Weddings are one of the biggest milestones in a person’s life. It is, for most people, what they have been waiting for their whole lives. A wedding signifies the start of a marriage, a socially-recognized, public union of two parties. The romantic aspect of marriage is highly stressed upon by society.
For most, once they reach the ripe age of 25, there is already societal pressure from family and friends to get married and settle down. Many would agree that in this fast-paced age, it has actually gotten harder and harder to find the right person to settle down with.
It is then not a surprise that when individuals find the perfect mate for them, they choose to go all out, splurging on their wedding and honeymoon celebrations.
Wedding destinations has become the norm these days. A small, intimate celebration in a different country spells for a whole new adventure with your partner and your hand-picked guests. Many couples feel that this way of celebrating their wedding is much more fun as well because they are essentially having a vacation as well as a wedding. The honeymoon is, more often than not, also mixed in with the wedding destinations, a great way of minimizing wedding costs.
Here are 15 of the most romantic wedding venues in the world
1. Paris, France
Nicknamed as the City of Love, can you think of a better location to celebrate your love for each other? You would be hard-pressed not to feel the romance in the air. Tourists have reported that just by strolling through the cobblestone streets of Paris, they could feel the electrifying buzz of romance.
Paris has many old churches and cathedrals that you can get married in. Once the wedding is done, you and your partner will surely have the time of your lives going around this city.
There are multiple attractions in Paris that you will surely find worth your time. The Louvre, Notre Dame, and the Eiffel Tower are just some of the world-class attractions of Paris.
2. Bali, Indonesia
If you fancy a beach wedding, then Bali, Indonesia is definitely the way to go. Surrounded by pristine, white sand beaches, Bali receives millions of tourists each year.
Its beach resorts and hotels are not strangers to organizing a beach wedding so you and your partner will not be stressed due to mishaps on your wedding day.
Soak up the sun and forget your worries here at Bali, Indonesia. Many couples feel rejuvenated upon returning back to their normal lives after a visit to this paradise.
It’s a globally recognized fact that Bahamas Island is in another level of beauty. Its beaches and sandy shores are clean and have the untouched charm of nature. Many dreams of not only going on a vacation in the Bahamas but also getting married there. Its resorts and spas are guaranteed to give you the VIP treatment that you and your guests deserve.
Take note that if you want to truly enjoy your stay at the Bahamas, you should book your wedding at non-peak dates so you can avoid the millions of tourists that flock over to the Bahamas.
Japan acts as a unique wedding destination for couples who desire a new experience. Get your wedding photoshoot with Japanese Cherry Blossoms as the backdrop. Sakura or Cherry Blossoms also has a deep meaning. The Japanese believe that this is the perfect representation of life — both in its fragility and its beauty. The Cherry Blossoms remind everyone to enjoy life and take risks as life is beautiful yet tragically short.
There are traditional Shinto and Buddhist temples all around Japan where you can choose to get married. After the ceremony, there are multiple luxury hotels and gardens for their reception.
This luxurious island is one of those places that you will ask yourself whether it truly is real. Until you’ve come to this place, you will not believe just how beautiful the Maldives is. Getting married in the Maldives is a dream come true. Located in the middle of the Indian Ocean, the Maldives is proud of its slow-paced and relaxed life, providing its visitors with a taste of the good life.
You can expect nothing but the VIP treatment, being served with a variety of world-class cuisine. A beach wedding in the Maldives is not a rare occurrence which means that its resorts and hotels will have wedding venues and packages for you and your guests.
The Maldives will give you a truly magical experience especially if you go during the season when the beaches glow in the dark due to the presence of bioluminescent phytoplankton in the sea.
Jamaica is one of those places that you go to when you want to escape the stress of your daily life. Fill your life with warmth, happiness, and adventure when you decide to get married in Jamaica. This is a popular vacation spot so schedule wisely to avoid getting stuck with fully booked hotels and resorts.
Home of the jerk chicken, beef patties, and the infamous Ackee and Saltfish, you and your guests will never be hungry when you are in Jamaica. Experience a whole new world of music as you celebrate your wedding as Jamaica is known to be the birthplace of Reggae.
Looking for a more romantic activity? Raft down the Martha Brae with your loved one. Bamboo rafting has been popularized by Errol Flynn in the 1950s. Since then, this activity has become one of the must-do activities in the country.
7. Scottsdale, Arizona
Earning the reputation for being an upscale location surrounded by high-end resorts and golf courses, Scottsdale, Arizona is a great place to get married at. It is a year-round destination which means whatever date you choose to get married in, Scottsdale will be pretty.
Its high-end, world-class restaurants provide only good food and service ensuring that your stay here will be nothing but topnotch. Scottsdale is also famous for the Scottsdale Wine Trail so you’re sure that you will be served only the best wine during your wedding. The desert is also not a bad place to do your wedding photoshoot.
