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WHY GRAN CANARIA IS BECOMING A TOP WEDDING DESTINATION

Added: (Mon Jan 14 2008)

Pressbox (Press Release) - WHY GETTING MARRIED OVERSEAS IS MORE POPULAR THAN EVER BEFORE

For the romantics & adventuresome couples there is nothing like setting sail into your new life together as husband and wife.
Just imagine the sensation of sailing away with your soul mate and maybe a few friends to a small harbour for an intimate ceremony to be legally united by a local minister. Then toasting with champagne and hor d'oeuvres as the sun sets on the horizon!
What was once a dream is now very possible in Gran Canaria where the legislation has been recently amended to make it very possible for Non Residents to come and get married in this beautiful Island with year round sunshine and outstanding temperatures that others can often just dream of.
Imagine yourself getting married on a beach at sunset with a fragrant breeze wafting over you, or exchanging your vows in a tropical garden. These are some of the most popular choices of ceremonies abroad, and they can be very easy to arrange, especially if you choose the right wedding planner to do all the hard work for you!
The average cost of a traditional wedding in the UK is close to £20000, whereas couples who chose to get married abroad spend an average of £6000 on a combined wedding and honeymoon.
But to turn these dreams into reality can take a lot of time and energy and distance has always been one of the factors that have put people off. But in Gran Canaria there are the invaluable services of a professional wedding planner who caters for every aspect of the celebration, the legal paper work and the honeymoon, using their local knowledge, extensive languages and local reliable resources saving you time and money to enjoy the day of your lives.
Most tour operators do not arrange the weddings they feature in their brochures themselves, they use a local wedding planner to make all the arrangements, and usually that person has their own wedding business, or works in the wedding department of a hotel or resort.
By going direct to the wedding planner you save money by paying a direct price without commission added. You also have a direct line to the person who is actually arranging your wedding! and they pass on the discounts to the client direct saving you even more money


The appeal of an outdoor wedding is often its natural beauty; our outdoor weddings are as unique as the couple getting married. Gran Canaria Weddings offer elegant, elaborate and unusual outdoor wedding ceremony venues to appeal to adventurous couples who desire an outdoor wedding experience. Outdoor weddings can vary from romantic gatherings in spectacular locations, to sheer adrenaline rushes, such as exchanging vows while parachuting through the sky.
GRAN CANARIA WEDDINGS AND CELEBRATIONS SL specializes in Weddings for residents and non-residents, Blessings of Relationships, Commitment Ceremonies, Renewal of Vows and other celebrations in Gran Canaria. We are the premier wedding specialists and event Organisers in the Canary Islands. We create tailor-made celebrations striving to make your dreams into a reality. Our local knowledge and contacts will enable you to achieve a stunning wedding or special occasion with a realistic budget.
WHY GRAN CANARIA? As one of Europe’s leading holiday destinations, Gran Canaria has something to offer everyone. On average there are 360 days of sunshine a year and whilst we can't guarantee the weather every day, there is certainly less fear that rain will spoil your special day here.
MORE FOR YOUR MONEY! With today’s families often living far apart some or many guests will need to travel to your big day. Couples are realizing that with affordable flights, better weather conditions and excellent value for money, Gran Canaria is a great choice when hosting a memorable occasion.
STRESS - YOU DON'T NEED IT! Getting married us rated as one of the most stressful events you will encounter in your life. By communicating your ideas and wishes we can help carry the load, let us worry about the details...it's our job! It is our goal to ensure that you enjoy a seamless day that is stress free. We can organise all aspects of the planning and preparation, no matter what size your party. We also offer advice on etiquette, assist with the legal paperwork and will offer you informed choices that will save you time and money. It's your day, relax and enjoy yourself!
WE ARE HERE FOR YOU! We understand that this is an exciting time in your life and there are many important decisions for you to consider. We look forward to the opportunity of speaking with you and learning more about the vision that you are creating to ensure that your day is special and unique

