Have you dreamt of walking barefoot down a sandy aisle on your way to saying, “I Do”? You’re far from alone. 1 in 4 weddings takes place at an exotic location.
Before you can whisk yourself and your friends to some far away location to get married, you first have to decide where you’re going!
We’ve broken down 10 of our favorite destination wedding locations according to luxury, outdoor, indoor and affordability. Check them out and start planning your wedding!
Best Luxury Wedding Destinations
With some 109-acres of pure island property, the One & Only Reethi Rah Resort in the Maldives is the perfect getaway luxury destination. For a wedding your guests won’t soon forget, this is the place. 128 private villas await you along with a private pool for each one. Booking the resort will set you back $7,000 each night.
If you’re deadset on having an island all to yourself, then the Little Palm Island Resort is the place to go. Accessible only by plane or ferry, you’ll feel like you’re completely removed from reality. Reserve the whole island for the day. Hold your wedding on the rocky alcoves of the island, on the beach, or in front of the resort. If you’ve $175,000 to dish out for a reservation, this is a great luxury destination.
Looking for something a bit more romantic? Then this historical 17th-century French Chateau is an ideal location. It is set inside a 1,200-acre park and you can book it for five hours only. It has stunning gardens and jaw-dropping architecture. The costs for a full-on queen like reception and ceremony are about $60,000.
Best Destinations for An Outdoor Wedding
If you’re a bride who likes out-there ideas this is the location for you. Get married in a real life tree house under towering trees and twinkly lights just 30 minutes from Seattle, Washington USA. It’ll definitely make for an original wedding for you and your guests.
Kauai is the Garden Island and is one of the smaller islands, but it also has tear-worthy sunsets and waterfall locations to say “I Do” at. We like The Grand Hyatt Kauai Resort and Spa because the grounds are gorgeous.
Amalfi Coast, Italy
The Amalfi Coast in Italy has incredible backdrops for any wedding. One of the most scenic locations along the Italian coastline, you’ll find everything from drop off clips to dramatic ocean views. You can honeymoon here for the complete package. Pro tip: get married here in April to June or September to October.
Best Destinations for Indoor Weddings
Embrace your inner princess and get married in a castle in Ireland. We love the Barberstown Castle, it’s just 30 minutes outside of Dublin City and near the airport, and it dates back to the year 1288!
Nothing is more stunning than this German castle in winter or fall. Built in the 19th century, the architecture is second to none and the backdrop complements it perfectly.
Best Destinations for Affordable Weddings
Save money and have your dream beach wedding by getting married in the Dominican Republic. Tons of all-inclusive resorts await you there as well. Get married during the peak season and still save cash.
Jamaica is pretty inexpensive and has an international airport for direct flights. Negril is the cheapest place to get married in Jamaica and in the Caribbean islands. Room rates are also super low, so you can save money and enjoy a plethora of outdoor backdrops to choose from.