Choosing the perfect wedding venue is a pivotal decision when planning a wedding – it is the first step in determining what will set the theme for your big day and cement your style as a married couple. With an abundance of options to choose from, more couples are opting to say their vows in picturesque, exotic locations to make their day even more memorable.
What’s more, these venues make planning so much easier by offering all-inclusive wedding and honeymoon packages – so the most difficult decision is which destination to choose!
We’ve rounded up our favourite destination wedding venues to suit all tastes; be it a beachfront getaway, a romantic country escape or a big city party, these venues offer unforgettable experiences for your wedding day.
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W Bali (Seminyak, Bali)
Setting new heights for bespoke destination weddings, W Bali – Seminyak has launched ‘Wed Your Way’, a one-of-a-kind comprehensive wedding experience that encompasses the brand’s signature style, sophistication and fun.
The Wed Your Way packages at W Bali – Seminyak are completely customisable and take the stress out of weddings. Home to seven event rooms and over 11,000 sq. ft of event space, the venue is able to cater for small intimate weddings and large weddings with over 300 guests.
Renowned around the world, W Hotels’ Whatever/Whenever service makes organising your special day easy, so couples can have an extraordinary experience without lifting a finger.
W Bali – Seminyak is the destination for brides and grooms who want to party all night, and then some. With a resident DJ, personalised playlists, music consultation, and the option of an indoor or outdoor dancefloor, weddings at W Bali are sure to get the party going. The resort’s vibrant atmosphere makes it a perfect venue for a fun, high-energy wedding that doubles as a tropical escape.
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The Byron at Byron (Byron Bay, Australia)
The Byron at Byron is a place where understated luxury and stunning surrounds combine with exceptional service to create a wedding day to remember. The experienced wedding team can tailor all-inclusive packages to take all the stress out of wedding planning, allowing couples to fully immerse themselves in the celebration with their family and friends.
Set amongst a canopy of rainforest close to the ocean, there is no better place for couples seeking a relaxing oasis close to nature, with all the luxury they could hope for on their big day.
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The bespoke or luxury wedding packages at The Byron at Byron provide guests with the ability to customise entertainment, florals and styling, catering and more, so that their wedding day is unique to them and reflects their style as a married couple.
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The Peninsula Hotel (Paris, France)
What’s more romantic than saying your vows in the city of love? The Peninsula Hotels create world-class glamorous, elegant and romantic experiences for couples to create moments to cherish forever.
Ideal for those seeking a fairy-tale wedding, The Peninsula Paris is an opportunity to revel in the wedding of your childhood dreams. Celebrate your wedding in the heart of Paris, at an establishment of absolute luxury – a dream location for couples preparing to celebrate their first day in the “Happily Ever After” chapter of their story.
With Peninsula’s extensive facilities, guests can enjoy a lavish event in the grand ballroom, or opt for the more traditional La Rotonde, a chapel-esque space adorned with a crystal chandelier made up of over ninety thousand polished pearls.
A wedding at the Peninsula Paris ensures a blend of extravagance and sophistication guaranteed to fulfil any fantasy.
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Mount Lofty House (Adelaide, Australia)
Closer to home, Mount Lofty House is one of Adelaide’s most stunning wedding venues, with several locations within the property offering picturesque views and settings for the ceremony, reception and accommodation. Mount Lofty House is the ideal destination for a wedding with a country estate feel.
Picturesque views and beautiful surroundings encompass both wedding ceremony locations. The Piccadilly Lawns overlook the mountain-scape of South Australia while the split-level Tiered Lawns overlook the manicured rose garden with a trickling Tuscan fountain close by. Both are also available for pre-function drinks and stand-up cocktail style receptions.
Adelaide’s most elegant wedding venue caters to parties of all sizes, with spectacular views across Piccadilly Valley and the Pinot Vineyard that provide the backdrop for an unforgettable wedding.
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Sri Panwa Resort (Phuket, Thailand)
In South-East Asia, Sri Panwa – Phuket offers one-of-a-kind wedding experiences to couples who want to share their special day with their friends and family against the backdrop of a relaxing oasis.
At Baba Nest, couples can say their vows among 360-degree Ocean views perched atop Cape Panwa on Phuket Island.
Known for its absolutely breathtaking ocean views, world-class facilities, unparalleled cuisine, and exceptional wedding services, Baba Nest at Sri Panwa is a uniquely romantic wedding destination for your big day.
A hidden gem on Phuket Island, the infinite ocean views combined with devoted wedding planners make for an unforgettable wedding of limitless luxury in paradise.
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Daydream Island (Queensland, Australia)
Whether it’s everyone you love by your side on the beach, or secret ceremonies made just for two, Daydream Island has the venues, accommodation, food and wine, expert event planners and of course, breathtaking backdrops, to bring your ideal destination wedding to life.
Daydream Island combines effortless, sophisticated ambiance against the stunning backdrop of the Great Barrier Reef, for a unique wedding experience that incorporates the natural beauty of its location.
Re-opening in April 2019 after a $100 million refurbishment, Daydream Island has six customisable spaces that cater for small ceremonies or grand affairs of up to 250 guests. Their team of devoted planners can provide guidance on everything you need from hair and makeup, photography, cake designers and more.
A stunning wedding location closer to home, Daydream Island is the perfect backdrop for an incredible wedding experience that will create lifelong memories in a beautiful tropical paradise.
Ms Zebra Says: I love the thought of marrying your best friend in a beautiful destination! All of these places would be incredible to say “I do”!
Hermina Liscevic is a part of the team at the talented The Mint Partners whose creative ideas bring amazing lifestyle brands to life. Hermina enjoys all things travel, beauty, fashion, culture and lifestyle, and loves working with interesting brands to tell engaging stories.