Where to Wed in Cartagena: El Baluarte


If you’re looking for a truly romantic wedding destination with an old-world vibe, then look no further than the fantastic city of Cartagena, Colombia in South America.  It’s magical, absolutely magical.  The old part of the city is surrounded by ancient fort walls to protect and preserve…the bright colors of the town and all its charm from centuries past.  But this South American city is also on the beach, the Caribbean actually.  So for the best of both worlds in Cartagena, consider saying “I do” to a destination wedding ON the wall, you never have to choose inside or out.  A perfect spot with ocean views and cityscapes behind it is El Baluarte, a restaurant rooftop, or shall we say wall-top, with 360 degree views of all the charm of the city and sea.


You can host your ceremony overlooking the ocean and then dine under the stars with a band (or DJ) perched up on a stage built into one of the ancient structures.  It doesn’t get more unique than this!



And Cartagena has all the best wedding vendors you could ask for, no need to worry about talent here, you’ll find their skill and experience rivals anyone here in the states, but arguably with more warmth in their welcome.


El Baluarte has some of the best views in the city and the city is one to certainly consider for your big day.  If you want an exotic destination wedding location, a romantic setting to say your vows, and an epic view from day to night on your wedding day, then we found it for you – in Cartagena.  Safe travels!