An opulent resort set in 20 acres of palms, banana trees, roses, bougainvillea and bird-song, the Es Saadi Gardens & Resort is an oasis of Moroccan splendour in the heart of Marrakech’s Golden Triangle. Couples looking for an exotic and truly magical spot in which to begin their lives together need look no further. Es Saadi’s striking setting looking out onto the snow-capped Atlas Mountains, near the bustling souks and Jemaa El Fnaa square, is the ideal location for a truly unique and glamourous destination wedding.
The resort offers something for all, whether it’s an intimate setting or large reception. Es Saadi can offer weddings in their Palace, in one of the restaurants, the spa or overlooking the lush and exotic gardens. Once the venue is selected, an expert and dedicated team will be on hand to meet all your needs. They will be there to take away all the stress of planning a wedding so you can relax in the beautiful surroundings and enjoy your magical day. Your wedding breakfast cuisine will be carefully crafted to your chosen menu, whether you chose a traditional feast or more contemporary take, the resort can cater to all needs.
This majestic palace offers 92 suites, but the ultimate romantic bridal suit must be one of the 10 private luxury villas dotted around the gardens. Each of the 10 private Villas are perched elegantly in their own beautiful exotic gardens, and are spacious, light and dressed in smartly with Oriental architecture. And each of the individually designed villas offers something unique. The Berber villa, made from ochre clay in the traditional Berber style, is hung with handicrafts and opens onto a lovely secluded garden, while villa Favourite has sumptuously carved ceilings, a Murano glass table and lights. The Maharaja’s villa has a wall filled with bronze deities collected from India. Each villa also comes with its own gardens, heated swimming pool, electric cart and private butler.
Es Saadi, means “Le Bienheureux” or “The happy one”, and was created in 1966 by owner and founder Jean Bauchet, who developed Paris’ famed Moulin Rouge. This fashionable and historical destination has played host to Princess Margaret, Leo DiCaprio, Pierre Balmain and The Rolling Stones. Each detail feels authentic. Guests are invited to wander down blooming garden paths to relish lagoon-style pools replete with ancient Roman columns, or through the Palace’s Assyrian lounge with its winged horses and Swarovski crystal-tipped red velvet sofas – all the time soaking in the grandeur and glory of old world Moroccan style.
The Es Saadi is set in the Golden Triangle of Marrakech, built among 20 acres of beautifully landscaped gardens is only a short stroll from the bustling souks and Jemaa El Fnaa square, creating a perfect oasis to escape the crowds, whilst still being in the heart of the action. The Palace Hotel is a luxurious haven, and after a hectic day in the Medina there is no better place to unwind and take a moment to savour the memories and glory of this remarkable destination. A double room in the hotel starts at £100 a night in low season. A junior suite in the Palace starts at £455 a night in low season. Villas start at £781 a night. Buffet breakfast included. Free Wi-Fi.