Newlyweds enjoying a kiss at their Mallorca wedding venue La Fortaleza in Pollensa during sunset

La Fortaleza Wedding Mallorca

Sam & Fraser celebrated their Mallorca wedding at the beautiful 17th century La Fortaleza, located in the north of Mallorca. As the site was originally constructed as defence against pirates, the venue offers stunning ocean views from nearly every angle. When pirates were out of site, an Argentinian painter bought the property and held days-long lavish parties attended by the world’s artistic elite.
These lavish parties came to an abrupt end with the Spanish Civil War. In 1989 the site was purchased by a Briton who invested in restoring the properties buildings and lush gardens. A closer look, including the lavish interiors, can be had by watching The Night Manager. Mallorca wedding planner, Mandy from Alago Eventsalways invests every part of her being into making every event more than spectacular and the day flowed smoothly and elegantly with their great planning. It was an honour to be their selected photographer for this beautiful day and to capture this stunning venue!
The decor reflected the vibrant colours of the mediterranean Spanish lifestyle – perfect for a Mallorca wedding. La Fortaleza is epic in itself as it sits atop a hill and is surrounded on three sides by water and unique views from every angle which is itself decorative. The colour theme for this couple was olive green, gold and a touch of purple.
The bride and groom got ready with their loved ones at the venue while every detail was carefully prepared for what would be THE BIGGEST PARTY EVER. Mallorca-based hair and make-up artist Susie Kennett saw to the details and her calming presence and uber talented skills were on par as always.
As the estate is vast, at 232 square acres, the bride and groom had their choice of where to celebrate their wedding ceremony. The bride and groom chose to celebrate their wedding ceremony at the tallest peak of the grounds, amidst pine trees and sea views on all sides. The ceremony space was intimate and accommodated their guests perfectly.

The stunning florals, eucalyptus and pampas grass from Florals Mallorca were a perfect accent to the tall pine trees that lined the aisle walk and natural backdrop found in Mallorca. The tone of the gold chairs with white cushions blended in perfectly with the architectural setting of the venue, a perfect aesthetic symmetry.



La Fortaleza Wedding Mallorca


La Fortaleza Wedding Mallorca

The aperitivo took place alongside the lower terrace swimming pool just beneath what would later be the party area. From a photographer’s perspective, this is the perfect backdrop for guests to linger! With mountain views in the distance, the bay of Puerto Pollensa below and the golden setting sun. Tapas were Spanish with jamón cerrano and cured cheese served in traditional ceramic style.
La Fortaleza Wedding Mallorca
As the sun began to set, the guests happily walked from the lower terrace level to the upper terrace for a stunning layout overlooking the columned pool below. The light was so perfect for a dinner entrance and the guests were seated as the sunset. Between the magic of the blue colour in the pool and the colours of the sunset, it was like being transported to a magical world.
Having photographed a few destination weddings before at La Fortaleza, I was AMAZED and literally in awe to see how Alago Events had transformed the dance floor into a glimmering ambience that could only lead to the greatest party ever. The floor was mirrored in gold and yellow lights were strung across the ceiling which gave the impression that the space was limitless and glittery.
La Fortaleza Wedding Mallorca
THE BEST PARTY EVER! HOPE YOU ENJOYED THESE IMAGES AND A PEEK INTO THIS
ICONIC MALLORCA WEDDING VENUE LA FORTALEZA! ♡

Aimee was with us every step of the way and made for an unforgettable day. Forever grateful!

– Sam & Fraser