Roughly one-third of the couples that get engaged every year do so during the holiday season, and now that it’s a new year, they’re actively planning their weddings. Many couples want to get married somewhere close to family or in the city where they met, but others want to exchange their vows in exciting locales around the world.
A destination wedding is a unique experience, from planning and researching exquisite locations, suitable venues, accommodation, transport connections, comparing prices to organising requirements for your guests and that’s without the intricacies of the special day itself. The list is endless.
It’s tough to beat Mexico’s diversity as a vacation destination. Mexico is gifted with more than 6,000 miles of gorgeous coastline with beaches on the Gulf of Mexico and Caribbean Sea in the east and the Pacific Ocean to the west. The food is fantastic, the people are friendly, and in addition to amazing beaches and jungles Mexico offers activities as diverse as exploring Mayan ruins or playing golf on a pro course.
Where to Marry: Palace Resorts teases guests with seven alluring, all-inclusive hotels on the Caribbean Sea. Options include four resorts in Cancun plus additional hotels in Playa del Carmen, Isla Mujeres, and Cozumel.
Perfect for Couples Who: Are looking for an economical yet beautiful destination for a beach wedding.
Destination Wedding in Aruba
Beyond its stellar beaches and top notch tourist services, one of the main reasons this Dutch Caribbean island is so popular is its predictable weather. Aruba is arid and outside of the hurricane belt, so sunshine reigns all year-round.
Destinations to consider are Bucuti & Tara Beach Resorts for intimate adult-only affairs, or the Divi group all-inclusive for families and the budget conscious. Renaissance Aruba Resort also has its own lovely little private island for weddings, and Aruba Marriott & Stellaris Casino.
Destination Wedding in Jamaica
Jamaica—with its miles upon miles of gold-sand beaches and mountains covered with lush foliage—may very well be the birthplace of the weddings-away-from-home trend. Couples have been coming here for decades to host intimate ceremonies as well as full-blown affairs with hundreds of guests. Wedding packages are available at just about every hotel with options for beach and garden events as well as ceremonies at lavish plantation-style mansions.
The birthplace of the all-inclusive, Jamaica has many scenic wedding spots along its famous seven-mile Negril beach, like the boutique-style Rockhouse Hotel, perched on the cliffs of Pristine cove. But if you’re really seeking an upscale, adult-only all-inclusive, head to the side-by-side sister resorts of Secrets St. James and Secrets Wild Orchid, in Montego Bay, where you can wed on a lovely gazebo pier on a private beach.
Destination Wedding in Italy
Just whisper the word “Italy” and it conjures up romantic notions in most of us. From its historic cities to getaways like beautiful Lake Como and the beloved Isle of Capri, there are thousands of wonderfully unique places across the country to host a Mediterranean destination wedding. The city of Rome dazzles with ancient ruins like the Pantheon and Colosseum. Florence is home to the magnificent Uffizi Gallery with works of art by Michelangelo, Leonardo da Vinci, Botticelli, and Raffaello. And, Venice, what more can we say about gorgeous Venice with architectural achievements like St. Mark’s Basilica and its charming web of narrow canals complete with singing gondoliers? It’s one of Italy’s most popular cities.
Destination Wedding in Dominican Republic
A perennial favourite for British sun seekers thanks to its plethora of all-inclusives, most of the best wedding resorts are situated in Punta Cana. For an upscale, boutique-style all-inclusive, Zoëtry Aqua Resort exudes romance in very private settings, with a focus on health and wellness.
For families and big groups, the new Hard Rock hotel caters to the young and energetic, while Now Larimar really knows how to pull out all the stops for a sophisticated and luxurious seaside ceremony.
Also I’d love to recommend you my favourite hotel The Royal Suites Turquesa by Palladium. I’ve been there four times so far. You will fall in love with this place.
If you are getting married in one of the above locations please get in touch.
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