Sitges is becoming an increasingly popular choice as a wedding destination for couples from all around the world but especially from Northern European countries, the USA, Canada and Australia. Every weekend from April through to October the wedding venues around Sitges are fully booked with celebrations of all different sizes and styles.
So, what is it that makes Sitges such a perfect choice as a venue for a destination wedding abroad?
This charming old fishing village on the Catalan coast in North Eastern Spain is often referred to as the ‘St. Tropez of Spain’, and yet in many ways it has a much broader appeal than its more illustrious French counterpart.
Like St. Tropez, Sitges evolved from a sleepy Mediterranean fishing village into a bohemian enclave popular with artists and followers of 1960s counterculture. However, while St Tropez gained fame in later years as the privileged haunt of the rich and famous, Sitges blossomed into a colourful, welcoming and cosmopolitan resort.
It’s emergence as an internationally renowned LGBT resort sits comfortably alongside its popularity as a holiday destination for families and weekend retreat for Barcelona residents. It’s this relaxed and welcoming atmosphere that makes Sitges such a special place and compels visitors of all persuasions and nationalities to return year after year. The absence of any kind of package holiday tourism has helped considerably.
The attractions of Sitges are numerous;
– the charming cobbled streets and beautiful architecture of the old town
– a beautiful 2.5 km long sea front promenade (Paseo) lined with colonial era mansions- miles of sandy blue flag beaches with safe bathing in a warm sea
– an excellent choice of high quality local and international cuisine
– great nightlife
– cultural events such as the Sitges Film Festival, Carnival, Gay Pride and a host of other local festivals
– easy access by motorway from Barcelona
– 3 international airports within a 90-minute drive
Also, let’s not forget the wonderful Mediterranean climate. With dry, mild and sunny days for most of the year, the outdoor wedding season in the Sitges area extends from the beginning of April right through to the end of October.
Wedding venues in Sitges
Most couples choose to marry at a venue just outside of Sitges. The area around Sitges offers beautiful unspoilt countryside and borders on the vineyards of the Penedes wine region, which supplies grapes to the world-famous Cava houses such as Freixenet and Cordoniu,
Set amongst these vineyards, and just a few kilometers outside of Sitges, are a number of stunning old manor houses (often called Masias) and wine bodegas now beautifully restored into high-quality venues for weddings and events.
These magnificent historic houses offer the perfect location for romantic weddings amongst a backdrop of vineyards and beautiful countryside. Some even offer sea views.
As well as hosting the wedding celebrations, most of these venues also offer on-site accommodation for wedding guests with sleeping capacities typically ranging between 20 and 40 guests. The accommodation is of very high quality and mostly in ensuite rooms. All have fantastic swimming pools to entertain guests both before and after the celebrations.
The large number of weddings taking place in the area has naturally encouraged the growth a high-quality service industry including caterers, wedding planners, photographers, florists and any other services needed to create the perfect wedding day. All of the venues and service providers have English speaking staff and so there are no communication issues.
If you are planning a destination wedding abroad then you should seriously consider Sitges as it offers so much. Many couples take a short trip over to get a feel for the area and visit some potential venues. We would be delighted to help set this up for you so please take some time to peruse our collection of wedding venues around Sitges and then get in touch at firstname.lastname@example.org so we can discuss your requirements.
We look forward to welcoming you to sunny Sitges very soon.