Your wedding is possibly one of the most important days of your life and a major turning point. It is a joyous occasion that brings the entire family and all your friends under one roof. These days, destination weddings are getting more and more attention from the couples all over the world! If you’re afraid that destination weddings are very tough to plan and execute from a distance, don’t hesitate to get a good wedding planner, and you can feel relaxed, not worrying for a second about the planning process, only letting yourself enjoy smooth result. Today we decided to tell you about our favourite wedding venues around the world.
1) Rockhouse Hotel, Negril, Jamaica
Rockhouse is a stunning and unique hotel that combines natural beauty and local craftsmanship and materials for its strong architectural design. It was developed in 1972 and gives an authentic Jamaican experience to all its guests.
A destination wedding at the Rockhouse is definitely a luxurious ceremony whether it is an intimate sunset wedding or a long weekend festivities. The number or weddings are restricted to just 20 per year and a maximum of one per week. This ensures that any wedding at the Rockhouse is given the full attention and dedication of the staff.
There are several beautiful and secluded locations to have the wedding at the Rockhouse. The most popular ones are the cliff’s edge, an oval stone deck near the pool, the restaurant’s deck, which is directly over water, and the Bridge over Pristine Cove.
2) Omni Scottsdale Resort and Spa at Montelucia, Scottsdale, Arizona
Located in Scottsdale, the Omni Resort is the place to be if you want your wedding to have an old-world charm. This resort has won several awards, such as ‘The Most Romantic Wedding Venue- Ever’ by Brides Magazine, it has been named one of the most Amazing Wedding Venues in the World by TheKnot.com, also been featured in the ‘World’s Best Hotels’ by Travel+Leisure.
There are several venues in the Omni that can be chosen based on how you want your wedding to be. The Castillo Lucena has cathedral ceilings, wooden floors and 16th-century doors all the way from Southern Spain. The Valencia Ballroom opens directly into the lawn with a stunning view of the Camelback Mountain. The Valencia Lawn is adjacent to the ballroom for an outdoor venue. The Alhambra Ballroom and Terrace is a huge room with beautiful chandeliers decorated in rich colors. The Camelback Presidential Suite is ideal for an intimate and private wedding party. There is also the Chef’s Kitchen and Herb Garden for a pleasant outdoor ceremony around seasonal plantings.
3) Vail Mountain, Vail, Colorado
This wedding venue is iconic. The Vail has a wedding deck on the mountaintop with the Mount of Holy Cross as its backdrop.
Although the Wedding Deck is what makes the Vail famous, there are also other locations to choose from. The 10th is in the heart of the Vail Mountain. It is a new fine dining restaurant that overlooks the Gore Range. Their cuisine focuses on Modern Alpine classics. High up the mountain in Game Creek Bowl is the Game Creek Restaurant, another upscale Modern American inspired restaurant. The Marketplace is perfect for big scale weddings. It has a panoramic view of all the surrounding mountains.
Free shuttles are always available to go up to the Vail. You can also book some dedicated shuttles just for the wedding party. Natural beauty of the surroundings and clean mountain air is a pleasant change from the city.
4) Jivana Villas, Phuket, Thailand
With its serene tropical backgrounds, Phuket is one of the top-notch wedding destinations in the world. Jivana Villas, located on stunning Natai beach, is just a 15-minutes drive away from a touristic Phuket, offering their guests unmatched luxury accommodation highlighted with signature Thai hospitality.
Wide lawn spotted with coconut trees serves as a perfect space for wedding reception and dinner, while you have a choice of exchanging your vows right on the sand, or under the shade of the coconut trees.
A wide choice of wedding vendors on Phuket will never leave you disappointed while carefully chosen professional wedding planner will insure that your wedding is truly unforgettable.
5) Villa Balbianello, Lake Como, Italy
Lake Como has been an ultimate wedding destinations for quite a while now, and it’s hard to beat it, given all the natural beauty and harmony of the place. Villa Balbianello is located at the lake’s edge is famous for its appearances in the movies Casino Royale and Star Wars Attack of the Clones. What makes it one of the most thrilling and beautiful destinations is the fact that it can only be accessed by a boat. The villa has its own private boat port that adds to its charm. With a stunning lake view, any wedding is going be exceptionally beautiful. The villa can be hired for large weddings when it is closed to the public. Only small weddings with a party of no more than 50 are allowed when the villa is open to the public.
