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WEDDING VENUES 2017 in Marrakech

Planning a wedding?  Planning an exotic wedding? You should think Marrakesh!

Marrakesh, no better place on earth to indulge in wonderful colours, prints, romantic settings, luxury venues and dreams under a nightblue sky filled with a 1000 stars...

Our top venues to plan your wedding. 

Some are bohemian, some are a 1001 night proof and some are just beyond your wildest dreams.

They all promise you one thing. 

The start of a story together. 

After that, its your job to fill the pages of the book... 

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ok, can we caunt Essaouira in too? 

Essaouira... beach weddings, words carried away by the wind. Sand, wild unspoiled beaches ...

1. Essaouira - Villa Anouk

Marrakech top wedding venues 2017-2018 - Coco's choice

If you are a luxury nomad, with your heart drifting between old romantic souvenirs , Wabi-sabi simplicity with a twist

and refined luxury, settled in an authentic Berber countryside that is screaming out loud 'authentic wedding shoots' then this is absolutely your place to tie the knots!

To give you an idea on how romantic a Villa Anouk wedding can be, look at gorgeous shoot by

Stefanie Kapra Photography



Villa Anouk

      Address: R301, Morocco   contact them through the site.

2. Essaouira (Sidi Kaouki) - La Mouette et le Dromadaire

Marrakech top wedding venues 2017-2018 - Coco's choice

Think Boho - Beach - wild and unspoiled beach. This setting is another hidden gem to have the wedding of your dream if you love bohemian settings and beach life. Patricia and her team have really nailed it when it comes to raw, authentic charm on the beach in Sidi Kaouki.

You will not find the comfort of a hotel, but you find all the rest that matters to you and your loved one!

La mouette et le Dromadaire


Sidi Kaouki 44125, Morocco    tel.00 212 (0)6 7844 9212

3. Essaouira - Dar Caravane

Marrakech top wedding venues 2017-2018 - Coco's choice

If you think weddings are about fantastic food, pools and parties. 

Dar Caravane knows how to throw a Party. Don't even question the know how of Didier and his team. 

I keep referring to Dar Caravane in every top I make, but that's because this place offers such a wide range on possibilities! Be it a day out at the pool, a lunch , an event of a party...

Dar Caravane


Km 1 Route D'Agadir, Essaouira 44000, Morocco


+212 5247-84804

4. Marrakech - Berber Lodge

Marrakech top wedding venues 2017-2018 - Coco's choice

photo credit Berber Lodge

If you are familiar with

the Coco's Caractère Selection

you will know about Ethnic chic. This place has it all when you are this kind of couple. Your wedding could not be more in style breathing authentic Berber charm out of every pore. Totally hip, minimalistic and classy at the same time.  When the


team is involved and brands like

Couleur Locale

are a fan, then you know this is all about becoming one of the new it places. You can set the trend with your wedding :)

Berber Lodge


Douar Oumnes, Tamesloth, Marrakech   

5. Marrakech - Jnane Tamsna

Marrakech top wedding venues 2017-2018 - Coco's choice

photo credit Jnane Tamsna

Jnane Tamsna , you could call it the creation of Meryanne Loum-Martin. This although is partly true as her husband is also involved in the design and the holistic view on the concept of the splendid garden. We however are totally in love with the creativity of Meryanne. Every party, in to the smallest detail is part of her vision on this beautiful place. It's fairytale like and a 100% 1001 night proof wedding venue.

Jnane Tamsna


Douar Abiad, Palmeraie, Marrakesh 40000, Morocco

6. Marrakech - Scarabeo Camp

Marrakech top wedding venues 2017-2018 - Coco's choice

photo credit Scarabeo Camp

As close to a desert feeling you can get without crossing the High Atlas.  The Agafay desert just outside Marrakech is THE place for some luxurious Glampings and Scarabeo is one of these that manage to keep the balance between authentic desert solitude and refined luxury.  You will have a real nomad wedding under a million stars!

Scarabeo Camp


P2020, Morocco  tel.

+212 662-800823

7. Marrakech - Le Jardin Secret

Marrakech top wedding venues 2017-2018 - Coco's choice

What about places within the Medina? Well..Le Jardin Secret might not come to mind when you think about wedding settings, but this place offers you stunning views on Marrakech and surroundings from the second highest tower in town after the Koutoubia Mosque.  Including a more than perfect garden with an ecological and ancient restored water system. A place with a history and a future.

If you look for 'something else' have a look and go for it. They don't open the venue at night unless for private events and this might just be your wedding!

