Top 10 Unusual Destinations for Weddings: Global Edition

  • Destination wedding

    Are you and your soon-to-be spouse looking for an exciting and unique way to tie the knot? Destination weddings can be loads of fun in and of themselves, but many couples are looking for additional ways to spice of their ceremonies. If you’re both the adventurous type, you may be surprised by just how many options you have. There are many venues all over the world that cater to individuals seeking an alternative to traditional weddings. To help you find the perfect experience for you and your lover, here are ten unusual destinations for weddings worth considering.

  • Albuquerque, New Mexico

    Albuquerque, New Mexico – Married Midair

    As long as a fear of heights isn’t an issue, it may be worth taking a trip to Albuquerque, New Mexico for your wedding ceremony. Each year, brides and grooms from all over the world attend the International Balloon Fiesta and exchange their vows midair. What could be better than professing your love while soaring in the air together? Keep in mind that your guest list may need to be short, as balloons generally hold up to 12 people at a time.

  • Juneau, Alaska

    Juneau, Alaska – A Glacier Gathering

    Another unique wedding destination is Juneau, Alaska. Pearson’s Pond, a local inn, can help you plan a wedding that will take place on an actual glacier. Some couples opt to begin their celebration with an Alaskan cruise but, at the very least, you and your party will need to travel by helicopter to the glacier for the ceremony. Remember, it will be cold when you’re standing on ice, even in the summer. Plan your attire accordingly and expect to wear crampons (spiked boots) to keep from slipping on your big day!

  • Hawaii Volcanoes National Park

    Hawaii Volcanoes National Park – Things Are Heating Up!

    Cold and ice not really your thing? Maybe a wedding near an active volcano sounds more appealing. If you’re looking for a way to heat things up between you and your honey, a trip to Hawaii Volcanoes National Park may be in order. Not only can you get married with lava plumes rising in the background, but you’ll already be at a perfect destination for your honeymoon as well!

  • Belize

    Cahal Pech, Belize – Married by a Mayan Shaman

    Do you and your spouse-to-be like history? It doesn’t get much more historic than an ancient Mayan site. Consider traveling to Belizel where there are over 600 Mayan locations, many of which welcome weddings. In fact, you can even choose for your ceremony to be officiated by a real Mayan shaman.

  • Yosemite National Park

    Yosemite National Park, California – Beautiful Day, Beautiful View

    Yosemite National Park is another wonderful and unique wedding destination. Located in Northern California, you and your guests can enjoy beautiful views of waterfalls, granite cliffs, and forests. It’s perfect for any couple that enjoys the outdoors. There are a number of options to consider, such a ceremony in front of a waterfall, and fun activities including hiking, rock climbing, rafting, and horseback riding.

  • Hotel de Glace, Quebec

    Hotel de Glace, Quebec – One Ice Chapel, Coming Right Up!

    If you’re looking for something even cooler than a wedding on a glacier, consider getting married at Hotel de Glace in Quebec. This ice chapel is sure to impress everyone in attendance. This is another destination that calls for warmer attire, but there’s not much else that tops exchanging vows in a sparkling, crystalline chapel.

  • Trang, Thailand

    Trang, Thailand – Don’t Forget to Hold Your Breath

    Prefer your ice melted? You and your spouse-to-be may enjoy getting married under the sea! In Trang, Thailand, there’s an annual event during which numerous couples join in traditional Thai celebrations. After parading through Trang, you can expect to complete your ceremony underwater. Trang isn’t the only underwater wedding destination, however. If this sounds like something you’re interested in, make sure you consider all the options.

  • Tutbury Castle, UK

    Tutbury Castle, United Kingdom – Because Marriage Isn’t Scary Enough

    Are you looking for something a little edgier? What about getting married in one of the most haunted castles in the world? If you’re brave enough, you and your lover can take a trip to Burton-on-Trent in the United Kingdom. The Tutbury Castle hosts midnight ceremonies for couples who aren’t afraid of anything, even marriage!

  • Daintree National Park, Australia

    Daintree National Park, Australia – Rain? Try Rainforest!

    No one wants rain on their wedding day, especially if the ceremony is to take place outside. Getting married in a rainforest, however, may be the perfect option for you. Daintree National Park is the largest rainforest in Australia and it makes a wonderful backdrop for couples interested in a unique destination wedding. Like Yosemite National Park, you can expect beautiful views, waterfalls, and flowers. The area also boasts lovely beaches.

  • Treehouse Point, Washington

    Treehouse Point, Washington – Because No One Wants to Grow Up

    If the two of you are kids at heart, why not tap into that when planning your wedding? And what better way to do that than to get married in a tree house? Issaquah, Washington is home to Treehouse Point, where you can exchange vows in an absolutely stunning forest from the canopy. What’s more, Treehouse Point offers overnight packages, so you, your sweetie, and all your guests can all enjoy being kids again.

    Image courtesy of Treehouse Point

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