Ever considered a destination wedding? Whether a tropical beachside retreat, an inner city oasis or magical hilltop destination is what you’ve always dreamed of, here are our picks for the top romantic wedding destinations from around the world.
From laid-back beach weddings to elegant city soirees and rustic country celebrations, Australia has a location to suit all wedding styles. You don’t have to get married in your hometown to enjoy a homegrown wedding.
When’s the Best Time to Get Married in Australia: For fun under the sun, Australia’s Summers and Springs are the most popular wedding seasons, especially for brides in tea-length wedding dresses. If you’re looking to beat the heat (and avoid the groom from sweating any further), Autumn and Winter are cool and crisp; perfect for a country barn wedding.
Bayview Eden, Melbourne: Ah Melbourne. Tree-lined boulevards, stately architecture, stunning coastlines and boutique shopping for days – what’s not to love? Melbourne is one of the most elegant cities to tie the knot in, with plenty of high-class hotels to accommodate you and your guests. If you’re looking to sit back and relax, perhaps sip some artisan coffee, Bayview Eden is a four-star hotel in the heart of Melbourne worth considering. Views of the adjacent Albert Park Lake & Golf Course, where the men can unwind and take a swing before the big day, and a quaint front courtyard with elegant interior furnishings are perfect for you and the family to enjoy a modern-day, cosy, intimate wedding day.
Abbey Beach Resort, Busselton: For a big-sun-hat and sand-between-your-toes wedding, think about Busselton in Western Australia for your big day. Beachfront and beautiful, there’s no better place to have your wedding than at Abbey Beach Resort. With a picturesque waterfront and close proximity to the city, stylish landscaped gardens, absolute beachfront luxury, and facilities that’ll accommodate both small or large ceremonies, there’s not much more to wish for!
Sydney Harbour Marriott Hotel, Circular Quay: When it comes to chic harbour-front weddings, you’d be hard-pressed to find a better location than Sydney, aka the “City of Brides”. For the crème de la crème of Sydney City wedding locations, our pick is the Sydney Harbour Marriot Hotel. Situated in lively Circular Quay, the five-star hotel boasts impressive views of the iconic Sydney Harbour Bridge and Sydney Opera House, with unparalleled, stress-free service that’ll leave you only having to worry about not tripping down the aisle.
Assured Ascot Quays Apartment Hotel, Ascot: For a serene waterfront wedding on the banks of the renowned Swan River, choose Assured Ascot Quays Apartment Hotel. The 4.5-star hotel has exquisitely manicured gardens and is just a stone’s throw away from the meandering Swan River. Flexibility is key at this elegant hotel, with both indoor and outdoor ceremony venues on offer and decadent menu options from the exclusive 150 EAST restaurant.
Thredbo Alpine Hotel, Thredbo: Located in the heart of the marvellous Kosciuszko National Park, Thredbo is a picture-perfect Summer or Winter wedding destination. With charming country town vibes in Summer and snow-covered mountains in Winter, Thredbo Alpine Hotel offers the best of both worlds for a season-themed wedding. The enchanting chapel is perfect for quaint indoor ceremonies and the location along the Thredbo River makes for exquisite outdoor celebrations.
Located south of China’s coast, Hong Kong is a city that’s rich in culture and entertainment, brilliant in sights and sounds, and bountiful when it comes to exotic foods – it’s definitely a wedding destination that’s bold and beautiful.
When’s the Best Time To Get Married in Hong Kong: Summer welcomes warm humid air with the occasional shower, thunderstorm and even typhoons, so do ensure your wedding veil is tightly pinned on if you’re going to brave it. Our best bet is going during the Spring to Winter months for a more temperate wedding setting.
Grand Hyatt Hong Kong: In a city that’s so scarce with prime real estate, the Grand Hyatt spares no expense in offering guests the comforts of luxurious space and sophisticated living. The lush terrace garden overlooks beautiful Victoria Harbour – the perfect backdrop for any modern-day wedding. Complete with a dedicated team of wedding planners, top chefs, and 5-star services, you can choose to have your hassle-free wedding in 22 event venues that cater for quaint intimate weddings to grand celebrations of up to 888 guests.
Island Shangri-La: Leave your guests in awe as they step into the Island Shangri-La. The towering 56-storey hotel knows how to make an impact – starting with the majestic 16-storey landscape silk painting in the lobby. The hotel offers elegance and sophistication through its team of highly skilled professionals, creating weddings that exceed expectations. Choose from three truly memorable wedding settings; the romantic Ballroom, the Atrium, or the Library that’ll definitely make you feel like the belle of the ball.
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