Nowadays, destination weddings are leading the pack of exceptional wedding ideas. Most adventurous couples prefer having a destination wedding over contemporary wedding. Basically, the idea is to hold a wedding on an island with tropical and warm climate. In the past, couples used to reserve romantic and exotic locales for honeymoons but this is not the case anymore. Destination weddings have numerous parks for the bride and groom as well as their families and guests. Weddings are special events and each couple desires to have a unique and romantic ceremony. Here are some of the places that adventurous couples can chose to have their destination wedding.

Victoria Falls

The Victoria Falls is an ideal site for an exotic and fascinating marriage ceremony. The mystical and thundering mists of this magical falls have been considered as a powerful aphrodisiac. This is a wonderful site for couples to exchange their vows as the water is steaming down the rocks and everything is just peaceful. You can elope to the falls and have both the wedding and honeymoon in this magical place. Having your ceremony by the riverside would be thrilling.

Alternative Places to Have a Destination Wedding

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Mountain Top New Zealand wedding

Take a flight to this breath taking snow capped mountain in New Zealand. The highest peak of Murchison, Aoraki and Tasman glaciers are great venues for a unique wedding. The scenery is beautiful and exciting whether in winter or summer. The phenomena and beauty of this wedding venue is indescribable.

Alternative Places to Have a Destination Wedding

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Hot Air Balloon wedding Texas

The marriage ceremony is presided over by an ordained minister who is also the pilot. He can perform the ceremony while on flight or on the ground depending with the couples wishes. Guests and family can fly in multiple balloons and sometimes the guests can follow the couple’s balloon with vehicles. Hence they can wait for the balloon to land and congratulate the newlyweds. This is definitely romantic and fascinating.

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Magnificent St. Lucian wedding

St. Lucian is an incredible resort with a lush, small and tropical gem that is highly celebrated. This is a paradise to express your love and ignite passion. You can enjoy the sun and the panoramic view of the open air. Couples can exchange their vows in front of the private pool or across the beautiful garden. Horseback riding and scuba diving will form part of your honeymoon activities. Each suite is quite unique to offer the privacy and luxury you require. The invited guests will also get to enjoy the soaking tubs on the spa gardens.

Alternative Places to Have a Destination Wedding

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Sphinx observation Hall Switzerland wedding

Have a truly unforgettable and unique wedding ceremony. Take a trip to Switzerland’s high -Alpine land of snow and eternal ice. At approximately 3454m, the observation hall offers an amazing and breath-taking view similar to Germany’s Black Forest and France Vosges Mountains. After the ceremony, you can talk a walk to the Jungfraufirn and have an experience of a lifetime.

Mussenden Temple wedding

The Temple rests on the cliff top offering panoramic views of Donegal and North Coast. The serene gardens provide a spectacular wedding venue. The tranquil environment also offers a great location for a reception party.

Alternative Places to Have a Destination Wedding

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If you are quite adventurous then choose one of these venues for your destination wedding. Every faucet of your big day right from the ceremony, reception as well as your honeymoon must be perfect.


Annie Dodson is a professional wedding planner and blogger from Australia. She has been in the wedding business for nearly a decade and loves to share her ideas and experience. Thanks to Virgin Australia frequent flyer miles she got a chance to visit all of those wonderful places.


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