The popularity of destination weddings is surging. Because of this, a new group of wedding locations is becoming increasingly popular with engaged couples. Think beyond the Bahamas with these four trending locations to host your destination wedding.
Any bride would look stunning against the breathtaking backdrop of a Santorini wedding. Santorini is known for its whitewashed cliffside houses and its crystal clear blue waters. It is also one of the most lusted after wedding locations, for good reason. Host your reception in Santorini at sunset to take advantage of the glow of the volcanic beaches. The La Ciel resort is among the most highly recommended luxury destination wedding venues on Santorini.
The endless blue and world-famous sunsets offer a stunning backdrop to one of life’s most beautiful days. Le Ciel, overlooking the breathtaking Caldera cliffs and a stunning sunset, is one of the most elegant venues for luxury weddings and lifestyle events. Located in picturesque Imerovigli in Santorini, Greece combines an idyllic setting and Mediterranean grandeur, exquisite cuisine and hand-crafted cocktails with meticulous attention to detail and utter professionalism.
The rich history and culture, paired with unmatched beauty, make Tuscany another in-demand destination on our list of trending locations. The rolling hills covered in vineyards are also the perfect scenery for a dream wedding. Choose a centuries-old villa with vineyards for your wedding and reception and watch your guests be in awe of your special day. Villa La Selva is a popular choice for couples looking to tie the knot in Tuscany.
Your ceremony will take place in a captivating and fabled setting: close your eyes, and try to imagine the aperitif in the sixteenth century Italian garden, the dinner in the Ceremony Hall, an ancient cellar with vault ceilings, and the cutting of the cake next to the “Tramonto” swimming pool, or in the panoramic terraces. It will also be possible to continue the celebrations dancing with live music, enlightened by the magical atmosphere candles, under the clear, starry sky of Tuscany.
Palm Springs has long been a favorite destination for the Hollywood elite, and you’ll see why immediately. This area features over 350 days of sunshine each year. With less than 5 inches of rain annually, it also practically assures perfect weather for your big day. The area is home to many luxurious resorts and wedding locations to choose from for your ceremony and reception. One popular spot is the O’Donnell House and The Willows Historic Inn.
The estate’s wrought-iron gates open, admitting only you and your privileged guests. The gates bear the sign “Ojo del Desierto”—Eye of the Desert. Surveying the sweeping valley vistas from on high, everyone certainly has a sense that all the desert’s delights are theirs to command. A spacious cliffside stone terrace seems to float above the world, making receptions here both dramatic and exhilarating. It’s an ideal vantage from which to survey the vast horizon’s transformation from technicolor sunset to star-filled sky. –Here Comes the Guide
Finally, for a truly exotic destination wedding, head to Sri Lanka. The mesmerizing blue waters of the Indian Ocean will delight your guests. Visit ancient temples, ride an elephant, or simply enjoy the delightful cuisine. Trending locations like this will most definitely be the setting for a wedding that will create memories that last a lifetime! Many brides have recommended JetWing Blue as their resort of choice due to its idyllic location that is also away from the hustle and bustle of the city.
Perhaps one of the most romantic wedding venues in Sri Lanka, Negombo features a pristine coastline for ceremonies against the stunning backdrop of the Indian Ocean.
Any of these trending locations would be the perfect destination for your upcoming wedding! For even more wedding locations you’ll adore, explore Say “I Do” in One of These Luxury Destination Wedding Resorts.