SPECTACULAR VENUES IN GRAN CANARIA

Gloria Palace Amadores
Gloria Palace Amadores over looks the Atlantic Ocean from its Prime Venue on the Cliffs of Amadores. With its stunning views and dominant location the hotel provides 5 star venue for that special occasion. The Ceremony and Reception can be held on the Mirador Terrace overlooking the sea with Tenerife in the background. The surroundings and venue provides the perfect location for your special day, with extensive views, outstanding food .Within the package for Gloria Palace Amadores comes the ceremony location, Dinner on the Terrace, Champagne and Canapés, the Bridal Suite for the couple and also one day spa therapy for the couple as well. This is a much sought after venue for weddings at the current time

Celebrating your Wedding at Cordial Mogan Playa enables both the official Ceremony and Reception to be held in one place making this one of the Premier venues on the Island.
The Cordial Mogan Playa Hotel lies in the unspoiled, lush valley of Mogan close to the picturesque fishing harbour and marina of Puerto Mogan and its pretty sandy beach.
The hotel has extensive gardens with over 2000 varieties of sub tropical plants including banana trees that enhance the typical Canarian style venue. This impressive resort represents a Canarian Village and consists of 9 different buildings, but there isn’t a feeling of being in a large resort. The original architecture includes a chapel. Guests have the opportunity to make use of the huge, sub-tropical 10,000-m² garden area. This top venue also offers an extensive range of celebrations cuisine with a variety of options and a variety of price ranges as well. There is also a small Chapel in the grounds for those seeking a Church Ceremony that extends onto the small terrace of flowering shrubs, perfect for photographs and Champagne after the ceremony as well this is one venue to be seriously considered for that special day
Mirador Del Atlantico is located overlooking the bay at Amadores which is blessed with deep blue seas and golden sands. Mirador Del Atlantico offers a unique view over the beach and is a perfect venue for a sunset ceremony. Mirador Del Atlantico also offers a unique and extensive celebration package particularly aimed for those working on a budget whilst maintaining the high standards that you would expect for your special day. From the ceremony on the Terrace Overlooking Amadores Beach to the Champagne and Canapés afterwards to start the celebrations, followed by the celebratory meal on the terrace where the tables are laid out to specific designs followed by Wedding Cake and Champagne and then time to party in the Disco Saloon with your own DJ and the party the night away all for one price!
The Heart Shaped Island at Anfi Del Mar
For our second year we have been organising weddings and other ceremonies with our friends at Anfi, and the heart shaped Island continued to be a popular venue for that special day. Surrounded by palm trees, flower shrubs and roses and the sea and sand on one side and the marina on the other, it’s no wonder that romance breathes here throughout the year. At the current time only the ceremony can be conducted on the Island at Anfi in an informal way, making it ideal for small numbers who are happy to stand during the ceremony. Later in 2008 there will be a second venue at Anfi just a short distance from the I Island which will offer seating, marquee and facilities for the reception as well
Black and Red Dinner Show with the Las Vegas Legends
For the Ultimate Weddings and Celebrations experience this is one venue that is absolutely recommended on the basis of cost, entertainment and quality all in one place. A champagne Reception awaits you on the Terrace with its waterfalls and then you are led by the Master of Ceremonies down the Red Carpeted Stairs into a the dining room, and an area specifically reserved for your party, where you are served your meal prepared by the excellent chef, accompanied by wine, beer and water as part of the price per person. During which you are entertained by some of the best solo artists around. After you have finished eating then time to sit back and relax and enjoy almost 2 hours of top Las Vegas Entertainment from the Fabulous Adam Marks and the Las Vegas Showgirls will guarantee that your day is one of outstanding memories, and to finish the day off, you can dance the night away as well

