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Top 10 Breathtaking Wedding Destinations Around the World

Many couples dream of hosting their destination wedding at an inspiring locale, from Paris and Santorini to Hawaii or South Africa – any destination wedding held there is sure to leave an indelible mark in guests’ memories for years to come.

Beaches and jungles come together in this tropical paradise, featuring ancient Mayan ruins and palm-fringed beaches for an idyllic beach day trip.

1. Santorini

Santorini offers couples looking for a magical wedding venue the ideal combination of seaside elegance and stunning natural beauty. Exchange vows surrounded by panoramic caldera cliff views as guests admire your breathtaking sights before celebrating under a glowing copper sunset with personalized cocktails and delectable cuisine!

Tuscany provides an alternative rustic-lux destination wedding experience, featuring picturesque vineyards and charming towns that can provide romance and tranquility, drawing in celebrities like George Clooney and Amal Clooney (plus Chrissy Teigen!) thanks to its scenic vistas and Renaissance architecture.

2. Tuscany

Tuscany, famed for its Renaissance culture and picturesque beauty, will enchant your guests with its romance. Rolling hills, exquisite food and wine, and endless art make Tuscany the ideal backdrop for creating a wedding experience that is both intimate and luxurious.

Location: Situated just outside Siena in Tuscany’s lush countryside is this medieval country estate – an idyllic destination wedding location! Boasting a secluded boulder-laden pool that looks out across rolling vineyards and olive trees as well as an ancient country tower property for 10-12 guests and luxury accommodations throughout, it provides everything necessary for a perfect Tuscan wedding celebration.

Villa Carmignano in Tuscany stands as a magnificent example of Renaissance architecture, having been frequented by such notable visitors as Galileo and Leonardo da Vinci. An unforgettable choice for an elegant destination wedding in Tuscany.

3. Lake Como

Lake Como’s tranquil waters exude traditional and historical luxury, drawing movie stars and aristocrats alike. Offering resort villages and luxurious hotels, it has long been one of the world’s premier vacation spots.

No matter your lifestyle or spiritual path, this charming destination has something special for everyone. Take a boat ride around this Renaissance city and admire its sights.

Menaggio on Lake Como boasts one of the most stunning promenades. If you prefer, private villas such as Villa Carlotta on the western shore or Villa del Balbianello offer luxurious living spaces.

4. Franschhoek

No matter if you are traveling solo, as part of a couple, or with family members; this charming town offers something for everyone – wine tasting to hiking trails and chocolate sampling are just a few activities available that will captivate and entertain!

Cinderella Castle provides the ideal setting for an elopement ceremony, with stunning scenery and romantic architecture providing the ultimate romantic ambiance.

This beautiful castle provides the ideal venue for hosting a stunning wedding or reception, offering breathtaking views, light-filled rooms, and charming surroundings – making for an unforgettable experience for guests! Plus the library can also host ceremonies.

5. Cartegena

Dreamy clifftop castles provide picturesque vantages of turquoise water and white sand at this Mediterranean destination, making this idyllic backdrop the ideal spot for an extravagant destination wedding celebration.

Villa d’Este is an old world gem and former favorite of royalty and sultans alike. Boasting 152 rooms and beautiful gardens, its historic setting makes for the ideal venue to host unforgettable celebrations and magical ceremonies.

Ibiza provides the perfect tropical setting, offering stunning beaches with palm-fringed shores and private beach houses like Pure House Ibiza or Montezuma that provide intimate celebrations amidst tropical forests teeming with capuchin monkeys or watching baby sea turtle hatchlings make their journey towards the ocean at moonlight.

6. California

California offers sun-kissed getaways full of luxury resorts. Vineyard-covered properties and cliffside hideaways boast luxury accommodations in this romantic destination, and its cuisine and wine offer some of the best experiences around.

Sicily offers breathtaking beaches, majestic mountains, and an irresistibly romantic volcano–making it the ideal wedding location. Indulge your wedding guests with its captivating landscape that oozes culture and history to make your event truly unforgettable!

Make memories to last a lifetime when you tie the knot at an idyllic waterfall, surrounded by lush vegetation and tranquil waters, or beneath an amazing star-lit sky at a private beach resort. Or exchange your vows in front of an impressive waterfall, among lush vegetation, tranquil waters or under an open sky at a luxurious palace overlooking a lake, or in a serene location that boasts spectacular vistas – with any one of these locations, the possibilities for romance are truly limitless.

7. Tulum

With its beautiful sandy beaches, this island is one of the ideal settings for an unforgettable destination wedding experience. Couples can soak up nature’s magic at its untouched forests, stunning cliffs, and breath-taking vistas of white sandy beaches.

Mexico offers everything from all-inclusive resorts to beachfront boutiques for dream destination weddings. Say your vows by the Caribbean sea or add drama with breathtaking views of the Piton mountains at an impressive venue presenting dramatic vistas. Explore further by participating in an authentic Temazcl ceremony – an ancient Mayan ritual designed to cleanse body and soul.

8. Maldives

Sugary white beaches, crystal waters and endless sunshine make the ideal setting for an effortlessly romantic wedding blessing. From sunset Dhoni cruises to traditional coconut palm planting ceremonies, there will be no shortage of ways to connect with and celebrate India’s vibrant culture!

Maldives beach resorts provide idyllic settings for hosting the ultimate romantic beach wedding experience. Choose between exchanging vows on a private island with friends and family or under a white-canopied faree tent for just the two of you; all resorts provide unrivalled settings.

Many girls dream of the perfect fairytale wedding, and Portugal’s Palacio do Freixo provides an incredible setting to make this happen. Boasting luxurious gilded rooms and lush French-style gardens, this breathtaking site can offer something special to all visitors.

9. Mexico

Mexico offers an abundance of gorgeous wedding venues, from beachfront resorts to historic haciendas. Mexico provides something suitable for every couple – from the boho paradise of Tulum to San Miguel de Allende’s captivating architecture and cultural richness.

Consider Casa Hyder for an exquisite modern fairytale venue; its grand and exquisite beauty are like pieces in an art gallery curated to perfection. Or opt for more intimate space like Casa Carino in San Miguel de Allende.

Four Seasons Punta Mita and Nizuc Cancun Resort and Spa provide luxurious experiences that are all-inclusive, welcoming elopements and large celebrations with ease, style, and outstanding service.