Weddings in Cartagena


Wedding in Cartagena

If you are planning a wedding in Cartagena Colombia, the Amarla Boutique Hotel is ready to make your dreams come true. We believe that each wedding should be as unique as the bride and groom. We take pride in tailoring our services to your individual requirements.

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Situated in Cartagena’s historic old town, a short walk from the Caribbean Sea, the Amarla is one of the premier venues for weddings in Cartagena Colombia. The exclusive boutique hotel reflects the mixture of historic charm and luxury that comes with unmatched personal attention for guests and special touches. This makes it the perfect location for a wedding, whether you live in Cartagena, Colombia, or are planning a wedding from Europe or the United States. Our team will help bring your wedding dreams to life.


Our Cartagena wedding packages are based on up to 30 guests, but Amarla Boutique Hotel can accommodate weddings up to 65 guests. Additionally, we can accommodate your request for small weddings and alternate wedding ceremonies, including a traditional Colombian wedding or a spiritual one — the choice is yours. You, your partner and your guests will enjoy the following benefits when you book one of Amarla’s all-inclusive Cartagena wedding packages:

  • Personal Wedding Planner
  • Exclusive use of Amarla hotel
  • Support and planning for wedding ceremonies: Religious, symbolic or civil ceremonies available (does not include any additional fees)
  • Assistance with required documents and paperwork
  • Wedding reception and meal for up to 40 guests, and up to 65 guests for the cocktail party
  • Cocktails, canapés and welcome drinks
  • Three course menu (Starter, main, and dessert) per person
  • Late night buffet
  • 10 bottles of wine or sparkling wine
  • Full bar facilities with the bar and waiting staff
  • Amarla in-House DJ


If you are looking for a spectacular Cartagena wedding venue, look no further. The word Amarla means love. Where better to celebrate your wedding than in the aptly named Amarla Boutique Hotel. Nestled in the old city of Cartagena. Surrounded by your friends and family. We can help you to bring the magic of Amarla alive. Both you and your guests will fall in love with this extraordinary setting, which provides an idyllic backdrop to your wedding day. The kind of day that creates a lasting memory that will remain with you for a lifetime.


When you book a wedding package at Amarla, you get the special attention of a dedicated personal Cartagena wedding planner to assist you in planning and help oversee your wedding day. 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 planner can begin to coordinate all the crucial details and create your dream wedding.

Beautiful bride on rooftop of Amarla hotel at her wedding in Cartagena
Bride having final touches to her hair at one of Amarla Hotel's weddings in Cartagena


We have connections in the walled city to help you secure transportation for you and your guests to and from the hotel. We can arrange the best wedding planners in Cartagena as well as professional photographers and videographers. 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 jewellers, hair and make-up professionals and help you find the perfect gown and tailor to make sure everything fits just right. MORE

Cartagena Wedding

Getting married in Cartagena comes with a distinctive atmosphere that provides picturesque landscapes and architecture as a backdrop for your Cartagena 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 centre of the Walled City.


The Amarla amplifies historic Cartagena’s charm with its appealing, restored interior, stunning rooftop views, and large open courtyard, making it one of the most perfect wedding venues in Cartagena Colombia. A wedding ceremony at Amarla affords one all the comfort and luxury of a large hotel with its welcoming spaces, combined with the exclusivity of a luxurious private villa. Our intimate surroundings allow the bride and groom to maintain their privacy and the privacy of their guests while hosting the glamorous wedding of their dreams.

You and your guests can walk among the fragrant and decorative flowers, adding to the venue’s welcoming atmosphere. Your personal wedding co-ordinator 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. Whether you choose a civil or religious ceremony, you and your partner can say “I do” in the way you have dreamed. 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.

Bride on the rooftop of Amarla posing for photos in one of the most beautiful wedding venues in Cartagena Colombia
Bride in downstairs courtyard of the Amarla Hotel for her wedding in Cartagena
Bride on her Cartagena wedding day posing on balcony of internal courtyard of Amarla Boutique Hotel


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 symbolise 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 symbolises 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. 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 arrange a beach weddings for an additional cost for couples who dream of having their feet in the sand when saying “I do.” You can join hearts with the Caribbean breeze and return to Amarla to celebrate.

Once you’ve booked your wedding, your Cartagena wedding planner 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 planner will also discuss the finer details of your Amarla wedding and reception so you can begin making necessary plans as soon as possible.