Last Updated on January 11, 2021
Are you looking to elope and need some destination wedding ideas? Check out these six breathtaking places around the globe to get married:
Every couple opting for a destination wedding has a vision, what they want the wedding to look and feel like. And this begins by scouting the best places for a destination wedding but where to even start looking! Whether you are dreaming of a grand, an intimate, a beach, a budget or a same-sex wedding, there’s the perfect spot for everyone!
From New Zealand to America, Jamaica to England, Mexico to Italy, here are some destination wedding ideas for you.
The U.S. – the gay wedding
Are you a same-sex couple or LGBT+ couple looking for comfortable, accepting and romantic marriage locations? Korakia Pensione in Palm Springs, California is one of the best places you can find. The first quality about Palm Springs is that there is a big LGBT+ community, so you’ll feel welcome and don’t have to worry about stares and unwanted attention.
The setting of the hotel also makes it the most romantic. It boasts palm-flanked pools, candlelit walkways, and bougainvillea filled garden, where you can have an intimate ceremony. The year-round blessing of sunshine and desert-like landscape allows couples to have stunning outdoor weddings.
At the end of the day, lodge at the rustic-styled villas. And sleep with a views of San Jacinto Mountains.
Jamaica – the budget wedding
Even if you have only a small budget, you can always have your dream destination wedding, fireworks and all! Hotel Rui Montego Bay in Jamaica has you covered and can help you plan and organize your dream wedding from start to finish. The hotel is calmly situated on a white sand beach, a stone’s throw away from Montego Bay’s main town. Their wedding packages begin at only $1,700, and this includes all the essentials to make your wedding a success: the wedding cake, the wedding coordinator, and a reception covering 20 guests. For lodging, you can get 3 nights for $200. And this includes all your meals and alcohol. A perfect destination wedding for a small price, right?
England – the castle wedding
For the lovebirds who love nature and are suckers for old castles, Leeds Castle in England is one of the most romantic places to get married. It is located in Kent, just over an hour southwest of London, so you can combine your wedding with a honeymoon tour of the UK’s prettiest castles. Nicknamed “the loveliest castle in the world” (for good reason!), Leeds Castle will charm you and your wedding guests with its stunning gardens, vineyard, and plush rooms. The place looks like it walked out of a postcard!
Think fairy tale wedding and this place in the countryside of England gives the perfect backdrop. You can get truly magnificent experiences here – from having a grand ceremony in the sophisticated ballroom to enjoying vintage champagne toasts in the drawing room. And for the luxury evening banquet and dancing, the King Henry VIII 13th century banquet hall is at your service.
If your dream is to get married in a castle, here are 12 more castles where you can have your own royal wedding.
Mexico – the beach wedding
If you dream of a destination wedding on a picturesque beach, you can’t find a more perfect place than the Waldorf Astoria Los Cabos Pedregal Resort! Located on Mexico’s west coast in Baja California, this resort has a secluded beach. The atmosphere is dreamy and romantic thanks to ethereal cliffs and golden sunsets, infusing romance, drama and glow.
Have the ceremony on the ocean terraces of the resort, or the beach itself. And take your reception to the open-air restaurant El Farallon for a stunning fine dining experience, beautifully carved into the cliffs and overlooking the Pacific.
Italy – the glitzy wedding
You have a grand wedding in mind? Kind of like the glamorous destination weddings you read about in your favorite gossip magazine? Nowhere “grander” than the Grand Hotel Tremezzo in Italy. Located at Lake Como, this is a surefire luxury stop for celebrity weddings.
Have the grand ceremony at the 17th-century villa Carlotta, or the lake front garden. Swing by La Terrazza for a candlelit dinner, then drink and dance the night away at L’Escale bar. Grand Hotel Tremezzo can host around 100 guests and accommodate up to 60 guests at the hotel (but there are other – cheaper – hotels nearby).
New Zealand – the most remote destination wedding
Do you want to go as far away as possible to get hitched? Then fly halfway around the world to Helena Bay Lodge, a lodge in a remote bay in the far north of New Zealand’s North Island. This spot gives you the most intimate and romantic wedding getaway you can think of, and if you live in the U.S., it’s one of the farthest away destination wedding places you can possibly find.
Helena Bay Lodge is what boutique hotel postcards are made of. It has a private coastline and is secluded in a 750-acre woodland. With a distance of one hour to the nearest town, it gives you the feeling that you’re getting married at the end of the world.
The boutique hotel has only five villas which can accommodate 10 guests at a time. If the weather is good, you can have your reception on the beach. The seclusion, serenity, and number of guests allowed make Helena Lodge Bay the perfect spot for intimate and small destination weddings.
Have you found your perfect place for your destination wedding?
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