When you think of your destination wedding in Barcelona, do you automatically envisage yourselves at a seafront venue? If so, then this post is for you!
The region of Catalonia is well know in Spain for its beautiful coastline. Starting with the famous Costa Brava in the north of Catalonia, with picturesque rocky cliffs embracing small coves of beautiful turquoise water, the old fishing villages that surround Barcelona, to the long sandy beaches in the south, with picture perfect evenings where the sun sets on the horizon.
The Catalan seafront was one to defend years ago, which means that different civilisations that lived here left their landmarks which are now converted into beautiful wedding venues with exception sea views.
Now read on and find out which venues I believe are the most exclusive seafront venues in Barcelona:
XALET DEL NIN
One of my favourites, The Xalet del Nin, near the village of Sitges, is situated on a natural point surrounded by the Mediterranean Sea, sat on top of an ancient inhabited village and vineyard. The Villa dates back to 1913 when the Nin family built this beauty as their Summer house.
The Villa has been beautifully refurbished and is now used as a luxury wedding and events venue.
The venue is very diverse and has many gardens and terraces offering you to possibility to choose where to host your ceremony, cocktail party and reception, meaning your whole wedding can be outdoors, from the ceremony to the al fresco dinning reception.
Their Plan B in case of rain is not really what we could call the normal indoor ball room.
The Umbracle is practically a piece of art, a beautifully build conservatory, with a parasol shaped roof and glass walls which become doors that you can have open or closed according to the day’s weather and temperature, giving you a sense of being outdoors whilst being indoors.
Later on in the night, the party will take place in the ground floor of the venue, which will naturally overflow on to the patio.
The venue also offers accommodation for up to 16 guests, allowing you to have a Paella & Pool party the day after your wedding, relaxing in their beautifully landscaped gardens, dipping in their breathtaking infinity pool.
Check out N&A’s wedding at the Xalet del Nin here.
A historical landmark of Catalonia, an elegant boutique hotel situated on top of a cliff in the heart of the Costa Brava, on the mountain of Sant Sebastian. This venue overlooks the villages of Llafranc and Calella de Palafrugell, where your guests will discover the authentic fishing villages and picturesque coastal walks.
At this venue you can choose to host your ceremony in the historical Catholic chapel or the beautiful stone built courtyard. Followed by your cocktail party on the east terrace, with breathtaking panoramic views of the Mediterranean Sea, 175 m above sea level.
The reception and after party will take place in the indoor ball room of a Mediterránea style and decor.
There are 9 exclusive bedrooms where your closest can stay and get ready on the morning of the wedding. We can accommodate the rest of your guests in the villages of Calella and Llafranc just 2 minutes away.
CASTELL DE TAMARIT
A sure example of a Romanesque arquetecture, dating back to the 11th century, this castle stands on the shoreline stones bordering the coast.
Your ceremony can take place on the terrace that points out on to sea, the interior courtyard or the hidden historical chapel.
The cocktail party is held in the gardens around the pool, with views of the sea, and the medieval stone castle as the backdrop.
You can choose to host your reception in the historical court yard or the grand banquet hall.
The after party takes place in the banquet hall, where your guests can dance on to the early hours of the morning!
You can then retire to the beautiful seaside village of Altafulla, where you can stay with your guests.
Follow this link for more photos on L&S’s wedding at the medieval castle of their dreams.
MASIA CASA DEL MAR
The Casa del Mar is one of a kind building. Sat on the coastline, surrounded by woodland. The house undertook a major restoration a few years ago, turning it into a Stylish Mediterranean Villa.
The Ceremony takes place in the rustic styled mediterranean gardens, facing the sea.
Your guests will enjoy their cocktail party in the pool gardens, with amazing sea views.
Your wedding reception will take place on a round terrace area, with views to the sea, woodland and villa, illuminated by garlands of fairy lights.
This venue has an amazing after party cellar, which gives you a real underground club feel.
The Villa has 6 double on suite bedrooms where you can stay with your closest and get ready on the morning of the wedding, and also host a BBQ pool party the next day for another round of celebrations.
If you love history and dream of a sea front wedding, you must include this venue on your short list.
Set in the north of Catalonia, near the village of l’Escala, are the Ruins of Empúries. The most important Ancient Greek and Roman archeological sites in Catalonia, dating back to 550BC. The gateway that Ancient Greek and Roman civilisations used for centuries to access the Iberian peninsula. Described as one of the most beautiful places in the world by the UNESCO.
At this unique archeological site you can host your wedding ceremony between both cities, facing the beautiful turquoise Mediterranean waters.
Close by there are pretty boutique hotels and villas where you and your guests can stay comfortably, and different style historical venues: such as an old flour mill or a medieval castle where you can host your reception.
HOSTAL LA GAVINA
One of the oldest hotels in the Costa Brava, international actors and singers used to holiday at this luxurious hotel in the village of S’Agaró.
You can choose to celebrate your ceremony in the Hotel grounds, or rent a sea front venue or church just a few minutes walk away from the hotel itself.
Your guests will enjoy the cocktail party and reception in the hotel terraces and gardens, overlooking the bay of S’Agaró. An unforgettable al fresco celebration under the stars.
The hotel has differently decorated and themed bedrooms, all with exceptional views, where you guests can stay along with you.
EL CONVENT DE BLANES
The Convent de Blanes is sits on the point where the Costa Brava starts. The remains of what used to be an old convent, build back in 1958.
We will plan and design your wedding ceremony in the Mediterranean Gardens, a breathtaking view point that overlooks the coastline and the village of Blanes.
The cocktail party takes place on the East terrace and gardens, where guests will be amazed by the magnificent views of the water.
The tall stone convent walls will be the setting for your wedding reception.
The after party will take place in a semi outdoor room, where you can dance the night away, creating outdoor chill out areas for those who wish to have a quiet drink while watching the action happen on the dance floor.
So which is your favourite?
Finding you perfect venue is just one of the wedding planning services that I offer, included in my Styling & Planning Service. Maybe you dream of a seafront wedding, or a wineyard wedding? A traditional wedding with lots of friends and family, or maybe you long to elope in Spain?
No matter how you envisage your wedding, I am here to help you plan and design your destination wedding here in Barcelona.