The beach is synonymous with romance, so it’s not surprising that it features high on the list of locations for a destination wedding. That said, there are amazing variety of beaches on the planet, each with different types of sand, shades of blue waters and natural surroundings. Make your beach wedding dreams come true at these heavenly seaside villas stretching from New Zealand all the way to Mexico.
Six Shillings – Harbour Island, The Bahamas
The stunning sands and waters of the Bahamas beckon those looking to tie the knot on the beach. One of the most memorable islands is the laidback, yet exclusive Harbour Island. Our local expert, Pamela H. Murdock, tells us more about organizing your special day on this unique island:
“As small as Harbour Island is, it’s big for destination weddings. And it’s something the island knows how to do perfectly. Whether one gets married in a church or on the beach, this idyllic isle is completely romantic and fun. No matter where the location of the actual ceremony is, brides should definitely plan at least one event on the pale pink sand beach framed by clear turquoise water. What could be a more beautiful, fairy-tale setting?
“As wedding guests are usually on island for at least three days, there’s lots to do to keep everyone busy – from charming shops and a variety of restaurants to in-house massage and personal training to boat charters for diving, snorkeling, fishing (deep sea and bone) and picnics on a deserted island. All of which we can organize for clients who rent villas through us.
“Another fun feature on the island are the golf carts which are how one gets around. One bride even planned a island-wide treasure hunt and guests had great fun zipping around clutching the list of things they must find. Golf carts are also ideal as one can’t get into too much trouble – especially after a couple of glasses of champagne!”
For a small wedding of under 20 people, Pamela recommends the Six Shillings Villa. The secluded estate has two lovely beach houses located on two acres of well-landscaped oceanfront property. The main house features a Great Room with cathedral ceilings, a comfortable living area, dining alcove and a fully equipped kitchen. There are three spacious, air-conditioned bedrooms that open onto a wrap around deck with both shaded and sunny sitting areas as well as a covered dining area overlooking the beach.
Twenty-five feet from the main house is a quaint cottage, tucked in the lush garden, which can accommodated an additional two guests. It’s immersed in palms and bougainvilleas and the other flowering trees scattered throughout the garden. The beach is a mere few steps away.
To marry in The Bahamas, couples must present valid passports and birth certificates. Divorce decrees are also required if applicable. Pamela will take care of the rest! Reach out to her here to start planning a beautiful Bahamian beach wedding.
Residence on the Rocks – Mahé, The Seychelles
What setting could be more perfect for a beach wedding than on one voted best in the world? In addition to the Seychelles’ amazing beaches, the area surrounding spectacular Intendance Beach features some of the most pristine indigenous forests in the world, allowing you to be completely enveloped by natural beauty on your special day.
High above Intendance Beach is the magnificent Residence on the Rocks, a private four-bedroom villa found on the estate of the Banyan Tree Resort. Thanks to its discrete position, the Residence offers supreme privacy yet with easy access to the beach and the 5-star amenities of the resort. The villa is perfect for the bride and groom and possibly the wedding party whereas the other guests can be lodged at the hotel.
The ceremony can take place directly on this breathtaking beach or it can be performed at the gazebo of the Residence where guests can watch it from the pool deck. The staff of the Banyan Tree can assist with all arrangements and even have a variety of wedding packages. These include everything from beauty services for the bride to stylish tropical bridal bouquets and groom’s boutonnieres and from signature two-tier wedding cakes to scenic helicopter flights before or after the ceremony. Catering options range from a gourmet grill on the sand to a more formal sit down dinner with fine wines and house champagne. A personal wedding coordinator can also be hired for the occasion.
Afterwards, you can kick back and relax in this piece of pure paradise. Reach out to the Residence on the Rocks at this link to make your beach wedding dreams a reality.
Casa Aramara – Punta Mita, Mexico
Over in Mexico, the spectacular Casa Aramara, by In Villa Veritas, is ideal for a beach destination wedding in every way. Located in posh Punta Mita, north of Puerta Vallarta, a wedding at this gorgeous 12-bedroom estate facing the turquoise waters of the Pacific, can be customized to fit clients’ desires and the sky’s the limit.
The largest property in Punta Mita, the estate’s spacious grounds are filled with lush tropical gardens bordering a gentle, beautiful beach. The exquisite beachfront house sleeps 24 with endless nearby options for additional guests including several estates on the same beach. Newly renovated in 2013, the design emphasizes indoor-outdoor living with airy rooms with exotic and colorful touches.
Catering for the big day can be as fancy or fun as you wish, from lobster cookouts or tacos and prepared by the estate’s two 5-Star executive chefs trained at some of the best restaurants in the world. Music can be arrange with live bands playing lively reggae or rock or a classical 10-piece orchestra.
Add some Mexican flare to your luxurious beach wedding with In Villas Veritas here.
Kauri Cove, Bay of Islands, New Zealand
Make your wedding an event to remember on your own private beach and villa in New Zealand’s awe-inspiring semi-tropical Bay of Islands.
Designed by acclaimed New Zealand architect Pete Bossley, Kauri Cove is somewhere that stands out from the crowd – literally. This stunning beachside house, available through Touch of Spice, has been skilfully built to take advantage of the soothing water and island views as well as to fit into its native surroundings on the idyllic Moturua Island.
Additional features include accommodation for 14, chefs’ kitchen, heli pad, ample lawn space for a marquee, children’s playground and games room. Access to the island is restricted to boat or helicopter so you know it’s going to be an exclusive location. Plus, the warm Bay of Island waters and golden sand will make for a picture perfect backdrop on your special day.
Touch of Spice’s team can help make all the necessary arrangements to ensure that your wedding in this exclusive and exceptional destination exceeds perfection. Contact them here to start planning.
Little Harbour Estates, Anguilla
With over 30 sandy beaches and populated mostly with small boutique hotels and luxury villas, Anguilla is an ideal location for a chic Caribbean beach wedding in stunning surroundings. A magical and memorable event can be arranged at the luxurious Little Harbour Estates, available through In Villas Veritas.
Set within four acres of lovely tropical gardens and the quiet waters of Little Harbour, the estate is the ultimate in luxury and privacy. Comprised of two villas, Indigo and Le Bleu, each property has two private swimming pools, a tennis court, gym, private beach access and fabulous views out to the Caribbean Sea and islands beyond. The two villas combined can sleep 40 guests in 20 bedrooms, plus there are many options for overflow guests from villas to nearby hotels.
Little Harbour Estates has an Executive Wedding Concierge Team that can work with couples to custom design the perfect wedding that reflects their personality and fits into their budget. Every wedding at Little Harbour Estates is a truly memorable occasion. Contact In Villa Veritas at this link to learn more about this fabulous beach wedding venue.