This boot-shaped peninsula is known for a lot of reasons. As the hometown of the tragic love story of Romeo and Juliet, getting married in Italy will truly be an uber-romantic experience. The Italian landscape also acts as a picturesque backdrop for your wedding photoshoot.
Take a step back to the past as the Italians have carefully preserved its proud Rennaissance architecture, surrounding their country with villas and castles that date back to the Middle Ages. The towns and countryside still look the same as it was almost 800 years ago.
Italy’s golden age is the Renaissance where it gave birth to famous household names Michelangelo, Botticello, and Da Vinci, earning it the nickname of the Cradle of the Renaissance. Another thing that Italy is known for is its food. You and your guests will surely be in for a treat once you decide to fly to Italy for your wedding.
9. Mount Hood, Oregon
This wedding destination is for couples who are nature lovers and ski enthusiasts. This 11.249 feet high stratovolcano is one of the major natural attraction in the American Pacific Northwest. What makes this active volcano a popular tourist destination is that you can ski essentially all year round.
This means that you can get married surrounded by ice no matter what month you plan to be your wedding in. Call it cliche but couples who get married at Mount Hood experience being on top of the world while they are literally on top of the world reaching altitudes of 6000 feet.
The view on top is also a magnificent sight that will remind you of how beautiful the world is. This is magnified, of course, by the fact that you will be witnessing this scene with the person you’ve promised to love forever.
10. Agra, India
Indian weddings are known for their loud music, lively people, and of course, delectable cuisine. This is why many couples have chosen to fly to this exotic land to celebrate their marriage.
Agra, India is also where you will be able to see the Taj Mahal. Isn’t it romantic for you to profess your love to your partner while overlooking the monument of true love? The Taj Mahal is part of the Wonders of the World. Its romantic yet tragic backstory makes the Taj Mahal so much appropriate for a romantic celebration such as a wedding. History lovers will also find Agra, India as a fascinating place. Its rich history is carefully preserved by the Indian government allowing it to showcase remnants of the Mughal empire during its peak.
11. Costa Rica
Because of the sheer number of couples flying into Costa Rica to get married, it is not uncommon for Beach Resorts and Luxury Hotels to offer a Costa Rica all-inclusive Wedding package. Costa Rica is one of the more affordable countries to host your wedding at. While weddings normally cost an average of a whopping $30, 000, a wedding in Costa Rica for 20 guests will only cost them an average of $5, 000. This is an insanely huge amount to save up which could go to plane tickets for you and your guests.
Its affordability, however, should not be mistaken for a lower quality of service. With four and five-star hotels all around Costa Rica, you can be sure that you and your guests will be treated like VIP. It should also be noted that the beaches of Costa Rica rival that of the Bahamas when it comes to beauty.
12. Punta Cana, Dominican Republic
The Dominican Republic is 800 straight miles of clean and breathtakingly beautiful sandy beaches. Punta Cana, the most popular location in the Dominican Republic is a 20-mile coast lined with coconut palm trees and clear waters.
Punta Cana is littered with all-inclusive hotels and resorts which also offers wedding packages, thus lessening the things that you have to worry about. Get crazy at Punta Cana by ordering the traditional alcohol beverage Mama Juana. This cocktail is so strong that it is recommended to have only two shots. The nightlife in Punta Cana is similarly as wild which would definitely boost your wedding revelries.
13. Cozumel, Mexico
Cozumel, Mexico is an underdeveloped island on the Carribean. It has an untouched charm that attracts many tourists. This paradise is framed by one of the largest coral reef systems in the world which could be sighted even from afar. Cozumel is perfect for couples who love the outdoors and beautiful sights. Cozumel’s Chankanaab National Park will definitely wow you and your guests with its lagoon, botanical gardens and a replica of the Mayan village.
Experience a week of affluence when you book an all-inclusive resort and spa. You and your wedding entourage will have the time of your lives going around the shops and restaurants of downtown San Miguel.
14. Hawaii, USA
Hawaii is a tropical paradise. That much is a known fact. Many brides and grooms plan their dream wedding in Hawaii. With beautiful beach venues, private resorts, luxury hotels, and charming chapels, Hawaii has something for everyone.
The gorgeous scenery, aloha spirit, and the stunning beaches of Hawaii make it a top vacation destination all over the world. This is perfect for couples who want to take a step back from their personal lives and just relax. Hawaiian parties are also known to be fun, lively and filled with music.
15. Miami, Florida
There is no need to go that far as Miami, Florida already offers stunning beaches and the perfect weather. This is the perfect alternative for couples who don’t have the resources to go to another country. Miami, aside from its sandy beaches, is known for its art-deco architecture.
Your reception will definitely be flavorful as Miami showcases over 150 ethnicities. Miami is surrounded by award-winning restaurants selling Caribbean jerk chicken, fresh sushi, and traditional Spanish tapas. Miami is also known for pre-wedding celebrations so why not go forward with the wedding here?