Destination Wedding

The best destination wedding locations

When the dream of the destination wedding came to a halt in recent years, couples across the land were no doubt grateful that the UK is peppered with romantic wood-clad barns fit for purpose and myriad hotels with uplit ballrooms for dancing the night away. Then there are the stately homes, ready to throw open their doors to usher a new era into their corridors of tradition, and, for the brave-hearted, the undulating countryside offers up opportunities for al-fresco celebrations, weather permitting. And though we can’t fault the heartfelt nuptials we’ve attended on this fair isle over the years, we wouldn’t be the first to let our minds drift to pastures anew.

The best destination wedding locations offer something special, something worth travelling for: a combined flavour of distant surrounds, enchanting traditions and good weather, all with the familiar presence of loved ones. From an authentic church on an Italian hillside to going barefoot on the buttery sands at a beach wedding, the world really is your oyster when it comes to ethereal settings for the big day. They say that true love sets you free, and nothing could encapsulate that unbound feeling like the great expanse of the world’s landscapes.

Here, we’ve curated a collection of our favourite destination wedding locations in the UK, Europe and beyond…