If you’ve just started planning your wedding or you’re thinking about renewing your vows, coming up with a location will be one of the first things to check off of your list. Let’s be honest – who hasn’t dreamed of marrying the love of their life on a beach at sunset?! Destination weddings are growing in popularity and the top locations don’t just include beaches – you can achieve the wedding you want in a variety of settings!
The place that started it all! The epitome of a destination wedding, Jamaica has been calling brides & grooms to-be for decades with its stunning beaches and laid-back island feel. There are so many favorite spots on this caribbean island including private beaches and green mountain views. You can find wedding packages at almost every resort here and their consultants handle all of the details so the couple and wedding guests can sit back, relax and enjoy all the irie vibes Jamaica has to offer! We recommend having the ceremony at sunset – nothing beats that view!
Of course, for a European dream wedding, there are endless amounts of stunning places to choose from but some of the top ranked locations are in Italy. Tuscany is where you can find your countryside venue, with its rolling hills and gorgeous vineyards (access to some of the best wine in the world? Yes, please!). The Amalfi Coast offers the best of both worlds – rustic chic Italian warmth and the beauty of the beach as you overlook the Tyrrhenian Sea. And we couldn’t leave out the “most beautiful city in the world”, Venice. Like the nickname suggests, you can find beauty in just about every part of the city from the breathtaking architecture to the infamous canals, so finding a location for those wedding photos won’t be hard!
If you’re longing to go to Asia for your wedding, head southeast to Bali and combine your wedding and honeymoon all in one trip. You can choose from so many amazing venues – sandy beaches with turquoise waters, waterfalls surrounded by lush jungles, romantic cliffs overlooking the crashing waves, and traditional chapels with a view. There’s also a ton of excursions to experience such as surfing, hiking, and yoga, for you and your wedding party to enjoy while you’re there. And like Jamaica, most resorts here have wedding packages to suit your every need and some at quite affordable prices – to make up for that extra-long honeymoon stay!
This beautiful North African locale is perfect for the adventurous, bohemian style couple. Vibrant and warm rustic colors fill the city, creating a backdrop for all of those photogenic moments. Marrakech is rich in culture so there will also be plenty to do during your stay like visiting the huge markets, mosques, and gardens throughout the city. Many of the locations that host weddings have vendors that can take your Moroccan wedding dreams to the next level: the bride and bridesmaids can have a private henna party, wear boho-chic, fresh flower crowns for the ceremony, and get styled in traditional Moroccan attire for the after-party. One thing that will top off the event is the delicious food – many caterers take Moroccan spices to a contemporary level so you and your guests will not just have full hearts, but full bellies too!
If you’re headed to the US or just want to stay stateside, there’s no better place to plan your wedding than New York City! New York weddings are popular year-round so you’ll have no trouble finding the top vendors and venues to hold all of your events. Most places also offer all-inclusive packages so you won’t have to search for individual vendors. Some of the prettiest places to tie the knot range in style, from Central Park to the New York Public Library to New York Botanical Garden. And being in the city that never sleeps is a huge plus for your guests; there is an abundance of art, culture and bustling city to experience in NYC!
We hope this list of wedding destinations helps you decide where you want to head for your special day! Have you ever thought about having a destination wedding before? Or have you already wed and wish to renew your vows in a new exotic location? Tell us below!