A destination wedding is a dream wedding. And what makes it magical is the wedding destination itself. A lot has to be decided in terms of budget, legal compliance, and transportation of guests. All this planning would be futile if the destination is not according to your vision.
So here is a list of the best destinations to plan your wedding.
1. Lake Como, Italy
Lake Como is a perfect destination for a wedding. The place breathes romance, and luxury but not a flashy diamond luxury but an authentic, 1900s aristocratic luxury. Couples have various options to choose from. Like Villa Balbiano of the Heritage Collection or opt for an extravagant and glamorous Villa Pizzo, the wedding venue of celebrity John Legend and Chrissy Teigen. Choose Villa Sola if in want a quieter location.
Ireland is a perfect wedding destination for any couple who look for something exotic, and luxurious yet traditional and romantic. The country is known for its historic castles ranging from eight-century counties to countryside estates and if a fan of beaches then tries Ireland’s luxurious coastal hideaways to take your vows. For a lavish wedding opt for Adare Manor, or for something smaller and homely then go for Gloster House and Powerscourt House. Our favourite would be Luttrellstown Castle which was also a favourite of David and Victoria Beckham who got married in this luxury in 1999.
The city of London needs no introduction when talking about rich aristocratic history. It serves as a perfect destination for weddings where couples only need to hire a professional wedding planner and they would be provided almost the blueprint they need to create a magical wedding. You would find vendors who have worked for the 5-star celebrities and even Her Majesty the Queen with beautiful venues like Hampton Court Palace, Banqueting House, Tower of London or Kensington Palace State Rooms, all waiting to host a beautiful ceremony.
4. Marrakech, Morocco
No better place to take each other’s name than in a place which breathes poems of love and luxury. Marrakech in Morocco can be your perfect wedding destination if you want to wed in a natural environment decorated with Arabic architecture. The Royal Mansour, La Mamounia, and Beldi country club are locations which offer a blend of beautiful gardens and classic Moroccan style. Or go for Riad El-Fenn which is suited for wedding ceremonies and our favourite the Capital Hotel which offers a panoramic view at the base of the Atlas mountain.
5. Istanbul, Turkey
Being the capital city of three empires, Istanbul of Turkey has a rich history and enjoys diversity from European, Asian, and Arabian cultures. And therefore can be a great wedding destination. We would suggest a wedding planner, a professional from Istanbul to create an experience for all the guests from far locations. A wedding on Cubuklu 29 which provides a magnificent view of the Bosphorus strait, or in a luxurious castle of Ciragan Place Kempinski and feel the royalty and romance in the air.
6. Bali, Indonesia
What better place to take each other’s name in the holy matrimony than Bali in Indonesia which is said to be the island of God? A wedding destination which is blessed with the spirituality of Hindu Traditions and lush forests can also be organized to host Christian, Buddhist or Catholic ceremonies or any other as demanded by you. June to October is said to be the rainy season so it is recommended to book a venue or select the ideal season of spring and enjoy beautiful sunsets, and fireworks.
The country of Spain as a whole is a great wedding destination being extremely diverse in cultures, traditions, art, music and the way how people here celebrate life. And If it’s a destination wedding, make it grand by opting for Castell Son Claret in Mallorca which, originally being a castle, is a luxurious hotel with a lush garden and 2 star Michelin hotel.
Or if planning a weekend wedding to host various parties, opt for Villa Magna in the centre of Madrid or Punte Romana in Marabelle.
Picture saying ” I do “ in the old-world charm of Portugal as the Mediterranean sun reflects the warmth of celebrations and unmatched food and beverages adds a taste of their own to mark a perfect destination wedding. We would suggest booking in advance to get avoid a busy August and opt for either cool summers or warm weather in September or October. Enjoy the luxurious romance of 17th century Palace, Palácio Fronteria whose blue and white tiles add to the beauty of the grand artworks of the castle or choose the Four Seasons Hotel Ritz in Lisbon to enjoy a 1950s classic European vibe.
Thailand can be a perfect wedding destination, and even quite affordable. The land is blessed with temples 9f Wat Pho, Emerald Buddha Temple and Wat Arun, the country proudly displays its rich and unique culture. Hire a professional wedding planner who could plan your wedding either in the beautiful nature of Thailand with tropical beaches, ornate temples, ancient sites and ruins or ancient palaces being top picks. Or in the modern venus which integrates its culture like Mandarin Oriental Bangkok, Amanpuri Phuket or Dhara Dhevi Chiang Mai Resort.
Hawaii, best known for its lush tropical forests, active volcanoes, beautiful beaches and rich biodiversity is a great wedding destination, all you need is a good wedding planner to tell you all about this gorgeous location and it’s potential. If planning a wedding without any infrastructure be ready for a little sprinkle which is a hallmark of Hawaii. One of the most famous spots would be Haiku Mill, which can be decorated and organized according to client’s wishes and demands. Mill House Maui is another gorgeous location with a beautiful Mango Orchard and a favourite of many professional local wedding planners
11. New York City
If you want the best of anything you go to New York and one of the greatest cities in the world is a perfect option as a wedding destination. New York offers the best talents for photographers, stylists, musicians, caterers, and designers who ultimately make the magic happen. But you have to book the locations in advance whether it is the Brooklyn Bridge, the Brooklyn Museum, the Cladwell factory, spring studios, Jung Lee of Fete NY or Grand Central Station, New York has you covered.