A Marriage with History

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All will be perfect

Convento do Espinheiro Historic Hotel & Spa avails all the necessary services to make your wedding reception a dream come true.



Church of Our Lady of Espinheiro

Civil Marriage

Civil Marriage

Cloisters of Convento do Espinheiro



Convento do Espinheiro Historic Hotel & Spa

Ballroom D. Vasco

Ballroom D. Vasco

Up to 300 persons



Wedding Menus - Restaurante Divinus



8 hectares exterior space

Vows Exchange

"I promise to love you for ever and ever."

Church of Our Lady of Espinheiro

Located only 4 km from Évora the classified by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site. The original building from the 15th century is considered National Heritage and its origins goes back to as story tells, Our Lady appeared on top of a common hawthorn (Crataegus monogyna – in Portuguese Espinheiro) around the year of 1400.

In 1412 it was built an oratory in honor of Our Lady and finally in 1458, during King D, Afonso V (January 15, 1432/August 28, 1481 – co-name The African) kingdom and due to growing importance of the place as a pilgrimage site, it was founded the Church and later on the Convent.

Perpetuating the Moment

"What is true, time doesn’t erase. What is true, time perpetuates."


Only 2 km from Évora, Convento do Espinheiro Historic Hotel & Spa is surrounded by 8 hectares of beautiful and pleasant gardens and its interior was luxuriously decorated, maintaining the old times character.

Walk by the same garden paths where princes and princesses walked by, feel as special as they felt and perpetuate the best moment of your life.

The Taste of "For Ever"

"A new love changes all, even the food taste and the smell of the wind."

Ballroom D. Vasco*

A ballroom with wide dimensions. The natural light and views to the ancient olive grove provide additional width to this magnificent space. It is perfect to host marriage and banquets celebrations of high refinement.

Its versatility allows it to host a great variety of events and meetings of high technology demand.

*Convento do Espinheiro Historic Hotel & Spa has other ballrooms and suite venues to host smaller ceremonies.

The Celebration of "Once Upon a Time..."

Convent of Our Lady of Espinheiro

The Convent of Our Lady of Espinheiro was a center of culture as painting school with Friar Carlos. During Estado Novo (or Second Republic) it was also a cultural center for all the children in primary school in the region.

As a religious place, in this Church many wedding and Christenings took place along with the Pilgrimage on Thursday of Ascension with the fest of Our Lady of Espinheiro.

A fairy tale comes true

Marrying at Convento do Espinheiro, Historic Hotel & Spa we offer*:

Begin unique experiences collection with:

  • Honeymoon Suite with VIP treatment;
  • Wedding cake and table protocol: this is, individual menus, table identifications and table plan board;
  • Gift-offer of a weekend at Convento do Espinheiro to celebrate the 1st anniversary, according availability;
  • Chosen menu tasting for 6 persons one month before the wedding;
  • Bride and Groom Monogramed Bathrobes.

(*)Offer valid for events with a minimum of 120 guests.

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