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The Most Luxurious Wedding Venues in the World

Town and Country logo Town and Country 22-09-2016

1. Oberoi Udaivilas, Udaipur, India:

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.

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2. One & Only Reethi Rah Resort, the Maldives

Sitting pretty on a 109-acre island with a beautiful backdrop, this resort provides a private hideaway for the wedding and reception of a lifetime.

The Reethi Rah has 130 private villas with a private pool for each and offers a wedding package plus extra arrangements including personalized menus, private dining, music, and couple spa with beauty treatments exclusively hired by the resort. Booking this resort for your big day costs about $7,000 a night.


3. Hotel Caruso, Ravello, Italy:

With a breathtaking view of the Amalfi Coast, this 11th-century palace is a romantic location for your nuptials, recommended by Josh Brooks of Fete New York Events. You can choose between a ballroom reception with a four-course dinner and a poolside ceremony with cocktails. The palace features romantic gardens, frescoed ceilings, and a 900-year-old Duomo of Ravello for your vows. An "ultimate takeover" package is offered allowing guests to exclusively use the hotel's 50 rooms and suites. The cost per night is about $1,850 and the wedding package price could go up to $430,000.

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4. Chateaux Vaux-le-Vicomte, Maincy, France:

Easton and Rebecca Marin of Nouveau Romantics both recommend this historical 17th century French chateau set amongst a 1,200-acre park, which is only available for a five-hour rental. The chateau contains beautiful 17th-century-style gardens for walking down the aisle, ballrooms filled with intricate architecture, furniture, and candles. For a ceremony or reception fit for a queen, the cost will be about $60,000.

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5. Little Palm Island, Key West, Florida:

In this intimate location, you are able to reserve the entire island exclusively. Ceremonies are available on the sand, at the end of Sunset Dock or any other place on the island of your choosing. The island only hosts one wedding per day to give you the undivided attention you deserve on your big day. Up to 60 guests are allowed when you rent the entire island and children must be 16 or older. Wedding packages start at $175,000 requiring a three-night stay and subject to a 22% service fee.

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6. Musha Cay, Bahamas:

Set amongst the Islands of Copperfield Bay, Musha Cay is home to 700 acres of pure paradise. Known as one of the most secluded spots on earth, this venue is the perfect place for a private ceremony. An intimate 24 guests are all that's allowed in your party with a five-night minimum stay. Wedding packages cost about $260,000.

© Musha Cay

7. Laucala Island Resort, Fiji:

This private island resort contains privacy and luxury with 25 villas that cover 4.5 kilometers of the island. Volcanic mountains, tropical rainforest, picture-perfect beaches, coral reefs, and mangroves are some of the beautiful nature aspects you will find. Guests can also be treated to the lavish spa experiences of traditional Fijian therapies. Your wedding for up to 80 guests will be filled with relaxation and adventure and will cost about $150,000.

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8. MolenVliet Wine Estate, Stellenbosch, South Africa:

Located in the banks of the Dwars River in the Banhoek Valley is the MolenVliet Wine Estate, rated one of the top wedding destination venues in the world and suggested by Easton and Marin. Whether you choose the incredible landscaped gardens or the middle of the Vineyards, the estate does not fail in hosting a beautiful wedding location. The standard wedding package is 14 guests for three nights and costs about $10,000.

© Molenvliet Oosthuizen Family Vineyards

9. Pelican Hill, Newport Beach, California:

Pelican Hill is a lavish 5 star resort to hold your wedding, says Easton. Located along the Newport Beach coast, the resort does not offer set wedding packages because each wedding is customized to your preferences. Only one wedding is held per day at the beautiful Mar Vista venue, though other venue options are available. Additional services also offered are a complimentary bungalow for the bride and groom, wedding butler, choice of menu, and spa packages available to brides in a private Spa Suite. Weddings at Pelican Hill can reach up to $100,000.

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10. Blackberry Farm, Walland, Tennesee:

For an outdoor romantic wedding, The Blackberry Farm in Tennessee is a diamond in the ruff. Located in the Smoky Mountains, the Farm creates a breathtaking view and backdrop for your ceremony. There is an Estate Wedding Package that includes a two-night stay for up to 138 guests, gourmet meals, ceremony and reception, menu customization, and other amenities of your choosing to make your weekend one to remember. The pricing of the Estate Wedding Package ranges on the time of year but can reach up to $315,000.

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11. Umaid Bhawan Palace Jodhpur Rajasthan, India: 

One of the world's largest private residences, this luxurious palace sits on 26 acres of gardens, holds 64 rooms and suites, and boasts lavish interiors of Art Deco style artwork and majestic architecture. The palace offers multiple venues for your celebrations, some including a regal backdrop, a traditional elephant welcome, lighting, and costumes from the culture to make your day magical. A two-day wedding function would cost about $380,000. 

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12. 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. The complete wedding experience at this jaw-dropping American estate starts at $50,500.

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13. Alila Villa Uluwatu, Bali: 

For an exotic wedding and a remarkable backdrop, Easton also puts the Alila Villa Uluwatu Resort on our list. The resort, built on an elevated plateau with cliffs looking down to the ocean, is nothing short of tropical romance. It has its own wedding planner to help cater to your every need, including choosing the venue of your choice in the resort. The wedding package starts at $74,000.

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14. The Loeb Central Boathouse, New York:

Located in New York's Central Park, this Boathouse has sat on a lake for over 150 years offering the perfect "getaway" venue for big events in the city. The Boathouse includes a private event space called the Lake Room that overlooks the lake and is also surrounded on the West and North sides by a garden. The venue offers a five-hour event that includes cocktail hour, a four course meal, wine service, and open bar. The venue can also hold your ceremony for an additional cost. Price ranges depending on how many guests attend, time of year, and part of the weekend, but a wedding at this beautiful location can get up to $60,000.

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