Destination Weddings

Wed Like a Celeb

Have a destination fete in an A-list locale that doesn't break the bank

Fairy-tale I dos are no-brainers for stars. Eva Longoria and Tony Parker's wedding in a moat-rimmed French castle cost them a reported $50,000 for the venue alone; Katie Holmes and Tom Cruise tied the knot in a sprawling medieval castle near Rome; and Rod Stewart and Penny Lancaster opted to say "I do" on a coastal Italian estate covered with bougainvillea—and bodyguards. A less expensive way to celebrate your princess within: Book a villa through Homebase Abroad (from $10,000 per week; 781-639-4040 or, which matches guests with luxurious Italian estates in Tuscany, Umbria and along Lake Como and the Amalfi Coast and can facilitate on or offsite weddings.

For the mellowness of a beach without a passport, follow Spiderman Tobey Maguire's lead to Kona, and get hitched on the sand at sunset, or mimic Scott Foley and Marika Dominczyk, who made their union official at the Four Seasons Resort on nearby Lana'i. Couples on a budget can check out the Big Island's Sheraton Keauhou Bay Resort and Spa, with its bright, contemporary rooms and onsite wedding chapel (doubles from $350; 866-500-8313 or

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