Dreaming of a destination wedding? These amazing spots provide the perfect backdrop for a beautiful ceremony
The Great Wall of China
One of the largest man-made structures in the world, the Great Wall of China needs to be seen to be believed. But have you ever considered getting married there? You and your guests will ascend to a scenic spot along the wall by cable car, arriving at the ancient structure just as the morning mist parts. As you exchange vows in front of one of the most astounding vistas known to man, your guests can’t fail to be amazed. Party the night away at a boutique hotel at the foot of the wall, before transferring to Beijing for a city tour the next day.
The Grand Canyon
For dramatic landscapes, the Grand Canyon is hard to beat. Treat your guests to a private flight over the canyon before alighting to take part in a beautiful ceremony overlooking the gorge. Rings exchanged, it’s all back to the Las Vegas Strip for the reception to end all receptions in a swanky casino. Treat your hangover the next day with some poolside lounging and wonderful American hospitality.
Alaska is famed for eloping couples but is also the perfect choice for a destination wedding. Begin by soaring over the majestic landscape in a helicopter before saying your vows atop a glacier, amid dramatic and stunning scenery. Allow yourselves to be whisked back to the warmth of the lodge to toast your union with your nearest and dearest.
If sunnier climes are more your thing, what about renting a luxury fully-staffed villa in the Seychelles. A private, poolside ceremony under a flawless blue sky, perfect for your close friends and family, followed by a slap-up barbecue and dancing til the early hours. Alternatively, hold a simple, elegant ceremony on the beach. Think flowing white chiffon, seashells and bare feet, with the ocean gently lapping at the shore in the background. The ultimate in tropical serenity.
The Globe Theatre, London
For real-life Romeo and Juliet, it is possible to get married at the Globe Theatre in London. Whether or not you and your partner have Thespian leanings, the incredible architecture and old-world feel provide a wonderful setting for any kind of wedding. After the service, take your guests on a historical tour of London before enjoying reception drinks overlooking the Thames and the Tower of London for an unforgettably British event.