Best Beach Wedding Destinations in The World

By Seema Nande on Jan 08, 2019
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Best Beach Wedding Destinations in The World
Beach wedding destinations

Inimitable in their own ways- ranches, temples, churches, barns, vineyards, and more have made their mark as unique wedding venues. However, like many, if there is one venue that has charmed me ceaselessly, it is the beaches. Just the thought of seeing someone getting into a union with their lover in nature’s purity characterized by the fresh sea breeze, powdery soft sands, the gentle waves caressing the beach, and the presence of dear ones witnessing this dreamy alliance, is ample for me to go weak in my knees! If you or someone you know is walking down the aisle soon, here are twenty mesmerizing beach wedding destinations in the world that fit every couple's dream.

Beach Wedding Destination in Europe 

1. Santorini, Greece - Say "I Do" at a special location

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One of the most sought-after beach wedding destinations in Europe, Santorini’s azure waters and white-washed walls create a thematic ambiance effortlessly. It gets all the more mesmerizing if your wedding ceremony is timed around sunset. Owing to its rising popularity as a wedding destination, Santorini today has several event managers dealing weddings exclusively with an amicable and knowledgeable staff. With every view exuding romance, there is little you can want more of! 

Best beaches and resorts to get married in Santorini: Le Ciel, Dana Villas, Santorini Princess, Theros Beach Bar, Santa Irini Chapel, Oceanids Estate, Suites of the Gods and Anemos Beach

Best time to get married in Santorini: Early Fall i.e. September and October 

Make your stay pleasant at the Best Hotels in Santorini

2. Ölüdeniz, Turkey - Perfect for the nature-loving couples

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Nestled on Turkey’s beguiling turquoise course, Ölüdeniz is a tiny village garnering popularity in the given times as a burgeoning beach resort. This is everything what a dreamy Mediterranean lagoon wedding would be like, complete with an oblong strip of powdery soft sandy beach. The blue lagoon is home to jaw-dropping properties that would fit any ideal beach wedding.  Choose your pick of a backdrop ranging from yacht docks, pristine beaches like Belcekiz Beach or the very charming blue lagoon Ölüdeniz Tabiat Parki itself. 

Best beaches and resorts to get married in Ölüdeniz: Hotel Meri (Blue Lagoon), Paradise Beach (Kidrak), Yacht Classic, Liberty Hotel Lykia and Sugar Beach Gardens

Best time to get married in Ölüdeniz: May to June or September to October

3. Maratea, Italy - Ideal setting

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Fancy a wedding amidst rocky cliffs and arctic blue colour waters, with a touch of the warm Italian culture? Maratea in Italy could fit your fancy just right. Given its demand as one of the best wedding destinations in Italy, you will find a gamut of wedding-special beaches here. Several romantic venues would even require taking a sailboat to say “I do”, now could it get any more dramatically romantic?!  There are a host of wedding organizers here that will present you with some workable beach weddings packages. 

Best beaches and resorts to get married in Maratea: The Maratea Wedding Beach, Lovers Walk, Hotel San Antonio, Statue of Christ - Maratea, Torraca Castello and The Beach Joint (Lido Azzurro).

Best time to get married in Maratea: April to October 

4. Tenerife, Spain - Pick an all inclusive resort for the special moments


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With its gamut of party venues and serene beaches, Tenerife sees millions of visitors all around the year. However, a wedding on this archipelago can take the idea of a beach wedding to an all new level. Not to mention the fact that Tenerife is referred to as “the island of eternal spring”! What’s more? You have the variety of white or black sandy beaches to choose from! Then there are a number of resorts and properties that will further spoil you for choice. All these reasons and more have Tenerife’s hospitality avenues listed on top destination wedding all inclusive resorts. 

