A Guide to Popular Destination Wedding Locations
A prime location makes for the perfect wedding. Get inspired by the remarkable and unique features of our most popular spots!
List of the most popular wedding destinations by country and city
Having launched ‘Wed Your Way’, a one-of-a-kind all-inclusive wedding experience, W Bali with its connecting outdoor terrace and serene beach, is stylish, sophisticated, and fun.
Situated near emerald rice fields, accompanied by views of the glistening Indian Ocean, The Samata, equipped with two infinity pools and gorgeous gardens, is an intimate setting that allows you to bask in the wonders of nature.
Renaissance Bali Uluwatu Resort & Spa
Ceremony from IDR 49,610,000 | Dinner from IDR 1,004,300 per pax | Beverage from IDR 363,000 per pax | Minimum 20 guests.
A rustic and modern styled venue, the Renaissance Bali gives you the opportunity to get married in a wedding hall, convention center, or by a private beach.
The Sakala Resort Bali
Ceremony from USD 7,900 for 50 pax
At this paradisiacal resort, you can exchange your vows over an infinity pool or on a floating altar!
Ceremony from USD 2,300 | Dinner from USD 75 per pax | Beverage from USD 55 per pax | Minimum 10 guests.
The Karma, a 5-star luxury resort, priding itself for its natural beauty and sophistication, offers mesmerizing cliff top views and memorable beachside wedding settings.
The Intercontinental, having won an accolade in 2015 for being the finest ‘Luxury Wedding Destination’, features a 600-meter beach and a lush tropical garden that can accommodate 2,500 guests.
Impiana Private Villas Kata Noi
Ceremony from THB 84,000 | Dinner from THB 950 per pax | Beverage from THB 270 per pax | Minimum 80 guests.
Providing breathtaking panoramic sea views for your sunset wedding, Impiana boasts 11 private villas to give your wedding a romantic and exclusive feel.
Centara – located by a secluded cove and surrounded by verdant limestone cliffs overhanging from the edges of the jungle – offers a wedding setting like no other.
Ceremony from THB 88,000 | Dinner from THB 1,600 per pax | Beverage from THB 520 per pax | Minimum 30 guests.
Looking for a luxurious, yet relaxing occasion for your special day? The Renaissance located on the splendid Mai Khao Beach, with 180° ocean view and exceptional service, was probably made to fulfill all your wedding desires!
Holiday Inn Resort Phi Phi Island
Ceremony from THB 96,000 | Dinner from THB 1,349 per pax | Beverage from THB 550 per pax | Minimum 40 guests.
Located by a stunning beach in Krabi and amidst tropical gardens and, Holiday Inn features some of the best views of the Andaman Sea and is equipped with cozy bungalows and a chic studio.
Phuket Marriott Resort & Spa, Merlin Beach
Ceremony from THB 50,000 | Dinner from THB 2,300 per pax | Beverage from THB 1,900 per pax | Minimum 2 guests.
The team at Phuket Marriott will sort you out either with a traditional walk a traditional walk down the aisle ceremony or a unique, exclusive venue by the Beach Lawn.
Four Seasons Resort Koh Samui Thailand
Ceremony from THB 99,200 | Dinner from THB 4,500 per pax | Beverage from THB 2,800 per pax | Minimum 20 guests.
Voted among the ‘Top 10 Hotels in South East Asia for Travel and Leisure’, the Four Seasons Resort Koh Samui lets you get married on a private boat, a secluded cove, or in a beach house!
The Library Koh Samui
Ceremony from THB 99,000 | Dinner from THB 1,200 per pax | Beverage from THB 600 per pax | Minimum 10 guests.
Featuring artisanal weddings and contemporary island décor, The Library provides an austere wedding getaway!
AVANI + Samui
Ceremony from THB 85,000 | Dinner from THB 1,300 per pax | Beverage from THB 350 per pax | Minimum 50 guests.
AVANI characterized by its Bohemian chic, rustic seaside, offers your wedding gourmet dining by a private beach.
Kanda Pool Villas
Ceremony from THB 70,000 | Dinner from THB 2,200 per pax | Beverage from THB 500 per pax | Minimum 20 guests.
