If you’re all about the glitz and glamor of an elopement, you have to check out our roundup of 7 luxury resort wedding venues around the world. From Spain to France, From Iceland to the Maldives! We also included three luxury resorts in the US for those who want to explore the beauty we have right here!
Florida, USA in Spring at Acqualina Resort
First up in gator country is a resort fit for water loving royalty. Acqualina Resort is South Florida’s only five-star hotel of its kind to be built completely open to the ocean, free of barriers making it the ideal setting for the picture perfect beachfront ceremony or reception. Ummm, yes please.
With limitless possibilities, you choose from the beachfront splendor of the Front Lawns, the outdoor elegance of the Great Lawn, the enchantment of the Mediterranean Room & Terrace, Poolside chic. You can choose any combination of the spectacular settings that have established Acqualina Resort as the ideal Miami beach wedding venue.
live your best beach life
Miami is a city defined by water as much as it is by land. With the barrier islands of Key Biscayne and Miami Beach serving as buffers between Biscayne Bay and the Atlantic Ocean, it will feel like there’s water all around you. Enjoy boating, sailing, kayaking, canoeing, snorkeling, diving, and fishing. Pop on over to the other side and jump into an Airboat Tour of Miami Everglade. Dig deep into Cuban culture by visiting Little Havana- part of what makes Miami such a dynamic cultural destination!
If Miami is calling your name, book between March and May. During these months, you’ll be able to enjoy daily temperatures in the 70s for non-peak rates, while the rest of the country is still defrosting.
17875 Collins Avenue Sunny Isles Beach FL 33160
Utah, USA in Spring/Fall at Amangiri
Deep in the Utah desert, Amangiri blends into untouched red-rock country. Over 900 acres of the vast and majestic Colorado Plateau, the original Wild West. In this desert landscape of canyons, mesas, ridges and gorges, the modernist Suites of Amangiri and the tented Pavilions of Camp Sarika offer an inspiring welcome to one of the world’s most dramatic secluded settings. As one of the 7 luxury resort wedding venues, Amandgiri includes hózhó healing. The concept of hózhó describes the state of being in tune with the self and in harmony with the world, and it is this state that the Aman Spa seeks to induce in Amangiri guests.
The resort itself offers an incredible spa with a focus on wellness founded in healing traditions carried through Navajo culture using the four elements of earth, wind, fire, and water. In addition to the luxury spa, the food at Amangiri is provided throughout the day offering American Southwest cuisine made primarily from locally sourced ingredients selected by their chef. The dining experience is extremely romantic, surrounded by floor-to-ceiling windows overlooking the vast Utah desert. The property also offers multiple hot tubs (you can find us in all of them) and a beautiful pool (heated in the winter) that is literally built around a protruding sandstone fin off the mesa nearby.
This is a great choice for a two day elopement with activities such as Navajo Nation Slot Canyons, Lake Powell, horseback riding through Colorado plateau, and our FAVORITE – The Via Ferrata Challenge and Cave Peak Stairway. Wait. What? Ohhhhh baby – Invented centuries ago in the Italian Alps, a Via Ferrata (‘iron road’) is a series of cables and ladder rungs, fixed to the rock face to enable the ascent of steep mountain routes. The climbs and drops can be an adrenaline ride, but Via Ferratas also offers an opportunity to get up close to the fascinating geology of the terrain. PICK US PICK US! Let’s get your elopement climbing the distance!
The months of April, May, and June, as well as the months of August, September, and October, are the best months to visit Utah as the temperatures are milder and nature is either blossoming or turning a beautiful shade of orange, red, and brown. If you’re sold on Utah, but not resort life. Check out our guide on where to Elope in Moab, Utah for some GORGEOUS hiking elopements.
1 Kayenta Road
Tel: +1 435 675 3999
Colorado, USA in Winter at Devil’s Thumb Ranch
Blending the Colorado ranch experience (including horseback riding and rustic cabins) and luxurious accommodations is Devil’s Thumb Ranch, a historical and anthropological haven of mythology and beauty. Boasting “Mountain Views for your ‘I Dos’” and describing weddings at the ranch “under blue skies, beneath white peaks, and surrounded by 6,500 acres of pristine wilderness sits the perfect place to tell the tale of two. And to begin their journey as one,” we are swooning with this Colorado treasure. Kick-off your wedding weekend at the high-end, full-service resort and spa. Begin with a Friday evening welcome reception or rehearsal dinner, exchange vows surrounded by loved ones and the magnificent Rocky Mountains, dance the night away at your unforgettable reception within the storied walls of High Lonesome Barn, and relive your favorite moments at your Sunday farewell brunch.
While you can elope all year round, the snow season stole our hearts. Cross country skiing, snowboarding, SKIJORING, winter horseback riding, horse drawn sleighs, and snowshoeing. BACK UP. We HAVE to talk about skijoring. If you’re already planning on bringing your pup along. You and your love and your soon to be spouse (haha kidding!) need to check it out. Skijoring means “ski driving” in Norwegian, skijoring is a snow sport that allows your dog to harness up and pull you on skis. I hope you have a big, fluffy beast (35lbs and up) who gives lots of kisses for this one.
