Casa de España is one of my favorite Old San Juan wedding venues. It was built around 1934 with a Moorish revival style. Fun fact is that the entrance fountain is a copy of one located at La Alhambra in Granada Spain. So if you love colonial style, open patios, tiles, and miradors, among other beautiful architectural details this definitely is the place for you.
Here are 6 things to consider if you are getting married at Casa de España
It get’s hot
The interior patio is so beautiful for wedding ceremonies, but keep in mind it can get hot. Make sure to have plenty of water for your guest. A hand fan comes in handy as well. After the ceremony greet them with cool refreshments.
Have a Plan B
If you plan your wedding ceremony at the open patio have a Plan B in case it rains. The library is a good spot for a backup ceremony area, but make sure everyone is on the same page to move things along in case needed.
The rooftop is totally worth it
Yes, do plan for the rooftop. It’s a totally worth it add on! Some of my favorite wedding pics have happened here. It’s also a perfect spot for pics with your weddings squad.
Make sure to plan your ceremony with daylight
Do keep an eye out for sunset times. There’s no twilight in Puerto Rico and given the enclosedness of the patio ceremonies can happen at any time with beautiful light. But, if you plan it too late you might have your wedding ceremony with mixed light (available and flash). This area in particular looks more beautiful with available light. Thus, it’s better to plan it a little early than a little late.
We can go to the streets of Old San Juan
If you plan your ceremony a little early, we can even go to the streets of Old San Juan to have your couple’s pictures after the ceremony. It just takes a little planning and you can add more variety to your wedding pictures. Old San Juan cobblestone, colorful buildings and architecture is so beautiful that to me it’s completely worth it.
Plan for a quick break for night time pictures
If you love the entrance fountain, plan on a quick 5-10 minute break after the initial protocol. This area in particular looks stunning at night.
Happy wedding planning!