10 Luxury Resorts for a Memorable Destination Wedding

10 Luxury Resorts for a Memorable Destination Wedding

Yes! The day has finally come…the big proposal, you’ve got the ring, and now it’s time to plan the ultimate destination wedding.

So come on…let’s do this! One thing we have noticed since the pandemic arrived on the scene is that more couples are ditching traditional weddings and opting for unforgettable destination weddings instead. And we love it!

And while in the past, destination weddings seemed to be limited to island retreats and oceanfront hotels. Instead, a destination wedding may take place at a castle, on a golf course, in a stunning mountain hotel, or in the lush jungle...Whatever you wish for your wedding, one of these ten luxury resorts for a memorable destination wedding in the world is likely to be the ideal setting for your “I Do’s.”

Most of these resorts provide a full range of wedding planning services and specialize in assisting you in putting together the ideal wedding packages, whether it be an intimate gathering for close family and friends or an exclusive and private celebration.

The pre-wedding celebrations, the perfect ceremony, and of course, top-notch catering can all be handled by these resorts.

10 Luxury Resorts For Your Destination Wedding

If your dream wedding includes whisking away to a unique locale, we’ve rounded up the best luxury resorts guaranteed to create an unforgettable experience.

El Encanto, A Belmond Hotel - Santa Barbara, California

El Encanto Belmond wedding venue

Celebrate your wedding in sun-soaked Californian style. The sun setting over a soft pink sky, a warm breeze rustling through gorgeous gardens, views unfolding to the ocean—El Encanto is brimming with romance. Whether you choose an alfresco reception or an indoor ceremony for your Santa Barbara wedding, the expert team will ensure a magical day. Flower-filled gardens and sweeping ocean views set the scene for a picture-perfect wedding. Wander hand-in-hand through the Wisteria-lined Arbor; pose for photographs by the picturesque Lily Pond; or host an elegant reception in the ballroom. From rehearsal dinners to ceremonies and post-wedding brunches, we have a unique venue for every occasion.

JW Marriott The Rosseau Muskoka Resort & Spa, Canada

Wedding guests will savor the stunning surroundings with the Terrace Level rooms and the Lakeview Lawn overlooking Lake Rosseau. Set in the heart of Muskoka in Ontario, Canada, JW Marriott The Rosseau Muskoka Resort & Spa is a sweeping multi-faceted resort, perched atop a 100-foot granite bluff just two and a half hours north of Toronto. The resort is renowned for its spectacular view of Lake Rosseau, sprawling landscape and private beaches. Channeling the distinctive luxurious standards of JW Marriott Resorts, The resort offers inspiring surroundings that allow guests to immerse themselves into the local culture by indulging in the feisty flavors of local cuisine, educative nature trails, dynamic outdoor activities during all four seasons of the year and unique workshops with local artisans, authors and craftspeople.

Trump Waikiki

Start a life together amidst panoramic views of Oahu and the Pacific Ocean breeze at the Trump Waikiki resort. From sunset ceremonies to starlit affairs, the event planning team makes sure that your special day goes beyond your highest expectations, crafting incredible memories that will last you and your guests a lifetime. Trump Waikiki takes pride in creating unparalleled experiences for your Waikiki wedding, anniversary, vow renewal or Honolulu honeymoon. Innovative catering menus, lavish suites, and one of the best spas in Oahu are all at your disposal to customize the occasion into the affair you have always imagined. Celebrate with friends and family at one of the most spectacular hotels in Hawaii. For more information about Honolulu wedding venues, Oahu honeymoon packages or Waikiki wedding packages, contact us at waikiki.sales@trumphotels.com or +1 808 683 7777.

Fairmont Le Chateau Frontenac, Quebec City

Fairmont Le Chateau Frontenac wedding venue

Steeped in history, Fairmont Le Château Frontenac is more than a hotel, it is an iconic castle that inspires visitors from all over the world. Whether your style is softly romantic, trend-setting modern or show-stopping elegance, Fairmont is the premier wedding choice. Whether you opt for a gourmet meal followed by dancing or a cocktail reception with innovative hors d’oeuvres, the Fairmont’s award-winning culinary team exceeds expectations. The dedicated wedding specialist and valued partners offer the highest level of services to create the day of your dreams.

