Love’s Grand Escape: Dreamy Resorts for Destination Weddings
January 31, 2024 by Hidden Doorways
Tying the knot — one of the most memorable and meaningful events in a person’s lifetime. So do it right by jetting off to a destination as magical as the moment itself, whether that’s on a private island in Fiji or in an iconic city center hotel. With this round-up of some of the planet’s most luxurious wedding-ready resorts, the world will be your client’s oyster as they dive into planning their day to remember…
A Private Island Wedding at Fiji’s Kokomo Private Island
Sure, all eyes are meant to be on the bride, but eyes might be diverted occasionally when pristine reefs, azure waters and white sand beaches are the backdrop. A world-class wedding awaits on Fiji’s Kokomo Private Island that offers bespoke packages for up to 120 guests and various breathtaking venues from a toes-in-the-sand beach ceremony to a hilltop spot with panoramic ocean views. Or if your clients are the low-key sort, Kokomo invites intimate elopements just as much.
A Polynesian Dream at The Brando
Sticking to that vision of a barefoot bride, the shores of Tetiaroa are calling as the aisle is walked to the hum of the Tahitian ukulele under a canopy of Polynesian palm fronds. Another private island option that can be booked out exclusively for an island-wide celebration, it’s an atoll venue that’s utterly indescribable surrounded by nothing other than endless crystal-clear ocean waters. And with a ring of coral circling Tetiaroa, it’s hard not to note the symbolism of rings promising protection, safety and calm as rings are exchanged between the newly betrothed.
Wed and Honeymoon on Little Palm Island
One last private island wedding scenario that couldn’t be missed is Little Palm Island that floats in Florida’s Keys and is made for honeymooning in post-nuptials. It offers three wedding packages for up to 60 guests that it can tailor to the couple in question, be it a complete island buy-out or its more intimate Steal Away option for between just 2-12 guests. Make the night before the big day one to remember with its beach barbecue and stargazing event, and if your clients decide to make their wedding a late afternoon or evening affair, imagine opening their wedding day with deep sea snorkeling before swapping swimwear for spectacular suits and gowns and padding down to the beach to an aisle lined with glowing tiki torches.
Lakeside Settings and Lush Green Valleys at Southall
For a wedding that speaks of rustic countryside charm enveloped in luxury, look no further than the dream wedding destination that is Southall in Franklin, Tennessee. Choose from a ceremony spot that borders shimmering Lake Mishkin or head to higher ground and have vows exchanged on its Hilltop Pavilion with the region’s rolling hills in perfect plain slight — either way, serenity and romance are a given here. And with a wedding menu sourced from its very own pastures and greenhouses, a rejuvenating spa to indulge in pre- and post-wedding, and intimate cottages and luxurious suites to pick between as a newlywed haven, your lovestruck couple will want for nothing here.
Swiss Wedding Bliss at The Dolder Grand
Perched high over Zurich and known for being one of Switzerland’s most esteemed hotels, The Dolder Grand and its expert team of wedding planners pride themselves on taking a couple’s vision and transforming it into the reality their hearts have always wanted. From show-stopping wedding cakes to floral arrangements that can be as subtle or as captivating as your client desires, they take care of every last detail of their special day whether it’s a quiet and contained ceremony or a more lavish celebration. An officiated venue too, they can say their ‘I dos’ in the hotel’s charming library before banqueting in the Gallery and then dancing the night away in its elegant oval Ballroom – one of the hotel’s greatest architectural highlights.
A Clifftop Ceremony in Santorini with Andronis
With multiple heaven-sent resorts across Greece’s romantic islands, the Andronis properties steal the hearts of travelers far and wide. Each of their hotels has something special and spectacular to offer but choose Andronis Luxury Suites in picturesque Santorini for a setting as sublime as your clients deserve. Its Lycabettus restaurant promises a jaw dropping clifftop ceremony with olive tree and Aegean Sea views that can’t be beat.
A Love Story in the Making at L’Andana in Tuscany
Picture this: a petal-strewn pathway through gardens filled with olive trees and grapevines that slopes towards the sea before opening onto romantic parkland where a private chapel stands quietly. Your client’s wedding be held in this Tuscan idyll whether it’s en plein air or in the chapel itself. Needless to say, the wedding fare will be fit for king and queen, rich in Italian culinary flair and entirely tailor-made to the newly betrothed’s wishes in La Trattoria Enrico Bartolini. Then wedding guests and the happy couple can retire to the refinement of L’Andana’s rooms and suites with the property’s exclusive private villa, La Scuderia, rightfully reserved for the bride and groom as the resort’s most romantic hideaway of all..
A Luxury London Wedding at The Goring
In the heart of London’s Belgravia is the five-star iconic resort, The Goring. A magnificent space with beautifully appointed private spaces to pick between and immaculate service a promise in each, whether your clients want to host their entire wedding here or simply their wedding breakfast, they can’t go wrong with one of London’s finest hotels of all. An intimate micro-wedding held in its gardens or a large and lavish celebration in the hand-embroidered Chinoiserie Drawing Room where they know there are enough bedrooms to allow for partying until the small hours, The Goring happily caters to weddings of all scales, styles and sizes. And rest assured, its Michelin-starred gastronomy will keep everybody scrumptiously fed and fueled for a wedding to remember.
A Mykonian Fantasy at Kalesma Mykonos
For a wedding that seamlessly blends traditional Cycladic charm with contemporary luxury, Kalesma Mykonos presents an incomparable setting. Exchange vows with the Aegean breeze whispering through your hair, come together with loved ones beneath the starry Mykonian skies, or renew your commitment in the enchanting chapel of Agios Dimitrios. Elevate the wedding experience with a stay at Leto Villa. The happy couple can immerse themselves in breathtaking sunset views. Leto Villa offers a luxurious retreat with three master bedrooms and two double bedrooms, each adorned with king-size beds and en-suite bathrooms.