The World’s First Super-yacht Hotel

luxirious-romance-2The Sunborn exclusive yacht hotel in Gibraltar is the last word in luxury for couples in search of an unforgettable celebration in a truly unique location.

Gibraltar is a prime location for weddings, not only due to its warm climate and beautiful scenery, but also because it constitutes the only location in southern Spain where couples can legally tie the knot. As such, just about all hotels on The Rock have fabulous wedding packages for newlyweds-to-be. The latest addition to this group is The Sunborn, a yacht hotel providing around

15,500 square metres of beautifully designed rooms over eight floors and incorporating elegant guest accommodation with panoramic views, restaurants, leisure areas, and events facilities. Equipped to five-star luxury standards, the yacht is tailor-made for its Mediterranean mooring and sits elegantly in Gibraltar’s Ocean Village marina. The hotel makes a fabulous and super-glamorous setting for the most special of occasions. Wedding ceremonies can take place on board the yacht itself, be it on one of the yacht’s beautiful sun-kissed decks or in its ballroom – the locations are numerous. With plenty of options to suit every size and type of event – from intimate family gatherings to elaborate celebrations for up to 400 guests – it’s a rare opportunity to turn the ultimate fantasy wedding into spectacular reality.

There’s space aplenty for weddings on board the hotel with excellent event facilities, which can be combined for larger events. If you’re considering a large-scale wedding, then the grand ballroom and banqueting hall creates a dramatic setting for special occasions. With 5.3 metre high ceilings and capacity for 400 guests, the room has intuitive lighting that can be altered to suit your colour scheme. It also has four chandeliers made entirely from Swarovski crystals, which are controlled by the boat’s technical team and can be manoeuvred to your requirement. Guests can gather in the yacht’s spacious lobby bar, which serves delicious cocktails shaken by expert mixologists, for a pre-ceremony drink. For those looking for a more laid-back affair, the spacious top-deck restaurant with al fresco terrace is a magical venue. Complete with retractable roof and floor-to-ceiling folding glass doors, it provides an elegant backdrop for a special gathering – under the sun or beneath the stars, the Sky Restaurant holds up to 400 guests. At the back of the yacht, the relaxed top floor sky bar and sun deck sets the scene perfectly for a memorable cocktail party for your guests.

luxirious-romance-1A stay aboard Sunborn Gibraltar offers visitors a rare treat. Inside, the yacht provides all the quality and comfort of a top hotel. Guest suites are light, spacious and luxurious with views of the Rock, sea and marina, whilst public areas are outstanding. To enable guests to make the most of the amazing vistas, each room features sliding wall-to-wall floor-to-ceiling picture windows which flood the rooms with light and, in most cases, open on to a private balcony or terrace area. Elegant, contemporary fabrics and furnishings are used throughout all guest rooms, with bespoke storage and bathroom fittings designed to create a fabulous five-star finish. For the bridal couple, the hotel’s Super Yacht Penthouse Bridal Suite represents the ultimate in super yacht luxury. This opulent living space spans 74 square metres and occupies a prime sunset and sea-facing position on the sixth deck, with an extensive private terrace with outdoor furniture and sun loungers, plus panoramic sea and marina views where an intimate champagne reception can be held. The penthouse suitetakes the pursuit of luxury to its logical conclusion and is a magical location for newly-weds’ first night together.

The hotel’s culinary team further upholds five-star standards. The restaurant’s skilled international chefs make creative use of the best ingredients to provide signature dishes that change with the seasons. With creative flair, the team will help to create a deliciously unique menu for weddings that will suit all palates and purse strings. Exotic dishes including Carpaccio of Marinated Lamb with Tzatziki, Pan Fried Red Mullet with Black Olive Polenta and Baby Fennel and Yoghurt Panna Cotta with Lemon Custard are just a few of the flavoursome favourites from the yacht’s creative cuisine. However, they are equally comfortable with the classics such as Green Asparagus, Poached Free Range Egg, Wild Mushroom Risotto with Rocket Salad and Truffle Foam and Dark Chocolate Mousse with Salted Caramel. The team is happy to guide you and your guests through a gastronomic experience to remember on your wedding day. 

The Sunborn Super Yacht provides a unique luxury wedding experience that is hard to create; your fairy-tale wedding is quickly transformed into reality thanks to the accommodating ‘anything is possible’ attitude. Being Gibraltar’s only five-star venue, the hotel has met with a huge demand for weddings and is already taking bookings for Spring 2017. They expertly combine the high-value associated with luxury yachts with a modern five-star hotel atmosphere, complemented by their friendly team who make guests feel at home from the moment they step on-board. This, fused with Gibraltar’s numerous attributes as a brilliant get-away location, makes a wedding on board essential for anybody looking to create a memorable occasion in a truly luxurious setting.

To enquire about creating your dream wedding on The Sunborn please contact the on-board wedding planner, Laura Dodson:
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