If you’re getting married in the near future or you’re hoping that someone will pop the question soon then you will probably be thinking about where you want to get married. Most people opt for their local church and a nice hotel for the reception which is fine but if you want to go for a more unique wedding location then here are some of the best to choose from.
Venice is a city which is renowned for its romantic atmosphere and of course, water. If you like the thought of travelling up the canals on a gondola instead of a wedding car then this could be the destination for you. Not only will you get to experience the canals but the architecture and sights of the city are something that everyone should experience at least once in their lives.
This is a great place to get married. It has sandy beaches, hot weather, they speak English and it’s not too expensive to get to. Even if money isn’t an object for you it might be for your guests so if you’re thinking about inviting a lot of people then this could tick all of your boxes.
Bali is a very popular honeymoon destination but who says you can’t have your wedding and honeymoon in the same place? If you do choose to go to Bali I would advise that you avoid the main touristy places and head up to the rural resorts instead which will reveal a hidden paradise for you to tie the knot in.
There are lots of wonderful locations to get married in the UK. They have some of the best coastlines and natural sites in the world and so you can take advantage of them. Getting married in Scottish and Irish castles is a trend for the rich and famous but when Madonna and Paul McCartney aren’t using them you can book them for your own wedding.
Monaco is known around the world as the playground of the rich and famous so it’s pretty much Disney Land for grownups. If you want to treat your guests to a place with great scenery, hotels, restaurants and bars where they can rub shoulders with the stars then Monaco is the place for you. You could find a registry office or even a secluded beach somewhere for the ceremony or if you have the budget why not get married on a yacht.
You might be thinking that New York is much too crowded to be an ideal location for a wedding ceremony but there are some truly beautiful places that are hidden away from all of the chaos. Central park hosts many weddings; it’s a pretty big place so you will be able to find the right spot for you and your guests. Another popular wedding location in New York is on roof tops. There’s nothing quite like the sight of the big apple at night time with all the lights from the city illuminating the sky. If you go around Christmas time then the snow will make it even more picture perfect.
That’s just 6 ideas of great wedding destinations and there are of course lots more so if you are thinking of getting away somewhere for your wedding then you won’t be short of options. Just remember to take into consideration the needs of any guests you may be inviting and to give them plenty of warning so they can arrange time off work to be there.
Angie Walters works for Serendipity Bridal Boutique. She often advises her customers on great wedding locations as she’s been in the wedding business for many years.