For many couples, choosing to go the route of a destination wedding is a no-brainer. Not only will you treat your guests to a special experience but you will also create unique memories for everyone involved. The most challenging part of planning a destination wedding is choosing the location. Here are five stunning locations to consider for your destination wedding.
Newport, Rhode Island
It is easy to overlook the charming town of Newport, Rhode Island when looking for wedding destinations. This lovely coastal town is flush with stately mansions and rolling estates set against the blue waters of the Atlantic Ocean. The vibe harkens back to the roaring 20s, providing a fun atmosphere for all of your guests.
Newport also offers a number of different venue options, including scenic beachside locations, historic mansions, or grand French château ballrooms. Conveniently located between New York City and Boston, Newport is easily accessible for your guests. The seaside location also lends itself to a delightful seafood feast for your reception. Treat your guests to fresh Maine lobster, crab cakes, steaming bowls of clam chowder, and more.
Napa Valley, California
For the ultimate luxury destination wedding in the U.S., look no further than Napa Valley. This iconic region in Northern California has everything that you could ask for in a wedding location. Despite being located less than two hours from San Francisco, the valley has a decidedly rural feel that makes it a perfect spot for an intimate wedding. All of your guests will leave Napa Valley feeling refreshed after days of wine tasting, long walks, and delicious dinners at some of the country’s best farm-to-table restaurants.
The many vineyards offer a stunning backdrop for your vows. Romance is certainly in the air in this slice of heaven. In addition to its obviously great wine scene, the region is also known for its foodie options. You will find a bevy of caterers, restaurants, and other vendors available to help you to plan and execute the wedding of your dreams.
It may sound cliche but there is a reason that so many couples choose the island of Maui for their nuptials. This island screams romance with its miles of beautiful coastline, colorful sunsets over the water, and swaying palm trees. It will also be easy to convince your guests to travel across the Pacific for this experience.
While any Hawaiian island will make a great choice, Maui is particularly popular for weddings. An abundance of hotel options, the perfect balance of activities and peaceful vibes, and desirable weather make Maui a choice that you will not regret. Let the spirit of Aloha sweep over you and your guests as you gather together to celebrate this special moment in life.
Montego Bay, Jamaica
If you like the idea of an island wedding but want to add a different cultural element, you will be pleased with the offerings in Jamaica. This tropical destination is bursting with color and energy, making it a good option for wedding parties who enjoy a good time.
The high number of all-inclusive resorts also takes the stress out of the planning process. The island is also bursting with a wide array of exciting outdoor recreational activities, a bustling nightlife scene, and a warm hospitality that immediately puts visitors at ease. There is a myriad of locations to choose from as your home base in Jamaica, however, Montego Bay is distinguished for its wedding offerings.
For the ultimate destination wedding, you cannot go wrong with the island of Santorini, located in the Aegean Sea. This Greek island boasts some of the most breathtaking views on Earth. The deep blue water contrasts beautifully with the iconic white buildings of Santorini. You will naturally save money on your decor costs with these natural elements as your backdrop.
While this wedding destination will come at a cost, it will be a trip of a lifetime for you and your guests. The welcoming Greek vibe puts Santorini at the top of wedding locations.
These five locations are all amazing choices for your destination wedding. What better way to start this new season in life with your partner than with a trip to any of these beautiful and unique locations?