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Best Destination Wedding Resorts 2014

So you've decided to take the big step and tie the knot. Now you begin the task to plan your perfect wedding. Destination weddings are more popular than ever and it's easy to see why. Many resorts offer full range of wedding planning services and specialize in helping you put together the perfect wedding packages, whether it be an exclusive and private affair or a fun filled vacation for your family and friends. These resorts can handle all the details including arranging pre-wedding events, the perfect ceremony, and of course world class catering. Some of these properties offer destination wedding packages, some offer destination wedding getaways that are secluded, romantic, and private, and some offer special destination wedding suites and amenities. There's even dedicated chapels and a wedding island! For an event not to be forgotten, whether in a grand ballroom, a lush garden or pristine beach, consult our list of the World's Best Destination Wedding Hotels and Resorts. The hardest part may be figuring out the best destination for your nuptials. Our World’s Best Destination Wedding resorts and hotels list will help you choose the perfect spot for your big day.

Adare Manor Hotel and Golf Resort | County Limerick, Ireland

Adare Manor Hotel and Golf Resort

A great location for a Castle Wedding. From the fairy tale spire of the Wyndham Tower, to the ornate rooms of Lady Caroline's Suite, the magic of the Manor becomes yours for your special day - welcoming guests to the lofty heights of the great hall, The Minstrels' Gallery to the leafy surrounds of the Manor grounds – catching a few quiet moments together across the walled gardens, along the river, and under the centuries-old Lebanese Cedar Tree.

Alvear Palace Hotel | Buenos Aires, Argentina

Alvear Palace Hotel

The Alvear Palace Hotel is located in the most elegant area in Buenos Aires, surrounded by the best restaurants, antique shops, boutiques, and cultural centers. The magnificent banquet rooms of the Alvear Palace Hotel, unique in architectural style and decor, are a symbol of Buenos Aires. With a capacity for up to 800 guests, the 12 magnificent rooms and the permanent assistance of their experts; the Alvear Hotel is a top choice for elegant weddings.

Belmond La Samanna | St Martin, Saint Martin

Belmond La Samanna

Overlooking the most exclusive stretch of sand in St. Martin, it is difficult to picture a more romantic setting for a Caribbean destination wedding. They offer a variety of unique locations, luxury rooms and suites with wonderful ocean views. The professional staff is experienced in planning and hosting wedding celebrations. Gastronomic dinners, reception menus, wedding cake, flowers, a photographer—they arrange all the little details for you.

Belmond Maroma Resort and Spa | Riviera Maya, Mexico

Belmond Maroma Resort and Spa

Decorated in sheer white and set upon one of the world's finest beaches, Belmond Maroma Resort and Spa was made for a dream wedding. A 200-acre rainforest buffers this wondrous place from the outside world. The resort offers unique rooms and public spaces designed for privacy. Best of all, Maroma only hosts one wedding at a time.Custom services and a wedding coordinator on property combine to make every wedding musical, magical, and unforgettable.

Belmond Sanctuary Lodge | Machu Picchu, Cusco, Peru

Belmond Sanctuary Lodge

From majestic ruins to emerald mountains, Machu Picchu is a uniquely romantic destination. Just a few steps away from the awe-inspiring citadel, Belmond Sanctuary Lodge is the perfect setting for a magical wedding in Peru. Wedding packages can include accommodation in a Deluxe King Mountain View, flower arrangements, authentic Shaman ceremony on the terrace, toast for guests, wedding cake, Andean wedding present, and live Andean music.

Conrad Bali | Tanjung Benoa, Indonesia

Conrad Bali

Located on the coast of Nusa Dua at Tanjung Benoa, the Conrad Bali offers five unique venues, including the iconic water's edge chapel, Infinity, and the serene Water Garden, which floats on a lotus pond. The luxury resort features a relaxed take on fine dining, extensive leisure facilities, Jiwa Spa, and spacious guest rooms amidst the lush gardens and meandering pools of the resort, as well as the lavish accommodation of the very private Conrad Suites.