Sheraton Salobre Golf
This luxury hotel was opened in 2006 and has a modern architectural design. The hotel comprises 313 rooms, including 18 suites and 9 junior suites, set over several buildings. Facilities on offer include an air-conditioned lobby with a 24-hour reception, a hotel safe, a currency exchange facility, a cloakroom, and lifts. There is also a newspaper stand, a hairdressing salon, a games room, a TV lounge, and 7 banqueting and conference rooms. Culinary options include a breakfast room, a café, 3 bars, and 3 excellent restaurants with a wonderful ambiance and high level of service. For an additional fee guests may take advantage of the WLAN Internet connection, the bicycle hire service, and the room and laundry services. Younger guests may let off steam in the playground and participate in the kids' club activities. All in all, the hotel offers a harmonious synergy of relaxation and a business-like environment. Details of packages for Celebrations are available on request


GRAN CANARIA – A MINI CONTINENT

Have you ever thought of escaping to an island with great weather? Gran Canaria boasts mild temperatures all year round. You don’t need to travel across the world to get to this beautiful, warm and friendly island. So, why not leave the cold behind for a few days?
If you are looking to escape the daily trudge of everyday life at home for a short while, Gran Canaria has thousands of leisure options open to you. Here you can practice nearly all open air sports at any time of year.
Have you ever thought of learning to dive? Would you like to try surfing? Maybe windsurfing? Don’t rule anything out if you have a few days to yourself in Gran Canaria! Bring out your fun side and try the sport you never thought you would experience.
Away from the sea, the island will surprise you. Gran Canaria is whatever you want it to be. It plays host to a variety of wonderful beaches, or if you prefer to stay a little further inland, you will also find places of historical interest and natural beauty including large pine woods, exhilarating mountainous areas, and deep gullies. If you travel the island by car, you will observe the diverse landscape which invites you to stop around every corner of the way. You can discover this exciting island in a thousand different ways. Visit some of its protected natural spaces that have allowed the island to be declared a Biosphere Reserve by the Unesco.
Gran Canaria is also fast becoming one of the prime destinations for weddings abroad, to the point that the Islands Tourism Board based in Mogan has launched Weddings in Gran Canaria in response to an increasing demand from couples to celebrate their love on an Island with guaranteed sunshine throughout the year and high temperatures.
Gran Canaria Weddings , who were the International Wedding Planners of the Year in 2007 are working closely with the Tourism Board and also all the hotels across the Island to provide the ultimate wedding experience to suit every budget, at a significantly less cost that any wedding in UK and Eire. {www.gran-canaria-weddings.co.uk}
Gran Canaria Weddings and Celebrations SL specializes in Weddings for residents and non-residents, Blessings of Relationships, Commitment Ceremonies, Renewal of Vows and other celebrations in Gran Canaria
We offer ceremonies to everyone equally without discrimination
We will guide you every step of the way as you plan the most important day of your life
From the moment of your initial enquiry, we will help and advise you on every aspect of your dream ceremony.
Whether you choose to have a simple ceremony with just the two of you and two witnesses or whether you want to bring your family and friends, Gran Canaria Weddings and Celebrations can arrange everything for you, removing the stress from complex arrangements, helping you to enjoy your day and leaving you only with happy memories.

Perfect to the last detail - that's the promise of Gran Canaria Weddings and Celebrations. We never forget how import your celebration is to you. That is why we make sure that your day is totally individual and something that is totally memorable
We only offer a complete service plan for ceremonies in Gran Canaria in consultation with you. Venues will deal direct with us and not the client as we have found that this can cause confusion and problems, especially when dealing with venues that speak and understand limited English.
From the very day that you confirm a booking with us, we will put your plans and wishes into place and reserve venues and all the additional items that are requested. Whether this is 3 months away or over a year, the planning starts from day one and is ongoing and throughout you will receive regular updates and progress reports.
Every aspect of your package is covered to the last detail and we now also offer a One Stop Shop for flights and accommodation enabling everything to be organized in one place.
Gran Canaria Weddings and Celebrations offer a bespoke wedding service which will cater to your specific needs and wishes. We do not offer set wedding packages as we customize our services entirely for you. We can help plan all aspects of your wedding or simply assist you on the day. By discussing your needs we can help evaluate what services will be beneficial for your special event within a budget which is right for you.
Come and discover a miniature continent. The sun is closer than you think!

Submitted by:Paul Gibson
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