13 Spectacular Locations on Earth to Say “I Do”

13 Spectacular Locations on Earth to Say “I Do”

A wedding ceremony is a once-in-a-lifetime event. So it’s not surprising that many couples will spare no expense in their search for the perfect destination wedding venue.

We have written about forest weddings in Malaysia, lakeside weddings in KL, and small wedding venues in KL, but if you want a destination wedding venue in some of the most spectacular locations on Earth, these are the ultimate places to consider. 

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1. Ice Hotel, Sweden

This wedding location is located 200km above the Arctic Circle. It is built from scratch every winter, and only lasts a couple of months before it melts in the spring.

The walls and ceilings are made of snow, while the altar details and benches are made of ice. If the movie Frozen inspires your wedding day, this place is Elsa’s dream come true.

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2. The Four Seasons at Landaa Giraavaru, Maldives

50 metres off the shore of the Four Seasons Maldives is this overwater pavilion. It seats only a handful of guests for the ceremony, but just take a look at the view. Speechless.

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Four Seasons Maldives wedding landaa giraavaru
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3. The Tree House at The Lodge on Loch Goil, Scotland 

The Lodge on Loch Goil is a private, exclusive-use country house. With 7 bedrooms, the venue is ideal for a small wedding party of 24. The newlyweds and guests will get to enjoy an afternoon tea with majestic view of the Loch and the mountains, after the ceremony.

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The Lodge at Loch Goil destination wedding venue
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4. Sabi Sabi, South Africa

For couples who just love the outdoor adventure, South Africa should be THE location for their wedding. People all over the world go to this part of the globe every year to have a safari experience. Sabi Sabi can turn this wild adventure venue to a perfect destination wedding venue for you. To have the invitation card printed Kruger National Park as the venue, hands down your wedding will be the coolest (and wildest) one ever!

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Sabi sabi kruger destination wedding venue
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5. Bora Bora Underwater Wedding, Bora Bora Island

Some couple like to take underwater pre-wedding photos, but did you know that you can actually GET married underwater? Bora Bora Island has made it possible for you to have that dream wedding as if you are a mermaid.

Bora Bora by Vladimir Shveda on Panoramio.com
Bora Bora by Vladimir Shveda on Panoramio.com

Like any other wedding, there will be the official, the bride, the groom, a photographer and guests at the ceremony. But instead of wearing their finest gowns and dresses, everyone will be in diving gear. After saying “I Do”, the groom has to wait until they reach the surface to kiss his bride.

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If you are planning to have a pre-historic themed wedding, this cave located in the Yanchep National Park is the best venue for it. This cave had been used since 1930s for dinners and dances, and could cater up to 120 guests in one seating.

You can have your ceremony above ground, and continue the celebrations underground. With features like two connecting chambers and two entrances, it’ll just be like a regular hall, decorated with an avant garde lost-in-nature decoration. No doubt, your wedding will be the most unique wedding ever.

 

 

7. Santorini, Greece

Not one year goes by without several of our wedding photographers jetting off to Santorini to shoot a wedding.

There’s a reason why it’s so popular among Malaysian couples. The cliffside village, the crystal clear waters, the pristine white houses, the deep blue sky; it’s a location like no other.

Have your wedding ceremony in a private property with a stunning view of the Santorini sunset, the volcanic caldera, and the bay. What better way to tie the knot than being witnessed by your loved ones surrounded by this majestic backdrop?

 

Santorini wedding. Photo by Jon Low Studios. Source
Santorini wedding. Photo by Jon Low Studios. Source
Pre-wedding photoshoot in Santorini. Photos by Stories.my. Source
Pre-wedding photoshoot in Santorini. Photos by Stories.my. Source

 

 

 

8. Alila Villas Uluwatu, Bali 

Located in our neighbouring country, Indonesia, Alila Villas in Uluwatu is a perfect location for an exotic and romantic wedding ceremony. Stay at this exclusive villa, and hold your ceremony at the signature cliff-edge Sunset Cabana, an overhanging cliffside platform with a dramatic view over the Indian Ocean.

 

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Alila Villa Uluwatu destination wedding venue

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9. Villa Pizzo, Lake Como, Italy 

Located near Lake Como, Villa Pizzo claims itself as one of the most luxurious and exclusive destination wedding venues in northern Italy. John Legend and Chrissy Tiegen had their wedding ceremony there!

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10. An Australian vineyard

There are numerous vineyards in Australia that can host a wedding with a amazing views. Some of the vineyards with the best views are listed below:

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Summergrove Estate, NSW. Source

 

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Stones of the Yarra Valley, Melbourne. Image Source

 

 

11. Aman Venice

Want to get married in the same Hotel as George Clooney and Amal Alamuddin?

Located in the world’s most romantic city, it goes without saying that Aman Venice is the perfect venue for an intimate, romantic and luxurious wedding. If money is not an issue, splurge on your wedding day in this 16th-century Palazzo overlooking the waterway. Talk about a glamorous destination wedding venue!

The Canal at Sunset. Source: Aman Venice
The Canal at Sunset. Source: Aman Venice

 

The mirror lounge of Aman Venice
The mirror lounge of Aman Venice

 

 

12. Malibu Rocky Oaks, California

Malibu Rocky Oaks is a private vineyard that are not open to the public, and only accepts special request. Regarded as one of the best new wedding venues in California, their expansive Tuscan villa and award-winning wines makes the perfect combination for a destination wedding venue to remember.

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13. Lake Tekapo, New Zealand

About 3-hours drive from Christchurch, Lake Tekapo is located in the breathtaking Mackenzie Country. The Church holds regular ceremonies on Wednesday and Saturdays, and after that, you can marvel at the insane views that stretch for miles around.

Get married in the Church of the Good Shepherd at Lake Tekapo. Source
Get married in the Church of the Good Shepherd at Lake Tekapo. Source

 

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Aerial view. Source

 

Church of the Good Shepherd, Lake Tekapo. Photo by Kentyup Photography. Source
Church of the Good Shepherd, Lake Tekapo. Photo by Kentyup Photography.

 

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Researching for the type of wedding services you want can be time-consuming and exhausting.

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