|Weddings and the Chapel|
The Palacete de Cazulas is the ideal location to celebrate your wedding reception in the sun. Something a little different and more special. The main house and annex cottages can accommodate up to 34 persons. Local accommodation is available for additional guests and there is also a wide selection of hotels in Almuñecar where they can stay after your reception.
You have exclusive use of the property throughout your stay. The property is let on a self catering basis with staff available as required.
The gardens and terraces can accommodate up to 110 guests comfortably for the reception. The Chapel will seat up to 45 and a maximum attendance of 70 persons (the remainder standing).
Costs for weddings depend on the couples requirement and will be quoted for on request. We shall be happy to quote and advice you further regarding your very special day.
The chapel was constructed around 1890 by the De Castro family, owners of the Palacete de Cázulas and its surrounding estate since the 16th century. It's last surviving member, the Marquesa de Montenaro y Barcinas, dedicated the chapel to the Virgin of Lourdes after a pilgrimage to Lourdes cured her of cancer. She also built a small grotto beside the chapel which contains a statue of the saint.
During the Spanish Civil War (1936-9), the chapel was ransacked by republican supporters and its statue of Jesus which had been hidden in a roof, was found and burnt in the courtyard. After the war, the Marquesa returned to Cázulas and refurbished the chapel with religious artefacts from her home in Madrid, and the building resumed its role as religious centre of the estate, used for weddings, baptisms and daily services.
When the Marquesa died in 1972, the property passed into the hands of the Opus Dei and the chapel fell into disuse. In 1988 the whole estate was transferred to a local co-operative of owners/workers and, a short while later, the house, chapel and gardens were sold into private hands where they've stayed ever since.
Over the last few years the chapel has been fully restored to its former glory. A delightful statue of the Virgin of Lourdes presides over the altar which is more than two centuries old. Carved and colourful saints look down from the walls and the original plain marble font stands beside the entrance. The chapel's lofty vaulted roof and high windows provide the correct subtle lighting and atmosphere for an intimate ceremony.
Power outlets are available for extra photographic lighting or taped music.
The 'Old Olive Mill' ( El Antiguo Molino)