Dream wedding destinations aren’t called that for nothing! They are truly what visions of the perfect fairytale nuptials are made of. What does your dream location look like? Is it in a medieval castle, under the Mediterranean sun, amidst mountaintop grandeur, on a tropical beach, or in the midst of one of the most romantic cities in the world? Or perhaps you just can’t choose from all the fabulous options available? We hope this showcase of breathtaking wedding destinations will help. Once a locale catches your fancy, you can get down to the studying the logistics. But for now, go ahead and dream!
10 Gorgeous Places to Tie the Knot
1 – ‘The most romantic castle in England’ – Historic Sudeley Castle is situated in the Cotswold Hills of Gloucestershire. It is set within 1200 acres of grounds which include a chapel and award-winning gardens with romantic ruins, offering beautiful settings for wedding photography. Found via Matt Davis Photography
2 – Overlooking the sea at Santorini – The striking blue rooftops and white-washed structures of Santorini make it truly a jewel under the brilliant Greek sun. No wonder this Southern Aegean island draws hundreds to wed there yearly, like this couple featured on Santorini Weddings.
3 – Amidst the sand dunes of South Africa – This fabulous real wedding, featured on The Pretty Blog, took place at popular wedding venue Standkombuis in South Africa. And when you survey its upscale offerings here, you can certainly see why it’s such a favored location.
4 – Winery wedding in Sonoma – Strolling through lush vineyards is just one of the many attractions of tying the knot in Sonoma County, California. This couple chose Anadel Estate Vineyard for their big day, and the lovely celebration was captured by KT Merry Photography.
5 – Exotic beach ceremony in Cancun – The balmy beaches of Cancun, Mexico offer a magical alternative for couples seeking warmer climes for their wedding, without having to travel halfway around the globe. Learn more about its charms via Modern Destination Weddings.
6 – Modern meets the tropics in Bali – Renowned for its ultra-modern wedding chapel right on the water, the Conrad Bali Resort and Spa in Indonesia is truly an option to consider. As profiled in the blog Best at Travel U.K., the resort boasts of lush tropical gardens and lagoons with cascading waterfalls.
7 – Fairytale castle venue – Thornbury Castle in England is described in Destination: W as a “glorious Tudor landmark” sought by couples as a storybook wedding location. Love this photo of a real bride and groom wed at the castle, captured by Martins Kikulis.
8 – Stately castle and grounds in Sweden – Thanks to Jet Fete blog, we have this look into a wonderful real wedding held in Tjolöholms Slott, a castle in Sweden. As photographer David Blair explains, the courtyard offered a stunning view of the ocean and outlying islands, providing “an exceptional background for this elegant celebration.”
9 – Hacienda wedding in Marbella, Spain – The famed bougainvillea bushes of Marbella welcome couples and their guests, just as in this photo from a blog we’ve so enjoyed following for years now, The Wedding Decorator. This shows the Hacienda de San Rafael, whose fabulous grounds and amenities are perfect for a destination wedding.
10 – Breathtaking mountain views in Montana – Talk about majestic! This scene from an elopement shoot in Glacier National Park, Montana took our breath away. More photos by Mandy Mohler will give you an idea of just how magical it would be to exchange vows here.
11 – Riverside wedding in Paris – What about a spot right in the heart of the City of Lights, Paris? This real wedding featured on French Wedding Style took place on the banks of the River Seine, within sight of the spectacular Notre Dame Cathedral.