If you’re one of the lucky couples who celebrated their engagement this Christmas or New Year…
NOW is when you get to make the BIG decision on where in the world your BIG day will be. Here’s some inspiration to help you choose your dream wedding venue in some of the world’s best destinations.
#1 Beach Republic Koh Samui - Thailand
Thailand’s second biggest island, Koh Samui, can feel very exclusive indeed when it comes to romantic wedding ceremonies. The generous staff at the Beach Republicare able to make sure there’s only one marriage each day, and they’ll be happy to deliver something bespoke and extra special for you. The palm-lined beach of Lamai makes for a terrific location to host a ceremony on the sand (in glam-looking flats or sandals) and looking out to the stunning sea view.
#2 Avavi Bali Weddings - Indonesia
Given Bali’s reputation as a
hedonistic holiday spot, it may not surprise you that the spirit of excess
extends to weddings here. You’ll be spoilt for choice by Avavi Bali Weddings –
choose between a church, villa, beach or resort setting. These specialist
wedding planners are a team of seasoned professionals who will help you decide
on your perfect celebration and ceremony, from the most popular wedding
arrangements right through to bespoke luxury packages.
#3 Hapimag Resort Mas Nou - Spain
With its rugged landscapes,
sensational sunsets and hilltop views, and nearby the cities of Girona and
Barcelona, the Hapimag Resort Mas Nou is in a location that effortlessly lends
itself to romance. Situated in the centre of the splendid Club Golf d’Aro golf
course, your wedding will be hosted in a venue that typifies the beautiful
regional architecture offered by Catalonia. And all within an affordable 4-star
resort that is perfect for hosting family, friends and larger wedding parties.
#4 Remisens Premium Hotel Kvarner - Croatia
The elegant and celebrated
ballroom of Crystal Hall could be the ideal setting for your perfect wedding in
Croatia. Remisens Premium Hotel Kvarner’ssuper-spacious hall can accommodate
up to 400 guests for a private ceremony, and you can have the space decked out
how you want it. Massive bonuses here include a private beach, with a view of
Kvarner Bay, a choice of two restaurants and a Spa. The events space at
Remisens Premium Hotel Kvarner was renovated in 2014 and is one of the Adriatic
coast’s oldest and grandest hotels.
#5 The Palace at Osowa Sien - Poland
If you’re a couple looking to
book an intimate wedding abroad, then The Palace at Osowa Sien is a charming
venue hidden deep in the West Polish countryside that could work for you. Up to
32 guests can be accommodated at this classy retreat, the grounds of which
include an ancient tower that could be a tourist attraction on its own. A neat
little extra is that newlyweds can stay free of charge if they book a group of
20 or more guests. And finally, you can enjoy a choice of locations – from the
bright and airy Ballroom, to the garden grounds themselves in the warmer
#6 Kefalonia Weddings - Greece
For a dream Greek island
wedding, Kefalonia has some of the best beaches in Greece. And if you want to
say ‘I do’ in heels then the city can also offer stylish, boutique hotel venues
near the main square, shops and nightlife. Kefalonia Weddingsare experts in
arranging your perfect day whatever your style. And for a more intimate or
exclusive wedding you can even choose to host your celebrations in a private
villa or manor house with its own pool - offering you privacy, intimacy and the
pleasure of celebrating your special day precisely to your own ‘house rules.’
#7 Royal Ambarrukmo Yogyakarta - Indonesia
It’s fair to say you’ll get
the royal treatment as a couple getting married at Royal Ambarrukmo Yogyakarta
- a 5-star hotel in Yogyakarta city. Different processions and rituals,
including those which chime with the ancient Javanese manuscript, can be
arranged for a truly unique wedding experience. The luxuriously-designed
Kasultanan Ballroom, which is located in the garden grounds, has its own
entrance and reception area – helpful for facilitating a feeling of
exclusivity. There’s a built-in stage and a pre-function room too. Your guests
will have plenty to keep themselves entertained with too, as the hotel’s near
to a shopping mall and some tasty local culinary options.
#8 Pine Cliffs Resort - Portugal
Set over more than 70
hectares of lush gardens and pine trees, Pine Cliffs is a luxury resort that
sits on a row of breathtaking cliff formations. And you’ll be partial to so me
incomparable views over the Atlantic Ocean. The well-kept gardens are just one
of numerous venue choices for your ceremony. Another is a laid-back and lovely
beach-side event on the unspoiled white sands of Portugal's well-known Praia da
#9 Hotel Romazzino - Italy
The Hotel Romazzino has spent
more than half a century hosting wedding bashes and ceremonies in their
secluded corner of Costa Smeralda, a stretch of land along the northeast coast
of Sardinia. Perched on a hillside overlooking a sheltered bay with golden
beaches, and with the waft of wildflower scent sweeping over the gardens you’d
have a very fine and slightly dizzying environment for a large or intimate
wedding. Features to complete your superb Italian ceremony include wooden
garden chairs, a sound system and drinks station. You and your partner can stay
for free - assuming your guests are booked to stay at this venue, while private
valet and transportation can be arranged for all.
