A destination wedding doesn’t have to be an expensive clichéd event. Whatever your taste or budget, look at some of these five amazing places around the world where you can say “I do”.
Country wedding in Leeds Castle, England
Its moat, drawbridge and surreal gardens make the historic Leeds Castle a perfect stage for a fairy-tale wedding in the English countryside. Have champagne toasts in the drawing room, followed by a lavish ceremony in the grand ballroom, while King Henry VIII’s 13th century banquet hall hosts dinner and dance. For newlyweds, there is an option of spending the night in one of the castle’s plush period bedrooms, while the guests can go glamping in the castle vineyards. Note, however, and make sure your guests are aware too that the castle is located in Kent and has nothing to do with the city of Leeds much further in the north.
City wedding at Tribeca Rooftop, NYC
If the city environment is what you prefer, give yourself to the breathtaking romantic evening on New York City rooftops. Although any wedding organized in NYC is guaranteed to be magical, the awe-inspiring views of Manhattan skyline and Hudson River from the Tribeca Rooftop is one of most wanted wedding after-venues in the city. Its 18,000 square feet are enough for 400 guests to dine and dance under the stars, while the indoor space features a 65-foot long skylight, so you’re covered all-year, and all-weather-round.
High-class wedding in Sydney, Australia
Although sources are still debating which city is the wedding capital of Australia, saying your vows on the tranquil shores of Fisherman’s Cove is guaranteed to be a memorable event for both you and your guests. With breathtaking views of the Northern Beaches Peninsula, and manicured ocean-front lawn ideal or open-air ceremonies, this Sydney golf course offers comprehensive wedding packages accompanied by some of the best culinary selections in Sydney.
Beach wedding at Pedregal, Mexico
Among the countless wedding-bound beach destinations round the world, the rugged yet exquisite beauty of the Baja California is hard to beat. The secluded beach of The Resort at Pedregal is a perfect backdrop for an especially romantic beach wedding. The ceremony takes place on the beach itself, or on one of the venue’s oceanfront terraces while the soaring cliffs and jaw-dropping sunsets make guests water their eyes. The reception is held in a fabulous al-fresco restaurant El Farallón, which is carved into a cliff overlooking the deep azure waters of the Pacific.
Same-sex wedding at Palm Springs, California
With immense amounts of sunshine all-year-round, alluring desert landscape and a sizable LGBT+ community, Palm Springs has become an unofficial Mecca for same-sex couples looking for spectacular wedding options. One of such venues is Korakia Pensione, with its romantic Mediterranean-inspired hotel. It features eclectic candlelit walkways, palm-fringed pools and gardens enshrouded in fragrant climbing vines that are perfect for intimate sunset ceremonies. After the reception, couples and guests are welcomed to retire to the rustic-chic bungalows with views of San Jacinto.
While some brides wouldn’t dream of having their big day anywhere but their hometown, others want to have their big day in the city they live. But if neither of these locations holds you down, consider saying your vows in one of these spectacular wedding destinations.