Top Locations for a Luxury Destination Wedding

Are you dreaming of having the best destination wedding with your loved ones?

There are so many logistics to consider and planning to do when it comes to getting married abroad and choosing the perfect location is one of the first steps you should take.

From Bali providing intimacy and turquoise waves to New York City, one of the most iconic cities in the world, it is your choice and there is so much for you to choose from!

So, to help you, here are my top locations for a luxury destination wedding. 

14 Incredible Countries for a Luxury Destination Wedding

  • Bali
  • Marrakech
  • Tulum
  • Lake Como
  • The Maldives
  • Amalfi Coast
  • New York City
  • Florence
  • Venice
  • Santorini
  • Paris
  • Rome
  • Tuscany
  • Mallorca


Bali is a top location for a luxury destination wedding, where breathtaking clifftop views meet turquoise waves crashing on white-sand beaches.

It’s a place where lush jungles meet rice paddies, where Hindu temples abound, and where sublime food and dreamy resorts and villas abound.

In a nutshell, it’s a stunning location to say your vows and have the adventure of a lifetime. 


Marrakech, also known as the Red City, is an enticing and magical place for a luxury destination wedding.

Moroccan city offers rich landscapes with breathtaking views at the foot of the Atlas Mountains and desert. There are many rose farms and olive groves, and the climate is sunny and dry all year.

With only a three-hour flight from London and the construction of a new international airport, it’s easy to see why it’s becoming an even more popular destination.

For many years, celebrities and well-known names have come to Marrakech, drawn by the majestical charms of the city, its unassuming nature, and the opportunity to enjoy some relaxed luxury without the paparazzi’s intrusion.

It’s an ideal setting for a high-profile wedding!


There are numerous reasons why Tulum is a top location for a luxury destination wedding.

One of the main reasons is Mexico’s beauty– including beautiful weather, breathtaking beaches, and some of the best food ever!

Your destination wedding in Tulum will be a magical combination of magnificent historical ruins, beachy vibes, and artistic touches– what more could you want

Your wedding guests will have the time of their lives because there is so much to see and do which means you can truly make the most out of your stay. 

Lake Como

Lake Como is located in northern Italy, just half an hour from Milan, and is part of the Italian Lake District.

It is well known for its mild summer and winter climates, lush Mediterranean vegetation enriched with exotic plants, fresh air, blue water, and beautiful mountains.

The scenery is stunning, a jewellike oasis of tranquilly and this central area is distinctive and has inspired writers and poets. 

You’re spoilt for places to hold your destination wedding, as Lake Como is famous for its magnificent gardens and exquisite villas.

The Maldives

The Maldives’ paradise islands, with their pristine powder white sand beaches, calm turquoise lagoons, and exquisite private island resorts, provide the most magical setting for a luxury destination wedding.

You can experience the Maldives’ romance with an intimate celebration on a picturesque sandbank or on your own private island if you’d like!

There are numerous luxury wedding venues to choose from here.

Amalfi Coast

The Amalfi Coast is the perfect luxury destination wedding location for spectacular views, incredible food, beautiful historic architecture, and that quintessential ‘all bells and whistles’ romance for your wedding day.

With most wedding venues perched in enviable coastal locations, there are numerous options to suit your taste, wedding size, and budget.

New York City

If you want to have a memorable destination wedding, picking one of the world’s most iconic cities is a fantastic idea– if you’re a lover of city life!

New York is an ideal city for a wedding not only because it has been featured in numerous movies, TV shows, and music videos, but also because it has a romantic vibe that has something for everyone.

Weddings are held almost all year in New York City– June, July, August, and September are the busiest months for a special celebration in New York because they are also the most expensive months for weddings in general.

The autumn and spring seasons are ideal for weddings, and your guests will enjoy exploring the city during this time of year.

Winter weddings are cold, but there are fewer tourists and prices are lower. You may even marry in a winter wonderland.


Florence, the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance, is a treasure-filled city.

