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This Must Be The Place, Barcelona

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Their venue name and philosophy were inspired by the Talking Heads song ‘This Must Be The Place (Naive Melody)’, which songwriter David Byrne describes as:

“A real honest kind of love song… I tried to write one that wasn’t corny, that didn’t sound stupid or lame the way many do. I think I succeeded.”

He did, and they intend to too.

what's so special about This Must Be The Place?

This Must Be The Place is a suitably apt name for this stunning wedding and events venue near Barcelona in Spain. Located just 1 hour in land from Girona Airport, set atop the rolling hills of Northern Spain,  this 18th-century ‘Mas Casamitjana’ farmhouse has been lovingly restored in a modern rustic style by (the absolutely lovely) British owners Jo & Duncan. 

The rooms, barns, courtyards and gardens have been carefully designed to offer you several unique spaces to celebrate each element of your special day. We can’t get enough of the views from this epic location and your guests won’t either, we’re certain of that.  

While most venues in this part of the world offer a ‘plan B’ in case of bad weather (sadly it can also rain in Spain, just not that often and not always on the plain), most people regard this venue’s under cover space as part of their plan A. ‘Els Graners’ – 3 large double-height conjoined barns that form an L shape and interconnect through a majestic arch. They open out on 2 sides through large bi-fold doors to connect with the central courtyard (‘El Barri’). With these doors closed it can seat up to 180 people for a wedding banquet, open them up and it expands to over 200. Not that you need to banquet here mind you… there are plenty of other options. You might just want to use this space for dancing under the huge mirrorball.

This Must Be The Place has been created by British owners Jo and Duncan. They came to Barcelona with a dream, and have used their experience in UK music festivals and events (Duncan – Bestival / Camp Bestival / Sunday Best) and film production (Jo – films inc ‘Vicky Cristina Barcelona’), plus a load of hard work, to turn it into a reality. They can’t wait to welcome you to their home.

don't miss...

The sunset. Yep, this location boasts a killer sunset. And for those late partygoers, maybe you’ll catch the glorious sunrise from this hilltop location too.

venue facilities

Bridal Suite
Exclusive Use
Accommodation on Site

finer details

Exclusive Use
Ceremony / Reception Capacity
Accommodation on Site
4 Rooms / Sleeps 12
LGBT Friendly
Disabled Facilities
Child Friendly
Supplier Flexibility
In House Wedding Planner/ Co-ordinator
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BYO Not Permitted
Indoors & Outdoors
Closing Time
Closed periods
Dec - Feb

Flight Duration

2–4 hours, depending on departure and arrival points.



Language Spoken

Spanish & Catalan in the North, but English is widely spoken and understood.




RENFE runs high-speed trains across the country and towns such as Madrid and Barcelona have their own Metro networks. Look for the green light if you want to hail a taxi in the street – Spanish taxis wont take more than four people at a time and they’re harder to find on Friday and Saturday nights. Most cities have plenty of buses with tickets available on board or at estancos (tobacconists).

Public Holidays

All the big religious holidays such as Easter and Christmas, as
well as Three Kings Day/ Epiphany (6th January), Labour Day (1st May) and Hispanic Day (12th October). Many of the regions have their own local public holidays, such as Balearic Day in the Balearic Islands (1st March).

Good Time to Go

Late April - Early October

good to know

Spain is recognised as one of the sunniest countries in Europe, with over 300 days of sunshine per year. That sounds like good odd's to us...

What Couples Say

We had the perfect wedding at This Must Be The Place! It was everything we hoped for – you have to see the place in person to appreciate how beautiful it is. We live on the East Coast of the US and wanted to do something different for our wedding, and found Catalonia to be a perfect destination – great food, beautiful scenery, lovely people, and very affordable by US standards. The venue has multiple great locations to hold a ceremony and a beautiful indoor space for the bar and dancing. Overall we had a wonderful experience with this venue and the lovely owners, and would recommend it to anyone! It was an unforgettable weekend!

Sylvia & Ben

What Couples Say

We couldn’t have made a better decision for our wedding venue.

The beauty of the venue with its countless facets and options speaks for itself! You really feel the love for detail in every corner. What makes the venue even more special are the perfect hosts Jo & Duncan. In these uncertain times they were always there for us with support, advice and the necessary flexibility. During preparations and on the day itself they were very helpful and contributed to our perfect day.

We highly recommend This Must Be The Place / Was Casamitjana to anyone and would love to host another event there!

Thank you guys a lot!

Lauren & Til

location & details


Mas Casamitjana, Carrer Casamitjana, 08180, Barcelona, Spain

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