Have an exclusive, beach, villa, or Rockpool ceremony at Kanda’s breathtaking beachfront residences.
Impiana Resort Chaweng Noi
Ceremony from THB 99,000 | Dinner from THB 550 per pax | Beverage from THB 250 per pax | Minimum 30 guests.
From onsite wedding preparations to organizing pre-wedding meetings, the wedding specialists at the picturesque Impiana – located by a beach encircled with green nature – will cater to all the tiniest details to make your special day nothing short of perfect.
Royal Muang Samui Villas
Ceremony from THB 69,000 | Dinner from THB 900 per pax | Beverage from THB 350 per pax | Minimum 80 guests.
At the Royal Muang, you can either have a standard, beautiful beachfront wedding, or a literal over-the-top one on its royal Thai-styled rooftop.
X2 Chiang Mai Riverside
Ceremony from THB 89,000 | Dinner from THB 1,500 per pax | Beverage from THB 300 per pax | Minimum 20 guests.
This luxurious riverside setting offers you a truly magical occasion alongside Ping River. It’s particularly renowned for its Michelin starred consultant chef that will tailor an original dining menu for your special day!
Four Seasons Chiang Mai
Ceremony from THB 150,000 | Dinner from THB 4,750 per pax | Beverage from THB 3,000 per pax | Minimum 30 guests.
Get married at a foliage-surrounded house suspended over water or poolside deck at this awe-inspiring venue, showcasing Chiang Mai’s vast paddy fields and breathtaking mountain views of the tranquil Mae Rim Valley.
Sheraton Full Moon Maldives Resort & Spa
Ceremony from USD 1,800 for 2 pax
Situated just 15-20 minutes away from Velana International Airport, the Sheraton Full Moon offers a truly Maldivian wedding escape on a pristine white-sand beach, with an astounding turquoise lagoon and magnificent sunset views.
Centara Ras Fushi Resort & Spa Maldives
Ceremony from USD 3,050 | Dinner from USD 45 per pax | Beverage from USD 10 per pax | Minimum 2 guests.
A tropical adults-only resort, the Centara assures you an exotic, exclusive wedding on the sunny beach surrounded by coconut palm trees.
Sun Island Resort
Ceremony from USD 1,078 for 2 pax
Have a notable wedding at Sun Island, where the Island Chief will conduct your exchanging of vows in a hut by the beach, accompanied by traditional Maldivian music and drums!
Holiday Inn Resort® Kandooma Maldives
Ceremony from USD 999 | Dinner from USD 90 per pax | Beverage from USD 56 per pax | Minimum 2 guests.
Holiday Inn has 160 villas designed with refined lines and white washed timber in four eccentric styles – beach and garden villas, beach houses, family villas, and water villas. You can either have a grand or intimate ceremony at this award-wining destination
Banyan Tree Lăng Cô & Angsana Lăng Cô
Ceremony from USD 6,330 for 40 pax
Banyan Tree situated between the magnificent East Sea and the outstanding Truong Son Mountains is the perfect setting to have an unforgettable wedding.
InterContinental Danang Sun Peninsula Resort
Ceremony from USD 6,900 | Dinner from USD 268 per pax | Beverage from USD 25 per pax | Minimum 50 guests.
Nestled on the private bay of Son Tra’s Peninsula, featuring amazing views of the East Sea, the InterContinental Danang was purposefully styled to host weddings that radiate a magical feel.
Mercure Danang French Village Bana Hills
Ceremony from VND 167,000,000 | Dinner from VND 1,320,000 per pax | Beverage from VND 330,000 per pax | Minimum 20 guests.
If you intend to have a more European wedding while maintaining Danang’s natural sense, the Mercure is perfect as it was designed to resemble classical European architecture and is located at the top of the Bana Mountain range.
Premier Village Danang Resort
Ceremony from VND 22,760,000 for 20 pax
A luxury resort, Premier Village boasts 111 pool villas with expansive en suite bedrooms that will ensure you and your hubby have a timeless first night together as a married couple.
