RomanceFour inspiring locations for a destination wedding

A selection of our favourite places to tie the knot

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Everyone has a different idea of their dream wedding; be it a lavish affair that welcomes extended friends and family, or a more intimate occasion for just the two of you. Jumeirah Hotels and Resorts offers some of the best locations – from ballrooms to beaches – for your special day, complemented, as always, by the finest service. Here’s a guide to some of our most romantic offerings.

 

The Maldives

These paradise islands with their far-flung location in the middle of the Indian Ocean, offer an unforgettable backdrop for an intimate wedding getaway. Couples can tie the knot over turquoise waters in the stilted wedding chapel at Jumeirah Vittaveli. This magical spot even has a glass aisle, giving the bride and groom a real sense of place as they say ‘I do’. Together with French fine dining restaurant Fenesse, newly-opened wine library Cuvée and overwater lounge Cyan, the chapel is the perfect place for a refined wedding day. For couples who prefer to feel the sand between their toes, there are plenty of elegant locations around the island for ceremonies and receptions. Traditional Maldivian ‘Boduberu’ performances, candlelit beachside dinners and celebratory breakfasts complete this island dream.

Perfect for: Just the two of you or a small gathering. 

Jumeirah Vittaveli Silhouette of Couple by the sea at Wedding Ceremony

 

Mallorca

The Spanish island of Mallorca, with its spectacular locations is the ideal destination for a wedding that channels Spanish passion. Jumeirah Port Soller Hotel & Spa, for example, has a stunning clifftop location which is sure to set hearts a-flutter in more ways than one. Tucked between dramatic UNESCO World Heritage Tramuntana mountains and sparkling Mediterranean sea, Jumeirah Port Soller’s stunning terraces create a memorable setting for exchanging vows. The Tramuntana, named after the spectacular mountain range that surrounds the resort, is a sun-drenched terrace with space to welcome up to 100 guests for ceremony, cocktail reception and dinner. Cap Roig Brasserie also offers an extensive terrace and sea and pool views, with seating that is shaded by pine and olive trees. 

Perfect for: A small or large destination wedding.

Wedding couple on staircase inside Jumeirah Port Soller Hotel & Spa

 

Dubai

Famous for its opulent hotels, beautiful weather and impeccable service, it is no wonder Dubai is such a popular place to hold a showstopping wedding. The hotels here are primed to making your special day exceptional, whether you have got your heart set on an epic celebration with family and friends or an intimate but extravagant affair. Bride and groom can think big with a wedding for up to 1,400 guests at Fort Island at Madinat Jumeirah, arrive by helicopter at Burj Al Arab or enjoy a beachside ceremony to remember at Jumeirah Zabeel Saray

Perfect for: A grand wedding before heading off to Jumeirah Vittaveli on honeymoon. 

Burj Al Arab Jumeirah Palm Garden Wedding

 

Abu Dhabi

Luxury is on-tap in Abu Dhabi, allowing couples to plan a lavish wedding whether they host it in the city, on the beach or in the desert. Jumeirah at Etihad Towers is one of the most in-demand wedding venues in Abu Dhabi, with a majestic ballroom that can welcome up to 1,000 guests, a stylish terrace with views over the inner atrium, and a beautiful Bridal Suite. Jumeirah at Saadiyat Island Resort offers a stunning beachside location, or Jumeirah Al Wathba Desert Resort and Spa is a magical alternative set on the edge of the desert.

Perfect for: A grand wedding in the city, or intimate beach or desert wedding.

Madinat Jumeirah Couple Toasting at Wedding by the Sea