CordeValle, Northern California

CordeValle sets the stage for exquisite wedding ceremonies and receptions surrounded by the natural beauty of Northern California. The resort features elegant indoor and outdoor venues, including our Rose Garden, Oak Terrace and Ballroom surrounded by our golf course, vineyard, and countryside. California culinary experiences and the gorgeous scenery of the Santa Cruz Mountains ensure the wedding of a lifetime.

Grand Hyatt Kauai Resort & Spa

Grand Hyatt Kauai Resort & Spa wedding venue

This luxury oasis with lush gardens and acres of pools offers ocean view dining, rooms with private lanais, championship golf and Anara Spa. Relax among the beautiful views of verdant gardens, the sparkling Pacific Ocean or the lush mountainside from the private patio or lanai of your spacious guestroom. Whether you dream of a romantic ceremony for just the two of you on the beach or an elaborate ballroom affair, you’ll find the beautiful Kauai wedding venue, experienced staff, incredible cuisine, and impeccable attention to detail will make your dreams a reality. Learn more about wedding packages and services here.

Hacienda AltaGracia, Costa Rica

Where nature cradles the soul and inspires new adventure, Hacienda AltaGracia is a hotel wedding venue located in San Jose, Costa Rica. Boasting a wide selection of indoor and outdoor spaces, this hideaway nestled among the extraordinary Costa Rican landscape offers a true paradise for you and your significant other to join together in official union.

An escape for those seeking total well-being and unbridled adventure, balance at Hacienda AltaGracia is founded with the belief that total wellbeing comes from being able to move fast or slow. This serene 50-casita resort features 180 bird-song-filled acres of untamed tropical forest, coffee farm, equine stables, organic chef’s gardens and a wellbeing center by one of the world’s leading holistic wellness providers, THE WELL. Experience the escape of our soul-stirring wellness journeys, soulful cuisine, and adrenaline packed adventures through bespoke itineraries – personally curated to elevate your experience and leave you transformed.

Grand Hotel Portovenere, Italian Riviera

Grand Hotel Portovenere, Italian Riviera

Portovenere and the Gulf of Poets offer a dream wedding venue on the Italian Riviera. The lush vegetation on Palmaria Island and the bright turquoise waters are the backdrop to the unique and sophisticated style of Grand Hotel Portovenere. The hotel is happy to assist you in the organization of your intimate event, creating personally tailored proposals and assisting you in finding qualified figures such as wedding planners, photographers, florists, bakers and makeup artists.

In this ideal destination for your Italian honeymoon, you can spend your time exploring the ancient narrow streets, colorful boutiques and charming cafes that characterize Portovenere, Cinque Terre and the Gulf of Poets. Relax in the sunshine on one of the small beaches, or explore the coast with a picturesque boat ride. Enjoy wine tastings and cooking lessons, cultural excursions, eco-tourism and wellness experiences. For information and quotes, please contact at: events@portoveneregrand.com

St. Regis Deer Valley, Utah

Experience unmatched luxury at The St. Regis Deer Valley. Adorned with distinctive furnishings and tasteful décor, the Park City, Utah, resort mimics the beauty of the location amidst the picturesque Wasatch Mountains. With the stunning backdrop, The St. Regis Deer Valley is the ideal location for your destination wedding. The Astor Ballroom accommodates up to 295 attendees for a grand event. For a truly remarkable event, utilize our stunning outdoor space and embrace the beauty of our natural surroundings.

Jade Mountain, St. Lucia

Jade Mountain St Lucia wedding venue

At Jade Mountain, each wedding is a unique and personalized event organized in direct consultation with the bride and groom who can also add their own vows to the civil ceremony. Wedding ceremonies are limited to one a day. There is no dedicated “wedding chapel”; instead, the bride and groom may choose their own “very special location” either at Jade Mountain or at the sister property Anse Chastanet. Location choices include the Jade Mountain's Celestial Terrace, the Anse Chastanet and Anse Mamin beaches belonging to the 600 acre estate, the resorts' old colonial plantation with 18th century remains, a nearby waterfall, the coral reef or the privacy of a Jade Mountain sanctuary.

Where Will You Say, “I Do”?

Planning a wedding involves a lot of decisions, but none are more important than where you say your vows.

While it’s a destination and a getaway everyone will enjoy, it means much more to you. So, make sure to stay true to what you love.

Find a destination venue that fits your personality, style, and the feeling you want on your wedding day.

Do that, and you’ll create the ultimate epic destination wedding,