Okay, so these wedding venues may be a tad out of our price range, but we can always dream. Although your wedding budget may not cover these exclusive venues, they may just give you the inspiration you need to arrange your big day. Here are the most luxurious and magical locations from across the world.
The crème de la crème of London’s rich and famous visit Claridge’s for premium luxury. Booking a wedding in this decadent hotel will mean your every whim is taken care of, including the organisation of your big day. A complimentary event co-ordinator is thrown in for good measure.
Whether you’re looking for grandeur or intimate chic, Claridge’s has got something for everyone’s taste…as long as that taste is expensive. You’ll even get your own beautiful dressing room for the bridal party.
Ice Hotel, Jukkasjarvi, Sweden
The famous Ice Hotel is the ultimate winter wedding venue. If a festive, snowy landscape charms your socks off, you’ll be enamoured with the reindeer-drawn sleigh, packed with fur blankets. Obviously, you’ll have to adjust your wedding dress for the cold climate.
Everyone can fall asleep in one of the five star ice rooms after a glimmering celebration in the ice bar. Even the church is made of ice!
Blenheim Palace, Oxfordshire, England
A more old school approach to weddings: a friggin’ palace. Blenheim Palace is a gorgeous stately home that was built in the 1760’s. Now its resplendent rooms are open to wedding parties and will make you feel like a true prince or princess. Have your photos snapped in the 2,100 acres of parkland and even enjoy a firework display over the lake.
Hotel Plaza Athenée, Paris
Die-hard romantics, you’ve got to have your wedding in Paris…it’s the rule. The quintessentially French Hotel Plaza Athenée is every Francophile’s dream venue. Drool over showstopping chandeliers and ornate mirrors. Alternatively, have an outdoor wedding in the charming courtyard garden.
Finish off the day with a night in the Eiffel Suite, offering floor-to-ceiling views of – you guessed it – France’s trademark building. Parfait!
The Plaza, New York
You’ll feel an affinity with the city that never sleeps, in the run-up to your wedding day. For an exciting and stylish ceremony, you really can’t top The Plaza. This is grandeur, turn of the century style.
Have a classic, champagne reception in the bar and get your very own butler to wait on you hand-and-foot in one of the luxury suites, with a private terrace and views of central park.
Nunsmere Hall, Cheshire, England
Now for a more affordable destination, Nunsmere Hall is a stunning Edwardian house that stands alone on an island, surrounded by lakes. This wedding venue in Cheshire has everything you could want from a location.
The immaculate gardens are picture-perfect and you can enjoy a flute of champagne with your guests, on the south-facing terrace. This venue is perfect for small weddings, but if you still want to invite all the extended family, you can take the festivities to Nunsmere’s glorious marquee, beautifully furnished with Chinese lanterns.