Best beaches and resorts to get married in Tenerife: Rapunzel tower, The Ritz-Carlton- Abama, Costa Adeje Gran Hotel, IBEROSTAR Grand Hotel El Mirador, Hotel Iberostar Las Dalias

Best time to get married in Tenerife: May to July 

5. Dubrovnik, Croatia - Book the best beach villas


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Dubrovnik could easily be a fantasy destination for many couple fans of the stellar series- Game of Thrones! In the awe of baroque architecture dating back to centuries, streets of limestone and the Adriatic Sea that does not cease to bedazzle, and the backdrop of the city walls, couples can walk down the aisle creating their own fairytale. Whether the two are GOT fans or history nerds, Dubrovnik is simply flawless for a Mediterranean wedding rendezvous. 

Best beaches and resorts to get married in Dubrovnik: The Lounge Terrace, Villa Ruza, Banje Beach, Elaphiti Islands, Cavtat and Zupa 

Best time to get married in Dubrovnik: September and October 

Stay at the best hotels in Dubrovnik for your wedding!!

Beach Wedding Destinations in Asia

1. Hua Hin, Thailand - For an intimate ceremony

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Of pink sunsets, purple horizon against the foreground of cobalt waters, Hua Hin makes me picture a couple immersed in love walking hand-in-hand on the famed white sands of Thailand, minus all the patent commercialization of this rather touristy kingdom! The fact that Thailand is a gay-friendly nation, Hua Hin is a lovely destination to execute same-sex weddings too. It gets better with some of the world’s best hospitality giants having their resorts on the beaches of Hua Hin! 

Best beaches and resorts to get married in Hua Hin: Aleenta Hua Hin Resort & Spa, Anantara Hua Hin Resort, Baan Talay Dao Resort, Wora Bura Resort & Spa

Best time to get married in Hua Hin: November to February

Check Out: Best Islands in Thailand for Honeymoon 

2. Nusa Dua, Bali - Book an all inclusive package for the wedding

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Are you in awe of all inclusive beach destination weddings? We feel you! What is not to love about enjoying those last few moments of courtship along with your partner and loved ones, as together you all indulge in world-class luxury?! Of cliffs, paddy fields, and a delightful culture Bali is not just a tourist magnet but also draws those looking for taking vows or even renewing them. Moreover, if you thought beach weddings were an expensive affair, Bali will prove you wrong with its packages that are perfect for any budget. 

Best beaches and resorts to get married in Nusa Dua: The Westin Resort Nusa Dua, Bali, Nusa Dua Beach Hotel & Spa, The Mulia, Samabe Bali Suites & Villas, Geger Beach

Best time to get married in Nusa Dua: May to July 

3. Goa, India - Best Beach wedding destination on budget


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With two distinct regions in the north and south, Goa has two kinds of takers. The North is famed for its party destinations while the South enjoys the perks of being a serene seclusion. For years, Goa has attracted visitors from all over the world rendering it a hippy character. Weddings in Goa are elaborate and mostly have the rich of the nation flocking here to choose from a number of five-star properties. For this and more, Goa is the ultimate chosen beach wedding destination in India! 

Best beaches and resorts to get married in Goa: Zeebop by the Sea, The Zuri White Sands, Goa Resort & Casino, Grand Hyatt Goa, and Planet Hollywood Goa

Best time to get married in Goa: October to February

4. Bentota, Sri Lanka - A different ceremony


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Not just a visual delight, Sri Lanka’s beaches promise a sensory amusement combined well with a wonderful culture. Of the many resort towns and villages, it is Bentota that deserves a special mention. The Bentota Lagoon and Paradise Island further elevate this Lankan town’s amiability as a wedding destination. Local customs like being escorted to the wedding spot with a ‘poruwa’ or making your entry on an elephant, add a cherry on the top! 

Best beaches and resorts to get married in Bentota: Saman Villas, Avani Bentota Resort & Spa, Centara Ceysands Resort & Spa Sri Lanka and Vivanta by Taj

Best time to get married in Bentota: October to April

Check Out these best beach resorts in Sri Lanka for Wedding!!

5. South Malé Atoll, Maldives - Perfect for both wedding and honeymoon

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More popular as a honeymoon destination, Maldives is equally exquisite for being one of the world’s best beach wedding destinations. Add in a fleet of five-star properties by the world’s biggest hospitality brands, Maldives is a one-stop solution for both wedding and honeymoon! If the idea of saving yourselves the extra cost of having a separate honeymoon sounds reasonable to you, you’ve got to consider South Malé Atoll that boasts of a magical underworld.

