Top 10 Destination Wedding Resorts
Top 10 Destination Wedding Resorts Overview
If you’re going to the chapel and you’re going to get married, it’s a prime time to take a look at our list of Top 10 Destination Wedding Resorts. From intimate island gatherings on a white sand beach to a whopping extravaganza in a ballroom overlooking the beautiful snow-covered Rockies, we can help you find the perfect place to say “I do.” Get hitched in Hill Country or zoom your bride or groom to Eureka Springs to say your vows at a venue with a view. And if tying the knot suddenly makes you or your partner tongue-tied, don’t fret; the resorts and hotels featured on this list are amazing romantic destinations for the non-betrothed, too!
Trois Estate At Enchanted Rock - Fredericksburg, Texas
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!Visit Website
Dunton Hot Springs Resort and Spa - Dolores, Colorado
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!
The Resort at Glade Springs - Daniels, West Virginia
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!Visit Website
Mountain Lodge at Telluride - Telluride, Colorado
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!Visit Website
The 1886 Crescent Hotel and Spa - Eureka Springs, Arkansas
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!Visit Website
Sheraton Kauai - Koloa, Island of Kauai, Hawaii
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!
Dunham's Bay Lake George Resort - Lake George, New York
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!
Water's Edge Resort and Spa - Westbrook, Connecticut
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!Visit Website
Aspen Sky Hotel - Aspen, Colorado
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.Visit Website
ME Cancun - Cancun
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.