Have you ever considered Barcelona, the capital of Catalonia, and home of the famous architect Antoni Gaudí, as a potential option for your next event? This oasis of a city offers a bit of everything, from classical Catalan Gothic and Modernism architecture to some of the sunniest Mediterranean beaches. Not to mention, the nightlife and restaurant scene in Barcelona is absolutely booming!

Today we’re letting the Barcelona corporate venue experts take the reins and share some of their favourite venues for events. Whether you’re attending the upcoming Barcelona MWC 2019 and need a venue for your party, or you simply fancy something different for your next corporate conference, these unique venues are perfect for a variety of different events. These are some of Akommo’s favourite unique Barcelona event venues.

  • Barcelona Event Venue for Large Gala Dinners – Casa Llotja de Mar

Located in the centre of Barcelona city, just between the ancient Gothic Quarter and the medieval streets of the Borne neighbourhood, you’d never guess that this huge venue is tucked away here. This venue dates back to the 14th century, and since then it’s been a military barracks, the stock exchange of Barcelona, and today functions as the Chamber of Commerce. The Casa Llotja de Mar is one of the most unique, spacious, and open event venues in the city, and has an impressive amount of historical significance to Barcelona. In total, there are 7 different spaces within the building, from brightly lit indoor courtyards to official meeting rooms still used today for politicians and the King of Spain! Akommo recommends hosting a dinner for up to 700 guests at this emblematic event venue. See our entire tour of the Casa Llotja de Mar on our vlog below.

  • Barcelona Event Venue for VIP Dinner Parties- Casa Batlló

Rebuilt in 1904, this brilliant masterpiece by famous architect Antoni Gaudí (does Sagrada Familia ring a bell?) can also be your next event venue. Akommo recommends having your next corporate cocktail or VIP dinner party for up to 50 guests in the iconic Dragon Rooftop with views of the city that cannot compare to anything else. Can you just imagine having your guests sipping on cava and enjoying tapas in the Barcelona sunshine on this exclusive rooftop?

Photo by Casa Batlló
  • Barcelona Event Venue for a Launch Party – Espai 88

Looking for something a bit edgier for your next event? Located in the heart of the urban district of Barcelona, the Espai 88 is a favourite amongst attendees of the Mobile World Congress for its modern look and atypical location. Not to mention, the Poblenou neighbourhood is home to the booming startup community of Barcelona. If you’re looking for an open and trendy space to host your guests, look no further. Akommo recommends hosting a product or app launch party at this space that can host up to100 guests.

Photo by Espai 88
  • Barcelona Event Venue for an Iconic Conference – El Liceu

If you’re looking to host an event in a venue your guests will never forget, El Liceu is an iconic landmark in this city. Founded in 1847, the Opera House of Barcelona is one of the most grandiose venues in the city. From different spaces, like the Historic Lobby,  to the Hall of Mirrors, to the Grand Auditorium, the Liceu de Barcelona is unique to any other opera house in the country. Akommo recommends having a 1-day conference here, which can seat up to 2,294 guests in the Auditorium. Prepare to leave your guests and attendees speechless.

Photo by El Liceu
  • Barcelona Event Venue for C-Suite Conferences and Meetings- Hotel Arts

Situated just metres from the sea, the waterfront Hotel Arts is world-renowned for its pristine facilities, impeccable service, and of course, location. The Hotel Arts is the perfect place to host internal conferences or meetings as it has 483 hotel rooms and various spaces with capacity for up to 1.410 attendees in theatre style. Not to mention, you can keep all other events inside the hotel, such as VIP dinners at the Michelin-star Enoteca restaurant, or maybe cocktails on the sunny pool deck. Akommo recommends hosting a private, multi-day conference here for up to 450 C-Suite guestsClick here to find out what hosting a corporate event looks like at the Arts.

This diverse metropolitan city has it all, from gorgeous beaches to restaurants in the hills overlooking the city, be sure to be blown away. Not to mention, this city is sunny on average 310 days out of the year, practically guaranteeing good weather and minimal rain or storm. Dare to do something different for your next corporate event, and choose Barcelona as your dream event destination. To find more unique event venues in Barcelona send your event requirements to the Akommo team and they’ll be happy return proposal ideas within 24 hours, completely free of charge.

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Adam is the co-founder and editor of www.eventindustrynews.com Adam, a technology evangelist also organises Event Tech Live, Europe’s only show dedicated to event technology and the Event Technology Awards. Both events take place in November, London.