#10 Villa Arrigo - Malta
Villa Arrigo & Osborne Tailored Catering are one of Malta’s leading venue and boutique caterers offering the experience to manage most aspects related to any events. Established in the early 1970s, Villa Arrigo offers a truly exceptional experience for every guest. The décor, fabulous rooms, grand marquee and immaculately manicured gardens create a pleasant and tranquil atmosphere. An ideal setting for any special event.
#11 Ballynahinch Castle - Ireland
For your special day at
Ballynahinch Castle you’ll be offered the private use of the estate’s Hunts
Room, as well as the inter-connecting Morning Room, complete with access to the
hotel gardens for your ceremony. Afterwards, your amazed party can enjoy a celebratory
dinner in the semi-private dining area of the on-site restaurant.
#12 Turtle Beach - Barbados
With four ceremony locations
and nine receptions to choose from, Turtle Beach gives plenty of choice based
on your individual needs and wants for creating your ideal Caribbean beach
wedding. Add into the mix fresh flower bouquets, cakes and entertainment – as
well as photography and video services – and, with the help of your dedicated
wedding coordinator, you dream wedding can come true with a minimum of fuss.
Being able to hire a live steel band, and a Spa indulgence package are just a
couple of special extras we simply couldn’t not tell you about…
#13 Stella Island Luxury Resort & Spa - Greece
A romantic seaside location,
a roof-top terrace and a small chapel are all options on the table when it
comes to getting married at Stella Island Luxury Resort & Spa. The hotel’s
dedicated wedding planners can take care of all the small details, so that you
can get on and enjoy your big day – including a charming reception venue on a
rooftop that offers a stunning view above the lagoon pool. Couples here on
honeymoon are also very welcome to enjoy an intimate private dinner, prepared
by their executive chef before unwinding with a signature couples’ treatment in
#14 Rose of Sharon Event Planning - Bermuda
Rose of Sharon are wedding
and event planning experts based in Sandys, one of the nine parishes in
picturesque Bermuda. Founded back in 1999, these professionals have a passion
to see couples pledge their commitment against a backdrop of crystal blue waters
and soft island sand. They’ll handle every detail, big or small, to ensure that
your dream vision for your wedding day is brought to life.
#15 Oia Sunset Villas - Greece
Few of your guests are likely
to grumble about the chance to go to the world-famous Greek island of Santorini
for a wedding. Oia’s considered to be one of the most romantic towns to stay
in, and it certainly offers views which are among the very best of the island.
Oia Sunset Villas can host a breath-taking ceremony on a private terrace at
sunset. Alternatively, there’s the beautiful pool gazebo. Everyone who stays
with you at this resort will feel a tad special, because each villa comes with
a private dining area to enjoy alfresco drinks and nibbles, as well as a garden
and heated hydro massage spa.
#16 Si Como No Resort & Wildlife Refuge - Costa Rica
If you’re after an exotic
destination wedding experience, then all of your needs can be served by Costa
Rica. This popular tourist country always wows visitors with its biodiversity
and nature, and at the Sí Como No Resort & Wildlife Refuge they’ve even
crafted a wedding space within a private Butterfly Atrium. And you’ll be able
to retreat to the luxurious Honeymoon Suite at the end of your unforgettable
day. Also, you and your guests will enjoy the very best of the resort’s
personalised services, such as spas, dining, guided or self-guided tours.
#17 L'Alyana Ninh Van Bay - Vietnam
L’Alyana Ninh Van Bay has
been named the second best hotel in all of Vietnam by TripAdvisor and it’s not
hard to see why. From full butler services in all villas, to relaxing
Vietnamese spa services, traditional cooking classes, yoga – and much, much
more. L’Alyana Ninh Van Bay is also a spectacular setting for beach weddings
and romantic escapes: At the place where time is forgotten, you will be
pampered in the openness of tranquil woods, blue natural sea and spectacular
settings under the sunset.
#18 Buenavantura Golf & Beach Resort - Panama
Ever thought about turning up
to get married in a horse drawn carriage? It’s possible at the Buenaventura Golf & Beach Resort, and as well as a movie-like entrance there’s plenty
else to make you feel like a star if you choose this Central American treasure.
The 5-star resort can host up to 800 guests for your celebration and you can
pick from venues including a beachfront spot at the El Faro beach club, to a
romantic ceremony at the La Ermita chapel - to name just two options. The
resort’s designed to cater for both intimate ceremonies and more lavish events.
Group accommodation discounts, fun tours and bespoke venue design are a couple
more reasons to seriously think about saying your vows here.
#19 Charleston Harbor Resort - US
America loves to do things
bigger and better, and Charleston Harbor Resort boasts a 30,000 square foot
tropical deck, which can be used as an event space all year round. Private
poolside cabanas, fire pits, and access to the beachfront are a couple of
further luxury splashes here. You can also take in a cold drink from
Charleston’s only waterfront Tiki Bar. Find out about the ten amazing wedding
venues at this resort.
#20 Kandaya Resort - Phillippines
Tie the knot along a pristine
white sandy beach at Kandaya Resort, in an area known for its remarkable
sunrise and sunsets. Something of a water lover’s paradise, there’s ample
chance to combine your ceremony with opportunities to delight in the crystal clear
waters of Northen Cebu Kandaya Resort– borrow a kayak or jet-ski, or simply
cruise along in one of the well-appointed outrigger boats which come fitted
with hammocks for a touch of added luxury.
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