Best beaches and resorts to get married in South Malé Atoll: Maafushi Island, Four Seasons Resort Maldives at Kuda Huraa, Anantara Dhigu Maldives Resort and Olhuveli Beach & Spa Maldives

Best time to get married in South Malé Atoll: December to April

Check Out these budget resorts in Maldives!!

Beach Wedding Destinations in Americas

1. Marco Island - THE beach wedding Venue in Florida

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An island that does recreation and leisure like no other, Marco Island is popular for its resorts, surreal beaches, golf courses, a wealth of marinas and lagoons perfect to indulge in sports such as paddle boarding along with kayaking. This is a fabulous beach destination if you are someone who is concerned by the entertainment of their guests. Your guests, here, will never run out of things to do apart from being spoiled silly by opulence of the luxury resorts. Of all the Marco Island Marriott Beach Resort, Golf Club & Spa - Marco Island, Florida, is the most popular for more reasons than one. 

Best beaches and resorts to get married in Marco Island: JW Marriott, Marco Beach Ocean Resort, Edgewater Beach Hotel, Bayfront Inn 5th Ave Naples Downtown Hotel and the Tigertail Beach

Best time to get married in Marco Island: March to April 

Also Read: Honeymoon in Key West : Check This Best Resorts and Places

2. Ambergris Caye, Belize - Get the most stunning photos  of your wedding

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The wedding jazz and glitterati may not be everyone's cup of tea, and the Ambergris Caye is perfect for just those who like to keep it simple yet cherish the idea of a Caribbean wedding. If you have been on the lookout for best beach wedding locations on a budget, then considering this quaint island which also happens to Belize’s largest can be ideal. This is where barefoot romance gets as real as it could! 

Best beaches and resorts to get married in Ambergris Caye: Las Terrazas Resort, Coco Beach Resort, X'tan Ha Resort, Belizean Shores Resort, Belizean Cove Estates, and Victoria House Resort & Spa

Best time to get married in Ambergris Caye: Late November to mid-April

Check Out: Best Overwater Bungalows in the World

3. Outer Banks, North Carolina - romantic getaway to get hitched

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Straight out of your dreams, Outer Banks with the goodness of Atlantic Ocean can be a good choice if you have been looking for beach wedding spots. Not the best fit if you are particularly looking for some barefoot romance, or taking your vows barefoot, Outer Banks is more appropriate for something like a wedding in a Victorian Villa against the backdrop of the Atlantic Ocean. You have the option of choosing from a variety of venues like golf links, manors, parks, marinas and of course, resorts.

Best beaches and resorts to get married in Outer Banks: Jennette’s Pier, Duck Woods Country Club, Village Beach Club, Roanoke Island Festival Park, and 

Ramada Plaza Nags Head Beach Oceanfront.

Best time to get married in Outer Banks: March to May and September to November

Check Out: Best Beaches in North Carolina

4. Cruz Bay, United States Virgin Islands - Charming venue to tie the nupitals

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Celebrated as a wedding venue characterized by magical sunsets, Cruz Bay is Saint John’s main town. While there are numerous churches especially holding church weddings, it is the beaches here that boast of their unique charm. Most of these venues feature all the amenities to host everything from wedding ceremonies to cocktail parties. Many consider properties such as the Caneel Bay wedding and Villa Botanica supreme for a Caribbean wedding experience. 

Best beaches and resorts to get married in Cruz Bay: Caneel Bay - St. John, U.S. Virgin Islands, Frenchman's Reef & Morning Star Marriott Beach Resort, 

Secret Harbour Beach Resort and Renaissance St. Croix Carambola Beach Resort & Spa

Best time to get married in Cruz Bay: May to July 

5. Maui, Hawaii - Everyone's dream wedding location


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Maui has attracted many families and adventure lovers over the years along with couples taking a step further in their relationship by vowing for each other’s good. Maui is an essential talking about beach weddings. With services that are put together effortlessly delivering the best of your wedding ceremony, Maui and its wedding planners are not short of a dream coming to reality. There are many beaches fit for a wedding ceremony on the southern side of the island. If you seek privacy, a word of advice would be to avoid choosing the Makena Cove or the Secret Beach that is known for its crowds! 

