Romantic Holiday Destinations to Say ‘I Do’

Romantic Holiday Destinations to Say ‘I Do’


Planning your dream wedding and looking for the perfect destination to say ‘I Do’ with your other half? International weddings are a fantastic way to mark the special occasion and make it an unforgettable day for everyone. 

 

Not only can you start the rest of your lives together in a beautiful destination, you can also enjoy an All Inclusive holiday with your guests! Prolong the special break and hang around for your honeymoon – the world is your oyster!

 

What are you waiting for?!

Ibiza

Ibiza

Despite having a world-renowned reputation as a party island, Ibiza wedding holidays offer  some beautiful locations, perfect for tying the knot. If you are hoping for a beach holiday destination with a climate that is just right, then the island is a great place to consider. Blessings usually take place by the beach, in the early evening, when temperatures turn from hot to balmy.

 

International weddings can sometimes be a bit of an obstacle for family members, particularly those who aren’t huge fans of flying. Choosing an Ibiza wedding venue as your ‘I Do’ destination means a shorter flight and hopefully a longer guestlist!

 

As with all international weddings, you must consider local laws when planning your nuptials. UK couples who are not residents and are not of the Catholic faith will need to perform the legalities of a civil ceremony in the UK whilst a blessing ceremony can be performed afterwards in Ibiza.

 

Looking for the perfect Ibiza wedding package?

 

TUI SENSATORI Ibiza 

TUI SENSATORI Ibiza

The TUI SENSATORI Ibiza oozes class and luxury. The hotel is perfectly placed, overlooking the sandy shores of Cala Tarida. The hotel’s rooftop bar is a great spot for watching those dreamy Ibizan sunsets, and the incredible six pools are perfect for cooling off on hot days. 

 

If you’re wanting to relax in style before or after your ceremony, then why not visit the on-site spa where you can enjoy a wide range of spa treatments? This hotel also offers guests the opportunity to upgrade to a swim-up room which is perfect for the ultimate couples holiday. 

 

Your TUI Ibiza wedding package to TUI SENSATORI Ibiza includes:

 

  • Wedding ceremony and decorated venue
  • Wedding coordinator
  • Wedding cake or cupcakes
  • Sangria and tapas for the bride and groom plus two guests
  • Bouquet and button hole
  • Sparkling wine for toast
  • Special breakfast in room the morning after the ceremony

 

Cyprus

Cyprus

Cyprus has a fantastic reputation for package holidays and is a great destination for saying those all important words to your other half. Discover why a Cyprus wedding package is the perfect choice for you and your loved one.

 

Cyprus has a rich romantic history – according to legend, the island is the birthplace of Aphrodite, the Goddess of Love. Roman general, Mark Antony, is also said to have skipped the jewellery and presented the island to Cleopatra as a token of his love and affection.

 

The country offers white-sand beaches and luxury hotels, at an affordable cost – and you can be there in around five hours. On the days you’re not tying the knot, you can enjoy exploring Cyprus’ countryside, or stroll hand-in-hand along part of the 800-kilometre-long coastline.

 

Make sure you check local laws and regulations before travelling to ensure you have everything you need!

 

Looking for a luxury resort which has everything you need, right on your doorstep? 

 

TUI SENSATORI Resort Atlantica Aphrodite Hills   

TUI SENSATORI Atlantica Aphrodite Hills

At TUI SENSATORI Aphrodite Hills in Paphos, you can wed in a honey-stone gazebo. It’s an open-sided number, with a terracotta roof for shade. And, there’s a sea-view cocktail lounge for reception drinks afterwards.

 

The adults-only sunset bar and award-winning spa are a big hit with couples. The championship golf course makes this resort a popular choice, too. Meanwhile, families flock to the children’s splash pool, which is set up with fun slides and fountains.

 

You’ll have access to a total of nine restaurants when you stay here – five in the resort itself and an extra four in the nearby village square. For an extra fee, you can dine at the Stone Grill Terrace. This adults-only restaurant gets you involved in the cooking – you’ll sizzle your own steak on a piping-hot stone slab. 

