Exotic Wedding Locations: TRAVEL IDEAS

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Searching for the unique wedding location

Everyone’s love story is special, and everyone wants their wedding to be as unique as their love story. Whether you’re looking for a romantic place for your nuptials abroad on some desert island beach, or you hope to find a location for your wedding that’s more affordable and closer to home, here are some ideas that will help guarantee that your big day is an unforgettable and out of the ordinary experience.

A Brazilian Beach Wedding

With its breathtaking waterfalls, astonishing rainforests, and spectacular beaches, Brazil is one of the most beautiful countries in the world and the perfect destination for your dream wedding. Imagine sharing your wedding vows against the backdrop of Sugarloaf Mountain. Or spending your first day surveying a cascading waterfall. Brazil offers a romantic wedding destination that will captivate all of your senses.

The Hotel Caesar Park Ipanema in Rio de Janeiro overlooks Ipanema Beach and offers one of Brazil’s best wedding venues. It’s the perfect place for a newlywed couple’s romantic honeymoon. Visit their website at http://www.sofitel.com/gb/hotel-8941-caesar-park-rio-de-janeiro-ipanema-managed-by-sofitel/index.shtml for more information.

Or alternatively, you could venture to some of Brazil’s most spectacular yet underrated beaches in Salvador da Bahía in the Northeast. The Iberostar Bahía is an excellent wedding and honeymoon destination, offering breathtaking views of the Atlantic Ocean. Visit their website at http://www.iberostar.com/en/hotels/salvador-de-bahia/iberostar-bahia for more information.

A Discrete French Wedding

The small city of Pézenas, in the Languedoc-Roussillon region is one of France’s hidden gems. Still undiscovered by the tourist hordes who flock to places like Nice and Cannes in the more fashionable South-East, Pezenas in the South-West offers couples an alternative and more affordable French experience for their wedding day, with all the trappings of a dream European wedding (https://www.france-voyage.com/tourism/pezenas-1009.htm): a rich history, magnificent old architecture, cobbled streets, sculpture, art, romantic cafes, gourmet food, and an exotic ambiance.

Wedding on an Ancient Greek Island

Lefkada, a ruggedly beautiful Greek island located in the heart of the Ionian Sea, offers couples one of the most breathtaking natural backdrops for their wedding day. It’s easy to reach by car and boasts spectacular views of cliffs, white sand beaches, and turquoise waters. Get married in this picturesque location (https://www.greeka.com/ionian/lefkada/), and you may feel as if your special day is almost mythological.

Wedding in a Canadian Rainforest

The University of British Columbia’s (UBC) Vancouver campus offers couples one of the most scenic destinations in the world for their wedding. Bordered by forest on three sides and by the sea on its fourth side, the venue feels as if it’s in the midst of splendid nature (https://botanicalgarden.ubc.ca/rentals/weddings/).
Marriage ceremonies take place in the tranquil Nitobe Memorial Garden, in the UBC Botanical Garden.

A Caribbean Wedding for the Budget-Conscious

Punta Cana, in the Dominican Republic, is an extraordinary yet sensibly-priced location for couples who desire that exotic Caribbean island wedding experience. Located only a short walk away from one of the most pristine and beautiful stretches of Bavaro Beach, Grand Memories Punta Cana is perfectly situated in a lush tropical setting for a one-of-a-kind Caribbean wedding (https://www.destinationweddings.com/Destinations/Resorts/tabid/103/agentType/View/PropertyID/628/Default.aspx).

A Truly Unique Winter Wedding

Our final recommendation for an exotic wedding location is the Hôtel de Glace, located in Saint-Gabriel-de-Valcartier, Quebec, Canada. It’s an incomparable wedding venue that’s perfect for couples looking for something truly unusual. It’s a real-life ice castle, complete with an ice chapel, ice bar, ice cafe and a number of frosty spots that are more than wedding-worthy. The hotel’s elopement package includes everything that a couple will need for an unforgettable marriage celebration — an ice chapel, a wedding planner, champagne, and all necessary legal docs (http://weddings.hoteldeglace-canada.com/en-packages.html).

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