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October 2016

The 10 Best Wedding Destinations in 2016 Will Take Your Breath Away

The World Luxury Hotel Awards announces the 10 best wedding destinations of 2016.

Each of these 10 luxury hotels has been nominated for the Luxury Wedding Destination category in the 2016 Grand Awards Ceremony, where they will be recognised as the world’s most beautiful wedding destinations by over 160,000 votes. The coveted honours will be awarded at the gala on 29 October 2016 at St. Regis Doha in Qatar, which will mark the World Luxury Hotel Awards’ 10th anniversary in recognising service excellence in the luxury hospitality sector. In celebration of this milestone, winners this year will receive a limited edition trophy plated in pure 24-karat gold.

The top 10 nominees for the best wedding destination hotels in the world will each be tough competition. With gorgeous, scenic settings that will serve as the perfect backdrop to your idyllic destination wedding, and 5-star service so that you get hitched without a hitch, the 10 best wedding destinations 2016 has to offer will blow you away.

1. Avista Hideaway Resort & Spa

best wedding destinations 2016 Avista Hideaway Phuket Patong, MGallery by Sofitel

This luxuriously secluded oasis is situated high in the tropical hilltops of Patong, Phuket, offering the perfect vantage point to admire magnificent views of the Andaman Sea on one side, and the lush rainforest on the other. You and your wedding guests will be pampered with a range of luxurious facilities from a stunning international restaurant and rooftop bar to virtual golf, butler service, and an indulgent Ayurvedic spa.

Address: 39/9 Muen Ngern Road Tri Trang Beach, Patong District, Amphur Kathu, 83150 Phuket, Thailand
Phone: +66 76681681
Email: ha245-re@accor.com

2. Corinthia Hotel London

best wedding destinations 2016 Corinthia Hotel London - United Kingdom

In the heart of London, overlooking the River Thames, Corinthia Hotel London is housed in a strikingly beautiful Victorian building that offers sweeping views of the city’s most iconic landmarks. The romantic and elegant hotel blends vintage opulence and contemporary style to offer a luxurious, glamorous setting for your fairy tale wedding. A dedicated and discreet wedding planning specialist will be on hand to ensure every detail is perfect.

Address: Whitehall Place, London SW1A 2BD, United Kingdom
Phone: +44 (0)20 7321 3039
Email: weddings.london@corinthia.com

3. Corte della Maestà

best wedding destinations 2016 Corte della Maesta - Italy

This breathtaking wedding destination is perched atop the medieval village of Civita di Bagnoregio in Lazio, Italy. Built in the early IV century, Corte della Maestà has been carefully restored to create a charming retreat that transports guests to ancient times, albeit with modern luxuries such as spa facilities, and wine-tasting in an old archbishop’s cave.

Address: Vicolo Della Maestà, 01022 Civita, Bagnoregio VT, Italy
Phone: +39 335 879 3077
Email: info@cortedellamaesta.com

4. Diamonds Thudufushi-Athuruga

best wedding destinations 2016 Diamonds Thudufushi - Maldives

Sparkling like white diamonds in the dazzling azure waters of the Maldives, the luxury over-water villas of Diamonds Thudufushi-Athuruga invite you to rest and rejuvenate in island paradise. From pampering ayurvedic treatments to a diving centre, there are plenty of reasons why your destination wedding will feel like an idyllic vacation with your nearest and dearest.

Address: South Ari Atoll, 00130, Maldives
Phone: +960 6680583
Email: info.thudufushi@diamonds-resorts.com

5. Emaho Sekawa Fiji Luxury Resort

best wedding destinations 2016 Emaho Sekawa Resort - Fiji

The all-inclusive five-star resort is hidden away in the magical rainforest of Fiji’s second largest island. With breathtaking views of the ocean and the surrounding mountains, the unique location makes Emaho Sekawa Fiji Luxury Resort the perfect secret getaway for an intimate, exotic wedding with Fijian warrior escorts and a beautiful Fijian choir.

Address: Sekawa Beach Estate, Savusavu, Fiji
Phone: +679 972 5515
Email: info@emahofiji.com

6. Palais Rhoul

best wedding destinations 2016 Palais Rhoul & Spa - Morocco

Secluded in expansive, lush gardens, Palais Rhoul’s exquisite Roman architecture creates an opulent yet relaxed setting perfect for a grand, intimate wedding celebration. Delight your wedding guests with guestrooms facing a stunning colonnade pool or luxury tents hidden in the gardens, each furnished with ornate bathrooms and fireplaces to create an unforgettable stay in Marrakech.

Address: Marrakech Km 5, route de Fès Dar Tounsi
Phone: 00212 5 24 32 94 94 /95
Email: info@palaisrhoulevents.com

7. Palala Boutique Game Lodge and Spa

best wedding destinations2016 Palala Game Lodge

A luxurious and idyllic escape, the 5-star game lodge is situated right where the Limpopo and Palala Rivers meet along the Bostwana border. Whisk yourselves and your guests away with romance and adventure in a glorious, opulent wedding in the enchanting Chapel, where you can exchange vows against the tall baobab tree framed with high glass walls at the altar.

Address: Groblersbrug, 0480, South Africa
Phone: +27 14 940 0088
Email: reservations@palala.co.za

8. Sheraton Mustika Yogyakarta Resort & Spa

best wedding destinations 2016 Sheraton Mustika Yogyakarta Resort & Spa

Nestled under a volcano in Yogyakarta, Indonesia, the beautiful tropical garden resort is a haven of luxurious and modern Javanese-style suites. Pamper yourselves with royal spa treatments on your destination wedding weekend getaway, and leave the planning to an experienced team.

Address: JL Laksda Adisucipto KM 8.7, Yogyakarta, 55282, Indonesia
Phone: +62 274 488588

9. Sofitel Nanjing Zhongshan Golf Suning

best wedding destinations 2016 Sofitel Nanjing Zhongshan Golf Resort - China

Gradually unveiling its expansion and upgrading to show a new face of French elegance complementing China’s natural abundance, the luxury golf resort offers exquisite rooms and pampering facilities to soothe you and your guests, and wedding specialists to plan your big day. Set against the beautiful backdrop of the Purple Mountain, and the hotel’s beautifully manicured 27-hole golf course, your wedding will be a sight to behold.

Address: No. 9 Huanling Road, Jiangsu Province, 210042, Nanjing, China
Phone: +86 25/85408888
Email: banquet-golf@sofitelnanjing.com

10. Villa Galini

best wedding destinations 2016 Villa Galini - Greece

Built in 1974 on the top of Galani Hill overlooking stunning vistas of the Aegean Sea and the islands of Sporades in Greece, Villa Galini has played host to international royalty, world famous artists, and heads of state. Inspired by the monastic architecture of Mount Athos, the luxury hotel is furnished with monastery furniture and antiques from all over Europe to create an elegant and opulent space. Make a grand entrance to your stunning wedding via one of the villa’s two helipads, and exchange your vows in the private chapel. Celebrate in the courtyard or by the pool to enjoy panoramic views, or dance the night away at one of the private beaches.

Address: Sithonia, 63081, Halikidiki, Greece
Phone: +30 23750 77000
Email: info@portocarras.com


Credits: Images courtesy of World Luxury Hotel Awards. Feature image of St. Regis Doha in Qatar, host property to the World Luxury Hotel Awards 2016.