The Most Unusual Wedding Locations Across the World

The Most Unusual Wedding Locations Across the World

Everyone wants their wedding day to be memorable, sure, but recent data suggests that now more than ever couples are looking for their nuptials to stand out from the crowd.

55% reveal they will be having a destination wedding instead of marrying in their hometown, according to a survey by David’s Bridal. After nearly three years of travel restrictions, couples are itching to get away and seeking new ways to celebrate their nuptials that combine the ceremony with a vacation.

As couples research ways to celebrate their nuptials, Craft Travel has put together a list of the most unusual elopement experiences across the globe. The company creates bespoke luxury itineraries across the globe including honeymoons and intimate weddings.

Along with being experts in the most unique corners of the world, Craft Travel puts together personalized wedding experiences for clients looking for more alternative ways to exchange vows.

Tying the knot on a custom-made Craft Travel itinerary allows happy couples to combine intimate wedding ceremonies in bucket-list locations with honeymoons of a lifetime.

The Most Unusual Wedding Locations Across the World

1.Surrounded by No One but the Big Five: Masai Mara, Kenya

Exchange vows amongst some of the most remarkable wildlife in the world at Masai Mara Nature Reserve. The landscape is world-renowned for its exceptional populations of lion, leopard, cheetah and African bush elephant.

The Masai Mara also plays host to the Great Migration, a spectacular phenomenon during which millions of wildebeest and zebra make their way between Kenya and Tanzania, creating unforgettable visuals and attracting massive predator species.

Wedding locations in the game reserve include the bush, by the Masai river, in a luxurious camp and hot air balloons. Perhaps the most memorable spot is the “Out of Africa” corner, an idyllic point on the hills of the Mara where the iconic cover photo of the film by the same name was taken. Picture yourself floating over the plains, as the Great Migration of wildebeests thunder below.

After falling in love with the Mara’s landscapes during the ceremony, use Craft Travel’s Deluxe East Africa: Safari and Sun itinerary to make yourself at home in the region by staying in a luxurious lodge nearly 1,000 feet above the savanna with 180˚degree panoramic views of Africa’s finest sunsets.

2.In One of the Most Uninhabitable Places on Earth: Scott Island, Antarctica

Be among the first to get married on the seventh continent by tying the knot on the icy landmass of Scott Island, Antarctica. Imagine yourself and your beloved upon a rock, surrounded by a dreamy snow-covered landscape with penguins and orcas for witnesses.

This wedding venue is only accessible by helicopter and will have you swapping in your finest heels and suit trousers for snow boots and waterproof pants. There are few more astounding places to get married than this wild paradise.

For those looking to combine the wedding with a spectacular honeymoon, the ceremony could be arranged as part of an Exclusive Antarctic itinerary during which you can see 14,000 breeding pairs of penguins and their newly hatched chicks.

3.At the Embodiment of Extravagance: Arielles Château de Versailles Le Grand Contrôle, France

While the luxury of getting married in the Palace of Versailles was formerly reserved for royalty, you can now tie the knot in Arielles’ Château de Versailles Le Grand Contrôle, the only hotel in the palace.

Exchange vows amidst priceless sculptures, paintings and artwork that go as far back as the 16th century in one of the most highly renowned pieces of Baroque architecture in the world. Celebrate the momentous occasion with a dinner at Alain Ducasse’s Michelin-star restaurant within the property.

Then retire into the breathtaking gardens, part of which was reconfigured by Queen Marie Antoinette herself. An iconic building and architectural sensation, you will not find a more majestic wedding location than the Palace of Versailles.

4.On The Edge Of A World-Wonder Waterfall: Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe

Can you imagine a more enchanting wedding location than at the edge of the cascading water of Victoria Falls in Zimbabwe? The spectacular waterfall is the largest in the world, based on its combined width of 5604 feet and height of 354 feet, producing the world’s largest sheet of falling water.

A truly awe-inspiring sight, the wedding photos will look like they have been created on a greenscreen. After all, wedding’s cannot get much more extraordinary than exchanging vows by one of the Seven Wonders of the World.

The ceremony could even be integrated into an incredible wedding experience exploring this part of the world. Go big cat spotting and see the likes of lions, leopards and cheetahs on a customisable itinerary such as Green Season Safari and Luxury Botswana and Victoria Falls.

5.Backdropped by Volcanic Eruptions: Fagradalsfjal Volcano, Iceland

Turn up the heat by heading to Fagradalsfjal Volcano in Iceland to get married against the backdrop of molten lava streaming from this majestic rock formation. The most recent eruption took place in August this year, so be sure to check weather warnings when planning your date to see if it is likely to be erupting and if so, whether it will be a safe, visitor-friendly one.

The journey to this spectacular wedding destination is likely to involve a four-hour expedition but all will be made worth your while when you declare your everlasting love amidst the striking setting. Even if there isn’t neon lava drizzling around the location, the newly formed lava fields and craters are an incredibly dramatic sight.

6.Encircled by Sweeping Sand Dunes: Awasi Atacama, Chile

Tie the knot at the incredible Awasi Atacama lodge in the Atacama Desert. This unique oasis lies hidden amongst sweeping dunes and adobe walls in an extraordinary landscape of volcanoes and salt pools.

With just 12 rooms, Awasi Atacama lodge offers an opportunity for an intimate ceremony in a glorious part of the world. While investigating the area, keep a special eye out for wild llamas and alpacas roaming the area as well as the multi-coloured corn and purple potatoes flourishing in the arid landscape.

After rings vows, you may opt to continue your magnificent exploration by advancing to the granite peaks of Torres del Paine and cascading waterfalls of Iguazu Falls on an Awasi Collection tour.

7.On Top of the World: Mount Everest, Nepal

If you’re looking for the most adventurous places to get married, have you considered the tallest mountain in the world above sea level? Take in outstanding panoramic vows over the surrounding scenery as you utter vows on the iconic snow-capped peak of Mount Everest.

On top of the wonderful sense of accomplishment that comes with committing to your beloved, you will also be able to tick off conquering one of the tallest mountains in the world. After the ceremony, kick off the honeymoon with a rejuvenating spa retreat in an Everest wellness center before continuing your exploration of the remarkable landscape.

Craft Travel organizes intimate wedding experiences for couples looking to combine their ceremony with an unforgettable trip to some of the most unique parts of the world. 

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