Where to Elope in Barcelona (Updated for 2024)


Hey! Firstly, we’re Jake + Genessa, English-speaking wedding photographers based in Madrid, Spain. Because of this, we are familiar with a huge variety of venues in Spain— fincas, villas, castles, rustic country houses, you name it. So, here are our very favourite venues and locations for where to elope in Barcelona!

Updated for 2024: This list is updated for 2024, so, these are the freshest elopement locations we know of in Barcelona! If you’re planning to elope in Barcelona, then you’re probably looking for all the insider tips on venues and vendors. Well then, you’ve hit the jackpot.

Criteria: We’ve picked these top venues for where to get married in Barcelona based on:

  • Fellow vendors’ recommendation
  • Our personal experience
  • Finally, the quality of services provided

You won’t find all these Barcelona wedding venues on other touristy blogs— because they’re coming from someone who actually lives in Spain and can also personally vouch for them!

Table of Contents:

Where to Elope in Barcelona:

  • Fincas in Barcelona
  • Nature locations in Barcelona
  • Castles + palaces in Barcelona
  • Natural parks + views in Barcelona
  • Barcelona Wedding Photographers
  • How much does it cost to elope in Barcelona?
  • When to get married in Barcelona
  • What about covid-19 in Barcelona?

Intimate Elopement Fincas in Barcelona

Our favourite Fincas in Barcelona are Can Ribas de Montbui, Mas de Sant Lleí, and Finca Mas Solers. These rustic country estates that are full of charm and elegance, and they are also wedding hosting professionals! You will have everything you need for the perfect elopement in Barcelona at any one of these fincas. Here’s a full list of top fincas in Barcelona:

Nature Elopement Locations in Barcelona:

Barcelona is FULL of beautiful natural locations. If the elopement you’re dreaming of includes a mountainside range, or a waterfall flowing in the background, then you should take a look at these locations below. We’ve explored these locations especially for the adventurous couples who want to make their Barcelona elopement unique. Take a look:

Mountain Elopement Locations:

Castles + Palaces in Barcelona

If you want a castle or palace wedding, then take heart! You’ll also be able to find fairytale-like wedding venues in Barcelona. Our favourite castles and palaces in Barcelona are La Baronía and Sant Marcal because of their classic Spanish castle allure. Here are more options for palace and castle venues in Barcelona:

Natural Parks and Views in Barcelona

Make things really your own and do something in a natural park or finding a good view for your elopement, then this list is for you! For example, Montserrat National Park and The Bunkers del Carmel are good places to start. Check out these other natural parks in Barcelona:

Top Barcelona Wedding and Elopement Photographers

One name: Jake + Genessa Photography! If you’re still looking for the perfect photographer for your Barcelona elopement, then go and take a look at our portfolio. What you’ll see is that we capture the real, authentic moments between couples, and also do it artistically. If you truly feel connected to our work, reach out and fill our contact form— let’s chat and get your date booked in our calendar! So, let’s get the magic started! Contact us here in order to have your Barcelona elopement photographed by us.

Barcelona Wedding + Elopement Photography Packages

Without a doubt, our Spain elopement packages are designed to give you the BEST. You not only get unlimited support from us from the moment you reserve your wedding date, but we do it with all our hearts. We’ll also guide you through the whole process of planning your elopement in Barcelona, helping you:

  1. find the most epic locations for your ceremony and your pictures,
  2. connect with other top Barcelona vendors, and then
  3. create a wedding timeline for the day so that you can have the experience you dream of, without having to worry about when the best light is, or how long to plan for different parts of your day.

Our Barcelona elopement and wedding packages range from €1.200 to €3.300 and also include all travel expenses.

How much does it cost to elope in Barcelona?

I’m sure one of you questions have been— how much does it cost to elope in Barcelona? And how much does a wedding in Spain cost? According to Statista, traditional weddings in Spain have an average cost of 22 thousand euros. However, elopements in Barcelona can be held as low as 7-8 thousand euros, depending on the main things like venue, catering, and hours of coverage as well.

One of the most beneficial things about planning an elopement in Barcelona is that you have more flexibility in gauging where you want your money to actually go. Also, the venue, wedding planner, and wedding photographer and videographer (it can be us! I promise we’ll make it your experience amazing) will handle the majority of the logistics, and you just get to plan the fun stuff.

Should I hire a wedding planner for my elopement in Barcelona?

While you may not think you need a planner for your elopement in Barcelona, we highly recommend it! On top of taking care of all the legal stuff (which can be a headache), they also make your elopement experience completely easy and smooth. Jake and I work some of the top wedding planners in Spain, so when you contact us, we can get you in touch with all the right people.

Mirador de Figuerassa. Photo by Jake + Genessa Photography

When’s the best time to get married in Barcelona?

The most popular time to get married in Madrid is between April and October, especially June and September, because of the ideal weather (July-August can be quite hot). It’s recommended that you plan to have your wedding in Barcelona at least a year in advance if you plan on having a summer wedding, because venues book up fast!

On the other hand, if you’re planning your wedding for the non-busy months or during the week, then you can expect for the venues to have more availability. Yet, it’s still recommended to book your vendors at least 6 months in advance for Barcelona.

Other Planning Resources

Those are our top places on where to elope in Barcelona— So, I hope this has been helpful for you in finding a venue for your dream wedding in Barcelona! And also, there’s a bunch more venues up our sleeves that you can feel free to contact us about!

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