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Luxury Travel Magazine Guest Blog: Top 10 Luxury Resorts For a Memorable Destination Wedding

Yes! The day has finally come…the big proposal, you’ve got the ring, and now it’s time to plan the ultimate destination wedding. 

 

So come on…let’s do this! One thing we have noticed since COVID arrived on the scene is that more couples are ditching traditional weddings and opting for unforgettable destination weddings instead. And we love it! 

 

And while in the past, destination weddings seemed to be limited to island retreats and oceanfront hotels. 

 

Instead, a destination wedding may take place on a castle, a golf course, an old hotel, a city rooftop, a room or suite, a villa, or a beach house. 

 

Whatever you want for your wedding, one of these top 10 luxury resorts for a memorable destination wedding in the world is likely to be the ideal setting for your “I Do’s.”

 

Many of these resorts provide a full range of wedding planning services and specialize in assisting you in putting together the ideal wedding packages, whether it be an intimate gathering for close family and friends or an exclusive and private celebration. 

 

The pre-wedding celebrations, the perfect ceremony, and of course, top-notch catering can all be handled by these resorts.

10 Luxury Resorts For Your Destination Wedding

If your dream wedding includes whisking away to a unique locale, we’ve rounded up the best luxury resorts guaranteed to create an unforgettable experience. 

  1. Laucala Island Resort In Fiji

Fiji may be one of those destinations that find its way onto many bucket lists, and for a good reason, its stunning scenery. And the Laucala Island Resort has no shortage in that department, making it a picturesque wedding locale. 

 

Laucala, your private island retreat, is the pinnacle of exclusivity and luxury. Only 25 villas make up Laucala, which is situated in Fiji’s stunning northern area. Weddings can be conducted anywhere, including on a private beach with turquoise ocean and white sand, in an island church, or on a plantation lawn with magnificent coconut trees.

 

What an incredible destination wedding location. All you need now is a fabulous beach wedding hashtag to tag all the Insta-worthy photos. 

2. Belmond Hotel Amalfi Coast, Italy

The most beautiful and unforgettable place for couples wishing to have a destination wedding on the Amalfi Coast is Ravello. 

 

It’s located just high enough and distant enough from the primary tourist routes to feel more private and intimate. 

 

So if you want a wedding party with some of Italy’s best panoramic ocean views, think about being married in Ravello!

Amalfi

 

And while there are many unique and breathtaking villas and resorts on the Amalfi Coast, one of the best is the Caruso, A Belmond Hotel Amalfi Coast

 

The Caruso Hotel is the ideal location for Amalfi Coast weddings and celebrations, thanks to its expansive seaside views, historical frescoes, and delicious Italian cuisine.

 

If you’re struggling with wedding theme ideas, plan a destination wedding on the Amalfi Coast. It has all the ambiance, scenery, and unbelievable service and amenities- no theme needed. 

3. Four Seasons Lanai Hawaii

Imagine exchanging vows while the beautiful trade winds come off Hulopoe Bay. 

 

And sharing a private ceremony with your loved ones in the cold uplands of Central Lānaʻii under the stars. The Four Seasons Lānaʻi offers an ideal location to begin your journey into marriage with the elegance and flawless service of its world-class resorts.

4. Iconic Santorini Greece

Here’s another location that’s probably on a lot of bucket lists. 

 

How can you not be mesmerized by the majestic azure blue waters surrounding Santorini? 

 

An oasis of peace, perched on a stunning slope physically cut from the ancient caldera wall, provides grace, elegance, and beautiful views of the Aegean Sea below. 

Katikieshotel Santorini

Enjoy the rich culture, cuisine, exquisite wines, and fabulous times at the Iconic Santorini, Greece

 

A beautiful and luxurious destination wedding location that’ll leave your guests awe-inspired. 

5. Grand Isle Resort Bahamas

One of the most gorgeous locations on Emerald Bay, Great Exuma, to host your ideal Bahamas destination wedding is The Grand Isle Resort and Residences

 

This large resort is a heaven of destination wedding location with its top-of-the-line villas, private beach, and opulent beach club for a special ceremony.

 

Undoubtedly, your guests will feel pampered while they enjoy stress-free vacation living while they wait for your unforgettable “I Do’s.”

6. Alila Villas Bali 

Weddings at The Alila Villas Uluwatu in Bali are indeed what dreams are made of. 

 

Create an awe-inspiring impression from the moment your guests walk in with a genuinely out-of-this-world setting to celebrate your love. 

 

Enjoy peace of mind knowing dedicated wedding specialists will ensure your destination wedding planning experience is joyful and stress-free from day one. 

 

Unbelievable memories are sure to be made here. 

 

And with the most picturesque backdrop, your wedding photos will be nothing short of perfect. 

7. Waldorf Astoria Cabo

When people hear the words “Waldorf Astoria,” most will probably think about the majestic Waldorf in New York City. 

 

And we get it! It’s one of the most luxurious hotels in the world. But did you know that there are Waldorf’s around the world?

 

So, if sun and fun are your perfect wedding day, but you don’t want to skimp on amenities or service, the Waldorf Astoria Cabo is your venue. 

Las Cabos Pedegral

 

The Waldorf Astoria Pedregal in Los Cabos, Mexico, invites you to stay with us and enjoy our ideal refuge of seaside leisure. 

 

The remote location, infused with the friendliness and hospitality of Mexico, offers a rugged and refined beauty, a unique and unforgettable backdrop suitable for any occasion or celebration.

8. Royalton White Sands Jamaica

The reggae-loving soul of Montego Bay comes alive at your destination wedding at the Royalton White Sands in Jamaica. 

 

Say your vows in one of Royalton’s four main wedding venues on site. Whether you’re overlooking the majestic ocean or saying “I Do” in the garden gazebo right on the resort, the team at the Royalton will tailor your destination wedding to suit what you’re looking for.

 

Have your ceremony along the ocean on the white sand beach or at the Ocean Gazebo overlooking the Caribbean Sea. 

 

Witness the most beautiful sunsets and dance with your guests under the stars. 

 

The Royalton White Sands is the epitome of luxury, and service and an incredible way to tie the knot. 

9. The Ritz Carlton St. Thomas – U.S. Virgin Islands

The Ritz Carlton and luxury go hand-in-hand. 

 

So, if you’re looking for a luxurious escape for your wedding and honeymoon, you can never go wrong with any Ritz Carlton resort. 

 

But, if you’d like to feel the warm sunshine, soft sand between your toes, and blue seas like you’ve never seen, The Ritz Carlton St Thomas is calling your name. 

 

Experience exquisite culinary delights, luxury, and service beyond your imagination and memories that will truly last forever, a wedding at The Ritz Carlton St Thomas is unlike any other. 

10. Moon Palace Cancun

The exquisite Moon Palace Cancun is a refuge of breathtaking scenery, lavish lodging, and decadent facilities. 

 

A stunning wedding ceremony can be held on a seemingly endless stretch of immaculate white sand beach with a spectacular background of the Caribbean Sea and a romantic atmosphere.

Moon Palace Cancun

It’s the perfect hot and steamy destination wedding locale. 

 

Where Will You Say, “I Do”?

 

Planning a wedding involves a lot of decisions, but none are more important than where you say your vows. 

 

While it’s a destination and a getaway everyone will enjoy, it means much more to you. So, make sure to stay true to what you love. 

 

Find a destination venue that fits your personality, style, and the feeling you want on your wedding day. 

 

Do that, and you’ll create the ultimate epic destination wedding,