Want to incorporate a touch of tradition into your far-flung nuptials? Check out these 16 resorts that are complete with chapels and more.
We love a destination wedding (beautiful location! Exotic signature cocktails!), but we know that not all destination brides want a barefoot wedding on the beach. So, we put together a list of 19 ultra-fabulous resorts that offer amazing service, beautiful views, and picture-perfect wedding chapels. Because, sometimes, you want a little tradition, even in paradise.
Not looking for a grand church wedding? The chapels on this list are totally intimate (most hold fewer than 50 guests, and the largest fits 180 max) and most are non-denominational so your ceremony can be as religious (or non-religious) as you want it to be. You can even ask for an authentic Polynesian ceremony with local musicians at the Four Seasons Bora Bora or for a Fijian ceremony at Sofitel's beachside chapel. After the ceremony, head to a nearby pool, beach, garden, or ballroom to party with your VIP guests. With the swoon-worthy views at these resorts, we recommend keeping the décor to a minimum. Use the reception as a time to enjoy the area's natural beauty (and local food!) and spend time with your nearest and dearest—they did, after all, make the trip to watch you say "I do."
So, whether you want a ceremony in the mountains, by the beach, or on top of a coral reef, click through our slideshow to find the perfect resort chapel for your destination wedding. And while you're looking at all the beautiful pictures, remember that you and your future hubby are hunting for a honeymoon too!
At left: Inside the thatched Aherenoa chapel, 18 guests can watch your traditional Polynesian ceremony in front of a floor-length window with views of the South Pacific; Four Seasons Bora BoraPhoto: Courtesy of Four Seasons Bora Bora