Amarla Hotel Weddings
About AMARLA Boutique Hotel
Situated in Cartagena's historic Old Town, a short walk away from the Caribbean Sea, AMARLA Boutique Hotel is Cartagena's premier wedding venue. The exclusive boutique hotel reflects the mixture of historic charm and luxury that comes with unmatched personal attention for guests and special touches that make it the perfect location for a wedding, whether you live in the city or are planning a destination wedding from Europe or the United States. The team at AMARLA will take every measure to make your dreams come true and plan your fairytale wedding.
Your wedding is your special day, and it's unique to suit your taste and style. We take pride in tailoring our services to your individual requirements for catering, beverages, and entertainment. We base our estimated package price on up to 30 guests, but AMARLA Cartagena can accommodate up to 65 guests. Additionally, we can accommodate your request for different wedding ceremonies, including a traditional Colombian wedding or a spiritual one—the choice is entirely yours.
You, your partner, and your guests will enjoy the following benefits when you book one of AMARLA's all-inclusive wedding packages:
Personal Wedding Manager
You want your special day to go as smoothly as possible. When you book a wedding package at AMARLA, you get more than the perfect wedding venue in Cartagena. You get the special attention of a dedicated personal wedding manager to help you plan and oversee your wedding day, so it goes perfectly. You deserve an unforgettable and remarkable experience that meets your individual tastes and needs. Our team is committed to making your wedding dreams come true.
Let us know what your perfect wedding day looks like, so your personal wedding manager can begin to take care of crucial details and create magic. We have connections in the walled city to help you secure transportation for you and your guests to and from the hotel and document your wedding with professional photos and video. We also want to assist you in looking your best. Whether you're a local or visiting from Europe or the United States, we can connect you with jewelers, hair and makeup professionals and help you find the perfect gown and tailor to make sure everything fits just right.
Once you've booked your AMARLA wedding package, your personal wedding manager will discuss Colombia's marriage regulations and the documents you need to secure before your big day. If you are not fluent in Spanish, you will likely need assistance completing the proper forms, and we are happy to help. Your personal wedding manager will also discuss the finer details of your AMARLA wedding and reception to begin making necessary plans as soon as possible.
Getting married in Cartagena comes with a distinctive atmosphere that provides picturesque landscapes and architecture as a backdrop for your wedding day, and love is in the air at AMARLA. The historic port city is renowned for its Spanish colonial architecture and vibrant culture, and you'll find AMARLA in the center of the Walled City. AMARLA amplifies historic Cartagena's charm with its appealing, restored interior, stunning rooftop views, and large open courtyard, making it the perfect wedding venue in Cartagena.
Ultimately a marriage ceremony at AMARLA combines the singularity of a hotel with the exclusivity of a private villa. AMARLA provides the comfort and luxury of a large hotel with its welcoming spaces. Yet, AMARLA's intimate surroundings allow brides and grooms to maintain their privacy and the privacy of their guests while hosting the glamorous wedding of their dreams.
Your wedding package includes your choice of sash color or elegant Chivari chairs for your ceremony and dinner reception. In fact, we provide all non-consumables, including table linens, centerpieces, dinnerware, and more. You and your guests can walk among the fragrant and decorative flowers throughout AMARLA, adding to the venue's welcoming atmosphere. Your personal wedding manager can help you unleash your creativity and create a space perfect for your nuptials and the following celebration.
AMARLA's charming atmosphere provides the backdrop for a wide range of ceremonies. You and your partner can say "I do" in the way you have dreamed, whether you choose a civil or religious ceremony. Regardless of the type of ceremony you choose, you have exclusive use of AMARLA hotel, and our full staff is at your service on your wedding day and while you remain a guest. If you opt for a traditional Colombian wedding in Cartagena, Las Arras and a candle ceremony will surely be part of your special day.
