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The Best Overseas Wedding Venues For 2023

Summer 23 is just around the corner. Pink sunsets and poolside siestas. Fairylit terrace parties and panoramic sea views. Grab your passport, get that venue booked – we’re saying I Do on the beach, boo!
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BE INSPIRED

The Best Overseas Wedding Venues For 2023

Summer 23 is just around the corner. Pink sunsets and poolside siestas. Fairylit terrace parties and panoramic sea views. Grab your passport, get that venue booked – we’re saying I Do on the beach, boo!
DATE 15 December 2022

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DESTINATION: WED!

With COVID firmly behind us (or so we sincerely hope), more and more couples will be taking advantage of the return to normality and hopping on a flight to get married. Sensational settings, the relaxed holiday feeling, amazing cuisine – it’s no secret that destination weddings are quite special, so Belle have rounded up our top places to tie the knot abroad next summer.

LE CHATEAU DES ALPILLES

WHERE? SAINT-REMY, FRANCE

Located in a small Provencal town an hour’s drive north from Marseille, this is the ultimate fashionable retreat to give your special day a little je ne sais quoi. The venue is set in a 19th century mansion in the heart of Provence, and has been tastefully updated to splendid five-star standards with a modern-luxe pool, 21 boutique rooms and suites, a gym, amazing food and drinks and capacity for huge outdoor marquee extravaganzas in the onsite park.

 Best for: contemporary weddings with quintessential French charm and family-run passion at their core.

Discover the story behind this incredible venue via their Guest List profile here!

VILLA D’ESTE

WHERE? LAKE COMO, ITALY

If you want House of Gucci, say Ciao Bella to the most magnificent Casa for modern couples. If it was good enough for Rochelle and Marvin Humes, it’s good enough for us and we’re more than ready for those back-of-speedboat, windswept snaps that it seems are obligatory with an Italian wedding (no shade). This luxury five-star Tivoli villa on Lake Como is the epitome of baroque opulence with manicured gardens that look fit to welcome royalty, and the most remarkable interiors embellished with Italian Renaissance art. Disclaimer: the price tag won’t be for the faint hearted, but if you wanna go big…

Rochelle & Marvin Humes' wedding at Villa D'este. Photography: @chelseawhitephotog

 BEST FOR:

Lavish, luxury loveins.

 

HACIENDA NA XAMENA

WHERE? IBIZA

 

Forego the party pinnacle of the white isle and retreat to its calmer northern side, where Hacienda Na Xamena, proudly sitting atop a mountain overlooking vibrant green trees and turquoise waters, provides an authentic Ibizan wedding experience. This luxe retreat is one of Ibiza’s most popular wedding locations – and for good reason too. Host a magical ceremony in the clifftop glory of the amphitheatre (seriously, the views are insane), sip chic cocktails on your private terrace before tucking into a menu created by you and dancing the night away, in true white isle style.

 Best for: a soul-filled celebration with a party to remember.

 

LE CIEL

WHERE? SANTORINI

You’ll struggle to find a place more romantic and fitting for your wedding than Santorini. This little white and blue island is amongst the most picturesque in the world, and Le Ciel offers the best views of all. Situated in Imerovigli, just steps away from Rocabella Resort and Spa, this contemporary venue marries an open-air terrace commanding incredible sights across La Caldera for the ceremony of dreams and an air-conditioned indoor room for your reception. Typical Grecian cuisine can be served alongside all night entertainment.

BEST FOR:

relaxed, romantic weddings with amazing hospitality and unbeatable views.

Photography @lighthousephotography_gr

B BOU HOTEL CORTIJO BRAVO

WHERE? NERJA, SPAIN

Unique experience awaits at this gorgeous Spanish residence. The magical surroundings, the quality of its facilities, the avant-garde cuisine… B Bou Hotel boasts all the ingredients to make your wedding unforgettable. That’s just what Megan thought, a beautiful bride who recently submitted her Cortijo Bravo wedding!

Best for: stress-free and sun soaked celebrations with all your loved ones.

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I WOULD 1000000% RECOMMEND. WE CAN'T RECOMMEND ENOUGH! THE VIEWS ARE JUST INCREDIBLE AND FOR YOUR GUESTS TO BE SAT NOT ONLY WATCHING YOU GET MARRIED BUT ALSO TAKING IN THE SURROUNDINGS IS JUST AMAZING.

I LOVE EVERYTHING ABOUT THIS VENUE, FROM THE HOTEL DÉCOR TO THE WEDDING BANQUET AREA WHICH IS ALL OUTSIDE WHERE YOU CAN WATCH THE SUNSET AS YOU’RE HAVING YOUR MEAL. WE CAN'T WAIT TO GO BACK FOR OUR WEDDING ANNIVERSARY AND STAY IN THE HOTEL AND HOPEFULLY SPY ON SOMEONE ELSE GETTING MARRIED THERE!

REAL BRIDE, MEGAN

Agata Jensen Photography - @agatajensenphotography

HOTEL MARINCANTO

WHERE? POSITANO, ITALY

The well-known postcard town with that unmistakeable Insta-worthy backdrop, Positano is the pinnacle of wedding locations, and Hotel Marincanto offers romance like no other. Set amidst the spectacular horizon between sea and sky, hire out their private 18th century villa for an intimate ceremony on the terrace providing panoramic views across the town and out to sea, before dancing beneath the stars with your nearest and dearest. Pasta, pizza and beautiful banquets add to the magic.

Best for: authentic Italian style with a modern twist and, of course, beautiful food.

 

CHATEAU CHALLAIN

WHERE? LOIRE VALLEY, FRANCE

For grander than grad overseas nuptials there can be no venue more fitting than the triumphant Chateau Challain. Boasting the most remarkable backdrop of a centuries old French castle, coupled with a winding stream, lovers bridge and magnificent gardens, not to mention interiors to die for, you’re in for an absolute treat at this fairytale retreat.

Kevin Chin Photography & Cinema - @kevinchinphotography

 Best for: regal romances resplendent in charm and charisma.

PALAIS NAMASKAR

WHERE? MOROCCO

Beneath the Atlas mountains lies 12 acres of gardens, four acres of lakes, five stars and a name that means "I welcome you with all of my heart”, if that doesn’t seal the deal we don’t know what does. Belle were lucky enough to shoot at this dashing desert destination a few editions ago, and it is nothing short of palatial with Baliense inspired gardens and secret oasis’s making for the most beautiful backdrops. Add to that amazing food, cocktails, Moroccan orchestras, belly dancers and luxury bedroom suites, and you’ve got the perfect dream wedding venue.

Best for: once in a lifetime wedding moments, in a place unlike the rest.

photography - @lasdecoeurphoto

To find more dream venues, head to the Belle Bridal Venue Guest List here – detailed profiles of the best wedding venues in the UK and beyond.