Le Jardin Secret


184 Rue Mouassine, Marrakesh, Morocco

8. Marrakech - El Fenn

Marrakech top wedding venues 2017-2018 - Coco's choice

photo credit El Fenn

A little luxery, a lot of attitude and personal style for this gem in the Medina.  This little 'village' is ready to make your marriage one to remember into the smallest detail. I always think everyone knows El Fenn but in reality it's surprising how many people don't and they get completely overwhelmed by the daring beauty of it.

El Fenn


Derb Moulay Abdullah Ben Hezzian, 2, Marrakesh 40000, Morocco

9. Marrakech - Peacock Pavilions

Marrakech top wedding venues 2017-2018 - Coco's choice

photo credit Peacock Pavilions

Some places are just so well designed that you don't need to add anything to have your dream location for a wedding. It's not easy to label Peacock. It has its own unique style. A blend that seems to mix and match in one unique way that carries Maryam's personal signature.

A dream spot for many and a yearly place to return and de-stress for some lucky ones.  Why not make it the start of your story together?

Peacock Pavilions


km 18 route N9 Marrakech,Douar Ladaam, Morocco

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BRUNCH BY THE POOL The Essaouira top 5

There are plenty of reasons to stay more than a day in Essaouira. There is much more to discover than the Medina, the harbour and the beach boulevard. Ask any one living here and they come up with a liiiist that could fill your month of holiday with ease.
But, how do we, the locals (or pretend to be locals) like to spend a day when we are off?


Marrakech is becoming more and more an international metropolis to be reckoned.

A Metropolis influenced by international trends that local youngsters embrace and enjoy together with expats and tourists.

On the other hand, we are happy to notice new trends that re-enforce and re-define the Moroccan heritage. The skills and the things that we all love about Moroccan culture.

Here are the 5 new hypes we think are here to stay!

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1) bye bye colour overload hello minimalism.

Marrakech,Marrakesh, trending

LRNCE  Ethnic minimalism we love

photo by Laurence

No, don't panic! We're not saying Marrakesh is turning into some cool and all white, Nordic kind of town, but we do notice these last months more and more that fashion found a Moroccan answer to the



Simple, architectural lines combined with ethnic details.

When brands like

Max & Jan

Marrakech have an all white, simple and sleek line in their Summer collection I think we have to consider this trend as a stayer and we love it.

Not everyone wants to wear the colours and Ibiza style but almost every man and women falls head over heals for the comfy loose fit of Moroccan Djellabah's, Caftans and harem pants.

2) The all time favourite Barbershop gets pimped.

Marrakech,Marrakesh, trending

Thr stylish Barber in Guéliz next to Vert Midi.

When we mentioned to an investor 3 years ago the potential we saw in redefining the old art of 'il barbieri' he had a good laugh.  I would like to see his face now, when one stylish Barber/beard shop after the other is opening up.  Totally our style and totally on trend. After all who does not like a well trimmed beard or moustache?

3) Middle East Money and luxury hotel chains.

After the opening of the Mandarin Oriental in 2015 it's waiting for the Hyatt.

But... we have our sources and we know that the Arab world is investing in Marrakech.

Oil money for some brand new lifestyle concept hotels. The top of the Arab world will soon have their own favourite spots in and around Marrakech to reside. 

4) Tagine version 2.0

Marrakech,Marrakesh, trending

This place will be opening in Fall and we have high expectations :) on a new approach on Moroccan cuisine

Marrakech is turning green, Eco, bio. Health stores, vegetarian lunch spots that go beyond taking the meat out of your plate, are becoming a fast growing range of restaurants, Our favourite without any doubt is Vert-Midi. They do not claim to be organic.

But oh, what a treat!

Their juices are to die for and their salad concept is unique in Marrakech.  You select your own ingredients among a list of products...

Very good food, very democratic in price and a real stayer we hope!

BUT...what's the title about! Tagine 2.0!

Well...that's another great concept that's finally making a grand entrance. After some creative takes by Terrace des Epices, Nomad, Kaowa.....on my all time favourite, the Moroccan Salad,  the concept of cooking Moroccan with a twist seems to become mainstream and again! WE LOVE.

5) Bye Sidi Ghanem we love shopping Guéliz.

Marrakech,Marrakesh, trending


Héritage Berbère

recently opened a luxury shopping experience in Sidi Ghanem, we prefer shopping them in the Medina.

When you think shopping, you think souks. Medina. Hustle and bustle.

And yes, we agree. But Marrakech always had alternatives. Call it the way out for the locals. The secrets that we not easily shared with outsiders.

One of these places was Sidi Ghanem. The industrial era where hip designers and local constructors gather side by side with transport firms and tire companies. It was an adventure and you always came back with a new discovery.

Well, many still say oh and waw about Sidi Ghanem but I don't. The last year I love to discover new trendy shops both in Gueliz and yes!! the Medina.

