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Most Romantic Wedding Locations

The Top 10 Most Romantic Destination Wedding Locations in the World


Wondering where to plan your special day? From an intimate inn in upstate New York, to a chateau in France, and a museum in San Francisco, here are my picks the most romantic wedding destinations in the world. If you're considering a destination wedding, these spots are breathtakingly beautiful.

1. Legion of Honor, San Francisco, CA

With breathtaking views of the Golden Gate Bridge, the city of San Francisco, and the Bay, as well as remarkable art and architecture, the Palace of the Legion of Honor is an amazing place to get married. Every time I am here, whether for a wedding or just contemplation, I am dumbfounded by the natural beauty around me.

2. Central Park, New York, NY

Beautiful in any season, New York's Central Park is filled with flowers, fountains, formal gardens, and intimate grottos, all in the heart of a bustling city.

3. Columbia Gorge Hotel, Hood River, OR

Situated in Oregon between the Hood and Columbia Rivers atop a 208 foot waterfall, this country hotel features amazing scenery, excellent food, comfortable accommodations and charming hospitality.

4. Longfellow's Wayside Inn, Sudbury, MA

For an intimate wedding, this historic inn is an idyllic spot. With a charming clapboard chapel, antique furniture, gourmet food, and charm to spare, this is a beautiful spot for you to tie the knot.

5. Chicago Botanic Gardens, Chicago, IL

Considered to be among the top botanical gardens in the country, Chicago's botanic gardens have many options for a romantic wedding. The spot that launches this one into my top ten is the Rose Terrace. As your guests enjoy themselves on this intimate outside terrace, the fragrance of the flowers will waft up from the adjacent gardens.

6. Le Château d'Esclimont, France

This charming estate is located just 45 minutes outside of Paris and not far from Versailles. The château is set on a enchanted lake, amid a 150 acre estate where your guests can fish, hike, ride horses, and more.

7. Wave Hill, New York, NY

This historic estate has breathtaking views of the Hudson River and the Palisades. Have your wedding in the gardens, then move to cocktails on the terrace, and dinner and dancing in the Armor Room with its vaulted ceiling and cathedral windows.

8. Inverlochy Castle, Fort William, Scotland

There's a reason that celebrities such as Madonna, Paul McCartney, and Pierce Brosnan have gotten married in castles- you can't help but feel like a princess. This is my favorite of the Scottish castles. When she spent a week at Inverlochy in 1873, Queen Victoria wrote "I never saw a lovelier or more romantic spot." Situated on the glens and lochs of West Highland Scotland, enjoy period decor, gourmet cuisine, and more.

9. A white sand beach on Mauritius, Indian Ocean

Imagine getting married on a white sand beach on an island in the middle of the Indian Ocean. You'll spend your wedding night in an air-conditioned private bungalow with five-star luxury service. Sounds like heaven? It's Mauritius.

10. Marriage Island

San Antonio's Riverwalk is renowned for picturesque colonial architecture, beautiful trees and lovely scenery. It's especially romantic in December, when the trees are decorated with over 100,000 twinkling lights. This island in the middle of the river is a favorite spot for weddings, and has been affectionately dubbed "Marriage Island." After your wedding, enjoy a boat ride down the river.
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