Going away to get married? Our top eight romantic destinations for weddings include tropical beaches, classy urban getaways, far-off islands, fairy-tale castles, and rugged mountain terrains.
When choosing a venue, you should start by considering your gown, overall theme, budget, number of guests, and ideal date. Take a peek at our top picks with these factors in mind, and discover your dream destination wedding venue!
Paris puts the amour into glamour. The city of romance overflows with art museums, night life, history… and, of course, plentiful photo opportunities. This location is ideal if you want to enjoy a bustling city packed with culture. You can arrange a ceremony in a small garden or at a cathedral—and this is the perfect place for a glamorous, over-the-top romantic wedding gown! Take photos at La Tour Eiffel, Le Musée du Louvre, and L’Arc de Triomphe for extra-special memoirs.
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Big Island, Hawaii
You don’t need a passport to experience tropical tranquility. Hawaii offers six islands to tourists and is a beautiful location for amazing sunsets, laid-back beach weddings, and fun activities. If you want seclusion and hiking, Lanai is your best bet. For a busy environment with shopping and surfing, the Big Island will better fill your needs. Maui is a super popular honeymoon destination. Just make sure to avoid the rainy season!
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Estes Park, Colorado
The gateway to Rocky Mountain National Park is breathtaking. Pristine alpine terrain, gorgeous vistas, and year-round activities make this a wonderful choice for a wedding weekend. If you are planning a winter ceremony, you can enjoy the snow before huddling up in a lodge with hot cocoa. In the summer, you’ll see elk grazing the meadows as you hike fantastic trails. For a fall wedding, the poplars show off beautiful yellow-gold leaves that create an amazing background for photos. This location is perfect for a rustic theme.
You might like My Bridal Style: Trendy
Want to get married in a castle? Literally make your fairy-tale come true with a beautiful Irish wedding. You can tour cultural sites, visit monasteries and castles, dine in medieval style, and enjoy traditional music. The emerald isle also boasts the world-renowned Cliffs of Moher and several national parks. This location is ideal if you want to celebrate an intimate wedding in classic style. Take note that it might be chilly or rainy on your big day—which, according to the Irish, is good luck.
You might like My Bridal Style: Classic
For a rugged escape from city life, you can head to Arizona. If you and your partner enjoy bouldering, biking, climbing, camping, or star gazing, this desert gem has it all. Check into a spa for a day or two of relaxation before kicking off your bohemian bash! For the laid-back bride, this is an ideal location for an outdoor wedding of any size with a low-key vibe.
You might like My Bridal Style: Bohemian
This beautiful European city offers amazing art, architecture, food, museums, and culture. Take in the history and romance of Venice, enjoy a boat ride, and navigate bustling piazzas filled with shops and restaurants fit for a connoisseur. This location is ideal for an elegant wedding with world-class catering and a black tie reception. Celebrities choose to get married in Italy for good reason.
You might like My Bridal Style: Romantic
Saint Lucia, Caribbean
The most romantic place on earth is one of tranquility and seclusion. Tropical and laid-back, the island offers an intimate escape that is ideal if you want to elope—or kick off your honeymoon! Perfect for an intimate beach ceremony, this sunny locale lets you show off a sensual wedding gown. Celebrate at one of the resorts with an all-inclusive package that makes saying “I do” a breeze.
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Napa Valley, California
We had to slip in at least one location in California! Napa Valley offers lots of venues so you can schedule a beautiful weekend getaway with accommodations for plenty of guests. Best themes include rustic, glamping, and vintage-inspired weddings. Perfect for summer ceremonies, this lush location is ideal for wining and dining with unforgettable class and beauty. Our advice? Book early.
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