 

As well as the standard features including a wedding coordinator, wedding cake and bouquet and button hole, your TUI wedding package abroad to TUI SENSATORI Aphrodite Hills also includes:

 

  • Wedding certificate
  • Sparkling wine for toast
  • Fruit and wine in room on arrival
  • Candlelit dinner for two with wine
  • Couples massage in spa
  • Gift from resort
  • Room upgrade subject to availability
  • Breakfast in bed the day after the ceremony upon request

 

Turkey

Turkey

Turkey is a beautiful place if you’re looking for a warm wedding! There’s plenty of places you can say your vows while enjoying the warm rays of sunshine on your skin. Something old, something new, something borrowed and now something blue! For a jaw-dropping, on-location wedding, then why not treat yourselves to a Blue Lagoon Turkey wedding?? 

 

Turkey is also a wonderful place to start your honeymoon with lots to do and see. There’s an abundance of Turkish baths to enjoy, perfect for getting prepared for the big day. Each resort centre has different activities available to book when you’re there, perfect for some honeymoon excitement.

 

In Turkey, luxury doesn’t have to come at a cost, and with so many different restaurants in close proximity to the majority of hotels, if you want to explore your resort surroundings, you can!

 

Not sure where to start? How about this Turkey wedding venue…

 

TUI Sensatori Barut Fethiye

TUI Sensatori Barut Fethiye

TUI SENSATORI Barut Fethiye is the perfect spot to unwind in the sun. You will find six restaurants and five pools dotted around the resort, so if you want world-class facilities on your doorstep, then this is the perfect place.

 

You can see breath-taking views across the endless blue waters of the Mediterranean, and activities such as tennis and archery on-hand to keep you entertained. This award-winning hotel puts the treat in retreat with its luxurious dining, picture-perfect pools and extensive activity line-up.

 

You’ve got six restaurants, serving up steak, sushi, pizza and Turkish specialities. Among the five pools, there’s one just for adults and one with slides. 

 

As part of your wedding package to TUI SENSATORI Barut Fethiye, as well as standard, inclusive additions, you can enjoy:

 

  • Fruit basket, flowers and wine in your room
  • Breakfast in bed the day after the wedding
  • Candlelit dinner
  • Registrar fees
  • Room upgrade, subject to availability

 

St Lucia

St Lucia

St Lucia is a front runner for honeymoons, so why not book a St Lucia wedding too! It is the perfect blend of yin and yang – black and white sand beaches, a bustling north and a go-slow south. And with the majestic Twin Pitons in view from all over the island, there’s no better place to start your life as a two.

 

St Lucia lends itself well to getting married in the great outdoors. You can say those two words by the Caribbean Sea, or in the heart of a tropical rainforest. The quiet bays on the west coast are a wedding photographer’s dream – ivory sands merge into thick jungle-covered hillside. 

 

When you’re not vowing your promises to each other, days can be spent snorkelling in clear waters, showering under beach waterfalls or enjoying ocean-view massages in a 5-star hotel. Away from the shoreline, you can find a burst of adventure, with everything from rainforest hikes and aerial tram rides to scuba diving. 

 

Looking for the perfect St Lucia wedding venue? We love…

 

Hideaway at Royalton St Lucia

Hideaway at Royalton St Lucia

The luxurious Hideaway at Royalton St Lucia is the adults-only part of the Royalton St Lucia resort. You can expect stylish, swim-up rooms as well as an adults-only infinity pool where you can enjoy afternoon hors d’oeuvres and five-minute massages.  

 

The beachfront hotel has a private area just for Hideaway guests. But you also have access to everything the Royalton St Lucia has to offer, including a world-renowned spa and seven restaurants serving everything from Japanese to Mexican cuisine.

