Congratulations on your engagement! Travel is opening up again, and with so many weddings canceled during the pandemic, it’s the busiest it’s ever been for wedding suppliers. If you’ve been dreaming of an unforgettable destination wedding, there’s no better time to start planning!
There are so many possibilities for an unforgettable out-of-town wedding (let’s do something that’s not a wedding in Hawaii, folks), and here are a few for you:
A Castle in Ireland
If you’re looking for a fairy tale setting, look no further than a castle in Ireland. You’ll feel like royalty on your big day, and your guests will be enchanted by the experience. There are a number of beautiful castle venues to choose from, so you’re sure to find one that suits your style and budget.
Cloughan castle, for example, is open for weddings. With its stunning grounds, it’s the perfect place for an outdoor ceremony. Located in Loughrea, County Galway, the castle was built in 1236 and has been well-preserved. The town is also fortified with a town wall, gates, and a moat, adding to the old-world charm.
A Vineyard in Tuscany
If you want your wedding to be straight out of a romantic movie, consider getting married at a vineyard in Tuscany. The rolling hills and gorgeous scenery will provide the perfect backdrop for your special day. And, of course, you’ll be able to treat your guests to some of the best wine in the world.
Croce di Bibbiano is an ideal venue for a wedding because of its stunning surroundings and its quality wines and olive oil. The on-site chef can prepare delicious meals for your guests, and the ancient farm and monastery provide a unique backdrop for your ceremony and reception.
An Historic Hotel in New Orleans
New Orleans is known for its rich history and culture, and what better place to get married than an historic hotel in the French Quarter? Your guests will enjoy exploring the city during their stay, and they’ll never forget the amazing food and music at your reception.
The Hotel St. Pierre comes highly recommended, with its French Quarter location, cozy Colonial-style rooms, and balconies overlooking the busy streets. The hotel is set in several beautifully restored French Colonial cottages dating back to the 1700’s, so you’ll feel like you’ve stepped back in time on your big day.
The English Countryside
If you’re feeling more Jane Austen than Great Gatsby, an English countryside wedding might be more your style. You can host your ceremony in a picturesque church and then celebrate in a grand estate or manor house. There are endless possibilities for venues, from rustic barns to elegant ballrooms. And, of course, you’ll be able to treat your guests to traditional English tea.
A venue for your wedding in Kent could be a converted barn with beautiful grounds like Winters Barns. The barns are located outside of Canterbury in the countryside, making it a secluded and romantic setting for your wedding day. With its charming gardens and stunning interior, it’s the perfect blend of old and new.
A Ranch in The Rockies
Consider getting married at a ranch, with the stunning Rocky Mountains in the background. Your guests can stay in rustic cabins or glamping tents, and there are plenty of activities to keep them entertained, from horseback riding to hiking.
The Vista Verde Ranch in Steamboat Springs, Colorado, is the perfect place to host an outdoor wedding. If you fancy you and your guests staying in luxury wooden cabins, snuggled up in front of a fire with stunning views of the mountains, then this is the place for you.
A Beach Wedding
Okay, so maybe one beach wedding recommendation. Consider The Brando, a unique resort on French Polynesia’s private island of Tetiaroa. Marlon Brando shot on location for a film here and fell in love with the local culture. He wanted to celebrate the local culture and natural sonders of the area, and established The Brando as the world’s first self-sustaining post-carbon resort. With its gorgeous lagoon, white-sand beaches, and luxurious villas, it’s the perfect place to say “I do.”
Swim with manta rays, see exotic birds, and check out what this hotel has to offer.
No matter what kind of out of town wedding you’re dreaming of, there are endless possibilities now that travel is opening up again. From castles and vineyards to beaches and ranches, there’s something for everyone. We hope this list has inspired you to start planning your own unforgettable out of town wedding!