Sunborn Gibraltar Wedding guide

This Sunborn Gibraltar Wedding Guide has all the information to plan a perfect celebration, plus some amazing photos to inspire you and get you excited!

Wedding ceremony Sunborn Hotel Gibraltar

Sunborn Gibraltar Wedding Location

The Sunborn Yacht Hotel is a luxurious venue for weddings, offering a unique and memorable setting for couples to exchange their vows and celebrate their love. With its stunning views, elegant interior design, and luxurious amenities, the Sunborn Yacht Hotel provides the perfect backdrop for a beautiful wedding day.

Sunborn Gibraltar is a 5 star floating Yacht Hotel. It's equipped with 187 rooms, a ballroom and 2 restaurants. It's located in Ocean Village Marina, 5 minutes walk from Gibraltar Airport and the Spanish border.

Sunborn is one of the very favourites of my couples. It offers a variety of services under one roof. It's a luxury hotel with excellent restaurants, fun casino and an amazing spa. You do not need to (if you don’t want to) leave the hotel pretty much!

Bridal party on Sunborn

Your wedding ceremony at Sunborn Yacht Hotel

Wedding ceremonies can be held on the yacht's deck, with panoramic views of the surrounding water and skyline - it is basically the best place for your wedding ceremony. The registrar comes from the Registry Office and marries you there. A fun fact: you are responsible for arranging a taxi for the registrar to arrive at the venue.

Wedding ceremony on Sunborn Hotel
Exchanging rings on Sunborn Hotel deck
Ceremony on Sunborn Hotel Deck

The Wheelhouse decorations

Remember to keep the decor simple yet elegant, as the Wheelhouse itself is already a stunning location that requires minimal embellishment.

It can look really fabulous. Loads of fresh flowers and fairy lights for the night and you will be sorted :) The amazing decorations you are seeing on my photos were designed and executed by Hour Weddings - a wedding planner in Gibraltar.

Flowers arrangement on the deck on Sunborn
Fairylights on Sunborn
Flowers decorations on Sunborn
Main table decorations

The reception at Sunborn - Top Deck or Ballroom

There are two options to choose from: the top Deck or Ballroom. They both very different, offering completely different vibes.

The Deck offers beautiful views over the Medditerean and sunset during summer months. You can have up to 50 guests at banquet setting or up to 100 if it's a cocktail setting.

It can get very hot on the deck, especially in summer (the hottest month tends to be August). Having some shades is absolutely essential. You can opt for your dinner on the deck too, and it looks magical with the sunset.

The Ballroom has extended capacity for up to 250 guests. The biggest advantages are the huge space and the air conditioning, so much appreciated during the summer months. You must consider it doesn't have any natural light coming in.

Ceremony start at Sunborn Yacht Hotel
Daughter and mother photo on Sunborn

How much does a wedding cost on Sunborn Yacht Hotel

  • Wheelhouse Terrace - the hire fee is £ 500 from October to April / £ 1,000 from May to September - includes white chair covers, white carpet and PA system - maximum guests they can fit for ceremony is 100 (80 seating, 20 standing in back), however for dinner only 50.

  • Aurora Ballroom the hire fee is £ 1,400 (includes AV tech, sound and lighting), this venue would be suitable for reception (plated dinner or buffet) and party afterwards.

Very important: they do not provide decorations, only chair covers and white carpet.

Just married happy walk

A typical order of the wedding day at Sunborn Hotel

Typical plan for a wedding at Sunborn starts around 2 pm with the preparations. The ceremony tends to be at 5pm followed by a cocktail hour. I usually go with my couples around 6 pm around Gibraltar for an hour or two. After coming back we move to dinner and speeches part. I finish the day photographing the first dance and a bit of the party, that is usually around 22. 

Mr and Mrs on Sunborn Yacht Hotel
Beautiful flower setup on Sunborn Hotel
Flowers on sunburn Hotel overlooking Spain

Vendors you might need to make your wedding celebrations amazing

Sunborn Hotel:

Wedding Planner: Hour Weddings / Medweddings

Flowers: La casa de las Flores

MUA & Hair: Debyhairandmakeup / Ella Megan / Niclas

MUA: Nyree Chipolina, Charlotte

Taxi: Paul del Mar +35054000998

Ballroom setup on Yacht Hotel