 

Included in your St Lucia wedding package is: 

 

  • Wedding venue, ceremony and coordinator
  • Bridal bouquet and button hole
  • One-tier wedding cake
  • Sparkling wine
  • Dinner reception with personalised menu card
  • VIP Welcome – private check in and welcome cocktail
  • Breakfast in bed the morning after the wedding
  • Special wedding gift
  • Late check-out
  • 20% discount on spa treatments
  • Room upgrade if available

 

Mexico

Mexico

If you’re looking for a destination wedding with a larger than life celebration, then a Mexico wedding is the go to choice. You can smash a pinata and make toasts with tequila – the only difficult thing will be choosing which coast to say ‘I Do’!

 

The Caribbean Coast is home to the lively destination of Cancun and the stunning resort of Riviera Maya. You won’t be short of five-star hotels to choose from here and you can walk down an aisle of tikki torches before saying your vows on the sand.

 

The Pacific Coast is ideal if you’re looking for some adventure with plenty of mountain peaks waiting to be explored. Say your vows on unspoilt beaches of Nuevo Vallarta and you’ll have panoramic views of the Bay of Banderas as your backdrop.

 

With plenty of honeymoon potential, check out this fantastic hotel and its wedding package:

 

TUI Blue El Dorado Seaside Suites

TUI BLUE El Dorado Seaside Suites

The adults-only TUI Blue El Dorado Seaside Suites is perfectly placed on a peaceful stretch of sand and luxuries like whirlpool baths in the rooms and gourmet dining come as standard. The hotel has even been dubbed as one of the world’s romantic hotels by Forbes Magazine. 

 

The standard rooms at this hotel are junior suites, which come with a whirlpool bath. If you want to spoil yourself even further, you can upgrade to a swim-up suite which opens out onto a pool. Throughout the resort, you’ll find 10 restaurants and 11 bars.

 

The hotel’s dining set-up is Gourmet Inclusive®, which means you can look forward to gourmet cuisine from top international chefs. A la carte-wise, there’s everything from Mexican to Italian eateries.

 

Same sex marriages are permitted at this stunning venue and you can enjoy a wide range of extras as part of your Mexico wedding package, which includes:

 

  • Ocean-front ceremony location
  • Bouquet and button hole
  • Red carpet aisle runner, table with white linen and uncovered ceremony chairs
  • Breakfast in bed
  • Dinner reservations in one of the hotel’s restaurants (max 20 people)

 

Jamaica

JamaicaJamaica has the biggest personality of all the Caribbean islands, so even white weddings are colourful here. You can get married on horseback in the grounds of a plantation or between exhibits at an antiques museum, but as with all destination weddings, most ceremonies take place on the beach.

 

Wedding breakfasts in Jamaica are anything but traditional, and when it comes to the wedding cake, you can enjoy tiers of sticky, boozy, fruit cake. 

 

Why not stick around and enjoy the island for your honeymoon, with plenty of excursions and activities for thrill-seekers and laid-back holidayers alike. 

 

Jamaican wedding packages include the ceremony, venue and coordinator as standard plus your wedding cake and sparkling wine for the toast. Individual hotels offer special additions too.

 

Here’s one of our favourite wedding venues in Jamaica:

 

Royalton Blue Waters

Royalton Blue WatersRoyalton Blue Waters has something for everyone. Paired with the Royalton White Sands, together, they’ve got seven à la carte restaurants, a giant waterpark and a handful of bars for you to enjoy.

 

You’re free to use the facilities of both beachfront hotels, situated along a wafer-coloured beach on Jamaica’s northern coast. A lazy river weaves its way around the complex. When you’re not in the water, there are private Balinese beds to chill out on. Each one comes with a flat-screen TV, a mini-bar and butler service. If getting your adrenaline pumping is more your scene, head over to the waterpark.

 

There’s no shortage of restaurants here. Aside from the buffet – which is shared between the two hotels – the themed à la cartes tick off Italian, Indian and Tex-Mex. If you’re looking for something more special during your romantic getaway, try the C/X Culinary Experience – you’ll be treated to seven courses, all accompanied by a musical soundtrack. 

 

Included in your Royalton Blue Waters wedding package is:

 

  • VIP check in – private check in and cocktails on arrival
  • Ceremony for 20 guests, table with centrepiece and iPod connectivity for music
  • Room upgrade and late check out – subject to availability

 

Dominican Republic

Dominican Republic

The Dominican Republic is the country that practically put Caribbean weddings on the map. Ceremonies are kept simple and are usually held under a pergola on beautiful, sandy beaches surrounded by coconut palm trees.