Colombian history is rooted in Catholicism, so many traditional Colombian weddings, even those not performed in a church, tribute and pay homage to Christianity. In a traditional Colombian wedding, the priest begins with Las Arras. This customary ceremony involves the priest blessing thirteen holy coins that symbolize the apostles of Jesus. Once the priest has blessed the coins, the groom exchanges them with the bride to demonstrate his commitment to beginning a new life with the bride.
Traditional Colombian marriages also include a candle ceremony. During this touching tradition, you and your partner light individual candles. Then you join your candles together to light a single candle, sometimes referred to as a unity candle in other places. The candle ceremony symbolizes that you are joined in one body for the rest of your lives.
Whether you opt for a traditional Colombian wedding or prefer incorporating other traditions in your ceremony, you can hold your nuptials in the hotel. Yet, you will find the enchanting courtyard or spectacular rooftop pool area are the most popular choices for happy couples to tie the knot. Beautiful foliage, reflecting water from the pool, and glowing lights create the ambiance you want for your wedding. You need not worry about a sudden rainstorm. We can move the festivities inside the hotel to ensure the weather does not ruin your wedding day.
At Amarla, we can also accommodate beach weddings for an additional cost for couples who need to have their feet in the sand when saying their "I do's." You can join hearts with the Caribbean breeze caressing your bodies and return to AMARLA to celebrate with good food, good wine, and good music.
We invite you to make AMARLA your home for your wedding. Whether you spend the night or plan a multi-day event, you can enjoy your stay in our boutique hotel in Cartagena. AMARLA's seven gorgeous bedrooms offer comfort and luxury for you and your partner and whoever else you want to stay with the night of your wedding and beyond. When you plan your wedding at our boutique hotel in Cartagena, your package includes special discounted rates on as many of the rooms you want to occupy.
Colombia is notorious for its breathtaking flora and fauna, including the birds who soar across our skies. At AMARLA, handmade pieces by local artisans bring nature indoors to inspire relaxation and peace leading up to your wedding and after. Each of our seven gorgeous rooms is themed after a local bird species, paying homage to the environment. During your stay, you and your guests can enjoy a selection of aromatic teas, gourmet snacks, and confectioneries while unwinding in your room. AMARLA also provides the luxury touches you deserve, such as turn-down service with pillow scents. Your concierge and room service are available to help you with anything you want or need during your stay.
When you invite others to AMARLA to witness your special day, we want them to feel as welcome as you do in our space. AMARLA is more than a wedding venue in Cartagena. It's a cozy boutique hotel that exudes an inviting and comfortable atmosphere. We want you to feel at home at AMARLA and extend the same feel to your guests. Your wedding package includes your choice of cocktails and classic welcome drinks.
When your guests arrive, they can enjoy welcome drinks to settle into the space while they anticipate your big event. They can mingle over cocktails, and guests from each side can make new acquaintances with those they haven't met before. We also offer delicious canapés to accompany the welcome drinks. This allows your guests to enjoy some small bites before the ceremony and before dinner, in case they are hungry.
Enjoying a meal with your friends and family after your nuptials is a special part of your wedding day and arguably one of the most important aspects of your event. After all, the best celebrations include scrumptious food. Your AMARLA wedding package includes a delectable three-course sit-down meal with tea, coffee, and handmade petits fours. Our chef sources fresh and local food to provide you the options you want for your sit-down meal. Your personal wedding manager will help you choose a menu that reflects the two of you as a couple and execute your vision for a meal, creating an intimate celebration of your wedding with your friends and family.
After dinner, the music, dancing, and entertainment begin. After enjoying more wine and drinks and burning off dinner calories on the dance floor, you and your guests are sure to get hungry again. During your reception, we help you, and your guests get the food they need to maintain a long night of dancing and celebrating with a late-night buffet.
When you hold your wedding at AMARLA, you don't have to spend hours trying to pick out the right wine to serve with your meal. We provide our guests with 30 bottles of our delicious house wine to accompany your sit-down meal. Your wedding is also a time for your loved ones to give speeches and make toasts, wishing you and your partner a fabulous marriage and exciting new future. You simply cannot have a toast without the proper beverage. We provide 60 glasses of exquisite sparkling wine for speeches and toasts.
