The original city of love, Venice is straight out of a romantic movie set, with every corner offering a different setting for couples to take in and savour during their time here.
Try the Palazzo Cavalli, a charming Renaissance building overlooking the Grand Canal, for a ceremony and one of the magnificent Palladian villas built by Andrea Palladio, the genius of the Venetian Renaissance architecture, for a lovely reception.
2. HALKIDIKI, GREECE
Greece is another great location with its many pretty islands and amazing views. The Kassandra peninsula in Halkidiki is a luxury haven, consisting of four sumptuous hotels – great for weddings – in unspoilt, peaceful surroundings.
In this 1,000-acre reserve, couples are treated to luxury and stylish accommodation, dazzling beaches, an exclusive marina, relaxing spa and beauty treatments and a wide range of sporting activities.
There is also a vast array of restaurants and bars plus a range of entertainment activities.
3. SMUGGLERS COVE, ST LUCIA
The Smugglers Cove Resort is located towards the Northern ‘tip’ of the tropical island of St Lucia. It’s ideal for an all-inclusive beach break, giving you the option of venturing out to the nearby marina town of Rodney Bay, which has a host of boutique shops and restaurants with local flavour. The Smugglers Cove has two on-site wedding venues – the Ocean Front Gazebo and the Seaside Tropical Arch. Some room categories even benefit from a Free Wedding Package
4. JOLLY BEACH RESORT, ANTIGUA
Jolly Beach in Antigua has long been acknowledged as one of the most popular wedding venues on the island of Antigua, an island which is often referred to as one of the most aspiring locations in the world to visit. The hotel is located just a short walk away from the harbour, ideal for those who like to venture out and about. If you prefer to laze around on the beach all day long then you’ll be pleased to hear that the hotel is situated on one of the best beaches in Antigua. For weddings there are numerous choices and some gorgeous outdoor wedding reception venues to choose from.
5. HARD ROCK HOTEL AND CASINO PUNTA CANA, DOMINICAN REPUBLIC
The Dominican Republic has a range of flights from regional airports across the UK, making it one of the most affordable of the Caribbean Islands to visit. One of the absolute gems of the Dominican Republic is the Hard Rock Hotel in Punta Cana. Imagine thrilling gaming action, the best casino around, exhilarating nightlife, tantalising culinary options and amazing rooms, all infused with the legendary rock and roll vibe that Hard Rock is renowned for; now that is a place worth visiting. When it comes to weddings there are some fantastic beach themes for the bride and groom to choose from.