 

Hotels in the Dominican Republic are nothing short of five star luxury and weddings often take place on private beaches belonging to lavish seafront hotels. This makes for elegant receptions, with gourmet dining and flowing bottles of fizz. 

 

The Dominican Republic is perfect for exploring as a newly wed couple. The heart of the country is defined by vast jungle, which cocoons waterfalls, tropical blooms, and exotic wildlife. Away from the rainforest interiors, you’ll find villages painted in every colour of the rainbow. 

 

You can enjoy a tropical climate no matter what time of year you choose to get married, and great wedding packages make the Dominican Republic a great wedding destination for all couples.

 

One of our favourite venues for your Dominican Republic wedding: 

 

TUI SENSATORI Cap Cana

TUI SENSATORI Cap Cana

TUI SENSATORI Cap Cana is opening its doors for the first time in winter 2021. You will find a whole village of restaurants to choose from – shared with the brand-new hotel next door, Margaritaville Island Reserve. You will also be able to sign up for a ten course, multi-sensory meal at Table 10.

 

The hotel offers side-by-side spa treatments and the resort will have three pools, with a dedicated adults-only pool. In the evenings, you’ll want to make your way down to the Show Lounge, or head to the bar at the Gourmet Village Plaza for laidback cocktails.

 

Location-wise, this place will take up residence on the beach in exclusive Cap Cana. As such, you’ll be able to bed down in swanky beachfront suites, as well as swim-up suites – some of which will be by the sands.

 

Your destination wedding to TUI SENSATORI Cap Cana includes:

 

  • Wedding ceremony and venue
  • Always and Forever package
  • Gourmet honeymoon package
  • Expert wedding designer
  • Wedding guest concierge
  • Groom’s rooms with gourmet bites on the day

 

Aruba

Aruba

Barefoot beach blessings and luxurious after-parties are the norm in Aruba, because the island has some of the best sandy stretches on the planet and a huge range of exclusive hotels.

 

Ceremonies on the island begin in the Civil Town House in Oranjestad. It’s a spearmint green colonial-style building that’ll add a touch of rare to your Aruba wedding album. Once you’ve signed your names on the register, you can have a second blessing on the beach. 

Honeymoons on this island lather you in VIP treatment. In Palm Beach, the first nights of the rest of your life can be spent in some of the world’s best restaurants. Daytimes, meanwhile, can be spent sailing the coast on catamarans or sipping cocktails on the piers that are stilted above the Caribbean Sea.

 

As standard, your Aruba wedding package includes:

 

  • Wedding ceremony, venue and coordinator
  • Marriage certificate
  • Bouquet for the bride and button hole for the groom
  • Sparkling wine for the toast

 

Each hotel also offers additional extras to make your day even more spectacular. One of our favourite hotels to tie the knot is:

 

RIU Palace Aruba

RIU Palace Aruba

The RIU Palace Aruba is as luxury as they come, with five restaurants, a smart pool scene and a miles-long sandy beach on the doorstep. A white-sand beach unravels beside the Riu Palace Aruba – the boardwalk is just steps away from the hotel’s huge pool.

 

Little luxuries pop up all over this beachside hotel. Breakfasts are washed down with Cava and the room menu features pads with a jacuzzi on the balcony – there’s no wonder this hotel has been rated five stars!

 

Same sex weddings are available to book at the Riu Palace Aruba and the Caribbean wedding packages come with a whole host of extras:

 

  • Wedding cake
  • Semi-private dinner
  • Minister/judge service
  • Witness if required
  • RIU T-shirts for the bride and groom
  • Music for the ceremony
  • Surprise gift for the couple
  • Room upgrade, subject to availability – excludes external jacuzzi suites

 

Still unsure?

We know it can be a lot to take in, so don’t worry, we’re here to help! Get in touch with us today and we can help you to find your perfect wedding location.

 

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