Best beaches and resorts to get married in Maui: Kapalua Bay, Polo Beach, Wailea Beach, Mokapu Beach, Oneloa (Ironwoods) Beach and the Po’olenalena Beach

Best time to get married in Maui: April to May and September to November

Suggested Read: Best Hawaiian Islands for Honeymoon

Beach Wedding Destinations in Australia

1. Broome, Western Australia


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Australians have a cool way of doing things and that includes weddings too! Head over to the beach resort town of Broome lacing some of the most enticing views of the Indian Ocean. This is a brilliant location for those urging to get wedded, but untraditionally. The sunsets here are especially known for the scintillating hues of orange and purples. Apart from all this perfection, it is the divinely relaxing weather of Broomer that amplifies this location’s perfectness. 

Best beaches and resorts to get married in Broome: Billi Resort and Cable Beach 

Best time to get married in Broome: May to September 

2. Wollongong, New South Wales

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Blessed with the incomparable beauty of the Pacific Ocean, Wollongong is a scenic coastal city of New South Wales. Boasting of idyllic venues in the form of beaches, lighthouses, harbours, parks, reserves and even rock pools, Wollongong sure does sound exciting. You can choose a ready-made property from the many resort options, or get in touch with the Wollongong City Council to be granted a permit for having a wedding on the city’s beaches. 

Best beaches and resorts to get married in Wollongong: Wollongong City Beach/ South Beach, Coolangatta Estate, North Wollongong Beach,  Wollongong Headland Lighthouse and Coalcliff Beach, Bulli Beach, Corrimal Beach and Coledale Beach

Best time to get married in Wollongong: April to August 

3. Whitsunday Islands, Queensland

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You have not one but a whopping seventy-four islands that will leave you spoiled for choice while zeroing on beach wedding destinations. With the bay standing witness to your union, you can come to the decision from venues including villas, pavilions, resorts, beaches, and even boats! Beguiling weather, panoramic sights, and the many islands, indeed, set the bar high for that of a beach wedding. Make sure that you get a good photographer along to capture all the priceless moments at these scenic spots! 

Best beaches and resorts to get married in Wineglass Bay: Villa Botanica, Daydream Island, One&Only Hayman Island, Whitsunday Pavilion and Coral Sea Resort.

Best time to get married in Wineglass Bay: June to August 

4. Wineglass Bay, Tasmania

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A picture-perfect wedding destination, Wingless Bay is known for the wealthy Freycinet National Park. The bay derives its name from its distinctive shape of a wine glass that can be best viewed from various hikes at the Freycinet National Park. The fact that it is pretty untouched by tourism yet, has several honeymooners flocking to it. With all this, this certainly sounds like a good wedding destination. Everywhere you look, the sights of Great Oyster Bay will not leave you. 

Best beaches and resorts to get married in Wineglass Bay: Freycinet Lodge and Saffire Freycinet

Best time to get married in Wineglass Bay: December to February 

5. Cairns, Queensland

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With a pleasant temperature range of 17 to 26 degrees Celsius, Cairns is at its breezy best come the month of June. Full of natural wonders Cairns and its contiguous Port Douglas have sites that make it the lists of world heritage sites. It’s not usual to get married on the banks of the Great Barrier Reef under palm trees swaying into infinity! Make a choice from many tropical beaches for you to say “I do”!

Best beaches and resorts to get married in Cairns: Hilton Cairns, Peppers Beach Club & Spa, Thala Beach Nature Reserve, South Pacific Bridal, Cairns Colonial Club and Fitzroy Island Resort

Best time to get married in Cairns: June to August

With this list, you are sorted for venues to go ahead and take your vows! Have you been to any beach wedding before? Where was it? Let us know in the comments section below! 

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