There are many reasons to have a destination wedding in Spain, from the fantastic weather practically all year ‘round to great catering, top-notch wedding photographers, and more… But perhaps one of the biggest reasons is the abundance of amazing venues that are near the sea!
One of the most requested wedding venues is the beach, or at least somewhere with a panoramic view of the sea or ocean. That’s why Spain is a perfect choice: the county has nearly 5,000 km of stunning coastline to appease even the most discerning bride.
After making sure that you have your wedding paperwork in order and the travel authorisation all sorted out (all you need to do is fill out an ETIAS application!), now comes the fun part: choosing a jaw-dropping wedding venue!
Thankfully, Barcelona (and the area around it!) has plenty to choose from…
Castell de Tamarit
Just an hour’s drive from Barcelona is Castell de Tamarit, a multitasking castle-turned-wedding venue that’s the perfect choice for couples who can’t pick just one venue.
That’s because the complex has a handful of different locations to hold your wedding, including a religious ceremony at the cosy 11th century chapel, the main square of the old town, or near the pool area overlooking the Mediterranean Sea!
Speaking of the sea… The castle offers a fantastic Mediterranean-inspired menu for all wedding party sizes and needs. Combine this with an open-air cocktail area, lush gardens by the sea, and your friends and family for a magical ceremony!
Planning a wedding in the heart of Barcelona? Look no further than the world-famous W hotel!
Located in La Barceloneta, this central neighbourhood effortlessly mixes glitzy seafood restaurants with local tapas bars, posh yachts, and a whimsical seaside promenade.
The W Barcelona is an excellent choice for larger wedding parties, as the hotel has 473 luxurious rooms and suites at your disposal. There are also different venues for all sizes and temperatures, from the Great Room – an excellent choice for brides who want to stay warm yet enjoy views of the sea from inside! – to the Sun Deck, which offers an infinity pool and endless views of the beach.
Planning to be pampered before the big day? The W Barcelona is sure to get rid of all your stress thanks to the on-site spa and salon. The lengthy menu of services includes manicures and pedicures, facials, massages, and much more.
Casa del Mar
If you can’t decide between a rustic farmhouse wedding or a ceremony with a sea view, why not have both?
That’s exactly what Casa del Mar promises: a fourteenth century farmhouse that was originally used as a summer villa (King Alfonso XIII reportedly stayed here!) and meticulously restored in 2015.
The villa features three areas to hold your reception: Espacio Aire (140 seats), Espacio Mar (220 seats), and Espacio Cel (350 seats). There is also a special ‘ceremony zone’ with an unobstructed view of the sea in the background.
To get ready for the big day, Casa del Mar offers 6 spacious and well-decorated suites, as well as an extensive list of catering companies, wedding photographers, floral decorations, and entertainment partners to make your wedding perfect.
Convent de Blanes
Perhaps one of the most famous (and most unique!) wedding venues for Barcelona-based brides is the Convent de Blanes.
Built in the late 1500s, the Convent de Blanes was originally used as a convent for centuries, before being turned into a mansion at the end of the 20th century. Besides its unusual location, the Convent de Blanes owes its popularity to the unspoiled views of the Mediterranean Sea that act as a gorgeous backdrop for weddings.
Besides the best views in Barcelona, the Convent also has one of the best chefs! Heading the catering department is Nandu Jubany, a Michelin-starred chef whose fusion of traditional cooking and modern techniques are sure to turn any celebration into a feast.
Hostal de La Gavina
Once used as a summer getaway for jetset celebrities, actresses, and famous stars in the 1950s, Hostal de La Gavina features jaw-dropping views, gardens, and a bay that overlooks the sea.
The hotel offers 74 uniquely decorated rooms, including many that share the same gorgeous sea view as your future wedding ceremony venue.
Hostal de La Gavina has plenty of venues to choose from, including a classic church built in 1924 on a small hill overlooking the sea; a spacious yet intimate garden with a dreamy view of S’Agaró beach; a magnificent 300-seat lounge with the Mediterranean as a backdrop; or an outdoor terrace, complete with fairy lights.
Guests can enjoy dining al fresco under the stars, especially since the hotel’s gastronomic director is none other than legendary Michelin-starred chef Romain Fornell.
With such excellent options all around Barcelona (and beyond), there’s no doubt that your destination wedding is going to be unforgettable for years to come!