Your wedding day is one occasion when you can unashamedly indulge yourself and your loved one with the best of everything! And this obviously includes your wedding destination. This is the day to fulfill all your dreams and fantasies to create a day you both will cherish forever. Here are some superb wedding destinations that you should consider:
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#1 – Tuscany
The beautiful region of Tuscany lies right in the heart of romantic Italy. It is laden with culture, romance, history, one of the world’s famous cuisines, and areas of outstanding natural beauty. Its capital, Florence, houses some of the planet’s most famous artworks like Michelangelo’s ‘David’, and architectural gems like Brunelleschi’s Duomo Basilica. From rugged mountains to pristine beaches, olive groves, vineyards, and incredible sunsets over the rolling Tuscan hills, the whole landscape embodies romance, tranquillity and beauty. You’ll have a plethora of superb wedding venues to choose from ranging from historic castles, palaces, villas, farmhouses, and great hotels and resorts.
#2 – Mexico
Mexico has some of the planet’s most sought-after wedding venues located very conveniently for Americans. Mexico’s appeal as a wedding destination is obvious. It offers a great climate, clear blue water, gorgeous white beaches, and famous Mexican cuisine. Some of its imaginative wedding venues include evocative Mayan ruins, breathtaking cenotes, beautiful wedding gazebos, amazing rooftop locations, and inspiring chapels. Coupled with expert wedding planners and world-class resorts, it all combines to make Mexico an outstanding wedding destination. Famous options include Tulum, Punta Mita, Cancun, Cabo San Lucas, Playa del Carmen and Puerto Vallarta.
#3 – Portugal
Do you want a fairytale castle in Sintra as your wedding setting? Or do you prefer having it on a beach off a secluded Lagos cove? Portugal is justifiably a top wedding location. It’s known for its superb cuisine, diverse landscapes, beautiful beaches, dramatic cliffs, historic towns, and amazing architecture. It offers visitors an awesome year-round climate and affordability as regards flights and accommodation. Experienced wedding planners take all the stress out of planning your wedding, so you and your loved one can just revel in this most special of special occasions.
#4 – Rome
Let the Eternal City set its seal on your marriage! Have your wedding ceremony in this ageless city with its stunning classical vistas and famous architecture like the Colosseum and the iconic Trevi Fountains. Rome’s history literally goes back over millennia, with many famous/infamous names like Julius Caesar, Mark Antony and Nero linked to it. Its many immortal artists include geniuses like Leonardo, Michelangelo, Donatello, and Raphael. Wedding venues range from the intimate to the spectacular in historical palaces, villas, castles, basilicas, hotels and gardens. You can even get married in St Peter’s Basilica in the Vatican!
#5 – Provence, France
Immortalized by artists like Van Gogh, Provence is another of the world’s fabled wedding destinations. With its romantic, cobblestone streets, picturesque villages, great wines and cuisine, and fragrant purple lavender fields as far as the eye can see, it is stunningly beautiful. Nice, Aix-en-Provence, Gordes, Baux de Provence, Avignon, Arles, Antibes, Cassis and Marseille are all names to conjure with. Provence’s superb range of wedding venues includes medieval châteaux, country houses, restored farmhouses, vineyards, olive groves, secluded courtyards and gardens, glasshouses, barns, hotels and resorts.
#6 – The Sabi Sands Game Reserve, South Africa
Luxury safari weddings, hosted by one of the exclusive luxury lodges of this beautiful and romantic location, are truly unforgettable African experiences. The Sabi Sands is a pristine wilderness area, so if you and your partner love the African bush and its incredible wildlife, this is the wedding venue for you! Experienced wedding planners take care of every tiny detail. There are superlative settings in the bush for the ceremony, with a sumptuous reception in the lodge to follow. Glorious sunrises and sunsets, indulgent spa treatments, supreme service, cuisine, expertly guided bush walks and drives, delectable sunset cocktails … This occasion will live in your hearts forever.
#6 – Marrakech, Morocco
The mystical ‘red’ city, Marrakech, has been romanticized for centuries. It captures the age-old Moroccan spirit and combines it seamlessly with Western comfort to offer superlative wedding venues. Marrakech is synonymous with vibrant colors, fragrant, spice-rich cuisine and opulent riads that are a delight to stay in. So for a wedding venue that will satisfy all your senses and expectations, choose magical Marrakech. Venues include world-class resorts, palaces with beautiful gardens, villas and charming riads. Why not choose a rooftop setting, a patio with soothing fountains, or a wonderful pool setting? For something completely different, what about a luxury camp in the desert?
#7 – The Côte d’Azur, or French Riviera
With resounding names like Saint-Tropez, Cannes and Monaco, you just know that the Côte d’Azur will offer spectacular wedding venues! It has a lovely sunny climate, beautiful coastal villages, cities with every amenity you can think of, and great cuisine and wines. So whether you prefer a château wedding, a luxury hotel, a historical palace, a hilltop retreat, or prefer to have it set in a medieval village, the French Riviera can oblige – and then some!
Everyone wants their wedding day to be perfect, memorable and deeply significant. If you and your loved one love luxury, choosing one of these superb wedding destinations will ensure your wedding is the unforgettable occasion you both deserve.