This post is all about castle like venues in the surrounding areas of Barcelona. There are no castles in the city center, hence we will be focusing more on the surrounding areas in this blog post.
The great thing with Spain is that it’s full of historic venues. Castles are great places for weddings, because they usually offer large indoor- and outdoor spaces that are easy to adapt to any type of celebration. In today’s post I will share a few, really nice castle venues close to Barcelona. Let’s go!
Castell de Sant Marçal
Elegant and impressing castle located in Cerdanyola de Valles. This castle really has a royal vibe to it, offering huge outdoor areas for the celebration. You can have the ceremony in front of a large fountain, with the castle as a backdrop. A part from the outdoor areas, you also have the possibility to hold the reception indoors. The venue is located only a 30 min drive from Barcelona. Visit their website here.
Castell Santa Florentina
Castle located on Canet de Mar, in the Maresme region. Here you can get married at their elegant courtyard, and entering the ceremony by walking down the stairs leading down to the ceremony area. Fun fact about this castle is that parts of Game of Thrones has been recorded here. The venue breaths old world elegance, and is great for those who really look for a more traditional style castle. See more information on their website here.
Castell de Tamarit
A unique venue due to the fact that it’s a castle but also located just by the sea. It used to be a defense fortification towards pirates. This is a great place if you want to combine a seafront venue with a historical venue. Choose between having the ceremony either in front of the sea on a balcony, or on their courtyard. The reception can be celebrated either indoors or below the stars. Guests can stay either at a close by hotel in the very same village of Tamarit, or in Sitges which is about 40 min drive away. If you are flying to Barcelona airport, you might want to stay somewhere in between Tamarit and Barcelona. For example Altafulla, Vilanova i La Geltrú, Cunit or Calafell. You can aso fly to Tarragona Airport (Reus). Tarragona city is only 15 min drive from the venue. Read more here.
Beautiful and versatile castle located north from Barcelona in the Costa Brava area in the village of Sant Pere de Pescador. This castle offers various spaces to choose from for your ceremony. One of the most popular ones is their garden area with an area where the trees create a natural roof over the ceremony space. Thera are also various indoor spaces in different styles where you can have the reception, if you don’t prefer to have it outdoors of course. Located about 1 hour 45 min drive north from Barcelona. If possible, you can fly to Girona Airport instead of Barcelona. Learn more about the venue here.
Castell de Peralada
Beautiful castle that dates back to the XIV century that offer various versatile spaces for weddings. It’s located in Peralada (Girona area), which is about 1 hour 50 min drive north of Barcelona. It’s not located by the coast, but your guests can stay in the Costa Brava area; Roses, Cadaques, or Platja d’Aro. The castle also has a hotel only 800 meters away with 60 rooms where guests can stay. The castle has it’s own gothic church Iglesia del Carmen in case you’d like to celebrate a Catholic ceremony. It also offers a quite unique indoor space which is their library. The castle also has a cloister which is beautiful for photo shoots. For the reception you have various, modern indoor spaces to choose from. You can also have the reception outdoors. If you have the possibility you can opt for flying to Girona Airport. Find out more on their website.
Heretat Sabartés is a castle and mansion from the 1800th century surrounded by green vineyards. It’s located in Banyeres del Penedès – Tarragona, in the Penedès wine district. That is about 1 hour + 5 min drive from Barcelona center, 30 min from Sitges and 35 min from Tarragona. See further information on their website.
Torre del Veguer
An old monastery and private residence located in the Penedès wine district close to Sant Pere de Ribes. Besides being a wedding venue they are also wine producers. Even though it isn’t technically a castle, it definitely looks like one! This is a great place for destination weddings because you can celebrate the entire wedding outdoors.. Perfect for those who look for a country side venue that is still elegant. The venue is located about 50 min drive from Barcelona center, and only 15 min drive from Sitges.
This beautiful venue is located in Sant Feliu de Codines, about an hours drive north from Barcelona. This is not technically a castle, but it definitely has that castle vibe to it. La Baronia is a gorgeous venue for weddings, with that old world charm. Learn more about the venue here.
That’s it for this time. I hope you found this inspiring!