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Mrs. Plane Jane’s wedding isn’t for you? If you want to have a sensational experience on your big day and leave a lasting impression on your guests, our selection should appeal to you. Intimate, poetic, or unusual, we take you on a journey to discover 6 dream locations, a far cry from the conventions of traditional wedding venues.

Whether it’s in the city or the countryside, your big day must be celebrated in a place with character. For those seeking the unusual at all costs, this may involve getting married on a canoe, in a circus tent, or – why not – on top of a mountain. For most of us, it’s simply about a place with an extra touch of soul that infuses a good dose of magic into the most beautiful day of our lives. From the north to the south of Morocco, our editorial team has selected 6 original and inspiring “wedding venues.” However, be warned, some of them might surprise your guests.

A mediterranean palace  

For fans of the “Moroccan Riviera,” the Banyan Tree Tamouda Bay is an idyllic location nestled between the Rif Mountains and sandy beaches, between Tetouan and Tangier. With its breathtaking views of the sea and the region’s pristine landscapes, this hotel, built on 25 hectares, offers an exceptional setting and numerous options for your various ceremonies. Its many villas, all with private pools, have the advantage of allowing guests to enjoy a comfortable and refined stay. And that’s not the only advantage of this hotel with Andalusian flair. A cocoon of serenity and exotic sensuality, the spa is perfect for the beauty and relaxation ritual of the bride and her friends before the big day. As for the ceremony, we suggest leaving the reception hall behind and getting married in the great outdoors! Bring your guests to one of the magnificent outdoor spaces of the establishment, such as its famous soft, sandy beach.

Banyan Tree Tamouda Bay, route nationale 13, Oued Negro, Fnideq
Tél. : +212 5 39 66 99 99

A villa with a rich history

Are you up for a romantic experience in the heights of Tangier? With its style reminiscent of the palaces of the French Riviera, its gentle way of life, French service, and 10 rooms with elegant decor resembling an art gallery (paintings, porcelain, Persian carpets, crystal chandeliers), Villa Joséphine takes you on a journey… into the past! It’s also impossible not to be charmed by its magnificent tropical garden and pool overlooking the Strait of Gibraltar. In this chic and retro residence, how about a nod to the past with a 1930s theme ?

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231, rue Sidi Mesmoudi (Vieille Montagne), Tanger
Tél. +212 5 39 33 45 35

An inspiring camp

If you have a bohemian spirit, forget conventional wedding venues, and opt for the majesty of the rocky landscape of the Agafay Desert. Located just a stone’s throw from Marrakech, it has been attracting attention for some time now. Its vast expanses were recently trodden by Yves Saint-Laurent models for his new men’s collection, and a VIP dinner was held there during the presentation of Louis Vuitton’s luxury jewelry collection. Among the camps in this “Marrakech desert,” hidden behind an imposing entrance resembling a traditional kasbah, we choose the White Camel. We suggest you hire a wedding planner to perfect all the details (flowers, bohemian decor, sunset cocktail, festive menu) of this magical moment where time seems to stand still. As for accommodation? Camping for everyone, provided the wedding remains an intimate gathering. The camp has 10 lodges and 20 tents, all carefully furnished with natural materials and a minimalist decor with Berber inspirations. The newlyweds will, of course, enjoy the royal suite, which includes a private pool and a panoramic view of the Agafay Desert’s terrain.

The White Camel, commune d’Agafay
Tél. +212 6 61 77 67 66 et +212 6 66 36 71 10

A haven of peace in souss

Does a rustic wedding appeal to you? Head to Dar al Hossoun in Taroudant. Here, it’s definitely all about the garden. Designed in an old olive grove by landscape architects Eric Ossart and Arnaud Maurières, it is stunningly diverse. You’ll find a unique collection of rare plants from deserts and arid areas around the world: agaves, kalanchoes, aloes, cacti, euphorbias, and opuntias. It’s perfect for organizing an evening wedding lit by lanterns. For rest after a long night of festivities, the newlyweds and guests (up to 50 people) will settle into cozy rooms and suites, spread throughout the property. This ensures tranquility and privacy. To make the most of the surrounding beauty, it’s recommended to plan your big day in the spring or autumn.

Dar al Hossoun, BP 1157, Taroudant
Tél. : 05 28 85 34 76 – 06 65 02 82 74

A desert encampment

The most adventurous can also have an extraordinary wedding in the dunes of Erg Chegaga. For a simple celebration in tune with nature, check out Azalaï Desert Camp. Accessible by 4×4 from M’hamid El Ghizlane, this chic campsite has only 7 tents (yes, only…): it’s a top VIP wedding! Before sitting down to eat, treat your loved ones to a camel ride on the dunes for sunset! By nightfall, the desert experience and the feeling of being alone in the world will be worth sacrificing all the glitz and glamor. There’s no need to overdo the decor or makeup: everything here inspires simplicity. To celebrate your love under a star-studded sky, note that the camp is only accessible from September to May. To extend the pleasure of being together, Azalaï Experience also plans to combine this unique moment with a stay in their Desert Lodge, located in the heart of the Zagora palm grove. In short, it’s the perfect opportunity to share a lovely discovery in one of the world’s largest palm groves, stretching nearly 200 km along the Drâa Valley.

Azalaï Desert Camp, Erg Chegaga, commune de Mhamid,  province de Zagora
Tél. : +212 6 61 16 43 94

Azalaï Desert Lodge, douar Tissergate, commune rurale de Ternata, province de Zagora
Tél. +212 6 61 16 43 94

A place with a unique twist !

And if you chose to say “I do” in a 100% natural setting to break away from the beaten path? We suggest you take the road to Marrakech and enter Cactus Thiemann. At the heart of a dazzling 7-hectare cacti field, an open-air event space will allow you to create a wedding venue in your own image. The extra bonus? During the day, be sure to arrange a professional photo shoot, given the surrounding scenery. Since Cactus Thiemann currently offers only an event space, you will need to plan to host your guests in a Marrakech hotel.

Cactus Thiemann, km 10, route de Casablanca
Tél. : 05 25 05 18 – 06 61 61 49 01

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