When it comes to planning a wedding, finding a truly romantic setting for your wedding celebration is arguably the most crucial element to ensuring the perfect ‘big day’.
Boasting over 520 luxurious boutique hotels worldwide, Small Luxury Hotels of the World™ (SLH) offers some of the most spectacular settings to say ‘I do’. Whether the dream wedding involves a large celebration or a more intimate ceremony, Small Luxury Hotels of the World™ can make your dreams come true.
For the sophisticated: Naumi Hotel, Singapore
Naumi Hotel Singapore offers a lunar beach celebration where nuptials are exchanged under the ethereal light of the moon next to the glittering ocean. This boutique hotel's rooftop infinity pool creates a perfect backdrop for exchanging wedding vows at sunset and boasts a magnificent view of the city skyline - the perfect place to capture this moment, that will remain the most memorable event in your life as you begin a new journey together.
For nightowls: Aleenta Resort and Spa Hua Hin, Thailand.
Against the backdrop of the vast ocean, Aleenta Resort and Spa Hua Hua offers a most memorable experience, where lifelong promises are made. Intimate and private, Aleenta Resort is perfect for an intimate wedding celebration, and offers a lunar beach celebration where nuptials are exchanged under the ethereal light of the moon next to the glittering ocean. Situated on the pristine and golden sand stretch of Pranburi, it is a perfect location for a romantic beach wedding with its beautiful and private setting under the stars. During a moonlit ceremony, the newly-weds carve monograms into the sand to declare their eternal love and guests launch a handmade loy kratong float out to sea along with their hopes and wishes for the happy couple. As the sun rises on their first day as a married couple, the wedding breakfast is served back at Aleenta with liqueur coffees and bucks fizz.
For a fairy tale wedding: Schlosshotel Kronberg, Frankfurt, Germany.
The Schlosshotel Kronberg, formerly Schloss Friedrichshof, located in the hills above the picturesque town of Kronberg, just north of Frankfurt, provides the ultimate setting for a fairy tale wedding. One of the most extraordinary preserved castles in Germany, it was built in 1889 by Princess Victoria, the daughter of Queen Victoria of the United Kingdom and Prince Albert, in memory of her late husband, King Frederick III of Prussia. Wedding ceremonies take place in the beautiful library of Princess Victoria, surrounded by many of her original antiques and paintings. After the wedding, the newlyweds can choose to host a grand party in the castle’s opulently decorated ballroom, or an intimate family celebration in the imperial dining room.
For Naturalists: Bloomfield Lodge, Cairns, Australia.
A luxury boutique hideaway Bloomfield Lodge is set on the shores of the Coral Sea and in the heart of the pristine World Heritage Daintree Rainforest in Far North Queensland. It is the longest unspoiled stretch of rainforest in Australia - an experience that will remain forever in the memories of the happy couple. Its enchanting location makes for a wonderfully unusual tropical setting to exchange vows. Ceremonies are held on the decking in front of the lodge’s poolside timber gazebos, which provides stunning views over Weary Bay.
For the cultural: Twinpalms Phuket, Thailand.
The traditions and colours of Thailand are incorporated into the wedding celebrations at the spa resort of Twinpalms on the west coast of Phuket. Enjoy a most memorable Thai Buddhist traditional blessing from Buddhist monks in return for an early morning offering of flowers, food, and a traditional bowl of rice from the couple. The Thai Buddhist monks will conduct a marriage blessing and prayer, inviting the wedding party to discover the open-mindedness of the Buddhist faith. Twinpalms also offers a Thai Water Ceremony, a traditional Thai wedding ceremony, where guests pour water over the hands of the couple from an silver bowl filled with lotus flowers, symbolising fertility. A string is traditionally draped between the bride and groom’s heads to symbolise their union as guests take turns to wish them luck in their new life together.