Weddings are a wonderful time to celebrate your love with family and friends. Before you start with any of the wedding planning, it is extremely important to select and finalize a wedding venue that is close to both your hearts. You should pick a destination or venue that resonates with both of you. Preferably, someplace you both have always wanted to go.
Katie from Orla James recently attended a destination wedding in Pattaya, Thailand. She was blown away by the beauty and grace of the Thai people and the gorgeousness of the wedding celebration. She claimed the experience was unparalleled. We have shortlisted 5 wedding locations that you could consider for your destination wedding.
1. Wicklow Mountains, Ireland
One of the least visited spots in the world, Wicklow Mountains National Park has some enchanting viewpoints. It is one of the most romantic wedding locations in Ireland and boasts of the wild and unspoiled countryside. With magnificent rolling hills, fields of purple heather, never-ending valleys, domed granite mountains, and humongous woodlands, Wicklow Mountains offers a stunningly unparalleled wedding locations for you.
Whether you plan an intimate wedding ceremony or a large one, reserve one of the many hotel venues readily available in Wicklow Mountains National Park. You can also opt for their in-house wedding planners to ensure that your décor, table settings, flowers, and rooms/ suites are all taken care of before your arrival. You could check out local artisans to add an Irish touch to your wedding favors.
2. Montego Bay, Jamaica
Montego Bay in Jamaica is a major cruise ship port. Situated on Jamaica’s northern coast, Montego Bay has beach resorts, golf courses, amusement parks, and water sports. Some of the popular beaches in Montego Bay are Walter Fletcher Beach which hosts an amusement park and Doctor’s Cave Beach. The Bay is known for its roaring parties and nightlife. Couples, who want excitement along with their ceremony, can definitely consider Montego Bay for a fun-filled destination wedding.
There are plenty of resorts and hotels in Montego Bay that offer fabulous wedding packages at different rates depending on your guest list size. You can opt for a symbolic wedding ceremony with a specialized wedding coordinator, décor, decorations, wedding attire, floral centerpieces, florists, photo packages, and cocktail setups. You could also opt for local food to be served so that your family and friends can experience the Jamaican food experience.
There is no better place to start your wedded life together than in Cyprus. Cyprus is the home of the Goddess Aphrodite. In Cyprus, love is always in the air! A land of rich history and gorgeous scenery, Cyprus has beautiful Mediterranean beaches with a perfect climate all year long so the days are always sunny and warm and you get lots of daylight to perfect your photographs.
In Cyprus, you can select a traditional ceremony or a civil ceremony. You can also have a quiet ceremony in the hotel or resort and a fun beach reception later. With Cyprus as your wedding destination, you are bound to have a memorable time.
4. South Africa
Port Blair, South Africa is a popular spot for couples who want a great wedding experience. South Africa has an abundance of water sports to keep your guests busy and you can also book a wildlife safari to make it a fun experience for everyone present. For children, there are amusement parks and local treats that are a hot favorite.
With stunning scenery, game reserves, and mountaintops, South Africa should be on your radar as an ideal wedding destination spot. You can also book local resorts and hotels for an overall South African experience.
5. Jaipur, India
If you and your partner love culture, colors, traditional Indian cuisines and Indian wedding traditions then Jaipur should be your destination. Jaipur is a beautiful city full of small shopping alleyways, old forts and castles, handicrafts and jewelry markets, semi-precious stones stores, fabric markets, and antique stores.
Jaipur also has a separate locality that only serves traditional Indian food and sweets. If you plan on hosting your wedding in Jaipur, your guests will be constantly occupied – there’s always some cultural event or shopping festival in Jaipur. Couples get engaged every day but very few decide to opt for culturally rich Jaipur city.
If you’ve decided to take the plunge and plan a destination wedding, then consider locations that are abundant in natural beauty and have a good climate around your chosen date. Either way, you should enjoy yourselves and make everlasting memories for a lifetime.