Top 10 Best Places for Destination Weddings in the World

September 7, 2023


After documenting weddings and elopements for over five years, I have been able to explore and research some of the most romantic, adventurous, historic, and elegant locations to get married across the entire world! I have loved being able to capture love from the golden beaches of Hawaii, to the elegant villas of France, and the deserts of Morocco!! In this blog, I’ve laid out the best places for a destination wedding all in one place just for you!!

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01. Italy – for the timeless romantics

Italy’s enchanting beauty makes it a dream destination for weddings!! From the historic charm of Florence to the enchanting canals of Venice and the rolling hills of Tuscany, Italy offers a myriad of stunning backdrops for your special day. Whether you choose a vineyard in Chianti or a historic villa on the Amalfi Coast, you’re guaranteed a wedding filled with history, culture, and incredible cuisine!! Anywhere you go will make your jaw drop!!

02. Greece – for those obsessed with Mamma Mia & the Mediterranean

Greece’s mythical beauty, ancient ruins, and Mediterranean magic make it an enchanting destination for weddings!! Santorini’s iconic sunsets and blue-domed churches provide a stunning backdrop for ceremonies, while Athens offers historical richness. The warmth of Greek hospitality and delectable cuisine complete the experience. Every single place you look, you will be in complete awe. All of the Greek islands have their own charm, but they are all perfect for any wedding day!

03. Mexico – for couples obsessed with vibrant colors

Mexico is filled with vibrant colors, warm hospitality, and a rich cultural tapestry, making it an ideal destination for couples seeking a lively and spirited wedding!! Beachfront ceremonies in Cancun or Tulum provide a picturesque setting, while the historic charm of San Miguel de Allende or the lush jungles of Riviera Maya add an extra layer of enchantment to your special day. On top of that, Mexico’s cuisine, tequila, and Mariachi bands make for the perfect addition to your perfect wedding day!

04. Ireland – for those obsessed with Celtic charm and rolling hills

Ireland’s rolling green hills, ancient castles, and rugged coastline provide a fairytale setting for couples searching for Celtic charm and natural beauty. Picture saying “I do” in a centuries-old castle, like Ashford Castle in County Mayo, or overlooking the Cliffs of Moher in County Clare – every single spot you go is the perfect set for your own romance film!! Ireland’s friendly locals and lively pub culture add a touch of magic to your wedding festivities.

05. Hawaii – for the couples seeking paradise

Hawaii is beyond incredible with its lush landscapes, stunning beaches, and a relaxed island vibe!! It is the ultimate paradise for destination weddings with the perfect mix of every kind of backdrop possible. Whether you choose the dramatic cliffs of Kauai, the pristine beaches of Maui, or the volcanic parks of the Big Island, Hawaii offers a diverse range of settings for every couple!! The Aloha spirit ensures that your wedding will be both breathtaking and filled with the warmth of Hawaiian culture.

06. France – for the elegant romantics

France screams elegance and sophistication, making it a top choice for couples seeking a destination wedding with a touch of luxury!! Paris, the “City of Love,” is an obvious favorite, but the French countryside offers equally enchanting options. Imagine a vineyard wedding in Bordeaux or a château wedding in the Loire Valley. France’s world-renowned cuisine and wine only enhance the romance of your big day!!

07. Caribbean Islands – for those seeking island romance

The Caribbean Islands encompass a multitude of dream wedding destinations, each with its unique charm. Whether you choose the turquoise waters of the Bahamas, the secluded beaches of St. Lucia, or the colonial charm of Puerto Rico, the Caribbean promises endless island romance and a stress-free tropical celebration. Each island is unique, providing the dreamiest backdrop for any beach wedding day!!

08. Spain – for lovers seeking beautiful architecture & beaches

Spain’s vibrant culture, fiesta spirit, and passionate flamenco rhythms create a dynamic backdrop for destination weddings. Barcelona’s architectural wonders, the picturesque Alhambra in Granada, and the Costa del Sol’s sun-kissed beaches offer diverse wedding options! Spanish cuisine, sangria, and late-night fiestas guarantee a celebration filled with energy and excitement!!

09. Jamaica – for the island dreamers

Jamaica’s laid-back island vibes, reggae rhythms, and stunning beaches make it a top choice for couples looking for a tropical paradise wedding. Negril’s Seven Mile Beach and the vibrant culture of Montego Bay offer diverse options for beachfront ceremonies!! Jamaica’s friendly locals and delicious jerk cuisine add a dash of Caribbean flair to your marriage celebration!

10. Morocco – for the unique and adventurous lovers

Morocco’s exotic and mystical appeal makes it an increasingly popular destination wedding location!! It is one of the up-and-coming spots to get married with its gorgeous landscapes and venues!! First, the city of Marrakech, with its vibrant souks and luxurious riads, offers a captivating backdrop for your wedding. The Sahara Desert and the Atlas Mountains are near and also provide adventurous couples with unique and breathtaking settings!! The blend of Arabic, Berber, and French influences adds a rich tapestry of culture to your special day.

*Please note that some of the photos used throughout this blog are not my own & were found on Pinterest *