Your wedding day is a day full of romance, love, and commitment to a life you’re building with your partner. And the perfect way to celebrate? In a beautiful location surrounded by your loved ones. Here are some of our favorite destination wedding locations to help you get started planning your big day.
Riviera Maya, Mexico
Dreaming of getting married in the Yucatan? Look no further than the Riviera Maya, with wedding costs averaging just $8,000 and the beautiful backdrop of turquoise waters gracing every photo.
This stretch of Caribbean coast on the southeastern tip of Mexico is home to some of the region’s best all-inclusive hotels and wedding venues as well as some of the best beaches the country has to offer.
If you’re planning to tie the knot in the Riviera Maya, the recommended months are October through December. You’ll miss hurricane season, ending in September and you’ll also beat the high travel season that starts in January. Plus, with warm weather year-round, a winter wedding in the Yucatan could be just what you and your loved ones need!
Barcelo Maya Palace
Choose between a beautiful gazebo overlooking the ocean, an altar on the sand of the stunning stretch of beach right outside of the hotel, or even a chapel with a priest that is fully qualified to perform Catholic weddings!
This hotel also offers romantic ballrooms and gardens throughout the property for the reception of your dreams.
As a bonus, the hotel has a professional team available to help you handle all of the paperwork that comes with a destination wedding in Mexico.
Hotel Xcaret Mexico, Playa Del Carmen
This stunning property is located in one of the most coveted locations in the Yucatan.
And with some of the most unique wedding venue options, Hotel Xcaret will surely provide the perfect backdrop for a true one-of-a-kind wedding.
Choose between a beach setting, a hilltop chapel overlooking the ocean, the lush rainforest amongst meandering rivers and secluded coves, a chapel in one of the area’s famous cenotes, a wine cellar, and several other incredibly unique settings.
Hotel Xcaret Arte next door is the perfect accommodation for your guests where the guest experience is a blend of natural beauty, Mexican art and culture, and fine dining. Hotel Xcaret is the perfect location to celebrate love and explore the incredible destination that is Playa Del Carmen.
This island is part of the Lesser Antilles island chain in the southern Caribbean Sea and it’s well known for its gorgeous turquoise waters, soft white sand beaches, and vibrant Caribbean architecture. This island is the perfect tropical getaway for the destination wedding of your dreams.
Aruba is the Caribbean island that sees the least amount of rain and is safely situated outside the hurricane belt so whatever month you’re planning to tie the knot, you typically won’t have to worry about rain on your wedding day. The only weather consideration is the humidity, with the summer months seeing higher moisture content in the air so make sure to plan your makeup accordingly!
Divi/Tamarijn Aruba All-Inclusive
These stunning resorts are within walking distance of each other and span the stunning Divi Beach on the west coast of the island, perfect for romantic sunset photos on the big day. And with four different venue options and a team of professionals ready to make this day unforgettable, you’ll be able to choose between a wedding day overlooking the ocean, living out your country club wedding day dreams at the onsite golf course, or saying “I do” in a more formal ballroom setting.
The Ritz-Carlton Aruba
The Ritz-Carlton has no lack of romance, luxury, and over-the-top elegance for your big day. This stunning property has venues for groups of all sizes from a 2-person elopement to a group of 1,000 friends and family! Tie the knot on the eternity bridge overlooking the famous Palm Beach and then celebrate with your loved ones on their perfectly manicured lawn sprawling throughout the property. Or opt for the opulent ballroom setting with blown-glass chandeliers and the perfect cocktail hour space. The Ritz-Carlton is the perfect spot for your luxurious destination wedding!
Live out your Mamma Mia dreams with a wedding celebration on one of Greece’s most beautiful islands. Santorini, with its famous blue-roofed buildings that live high up on the cliffs overlooking the Aegean Sea, is the perfect destination for a day full of romance.
We recommend planning a summer wedding to make sure the weather cooperates for your big day, but be sure to book well in advance because the high season in Greece runs from June through October!
A wedding with Rocabella is a true fairytale- Traditional Greek architecture, sweeping ocean views, private pools, and a yacht where you can say “I do”. This resort and spa will truly take your breath away. If you’re dreaming of an elegantly lavish wedding in the Mediterranean, Rocabella is the perfect location for your big day.
La Ciel is one of the more popular venues in Santorini, and with good reason. This decadent restaurant offers a private open-air terrace as the ceremony space and a stunning indoor area for your reception. The expansive Agean Sea and volcano serve as the perfect backdrop for your dreamy Greek wedding, but the real star of the show at this venue is the menu full of delicious Greek dishes.
This stunning island in the middle of the Caribbean is known for its pristine beaches, incredible snorkeling, and the Pitons- dramatic mountains that rise from the sea, forming the west coast of the island.
St. Lucia is a popular place for destination weddings due to its wide variety of landscapes. You can plan your wedding on the sand, in the mountains, in botanical gardens, or even in front of cascading waterfalls tucked away in the lush jungle. Whatever your dream wedding looks like, you’ll be sure to find the perfect venue in St. Lucia.
We recommend planning your wedding December through May to avoid hurricane season and enjoy the best weather the island has to offer.
Named one of the 16 most romantic places to stay in the world by Conde Nast Traveler, Ladera Resort will simply take your breath away. With your ceremony arch framed on either side by the sweeping green Piton mountains that plunge into the turquoise sea below, this wedding venue is nothing short of extraordinary. You’ll experience first-class service with an authentic St. Lucian charm, rainforest-inspired architecture, and some of the best views on the island when you book with Ladera. (Photo source:https://www.ladera.com/)
Viceroy Resort - Sugar Beach
With over a dozen absolutely stunning ceremony locations tucked away in 100 acres of tropical rainforest, Sugar Beach allows you to completely personalize the wedding of your dreams. Get married on the sunset deck, down on the sand, in the incredibly green Great Lawn or any of the other jaw-dropping venues on this incredible property. All while you enjoy the ease of planning your wedding in St. Lucia with the help of your very own dedicated wedding specialist and styling services offered by the resort.
(Photo source: https://www.viceroyhotelsandresorts.com/)
Destination weddings are the perfect way to create a memory of a lifetime with your partner and loved ones as you celebrate the love you share. The world is full of stunning venues with staff that are eager to help make your wedding dreams come true. So whether you’re heading to the Caribbean or Europe or anywhere in between, we’d love to help make the planning process as stress-free and enjoyable as possible.
If your eyes are set on the destination wedding of your dreams, we invite you to contact us today so we can help you expertly plan your big day.
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