Fredericksburg, Texas( 2 Reviews )
While our Top 10 Wedding Destination Resorts list spotlights beyond-imaginable wedding retreats on tropical islands, in the mountains and at pre-Civil War venues, our No. 1 choice just couldn’t be beat. Located in gorgeous Texas Hill Country, Trois Estate at Enchanted Rock is completely different – and completely unforgettable.
Hand-built to reflect the ancient architecture of a Santa Fe-style adobe village and the romantic ambiance of a seaside Tuscan village, Trois Estate breaks the mold when it comes to romantic rendezvous. Here, you and yours can exchange vows in a small, candlelit cathedral decorated only by a small cluster of age-old wooden pews and antique marble fireplace. Don’t fret if your family can’t fit in the 50-person church, however, because Trois Estate’s Old World courtyard and event hall can hold groups up to 300. The rooftop veranda and wine bar is yet another wedding venue option at this European-style estate, and once you see the gorgeous panoramic views of the surrounding Hill Country and the pink-hued Enchanted Rock rising from the landscape off in the distance, you won’t want to be anywhere else!
Have your reception on the rooftop and you’ll be blown away by the stunning views of Enchanted Rock – the second largest granite monadnock, or isolated rock hill, in the United States.
From Hwy. 290/Main Street, head west down Main Street. Look for the brown sign reading, “Enchanted Rock State park 17 miles.” Take a right on Milam Street (Ranch Road 965). You will cross two cattle guards on R.R. 965, then you will see an adobe gate entrance with two lions on the posts on the right side of the road. The gate spells Trois in antlers. Push the call button on the wall to open the gate to Trois Estate at Enchanted Rock.
Related Onsite Offerings
Enjoy bridal spa treatments and packages at the onsite European Day Spa of Fredericksburg to help you unwind for your big day.
While it’s customary to rent a reception hall for your wedding, have you ever heard of renting an entire town? What about a ghost town? Trust us; the only things that will haunt you at Dunton Hot Springs Resort and Spa are the steamy mineral pools and uninhibited Colorado Rockies beauty.
What sounds more glorious than marrying your loved one in an open-air chapel next to a vibrant waterfall with the San Juan Mountains as a backdrop? Having your cherished friends and family there to celebrate with you, of course! With 11 cabins and one 10-person house tucked gently into the mountainside, there’s plenty of room for groups of less than 50. It will be hard to leave this historic site, strewn with 1800s structures – cabins, the saloon and the dance hall – restored to their former beauty. And you’ll surely miss the iron and manganese-rich hot springs, known for its healing powers! If you decide that this Colorado jewel is honeymoon-worthy (and you will), try the Honeymoon and Anniversary Celebration package and stay in the Well House with its very own private indoor hot spring and cold plunge!
Luxury Travel Magazine ranks Dunton Hot Springs as one of its Top 10 Favorite Places on Earth.
Infamous Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid carved their monikers in the wooden bar still standing in the the Dunton Spring’s Saloon today.
Heli-skiing, snowshoeing, snowmobiling, ice skating, horseback riding, fly fishing, hiking, mountaineering, rock climbing, trail rides, rafting and archeological day tour to the desert.
Daniels, West Virginia( 3 Reviews )
The Resort at Glade Springs is anything but a cookie-cutter resort; that’s why it’s our No. 3 choice for nuptial destinations and your first West Virginia wedding pick. Designed with the adventurer in mind, this four-season spectacle strikes a fine balance of exhilaration and celebration.
Just because this resort offers smoothly-powdered slopes for skiing, top-ranking golf courses and rip-roaring whitewater rafting trips down the New and Gauley Rivers doesn’t mean you can’t have a relaxing, laidback time at Glade Springs if you want. But we guarantee once you see all the outdoor pursuits you can partake in year round, you’ll want to stay for longer than the serene ceremony. And your friends and family will surely agree! But more about that ceremony – a pristinely-manicured lawn surrounded by the rolling West Virginia terrain will be the setting for your nuptials. And with a handful of indoor reception options, you’ll definitely find the right fit for your group!
The Resort at Glade Springs offer delicious banquet dining for up to 330 people!
The Resort at Glade Springs is located on 4,100 scenic acres in the Appalachian Mountains of West Virginia.
