Choosing a vacation destination is hard enough, but choosing a wedding venue? That’s no easy task. Luck y for you, your vacation (or in this case, honeymoon) destination and your wedding venue can be one and the same thanks to the facilities offered at the 6 luxury hotels listed below. More than just your average luxury hotel, the resorts on this list all offer premium wedding packages and stunning scenery that will ensure you have an unforgettable wedding. From private islands and secluded seaside bungalows, to marble bathrooms and decadent spa treatments, the 6 luxury hotels below will be sure to impress your wedding guests.
A true gem of the East, Oberoi Udaivilas is consistently ranked as the top hotel in India and Asia. This 5-star resort offers incredibly lavish suites and provides an idyllic and opulent setting for a wedding. The resort consists of 450 hand-stone columns, domes made of gold, and white marble. Oberoi Udaivilas’ suites, the nicest of which is the Kohinoor Suite, have their own living room, dining room, private pool, and 24 hour butler service, in addition to the usual perks like a mini bar, flat-screen TV, and entertainment system. The resort overlooks the picturesque Lake Pichola and offers private boat tours that take you across the lake. The resort also boasts amenities like a gym, spa, outdoor pool, lounge, and two upscale restaurants – so there’s really no excuse to leave. The cost is roughly $8,000 USD per night, so if you have a budget that large, this could be a great place to hold your wedding.
Getting married on your own personal island at Little Palm Island Resort & Spa in Key West, Florida. Only accessible by seaplane or ferry, you will feel like you’re lost on a desert island (in a good way). One of the most intimate locations on this list, the Little Palm Island Resort & Spa allows you to reserve the entire island for you and your wedding party. Once the island is reserved, you can choose where you would like to have your wedding ceremony – on the island’s white sandy beaches, at the end of the Sunset Dock or even at the resort. The resort features colonial-style bungalows, all with private decks, outdoor showers, ocean views, and jacuzzis. There is a maximum of 60 guests allowed and only one wedding can be booked on any given day, ensuring 100% privacy. Wedding packages start at $175,000.
Set on a cliff overlooking Italy’s breathtaking Amalfi Coast, this 11th century palace is one of the most romantic locations in existence. The hotel features marble bathrooms, Neapolitan style bedrooms, terraces, private gardens, frescoed ceilings, and a 900-year-old Duomo of Ravello. Other amenities include an upscale restaurant, a piano bar, an outdoor pool with a swim-up bar, a luxurious spa, and a fitness centre. In terms of hosting a wedding ceremony or reception, you are presented with two options at the Belmond Hotel Caruso. The first option is a ballroom reception with a four-course dinner and a poolside ceremony. The second “ultimate takeover” package is truly splendid, allowing your guests to occupy all 50 rooms and suites that the hotel offers. It costs $1,850 USD to stay at the hotel for one night, and accordingly wedding packages can go up to $430,000.
Overlooking 500 acres of the Pacific Ocean, the Resort at Pelican Hill is as lavish as it gets on the west coast. Located along Newport Beach, this luxury golf and spa resort offers panoramic views of the mighty Pacific Ocean. Bungalow suites feature private terraces, fireplaces, wood-beam ceilings, a butler service, and of course, scenic views of the California coast. Hold your reception at the 5-star restaurant hailing from Northern Italy or spend the day before your wedding getting pampered in the Pelican Hill spa complete with 22 treatment rooms. Whatever you do, you’re sure to be living the life of luxury at Pelican Hill. Only one wedding is held per day at the Mar Vista venue, the resort’s most popular, however other wedding venues at the resort are available. Whichever venue you choose, prepare for century-old olive trees, fields of lavender, and the rugged west coast as the backdrop for your wedding. Additional services offered include a special wedding butler, spa packages for brides in the private spa suite, and a complimentary bungalow for the happy couple (all of these come at an extra cost of course). A wedding and stay at Pelican Hill can cost up to $100,000.
Experience the trip of a lifetime by holding your wedding at this tropical resort spanning 4.5 km of Fiji’s coast. Laucala Island Resort’s 25 villas were built as luxury versions of traditional Fijian dwellings and they offer unparalleled exclusivity along the northern coast of the island. From volcanoes and tropical rainforests to white sandy beaches and coral reefs, you and your wedding party will marvel at Fiji’s natural beauty. As a guest at Laucala Island Resort, you have complimentary access to the resort’s private fleet of 14 boats. You can opt to go out on a sunset cruise, or you can partake in an adrenaline-inducing water sport like kitesurfing, kayaking, windsurfing, or jetskiing. However, the best way to explore this breathtaking island is by going scuba diving, another excursion included in the resort’s wedding package. When you are done taking advantage of all the resort’s amazing activities, guests can be pampered by the lush spa treatments provided at the resort’s traditional Fijian spa. For a wedding of 80 guests, it will cost you approximately $150,000.
This tranquil resort is another of the world’s most luxurious island wedding venues. Located on the Laccadive Sea, the One & Only Reethi Rah Resort is made up of thatched-roof villas equipped with flat screen TVs, outdoor showers, terraces, direct beach access, hammocks, private pools, canopied day beds, and jacuzzis. The resort itself has three bars, three outdoor pools, five restaurants, a spa, a sauna, 6 km of beach, and on-site water activities for kids and couples. If you are looking into holding your wedding here, rest assured, you have the option of renting out the entire resort. Alternatively you can just rent out a few of the resort’s 128 villas. Due to how private and secluded the resort is, even if you only rent out a few villas, I guarantee you can get away with not seeing another person on the island. The resort offers a wedding package that includes a personalized menu, private dining, music, and a couple’s spa day all for the price of $7,000 a night.
By Emily Southey