Few occasions in life will mean more to you than your wedding day. Planning the perfect location is crucial to ensure the best possible memories of your special day. With this in mind, we will attempt to reveal some of the best wedding locations for each season. With so many great locations to choose from, it can be difficult to know where to start. Every season and location offers something unique and different, so take a look at some of the magical places below.
Whether you’re looking for luxury in a magnificent sun-baked villa by the sea, or winter magic in a rustic cottage against the backdrop of snowy mountains, Wimdu has it all. With our wide range of accommodation to suit every taste and budget, you’re bound to find the perfect place to make your special day an unforgettable experience.
Amalfi Coast (Italy)
Located in the west of Italy, along the Gulf of Salerno, is the picturesque Amalfi Coast. It’s a magical setting for the perfect wedding. Little surprise therefore that it’s a popular wedding destination. It offers a combination of sun, sand, sea and breathtaking mountainous landscapes. Beautiful bays bathed in crystal clear, turquoise blue water and lined with fragrant lemon trees create a wonderful atmosphere for a memorable wedding day. The area also offers ample opportunity for excursions to surrounding historic sights. This includes the ruins of ancient Pompeii, the Blue Grotto of the Island of Capri and the Old Town of Naples. Round all this of with regional culinary delicacies, and you can enjoy a slice of pure heaven.
Val de Loire (France)
Located just a 2-kilometre drive from the City of Romance is the vast and beautiful Val de Loire. It’s an area that stretches over a length of 280 kilometres. In 2000 part of this valley, the area between Sully-sur-Loire and Chalonnes, was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The valley is a veritable paradise where nature thrives, and its landscapes are dotted with several hundred beautiful castles and chateaus. With its fairy-tale flair and rich selection of culinary delights, it offers just the right environment for a wonderful wedding.
With its impressive historical monuments, vibrant culture and myriad attractions, the Eternal City has a special and unique charm. The intriguing mix of art, culture and history draw in millions of visitors every year. The number of potential wedding venues is innumerable, whether you would prefer a Romanesque church or an outdoor scene beside a Baroque lock. To top it all off, you have the delicious Italian cuisine with numerous culinary delicacies to tantalise the palate. Rome is undeniably one of the best holiday destinations for a romantic occasion.
Summer is one of the most popular seasons for getting married, offering a greater likelihood of warm temperatures and sunny weather. Munich is the capital of Bavaria and is the third largest city in Germany. With such a long history and prominent place in the national identity, the city attracts large numbers of visitors all year around. The inner city presents an eclectic mix of architectural styles, with the Neo-Gothic New Town Hall, the Romanesque Peterskirche and the four 19th-century grand royal avenues. Munich also boasts many public parks, including the English Garden which is one of the world’s largest urban parks.
North Rhine-Westphalia (NRW) offers a wide variety of possible wedding locations, perfectly suited to making that special day unforgettable. A popular wedding location in the region is the Kaiserhauptstadt Brühl. This former reception building has been a protected monument since 1984 and offers summer terraces, a restaurant, a brasserie and other beautiful premises, ideal for wedding ceremonies. From the culinary perspective, the Kaiserhof is another real highlight, so the bridal couple has the choice between tasty, typical regional specialities and fine French cuisine.
Cape Town (South Africa)
South Africa is both a popular destination for holidaymakers and offers many interesting, elegant and unusual wedding locations. With its interesting and diverse landscapes, there are lots on offer. As well as mountainous terrain, valleys, deserts and savannah, there are also steep coasts, sandy beaches and rainforests. Cape Town is South Africa’s second largest city and boasts a wealth of cultural attractions, as well as beautiful white sandy beaches and lush countryside.
Autumn is the most popular season in which to get married, and not without good reason. If you’re hoping to tie the knot overseas, Bali might be the perfect location, with its vistas, sandy beaches, crystal clear water and spectacular landscapes with rainforests, volcanoes and rice terraces. This beautiful island paradise offers exotic culture and a stunning backdrop for special ceremonies. If you are dreaming of saying “I do” under palm trees, it is best to have the wedding here between the end of September and the end of October before the rainy season begins.
On the west coast of Italy, Tuscany boasts beautiful landscapes of the Chianti region, the Versilia coast, the Maremma and the Etruscan Riviera. Surrounded by green valleys, magnificent vineyards, beautiful olive groves and fragrant cypress groves you’ll find a little slice of heaven. The region boasts an abundance of grandeur with its ancient architectural wonders, romantic castles and cathedrals and abbeys. To top it off, you can enjoy some of the best cuisine and wines in Italy.
If you’re dreaming of a white winter wonderland wedding, Jukkasjärvi might be the perfect place for your dream to come true. In this quaint Lapland village in the north of Sweden is the Icehotel: an elaborate and ornate hotel made almost entirely of ice. Sculptures are designed individually by artists from all over the world, and the structure is rebuilt every year. From December to April, the ice church opens its doors and welcomes couples to enjoy an unforgettable wedding experience. To top it off, you have one of the world’s great wonders: the Northern Lights. To be in with a chance of seeing this natural marvel, you should aim to visit during the months of September, October, November or March.
Another option for a white wedding is Búðir in Iceland. Here you will find tranquillity and seclusion in the midst of picturesque landscapes. The hamlet in the south of the Icelandic peninsula Snæfellsnes has a breathtaking view of the mountains and the sea. After the ceremony in the church, you can head to one of the most romantic restaurants in Iceland to enjoy delicious local dishes by candlelight.
Voted Alpine Town of the Year in 2015, the ski resort of Chamonix-Mont-Blanc is another candidate for a winter wedding. One of the oldest ski resorts in the whole of France, it is well suited for a dream wedding thanks to its breathtaking white landscapes. Whether you’re hoping for a festive ceremony in a cosy chapel or a romantic wedding in a mountaintop chalet, there’s something for everyone.