Once you’ve said ‘Yes’ and have a beautiful engagement ring on your finger, it’s time to start planning the wedding. Before you can start planning food, décor, and wedding favors, it’s very important to finalize on a wedding venue. If you have a wedding planner in mind and know the approximate number of guests, you should find a venue that will be able to accommodate your guests and fit your budget.
Katie from Orla James feels that wedding venues should be picturesque and easily accessible during the season of your choice. Having an easily accessible venue will enable all your guests to reach within time and in comfort. Another thing to remember while making a choice should be that your venue aligns itself with your vision of the wedding. If you’re planning a winter wedding, don’t select a spot best known for summer weddings!
Below are our picks of some best wedding locations around the world. So without further ado, let’s get into them.
Bar Harbor, Maine, United States
Maine is undoubtedly one of our favorite wedding destinations spots. Ruggedly beautiful with gorgeous blue waters and unending waterfronts, Maine is known for its sandy clean beaches and amazing seafood. Bar Harbor can easily be mistaken for an island in the Caribbean and you can get the famous Maine lobster and blueberry pie. For guests, there are a lot of local attractions like touring Arcadia National Park, bike riding, kayaking, and whale watching. Summer weddings in Maine are beautiful, but you could also opt for a wedding in the spring season. If you want decadent beauty, then Maine should be your destination of choice.
Sandy beaches, lush foliage, and miles and miles of mountains are only a few ways to describe the beauty of Jamaica. Couples prefer Jamaica over other destinations as it has the vibe of an intimate wedding destination but can also host large wedding parties with ease. As a wedding destination, Jamaica is welcoming with its friendly people, excellent food, never-ending nightlife, and perfect natural beauty. If you want, you could also opt for a Jamaican wedding ceremony complete with Jamaican food and dress. There are plenty of wedding planners and resorts in Jamaica that are adept at planning large and small weddings.
Italy is one of our favorite wedding destinations. Couples have flocked to Italy to tie the knot for decades. You can choose your wedding destination from historic cities, Isle of Capri, Lake Como, dazzling Rome, magnificent Florence, gorgeous Venice, and the sprawling vineyards of Tuscany. The unique architectural styles, beautiful landscapes, and crisp clean air are a few reasons to opt for Italy. Most tourists also love the food! Dazzle your wedding guests with all the culinary delights Italy has to offer. There are countless resorts and vineyards that can be perfect for your dream wedding.
Mexico is known for its color, food, and cultural diversity. Perfectly located, Mexico has beautiful wedding destinations like Riviera Maya, Los Cabos, Acapulco, Cozumel, Puerto Vallarta, and Cancun. Gifted with 9,600 kilometers of beautiful coastline, Mexico boasts of the Gulf of Mexico to the East and the Pacific Ocean to the West. Mexican food is popular the world over and your wedding guests can gorge on tacos, fajitas, and burritos! With incredibly friendly people, beautiful wildlife, and jungles, Mexico never runs out of things to offer. You can also book a tour to some Mayan ruins for your guests. Not very expensive to plan, Mexico should definitely be on your list of wedding destinations.
The beautiful state of Kerala in India is filled with inland water bodies, little streams, bountiful seafood, and lush green foliage. Known for its sprawling backwaters and Ayurvedic spa treatments, Kerala is a little-known dream wedding destination. For beach weddings with Indian culture, coconut trees, and fish curry, Kerala is the best destination. You can opt to have a traditional Indian wedding with local delicacies or a church wedding in a colonial church left over from the British times. The months between September to March are ideal for cool weddings in Kerala.
Whatever your dream wedding destination spot, always remember to get acquainted with the destination first. Visit the place a couple of times to get a better idea of the look, feel, and vibe. Speak to a few local wedding planners, florists, and caterers to see if they are able to deliver your vision of the wedding. You should also make a selection of local photographers and any gift shops for wedding favors to avoid excess baggage when traveling.
Katie Jones loves to write, travel, practice yoga and read at any available moment! Currently writing for Orla James she adores living by the sea in Brighton UK with all of its creative opportunities that it brings