Who doesn’t wish to marry the dreams of your man/woman alongside a beautiful backdrop? But, choosing the right place can be challenging. Of course, the invitations, wedding cake and flowers are all important, nonetheless, it’s the venue that packs the significant style punch.
Montelucia Resort & Spa, Scottsdale, Arizona
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You'll have your pick of gorgeous scenery at this desert resort: Castillo Lucena, a space with 18-foot cathedral ceilings and 16th-century palace double doors from Spain; a lawn with beautiful mountains in the background; the elegant Valencia Ballroom; or the 15,500-square-foot indoor/outdoor Alhambra Ballroom with a terrace.
In addition, customizable wedding packages, on-site wedding pros and a convenient location near the Phoenix airport make for stress-free nuptials.
Rockhouse Hotel, Negril, Jamaica
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Instead of walking down an aisle, you and your partner stride from opposite sides of a wooden bridge suspended over the water, meeting in the middle to say your "I dos" in a serene cove. Well, that's just one of the many beautiful wedding backdrops at this small cliffside hotel facing the Caribbean.
Vail Mountain, Vail, Colorado
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You won't have fuss finding a locale with mountain views out west. Wedding Deck is what that excels Vail Mountain. Wedding deck is an open-air amphitheater built into the mountain - so your guests look down at you exchanging vows, with the Rockies beneath, for the most spectacular ceremony vantage point you could ever treat them to.
Castello Di Vicarello, Cinigiano, Italy
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Tucked away on a hilltop two hours outside Florence, this 900-year-old country castle, brimming with Tuscan charm, is perfect for couples looking for a romantic fairytale setting with a rustic twist. Exchange vows surrounded by olive groves and gardens; then celebrate with poolside cocktails and dinner on the lawn.
Molenvliet Wine & Guest Estate, Stellenbosch, South Africa
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With imperial mountains in the horizon and Mediterranean-style architecture, it has a charming feel you just can't get anywhere else. And dissimilar to other wineries, an outdoor reception isn't your only option. The white banquet hall is the epitome of modern elegance.
Alila Ubud Resort, Payangan, Bali
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There's no more alluring or exotic spot to wed than this mystical hillside retreat flanked by mountains and tropical gardens and forests. Host your wedding ceremony in a handed-down open-air pavilion with authentic Balinese flair, or by one of the world’s most astonishing infinity pools.
Ladera, SoufriÈre, St. Lucia
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With a 1,100-foot vista of the Caribbean Sea and Piton Mountains and lush rain forest all around, it's not challenging to see why the open-air Paradise Pavilion is one of the most spectacular ceremony spots on the planet. And they'll help you plan every detail - the paperwork, menu, vendors - even a steel-drum band.
Viceroy Anguilla, Meads Bay, Anguilla
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This posh property straddling two white-sand beaches and set against the Caribbean Sea is a destination wedding paradise. The resort's motto - service without limits - is music to every bride's ears. So your biggest worry will be choosing among its many breathtaking venues, including a secluded beach ceremony setting and a dramatic cliffside alternative, and the simple sophistication of the open-air Sunset Lounge overlooking the water.
Mt. Hood Organic Farms, Mount Hood, Oregon
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One of the country's best-kept secrets, this organic farm has the scenic backdrop thing covered. Gardens, orchards, ponds, woods, a lake and three of the Northwest's most breathtaking mountains - Mount Hood, Mount Adams, and Mount Rainier. And as the name implies, you won't have to worry about guests complaining about the food, with a menu of farm-to-table fare served on the lawn or at Apple House, an indoor/outdoor space with surreal views.
New York Public Library, New York City
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With its amazing marble interiors and towering ceilings, the iconic building makes a dramatic statement worthy of a fancy fete with plenty of pomp and circumstance.
Lake Placid Lodge, Lake Placid, New York
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This perfect area in northern New York feels more like northern Italy. One of the best parts about the location is that you can have a fireside ceremony and then lead guests to a lakeside tented reception. If the views, crisp and locally sourced cuisine, and cozy yet graceful interiors don't already get you, the lodge as well offers horse-drawn carriages, fireworks and a domed brick wine cellar that's flawless for a rehearsal dinner.
Cal-A-Vie Health Spa, Vista, California
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It's only 40 miles outside San Diego, but you'll feel like you're in the French countryside at this charming 200-acre resort. We were skeptical when we heard "health spa" too, but the 17th-century chapel imported from Dijon and oozing with French Provençal style quickly changed our minds. Host your reception in the L'Orangerie, another Dijon relic with the same enchanting ambiance, plus panoramic views of the picturesque surroundings.
The Oberoi Udaivilas, Udaipur, India
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Pinch yourself (twice) when you look at this palace-like structure. As if the architecture alone weren't enough to make your (and your photographer's) heart race, check out that view. And to make things even more extraordinary, guests make it by boat. So if you're looking for somewhere eye-catching for your wedding, we genuinely see no other choice.
Secrets The Vine Cancun, Cancun, Mexico
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You won’t have to do much for an exquisite wedding ceremony at this destination. The property sits in the midst of striking, beautiful sceneries, and water. The Yucatan Peninsula sets this resort hotel apart from others, as well as with their guarantee of Unlimited-Luxury. It’s not just all-inclusive but a promise to surpass every one of your expectations. Get wedded near the Caribbean for decent gorgeous memories to last a lifetime.
By Sowmya Sangam