The striking palazzos, impressive churches, beautiful piazzas, rich museums, and galleries in this amazing artistic town make it perfect for a luxury destination wedding.

This noble city has retained its distinguishing features, the innumerable treasures resulting from seven hundred years of cultural and artistic blooming.

Where else in the world can you walk through a city and see such a rich tapestry of artistic treasures as the Palazzo Vecchio, Palazzo Pitti, Uffizi Gallery, Boboli Gardens, and Santa Maria Novella Basilica in just half an hour?

Florence is a magical place to get married if you love art and history. 


A wedding in Venice is an event you will remember for the rest of your life– from the first encounter, the splendour of this city built on over a hundred tiny islands surrounded by lagoon water evokes so much awe and joy.

This location for a luxury destination wedding may be the most exclusive and spectacular option for couples planning to marry in Italy

Take a gondola ride along the Grand Canal and narrow alleys to the magnificent Rialto Bridge, San Marco Square, and its Basilica, which has Byzantine architecture and is the perfect backdrop for your wedding photos.

The breathtaking views of the bay and the Isle of San Giorgio will stay with you for the rest of your life.


The exclusive Greek island of Santorini appears to be a magical world built for a film set, with the exception that it is as real as real can be!

Santorini checks all the boxes– otherworldly sunsets, distant rocky peaks rising from deep blue seas, and opulent venues.

A luxury destination wedding in Santorini is all about the setting, whether it’s atop a cliff overlooking the sea, on the terrace of an ancient Orthodox chapel or a local winery, or simply on a volcanic beach. Everything about a wedding in Santorini expresses luxury.


A luxury destination wedding in Paris places you in one of Europe’s must-see cities, full of charm, romance and elegance.

Though there are iconic landmarks around nearly every corner– the Louvre, Eiffel Tower, and Arc de Triomphe– to name a few there is a subtlety to Paris’ sophistication that extends beyond its mainstays.

Beyond the cathedrals and monuments, and between white-washed storefronts, Paris is home to local shops brimming with incredible treasures, whether it’s freshly baked macaroons or handmade soaps.

Of course, the city is one of the world’s fashion and food capitals, so expect high art at every turn.


Rome’s eternal beauty and ancient splendour, with its lavish palaces, famous churches, and distinct charm, make for a luxury destination wedding location.

It is rich in history, arts, style, and glamour, and that retains its enchantment. This magnificent city, which has served as the setting for films such as La Dolce Vita and Roman Holidays, can now serve as the ideal backdrop for your wedding.

What could be more romantic than a beautiful wedding reception on one of Rome’s finest rooftop terraces at sunset, overlooking the magical Roman skyline?


The best luxury wedding destinations in Tuscany can be found in many of its lively hamlets, mediaeval villages, and charming towns, ranging from chic hotels to quaint villas to luxurious resorts.

You could have your wedding on a terrace with banquet tables overlooking rolling hills covered in vineyards. Alternatively, on a sprawling, landscaped villa complete with fountains and romantic lighting.

Tuscany has many beautiful venues as well as some of the best vistas and cuisine in the world. 


Mallorca has a range of wedding venues for you to choose from– from intimate countryside fincas and finca hotels to superb luxury hotels and a few unique venues– there’s something for everyone planning a luxury destination wedding in Mallorca. 

What’s more, it is the vastness of all the amazing things you can find here– surprising history, delightful culture, raw nature, thrilling adventures, delectable gastronomy, and a mouthful of restful atmosphere.

If you’ve previously visited Mallorca, you’ll be familiar with the island’s unique beauty. But, if you haven’t visited Mallorca yet, believe me when I say you won’t want to leave!

Ready to plan your luxury destination wedding?

Now you know my top locations for a luxury destination wedding you are spoilt for choice with how many incredible countries there are around the world.

As a destination wedding photographer, I love joining my couples on their adventure to capture their beautiful memories forever! You can enquire here if you’d like to chat.