As a couple living in the UK, we didn't know much about wedding venues in Spain but after looking online and visiting a number while on holiday, we knew immediately that we had found the perfect venue in Fain Viejo.
Beautifully decorated and luxurious, yet understated and unpretentious, the hacienda was like nowhere we had ever been. This combined with the spectacular gardens, quirky animals and warmth and charm of owner Ana, completely won us over. We left knowing we must overcome any logistics to make our wedding happen there!
With no wedding planner and limited Spanish, we relied heavily upon Ana who went above and beyond our expectations. Even on the day of our wedding when the car was having some trouble getting started, Ana's husband Alvaro kindly offered us his own car as back up (thankfully we did not need it!). They are the most kind and gracious hosts.
We had an incredible time and were delighted that our guests loved Fain Viejo as much as we do. If you're looking for class, style, amazing hospitality and exquisite food (all seasonal local produce) in a fairy tale setting, you can't get any better.
Thank you Ana, Alvaro and your amazing team. Fain Viejo will always have a special place in our hearts.
Hacienda Fain Viejo was the perfect place to have our destination wedding! The tasteful house and lovely gardens & grounds were so gorgeous and full of history. We rented out the hacienda for an entire week, with our 2-day wedding events held towards the end of the week. It was an ideal location to use as a base for our friends and family to explore the beautiful Andalusia region.
Ana & her staff were wonderful & accommodating. Every morning began with a delicious breakfast at Hacienda Fain Viejo, followed by a full day of exploration, and ending with the best of times spent in either the beautiful courtyard, the well-appointed library room, or by the cozy couch near the staircase. Our guests were also particularly fond of all the various animals that roamed the hacienda grounds (peacocks, pigs, donkey, chickens etc!). In addition, the food served during the night of our Welcome reception and the Wedding banquet was delicious. We absolutely loved the hacienda and had so many wonderful memories spent in this lovely house.
Thank you Ana and staff for your wonderful hospitality! We hope to return one day!
We celebrated a very special occasion hosting over 100 guests in this amazing venue. The meticulous attention to detail by the hosts was apparent in every aspect of our stay, from the immaculate upkeep of the property and grounds right down to the table decoration. We viewed similar locations that didn't have the character or charm of this truly authentic hacienda. The staff were warm and friendly, the diversity of the menu was exceptional , all seasonal local produce with a very modern twist. Ana and Alvaro were at the end of the phone whenever we needed them and were always ready to listen, incorporate our ideas and accommodate our requests. Their recommendations for local suppliers were invaluable. I couldn't recommend this venue enough.
Soon after I got engaged to my now wife who is from Cadiz, we visited some potential wedding venues in the area and I was very excited to discover that one of the most beautiful venues in Europe happened to be located close to her home town. Fain Viejo is stunning. There is style and quality all throughout the hacienda and it is apparent that this is due to Ana's great taste, sharp eye, and attention to detail.
It is ideal for a foreign wedding. It serves as a cosy base for the wedding party without feeling like a hotel. My family arrived over from Ireland and we all stayed in Fain and in one of the villas across the road. We spent a relaxing day before the wedding chilling by the pool before exploring the town of Arcos.
Ana was a joy to work with. I thought we would have to hire a wedding planner as we are based in the UK but Ana organised everything from food to decorations. On the day of the wedding, the staff were first class. The whole operation in Fain is super professional.
We would love to return for a short stay in the future.
We got married at Fain Viejo in September 2017 and genuinely could not have chosen a more idyllic venue – Fain Viejo is an absolutely stunning place!
You walk into the courtyard and are instantly hit by the venue’s understated luxury and rustic charm. It strikes the balance perfectly between an authentic Spanish hacienda and 5 star boutique hotel. You could stay at Fain Viejo for weeks and continue to come across quirky parts of the building or grounds which you’ve not come across before giving the place a very unique character.
As you can only hire the whole venue (not the individual rooms), you don’t have to worry about bumping into other random guests and the whole party can relax in private. The pool is huge, there’s an array of animals roaming around the grounds and each room has its own individual features. The food is delicious and locally sourced where possible (much of it in the hacienda’s own grounds), and the service impeccable.
Ana (the owner) and her staff were the perfect hosts – always in the background and available if required but never obtrusive allowing you to enjoy your stay in peace. I can’t praise Fain Viejo enough and only wish we could re-live our stay again tomorrow!
The history and exquisite decor of Fain Viejo immediately attracted us. We knew we had found our dream wedding location once we entered the Fain's wooden doors and first glimpsed at the inside courtyard with it's coi pond. It is the perfect fusion of a classic Andalucian setting and worldly decor.
Our wedding was everything we dreamed of due to Ana's wonderful planning and attention to detail. We were only left craving for more time to create more memories there. We shall return!
Pictures are not enough to describe what a special place this is, and the website certainly does not do it justice! It was the setting of our beautiful wedding weekend for 60+ guests. We were able to house our family in Fain Viejo, and had the option of nearby accommodation for all other friends and family. The best part is that Ana and her team were always available to answer questions, and welcomed us to Fain Viejo with warmth and friendliness. Our guests did not stop commenting on how beautiful the place is, and how much they adored our wonderful host Ana.
In the lead up to our special day, Ana responded quickly to our questions and worked with us to make our requests possible. She was responsible for so much of our wedding: the catering, table flowers, lighting, staging, liaising with local vendors and suppliers etc.
About the property:
- There are 10 rooms, all laid out differently. Each room has its own bathroom and air conditioning.
- Wifi is available at different speeds depending on where you are on the property. Reliable for the most part, but honestly there’s so much to experience that wifi isn’t going to be an issue.
- Breakfast was provided to us each morning, a really yummy spread of local fruits and produce, eggs, cold meats and cheeses, breads etc.
- There is a lovely pool and it’s awesome in warmer months. Also possible to have a bar tender there if you request (additional fees for that)
- There is a lot happening on the property: vineyards, olive trees, fruit trees, so many animals - great for kids... and adults! It makes for an interesting place to explore, with every turn offering a slightly different adventure.
- Location wise it is around 10-12 min driving from the town. There aren’t any shops or amenities in the immediate area surrounding it, with the nearest neighbouring property being another house and the golf course. This wasn’t an issue but important to note.
We booked this property without ever seeing it, and when we finally did see it Fain Viejo exceeded our expectations in every way possible. If you are planning a special event, please seriously consider this as an option as it is magical beyond words!