Worldwide places to say ‘I do’ from white-washed chapels in Greece to the sandy shores of the Caribbean
The Island of Dreams
Atlantis Paradise Island in the Bahamas offers lots of choice. Packages vary from Simply Love £2,939 (planner, flowers, photography, gift) to Love Your Life £22,656 (five nights’ accommodation, hair and make-up, flowers, photography, videography, couple’s massage, musician and £783 to spend in the resort).
Thai The Knot
Weddings in Thailand are ever-popular with British couples and Aleenta Phuket is a stunning setting. It offers ceremonies on the golden sands of Natai Beach or in a Grand Villa, as well as pre-wedding spa treatments, turtle-release experience and a Thai water pouring ritual. Just the two of us (and up to six friends) package from £2,600.
Just Dive In
Diving for pearls and designing your own wedding rings are just part of the new Pearl Wedding Experience offered at the Ritz-Carlton Bahrain. With oyster beds, gold souks and pearl merchants, the exotic kingdom is an exciting wedding destination. The resort has a dedicated planner, with venues including a private island, ballroom and ocean-view villa and the experience also includes chauffeur-driven Rolls-Royce Ghost transfers, plus a night in the bridal suite. Price on application.
You can’t go wrong with a Greek wedding – sunshine, great food, scenic venues. One of the best places to tie the knot is Sani Resort on Halkidiki’s azure coast. There are lots of venue choices, from a deck overlooking the marina to the exclusive Byblos Lounge at Porto Sani. Packages from £474. Or if you’re looking for a more traditional wedding, you’ll love Nana Princess in Crete. Prices start from £2,172.
Want to keep things really simple? Opt for a laid-back ceremony at Shandrani Beachcomber on a peninsula with golden beaches on the island of Mauritius. Here the Basic Bliss package ensures you’re the only newlyweds that day, with a decorated wedding location and honeymoon experience for £545.
Refurbished five-star Antigua getaway Curtain Bluff is offering a free wedding, including ceremony, cocktail party, reception dinner, cake and licence, if you book a seven-night stay in a junior suite. It’s a dreamy spot, with two pristine beaches and luxury rooms. Seven nights from £3,710 per person with a complimentary wedding package worth £1,019.