From I-64 West, take Exit 125 (Beaver/Airport Road Exit). Turn left onto Airport Road. Go about two miles to the intersection and turn left onto Route 19 South. Go two miles and The Resort at Glade Springs will be on the left
Telluride, Colorado( 1 Review )
Close your eyes. Now imagine you’re standing hand in hand with your loved one, about to say your vows next to a 50-ft. timber-framed window showcasing the massive, snow-capped San Juan Mountains. This is Mountain Lodge at Telluride. And this is your mountain dream wedding.
Intimacy, beauty, luxury – what more could you ask for when planning your wedding? That’s why this Colorado resort is a perfect nuptial destination. While the space is limited to around 60 people in The View – Mountain Lodge’s elegantly-rustic restaurant with to-die-for views of the San Juan Mountains – your cozy winter ceremony and reception will be well worth trimming the guest list. Or, if you must invite all your second, third and fourth cousins, a summertime ceremony on the manicured lawn in the clean mountain air is a great alternative! Don’t worry about finding your relatives a place to stay for the wedding, either! Mountain Lodge’s diverse accommodations include luxe guestrooms, suites, condos and cabins richly decorated in a Western motif and ready for your big day!
Wealthy Telluride attracted the likes of Butch Cassidy and his "Wild Bunch" in the late 1800s, where they began their bank-robbing career at the San Miguel National Bank.
Telluride and Mountain Village are linked by a stunning 13-minute ride on a free gondola. It provides breathtaking mountain views and free access to hiking and biking trails.
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Mountain Lodge at Telluride offers a steaming outdoor Jacuzzi and heated pool to keep you warm and relaxed on those chilly Colorado nights.
Skytop, Pennsylvania( 23 Reviews )
There’s nothing quite as fantastical as saying “I do” as you gaze into your most precious love’s eyes as the Poconos linger in the landscape. At Skytop Lodge, not only will the majestic peaks provide the backdrop, but you’ll be romanticized by the selections available for your Pennsylvanian Mountain wedding! Skytop’s wedding coordinator and executive chef are at your service to ensure even the smallest of details receive intimate care as you prepare for the big day in the spa. Recite your vows from the rooftop of the lodge or on the streamside lawn. The luscious evergreen garden provides a decoratively colorful setting for the ceremony, or maybe the south porch or lodge library is more fitting. No matter your style, each venue is prepared to cater upwards of 150 guests! With six different reception sites, each more romantic than the next, a variety of menu options, and a floral design team to mimic your dreams, all of your attention can be on that special someone.
1 Skytop Lodge Rd, Skytop, Pennsylvania 18357
Skytop Lodge offers wedding packages as well as five ceremony locations, 6 reception venues, a variety of menu packages including a cocktail party, reception dinner, and open bar, a floral design team, and a wedding coordinator. Leave all the stress of planning to Skytop!
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Your guests will enjoy Skytop's rock climbing wall, paintball course, zip line challenge course, laser tap, and so much more!
Koloa, Island of Kauai, Hawaii
You’ll find aloha mau loa – or, everlasting love – at the Sheraton Kauai. Our No. 6 pick is for those of you who believe that tying the knot is best done under swaying palm trees and amidst a warm and fragrant tropical breeze. And at what better location to find that than on Poipu Beach?
Set on the oldest of the Hawaiian Islands, this Garden Isle resort is simply breathtaking. While every guestroom in the Beach and Ocean wings faces the deep blue Pacific Ocean, you’ll be happy to know that every ceremony site does, too! Let the crashing waves act as the soundtrack to your ceremony on the Beach Lawn, or take in the 180-degree view of the south shore, surrounded by the lava rock coastline. If it’s intimacy you’re seeking, try the resort’s Ocean Point – a small and unforgettable oceanside location fitting up to 35 guests. Once you’ve decided which venue is the best, check out the wedding packages. They come complete with your own island minister!
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Your wedding guests will be thrilled to stay at Sheraton Kauai. With 394 rooms and suites, they’ll fit perfectly!
Celebrate your big day with Sheraton Kauai’s delicious entrees, including pan-roasted opakapaka or poached lobster.
From the Lihue Airport, proceed onto Ahukini Road then turn left on Kuhio Hwy. 56. Follow Hwy. 56, which connects with Hwy. 50 Kaumualii. Stay on Kaumualii and merge left onto Maluhia. Merge right onto Koloa Road then turn left on Poipu Road. Turn right onto Kapili and left on Hoonani and the Sheraton Kauai will be up ahead.
