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Top 15 Luxury Hotels & Venues for Romance & Weddings - Worldwide

When it comes to life's most special occasions... only the best will do!

Which is why so many couples see LUXURY as non-negotiable when it comes to booking their honeymoon, wedding venue or their next special celebration.

Here's 15 of our favourite luxury hotels and wedding venues from around the world.

#1 Ashford Castle, County Mayo, Ireland - highly recommended for exclusive weddings and romantic escapes

This exclusive County Mayo country estate is world-class venue for hosting weddings and special celebrations. Among the Emerald attractions here are an underground wine cellar, a well-kept golf course and space for up to 160 guests. 

Luxury USP - A stay at Ashford Castle gives you the chance not only to get married on the grounds of an 800 year-old castle, but also to follow in the footsteps of the rich and famous: the golfer Rory McIlroy tied the knot here; while the Guinness family of Ireland were once residents.

#2 Nihi Sumba Island, Indonesia - highly recommended for exclusive honeymoons and beach weddings

A stay at the resort of Nihi Sumba Island, which is just an hour’s flight from Bali, puts you at the heart of a genuine tropical paradise. Where the sweeping and panoramic views of the Indian Ocean from your room are (nearly) matched by the tropical rainforests, rice terraces and grasslands from the other side at this south-east Asian hideaway.

Luxury USP - You may even be able to enjoy exclusive use of the world-class Nihiwatu Beach. That’s because this magical stretch of sand is bookmarked by headlands and cliffs on either side, and the resort works hard to ensure it never gets overcrowded.

#3 Chateau Romanov, Cannes, France - highly recommended for exclusive weddings and group getaways

Weddings and other special events have been in Chateau Romanov's DNA for many years. Situated on the South of France in the heart of the French Riviera on the west side of the Cap d'Antibes,The Chateau commands the best sea view and is located only minutes away from Cannes. The perfect luxury bolthole for lovers or a venue for exclusive events!

Luxury USP - Chateau ROMANOV is the ultimate experience of a 19th Century Belle Epoque villa. Available for both weddings and romantic holidays, Château Romanov is at once majestic and palatial, whilst also offering intimacy and comfort. 

#4 Hotel Bristol, Vienna, Austria - highly recommended for luxury weddings and city breaks

Dating back to 1892, this hotel has a longstanding reputation for its impeccable service and refined luxury, making it a favourite of VIPs and royalty staying in Vienna. What’s more, Hotel Bristol is right opposite the Vienna State Opera and close to St Stephen’s Cathedral.

Luxury USP - A 5-star treasure, one of the main Luxury USP’s of this fine Luxury Collection property is its location in the heart of Vienna’s cultural quarters. From gilded theatres to some of the world’s best shopping, a base here will be sure to wow your other half. 

#5 Stella Island Luxury Resort & Spa, Crete, Greece - highly recommended for intimate honeymoons and renewal of vows

There are few more romantic ways to end the day than a sunset stroll along this stretch of Crete's coastline (perhaps after a luxury spa or a private dinner). Indeed this is a resort that lends itself perfectly to hosting a surprise proposal or a luxury honeymoon.

Luxury USP - A lagoon style pool stretches all around the Stella Island Luxury Resort & Spa, meeting the extraordinary rooms and creating a true hub for relaxation. An ideal starting point for getting reacquainted with your lover...

#6 Grecian Park Hotel, Protaras, Cyprus - highly recommended for cliff-top weddings and 5-star honeymoons

A wedding and honeymoon favourite, hot Mediterranean sunsets and sprawling sea views at Grecian park add unforgettable romantic touches to the all-out luxury of the contemporary rooms and suites at this highly recommended 5-star resort.

Luxury USP - Couples getting married at the Grecian Park Hotel can expect the undivided attention of their expert and highly experienced wedding planners. Plus, known as Aphrodite's island, Cyprus is one of the most romantic settings in the world for a sun-kissed destination wedding.

#7 Fairmont Peace Hotel, Shanghai, China - highly recommended for iconic proposals and glittering city breaks

Through its art deco splendour, the Fairmont Shanghai Peace Hotel – China offers a luxurious refuge from the buzzing waterfront of central Shanghai known at The Bund. It’s close enough by, though, to take a stroll through the area described as a living museum of the colonial history of the 1800s. 

Luxury USP - This hotel has long been a playground for the elite, rich and famous. Returning to the laid-back hotel, your senses can be heightened by the Willow Stream Spa or with a dip in the indoor pool.

#8 The House, Barbados - highly recommended for beach weddings and romantic celebrations

Barbados is the perfect setting for a magical beach wedding and honeymoon. And romantic treats in this Caribbean resort include: flower petal baths, seafront dining over candle light and couples’ spa packages. 

