The choice of a venue is a vital stage in wedding planning. When envisioning a wedding, couples usually picture a traditional venue covered in flowers. However, weddings are a tailored, once-in-a-lifetime experience for each bride and groom. Therefore, they can cater to even the most out-of-the-box ideas.

Therefore, to host a wedding, you don’t need to be restricted to classic venues. Instead, you can choose to exchange vows in unique places with five-star accommodations.

Yacht Weddings

Not many couples can say they got married on the water. However, by choosing to host your nuptials on a yacht, you have all the comfort of a traditional venue, with the extra of choosing your 360º scenery. A yacht is a perfect place for small, intimate ceremonies. It can overlook a coastal area with dreamy beaches, a city skyline with glimmering lights, or a charming harbor at sunset. You can time the ceremony according to the best lighting of the day, and the vessel can stay docked or venture out into the sea and cruise around!

Exchanging vows on a yacht is guaranteed to create a memorable experience of a lifetime, and companies such as Virgin Voyages offer you the most luxurious services to make sure you have the best day of your life onboard. Conversely, if you prefer a more traditional wedding but would still love the yacht experience, you can host your bachelor(ette) party in one!

Virgin Voyages

City Weddings

If you have always loved the hustle and bustle of the city, an urban wedding is the one for you! You can tie the knot from gorgeous rooftops or terraces with a twinkling cosmopolitan backdrop. You can hold the reception overlooking breathtaking views of the biggest cities in the world. Or you can choose to hold your nuptials in emblematic landmarks and awe-inspiring buildings such as art museums and libraries.

Whether you want a small or big wedding, a city caters to your needs. Getting married in a big city allows the most intimate luxury settings to the most lavish grand ceremonies. All this, in venues that can’t be found anywhere else. Regardless of the unpredictability of the weather, the city never loses its allure. It always allows for a sophisticated ceremony with the best cityscapes, whether it’s sunny or rainy. Places as the Hotel Gajoen in Tokyo, the Palazzo Manfredi in Rome, or the Hotel De Russie, in Rome. These are gorgeous oases that can fulfill all your urban wedding dreams while still providing an intimate celebration setting.

City properties such as the Hotel Edouard 7 and the Hotel Montalembert, both in Paris, are also perfect for pre and post-wedding stays so that you and your guests can enjoy all that the city has to offer unhurriedly.

The colosseum through a restaurant window
Palazzo Manfredi Rome, Italy

Safari Weddings

The key to a memorable wedding is to stand out. When it comes to destination weddings, sometimes the more exotic, the better, it’s hard to picture a more idyllic location to say I do than the untamed beauty of wild nature. Not to mention, by marrying in a safari lodge, you will guarantee your guests will talk about your wedding for years to come.

Harmoniously nestled in the surrounding awe-inspiring nature and wildlife, venues such as the One Nature Nyaruswiga, Serengeti in Tanzania provide you with all the conditions for the perfect ceremony and glamping experience. Located in the heart of the Serengeti National Park, you’ll have elephants, gazelles, and countless other beautiful wild animals as witnesses, on the most magical day of your life.

One Nature Nyaruswiga, Serengeti, Tanzania

Mountain Weddings

If you and your partner are nature lovers and enjoy panoramic lakeside and mountaintop views, a venue in the mountains is the ideal choice for the ceremony you envision. In the remote wilderness and nurturing beautiful fauna, venues like the Kulm Hotel St. Moritz in the Swiss Alps have unparalleled views of the most stunning mountains. There is nothing like the clean air and unmatched tranquility of the mountainous surroundings.

If you prefer a winter wedding, these venues overlook a stunning blanket of snow on the mountain peaks in the winter season. Such provides the perfect Christmassy scenery for an exquisite ceremony.

Kulm Hotel San Moritz, Switzerland

Vineyard Weddings

For the wine-lovers, a vineyard provides the most mesmerizing countryside surrounding for a wedding ceremony. By choosing a vineyard venue, such as Casa Palmela in Portugal, you will have the opportunity to tie the knot surrounded by lovely vines and shaded by gorgeous towering trees.

Most vineyard venues have a vast array of options on where to host each stage of the wedding. From the ceremony to the reception, the area of the venue extends into the vineyard. To cater to all your wishes, you can have the ceremony in a majestic building and move the party to an open field afterward. Complementarily, you and your guests will have access to tailored winery tours and numerous luxury amenities. For instance, you can explore the destination with private tours or go horseback riding through the fields.

Having your wedding in a vineyard will guarantee you’ll create a memorable environment of celebration and entertainment for everyone and feel truly connected to the earth as you celebrate.

Hotel Casa Palmela, Outskirts of Lisbon, Portugal

Beach Weddings

Come high or low tide; a beach is always the perfect sandy location for ocean lovers. A ceremony on a beach location allows you to have an incomparable waterfront view while exchanging vows with your beloved. If you are looking for a tropical seaside ceremony where you can dip your toes in the sand, a cliffside landscape, or simply an airy backdrop, the stunning venues of Las Ventanas al Paraíso and Mar del Cabo, both in Los Cabos, Mexico, provide the perfect environment for a marvelous day of your life, by the sea. Breezy venues such as the Grand Velas Riviera NayaritHotel Esencia, Chablé Maroma, and Banyan Tree Mayakoba offer the ultimate luxury and immersion in the brilliant Mexican turquoise sea, creating the most magical backdrop for striking weddings and honeymoons.

Las Ventanas al Paraíso, Los Cabos, Mexico


Grand Velas Riviera Nayarit, Puerto Vallarta, Mexico

Castle Weddings

Every little girl has dreamt of getting married in a magnificent castle at some point. Built of stones of varying sizes and shapes, as if conjured by the storybook moms read to daughters when they’re little, a castle is a perfect venue for the romantics. In Ireland, home to famous historical figures and formed by the most beautiful mosaics of rocks, castles such as Lough Rynn Castle Estate & Gardens and Lismore Castle are ideal venues for a picture-perfect real-life fairytale wedding. Getting married in these venues will make you feel like you’re next in line for the throne. The striking medieval architecture, elegantly decorated rooms, and majestic views form the model medieval scenery. You can choose to host your reception or the ceremony itself inside. Or take the ceremony outside, in the extensive adjacent gardens. Both provide the perfect magical surrounding for a day to remember.

Lough Rynn Castle Estate & Gardens, Ireland

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Wherever you envision your dream wedding, Wedaways has over 300+ breathtaking luxury properties you can choose from in unique places all around the world. So whether you envision a peaceful ceremony on the dreamy beaches of Thailand or a glitzy wedding in one of the most iconic cities worldwide, Wedaways will make sure you have the perfect exclusive venue for your wedding and honeymoon!