Lavish and Luxurious: The Castilla Termal Monastery of Valbuena

The Castilla Termal Monasterio de Valbuena is perhaps the finest combination of classical architecture and modern innovation in Spain. Located a mere two hours from Madrid, and situated amongst the beautiful rolling valleys of the Ribera del Duero in the northern province of Burgos, this exclusive 5* hotel has earned its indomitable reputation. The setting for the grand Castilla Termal is a converted 12th century Cistercian monastery – a venue steeped in culture and history, and with picturesque panoramic views of the surrounding countryside. Restorative works have maintained the building’s grandiose façade, but have also allowed for the renovation of the grounds and chambers into a sophisticated and elegant events venue. With 79 spacious rooms, and capacity for 350 guests, it is absolutely perfect for a Destination Wedding!

Beyond this, the Castilla Termal is more than a luxury hotel – it is also home to a highly-acclaimed spa complex which exceeds 2,000 square metres in size, and boasts of an impressive 16 treatment rooms, and several thermal pools. With exclusive guest usage, it is unlikely that one could find a better place to relax before an event as stressful as a wedding. And the list of special features does not end here. The Castilla Termal also has several on-site restaurants – including the Cafeteria La Cilla, which comes complete with a terrace – an exclusive winery, a gym, and an extensive 4.5 hectares of land replete with spices and organic foodstuffs.

However, perhaps the most appealing amenity for couples considering the Castilla Termal as a wedding venue is its completely inclusive bridal package. Many luxurious wedding destinations offer the services of an in-house planner – this venue goes several steps further. Not only providing catering, a place for the ceremony and reception, and decoration, the Castilla Termal Hotel bridal service includes a photographer, music, transport, and even hair and makeup on the morning of the wedding. Resultantly, there is plenty of time to enjoy the spa and grounds in the knowledge that highly-skilled professionals are taking care of every meticulous detail, to deliver an unforgettable wedding.

But the Hotel Castilla Thermal is more than just the sum of its parts; whilst it surely checks every box on any couple’s list, with its inclusive services and almost palatial appearance, its true strength comes in the ambience created by the culmination of all of its features. And this atmosphere is one of utter quality, of sheer splendour, and of absolute grandeur. The scintillating views are enough to make anyone feel awestruck, and its illustrious gardens and surrounding land create a true sense of liberation and freedom. There is a certain magic to the venue, with its ancient roots and majestic architecture, and this, coupled with the contemporary features, means the Castilla Thermal will fulfill the dreams of every person who steps inside.

With exclusivity come exclusive prices, and yet the amount bridal couples are expected to pay is not exorbitant at all, particularly upon consideration of what they receive in return. Typically, a wedding menu will cost anywhere between €130 and €450, dependent on your preferences, but this includes a tailored feast for the wedding party that will ruin other food for life! And with all aspects of the wedding organised in one place, the complete lack of the usual stress and exhaustion that comes with planning this big day is absolutely worth the money.

By hosting their wedding with the Castilla Termal Monasterio de Valbuena, any and every couple is guaranteed to have the experience of a lifetime, and a few days that they will never forget. Rich in culture, and in a stunning countryside location, the Hotel Castilla Termal comes with Zankyou’s highest endorsement – anyone searching for their ideal Spanish wedding venue need not look any further. Where could be better!

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