Into The Blue: Best Beachside Wedding Venues
From a port town villa to a beachside resort and even the Mediterranean seabed, water babies will love these unique wedding venue options.
Sri Lanka is the new beach wedding destination. Ani Villas, set within the seaside town of Dikwella, is a three-hour drive from Colombo International Airport. Book the entire 15-suite property for 24-hour service from butlers, chefs, massage therapists and drivers. After the big party, find inner peace with yoga, go whale watching, or tour Unesco World Heritage Sites. anivillas.com
Bay of Love
The Ritz-Carlton Sanya, Yalong Bay is where ocean meets forest meets mountains. Tucked away in a secluded spot on the famed stretch of golden-sand beach in China, the sprawling resort is home to Sanya’s only ocean-front wedding chapel, which accommodates up to 60 guests comfortably. It also doubles as an intimate reception venue, where a long dinner table can be set up for about 20 guests. The resort offers a chapel wedding package, which includes a two-night stay, floral decoration, a wedding emcee, and hair and make-up services. ritzcarlton.com
How deep is your love? Below sea level, right on the seabed, to be specific, if you tie the knot (or propose) at Hotel Metropole Monte-Carlo. Couples can dive into the Mediterranean Sea and exchange vows before a “priest” in a setup complete with an altar, champagne, and rings that emerge from a seashell. From start to end, a professional diver will lead the way and ensure your safety, and you’ll get a video of the ceremony hours after the event. Back on the beach, there’ll be cocktails and lunch. If you wish to, continue the revelry at the hotel, home to four restaurants by celebrity chef Joël Robuchon. metropole.com
Isle To Aisle
Azure skies and cerulean waters calm even the most jittery of couples, and Sofitel Singapore Sentosa Resort & Spa has both. Tie the knot amid views of the South China Sea at the clifftop Spice Island Point, then imbibe pre-dinner tipple beneath the stars at ilLido at The Cliff’s alfresco terrace. The La Vie En Rose dinner package includes menu tasting for up to 10 guests, your choice of wedding decor themes, valet parking for all guests, a two-night stay in a suite, and a couple treatment at So SPA. sofitel-singapore-sentosa.com