Luxury wedding venues
While these wedding venues may not be within your financial grasp, you can at least take some inspiration from them. Here goes, the top 10 dream wedding venues…
Mayfair’s premier hotel and premier wedding venue. Have your every whim catered for with your very own private event co-ordinator. You can choose from the vast Art Deco ballroom, the opulent drawing-room or one of the small but perfectly formed event rooms. There is even an elegant dressing room for the bride and bridesmaids for those essential touch ups throughout the day.
Dream wedding venue 2: Ice Hotel, Jukkasjarvi Sweden
For the greatest white wedding, chose a church carved from ice. Arrive in style on your very own reindeer sleigh complete with fur blankets, but be sure to give some thought to your bridal dress – think about warmth! Your guests can then spend the night in one of the many luxury ice rooms, after enjoying a toast to the couple in the ice bar. The ice church only exists between the end of December until the end of April so bear this in mind.
Dream wedding venue 3: Cuixmala Beach Resort, Mexico
Set on a breathtaking perch above its own private beach with crystal clear waters and a lush green backdrop, this venue is fit for a king – or a Seal – this is where Heidi Klum and Seal tied the knot and return every year on their anniversary to renew their vows. You can treat your guests to a trip to the Chamela Island Nature Reserve with an exquisite picnic. Make a day of it with a game of Polo at the local fields, or a spot of Golf before the nuptials.
Dream wedding venue 4: Labriz Silhouette, Seychelles
Take a private helicopter ride out to the beautiful Silhouette Island – the hotel sits proudly between mountain terrain and white sand beaches. At your disposal are 110 luxury villas hidden away in lush forest. Prepare for the big day with a special treatment at the ‘Spa on the Rocks’ where each treatment room is set on a massive boulder jutting out from the trees. You can tie the knot in one of the various rooms with a view or why not go for the beach at sunset for greatest romantic setting.
Dream wedding venue 5: Hotel Plaza Athenee, Paris
A fabulous five-star hotel in the romance capital of the world. The hotel combines classic and modern designs. Choose the beautiful courtyard garden for the summer months, or the Alain Ducasse au Plaza Athenee with its stunning chandeliers and vast ornate mirrors. Spend your wedding night in the Eiffel Suite, no prizes for guessing what the breathtaking view from the floor to ceiling window is here.
Dream wedding venue 6:One and Only, the Palm, Dubai
This exclusive hotel is located on the peninsular of one of the world’s most spectacular man-made landscapes, the Palm Jumeirah Crescent in Dubai. Here you will experience your own private tranquillity with unrivaled views of the dramatic Dubai skyline. The hotel combines Moorish and Andalusian architecture with contemporary chic interiors. Get hitched within the lush gardens and pools, or on the beach in candle light and then retire to one of the exclusive beach villas.
Dream wedding venue 7: Four Seasons, Las Vegas
The Four Seasons is an oasis of tranquillity, providing an exclusive non gaming venue, yet still within easy reach of all that is Vegas. Here you have access to staff ready to tailor every detail of your wedding dream. Choose from a ceremony on the terrace surrounded by lush gardens or the opulent ball room for your wedding feast. Spend the wedding night in the exclusive suite on the 38th and 39th floors; if the unrivalled views of the mountains and dessert aren’t enough for you then maybe the baby grand piano will keep you occupied.
Dream wedding venue 8: The Plaza, New York
Get wed in the city that never sleeps and do it in style at the Plaza. Choose the opulent canopy of the Plaza’s grand ballroom which has been lovingly restored back to its original elegance. Take a champagne reception in the champagne bar overlooking Fifth Avenue. Enjoy your own private butler in one of the many luxury suites with private terrace and views of central park and the city beyond.
Dream wedding venue 9: Blenheim Palace, Oxfordshire, England
It must be every girl’s dream to get married in a palace and this one will do quite nicely, thank you. Blenheim Palace is set in 2,100 acres of beautiful parkland; its beauty is confirmed with its UNESCO World Heritage status. Enjoy a magnificent firework display over the lake. The orangery is the perfect venue for your reception, with views over the Italian garden. It has a private entrance and is for the exclusive use of your party all day.
Dream wedding venue 10: Skibo Castle, Scotland
Marry here and you will be in good company in the guest book as this is where Madonna married former husband Guy Richie. The castle is now one of the most exclusive member only hotels, although you can visit once if you are a non-member. The castle features elaborate reception rooms and luxurious bedrooms surrounded by 7,500 acres of forested estate. Here you can do a little salmon fishing or clay pigeon shooting after starting the day with an 8am tradition of a kilted bagpipes on the terrace.