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There’s destination weddings...and then there are destination weddings!
Step into some of the most impressive hotel wedding chapels in the world and get ready to say ‘I do!’
Sandals’ over-the-water chapels
The original all-inclusive has a selection of over-the-water wedding chapels at three of its Jamaica properties – Sandals Montego Bay, Sandals South Coast and Sandals Ochi – as well as Sandals Grande St. Lucian in Saint Lucia (pictured here), where couples can say their vows while surrounded by the sea.
Similar to Sandals’ over-the-water villas and bungalows, the chapels also feature glass floors, allowing the wedding party to literally walk on water as they head down the aisle.
One and Only Palmilla
Embodying the unique style and surroundings of Los Cabos, the One and Only Palmilla features an historic hilltop colonial chapel for intimate weddings of up to 40 guests, complete with a horse-drawn carriage transporting the bride for her big day.
Larger weddings can still be accommodated on the resort grounds with the chapel as a backdrop, overlooking this boutique property on the Sea of Cortez.
Located in Mayo, Ireland, this 800-year-old castle – once owned by the Guinness family of beer fame – hosts civil ceremonies for couples looking to have their very own royal wedding.
With 83 bedrooms, the castle can accommodate weddings of up to 164 guests, who will have unlimited access to the grounds on the big day, from the Victorian gardens to the lakeside trails – perfect for the wedding photo album!
Four Seasons Bora Bora
A popular destination for second marriages or vow renewals, Bora Bora’s natural beauty is further enhanced by the wedding venues of this Four Seasons property.
With nine venues for couples to choose from, perhaps the most awe-inspiring is the Aherenoa Chapel, with views of Mount Otemanu filling the facility’s floor-to-ceiling window.
Constructed literally from the ground up every winter in the village of Jukkasjärvi, Icehotel Sweden also boasts a wedding chapel for couples looking to tie the knot 200 km north of the Arctic Circle.
With a brand-new design every year, the chapel’s final appearance adds an element of surprise to weddings held here – how cool is that?
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