This Might Be the Most Over-the-Top Wedding Venue Ever

Honeymoons & Destination Weddings
Burj Al Arab sky wedding exterior

Photo: Courtesy of Burj Al Arab

Hope you're not scared of heights, because the newest, most mind-blowing wedding venue at Dubai's luxurious Burj Al Arab (which scored a top spot on the 2014 Brides Best Honeymoons list) hovers almost 700 feet above the sea.

Yes, you can now get married on the iconic sail-shaped hotel's helipad, the very same vertigo-inducing spot where Roger Federer and Andre Agassi once played a match of tennis, and racing champ David Coulthard did donuts in a Formula One car.

As you might expect at a private-island hotel where every guest is assigned a butler and a gold-plated iPad, weddings here come with some seriously opulent perks.


Photo: Courtesy of Burj Al Arab

Starting at $55,000, the "Wedding in the Skies" package includes design services from the hotel's "wedding architect," etiquette and dance lessons, private sessions with personal trainers, access to the hotel's fashion stylist, and a custom wedding scent created by a professional perfumer. Also covered: Your stay in one of the hotel's 202 townhouse-size two-story suites, as well as arrival via a Rolls-Royce or a twin-engine Augusta 109 helicopter.

Bonus: Dubai has become the hot layover city for American couples en route to romantic destinations in Asia and Africa (safaris in South Africa! overwater bungalows in the Maldives!), which means you'll be halfway to your far-flung honeymoon before you even say "I do."

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