Wedding services provided: help organising local organisation such as flowers, hairdressers, cars, etc.
Suitable locations inside the venue for wedding photography: yes; XVII'th century mansion with typical Spanish courtyard, etc.
Local picturesque areas suitable for wedding photography: yes, the historic old town of Marbella and nearby areas
Venue special features: classical XVII'th century mansion with original columns and well in the courtyard, beautiful decor: traditional features mixed with modern ones
Venue History: Hotel Claude Marbella used to be the residence of Napoleon III's wife Eugenia de Montijo. The property belonged to her great grandparents. In the late 19th century the builder and architect of the Suez Canal also lived here. In the late 20th century the house belonged to Claude Devoize who was an opera singer and the house was an artist's club where she used to perform. When Claude passed away, her husband Juan Berjano closed the doors and never set foot into this magic place until he later married Maria Victoria Poll del Bosque (a painter: check out the breakfast menus to admire her aquarel) and her son Fran-Josef had the fabulous idea to refurbish the place and convert it into a little boutique hotel. His wife Maria and himself used their imagination and years of travelling and staying in hotels to make this place very special and unique. Once the property was refurbished and renovated (it took 5 years) Juan set foot into the house again and approved as he says that the atmosphere of the past has been kept touching it up with all the modern comfort. He now often comes back to the house and sits in the patio or on the charming roof terrace and lets his memories fly. Franz-Josef's sister Desiree manages the hotel and has put her personal touch to it by telling her stories and she is planning to organise cultural events at the property. In 2009 Hotel Claude won "Best Small Hotel in Europe" (hotels up to 50 rooms) by the CNBC poperty awards and also the Conde Nast "top 100" awards (USa publication) and most recently the Conde Nast "Gold List" for one of 15 top urban hotels in Spain.
Other information: The hotel can be hired out exclusively for family and friends.
Wedding Trivia: Engagement Length The average engagement period is 16 months, which is up from 11 months in 1990.