As couples come to celebrate not just their love, but the uniqueness and personality that make them an individual pair, more and more are on the hunt for wedding venues that reflect their character.
If you're an eco-conscious duo, do you really see yourselves getting married in an industrial space? A sustainable farm is more up your alley. Likewise, if you're both city slickers, a ceremony in the woods probably won't feel fitting, but a sleek rooftop with skyline views will hit all the right notes.
So, we've done the legwork for you, scouring the perfect wedding venues for your personality as a couple. Which one best suits you?
The Tropical Lovebirds
If you and your partner have a thing for laid-back beachy getaways, what other option do you have but to host a destination wedding? With a stunning beachfront deck and its own director of romance, the Wyndham Grand Rio Mar Beach Resort & Spa in Puerto Rico is the perfect location for the quintessential destination wedding. Located on its own one-mile stretch of secluded beach, this lush property provides all the romance and sunshine a couple needs to start a lifetime together.
The City Slickers
Are you born and raised New Yorkers or tried-and-true city people? Host your wedding within America's most famous city at Conrad New York, which boasts views of the Hudson River, New York Harbor, and the towering cityscape. Located 15-stories above the city and with an open kitchen cooking up seasonally-inspired New American cuisine, ATRIO, Conrad's in-house restaurant is the perfect rehearsal dinner spot for the night before your "I dos." And for your actual wedding day, Conrad New York offers grand banquet ballrooms and more modern, cosmopolitan spaces (peep those floor-to-ceiling windows!) for your ceremony, cocktail hour, and reception. The hotel even has a rooftop bar to further entertain your guests with those big city views!
Wine lovers, we've got the place for you! The Inn at Glenora Wine Cellars and Veraisons Restaurant in upstate New York offers a wide range of bookable wine experiences that the wine-crazed couple will salivate over. Partake in behind-the-scenes cellar tours, wine tastings during cocktail hour, and a Wine Blending Ceremony (similar to a candle or sand ceremony), in which you and your partner can create their own blend of red or white wine and share it as a symbol of blending two lives as one. You can also create custom labels to be placed on bottles of Glenora wine; pour them during the reception or send them home as guest favors!
You and your beaux are lovers of history, all things Baroque, and romance, are we right? Nestled within a private garden of Paris's Montmarte neighborhood, Hôtel Particulier Montmartre is the destination wedding of your dreams. A romantic and idyllic home dating to the 19th century, this historic place offers 900 square meters of lush gardens, among which you can say "I do." Follow it up with an intimate outdoor picnic that will instantly transport the party to the French countryside.
The Adventurous Wanderlusters
Offering a heart-stopping setting poised at the edge of the ocean, you, adventurous duo, should look no further than the exquisite Kapalua Bay Deck at Merriman's Kapalua, Maui to tie the knot. With panoramic ocean views of Kapalua Bay, Lanai, and Molokai, there will be nothing more adventurously romantic than exchanging vows with a stunning Maui sunset spilling into the background. Afterward, indulge in regional cuisine from chef Peter Merriman's award-winning menu at the reception while listening to the crashing waves into the evening.
The Trendy Cosmopolitans
As a chic duo, you need an energetic venue that screams modern and urban. Located in the heart of South Beach, W South Beach is the ideal cosmopolitan oceanfront oasis. With intimate poolside cabanas, each fitting 15 people, around its massive pool, WET, this mod space offers a unique scene for an exclusive dinner reception or small ceremony. Brimming with a high-end art collection, nightlife hot spots, dining favorites, basketball and tennis courts, and a spa, W South Beach channels Miami vibes to provide a contemporary playground you, your wedding party, and guests alike will love for the weekend.
The Thrill Seekers
If you're seeking the adventurous wedding of a lifetime, consider Hotel Metropole Monte-Carlo, where you can tie the knot 40 feet below sea at Monaco's Lavartto Beach. Directed by world-famous free-diving champion Pierre Frolla, the ceremony features transportation to and from the beach, professional divers, and a priest, and allows up to 22 guests to witness the underwater ceremony. All necessary diving gear is provided—a wetsuit that replicates top hat, bowtie and tailcoat for the groom and white neoprene wetsuit with a voile skirt, pink scuba tanks, and veil for the bride. Just imagine how stunning your photos will look!
The Nautical Newlyweds
If you're both sailors at heart, take a waterfront wedding to a new level and celebrate on the water instead! Featuring panoramic views of the Manhattan skyline, Atlantica and Manhattan Elite private yachts set the stage for a unique and elegant wedding on the water. Following a romantic ceremony dockside at Chelsea Piers, celebrate with an elegant reception cruising along the Hudson and East River dancing and dining next to the Statue of Liberty and Brooklyn Bridge.