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Has anyone had their ceremony on the old city wall?

July 30, 2017 1:54:06 pm

Posted in Cartagena, Bolivar, Colombia
Emptyprofileicon Rachel Gottlieb Wedding date: June 07, 2014 Cartagena, Bolivar, Colombia

I would love to have my wedding ceremony on the old city wall overlooking the water, specifically in this spot: http://www.lostmanproject.com/blog/south-america/caribbean-sunset

Has anyone had their ceremony on the wall or another public space? What permits are required to gather in this space for an event?

Thanks!

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Emptyprofileicon LUIS ALFONSO OTOYA LEMAITRE

February 26, 2014 4:50:38 am

Rachel. It is possible to get married on the wall. There are several permits that have to be gained in order to do so. There is also a fee (depends on the time of the year) that has to be payed to the city for the use of the space. There are also some requirements that have to be taken into consideration such as bathroom facilities,etc. It is very possible though. I recommend EVENTO & COCINA. This firm can help you with everything you need for your wedding. Venue, permits, catering, planning,etc. WWW.EVENTOYCOCINA.COM. They are great!!

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355617 Bodas Y Glamour Bodas Y Glammour Wedding date: September 20, 2013 Cartagena, Bolivar, Colombia

February 26, 2014 12:24:13 pm

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261898 Miguel Torres

February 26, 2014 1:44:10 pm

Hello Rachel.

As Chef said, you will need a couple of permits that I am sure that your wedding Planner will help you out, we have shot a couple of wedding in the "Baluarte" (Wall city venue) and i am sure that its preatty much on what you are looking to, check their wedding:

Cathy & John
http://blog.matfotografia.com/2013/10/19/cathy-john/

Regards,

MAT
www.matfotografia.com

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Emptyprofileicon Rachel Gottlieb Wedding date: June 07, 2014 Cartagena, Bolivar, Colombia

March 06, 2014 7:58:50 pm

Thanks all! I will look into these options!

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Emptyprofileicon Megan Van Groll Wedding date: February 13, 2016 Cartagena, Bolivar, Colombia

April 01, 2015 3:52:33 pm

Does anyone know how much the fee is to have your wedding on the wall? I was hoping to do the same thing. Would love to understand just how expensive it is. Thanks!

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Emptyprofileicon Rachel Gottlieb Wedding date: June 07, 2014 Cartagena, Bolivar, Colombia

April 01, 2015 4:05:31 pm

Megan, I looked into permits and they were pretty expensive. I ended up doing our ceremony using part of Cafe del Mar's space. It cost about $1,500 USD for a simple ceremony for 50 people. The cost depends on a number of factors, including decorations, number of people, timing, etc. The area we had wasn't very private; we had a lot of onlookers. It didn't bother me, but if that's something that would bother you, you would probably need to pay for a larger area.

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Emptyprofileicon Megan Van Groll Wedding date: February 13, 2016 Cartagena, Bolivar, Colombia

April 01, 2015 4:11:45 pm

Thanks Rachel. That's too bad that it's so expensive - that $1,500 for Cafe del Mar was cheaper! We are only interested in doing a very quick ceremony at the wall - possibly even without chairs - and then heading straight to the reception. We were hoping to be sort of "flash mob" about it (with permits). Maybe that's not going to work out...

Thank you for responding!

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Emptyprofileicon Rachel Gottlieb Wedding date: June 07, 2014 Cartagena, Bolivar, Colombia

April 01, 2015 4:15:19 pm

The $1500 covered chairs, flowers, water for guests, etc. I don't have the break down for just the cost of using the space - it's probably much less. The trouble with the wall is that it's a UNESCO world heritage site, so there are regulations and costs for using it. You don't have to worry about all of that if you use Cafe del Mar, but you are paying them to set aside space that would normally be used for customers visiting their restaurant.

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