The beach is a happy place for many of us so why wouldn’t we want to spend the happiest day of our life celebrating with our nearest and dearest? With gorgeous beaches all around the world, choosing a wedding site for the perfect beach wedding can be a challenge, but here are some beautiful locations to consider for your destination beach wedding.
Along the California Coast sits your ideal rustic beach destination wedding on a working ocean-front farm, Slide Ranch. With three wedding venue options, you can cater your event to the needs of yourself and your guests.
As they describe it, “With a plethora of breathtaking natural vistas and backdrops for wedding events and photos, Slide Ranch is the ideal setting for couples who love the outdoors and want a laid-back atmosphere for their special day. Say “I do” on our sweeping lawns framed by the stunning scenery of the California coast, then party into the night in our traditional Mongolian yurt. The natural lighting at Slide Ranch is gorgeous, particularly in the late afternoon when the sun is setting over the Pacific. There is also a trail stretching from the wedding ceremony area right down to the sands, which offers plenty of stunning natural locations for couple portraits and sunset shots, backed by the rugged rock formations of the coast. When you book Slide Ranch you have exclusive use of the sprawling wedding venue for you and your guests.”
Hotel du Cap-Eden-Roc
The French Riviera is a destination of dreams for a wedding and Hotel du Cap-Eden-Roc is the ideal setting. It served as the official hotel for the Cannes Film Festival in 2017 as well as a handful of high-profile weddings (including some celebrities, of course). With its perfect setting on the French Riviera, this secluded location features large event areas, gorgeous rooms, a full-service spa, bars and restaurants, terraces with stunning views, and its own private coastline. They describe their setting as magical and note that “couples can make an entrance by private launch. Guests can make a procession down the Grande Allée lined with candles. The setting is incomparably romantic and glamorous while the illustrious history of this legendary property adds to the distinction of an event.” It’s the best of both worlds – a wedding at the beach in full glamour.
Vivanta By Taj Bentota
A truly indulgent destination, Vivanta By Taj Bentota is what dreams are made of. You and your guests will have access to a full service spa with treatments as well as other Indian therapies. There is also a host of activities, bars, restaurants, and world-class service, but its the setting of this property that will convince you. Located on one of Sri Lanka’s best beaches on its southwest coast, this hotel is both charming and truly luxurious. The best news is that this 5-star resort hotel has recently been updated and upgraded. As they say, they’ll welcome you and hope you will “accept humble greetings of ‘Ayubowan’, followed by sips of ‘Nelli’ (gooseberry nectar), passion fruit or Ceylon iced tea. And, this is just a small taste of everything Vivanta by Taj – Bentota has to offer!”
Twelve Apostles Hotel & Spa
This is a destination that likely wouldn’t occur to many of your friends and family, but one that will excite and impress all of them. The Twelve Apostles Hotel & Spa in Cape Town, South Africa makes an exciting destination wedding venue. Setting right on the South Atlantic Ocean, This stunning setting notes that “The hotel is situated on Cape Town’s – if not the world’s – most scenic route, nestled between the majestic Twelve Apostles Mountain range and guided by an incandescent marine reserve. This magnificent setting is suitable for a range of wedding options.” The hotel was heralded and one of the top hotels in South Africa in the TripAdvisor Travellers’ Choice Awards 2017.
Toes in the sand, sea spray in the air, and your love by your side, a beach wedding is a wonderful way to begin married life, especially if the beach you choose is one that is a destination wedding.