Guéliz is well on its way back to attract young international designers, art galleries and last but not least local creators.

More things that are moving and ready to become a trend in the red city?

Stay tuned!

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Marrakech, Day out, Ourika, Coco-Morocco, Ferme Berbere

La Ferme Berbere

Als de hitte in Marrakech je te veel wordt, dan zijn er gelukkig verfrissende alternatieven. Je kan de ganse dag luilekker bij de pool liggen maar als je een week in de 'red city' bent wil je ook wel wat zien.

De Ourika route is niet alleen mooi en heel groen, naarmate je verder van Marrakech rijdt, en dus dichter naar de Hoge Atlas, daalt de temperatuur met wel 6 tot 7 graden of meer.  Bovendien is het een route die de laatste jaren heel erg aan populariteit gewonnen heeft.  Niet alleen Ourika is de moeite waard, alhoewel het er heel erg toeristisch geworden is, maar er zijn bovendien nog heel wat andere, minder gekende plekjes in deze streek om te ontdekken.

Hier een dagtrip voor een dagje er op uit.  Alleen, met zijn twee of met de kids.

Marrakech, Day out, Ourika, Coco-Morocco, Anima Garden

Anima Garden

Rond 9 uur vertrek richting



Een beelden park op zo'n 30 km van Marrakech, ontworpen en uitgevoerd door de Oostenrijkse kunstenaar, André Heller. Open sinds april 2016 en nog niet door de grote menigte ontdekt.

2 hectare aan planten en bomen variëteiten gecombineerd met prachtige kunstwerken. Verrassende perspectieven en een schitterende ontdekkingstocht voor jong en oud.

Anima Garden

Open 9 - 18 (tijdens Ramadan 9 - 14.30) inkom 120 MAD volw. kinderen -12 gratis

Marrakech, Day out, Ourika, Coco-Morocco, La Ferme Berbere

La Ferme Berbere

Marrakech, Day out, Ourika, Coco-Morocco, La source

La Source

Rond 12 uur vertrek richting

La Ferme Berbere


The source


De namiddag is er voor lunch en pool!

Zowel The source als la Ferme Berbere situreren zich langs de Ourika route. The Source op10 km en La Ferme Berbere op 8 km van Marrakech.

Jong, hipster proof en trendy is the Source.

Gekend om hun schitterende muzikale evenementen en niet minder om hun Pool House waar het goed vertoeven is met een glas.

Hun zondagse brunch is een aanrader, soft jazzy music, lekker eten en dolce farniente!

Biologisch, kidsproof maar zeker ook een aanrader voor iedereen die van een mooi park houdt en interesse heeft in biologische keuken, dat is La ferme Berbere!

Beide resorts beschikken buiten een pool en een restaurant ook over kamers en een spa.

La ferme heeft daarbij nog een hele ark aan dieren waar kinderen zich kunnen mee uitleven.

La Ferme Berbere 

Open 11 - 18  pool en lunch 180 MAD pool hammam, gommage, massage en lunch 490 MAD

The Source 

Open 10 - 22.30  pool en lunchformule 300 MAD Zondag brunch en pool 350 MAD

Rond 18 uur vertrek richting Marrakech


Je namiddag mag dan perfect geweest zijn, ik wil je toch het leuke stukje langs de weg ter hoogte van km 8 ( tot km 6 in Douar Touggana) niet onthouden. Prachtige ateliertjes met rotan hebbe dingetjes, Metaal bewerking en kaarsen atelier.

Mijn favoriet is zonder meer Dream Bougie ( tegenover het Total tankstation) als het op originele souveniers aankomt. Voor meubels en decoratie vind je een overweldigende keuze en er is vast iets bij wat je hier direct van het atelier wil kopen!

En mocht je in de buurt zijn, laat me zeker wat weten! Ik woon namelijk in Douar Touggana, samen met een hele gang artistieke buitenlanders, waaronder

Marrakech, Day out, Ourika, Coco-Morocco, La famille Marrakech

La Famille

- de eigenaars van

La Famille

,  Het trendy restaurant in de Medina

Marrakech, Day out, Ourika, Coco-Morocco, Karima Maruan

photo credit and Make up Karima Maruan

 - fotografe en visagiste

Karima Maruan

, die voor het merk Max & Jan werkt als ook voor het glossy blad van

La Mamounia

Marrakech, Day out, Ourika, Coco-Morocco, Djeann

photo credit and styling Djeann

 - créatrice voor het merk


Anne Bénédicte Dorbe Vincent, het hot interieur label dat gekend is om zijn recyclage van jeans. Met showroom in sidi Ghanem maar ook te koop bij enkele gerenomeerde zaken in de Souk des Tapis in de Médina.

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