize the most beautiful day of your life! Renting a photobooth for a wedding in the Basque Country is the guarantee of a moment of conviviality for your guests and memorable memories for you! It is a device, installed where you wish, with or without a booth, possibly a decorated environment, perfectly autonomous so that your guests can stand in front and take their picture. It is then released in a format close to the Polaroid and can be kept on a memory card or sent by email.


Photo © CreativeXpo
Photo © CreativeXpo

A wedding night in an unusual setting…

To end this beautiful day in style, what could be better than spending the night in an unusual accommodation! You will live an amazing experience there and you will rest in an exotic place. You can also offer your guests a list of good addresses for unusual rentals, so that they can also enjoy their stay in the Basque Country in a different way.


Photo © Les Cabanes d'Arbolateia

Unusual activities before or after the wedding

If you want to relax before the wedding, celebrate your bachelor or bachelorette party or even entertain your guests who have come from afar for the occasion... We suggest activities to do before or after the wedding :


We hope to have made you want to celebrate your wedding in the Basque Country and we wish you a lot of happiness for this big day.


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