June 22nd, 2020

WHERE TO BOOK DESTINATION WEDDINGS

All weddings are special, but a destination wedding can be a truly unique experience. You could combine the wedding with your family and guests to make it the holiday of a lifetime.

When it comes to booking the right destination wedding you want to choose a destination that is stunning from both a wedding set up and a location perspective.

The best and most sought after properties and accommodations often book far in advance of the wedding date, so the earlier you begin to plan your wedding, the better your chances of booking the perfect destination  for you ,your family and your guests.

Booking A Destination Wedding

It’s best to book your hotel and flights 12 to 18 months in advance of your wedding date. 

Christmas, Easter/Spring / May, and November tend to book up early. Also keep in mind that most countries require you to be there for at least three business days prior to the wedding date.

Considerable Planning And Research Is Essential When Planning A Destination Wedding

It is highly recommended that you visit the location/venue yourself at least once before you get married to try and research everything as thoroughly as possible. 

If you are going to go to the effort of getting married abroad, you need to make sure it’s right –  If possible visit 2 or 3 times beforehand to check out the venue and maybe compare with other possible venues just to make sure you. completely happy with it 

Grace Kennedy Events has considerable experience and a wealth of knowledge in these matters and is here to help – all you need to do is call.

Don’t Forget To Check…

– Local marriage requirements  – it is essential that you check the legal requirements of getting married in whatever country you choose. Many countries have a residency requirement which means that you must reside in the country for a certain period before your wedding ceremony. The duration of this period differs between countries although some countries are quite lengthy e.g. France is 40 days!  Go to our blog post for more info https ://www.gracekennedyevents.com/legal-requirements-for-destination-weddings/

  –  Weather –  unfortunately, getting married abroad still does not guarantee good weather and you should prepare a backup plan if the weather takes a turn for the worse. As well as rain, wind can cause a serious issue for outdoor weddings.

If you’re looking where to book a destination wedding here are five locations to consider that could tick all the right boxes for you: 

VILLA ASTOR IN SORRENTO ITALY

Think of it as the gateway to the Amalfi Coast. It’s close to Capri and Positano, making guest excursions easy.

The wedding: Guests will be wowed by Villa Astor, a 19th century estate that sits atop a rugged cliff. The lovingly restored property has ancient ruins, a natural grotto, gardens with stone statues, and a stunning terrace.

CAP ROCAT IN CALA BLAVA SPAIN

The Balearic Islands sit in the picturesque Mediterranean waters alongside impressive architecture and towering limestone cliffs. In  fact,a former fortress turned chic boutique hotel—is built right on a cliff overlooking the Bay of Palma.

The wedding: Greet guests (with glasses of champagne, of course!) at the dock south of the Palma de Mallorca airport and transport them by boat along the turquoise bay to Cap Rocat. features a panoramic terrace that makes for a scenic ceremony location https://caprocat.com

THE BAHAMAS 

A LUXURIOUS PRIVATE ISLAND

A dazzling all-inclusive private island retreat, this venue is one for those who want to pull out the stops and go for all out luxury with no compromises. Few things can compare to the privacy and true natural splendour of a tropical private island, and this venue offers all of that and more for people looking for a spectacular setting. https://www.gracekennedyevents.com/luxury-wedding-destinations/by-the-sea/

BOSTENDEL SOUTH AFRICA

Boschendal, a storied winery and farm in the mountains outside Cape Town, have your ceremony on the big lawn with the Outeniqua Mountains, shown above, as a backdrop.

Insider advice: Guests can stay in beautifully restored farm cottages—the Rhodes Cottage was designed by architect Herbert Baker—and take tours of the farm and orchards as well as the surrounding bike paths and caves. 

The  location is the ultimate  backdrop to any luxury wedding ,which is why we have an extensive range of luxury destination  choices designed  to meet the wishes of our clients whether you are looking for a picturesque city, a natural countryside setting or a wedding on your own private island surrounded by crystal clear water, we are here to make your dreams come true  https://www.gracekennedyevents.com/luxury-wedding-destinations/