Hey lovely couples! I hope everything is good with you. Here in Barcelona we are definitely moving towards summer. The last couple of days have been really hot, although summer officially starts on June 21st. There are also rumors that they will remove the obligatory use of masks this month.
But let’s move on to todays topic. Today I’m sharing four beach venues for you to consider, if you wish to get married with sand between your toes. But first, a disclaimer. Even though the topic suggests it, none of these venues are actually located in Barcelona city center. The reason for that is because it’s just too crowded there, and they would most likely not approve a permission for you to organize it there either. I would not recommend to have a beach ceremony on one of Barcelona’s urban beaches.
These four venues are located along the coast, some of them north of the city, and some of them south. Let’s get started!
DBlanc is a beach wedding venue located in Malgrat de Mar, about an hours drive north of Barcelona in the Maresme area. They specialize entirely on beach weddings and are very experienced with this. You will have the ceremony facing the sea, and the reception outdoors under fairy lights. Their gastronomy offers a broad variety of delicious local dishes and will include show cooking. For the party, there is an indoor space just next to the reception area which is ideal for parties until late. This space is ideal for weddings of 50-150 guests. Take their virtual tour on their website here.
Btakora is an elegant beach wedding venue located in Arenys de Mar, about 40 min drive north from Barcelona in the Maresme area. With their modern facilities, this is a great place for celebrations. The ceremony will be held in front of the restaurant which is located on the beach. The reception will take place at their lovely terrace where you can have dinner underneath the stars. This venue caters for up to 300 guests. To find out more, visit their website here.
Le Méridien Ra Beach Hotel & Spa
This is a large, 5 star hotel located in the town of El Vendrell, about 55 min drive from Barcelona center and only 25 min from Sitges. The hotel offers great facilities for weddings and various options for the wedding ceremony. The most popular one is to have the ceremony on the beach in front of the hotel between the palm trees. But it’s also possible to have the ceremony at their rooftop terrace.
In fact, you can even have the reception with tables in the sand, or at the rooftop terrace as well. The party will be held indoors in another space due to noice restrictions. It’s important to point out that they do not offer beach- or rooftop weddings in the peak months of summer (July and August). But you can opt for other equally good months like June, September or October which are all great months for beach weddings. This is a family friendly hotel, but does not offer any aqua-land or special swimming pools for children, but they do have a playroom/play area for kids. They can cater for weddings up to 220 guests.
ME Sitges Terramar
Super modern and lovely hotel located in front of the beach in beautiful Sitges, just 40 min south of Barcelona and 20 min from Barcelona International Airport. Here you can have the ceremony on the beach just in front of the hotel, or at their roof top terrace. They also offer you the option to have a welcome cocktail at the beach or at their roof top. There are various options for the reception. If you want to go for something more low key, you can have a more relaxed, beach vibe reception at their beach club.
The hotel also offers a suite with beautiful sea views that you can rent privately if you have a small- to medium sized wedding. For larger celebrations they offer various indoor spaces, and you can also rent their main pool area in exclusivity just for you and have a really elegant al fresco dining reception. The party will be held indoors because of the noise restrictions. The hotel is not an adults only hotel, besides from their rooftop terrace. They allow families, but there are no specific areas for kids. The beach in front of the hotel is a good beach if you have children. There are some wave breakers out in the water that protects the beach from too rough waves. The hotel is located at the very end of Sitges, but the center of the village can be reached by foot in 15 minutes.
And that’s it for today! Happy planning!