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Destination Wedding Venues

Destination weddings offer couples a wealth of unique venues to choose from for their special day. Whether you want a ceremony on the beach, a cocktail hour on a rooftop with a view, or a reception in a picturesque garden, there’s something perfect for everyone. Here are some of our favorite destination wedding venues:

 

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Rooftop

Rooftop wedding venues are becoming increasingly popular and are in high demand. The main reason couple love to choose a rooftop wedding venue is the breathtaking views. They also offer, in most cases, a decent amount of privacy.

When looking at rooftop venues, you want to consider a few aspect. First one is the size as not all rooftop venues are large enough to accommodate a larger number of guests. Second aspect to consider is to see if they can offer plated service for the reception. A lot of rooftop are only available with a buffet setting since there is no kitchen near by. Also, rooftop venues can sometimes have an extra charge as asome resort will consider them premium venues. 

However, if the resort you choose as a rooftop venue that fits your group size and needs, it can be a truly magical setting for your special day!

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Beach

The beach is still the favorite venue when it comes to destination weddings. The sound of the waves crashing against the shore, the smell of salt in the air, and the feel of sand between your toes all add to the romantic atmosphere. Plus, the beach provides a stunning backdrop for photos and memories that will last a lifetime. However, there are a few things to keep in mind when choosing a beach venue for your wedding. Beach venues can be windy. Also, getting married on the sand means no high heels or fancy shoes which could be important to some. Additionally, you need to think of privacy as depending on the resort and the time of the day, there could be a few onlookers. This being said, the beach is the royalty of venues when talking about destination weddings and it is still one of the most exotic locations to get married. 

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Beach Deck

A beach deck venue for a destination wedding can offer the best of both worlds: solid footing instead of sand and breathtaking views with the sound of the ocean in the background. Sounds pretty amazing! While a beach deck may be the perfect choice for some couples, it is important to consider some of the possible downsides as well. Beach decks will often come at an extra cost, which is important to consider.

Size can be on the smaller size so it might not be the best option for the larger groups and if you are looking at the venue for a reception, you could be limited to a buffet service depending on the distance from the closest kitchen. Nevertheless, most times the positives will outweigh the negatives and makes a beach deck venue an amazing choice.

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Garden

Tropical gardens are often overlooked as potential wedding venues, but they can actually be a great option for a destination wedding. They usually offer a great deal of privacy and offer amazing natural decor, making them ideal for a ceremony, cocktail hour, or reception. On the other hand, the ground could be muddy after a recent rain fall and the chances of mosquitos could be higher than by the beach.

Overall, though, tropical gardens can be an excellent option for a scenic tropical ceremony, cocktail hour or reception.

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Chapel

If a religious ceremony is important to you, you’ll be glad to learn some resorts offer beautiful Catholic and ecumenic chapels where you could perform your wedding ceremony. Having a chapel on-site has many advantages for the wedding couple and their guests. First, you will not be traveling long distances, there won’t be any issues with guests arriving late or getting lost and you’ll have the convenience to be in close proximity to your room in case you need to take a pause from all the excitement. Right after the wedding ceremony, you’ll be able to quickly turn into a more lively festivity with a cocktail hour and the reception, all happening just a few steps from the chapel. Most resorts will offer religious services in different languages too, and some locations will also have an impressive ocean view!

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Cenote

For couples seeking a more meaningful and spiritual ritual for their wedding ceremony, a cenote wedding is a perfect way to celebrate your love and commitment to each other. Cenotes are beautiful natural pools that are found in tropical environments. They are often surrounded by lush vegetation and bright flowers, making them the perfect setting for a romantic wedding. A cenote wedding is also the perfect opportunity to immerse yourselves in local traditions to connect with mother nature and the surrounding elements, adding an intimate and sacred atmosphere to the celebration.