Maybe you’re planning a huge family affair with your nearest and dearest or perhaps you’d prefer to just elope? Whatever you choose, we’ve rounded up some of the best places in the world for a destination wedding.
The overwater wedding chapel at Jumeirah Vittaveli combines 360-degree views of the beautiful Indian Ocean with panoramic glass doors. There’s even a glass walkway through the centre of the chapel, so the bride and groom can see the waves as they take their journey down the aisle. The chapel’s décor can be adjusted to the tastes of each couple, ensuring personalised touches will make the day special. And with the chapel’s close proximity to French fine dining venue Fenesse, newly-opened wine library Cuvée and overwater lounge Cyan, it’s the perfect place for a refined ceremony and reception. For couples who prefer to feel the sand between their toes, various elegant locations around the island can also play host to ceremonies and receptions, with traditional Maldivian bodu beru performances, candlelit beachside dinners and celebratory champagne breakfasts complete this island dream.
Perfect for: Just the two of you or a small gathering.
Jumeirah Port Soller Hotel & Spa in beautiful Mallorca has a stunning clifftop location which is sure to set hearts a-flutter in more ways than one. Dramatic mountain vistas plunge to the sparkling ocean, and Jumeirah Port Soller’s idyllic terraces are the perfect places for exchanging heartfelt vows. After all, with the citrus scented ocean breeze and warm, Mediterranean sun, there can be few locations more romantic. The Tramuntana, named after the spectacular mountain range that rings the resort, is a terrace that can accommodate up to 100 guests for ceremonies, cocktail receptions, dinner or even all three. Then there’s the Cap Roig restaurant, complete with extensive terrace and outdoor seating shaded by pines and olive trees, overlooking the sea and Jumeirah Port Soller’s beautiful swimming pool.
Perfect for: A small or large destination wedding.
With a plethora of luxury hotels, beautiful weather and easy connectivity to most of the world, Dubai is an extremely popular place to tie the knot. Plan your own fairy tale at the magical Fort Island at Madinat Jumeirah, arrive by helicopter at the Burj Al Arab or whisk your loved one away to Palm Jumeirah for a beachside ceremony at Jumeirah Zabeel Saray.
Perfect for: A grand wedding, (then jet off to Jumeirah Vittaveli on honeymoon!)
Choose from a city, beachside or desert location in this dazzling UAE metropolis. Jumeirah at Etihad Towers is one of the most in-demand wedding venues in Abu Dhabi. Take advantage of the beautiful Bridal Suite, host your reception dinner (for up to a 1,000 guests) in the majestic Mezzoon Ballroom enjoy cuisine from expert caterers and let the dedicated team of planners make your special day a memorable one! Jumeirah at Saadiyat island Resort on Saadiyat Island offers a stunning beachside location while Jumeirah Al Wathba Desert Resort and Spa offers a magical desert venue.
Perfect for: A grand wedding in the city, or intimate beach or desert wedding.
With its exclusive Knightsbridge address, Jumeirah Carlton Tower offers amazing views of London on your special day. Licensed to host weddings and civil partnerships, the hotel provides a selection of elegant rooms that can accommodate up to 400 guests. Shop for last minute luxuries at nearby Harrods and Harvey Nichols or recharge your batteries at The Peak Spa – and if you take advantage of the fabulous Live the Suite Life package you’ll get all manner of honeymoon extras too. With Spa and Luxury Suites to choose from, it’s a jolly holiday in London.
Perfect for: A large wedding, then jet off to Madinat Jumeirah on honeymoon.