Destination weddings are a thing these days. And honestly who can blame couples for wanting to escape traffic snarls, humid weather, tacky pandal decorations, and all that greasy food served by dubious looking characters dressed in shabby white clothes?
But escape to where exactly? Picking a destination to get married it isn’t exactly the cakewalk. What are your options? Where do you begin? Which place do you pick?
The choices are many and you literally have the world to select from. But to make things just a bit easier for you, we’ve picked a few of our favorites. And should you get mesmerized and decide to get hitched in one of these locales, you can send us a thank you card later!
Oberoi Udaivilas, Udaipur
Let’s start in the land of golden sand dunes and crimson sunsets; a land where tales of chivalry and grandeur are a staple, and the fragrance of a bygone era still lingers on – Udaipur, Rajasthan.
Located on the banks of Lake Pichola, the Oberoi Udaivilas is known as the gem of the East, and for good reason too. Standing under the gold leaf dome, with pristine white marble under your feet, you will every bit like the regal princess you had hoped to be on the most special day of your life.
Belmond Hotel Caruso, Italy
If it’s a palace you’ve set your heart on, let’s show you another equally grand exhibit – the Belmond Hotel Caruso in the ever-romantic ambience of Italy. If you decide to host your wedding here, you can be sure that guests will have stories to tell for the rest of their lives.
Built in the 11th century, the hotel overlooks the Amalfi Coast and gives you stunning views of the Mediterranean. In addition, you have terraces, frescoed ceilings, and private gardens to complete the romantic setting. You couldn’t ask for a more impressive backdrop to exchange vows with the love of your life.
Musha Cay, Bahamas
From palaces of yore, let us now whisk you away to sun-kissed beaches and the glistening waters of the Bahamas. If a grand affair is not your style, fret not, cos a more intimate experience awaits you at the Musha Cay in the Bahamas.
Considered to be one of the most secluded places on the planet, Musha Clay offers up 700 acres of absolutely virginal paradise on the most special day of your life. However, this place is only suited for small, private affairs since only 24 guests are allowed to attend your party.
Chateau Vaux-le-Vicomte, Maincy, France
What romance can be complete without the mention of Paris? And there’s no better place in France to celebrate your love than the Chateau Vaux-le-Vicomte.
Surrounded by a 1200-acre park, this 17th-century chateau is a venue fit for kings, queens, and, who knows, maybe even you! Imagine a wedding in one of the ballrooms of the chateau surrounded by 200 glowing candles.
Laucala Island Resort, Fiji
An aristocratic setting, not your thing? No problem. Who is to say that weddings always have to be a classy affair? There can be plenty of fun and frolic as well, which is guaranteed at the Laucala Island Resort in Fiji.
This private island resort is the perfect mix of privacy, luxury, adventure, and, of course, beauty. Not only will the wedding be a fantastic affair, surrounded as you are by tropical rainforests, white sand beaches, and coral reefs, you and your friends can pamper yourself with additional treats like sunset cruises, windsurfing, jet-skiing, and kite surfing. It’s going to be an event no one will forget in a hurry.
MolenVliet Wine Estate, South Africa
Ranked among the best wedding destinations in the world, the MolenVliet Wine Estate is located in the Banhoek Valley, by the banks of the Dwars River. This idyllic setting is able to comfortably accommodate 250 guests and offers all the luxuries you could want to make the most important day of your life a success. At the very least, you can be sure of never running out of good wine while you’re here!