Lake George, New York
Lakeside destinations don’t have to be rustic and Dunham Bay’s Lake George Resort is anything but. Sure, you’ll be surrounded by the lush woodlands and the undulating terrain of the mighty Adirondacks, but past the thicket lays a world of luxury – and your Lake George wedding location!
Upscale and out of sight from the noisy highways and city lights, Dunham’s Bay Lake George Resort offers a whole new twist on a wedding by the water. Instead of palm trees and an ocean breeze, you’ll be surrounded by towering pines and cool fresh waters as you and your sweetheart unite under a hand-hewn log archway. Not quite what you had in mind? At Dunham’s Bay Lake George Resort, your wedding dreams can become a reality. The coordinators will work with you to create a completely customized reception and ceremony – that’s right, no pre-made packages you’re forced to choose from!
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Dunham’s Bay Lake George Resort offers all newly-renovated lake view suites, cabin suites, porch suites and hotel rooms.
From low-key hors d’oeuvres and dessert receptions to whopping pig roast jubilees, Dunham’s Bay Lake George Resort can cater it all!
Up for a bit of adventure during your Lake George wedding destination? Pick up a boxed lunch from the onsite restaurant and head to the nearby Adirondack Park Reserve!
Westbrook, Connecticut( 1 Review )
When you think of New England, it’s hard not to conjure thoughts of glorious rolling hills specked with historic homes, vibrant golden and crimson autumn leaves and salty breezes wafting from the turbulent Pacific. And we wouldn’t want you to expect anything else from Westbrook’s Water’s Edge Resort and Spa.
Set on the sun-drenched shores of the Long Island Sound, this Connecticut resort was made for weddings. The unpretentiously-elegant beachside venues are beautiful by themselves, but once decorated with flowers and your loving family and friends, you’ll never get the vision out of your head. Onsite floral and bridal boutiques make your destination wedding hassle-free, while all-inclusive packages complete your big day without making you lift a ringed finger! And don’t forget about the dinner; Water’s Edge Resort and Spa will gladly cater your reception – and you’re going to want them to once you see the menu. Tuscan-inspired entrees, Dim Sum – even a fresh sushi bar!
The Water's Edge Resort and Spa’s award-winning Sunday brunch is the perfect way to wrap up a blissful wedding weekend!
From New York City, take Interstate 95 North to Connecticut Exit 65. Turn right at the exit ramp and go to the second stop light in the center of town. Turn left onto Route 1 North (Boston Post Road). The Water's Edge Resort and Spa will be on your right.
The Water's Edge Resort and Spa was named the "No. 1 wedding destination in Connecticut.”
Cozily tucked into the majestic Rockies, Aspen is a place where you’ll find bundled up skiers, warm fires and plenty of opportunities for snuggling. But Aspen Sky Hotel turns up the heat when it comes to your wedding – and honeymoon – making this Colorado destination a sizzling choice for your big day.
Chic and sexy are two words to describe Aspen Sky Hotel. A unique hybrid of an alpine lodge and posh luxury hotel, this mountain getaway offers a high-class location for your ceremony while delivering a sultry stay after the big day. Known nationally for its hot pool scene, you have the chance to experience the steam with its poolside lounge areas, bar and hot tub – all great places to steal away to during the reception. But we haven’t forgotten about the ceremony! The Aspen Room is one of the town’s best private meeting places, and it’s no wonder with the expansive picture window views of Aspen Mountain. After you’re done tying the knot at the ceremony, slip away to your suite and do more than just tie knots around the bedpost with the help of the Stimulation – Aspen Style Package, made for you and yours’ ultimate satisfaction and complete with a kama sutra kit and Indulgences toys.
To get the most out of your honeymoon, Aspen Sky Hotel offers hot tips about where to find the sexiest lingerie in Aspen, including The Freudian Slip and Cheeks.
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Aspen Sky Hotel’s 39 Degrees Lounge offers excellent catering for your wedding celebration.
From the Aspen Airport, turn right onto Highway 82. Follow Highway 82 until you reach Aspen, where Highway 82 becomes Main Street. Follow Main Street until Spring Street. Turn right on Spring Street. Follow Spring Street until Durant Ave. Turn right on Durant Ave. and an immediate left back onto Spring Street. Sky Hotel will be on your left
Sugar Hill, New Hampshire( 1 Review )
Choosing the right location is the most important first step when planning a wedding. Sunset Hill House, nestled in the heart of New Hampshire’s White Mountains, presents the perfect setting for your big day. Whether you are having a small, intimate wedding, a traditional wedding or a resort-style destination wedding, this historic inn will accommodate it all. Not only will they accommodate, they will go above and beyond. From the first inquiry to your goodbye brunch, you will have a wedding planner by your side to help plan and execute the wedding of your dreams. Other features you can count on are chef prepared, gourmet meals for you and your guests, customizable rehearsal, rehearsal dinner, ceremony, reception, and brunch, plus professional coordination of your whole event. All this personalized, complete attention is possible because you will be the only couple holding your wedding at the inn that weekend. Your wedding day should be the happiest day of your lives, and at Sunset Hill House, they strive to make that a reality.
