Today on the blog we have Penny from Suitcase Travel, returning to tell you all about her top 10 locations for a romantic destination wedding, and some of these are truly stunning!
Congratulations, you are engaged!
Many couples choose to get married here in the UK but for those that want something a bit different, getting married abroad is a great option.
Below I will talk about my ultimate, romantic, destination wedding locations all around the world where your wedding is legally recognised here in the UK as well. Have a read through below as there are a few surprises.
Top 10 Wedding Locations for a Romantic Destination Wedding
Lady Of The Rock – Algarve, Portugal
The Algarve is a great destination to get married if you are having families join you on your special day as it is only a 2-hour flight and have plenty of affordable accommodation options. The Lady of the Rock is an incredibly unique venue with lovely views forming the backdrop for your ceremony. It is all true perfection for your wedding day.
Ancient Amphitheatre – Paphos, Cyprus
Imagine getting married in an open-air amphitheatre with spectacular 360-degree views of gardens and the sea, Well it can easily be done in Cyprus at the 5* Elysium Hotel. Cyprus is another brilliant choice of destination to get married if you have children amongst your guests as there is a wide choice of places to stay for everyone. The setting is ideal for those that really want to put their own mark with the styling and is perfect for both small and large weddings.
Luxury Beach – Mauritius
Mauritius is a most wonderful island in the Indian Ocean that has a truly romantic atmosphere making it a good choice for your wedding. A real bonus with Mauritius is that the hotels only have one wedding a day so you get the truly personal service of the wedding coordinator. Plus you and your guests will never get bored with Mauritius as it suits both those who love to sit by the pool and those who like to go out exploring. Beachcomber’s Victoria is a great option as it has an adult’s only section so you can sneak away from your wedding party when you want to.
Rocky’s Beach Resort – Thailand
Not many people know that you can get married in Thailand but you can and it suits people who are looking for a petite, chic and boho theme to their wedding with all the luxury touches still. Rocky’s Beach Resort is perfect for this and you can choose between having either a traditional Thai style of wedding or a Western-style.
Top Of The Rock – New York City, USA
The famous Top of the Rock in New York City provides the best views of the city and so is no surprise why it a good choice for weddings in New York. No need to hire a wedding car as picking up a yellow taxi to take you to the venue is the coolest way to travel. You can say ‘I do’ on the Observation Deck at the top of the iconic building followed by your wedding reception in the stylish Weather Room, the 620 Loft & Garden or the legendary Rainbow Room.
Red Rock Canyon – near Las Vegas, USA
Another cool place to get married in the USA is Red Rock Canyon that is only a short distance from Las Vegas. With fiery red cliffs, superb wildlife and dazzling waterfalls, it is definitely a unique option to have your ceremony that you won’t regret. It is a romantic way to say your vows and to get away from the hustle and bustle of Las Vegas and then you can celebrate in style in the city afterwards.
Lion Sands Game Reserve – South Africa
Did you know that you can get married whilst on safari? You can and if you love the sound of this, Lion Sands Game Reserve is a perfect choice. This is an ultimate Destination Wedding Goal for many and is something utterly unique. The setting is exceptionally intimate so is perfect for small weddings and has a wide range of wedding packages so you can choose fully what you want to be included on your special day here. Plus the venue can be exclusively just for you and your guests!
Sandals St. Lucia
Sandals are some of the best Luxury All-Inclusive Resorts in the Caribbean that are adults-only so are a superb option for a small wedding. Each wedding comes with a free wedding package that is worth $500 however if you want a different package and customise it yourself, Sandals will give you $500 credit to go towards it. St Lucia is a favourite amongst our customers for romantic destination weddings as the backdrop is so beautiful and the island itself has so much going on. Sandals have three different resorts on the island, all very different from one another so depending on your style, there is definitely one for you.
Carlisle Bay – Antigua
You don’t get married every day so it is a perfect excuse to go all-out on and even more so when it comes to choosing where to stay and celebrate your destination wedding. Carlisle Bay in Antigua is one of the Leading Hotels In The World and is pure luxury but what we call barefoot luxury. It is not too posh and so everyone is welcome here and are all treated equally. The personal service is like no other and so the experience for you and your wedding party will make everyone extremely happy.
Simple And Chic Beach Wedding – Velassaru Maldives
The Maldives is an amazing location for a destination wedding. Although you cannot get legally married, you can certainly have a blessing that will be just like a wedding service. There are plenty of islands in the Maldives for you to spend your wedding day on but Velassaru Maldives is a great option for a simple and chic wedding. The island is in an exceptional setting that you cannot get anywhere else. A few days after your wedding, you both may want some time just yourselves away from your guests. This is no problem as you can easily hop on over to another island to enjoy your honeymoon together.
Santo Winery – Santorini, Greece
An outstanding venue that is situated on the clifftops of Pyrgos boasting mesmerising views of the caldera and the Aegean Sea. It is also a great venue for a larger wedding as it can hold up to 120 guests but also remains a great venue for smaller weddings. It is in a perfect location so that wherever you choose to stay at, you won’t be too far away from the venue. Santo Winery has some of the best food and service on the island so not only the beauty of the venue but the whole atmosphere and service will make you and your guests go wow at your beautifully romantic destination wedding!
Palazzo Gioacchino – Positano, Italy
You can have your wedding in your very own private villa but do not worry, you will not have to be doing all the cooking and serving yourself as it comes fully staffed so it is just like being in your own private hotel. This villa is extremely scenic and is a grand, old villa full of charming features providing beautiful photo opportunities. Both the villa and reception can happen in the villa’s grounds. There are a series of terraces that are a superb spot for it all with their gorgeous views of Positano – one of Italy’s most colourful towns.
OK, I gave you a couple of extras there, but who’s counting?
If you like the idea of any of these romantic destination wedding options or have seen something else, don’t forget to contact Penny to see how she can help you. Give her a call on 01582 349480 or email [email protected].