In case of rain, the loggia provides cover for the wedding ceremony and the dancing area. The dining is available in a restaurant near the villa.
6) MolenVliet Wine and Guest Estate, Stellenbosch, South Africa
In the heart of Cape Wine country, you will find the MolenVliet Oosthuizen Family Vineyards near the Dwars River in the Banhoek Valley. It encompasses a calming atmosphere with breathtaking beauty all around.
With a one wedding at a time policy, MolenVliet ensures that your wedding will be exclusive, private and their first priority.
MolenVliet has been rated as one of the Top Wedding Venues in the world and rightly so. The wedding can be conducted in the landscaped gardens of MolenVliet or in the midst of the Vineyards. It is completely equipped to hold a weddings party with 250 guests. There is also a Dance floor and a cinema style room. As it is located in a Vineyard, wine lovers will find it a great opportunity to have a perfect wine pairing for their festive dinner here.
7) Ladera, Soufriere, St.Lucia, West Indies
St.Lucia’s exceptional beauty is unmatched by any other in the Caribbean islands. It has a mountainous terrain with a variety of flora and fauna. The culture of St.Lucia is a mixture of British, French and African and gives a unique experience to all those who visit it. There are so many attractions nearby. You can visit Sulphur Springs, which is the only ‘drive-in’ volcano in the world, Historical military ruins and museum and the world heritage Piton Mountains.
The wedding will take place amidst the World Heritage Piton Mountains, the glittering and turquoise waters of the Caribbean Sea and the lush rainforest along the hillside. This surreal experience is one of a kind and is not far from reality. It can be easily arranged in the Ladera Resort.
8) Alila Ubud Resort, Payangan, Bali
The Alila hotel is located in Ubud Bali and is the perfect destination for couples. The vows can be taken at the edge of the Ayung River. Once the residence for the royal family, Ubud has a very rich cultural heritage and it’s the center of traditional culture and arts. It attracts a lot of travelers with its creative energy. Nearby attractions include Mount Batur, which is an active volcano located in Kintamani and Goa Gajah, a world heritage site. Your wedding guests will never get bored here.
Alila is located in a traditional village on a hill in Payangan. It is around 5 km from the cultural hub of Ubud. There are many traditional villages surrounding the area and some of the most spectacular scenery on the island.The wedding can be conducted either on the edge of the River or in sculpture garden, which is framed by the tropical forests of Ayung Valley. This scenery ensures the best wedding day photographs with all the unreal backdrops.
9) Mt. Hood Organic Farms, Mount Hood, Oregon
Mt. Hood Organic Farms offers a secluded and natural setting for your wedding. There are views of Mt. Hood, Mt. Rainier and Mt. Adams. There are also lush fields, orchards, ponds, a lake and woods that are waiting to be explored. Just after arriving at the farms, you and your guests will be transported to a different era. This place has been featured in many magazines and blogs and awarded as the one of the most amazing venues in the world by The Knot.
With its well preserved traditional architecture, fresh organic food catering for any dinner requirements, welcoming staff, this place is a perfect getaway for a destination wedding.
10) Lake Placid Lodge, New York
This destination is located along the shores of Lake Placid and celebrated the Adirondacks. The service at Lake Placid Lodge is unmatched. Every detail of the wedding will be handled by the wedding coordinator who is an experienced professional. Everything from the wedding venue to the food can be customized and meticulously picked out by the coordinator to cater to your needs. The dinner will be farm-to-table by using fresh produce. The service at Lake Placid has won awards.
All the wedding guests can be accommodated in the Lodge and activities to keep them entertained will be arranged. Lake Placid Lodge offers the Petite Wedding Package and Elopement Packages which include The Water’s Edge, Fire Cove and Moose Room as the locations. Champagne Toast, the wedding cake, Sommelier paired wines and ceremony setup and service are included.
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