Your Barcelona wedding guide

If you have recently spent some time on holiday in Spain, you may have decided that it is the place where you want to get married. The charming streets of Barcelona, the breathtaking views across the mountains, and the unforgettable food and drinks are only some of the reasons why a wedding in Barcelona is a great idea. If you decide to hold your nuptials in Catalonia, you can plan in advance by reserving a villa to serve as your accommodation, reception venue, and even your honeymoon destination. The experts from Catalunya Casas are available to help you plan everything from villa choice to a personal deejay.

 

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Old churches and stunning views that surround the city make for a picturesque setting for your fairy tale wedding. More and more couples are beginning to look for Catalonia villa rentals in which to celebrate their wedding with their family and friends. If you are looking for a villa with a garden or private pool in Catalonia, Catalunya Casas will be able to help find the best one for you. Not only will your wedding reception venue be reserved, but the space can also serve as the accommodation for a few family members and friends.

If you want to get married legally in Spain and you are not a Spanish national, your only option is to wed in a Catholic church. There are English-speaking priests available upon request. If you decide to get married in a Catholic church, some of your top choices would be the 14th-century Gothic church of Santa Maria del Mar, the Barcelona Cathedral, and the cathedral of Sant Pau del Camp.  Protestant weddings can be done too; however, you will only receive a blessing instead of a full service and ceremony. Legalities must be settled in your home country before you relocate to Spain for your wedding. A civil wedding in Barcelona requires a residency in Spain of at least 2 years.

 

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Alternatively, villas in or around Barcelona serve as ideal settings for your reception after the ceremony, or for the rehearsal dinner the day before the wedding. Catalunya Casas can recommend large Catalonian villa rentals with enough rooms to accommodate you and your loved ones. If you have numerous guests coming to Spain for your wedding, multiple Catalonian villa rentals may be arranged as well.

A simple search online will lead you to various local suppliers that provide services for your wedding in Barcelona. You can book photographers, videographers, caterers, bakers, and florists for your special day. A wedding in Barcelona would be a memorable choice and provide a lifetime full of loving memories.


As the exchange rate rises, rent a Catalonia villa at a reduced price

By Peter Lavelle, Pure FX

Would you like to have more spending money when you rent a private family villa in Catalonia? If so, great news! The pound-to-euro exchange rate has strengthened +15 cents in the last 21 months, to 1.35. What this means is that, when you exchange currencies to stay in a Catalonia villa, you’ll receive far more euros to enjoy your holiday. Hence, you’ll be able to make the most of renting in Catalonia!

 

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So to put this into context. were to exchange £2,500 to rent a Catalonia villa and spend a week in north-eastern Spain with your family, you’d now receive £3,375, a full +£375 more than in January 2014, when the pound was far weaker. With +€375 extra, you could rent a more luxurious Catalonia villa, take a day trip to one of Catalonia’s many beautiful villages, in short live the good life!

 

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Why has the pound to euro exchange rate strengthened in the last 21 months? Well, it’s because the UK economy firmly has the upper hand versus the Eurozone’s. For instance, the UK is forecast to expand +2.5% this year, the Eurozone just +1.0%. UK unemployment just fell to +5.4%, while the Eurozone’s remains at +11.0%. Hence, there are lots of reasons why the pound is stronger today!

 

Given all this, make the most of this favourable exchange rate while it lasts, and rent a Catalonia villa!

 

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