Of course, the gown, the cake and the flowers are all important. But it’s the venue that packs the biggest style punch. Look below at the top 10 best wedding places in the world. They are our favorite spots.
List of Top 10 Most Beautiful Wedding Places in The World in 2017
10. New York Public Library, New York City
It doesn’t get more New York (or glam) than Carrie Bradshaw’s venue of choice. With its impressive marble interiors and towering ceilings, the iconic building makes a dramatic statement worthy of a fancy fete with plenty of pomp and circumstance. Celebrations usually take place in Astor Hall or Celeste Bartos Forum; you can rent one for cocktails and another for dinner and celebrating, which holds up to 450 guests. A professional wedding planner is required and the Library only allows civil wedding ceremonies.
9. Lake Placid Lodge, Lake Placid, New York
This idyllic retreat in northern New York feels more like northern Italy. One of the best parts about the location is that you can have a fireside ceremony and then lead guests to a lakeside-tented reception. If the views, fresh and locally sourced cuisine, and cozy yet elegant interiors do not already get you, the lodge also offers horse-drawn carriages, fireworks and a vaulted brick wine cellar that is perfect for a rehearsal dinner
8. Cal-A-Vie Health Spa, Vista, California
It’s only 40 miles outside San Diego, but you’ll feel like you’re in the French countryside at this charming 200-acre resort. We were skeptical when we heard “health spa” too, but the 17th-century chapel imported from Dijon and oozing with French Provençal style quickly changed our minds. Host your reception in the L’Orangerie, another Dijon relic with the same enchanting ambience, plus panoramic views of the picturesque surroundings
7. Viceroy Anguilla, Meads Bay, Anguilla
This posh property straddling two white-sand beaches and set against the Caribbean Sea is destination-wedding paradise. The resort’s motto — service without limits — is music to every bride’s ears. So your biggest worry will be choosing among its many breathtaking venues, including a secluded beach ceremony setting and a dramatic cliffside alternative, and the simple sophistication of the open-air Sunset Lounge overlooking the water
6. Ladera, SoufriÈre, St. Lucia
With a 1,100-foot vista of the Piton Mountains and Caribbean Sea, and lush rain forest all around, it’s not hard to see why the open-air Paradise Pavilion is one of the most spectacular ceremony spots on the planet. Moreover, they will help you plan every detail — the menu, paperwork, vendors…even a steel-drum band
5. Molenvliet Wine & Guest Estate, Stellenbosch, South Africa
Are you thinking about a vineyard venue? This is the one. In addition, it is not in Napa or Tuscany. It’s a 45-minute drive from Cape Town. With majestic mountains in the horizon and Mediterranean-style architecture, it has a magical feel you just can’t get anywhere else. And unlike other wineries, an outdoor reception isn’t your only option. The white banquet hall is the epitome of modern elegance
4. Oberoi Udaivilas, Udaipur, Indian
Even though the resort does not offer hosting the wedding ceremony, it has lavish space for a spectacular reception, according to Lynn Easton of Easton Events. This resort is ranked as the top hotel in India and Asia with its amazing service, food, spa, and suites. The resort’s architecture consists of 450 hand-stone columns, domes in gold leaf, and white marble all over as it stretches out 50 acres looking out to Lake Pichola. The cost is about $8,000 per night for an unforgettable celebration
3. Vail Mountain-Colorado
You will not have trouble finding a venue with mountain views out West. But what makes Vail Mountain stand out is the Wedding Deck, an outdoor amphitheater built into the mountain — so your guests look down at you exchanging vows, with the Rockies below, for the most dramatic ceremony vantage point you could ever treat them to
2. Montelucia Resort & Spa, Scottsdale, Arizona
You will have your pick of gorgeous scenery at this desert resort: Castillo Lucena, a space with 18-foot cathedral ceilings and 16th-century palace double doors from Spain; a lawn with stunning mountains in the background; the classic Valencia Ballroom; or the 15,500-square-foot indoor/outdoor Alhambra Ballroom with a terrace. Plus, customizable wedding packages, on-site wedding pros and a convenient location near the Phoenix airport make for stress-free nuptials
1. The Biltmore Estate, North Carolina
Built in 1895 by George Vanderbilt, this 250-room chateau sits on 8,000 acres of beautiful gardens and landscape. It is the largest privately owned home in America and holds the Vanderbilt family’s original pieces, such as furniture, art, and antiques. For your ceremony and reception, you can choose from several venues within the estate, like the Lioncrest Grand Ballroom, The Italian Garden, Front Lawn, and more. Wedding packages are catered to your unique style and include a selected menu, open bar, champagne toast, and a complimentary stay at the Inn for the bride and groom.Vaux Le Vicomte, Maincy, France
Your guests will feel like they’ve been transported back in time as they enter the gates to this opulent 17th-century castle (that could be a stand-in for Versailles). But the wow-worthy moments will have just begun. André Le Nôtre’s gardens provide a picturesque ceremony setting, while the gilded, baroque-style interiors can host a regal affair for up to 400 seated guests. The final touch: fireworks and a horse-drawn carriage exit
These above are the Top 10 Most Beautiful Wedding Places in The World 2017. From India to New York and beaches to castles, we have the most fantastic locations to hold your nuptials. From Somerset all the way to Swedish Lapland, the best and unique places to say ‘I do’ in have inspired you.