If you love the great outdoors, there’s nothing quite like getting married on the beach.

Nothing but blue skies up above, the whisper of palm trees waving in the breeze and the sound of the waves breaking on the white sand.

Feel at one with nature as you say your vows and have the simple ceremony you want. You can walk down a sandy aisle strewn with rose petals and stand underneath a wedding arch festooned with local tropical flowers.

So where are you going to go?

The romance of Africa

Turtle bay wedding

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Just 9 hours away, Kenya is a fabulous place to have a beach wedding and we like the idea of Turtle Bay Beach Club in Malindi on the dazzling white sands of the Kenyan coast. The bride can arrive by camel or by traditional dhow boat if she wants to and after the wedding the couple could take off on a safari inland. Prices start at £790 for the Tropical Sky wedding package which includes…

  • Wedding licence fees
  • Registrar to perform the wedding
  • Decorated wedding setting
  • Pedicure and manicure for the Bride
  • Massage for the Groom
  • Bouquet for the Bride
  • Buttonhole for the Groom
  • Wedding cake
  • 48 wedding photographs presented on CD/DVD
  • Wedding greeting with photograph sent by email to prearranged list of friends
  • Gala dinner for the Bride and Groom
  • Breakfast in bed with sparkling wine
  • Choice of a choir, or Masai dancers or Bride to arrive by camel or couple depart by camel for walk on beach or wedding on a Dhow

Super Seychelles


If you’re looking for really stunning white beaches and azure skies then try the Seychelles. The islands are just three hours ahead time wise, so you won’t suffer too much jet lag and they really are a dream wedding destination.

If you fancy getting married on a beautiful beach in January, then take advantage of this special offer from Elegant Resorts. The company is offering seven nights for the price of five at Banyan Tree Seychelles, a saving of £1,940 per couple.

The price is based on two persons sharing a Hillside Pool Villa on a bed and breakfast basis, economy flights from London Gatwick with Emirates including private car transfers with 13th January 2014 departure. This wedding package is really good value as it includes the celebrant and your legal fees plus a cake, signature ceremony, wedding bouquet and buttonhole as well as a host of other specials like Sky View, where you name your star on your special day.

Exotic Bali

Just the name sounds far away and magical. We love the idea of the Barefoot wedding package offered at the St. Regis Resort in Nusa Dua Bali.  You’ll walk down the aisle towards your groom under an idyllic canopy of white roses in the company of two local flowergirls. The package starts at £3,092 and includes…

  • Bride’s Bouquet
  • Groom’s Buttonhole
  • Wedding Celebrant
  • Trio Acapella Choir
  • Wedding Toast with an Inspiring Sunset Cocktail
  • ‘Under the Moon’ Romantic Dinner at The Strand Villa
  • Celebratory Wedding Certificate by The St. Regis Bali Resort
  • Honeymoon Room Amenities in couple room
  • One Night Stay at The Strand Villa with a romantic and indulgent breakfast experience served by your personal butler

Magnificent Mexico

How about getting married on Maroma Beach, which has been voted one of the best beaches in the world? You could stay at the 5V Secrets Maroma Beach Riviera Cancun and get a free wedding via Virgin Holidays (although you will have to pay local legal charges).

Alternatively, on Cancun’s tranquil south shore you’ll find the 5V Moon Palace Golf & Spa Resort where Virgin Holidays offer a free wedding package when you stay a minimum of three nights. A seven night stay at Moon Palace leaving 22d February 2014 would start at £1,399 and include wedding location and furniture, bridal bouquet, groom’s buttonhole, wedding cake, sparkling wine during ceremony, dinner for up to 30 people, wedding planner services.

An administrative/Government fee of $460USD applies to all civil ceremonies performed by a Justice of the Peace in addition to the above costs and those wishing to marry in Mexico also need to take a blood test in the resort.

Thomson also have some magical Mexican resorts available for a beautiful beach wedding, as well as some fabulous last-minute deals if you’re looking to tie the knot quickly.

Brilliant Bermuda

Grotto Bay Wedding Photos

You’ll feel at home here as Bermuda has Queen Elizabeth II on the country’s stamps! This beautiful island is a little like a tropical Cornwall and has a charm all of its own. You could stay at the Grotto Bay Beach Resort where BA Holidays are offering seven nights for £1,999 per person. If you’d like to get married on the beach here, contact Grotto Bay directly for details of their wedding packages.

We think all these beaches would be a glorious place to tie the knot, but why not see what our brides on the Wedding Ideas Forum have to say about beach weddings!