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      Elopement weddings in Barcelona

      Elopement weddings in Barcelona

      Elopement weddings are becoming more popular! Barcelona is the perfect place to have an intimate and private wedding. In this blog, you will read how an elopement wedding is different than a "normal" wedding and who is organising this in Barcelona.

      What is an Elopement wedding?

      Elopement means "running away". During an elopement wedding, it's all about the bride and groom. Of course, this is also the case during a "normal" wedding. The difference is that there are no other guests or a very select amount of guests. Most of the time the wedding is a secret. It's a very intimate way of celebrating and marring the love of your life.

      Nowadays a lot of people choose this type of wedding because of several reasons. Big weddings can be complicated and very expensive, this can cause stress and bridezilla's ;). Some people just don't feel like a traditional wedding suits them. Being in front of a lot of family and friends and being the center of attention is something you might do not like to be in. 

      Small weddings are also very popular but very often it’s still hard to find a date all the guests have time to gather, and in the end, the wedding ends up in an elopement.

      Elopement in Barcelona

      Barcelona has perfect venues and surroundings, it is almost always sunny and is, therefore, the perfect location for your elopement. There are agencies such as "Love in Barcelona” (, who can arrange everything you like! Such as a photographer, location and master of the ceremony. 

      An elopement wedding usually takes 4 hours, the rest of the day you can enjoy everything that Barcelona had to offer.  

      Elopment and Picnic in Barcelona

      We offer together with Valentina from Love in Barcelona a beautifully styled wedding picnic at the beach or any other location where its possible to have a romantic picnic for two.

      We love the idea of these kinds of weddings! What do you think?

      Five simple things to do while it rains in Barcelona

      Hen Party Picnic Barcelona

      Barcelona is lucky enough to have around 2,524 hours of sunshine every year! But, like most hot climates, when the rain comes it REALLY pours. 

      We’ve compiled our 5 Simple Things To Do On A Rainy Day In Barcelona. 


      Barcelona is home to some of the most famous artists the world has seen, Antonio Gaudí and Joan Miró, to name a few. So there’s no better way to familiarise yourself with Barcelona’s architectural influence on a rainy day than to visit a museum. Check out, Picasso Museum, Museu Nacional d’Art de Catalunya (MNAC) or Museu d'Art Contemporani de Barcelona (MACBA)

      Indoor Picnic 

      What better way to enjoy a rainy day in Barcelona than inside eating delicious food platters? The sound of the raindrops, while you swing on an indoor swing sipping on Born Rosé wine with a flower wall backdrop, is enough to make anyone relax!

      Straws n’ Berries offers the perfect solution to a rain-filled day in Barcelona, check out the range of food platters on offer here and secure yours now!                            

      Spa Day

      Another great thing to do when it’s raining in Barcelona is to hide away and get soaked... No, not in the rain, in a Spa of course! Barcelona is home to some of the best Spas in southern Europe. Ranging from Moroccan to Mayan, some of the best on offer include Aire Spa in Ciutat Vella, 43 The Spa @ Hotel Arts and Zen Zone Spa @ Gran Hotel La Florida! Those are not to be missed, and a must do if you find yourself running from the rainy days of Barcelona. 

      Bus Tour

      Now, this might not be the most obvious choice of thing on a miserable day in Barcelona. But, taking the hop-on hop-off bus tour can actually be one of the best ways to explore the city at your own pace. You’ll cut out all the queues as it’s not always the first choice when it’s raining, you can sit on the top deck (woo) because it has a cover! You’ll be taken around the city, no walking in the wet involved and learn about the entire history of the most important sights! 

      See A Concert!

      Another dry thing to do in Barcelona is to see a movie, but nobody wants to go to the movies on holiday, so why not visit the Palau De La Musica Catalana, now a UNESCO World Heritage Site, still holds some of the most cultural musical performances in the world! An absolute must for anyone visiting Barcelona is to at least visit it, but on a cozy rainy day there’s something special about being this artistic masterpiece exploring some of the best musical art Catalunya has to offer! 

      If you have any other amazing ideas please share them with us....

      Top picnic locations for your hen party in Barcelona!

      Top picnic locations for your hen party in Barcelona!

      Top picnic locations for your hen party in Barcelona!

      Are you are organising a hen party in Barcelona or you want to have a stylish activity for your birthday? A picnic with Straws 'n Berries is the perfect activity and we would like to share with you some spots in Barcelona where you can have a nice picnic this summer.

      As Barcelona is by the seaside, the beach is a very obvious and great choice, however it gets veryyy busy and hot over the summer. So when having a picnic on the beach choose a spot where there is some shade, and don’t go out in peak hours, because then you might be better of having a floating picnic as everyone will be dipping themselves in the aqua.

      There are also some great spots close to the beach, you still get the beach vibes and salty air, but it’s a little less hectic and less sandy ;). One of the places we love is the pier next to the port, Moll de Gregal, there are some stone table sit spaces where you can sit and enjoy the view of the seaside from above. It’s not very private in the summer as there are a few restaurants around though. SUNRISE is the perfect timing to be there.. Might be early but there is nothing more romantic than watching the sunrise together overlooking the sea and eating a croissant… Maybe pop on that wedding ring while you're at it!

      Parks! Yes picnic in the park is the most obvious choice anywhere you go! However Barcelona isn't a very parky city… But of course there are still lots of green picnic locations. Even Though Park Cuitadella is pretty busy, there are still lots of lovely spots where you can lay down your blanket and nibble away. The good thing is that there are lots of shady spots and there will be more than enough entertainment with all the on goings!

      Also next to the W hotel there are some nice bits of shady green, and not so many people (or dogs) so you can have a bit more time to yourself.

      Lastly a very beautiful spot is the bunkers! Be prepared for a bit of a climb up if you come by public transport, but it is totally worth it! Also here it sometimes gets quite crowded but you will always be able to find a spot. And the views… holy moly!

      The great thing about the bunkers is that sunrise and sunset are both breathtaking here.