Best Destination Wedding Places Worldwide

DWP Editorial Team

Choosing a destination wedding location can be a tiring job and take out the fun of all the activities —but we're here to help narrow it down. Check out these destination wedding locations, and learn what makes each one stand out and its uniqueness.

The Bahamas

The Bahamas offers you more than 700 islands to choose from, however, hotels with destination wedding services are only available on a handful of them. All of the islands of the Bahamas are ringed by coral-sand beaches. This natural beauty makes it a prime spot for pristine beach weddings set against clear, clean, aquamarine waters.

One advantage of choosing the Bahamas as your destination wedding in that it is close and easy to reach from the United States. You can take Flights from Miami which take less than one hour. The other advantage is that for couples who want a relatively long and event-filled celebration, there's plenty to see and more to do. You can enjoy swimming and sunning, shopping and spas, clubbing and gambling, snorkeling and diving, fishing and sailing, (or any combination of those activities), places are accessible, the locals are welcoming and plans can be easily arranged.

Caribbean

With 28 island nations and over 7,000 individual islands in the Caribbean, there are a lot of Caribbean destination wedding locations to choose from. The islands are among the most popular throughout the world because of their natural beauty, coral sand beaches, of course, but also the variety of accommodations, ease of travel, and available wedding venues and vendors.

Barbados

This destination wedding location is ideal for couples on a budget. The British influence in the colonial times has given this island a unique vibe, and there are a variety of Barbados wedding venues to choose from, whether you’re hoping for a luxury resort, a historic home, or an intimate hotel. Around the island are extremely aesthetic beaches, botanical gardens, 17th-century plantation houses like St. Nicholas Abbey and Harrison’s Cave formation.

Jackson Hole, Wyoming

Couples who are looking for a Wild West backdrop to their wedding ceremonies should head straight to Jackson Hole, where the hilly terrain and towering Grand Tetons provide unbeatable scenery for all those sunset photos. Summer and early fall are the perfect wedding seasons when balmy temperatures and plenty of sunshine will encourage your guests to get outside and enjoy the area’s hiking, biking, and fly-fishing events. If you actually want to fully embrace the cowboy-boots-and-hay-bales theme, look into wedding packages offered by local ranches such as DiamonD Cross Ranch, whose 14,000 square foot “Big Red Barn” is the perfect spot for a pig roast or a hoedown.

Kauai, Hawaii

Among domestic kind of wedding destinations, few places can only match Hawaii, where pristine sands, turquoise waters and fruity cocktails beckon the bride, the groom and all of the guests. Commonly also known as the Garden Island, Kauai is my favorite pick for a marital celebration: smaller than its sister islands and populated by more scattered people, Kauai boasts a more authentic “old Hawaii” feel. The local Grand Hyatt Kauai Resort and Spa on breathtaking Keoneloa Bay is the perfect spot for the ceremony and reception. Guests will also appreciate the island’s riches of nature, including the Na Pali Coast, gushing waterfalls and exciting Waimea Canyon.

One of the popular option is the ​Hilton Hawaiian Village in Honolulu, Hawaii. The property contains the first free-standing, resort wedding chapel in Waikiki. It is surrounded by lush landscaping, romantic waterfalls, and a lagoon.

Costa Rica

Costa Rica’s still-booming tourism industry was built upon weddings and, over the times, the Central American nation has established venues and itineraries for every kind of wedding and couple. Get married on the edge of Arenal, an active volcano; go for a barefoot beach wedding at the shorefront Villa Punto de Vista; or say your vows in a haze of butterflies at Si Como No’s Butterfly Atrium. You will enjoy a wide range of ecotourism adventures, from ziplining through the Monteverde cloud forest to bird watching toucans in Palo Verde national park to watching migrating sea turtles lay their eggs at night.

Abu Dhabi

The United Arab Emirates is home to many exotic destination wedding locations. Compared to glitzy Dubai, couples who wish to have a distinctly more Arabian ambiance at their wedding and also retain a more captive audience for the wedding ceremonies could choose Abu Dhabi as their dream wedding location. The ideal time to plan a wedding in Abu Dhabi would be between September and March when the weather is remarkably pleasant.

Setting a new norm in romantic elegance, wedding friendly hotels treat a wedding party with too beautiful views and ideal event venues. A hotel with palatial architecture will offer you a grand experience with timeless architectural features and manicured gardens.

Montreux

Notable one of the most picturesque and romantic destinations around the globe with the beauty of the iconic Lake Geneva as well as an unparalleled backdrop overlooking the Alps. Montreux has a host of beautiful venues near the lake where you can have your wedding ceremony arranged. The best time to experience Montreux at its peak would be between March to June.

A hotel near the lake is an excellent wedding venue choice where your luxury wedding planner can organize a truly elegant and sophisticated celebration for you and your guests overlooking the lake and enjoying the serene night environment.

Dominican Republic

The natural beauty in the Dominican Republic is extremely breathtaking, from the tropical rainforests to the soothing beaches. If you and your guests are ready for adventurous trips, you’ll definitely fall in love with the number and quality of activities to enjoy during a Dominican Republic destination wedding weekend, from zip-lining to sailing and more.

Wide swaths of beach and powdery sands along the Nine hundred miles of coastline are among the attractions of the Dominican Republic, and the country also has a considerable selection of all-inclusive resorts that are comparatively cheaper to stay and wed in than on other Caribbean islands.

Isolated enclaves in Punta Cana on the eastern tip and other places on the island's southeastern side are the most sought after spots for couples to hold a destination wedding and continue with their honeymoon.

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