Barcelona Destination Wedding at Villa Catalina

Spain is one of those countries that we dream about, sort of like in a fairy tale. Like, how charming would it be to get married in a tropical seaside Spanish villa, right? If that’s what you’ve been thinking, then you need to read this blog. For example, you may think that the best of Spain is Marbella, or maybe even Madrid. Thing is, what you can expect from Spain is so much more! You have yet to explore the real wonders of the heart of Spain— which includes this destination wedding in Sitges, rural Barcelona. That’s mostly why I want to share with you this incredible wedding day— a Barcelona Destination Wedding at Villa Catalina.

first, we just wanna say hi!

We’re Jake and Genessa, Spain Wedding Photographers!

We wrote this blog in hopes to help you with your planning. Photographing and planning elopements in Spain is our expertise and we’ve been doing it for 5+ years now!

We’re an English-speaking husband and wife photo and video duo based right here in Spain so you can expect the best help from us!


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Us with Nick and Madison, the bride and groom from this wedding at Villa Catalina.

Planning a Destination Wedding at Villa Catalina

If you’re searching around the coasts of Spain for the perfect Barcelona wedding venue, then you’ve come to the right spot! I’ll tell you (and show you) exactly what it’s like getting married at Villa Catalina and also why you should. I’ll start by showing you a full day from a real destination wedding that me and my husband photographed this year, then I’ll give you some handy tips that will be super helpful for you in making your decision. At the same time, I’m glad you’re here and that you stumbled upon our photography website. Moreover, all these photos were taken by us and we hope you love them enough to bring us back here to photograph your Barcelona Destination Wedding at Villa Catalina!

Barcelona Destination Wedding Venue— Villa Catalina

Barcelona is without a doubt one of the most beautiful cities in Spain. You’ve got the beach, incredible beach coastlines and wedding venues, and some of the best food in all of Spain.

What we love about Villa Catalina in particular is that it’s just a 40-minute drive out of Barcelona city, and 10 minutes from the closest beach town, which makes it super accessible and makes your life so much easier when it comes to transporting and accommodating your guests. That’s just on the practical side of things, though! This venue is absolutely one of the most gorgeous wedding venues in Barcelona. If you’re interested in booking Villa Catalina for your wedding, book through Sitges Luxury Rentals.

I’ll let the wedding day speak for itself in the photos, as shown below. If you want your wedding photos to look like these, then contact us and let’s start the planning.

Tips for Having Your Wedding at Villa Catalina, Barcelona

If you’re planning to have your wedding at Villa Catalina, hurray! There are some things to consider when it comes to your photos at this specific wedding venue in Barcelona, and these are some tips we’ve noticed brings us success:

  1. Do a first look (or many)! We always recommend to couples getting married here to do a first look. Villa Catalina has so many gorgeous nook and corners that if you decide to do a first look, it will look amazing.
  2. Have your ceremony later in the day, in the garden. If you want the best lighting and weather for your ceremony time, aim for later in the day. Midday is usually (depending on the season) the worst time because the sun is high and will cast ugly shadows on your faces! If you aim for anytime past 4pm, then you’ll be getting much nicer lighting for some beautiful ceremony photos!
  3. Leave room in your schedule for at least 30 minutes of portrait photos on the property. Villa Catalina has so much to offer for amazing portrait photos! Make sure you schedule in enough time to make some portraits of just you two happen!

Wedding Ceremony at Villa Catalina, Barcelona

I’d love to show you how beautiful a ceremony can be at Villa Catalina! This wedding venue is perfect for up to 80 guests and they don’t charge you a headcount if you have a smaller guests list. That’s why a lot of couples who are having more intimate destination weddings decide to go with Villa Catalina. Also, Villa Catalina isn’t spread out over a huge amount of land, making it very easy to navigate the guests from one event to the next.

This particular wedding ceremony was around 4pm in November. The groom enters, then a large group of bridesmaids and groomsmen, and then the bride with her father. A prayer commences the ceremony, followed by the couple reading personal vows and then a sentimental speech by the officiant. To end the ceremony, the couple happily exits after exchanging rings!

Wedding Cocktail and Reception at Villa Catalina

The cocktail, followed by the reception were held in two different spots— one right beside the pool garden area, and then the reception in the rustic winery, or “bodega” as it’s called. The reception location transforms into absolute magic once the lighting and decoration are up! These are the moments that literally feel magical. Even Jake and I had to pinch ourselves a couple times to make sure we weren’t dreaming!

Top Barcelona Destination Wedding Photographers

One name: Jake + Genessa Photography! With over 4 years of photographing destination weddings in Spain, we’re you’re dream team and offer wedding videography services as well!

So, I hope this has been helpful for you as you plan your wedding in Barcelona, Spain! If you’ve got any questions, drop us a message on Instagram or fill out our contact form.

Are you planning a Barcelona Destination Wedding at Villa Catalina? Still looking for your wedding photographer? Pick us! We would love to hang out and get to know you better, and you’ll get amazing photos like in this blog! Contact us here.

Wedding Photo + Video Packages

Barcelona Destination Wedding photography packages are about so much more than just photography. Our goal is to make it an experience you’ll never forget. We’ve been working together on destinations weddings for years and we know how to take care of you and make sure you get the absolute best photographs! We’ll guide you through the whole process of planning your wedding or elopement in Spain, tips for getting the best photos and planning your timeline.

Our Barcelona Destination Wedding packages range from 2.600€ to 5.400€ and include all travel expenses.