Luxury USP - This adults-only hotel has won awards for luxury in the Caribbean. The House effortlessly nurtures a luxuriant and laid-back romantic atmosphere in Barbados, perfect for small weddings and receptions, honeymoons and special romantic occasions. 

#9 Hotel D'Angleterre, Geneva, Switzerland - highly recommended for luxury city breaks and, wining and dining

Treat yourselves to a luxury city break in the heart of Geneva. A cigar lounge and trés chic bars tell you all you need to know about the 5-star pampering and indulgences offered by this hotel in Switzerland’s second most populated city. 

Luxury USP - Hotel D'Angleterre’s views are what helps set it apart from other romantic competitors. Set on the waterfront, there’s also Mount Blanc to marvel at on the horizon. And expect your stay to include lots of Champagne.

#10 Quinta das Lágrimas, Coimbra, Portugal - highly recommended for intimate romantic dining and luxury summer weddings

This well-known and historical hotel is housed in an 18th-century castle and surrounded by enchanting gardens. Some of the luxury features and facilities include two pools, a spa, exclusive dining and an impressive collection of over 600 vintage wines.

Luxury USP - For a dream summer wedding in Portugal, the Quinta das Lágrimas ticks all of the boxes. The spacious gardens help to set the scene, while romantic touches include tying a ribbon to the Fonte dos Amores fountain - taking part in local legends in the process.

#11 Hotel Villa Caletas, Jaco, Costa Rica - highly recommended for beach weddings and private luxury honeymoons

This gorgeous boutique hotel in Costa Rica offers a luxury romantic hideaway 1150 feet over the vibrant Central Pacific coast and surrounding rainforest. Unsurprisingly the views here are nothing short of spectacular, as is their amazing honeymoon suite.

Luxury USP - From the moment you arrive at Hotel Villa Caletas you know you're somewhere very special. This is truly an exclusive tropical paradise for romance! Get married on their private beach, or wow your friends with a unique ceremony in the Amphitheater area and magical Zephyr Palace. And did we mention the amazing honeymoon suite???

#12 Twelve Apostles, Cape Town, South Africa - highly recommended for boutique getaways and sea-view weddings

The award-winning Twelve Apostles has a dream setting in Cape Town with incomparable sunset views of the Camps Bay Drive. Take your beloved to the Azure restaurant for awe-inspiring views across the Atlantic, or perhaps enjoy some cocktails together in the Leopard Bar, as you watch the sun serenely sink into the ocean.

Luxury USP - For the ultimate in astounding luxury, look no further than the Presidential Suite. A stand alone marble bath tub looks out onto the ocean, Italian chandeliers hang from the ceiling and artwork tastefully adorns the walls; a truly intimate and romantic setting.

#13 Grand Hotel Parker's, Naples, Italy - highly recommended for 5-star honeymoons and rooftop celebrations

Glamour and sophistication is all part of the signature 5-star service at Grand Hotel Parker’s. You’ll find elegance in abundance, with crystal chandeliers, marble bathrooms, traditional wood features, heavy draped curtain and breathtaking views.

Luxury USP - Set on the Campania hillside, The Parker’s stunning restaurant offers a panoramic view over the Bay of Naples. As well as making for a great proposal spot, there’s a massive rooftop terrace would make in ideal scene for a wedding ceremony of any size.

#14 Ksar Char-Bagh, Marrakech, Morocco - highly recommended for romantic retreats and luxury weddings

Book a stay at this north African palace, one of the jewels in the Relais & Châteaux group’s crown, and your indulgences are only just starting with a relaxing couple’s hammam or a dip in your own private pool. 

Luxury USP - The L’Orangerie Hall at Ksar Char-Bagh would make for an amazing and exclusive wedding venue. An orange tree-lined path - amid flowers, figs and olive groves - leads to the Andalucian-styled building with high ceilings and airy glass walls. Up to 350 guests can be part of your day, and there are 15 swish suites to book out. To top that off, you can book a spacious and luxurious apartment for the two of you.

#15 Salon of Museo Barca Lariana, Italy - highly recommended for heritage luxury weddings

Getting married in an important historical building always add a touch of exclusivity to you event ... And weddings at Salon of Museo Barca Lariana make you feel like you've gone back hundreds of years in time. Surrounded by vintage boats and panoramic views of Lake Como, yours will be a very special wedding your guests won't forget. 

Luxury USP - Exclusively hire the salon and the lake terrace for your event. Attentive staff will help to facilitate all your romantic wishes - including some of the most delicious food you've ever tasted provided by the venue's excellent local caterers.

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