Find destination wedding locations you haven’t thought of yet

Typically when we think destination weddings we think warm, sunny beaches and lavish resorts that everyone has to fly around the world to get to. The truth about a destination wedding though is that anywhere that isn’t home for you, is a destination wedding. Choose any U.S. state, major city, or country you don’t reside in. If you want to have a destination wedding but know a sandy beach is not for you, we’ve chosen a few of our favorite, less-common destination wedding locations.

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English pub wedding reception in the UK
Photo by Paul Rodgers Photography via Village Church Wedding with English Pub Reception


United Kingdom

The UK offers tons of wedding opportunities and delicious cuisine for your reception. If you and your significant other love pub-food, consider a reception at a local corner pub. Don’t be discouraged by the weather though. While the United Kingdom is often associated with rainy days, think of all the awesome photo opportunities that come with that rain (coordinated umbrellas, rain boots, kisses inside authentic London phone booths the list goes on and on). If you want to ge married outside of a city, there are farms and small towns that offer traditional chapels and wide open fields.


Photo by Melissa Varnadoe via Honeymoon Spotlight: Iceland



Don’t be fooled by the name, Iceland is pretty green and warm, and the perfect location for a wedding! The perfect wedding setting is available, from greenery to icy landscapes to the Northern Lights if you time your wedding perfectly. And who wouldn’t want to get married in front of the Northern Lights?



Jason and Dan's gay wedding cruise aboard the Royal Caribbean was a five-day romantic adventure.
Photo by Willa Kveta via Jason and Dan’s Gay Wedding Cruise on Royal Caribbean


On a cruise

Why pick just one location when you can take a wedding cruise? Invite your friends and family on a boating trip and enjoy the time together. What wedding guest would not want to attend a wedding and take a cruise vacation at the same time?  Get married on the first day of your cruise and enjoy the trip together as newlyweds, or get married on the last day of the cruise and spend the time leading up to your wedding enjoying a vacation with the ones you love. Not sure what cruise would be best for you? Check out these gay-friendly cruises


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