Best Destination Weddings: Top Locations for Getting Hitched Abroad
Set the Stage for a Beautiful Destination Wedding
Are you and your fiance avid travelers? Perhaps you already have a couples bucket list written out, in preparation for the many years ahead of you to adventure together. Why not get a head start on that list and go away for not just a honeymoon, but your wedding as well?
Close your eyes and imagine your special day — where are you? On a pristine beach beside the ocean? In front of a castle breathing in the crisp autumn air?
Destination weddings make getting married all the more magical. If you want to find the best destination wedding location to exchange your vows in, look no further.
Perhaps you aren’t looking to go too far and would be satisfied getting hitched in one of the most romantic destinations in the U.S. But read on if you are in search of locales that are unique, breathtaking and postcard-perfect.
Pink Sands Beach on Harbour Island, Bahamas
While a beach wedding is wonderful in itself, can you imagine saying your “I dos” on gorgeous pink sands? Pink Sands Beach on Harbour Island kicks things up a notch with its ultra-soft, powdery, pink-hued sands that edge crystal clear, glistening, turquoise waters.
This three-mile-long beach is often rated as one of the best five beaches on Earth, and it offers lots of room for your guests and your wedding party as well. After the ceremony, you’ll have your pick of idyllic honeymoon cottages for the ultimate honeymoon too.
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Neuschwanstein Castle, Schwangau, Germany
Neuschwanstein Castle is a breathtaking masterpiece of 19th-century architecture, inspired by Romanesque Revival. Set upon a hilltop in Bavaria, Germany, it’s surrounded by dramatic mountains and enjoys some of the most glorious sunsets.
This is one of the top destinations for the bride-to-be who wants to feel as if she’s part of a modern day fairy tale. In fact, the castle is said to have been the inspiration for Sleeping Beauty castle at Disneyland as well as the Cinderella Castle at Disney World.
Choose a wedding package that offers a variety of services including locations where you can exchange vows in view of the castle, Bavarian horse and carriage rides, candlelit dinners and much more.
Planning a trip to the Netherlands? Check out our list of what not to miss in Amsterdam so you experience the best that the city has to offer!
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Makena Cove Beach, Maui, Hawaii
For a tropical wedding that doesn’t require you or your guests to have passports, consider the soft golden sands and brilliant azure waters of Makena Cove Beach on Maui. The awe-inspiring sunsets and swaying palms add to its allure, making it one of the most magnificent places for a destination wedding you’ll find anywhere.
The small walled-in cove also provides an impressive combination of surf, sand and rocks that make for spectacular wedding photos. Although, due to space limitations, this one is best for more intimate ceremonies.