If you’ve been dreaming of saying ‘I do’ abroad, but don’t know where to start, allow our selection of dreamy destination wedding locations to wow you. And once you’ve found that perfect place, you will need a destination-wedding-worthy gown.
10 epic destination wedding locations to choose from:
1. Nana Princess, Crete
Situated in Northern Crete, five-star Nana Princess is the ultimate glamorous destination for a sun-soaked wedding. If an intimate, sunset ceremony on the beach is your style or you would prefer a Greek Orthodox wedding in the hotel’s private chapel, the team will make it happen. The ultra-modern suites are the real Insta-highlight – think private plunge pools and private saunas. If you’re looking for luxe, this is ‘the one’!
2. Princesa Yaiza, Lanzarote, Spain
This honeymooning fave is also one epic wedding location. The five-star Princesa Yaiza Suite Hotel Resort on the idyllic sands of Playa Blanca has romance written all over it. There’s no such thing as an off the peg wedding package here, the expert team will ensure your dream day is planned down to every last detail.
Wow your guests with a luxurious poolside banquet or opt for a more relaxed beachside wedding breakfast. All you have to do is bring along 20+ wedding guests to gain access to their amazing bridal suite. Plus, you’ll enjoy in-room breakfast the morning after the wedding, a bottle of cava in the room upon arrival, a tasting menu two months before the wedding, personalised wedding menu, floral decorations, spa access and special room rates for family members and guests! If you’re planning the wedding party of the year with 90+ guests, you will also receive a complimentary wedding cake and a 30-minute couple’s massage in their incredible Thalasso & Spa.
3. Ikos Aria, Kos, Greece
The piercing blue seas and photo-worthy landscapes make Greece a popular hotspot for both weddings and honeymoons. Ikos Aria, a luxury all-inclusive resort on Kos Island, Greece provides the kind of backdrop made for a postcard. Right on the beach, the vistas are endless but what makes this place extra special is the dedication of the team – they won’t rest until your day is perfect. They can even help coordinate the formal arrangements with the local Town Hall and arrange accommodation for up to 50 guests.
Newlyweds staying in the Deluxe Collection suites will be able to revel in luxuries such as a candlelit dinner, a couple’s spa treatment and a romantic turn down service – all for no extra cost!
4. MarBella Corfu, Corfu
Just when we thought that the stunning MarBella Corfu couldn’t get any better, they launched a range of gourmet wedding packages. Foodies can rejoice with a choice of four different wedding reception menus and nine cocktail packages, for the bride and groom to celebrate with up to 60 guests. Expect Mediterranean flavours, Instagram-worthy presentation and tropical cocktails that pack a punch.
5. Paragon 700 Boutique Hotel & Spa, Italy
The chance of exclusive wedding hire in one of Italy’s most beautiful locations? Don’t mind if we do… Pulgia’s most-anticipated new opening for 2020, Paragon 700 Boutique Hotel & Spa, is offering couples the chance to get married in ultimate style with exclusive takeovers of the elegantly restored red palace in the heart of Ostuni. With just 11 charming rooms and suites, invite your closest family and besties for a beautiful wedding escape. Standing in stark contrast to the city’s whitewashed buildings, the former palace’s red brick façade cocoons a lush garden and swimming pool, offering a private and tranquil oasis, just a five-minute walk from Ostuni’s main square.
From the gourmet menu designed by Michelin-starred chef Paulo Airaudo right through to the creative cocktails served at the hotel’s eclectic bar late into the night, the day is all about the finer things in life. The following day, restorative treatments at the private spa await or celebrate your first day as a married couple with a trip to the hotel’s sister beach club, P-Beach, or a bespoke voyage on Paragon 700’s private boat.
6. Villa Ophelia, Elounda, Crete
If the glisten of the tranquil infinity pool doesn’t tempt you, the gorgeous olive grove just might… Like something out of a novel, Villa Ophelia is the definition of dream destination.
Available via Bright Blue Villas, for groups up to 16, this 6-bedroom house (with additional 2-room cottage) makes the perfect party location. There’s a tennis court, a boules court, croquet lawn and as we mentioned earlier, that epic infinity pool. And the sunning olive grove provides the ideal backdrop for magical wedding photos!
7. Tivoli Palacio de Seteais, Sintra, Portugal
A palace awaiting its princess! A beautiful 18th-century palace, set at the foot of the verdant Sintra Mountains, the enchanting Tivoli Palacio de Seteais epitomises romance and can be exclusively hired to create the fairytale wedding of dreams. Take advantage of private use of all 30 rooms, including the Diplomatic Suite with its own dedicated butler(!), exquisitely decorated period ballrooms and the most beautiful palace gardens. The views are just as royal with spectacular views of the Moorish Castle and Pena Palace.
Wedding guests staying at the hotel can enjoy 10% off Anantara Spa treatments, with the bride and groom offered a 20% discount. You can invite up to 200 guests and party through to 5am (thanks to the late-night licence), now that does sound like a dream wedding!
There’s even an option for exclusive use of the 74-room hotel but at the more affordable end, catered wedding parties for a minimum of 20 guests start from just €40 per head. So whether you’re planning a big blow out or an intimate wedding day, The Magnolia Hotel can cater.
9. Jade Mountain and Anse Chastanet, St Lucia
Fancy tying the knot in paradise? It doesn’t get much better than saying ‘I do’ at Jade Mountain in St Lucia. The balmy climate, sweeping views and ultra-modern surroundings mean this is a match made in heaven. The wedding concierge will take care of everything – from obtaining a wedding licence and registrar, organisation of witnesses and right down to the safe transportation of documents. The Elope to Paradise package also includes a romantic dinner and bottle of Champagne to celebrate.
No matter which package you choose, you can select any location on the 600-acre estate to say ‘I do’. Will you choose the romantic terrace with views of the Pitons or perhaps Anse Chastanet beach?
The Great Escape package goes all out with videographer and photographer and The Ultimate Escape package includes top-to-toe spa treatments, as well as entertainment during the ceremony.
10. Elivi Skiathos, Greece
Surrounded by white beaches, a lagoon and a wildlife refuge, this may sound like a dream, but Elivi Skiathos is a reality. With 161 rooms spread across three separate areas there is an ideal space no matter what you’ve been dreaming of. ELIVI Xenia Hotel in the main area of the resort, ELIVI Nest Rooms, Villas and Suites elegantly spread among olive groves, and 68 secluded ELIVI Grace Rooms and Suites set on the beach.
When it comes to wedding ceremonies, the team pull out all of the stops with musicians, incredible floral displays and delicious food options including Greek delicacies such as mastelo cheese fried with honey, grilled calamari, fresh squid and delicious baklava.
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