You’ve finally found the one and are happily engaged to be married to them. The moment has come to get down to the serious wedding preparation business. Keep in consideration the location of your loved ones, but ultimately, this is your special day. So, if you’ve got the wanderlust, why not have your wedding somewhere exotic? Here are 20 local and international best destination wedding locations that would be perfect for your dream wedding?.
Regarding top destination wedding locations, Italy is right up there with the best of them. Both the Amalfi Coast and glorious beaches of the Cinque Terre provide breathtaking views of the sea and are popular wedding destinations. Villas on Lake Como are a popular choice for celebs like George and Amal Clooney, John Legend and Chrissy Teigen, and John Krasinski and Emily Blunt, but Tuscany also has pristine beaches and offers luxurious wine retreats.
Caribbean Nation of Dominica
Vacationing couples always seem to have a good time at the all-inclusive resorts in Punta Cana, Dominican Republic. Large hotels have wedding preparation down to a science, making the experience stress-free for the couple. However, the Samaná Peninsula is the perfect place to be married if you’re seeking for a less touristy location in the Dominican Republic. While there are a few huge all-inclusive resorts in the area, boutique hotels remain the norm on private island.
Rhode Island’s Newport
The closest thing the United States has to English manor houses or French châteaux are the Gilded Age mansions in Newport, Rhode Island. Many prominent American families, such as the Vanderbilts and the Astors, who were considered “royal” at the time, held estates here. The mansions are hosting tours today, and weddings, for those who can afford it. If you’re flying in from New York or Boston, you’ll be there in less than three and a half hours.
Ireland is the greatest place to have a fairytale wedding, complete with a medieval castle and stunning backdrop of beautiful scenery. But there’s much more to Ireland than that; for example, you may also tie the knot in a picturesque fishing hamlet, on a cliff overlooking the sea, or in a Gothic church. Wedding guests will have much to do outside of the the wedding ceremony itself, including sightseeing, shopping, and drinking in Dublin’s many pubs and bars.
Hawaii…where to even begin? The islands’ white- and black-sand beaches, verdant rainforests, and the breathtaking backdrop of mountains, volcanoes, and cliffs make them ideal destination wedding venues everywhere. Whether your wedding planner is planning anything large or little, there is no shortage of five-star hotels to accommodate your event. The nicest part about Hawaii is that each island is so different from the others that you may have two completely different experiences on your wedding day and honeymoon. In addition, a passport is not required.
Of course, everyone knows that Paris is the most romantic city on the planet, but it’s not the only option in France. With its beautiful châteaux and vineyards, the Loire Valley is our first choice for a destination wedding location here. The Cote d’Azur is another possibility; it is home to the glamorous resort cities of St.-Tropez and Cannes and the culinary capital of the world, Nice. There’s also Provence, famous for fabulous food, its lavender fields and picturesque towns.
In California, you can have almost any kind of wedding you can imagine. You may have a beachside gala in the south, or a rustic-chic party in the wine country of Sonoma or Napa in the north. Visit Joshua Tree or Palm Springs to host destination weddings in the desert for a change of scenery; just think of the great images you might take there.
The concept of an all-inclusive resort? Check. Shops right on the white sand beaches? Check. vibrant cities? Check. You can find a little bit of everything in Mexico. Stay on the Riviera Maya for the best beaches; Cancun and Playa del Carmen have large beachfront resorts, while Tulum, farther south, has boho-style stores. Puerto Vallarta and Cabo San Lucas are two popular tourist destinations on Mexico’s Pacific coast because of their breathtaking beaches. And in the heart of all lies lively Mexico City, an amazing metropolitan alternative for a wedding.
Sure, the majority of American couples opt for a destination wedding somewhere in Europe or the Caribbean, but why not Thailand? The flight may be long, but the party destination is well worth the effort. Thailand is home to some of the world’s most stunning beaches, not to mention a wide variety of exotic flora and fauna (elephants! ), and exciting urban centers like Bangkok. The long trip is also a good method to narrow down the ever-growing guest list. Those who were unable to attend the rehearsal dinner or the formal celebration need not feel left out; you can always throw a more relaxed party at your house at a later date.
Even though many couples tie the knot in the summer, there’s something very special about a wedding celebrated in a winter destination. Those looking to get warm weather and capture breathtaking images of the Rocky Mountains can visit one of Colorado’s charming mountain villages. The area is perfect for skiers and snowboarders (or those who just like the après-ski scene), but it also has excellent dining options, spas, and museums.
Cajun Country: New Orleans, Louisiana
Let your love blossom in the Big Easy. Beautiful buildings, delectable cuisine, carriage rides on cobblestone streets, and a touch of mystery provide the ideal atmosphere for a memorable wedding in New Orleans.
Arizona is the perfect place for a wedding in the desert. Even though there are beautiful settings all around the state, the greatest place to exchange wedding vows is in or near Red Rock State Park. There are several resorts that would be pleased to host your event, ranging from posh spa retreats to rustic dude ranches.
If you’re looking for a wedding location with perfect weather all year round, the African country of Morocco is a great option. Days are pleasant and evenings are temperate, making the months of April through June and September through November ideal. A wedding in the desert among the beautiful sand dunes is one option, while a celebration in a city like Marrakech is another.
Jamaica is a paradise of sun, beach, and turquoise ocean. The Caribbean island is already a fantastic vacation spot, but with the added excitement of a wedding, it becomes positively paradisiacal. It’s teeming with all-inclusive hotels, where professional event organizers stand by to help you create the ideal celebration.
Portugal, a small country in Europe, is enjoying a moment in the spotlight as a tourist destination. Its city, Lisbon, is as cosmopolitan as capitals get, and the Douro Valley in the country’s north is regarded as one of the best wine-producing areas in the world. The town of Sintra, located not far from Lisbon, is home to various castles that will make you feel like royalty on your wedding day.
A trip to Bali is in order if you’ve always dreamed of sandy beach weddings in your swimsuit. It’s a pleasant, laid-back place, and ideal for people seeking a stress-free day, from its beautiful beaches and verdant mountains to its rich cultural past and vibrant bohemian flair.
You want a beachy atmosphere with a touch of opulence, right? Make arrangements for a Hamptons wedding site. Everyone may locate their ideal wedding venue among the area’s many beaches, wineries, five-star hotels, and sprawling estates.
If you’re willing to go the extra mile, South Africa is the ideal wedding destination, with its picture-perfect beaches, wineries, and mountains. The proximity to amazing safaris is an added bonus that will make your honeymoon trip unforgettable.
The Bahamas is another great option for a wedding and honeymoon. The islands are just a short trip from New York City and provide a picturesque backdrop and natural beauty for your wedding with their abundant sunshine, soft sandy beaches, and crystal blue oceans. Stay at least a few days longer than planned so you may enjoy your honeymoon in paradise.
Although having a wedding in Las Vegas is rather a cliche, we fully support and applaud this age-old custom. If it’s good enough for Jennifer Lopez and Ben Affleck, then it’s good enough for us to elope or have a spectacular wedding at one of the many available drive-in chapels.