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Wondering where to get married? Here are some of the classiest resorts at the most stunning wedding locations

1. Jimbaran Bay, Bali, Indonesia


Here on the southern tip of this lovely island, the Ayana Resort offers both pre- and post-nuptial pampering for couples wondering where to get married, as well as a breathtaking villa location complete with wedding gazebo for the ceremony.

There’s a choice of traditional Balinese or contemporary wedding decor, and the package also includes tropical flowers, a rose petal cascade, four Balinese bridesmaids, 60 canapés and 50 tropical drinks. A capella music throughout the ceremony is also provided.


From US$12,401
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2. Wilson Island, Australia


With just six luxurious tents on a tiny tropical coral cay within the Great Barrier Reef, this is arguably the most romantic campsite on Earth; a perfectly natural solution if you’re wondering where to get married.

Each tent is positioned moments from glistening white sands and pristine blue seas containing a plethora of colorful underwater wildlife. The emphasis is on simple indulgence – lounging in hammocks, snorkeling and indulging with gourmet picnics on the beach.

Nature provides a honeymoon cabaret in the endangered green and loggerhead turtles which come ashore to give birth between December and April.

The Wilson Island wedding package incorporates minister’s fee, bouquet and buttonhole, wine, wedding cake, accommodation and transfers.


Around US$3,350
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3. Tanjung Rhu, Malaysia

This luxury resort in Langkawi offers a traditional Malay ceremony complete
 with costumes. Weddings can be held at a choice of venues including the two-kilometer white sandy beach, or gardens overlooking the sea.

Everything is themed down to the flowers in the wedding arch, the music played during the ceremony, the romantic meal which follows the service and the Malay massage for bride and groom in the hotel spa.
 Malay not your style? No worries -- the resort offers the whole package with a 
Chinese or Indian theme too.


From around US$3,430
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4. Half Moon, Jamaica

Stop asking where to get married -- head to Jamaica instead. The Half Moon resort in Montego Bay is the place to bring 30 or more of your nearest and dearest for an overnight wedding bonanza that includes a morning-after brunch.

Nestled on 400 acres with a three-kilometer, white sand beach, the resort will marry the happy couple beneath a centuries-old waterwheel, beside a natural waterfall, in tropical gardens, on the beach or beside the pool of a private villa.


Prior to the wedding couples can entertain their guests with a welcome reception. Cocktails and hors d’oeuvres are laid on, followed by a four-course sit down dinner, wedding cake and Champagne -- plus a generous five hours’ worth of open bar.


US$475 per person for the wedding (based on 30 minimum), plus US$269 per double room
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5. Rocky Resort, Koh Samui, Thailand

Buddhist monks conduct the ceremony on a beautiful secluded private beach while Thai musicians play and a traditional Long Drum Parade plays its own part in the proceedings.

After a traditional water blessing, there’s a Thai dance celebration, buffet for 30 guests, cake, fire-jugglers and fireworks over the beach.

Flowers and bubbly await in the bridal suite of the resort, where the happy couple will have been treated to pre-wedding pampering.


Lotus Wedding Package for 28 guests, US$9,322
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6. La Maltese, Santorini, Greece


This five-star hotel on the world’s favorite Greek Island sleeps up to 24 and its wedding package includes three days’ hire of the entire hotel with free use of the spa – conversations about where to get married begone.

After the ceremony, a reception for 20 guests is laid on with sumptuous buffet and wine. The wedding cake, photographer, flowers, champagne, DJ and all documentation are laid on as part of the package.


US$22,220 including three nights’ accommodation for 24
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7. Palm Island, Grenadines

This 135-acre private island is famous for the white sands of Casuarina Beach, skirting the entire west coast. The resort sleeps 40, most romantically in lofts that sit above the water on five-foot stilts and have vaulted ceilings, huge verandas and hammocks.


The Palm Island Wedding Package includes ceremony, cake, bouquet, buttonhole and Champagne -- and is totally free to bride and groom staying eight nights or more in the lofts or beachfront rooms, where there’s a choice of themed honeymoons, focusing on either spa and relaxation or action and adventure. 


US$2,901
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