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Shangri La Chiang Mai
Ceremony from THB 90,000 for 50 pax | Dinner from THB 1,800 per pax
Apart from providing a wide array of wedding venues, the Shangri La lets you have a Northern Thai, Chinese, Western, or contemporary styled ceremony.
Kaomai Lanna Resort
Ceremony from THB 65,900 | Dinner from THB 1,250 per pax | Beverage from THB 400 per pax | Minimum 30 guests.
Get married among tropical green gardens at Kaomai. The resort design incorporates contemporary Lanna style and colonial-esque wooden furniture, to give you a truly one-of-a-kind wedding experience.
Away Kanchanaburi Dhevamantra Resort & Spa
Ceremony from THB 55,000 | Dinner from THB 800 per pax | Beverage from THB 200 per pax | Minimum 50 guests.
Have a majestic wedding at Away. Set amidst a foresty landscape along the River Kwai, the resort has a rafting restaurant and a sublime salt-water pool.
X2 River Kwai
Ceremony from THB 71,200 for 40 pax
The design inspired by the infamous Thai-Burma Railway, X2, surrounded by natural river views provides an ancient feel with chic amenities.
Angsana Resort & Spa Maldives Velavaru
Ceremony from USD 900 | Dinner from USD 100 per pax | Beverage from USD 65 per pax | Minimum 2 guests.
Say “I do” under a dhoni-shaped wedding pavilion by the Indian ocean or, for a more eccentric experience, get married underwater in a house reef. At Angsana, any of your heart’s desire will seem possible!
Centara Grand Island Resort
Ceremony from USD 2,750 for 2 pax
Winning the Asia WPA Wedding Hotel Award for "Best Wedding Venues in Asia 2018", Centara offers you an all-inclusive experience. Your villa will even be suspended over the pristine blue waters of Maldives!
Paradise Island Resort Maldives
Ceremony from USD 2,500 for 2 pax
Paradise is a small one-kilometer length, 230-meter wide island surrounded by enchanting marine life. You and your hubby can have a romantic, exclusive BBQ dinner on the beach.
Ceremony from USD 2,860 for 2 pax
Featuring 1,400 fully-grown coconut trees and a classic sanctuary, Vakkaru guarantees you a memorable wedding.
Ceremony from USD 780 for 10 pax | Dinner from USD 18 per pax
An artistic hideout overlooking clear oceans, Qunci’s villas is nestled on a hill offering an all-encompassing view of the Indian Ocean.
Sheraton Senggigi Beach Resort
Ceremony from IDR 38,962,000 for 50 pax | Dinner from IDR 300,000 per pax
Sheraton Senggigi gives you private rooms and suites with views of the garden, pool and ocean, as well as, beachfront villas for a memorable wedding stay.
Katamaran Hotel & Resort
Ceremony from IDR 39,008,592 for 30 pax
Have a chapel wedding by the Mangsit Beach or tie the knot at The Katamaran Wedding Pavilion, an all glass structure perched on a picturesque cliff top, at Katamaran.
Ceremony from IDR 39,325,000 | Dinner from IDR 600,000 per pax | Beverage from IDR 500,000 per pax | Minimum 2 guests.
Vila offers you an idyllic island wedding escape, with tropical gardens and traditional Indonesian art-styled rooms!
Trends in popular destination wedding locations
Weddings come and go, and so will yours. For memories to last a lifetime, your wedding day would need an extra punch or two. One main trend that has stuck around for centuries now is for the bride to wear a lavish bridal gown. When choosing yours, it’s either go big or go home. If you are not sure where to start, what we are noticing is lace bridal dresses are in, as it offers a classic, elegant look. Complementing your dress with a statement piece, like a tiara or a cherished neckpiece wouldn’t hurt either.
Another trend that has slowly, but surely, gained popularity is giving your guests personalized gifts. This is a nice touch to show appreciation for your loved ones, who most likely travelled far to attend your special day. Our last observation on trends is we’ve spotted couples utilizing videography and drones to film their wedding. Drones are in because they are able to fly high over your ceremony, taking wide stretches of panoramic shots that you will surely cherish. After all, what’s the point of splurging on an extravagant wedding if you can’t look back on the footage?