Finding the perfect venue for your big day is no small task. Aunt Debbie wants a venue with AC, your parents want a church and you want a place that will have Instagram saying "I do" right along with you. With so many stunning locations to choose from all over the world (and let's be honest, some not so stunning), the most important thing is to make the day memorable. To help you get started, we've rounded up a list of some of the most beautiful places to host a wedding.
From farmhouse gatherings in Tennessee to intimate ceremonies in Italy, here are seven locations that will have you misty-eyed long before vows are exchanged.
① Maui, Hawaii
Weddings are stressful, so do yourself a favor and kill two birds with one stone by tying the knot in a place that doubles as the perfect honeymoon getaway. Any venue worth its salt is guaranteed to have Instagram-worthy views, like this oceanfront lawn option at the Four Seasons Resort Maui at Wailea.
② Lake Como, Italy
Plan your dream wedding at a villa on Lake Como, where you and your spouse will be surrounded by gorgeous landscapes and pristine waters. There are plenty of charming and luxurious venues to choose from, like the Grand Hotel Tremezzo.
③ Malibu, California
Sure, there are plenty of gorgeous places in California to say "I do," but this one takes the, ahem, cake. The ceremony location at the Malibu Rocky Oaks gives you a 360-degree view of the Santa Monica Mountains, perfect for taking in the gorgeous sunset as you dance the night away.
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④ Provence, France
Plan your fairy-tale wedding in historical Provence and get hitched in the backyard of your favorite wine region. We recommend the Château d'Estoublon, an 18th-century castle, which has a chapel on-site.
⑤ Walland, Tennessee
We know what you're thinking: Tennessee? Yes, Tennessee. Take one look at the luxurious property at Blackberry Farm, and you'll know exactly what we're talking about. Couples looking for an elegant, farm-style wedding can get married in the property's Heirloom Garden, followed by a reception to remember in The Barn.
⑥ Riviera Maya, Mexico
When it comes to destination weddings in Mexico, there's no better choice than to head south along the coast to Riviera Maya, which is known for its all-inclusive resorts and miles of white-sand beaches. It's also home to exotic wildlife, jungles and thousand-year-old Mayan sites. For the full one-and-done resort experience check out Barceló Maya Palace.
⑦ Newport, Rhode Island
Throw a charming New England-style wedding at one of the famous summer mansions in this seaside community. These cliffside estates can host both indoor and outdoor events for the weather-averse wedding party. Our pick is the Rosecliff mansion, known for its cameo in the movie The Great Gatsby, which overlooks Sheep Point Cove.
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