The Church

The main Catholic church in Nerja is the “El Salvador” which is located right in the town centre next to the Balcon de Europa. The parish priest is Father Petre who will perform ceremonies in English. To marry officially in the Catholic church at least one of you must be Catholic (baptised). Your marriage certificate will be registered in the town hall in Nerja the next working day after the wedding then handed to you or, sent to you by post if you´re no longer in resort.

There are two other churches which are popular for weddings. One in Frigiliana, The San Antonio de Padua and one in Maro, Iglesia de Ntra. Sra. de las Maravillas  (The church of Our Lady of Wonders). See here for info on these churches.

The ceremony cost is 270€. This does not include floral decorations or live musicians . Click here to see prices for details) . The church does have a music system which you can plug a phone in to.

Non Catholics can have an Anglican blessing in the church (this is not officially recognised so you´d need to marry in your home country first). Cost for this is 150€ to use the church and 400€ for the Anglican chaplain to perform the ceremony.

  • Ceremonies usually last approx 40/45 mins with communion any day except Saturdays and Mondays
  • Ceremony times 4 and 5.30pm
  • Ceremony cost: 270€
  • Classical or religious music is allowed
  • You can bring over your own priest to perform the ceremony (must be ordained), and your own musicians
  • Natural rose petals allowed for confetti
  • No official dress code

Location El Salvador Church

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