my natural wedding

Ilda & John


Wedding Ceremony & Reception

Cortijo Ronda

Saturday 24th September 2022
At 5.30 PM in Southern Spain, we’ll gather and say ‘I do!’
Then we’ll feast and party the night away, so pack your dancing shoes!

– The ground is uneven at times, wear stiletto’s at your own risk!

– Although we’re getting married in Spain, it may get chilly when the sun goes down – do bring something to wrap up & keep warm


Cortijo Ronda

Carretera Ardales Ronda, Spain


Without all of our favourite people our big day wouldn’t be the same.
So we really hope you can make it to our wedding in sunny Spain!

Please reply by 31st May 2022

Other Events

After-Wedding Gathering

Sunday 25th September 2023

We’d love for you to join us, for a ‘After-Wedding Gathering’ the next day; as we continue the celebrations for the new Mr and Mrs! 

Time and Location to follow

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Helpful Information


As the capital city of the ever-popular Costa del Sol, Malaga is home to some of Spain’s most stunning coastline. From its stunning port and beautiful old town, to its multitude of quirky galleries and tapas bars; it’s easy to see why it’s considered Andalusia’s leading cultural and historical hub. Let’s not forget the fact that it’s sunny almost all year round!

We would advise you to stay in Ronda, a beautiful Spanish town only 10 minutes from the wedding venue.  This is where other events will be occurring. Ronda is a mountaintop city in Spain’s Malaga province that’s set dramatically above a deep gorge. This gorge (El Tajo) separates the city’s circa-15th-century new town from its old town, dating to Moorish rule.

Transfer for Guests

The nearest airport to Ronda is Malaga Airport (AGP)

How to get from Malaga to Ronda?

– Rent a car. Car is the fastest (1h 20 min) and most convenient option. These are some car hire companies:

– Share a taxi / Uber. If your flights are around the same time, why not share a taxi?

– Public transport. Bus or Train from Malaga.

Bus: Traveling by bus between Malaga and Ronda is a great option. Since there are two companies offering this service, there are a lot of bus options:
Damas offers 7 daily buses. The trip takes between 2 h and 2 h 45 min. Expect to pay around 11€.
Avanzabus offers 4 buses per day. The journey lasts between 2 h 30 min and 3h. One ticket costs around 13€.

Train: Renfe is actually running one daily direct train between Malaga and Ronda. The trip lasts 2 h and one ticket costs 15€.
To search and book train tickets, go to

Things to do in & around Ronda

Ronda has been declared a historic and cultural site and thrills visitors whose first impression is the Puente Nuevo bridge spanning the river Guadalevín and offering stunning views of the city. We strongly recommend enjoying this view in the so-called “magic hour”, the time at sunset when the sky takes on a dark hue and the city lights turn on.

The Real Maestranza de Caballería de Ronda is a must. It was founded by local nobility in 1572 during the reign of Philip II of Spain to practice jousting tournaments and train horses. Bullfighting was introduced in the eighteenth century. Today, it continues to be dedicated to classic dressage events and celebrates the famous “Corrida Goyesca” bullfight every year in early September. It is open to visitors to look around inside.

While Arab baths can be found in many parts of Spain, the best preserved ones in Europe are in Ronda. The baths are located in the former Jewish quarter, next to the old Puerta de la Puente (no longer standing) and close to the river to take advantage of its waters.

Mondragón Palace is home to the Ronda Municipal Museum but is a gem in its own right. It is a Mudéjar-Renaissance building founded in the Al-Andalus period, where King Abd Malik took up residence in the fourteenth century. A few years later, when the Catholic Monarchs took the city in 1485 (they themselves inhabited it during their time there), it passed to Melchor de Mondragón. In 2006 it opened its doors to visitors with a collection of artistic and historical works that can be toured today.

Puente Nuevo is not the only spectacular vantage point in town. Ronda is full of places where you can look out and enjoy stunning views of the city: Mirador de los Viajeros Románticos, Mirador de Aldehuela, Mirador del Paseo Blas Infante, Mirador de los Reyes Católicos… thanks to its geographical position and defensive walled enclave, Ronda is packed with vertigo-inducing sites.

If you’re wondering what to do in Ronda and you love nature, there’s no shortage of options exploring the highlands and nearby areas, surrounded by rocky formations and fresh greenery. Ronda boasts three nature parks, Sierra de las Nieves, Los Alcornocales, and Grazalema, but there are also many protected natural areas with a diversity of plants and animals of great value. They include the Hidalga, Oreganal and Blanquilla mountain ranges, the Garganta del Arroyo del Cupil gorge, Sijuela Valley, the Merinos-Cancho de la Pepa range, Cueva de la Pileta, with its cave paintings (National Monument), the Sanguijuela-Salinas mountain range and the Reales de Sierra Bermeja nature area.
Among the wildlife we can find in these places is a wide variety of birds of prey such as eagles, hawks and owls, and mammal species like the wildcat, roe, Egyptian mongoose and others.

The cultural heritage is extraordinary and ranges from traces of the first prehistoric settlers to leave us their dolmens (such as La Planilla, on the UNESCO World Heritage list) to Roman remains like the Acinipo site and the untold wealth of the Arab legacy still so strongly present. All this makes up the different architectural and monumental pieces that the passage of time has bequeathed throughout each age and which can be visited.


These hotels in Ronda are good options, although there are great deals on AirBnB.

We can't wait to celebrate with you

Ilda & John x



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