Destination weddings have been getting ever more popular in recent years, and it’s easy to see why.
Tying the knot with the love of your life on a gorgeous beach or in other luxurious surroundings can only make your big day even better.
There are now countless places around the world that cater to people wanting to have a completely unforgettable wedding, and in this article, we’re going to list several of the very best of them all. Read on!
Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Punta Cana, Punta Cana, Dominican Republic
When you look at this place, it should speak for itself. It’s set on an incredible beach in the beautiful Dominican Republic, with pristine white sands and glittering blue water all around – it’s hard to imagine a more strikingly pretty place to get married.
That’s not all, though. They’re happy to cater specifically for destination weddings, and in fact, they offer no fewer than six different wedding packages so whatever kind of dream wedding you’re imagining, they’ll be able to make it happen.
This includes everything from elopements to huge weddings with hundreds of guests, as well as South Asian weddings that do justice to your family traditions.
Aside from the wedding itself, the hotel also has endless fun and relaxation to offer. There’s the casino, 12 swimming pools, four swim-up bars, and 13 different restaurants to choose from, among all the other luxuries and fun activities that the hotel has to offer.
One thing’s for sure: you’ll absolutely never forget the experience of getting married here.
Meneghetti Wine Hotel And Winery, Istria, Croatia
The Istrian Peninsula is one of the most picturesque places in all of Europe. Set on the coast of the Adriatic Sea, it can boast crystal blue waters, beautiful old towns (some of them dating back to the ancient world of the Greeks and the Romans), and amazing views.
Another thing it’s well known for is its stunning food and wine, making it the perfect place for a combination hotel and winery.
The hotel and its winery are set amidst a gorgeous mixture of vineyards and olive groves, and it provides a way to get married in a place that feels like a paradise away from the world.
You can rent the entire estate for your big day and, naturally, the world-class wine from the hotel’s winery will be served for your party.
You might well end up liking it so much that you’ll want to buy some more, which you can do (along with some great olive oil and even cigars).
Sri Panwa, Phuket, Thailand
Phuket is another one of the world’s most beautiful places. It’s an island in the south of Thailand, not far off the coast of the mainland in the Andaman Sea. It attracts tourists of all kinds, but is also a great place for a memorable wedding.
Sri Panwa is a resort of incredible luxury villas that’s also happy to cater to special events and occasions, like your destination wedding.
The breathtaking views have to be seen to be believed, and the private infinity pools are the perfect places to enjoy them from.
When it comes to the wedding itself, Sri Panwa will cater to your every desire, whether you want a large party with a long guest list, or a more intimate affair with only a few close friends and family members.
Villa Cimbrone, Ravello, Italy
Ravello is situated on Italy’s famous Amalfi Coast, where every building, village, and view manages to be picturesque.
Villa Cimbrone in particular is a real treat, and has in the past played host to famous names like Winston Churchill, T.S. Eliot, Virginia Woolf, and Greta Garbo.
The building is around a thousand years old, and that history will be all around you when you stay there.
That’s before we get to its famously jaw-dropping views and exquisite gardens – Gore Vidal called it the most beautiful place he had ever seen.
For that reason, it has a great pedigree when it comes to sumptuous weddings, and you can be sure that, no matter what kind of experience you’re looking for, Villa Cimbrone will be able to make it happen to your exact specifications.
Grace Hotel Santorini, Santorini, Greece
Santorini already has a famous reputation as one of the most beautiful places on Earth, and the Grace Hotel Santorini has one of the best views of that iconic sunset on the whole island.
The hospitality is beyond compare, with your every need taken care of, and even champagne on arrival.
A wedding here will be an unforgettably luxurious experience, and the resort’s wedding team will tailor the entire experience to your exact requirements.
This also includes the world-class catering service. They will work with you to create a completely customized menu that will incorporate the very best of local cuisine and ingredients.
Glen Oaks Big Sur, Big Sur, California, USA
Big Sur is one of the most famous places in the world for gorgeous destination weddings.
The natural beauty of its cliffs and beaches have rightly won it its renown, but this resort actually offers something a bit different – a secluded getaway in among the giant redwood trees by the Big Sur River.
These trees have lived for centuries, and what better symbol of the strength and endurance of your relationship could there be than that? Aside from that, they’re incredible to look at, and a wedding here will be an experience like no other.
This forest idyll has space for up to 100 guests, so it can cater equally well for intimate or mid-sized gatherings.
There you have it, a list of some of the very best destination wedding resorts in the world.
All of them are set among some of the most beautiful natural scenery that this planet has to offer, and all of them are well versed in organizing perfect weddings.
So, whether you prefer the classical beauty of the Mediterranean or the more exotic Caribbean or Andaman seas, there’s a perfect place for you on this list somewhere.