3530 County Rd 83, Tabernash, CO 80478
Maldives in Winter at Anantara Dhigu
If you’re asking where is the most romantic place to elope, we have to say the Maldives. Anantara is one of the 7 luxury resort wedding venues where you can say ‘I do’ with a traditional Maldivian wedding. Or, have a destination elopement against a backdrop of cerulean blues and the swell of the Indian Ocean. On a private island with friends and family, or just the two of you under a white-canopied faree tent, Anantara Dhigu offers unrivaled settings and wedding packages for your dream event.
The resort itself offers a ton of activities. You can surf, dive, picnic on a deserted island, then return to over-water spa treatments and culinary journey. When you elope at Anantara you can Imagine running into the surf from your beach pool villa, or jumping into the lagoon from your over water suite. Basically a water lovers dream come true. Only caveat – watch out for monsoon season!
P.O. Box 2098, Dhigufinolhu, South Male Atoll, Male
Spain in Spring and Fall
Muchos besos! We have SPPPAAAINNN! Our Spanish addition to the 7 luxury resort wedding venues is Sunset Beach Club.
Sunset Beach Club is a four-star resort hotel located on the seafront in the popular holiday destination of Benalmadena on the Costa del Sol, in the South of Spain. The honeymoon suite guarantees views of the sea promising the best wake up you can dream of.
seize your Mediterranean elopement dream
This luxury resort offers weddings at local churches or right on their property at their seafront promenade. The live music at the resort creates a romantic ambiance and a ton of activities nearby is perfect for a two day elopement! The Benalmadena Cable Car is a few minutes from the luxury resort and offers a unique perspective with panoramic 360º views. If you’re an adventure junky, we recommend looking into quad biking or sunset scuba. Sunset Beach Club is a recognized PADI Dive Resort. Their dive center offers courses for all abilities, from beginner to professional.Talk about diving right into your love story! The spring and fall months of April, May, June, September, October, and November are the best if you want to elope in Spain.
Another option if you’re looking for more adventure in Spain is to check out how to elope in barcelona and costa brava. Bada bing bada boom!
Sunset Beach Club
Location: Av. del Sol, 5, 29630 Benalmádena, Málaga, Spain
Tel : (+34) 952 579 400 / Ext. 7823
France in Summer at Chateau de Courtomer
Oui oui France! Our France addition to the 7 luxury resort wedding venues will always be a chateau. Now what exactly is a chateau? It technically means a large French country house or castle, often giving its name to wine made in its neighborhood. Give us some cheese with that wine and a sun hat and we will call this our new home.
Chateau de Courtomer truly is a fairy tale chateau. A mix of the stylish and classic elegance of a forgotten era blends with 21st century comfort and convenience. Stroll through the little town of Courtomer, just a few minutes walk. You’ll find a charming little town of perfect little espresso shops and baguettes. The estate is over 350 acres of lush trees, rose bushes, fountains, and moats. It connects you to the best of rest and relaxation. A private chef onsite is the perfect way to accomplish everyone’s dietary needs.
Courtmer is characterized by its large lavender fields in June and July. May and October’s climate is sunny and hot. The per night stay at Chateau de Courtomer is $2,800+ but with over 22 rooms on the estate, splitting it with your closest family and friends is the best way to go.
Check out the French countryside from a hot air balloon with a 45 minute drive away. Balloon rides are about $230 per person and such a magical way to see France!
Chateau de Courtomer
Location: Route de merlerault, 61390 Courtomer
Tel : (+33) 649 12 87 98
Iceland in Summer at Hotel Rangá
Hotel Rangáin Iceland can not be beat. Iceland’s breathtaking landscape offers wedding couples the chance to create lasting memories in an unforgettable setting. A lovely country church and a hidden cave lit by candlelight, is a great way to craft your dream ceremony. This snow-topped glacier with views of the southern coast is a dream. The luxury resort claims hospitality is their top priority – from furnishings to artwork, everything is hand-picked with care. The hotel is designed to ensure that you can spread out and relax after a day filled with adventures.
Hotel Rangá’s prime location makes it easy to access popular destinations like the Golden Circle, the waterfalls Seljalandsfoss and Skógafoss and Vík´s famous black sand beaches. We can attest that Reynisfjara Beach is EPIC. Our 2022 Iceland elopement will give you a look into what an actual wedding will look like. You’ll find fun things to do! Salt columns, the black sand, legendary rock, Skogafoss, lupin field, and some top notch grub are great. Maybe not the most luxurious word for food but it was damn good!
The summer months — July and August — are Iceland’s warmest, and have long been the most popular time to visit. And June, with its 24 hours of daylight, sees just about as many tourists as the peak of summer
Hótel Rangá, 851 Hella, Iceland
If you’re ready to book at one of the 7 luxury resort wedding venues around the world, give us a call! We would love to capture your elopement from Spain to France, from Iceland to the Maldives! We also have great two day adventure elopements if you’re ready to maximize your special day!!