Sunset Hill House 231 Sunset Hill Road, Sugar Hill, NH 03586
From I-93: 1. Take I-93 to exit 38 2. Take exit 38 toward NH-18/NH-116/Franconia/Sugar Hill 3. Turn left at Wallace Hill Rd 4. Turn right at NH-116/Franconia Rd/Main St and go about half a mile 5. Take your first left onto NH-117 W/Sugar Hill Rd 6. Turn left at Sunset Hill Road 7. The inn is about a half-mile down, on your left. From I-91 Take exit 17 from I-91 (vicinity Wells River). Turn onto 302 East, go to stoplight (several miles) Turn right onto Main Street, Wells River, then shortly thereafter left across the bridge (you are still on route 302 heading East). Continue past the McDonalds to the stoplight where the road ends. Turn Left (still on route 302 east). Drive through the towns of Bath and Lisbon. Turn right at the intersection of Route 117. Go to the top of the hill (about 7 miles) Turn right onto Sunset Hill Road the inn is about a half mile down on your left.
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In the summer months enjoy an outdoor heated pool, 9 hole golf course, vegetable and flower gardens, lawn games, trails and wildlife on the 70 acres of conservation land. In the winter months enjoy the full ski and snowshoe center with rentals, hills for sledding and hot chocolate! Year round enjoy use of the telescope, game room, 2 parlors with fireplaces and fine dining.
While our No.11 wedding destination resort is named ME Cancun, it is actually all about YOU, and everything that goes into creating your once-in-a-lifetime celebration. Indulgence is insisted upon at this Mexican paradise, and you’ll gladly surrender to its extravagance once you’ve arrived.
From the moment you step into ME Cancun, you’ll forget what life was like outside this luxe temple of art, design, music and incredible cuisine. While the resort offers both set and customized packages that allow you to choose where you can have your ceremony, we can hardly believe you’d pick anywhere besides the beyond-beautiful oceanfront terrace overlooking the turquoise gulf waters. From there, it’s on to cocktail parties, dinner and dancing within the walls of the resort or under the vibrant stars. Lucky for you newlyweds, The Rise Package allows you an intimate first morning as an official married couple with breakfast in bed and special recovery cocktails while your guests are gathered at the onsite SALT Restaurant for brunch.
To help soothe your mind and get you and your sweetie ready for the big day, most packages include the a special water ritual at the onsite YHI Spa that includes water therapy, chromo-therapy and tea-based drinks, all with dazzling views of the ocean.
ME Cancun hosted the cast of the 22nd season of MTV’s Real World.
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ME Cancun also offers packages for wedding proposals, bachelor and bachelorette parties and groom’s dinners.
Eureka Springs, Arkansas
Glide gently across the wooden floorboards of The 1886 Crescent Hotel and Spa’s ballroom – the same floor that blushing brides pitter-pattered across more than 120 years ago. Considered the Wedding Capital of the South, Eureka Springs is your ultimate wedding destination!
You may want to take a deep breath because you might be overwhelmed when you see all the amazing ceremony and reception site options at this Historic Hotel of America. Here, you have the choice of saying your “I dos” among blooms and bubbling fountains on the hotel’s grounds; upon the East Lawn with heavenly views of the Christ of the Ozarks and overlooking the scenic valley below or in the Crescent Conservatory – the most beautiful in the Ozarks. Or, for a truly historic setting, wed and celebrate inside the original Crystal Dining Room – the hotel’s largest and most ornate venue. Regardless of which site you pick, The 1886 Crescent Hotel will make it memorable!
The 1886 Crescent Hotel is said to be haunted. Take a Crescent Hotel Ghost Tour and find out for yourself!
Related Onsite Offerings
The Crystal Dining Room Restaurant caters weddings.
The 1886 Crescent Hotel and Spa offers nearly 10 wedding packages, including the ceremony, reception and even the honeymoon stay!