Dunton Hot Springs | Dolores, United States

Dunton Hot Springs

Dunton Hot Springs is a restored ghost town set in an extraordinary alpine valley. From the rustic charm of the beautifully appointed cabins, to the natural splendor of the mineral hot springs, Dunton certainly serves as the perfect setting for memorable weddings. No matter the size of the occasion, the friendly staff will approach yours with detail, expertise and genuine good nature. Favorite ceremony sites include the chapel, waterfall, and nearby meadows.

Esperanza Resort | Cabo San Lucas, Mexico

Esperanza Resort

At the tip of the Baja Peninsula, the Esperanza Resort is perfect for a destination wedding. Ocean-view space can accommodate a small intimate gathering or couples can opt for a lavish beachfront Cabo wedding for up to 100 guests. Spread across 17 lushly landscaped acres, the 57-room luxury hotel offers an incomparable natural setting, guest casitas cascade down a gentle hill affording spectacular ocean views from every room.

Le Meridien Tahiti | Tahiti, French Polynesia

Le Meridien Tahiti

This resort makes an excellent venue for weddings, with some of the largest event facilities in French Polynesia. Situated on the beachfront in the Punaauia region, the resort offers 138 lagoon view bedrooms and suites with stunning views of the ocean, and 12 over-water bungalows designed with an emphasis on natural materials. The resort features two restaurants providing a wide selection of gourmet Polynesian and international cuisine.

Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino | Las Vegas, United States

Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino

Imagine exchanging vows in an enchanting chapel set within a grove of exotic island foliage, built on the shores of an 11-acre lagoon. Step inside one of two chapels and step into another world. Whether you want a personalized or traditional ceremony, the wedding coordinators will ensure your special day will be perfect in every detail. Mandalay Bay features more than 10 ceremony locations with packages for intimate affairs or lavish celebrations.

Marquis Los Cabos | San Jose Del Cabo, Mexico

Marquis Los Cabos

Nestled between a tranquil desert and the Sea of Cortes on Mexico’s Baja Peninsula, this AAA Four Diamond Resort provides adults the perfect seaside escape to excitement and romance. Say "I do" in a magnificent wedding gazebo or on a private beach. Then adjourn with your guests to an elegant ballroom, terrace or beach for a reception to remember always. The professional wedding coordinator will handle every detail, so you can focus on each other.

Shanti Maurice | Chemin Grenier, Mauritius

Shanti Maurice

On the day, with Indian Ocean as a backdrop, the wedding pavilion at Shanti Maurice is a magical place to say I Do. With 35 acres of tropical gardens, the pavilion at the end of the jetty isn't the only option for the big day's ceremony. The gardens offer secluded corners beneath breadfruit trees and idyllic grassy knolls fringed by frangipani. Receptions can be a formal affair within the function rooms or a more casual event in the gardens or the beach.

St. James Club and Villas | Mamora Bay, Antigua

St. James Club and Villas

This exclusive hideaway on a secluded 100-acre peninsula offers panoramic terraces, gardens and breathtaking beaches that are romantic venues for an unforgettable wedding ceremony. Guests can sunbathe or dip into six distinctive swimming pools and succumb to the pleasures of a spa and salon. Exercise buffs also enjoy the resort's six tennis courts and Fitness Center, and the resort's four top-notch restaurants serve everything from casual to Continental cuisine.

The Huka Lodge | Taupo, New Zealand

The Huka Lodge

Huka Lodge offers a stunning wedding experience for those seeking privacy amidst great natural beauty, with elegance and superb hospitality. The entire property provides rich opportunity for a truly unique wedding celebration and is a fabulous backdrop for photography. Weddings at Huka Lodge feel just like a house party, with a relaxed atmosphere, no pressure to have to drive and with plenty of time to spend with guests.

Yas Viceroy Abu Dhabi | Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

Yas Viceroy Abu Dhabi

From bridal showers and rehearsal dinners to wedding receptions and honeymoons. When sophisticated revelry is on the agenda, Yas Viceroy Abu Dhabi is on the invitation. Let the experienced wedding event staff assist in customizing a memorable personal engagement in the hotel's dramatic indoor and outdoor spaces for intimate celebrations under ten to a party for two hundred. The Yas Viceroy Abu Dhabi is like no other hotel ever built.