Let’s put this simply: For many people, their wedding day is not just a big event, but probably the most important day of their lives; so finding the perfect venue is pretty crucial. Whether it’s a castle in the mountains or a 5 star resort on a tropical island, getting that perfect setting can transform a good wedding into a perfect one. The following are 10 of the world’s most stunning wedding venues that pretty much guarantee the perfect day.
Wedding Chapel – Landaa Giraavaru, Maldives
If you want a wedding with a view, you’ll struggle to find a more exotic location than the floating wedding chapel at the Four Seasons resort in the Maldives. The venue is located in the middle of the Indian Ocean, a few hundred metres off the island of Landaa Giraavaru and is only accessible by boat. The chapel also features a glass aisle, allowing the bride to look straight down at the tropical fish below as she walks towards her fiancée.
The Icehotel – Sweden
It may not be the traditional choice but getting married at a hotel made completely out of snow and ice is certainly going to offer a wedding to remember. The Icehotel in Sweden has its very own domed chapel complete with ice altar and ice pews covered with reindeer skins. The newlyweds also have the option to stay in one of the spectacular suites, complete with ice sculptures and plenty of blankets to keep warm.
Vail Mountain – Colorado, USA
You know a wedding venue is going to be pretty special when you have to take a 15 minute gondola ride up a mountain just to reach it! The Vail Wedding Platform is located in the heart of the Rocky Mountains and offers stunning 360 degree views of Vail Valley and the surrounding mountains. If that wasn’t enough, there is also an amphitheatre built into the mountainside for the wedding guests to sit on. The only problem could be getting them to concentrate on the bride and groom rather than the stunning view!
La Maltese – Santorini, Greece
The Greek island of Santorini is famous for its crystal clear waters and stunning views and the outdoor terrace at the luxury La Maltese hotel has one of the most breathtaking vistas on the whole island. Wedding parties are able to book the entire hotel (except in July and August) for up to 3 nights and get exclusive use of the hotel grounds and spa, as well as that simply stunning view!
One & Only Reethi Rah Resort – The Maldives
If you want to enjoy your wedding in total relaxation and isolation, then the One & Only Reethi Rah Resort is just about perfect. The resort is located on a 109 acre private island in The Maldives and has 128 private villas, each with its own private swimming pool (that’s a lot of privacy!). If you needed any more convincing that Reethi Rah is one of the most amazing wedding venues in the world, just imagine walking down that aisle!
Chateaux Vaux-le-Vicomte – Maincy, France
Many young girls dream of one day getting married in a palace and the Chateaux Vaux-le-Vitcombe can make that dream a reality. Located just south of Paris, the 17th century chateaux is surrounded by 1,200 acres of beautiful parks and gardens that provide the perfect setting for a wedding. You’ll have to be quick though, as the venue can only be hired out in 5 hour slots, at an eye-watering cost of around $60,000!
MolenVliet Wine Estate – Stellenbosch, South Africa
There are few more tranquil places to set a wedding than a wine vineyard and one of the most beautiful vineyards in the world is the MolenVliet Wine Estate in South Africa. The winery is located in the heart of the Banhoek Valley and allows the happy couple and their guests to stroll around the picturesque gardens and vineyards and take in the breathtaking mountains, plus getting a good deal on the wedding drinks shouldn’t be a problem!
Odescalchi Castle – Rome, Italy
Odescalchi Castle was the location for the famous Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes wedding. One look at the stunning venue and it’s easy to see why. The 15th century castle is located on the shores of Lake Bracciano, contains a secret garden, ancient tower and is a short journey from Rome, one of the most romantic cities in the world. The castle can hold up to 1,000 wedding guests and prices start from $50,000.
620 Loft At The Rockefeller Centre – New York, USA
The bustling streets and busy roads of New York City may not seem the ideal location for a dream wedding but the roof garden on top of The Rockefeller Centre is a small oasis in The Big Apple. 620 Loft provide a full wedding service and the rooftop allows the happy couple and their guests to enjoy stunning views across the city in their own little secret garden. The Rockefeller Centre overlooks the Prometheus Statue, Rockefeller Plaza and the Radio City Music Hall.
Hotel Caruso – Ravello, Italy
If you’re looking for a wedding venue with views, history and beautiful gardens, you may have just hit the jackpot. Hotel Caruso is an 11th century former palace that is set on top of a cliff overlooking the stunning Amalfi Coast. The wedding ceremony can be held in the beautiful gardens of the hotel and the bride and groom can tie the knot with one of the most stunning backdrops in the world behind them. Perfect!