Make sure you are ok walking up hill. The views are amazing and the plant collection fantastic... read more
Hi Ell. My wife and I got married in Gib in November last year. We were due to get married in the gardens at the end of October but Monarch going bust did for that. It was not possible to have the wedding in the garden in... More
Hi Ell. My wife and I got married in Gib in November last year. We were due to get married in the gardens at the end of October but Monarch going bust did for that. It was not possible to have the wedding in the garden in November so we ended up getting married on the top of the Rock which was stunning. the Gardens were open to walk around so we got the best of all Worlds! As for your reception many wedding planners will have their favourites and the odd place that likely thanks them for their recommendation in one form or another. We chose our own based on reviews and the ability for them to cater for a carnivore like me and my wife who is all but vegan. We went to Embers which is near the old market hall just off the main square. for us it was perfect as we had the ceremony, took lots of snaps on the Rock and then walked the 10 minutes or so from the bottom of the Cable car down the main street to the square. We have eaten is some top places around the world and found the food to be absolutely on the money. There were just 4 of us in our party but for about 20ish I am sure that they will be able to come to an arrangement to close the restaurant for your party. if you are looking at summer there is a lovely outdoor seating area as well and a warm internal one. Hotels - We had booked the Sunborn, staying in one of their executive rooms for the Wedding, and also had a night at the Rock Hotel as we were bumped off our return flight by BA as over booked (trust me if they offer this to you take it. £350 compensation and a free night at the Rock with Diner and Breakfast!) our opinion was that the Rock was a little more old world but the view of the sunset over the bay drinking their signature cocktails is something both of us will always remember. Over all we would say that the Sunborn is 'Business 5 star' (lots of style, little substance) but the Rock Hotel proper old world 5 star. Staff at both could not have been more helpful or pleasant. Good Luck!