Destination weddings are usually all about escaping winter in favour of sunny beaches and tropical waters, but not every couple out there prefers sand to snow; in fact, some people are actually hardcore winter fanatics. So for those who would rather enjoy some fun in the snow than fun in the sun, here are 10 perfect winter wedding destinations.
Swedish Ice Hotel – Jukkasjärvi, Sweden
It has its own ice church where it is possible for couples to vow. It takes at least 6 months before
your wedding day to book this place. Here the extras include hand-carved ice blocks containing your names, plenty of champagne and world-class food. In a luxury suite, snow room or anything in between, couples can spend the night huddled together. Don’t worry about being cold; this
the hotel has special sleeping bags made for two for you.
Budir Church – Budir, Iceland
If beautifully desolate landscapes are your thing, then Budir, Iceland is the place for you! A small hamlet made up by a cluster of buildings, on the westernmost tip of the Snaefellsnes peninsula, Budir offers awe-inspiring views of the sea and the mountains. After exchanging vows in its quaint church, couples can head over the Budir Hotel for dinner at what is considered Iceland’s most romantic restaurant. The place is one of the most preferred wedding destinations by the highclass society because of this royal ambience and atmosphere.
Igloo Village – Saariselkä, Finland
Imagine getting married in a glass tipi while the Northern Lights dance over your head; sounds pretty spectacular doesn’t it? At the Igloo Village in Finland, you can do just that. The best part is, you get to enjoy all the beauty of winter while staying toasty warm inside! Let your guests stay in hotel rooms in shape of igloos made of glass and let them enjoy the beauty of clear sky and twinkling stars.
Laltitha Mahal, Mysore, India
Located on a low hill, just outside the city of Mysore is Lalitha Mahal that stands as a gleaming white palace with a spectacular Italianate Palazzo, double-columned and domed and set in sprawling terraced and manicured gardens.
Lalitha Mahal is a most ideal wedding destination as it offers an authentic royal experience. This heritage hotel is situated on a ridge that offers a panoramic view of the gentle slopes and curving valley. At the foot of the Chamundi hill, this dream wedding destination was built in the year 1931 for special guests of the Maharajas
Leela Palace, Udaipur, India
The city of lakes is is going to be the best option to celebrate your winter wedding in India. This exotic hotel takes care of every detail for your special day and transforms your wedding into a memorable experience. The hotel has fancy decor, a perfect menu and allied services such as wedding photographers, security, power, babysitting and entertainment. It also offers a Beauty Salon that can take care of manicure, pedicure and hairstyling for the bride along with Mehendi, turban tying and makeup artists for the family and guests.
Emerald Lake Lodge – Yoho National Park, British Columbia
A list of winter wedding destinations just wouldn’t be complete without mention of the Canadian Rockies. The secluded Emerald Lake Lodge in the heart of Yoho National Park is the perfect romantic retreat for a truly memorable mountain wedding. The place gets covered with snow all over and will actually give you a feel of fairy tale weddings coming alive with the landscapes and ambiences all around the city.
Dunton -Colorado, USA
Think rustic charm meets the natural splendor of the hot springs that meet in the saloon with cowboy boots and cocktails, which is what wedding guests expect at this Colorado winter wedding venue. The Dunton Hot Springs Resort is located deep in the Colorado Rockies ‘ San Juan Mountains and this restored ghost town turns into a winter wonderland with luxurious cabins, an outdoor chapel, a lounge, and breathtaking landscapes. Enjoy sweeping views of 14,000-foot mountain peaks, mountain springs, and frozen rivers as you say “I do” under gently snowfall. Enjoy a world-class dinner created by the finest chefs to create the menu you’ve always dreamed of using organic ingredients.
Quebec City -Quebec, Canada
This truly romantic destination is the perfect place to tie the knot anytime of the year, but it gets even more magical in the winter months, alas a bit chilly, but definitely worth it. The European-inspired atmosphere, gourmet dining, stunning churches, chic hotels and legendary hospitality make this a day you will never forget. Arrive at your ceremony in the legendary horse-drawn carriages, say ‘I do’ at a traditional sugar shack or even get hitched at the Ice Hotel. Stay in a gorgeous hotel such as the Fairmont, customize your meal at one of many restaurants throughout the city and wander the historic streets of Old Quebec with the thousands of twinkling lights and beautiful decorations
Lake Tahoe, USA
When you get married in Lake Tahoe in the winter as the temperature drops, you’ll have to bundle up, but it’s going to be worth it when you’re standing on top of a mountain saying’ I do’ while looking out into the beautiful views. The lake is surrounded by stunning snow-capped mountains, fine dining and elegant venues, along with dramatic sunsets that appear to be even better in the winter. Think about more stations, fireplaces outside, mulled wine and crackling indoor fireplace. It’s up to you to choose where you choose to say your vows.
Colorado is the perfect winter wedding destination for you if you just can’t imagine having a wedding day without being blanketed by a snow cover. Colorado is blessed with a number of ski resorts where you and your partner can enjoy a few ski runs before or after the ceremony, as well as marry up a mountain with amazing views and enjoy a luxurious lodge experience. Or in one of many small chapels tucked into the Rocky Mountains, choose to exchange vows.
When it comes to celebrating your big the world becomes your canvas. Lookout for these amazing wedding destinations and memorable memories which will be cherished your entire life.