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Wedding - After Ceremony Arrangements

After Ceremony Arrangements

As of October 2022 - Our 'Family and Friends' ceremonies will be organised through our service partners.

Most of the 'Family and Friends' ceremonies we've organised in the past, have taken place 4.30p.m. or 5.30p.m. in the afternoon, giving the couple, or the couple and their guests time to either return to their hotel to relax and refresh, or stay at the hotel venue (or other) of their choice to have some refreshments. There are also other wedding ceremonies that have been held around 2.30p.m. which were followed by Cocktails and Canapes, then a break before returning to the hotel for a dinner/reception.

For a 'Family & Friends' service, some couples have made a trip to Sal before booking the venue so that they know more about the venue and what is, or isn't available. If this isn't possible, then images or useful information can be provided by our service partners.

There may be further options for a seated buffet, or a sit down meal. Our service partners can discuss possibilities with you.

After 'Family and Friends' Ceremony Options

  • - No after ceremony arrangements at the venue to be organised by us.
  • - Ceremony followed by after ceremony cocktails at the venue organised by us.
  • - Ceremony followed by after ceremony cocktails and dinner at the venue organised by us. 

Cocktails and Canapes

There are a number of different options for cocktail drinks or canapes for a wedding party. The options vary at different venues and, each year. Our service partners can provide you with suggestions, various options and costs.

Make alternative reception arrangements

You may also wish to consider if you would prefer to make your own arrangements with the hotel at which you are staying. One couple did just that, they asked us to arrange a ceremony for them at a hotel venue on the beach in Santa Maria, then they chose to have their reception at the hotel where they were staying, which was up at one of the Melia hotels. They organised the Reception themselves, directly with their hotel.

Another couple and their 50 wedding guests from the UK had us organise a beach ceremony in front of one hotel in Santa Maria and a cocktail and canapes service there, then they all returned to their 'All Inclusive Hotel' early teatime to continue celebrations then get ready for dinner and more drinks. This will obviously save on further costs.

Smaller party groups or, couples only, may also wish to consider checking out the restaurants in Santa Maria on Trip Advisor and book one of those, before returning to their hotel. Or, casually turn up at a beach bar and enjoy a few beers, wines, soft drinks instead.

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