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How much can a marriage cost in Cartagena?
Oct 22, 2015
If you are thinking about getting married, Cartagena is an alternative that is being used by lovers. Find out what are the costs to make the wedding of your dreams in one of the most desired destinations.

Getting married in a romantic city has always been the desire of couples in love. Cartagena meets this requirement. It also has suitable scenarios such as churches, colonial houses, hotels, beaches, among others, to celebrate the perfect marriage.

This tourist destination has experienced weddings of all kinds, where weddings of a high, medium and low budget were planned. High budget weddings are characterized by marriages of important foreign and local personalities. The general costs of a wedding in Cartagena de Indias are the following:

High budget:

Between US $400,000 and US $500,000 for 100 and 200 guests. This price includes Transportation, special international menu, photography, decoration, tourist package, security body, tourist guide, interpreters, internationally imported products, such as caviar, wines and exotic flowers even pets on special flights.

Average budget:

Between US $80,000 and US $100,000, for 50 to 80 guests. Includes: Weddings in their majority of Colombian citizens that invite their loved ones, arrive at La Heroica and stay in the hotels of the city. In these weddings, they only take charge of the church's decoration and the reception; both hosts and guests prefer to economize and they just want a nice memory of the city in the company of family and friends.

Low budget:

Between US $ 8,000 and US $ 10,000, for 10 to 20 guests. Includes: these weddings are focused on the couple, who just want a private weekend in total peace after their union. A private suite is decorated, and the ceremony is done in an old house, accompanied by a saxophonist. It usually includes 4 days with everything included.

The rapid growth of the city and the increase in the realization of events, festivals, and conventions ratifies that the city has the necessary infrastructure.

Requirements for marriages by the church:


Departure of baptism and confirmation of the spouses. Photocopy of identity documents, Premarital course record, 2 Photos certificate of each size. Permission of the parish or church they belong his hometown. 2 Witnesses in marriage.

Additional requirements for foreigners:

Photocopies of the passports. Marriage certificate of each spouse, authenticated and certified at the Consulate of Colombia in their country of origin.

Additional requirements for civil marriage:

Birth registry. Special marriage visa for the country as needed.

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