Weddings that need guest accommodation in Catalonia
Getting married in Catalonia and the majority of your guests are coming from abroad? Worried about where they can stay? I’ll give you 4 options so that you can make the right choice according to your criteria and what will suit best for your guests.
Your guests may come from the same country or the same city, but it is also likely that they come from different countries. Moreover, they might have never met. Therefore, on the one hand, it would be a great opportunity to gather them all in the same accommodation, so that they can get to know each other and break the ice before the big day.
On the other hand, your guests may want to enjoy some sightseeing since they have come all the way to Barcelona to celebrate your wedding. Therefore, they may want to take this opportunity to get to know the city and spend time with their family or as a couple, so they will want to find an individual accommodation. This will depend on the type of guests you have, the number of guests, and other criteria.
Here are 4 great options so that you and your love can decide the best alternative for your wedding:
OPTION 1: Choose a wedding venue with accommodation
If you are planning to get married in a hotel, a country house, or a farmhouse, you will be offered accommodation from the venue. Thus, your guests will be all together before the big day, they will get to know each other, and you can even organize local activities to take advantage of the days they are spending in Catalonia. Besides, some venues offer hairdressing, manicure, and other services internally so your guests can get ready without having to move from one place to another.
This solution will be very convenient if your idea is to spend time with your guests the previous and later days of the wedding. Thus, they will be in the same place and you will be able to enjoy yourself together with your guests.
TIP: you can organize tourist activities, horseback riding, boat trips, meals, and everything that you and your guests would like to do during your wedding weekend.
OPTION 2: Accommodation in Barcelona with transfer on the wedding day
If your guests wish to enjoy its streets and everything this beautiful city has to offer, but the wedding venue is located outside the city, a great option is to offer a central hotel, with a group rate, which will lower the price of the rooms. This way your guests will enjoy a few days of tourism and then be transferred to the wedding venue. The transfer can be done in a bus, car, or the most comfortable way for everyone.
TIP. Although accommodation is generally at the guests’ expense, the transfer could be at your expense. Renting buses or minivans is usually not that expensive and it is good for guests, especially if they have been drinking during the wedding party.
OPTION 3: Varied options
You may have guests with different budgets and preferences: your friends may want to stay in a more party and more centric location, while your relatives may prefer to stay in a quieter place, or closer to the wedding venue. It is completely understandable, and you have to be able to offer these options.
I recommend that if this is the case, either your guests will book the option that best suits them, or you can help them by looking for different accommodations and inform all your guests about these options.
TIP: the most comfortable option will be to upload this information into a wedding website, wedding app, or an email chain so that all your guests can easily access the options offered.
OPTION 4: Guest House Rental
If your guests know each other and want to take this opportunity to have a family reunion or an intimate gathering, I recommend renting a house or several houses together. There are houses with swimming pools, grills, and everything you might need to enjoy a few days with your family before the big day. The expenses can be split between all guests, or you and your love can take care of it them.
TIP. Planning the wedding on a beach can be a great idea. In fact, the beautiful beaches of Catalonia are usually far from the center of Barcelona. Moreover, it would be a great way to spend a few days at the seasidewith all your guests.
Probably not all the options that we have given you are the right ones for the type of wedding that you and your love have in mind. Firstly, it is necessary to consider what type of wedding you want to have, where it will be held and what is your budget. Secondly, it will be time to choose what to do with your guests. Nobody better than you and your love to know what will be the best option for them and for you. The most important thing is that you can enjoy and celebrate these special and unique days with your loved ones. Do not forget that it is your day, you decide.
We hope our recommendations have been useful, and that now you can make the right decision about what to do with the accommodation of your guests. If you have any questions, or you feel this is too much to handle on your own, please feel free to contact us anytime, we will be delighted to help you out with anything you may need.