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The Cost of a Wedding in Barcelona

Barcelona, with its rich history, stunning architecture, and pleasant climate, has become a sought-after destination for couples looking to tie the knot. As the popularity of destination weddings in this Spanish city rises, so does the curiosity about the costs involved. This article delves into the various expenses associated with hosting a wedding in Barcelona, drawing insights from two reputable sources: Perfect Venue and Better Together Weddings.

1. Venue Selection:

  • Barcelona offers a range of venues, from authentic castles to urban settings. For instance, the Castillo Sant Marçal, located about half an hour from Barcelona, can accommodate up to 800 guests with menu prices starting at 180€ per person.

  • Private villas, which can house guests and host the wedding, have varying costs. In the summer, a week's rent can range between 19,000-26,000 EUR. Off-season rates are around 3,500 EUR per night.

  • Restaurants that cater to weddings typically charge for the menus and the ceremony, with ceremony costs ranging from 800-1,200 EUR.

2. Food & Beverages:

  • A comprehensive wedding menu with a catering company starts from 160,00 EUR per person, going up to 200,00 EUR. This usually includes appetizers, a three-course dinner, open bars, and sometimes even the wedding cake.

  • Catering companies might have a minimum guest requirement, especially on weekends.

3. Floral Arrangements:

  • A bridal bouquet can cost between 300-350 EUR, while bridesmaids' bouquets are priced around 120-150 EUR each.

  • The overall flower decor budget starts from 3,000 EUR, but this can vary based on the type of flowers, season, and specific requirements.

4. Bridal Hair & Makeup:

  • A full bridal package, including a trial, ranges between 350-450 EUR.

5. Photography & Videography:

  • Professional photographers charge between 1,800-2,500 EUR for a full day. Videography costs are similar.

6. Entertainment:

  • Live bands can cost between 3,500-5,000 EUR, while a DJ's services start from 600 EUR. Technical sound equipment with a technician starts from 1,000 EUR.

7. Additional Costs:

  • Rentals: Chairs for ceremonies can cost between 4.50-10.00 EUR each.

  • Transportation: A standard-sized coach with 55 seats might cost between 600-800 EUR.

  • Lighting: Depending on the venue and requirements, lighting can range from 600.00 – 5,000.00 EUR.

8. Wedding Planner: Having a wedding planner who is familiar with Barcelona can be invaluable. They can guide you through the intricacies of planning a destination wedding in a foreign country.

In conclusion, while Barcelona offers a picturesque backdrop for a dream wedding, it's essential to be aware of the costs involved. By understanding the various expenses and planning accordingly, couples can ensure their special day in Barcelona is both memorable and well within their budget.

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