Finding the Perfect Ceremony Location


Whether you’re a bride who’s always envisioned having her toes in the sand on her wedding day or saying “I do” at a church, there are endless ceremony locations for you to choose from. When you choose the right location for you and your fiancé, you want it to be a place which is romantic and beautiful. As you search for the perfect place to say “I do,” consider our tips and favorite locations.

1. The beach. Take off your shoes and sport foot jewelry – saying “I do” with your toes in the sand is incredibly romantic and unique. Many resorts put up a beautiful canopy on the beach, which you and your fiancé can exchange vows under. Many couples choose to play up the destination and use seashells and other natural elements to decorate the ceremony site.  Many of our resort partners offer creative beach packages, like the one featured above from the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Punta Cana.

2. A charming chapel or church. Whether you’re getting married in colonial Mexico or in the heart of the Caribbean, there are many religious venues you can marry at. Some resorts have their own chapels, but if yours does not, there are typically some nearby you can have your ceremony at. Some of our favorite chapels include Gran Caribe Real Cancun’s oceanfront chapel, El Dorado Maroma’s beachfront chapel and Sandals Montego Bay’s quaint chapel. 

3. A pretty gazebo. Gazebos are extremely popular among couples who don’t want to get married with their toes in the sand. Whether you choose to get married in a garden gazebo or in one right on the beach, there are many beautiful locations to choose from. Two of our favorites include the pier gazebo at El Dorado Seaside Suites and the wedding gazebo at Excellence Playa Mujeres, which is shown above.

4. A setting with incredible views. Many resorts and destinations offer settings which overlook white sand beaches and azure seas. The Sky Rooftop Terrace available at Azul Fives Hotel and Azul Beach Hotel, is just one example. The Sky Rooftop Terrace offers couples and their guests panoramic views, making this an unforgettable and romantic setting for any ceremony. has planned over 13,000 successful destination weddings all over the globe. Our certified specialists are with our couples from destination search all the way to "i do", providing service and expertise second to none. Visit our website to learn more about planning a destination wedding.