You can be sure your guests never go thirsty while celebrating your special day. Your boutique hotel wedding package also includes full bar facilities with the bar staff and waitstaff you need to serve you and your guests.
The Music & Entertainment
Cartagena is famous for its vibrant nightlife. Holding your wedding and reception at a boutique hotel doesn't mean you have to miss out. In fact, you can dance the night away at the disco, with the AMARLA DJ playing until 2 a.m. If you really want to connect with the area's culture, your personal wedding manager can help you find the perfect live band that plays your favorite style of music.
Your wedding day is among the most important days of your life. You deserve to have your vision of the perfect Cartagena boutique hotel wedding come to life. We pride ourselves on professional excellence and exceptional service and want to help ignite the passion and magic for you and your guests. Wedding package prices at AMARLA start from only USD 6,000 in 2021 for a minimum of 30 guests. We can accommodate up to 65 guests if you have the need for a larger event. We offer rates of USD 128 per person for additional adult day guests and USD 25 per person for evening-only guests.
start from only USD 6,000 PLUS THE FULL HOUSE RATE OF $ 2.500
AMARLA wedding packages include the most crucial aspects for your special day, but we understand some brides and grooms want or need extra services. We can arrange the following services for an extra cost or put you in contact with a recommended provider.
Cartagena is a world-class city with an abundance of shopping. If you haven't yet purchased your wedding rings before you arrive in Cartagena, we can recommend one or more reputable jewelers who offer exquisite gemstones, including Colombian emeralds and hand-crafted wedding jewelry. If you are coming from outside Colombia, purchasing your wedding jewelry in Cartagena provides an extra-special touch to memorialize your destination wedding.
When you arrive in Cartagena and traverse the city, you want to ride in style. You might also want to ensure those traveling with you have access to the same style. At AMARLA, we are happy to arrange transportation in luxury vehicles to bring you to and from the airport and where you need to go in the city, allowing you to maintain your exclusivity and privacy. If you plan to leave your reception to embark on a honeymoon elsewhere, your personal wedding manager can arrange luxury transportation as your guests send you off to begin your new future.
Your Cartagena wedding day memories last a lifetime when you have an excellent wedding photographer. The picturesque courtyard and rooftop pool area offer amazing backdrops for bride and groom photos, as well as wedding party photos. We can connect with you with one of several amazing wedding photographers who will capture your ceremony, the candid photos of your guests, and the late-night fun on the dance floor. Additionally, you might choose to have a professional videographer tape your ceremony, so you can relive your special day any time you want.
After the bride and groom, your wedding cake will likely be the most photographed item at your wedding reception. Whether you want a traditional Colombian Torta Negra wedding cake or any other flavor your heart desires, your personal wedding manager can connect you with one of the outstanding pastelerías in Cartagena. You can choose the look and taste of your wedding cake and ensure it's picture-perfect.
Hair & Makeup
You want your hair perfectly styled for your special day and flawless makeup that showcases your natural beauty. We can provide hair and makeup professionals to help you get ready for pictures and your ceremony for an additional cost. We can also arrange for you to visit a nearby spa for couple’s treatments as part of your pre-wedding preparation or for relaxation if you stay during your honeymoon.
If you choose to plan a multi-day wedding at AMARLA, you can plan various activities for your guests to enjoy in the days leading up to or after your wedding. You might choose to spend the day cruising the Caribbean on a yacht or take a speed boat to the nearby Rosario Islands, where you can enjoy sunbathing and water sports on the beach. Also, you cannot let your guests stay in Cartagena without exploring the city. We are happy to arrange a tour or arrange any other activities or experiences you want to do with your guests.
Book Your Dream Wedding at AMARLA Boutique Hotel Today
Start your new life with your partner with a destination wedding in Cartagena at AMARLA Boutique Hotel. The passion, vibrancy, and culture of Cartagena offer the idyllic setting for your dream wedding. Fill out the following form and provide us with the details for your perfect day:
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