The question has been popped and the answer is an astounding yes. However, planning your dream wedding is not an easy task. You will want everything to be perfect down to the last detail and one of the most important elements is definitely the venue. If you’re seeking an exceptional venue that’s personal, intimate and original, you’ll definitely be tempted by one of these phenomenal private islands.
Isola Santa Cristina – Venetian Lagoon, Italy
Hidden in the Venetian Lagoon, the private Santa Cristina island by Siglinde Fischer / Charming Places is a sublimely romantic venue for a small destination wedding, especially with its ancient stone chapel for the ceremony and its proximity to possibly the most romantic city in the world: Venice.
The island is a 10-minute boat drive to Burano and Torcello and a 25-minute ride to Venice. Santa Cristina provides absolute privacy being completely surrounded by the waters of the lagoon. This, coupled with its nature beauty, provide a relaxing and magical atmosphere to celebrate your special day. A laneway bordered by cypresses leads to a tiny centuries’ old chapel. Alternatively, the stunning pool area can also be set up for a romantic ceremony or you may decide to pledge your vows instead right next to the lagoon with views of Burano, Venice and the setting sun.
The newly renovated villa sleeps 16 in two suites, five double bedrooms and two single bed rooms (all with ensuite bathrooms). The rooms have been decorated in a very inviting, light, Mediterranean style. If you have a larger guest list, accommodation for your other guests can be provided in nearby hotels.
Gather with your guests on the terrace, with its own open fireplace, an extension to the spacious living room and the lush tropical gardens. A menu of fine Venetian cuisine can be arranged by Isola Cristina or you can bring in an outside caterer. They can also organize entertainment by local classical musicians or contemporary bands and DJs.
Once the wedding is over and the guests have gone, the island is the ideal love nest for your honeymoon, with no disruptions except the local birds of the lagoon.
To say yes in this Venetian romantic haven, contact Isola Cristina via Siglinde Fischer / Charming Places here.
Calivigny – offshore of Grenada, Caribbean
There are many beautiful islands in the Caribbean, but you can have the gorgeous Calivigny Island, just off of Grenada, all to yourselves to tie the knot with an intimate group of friends and family.
Available through Villa Concierge, the 81-acre private island, boasting six white sand beaches and can accommodate up to 50 guests in two private residences and three beachside cottages. The graceful yet vast Calivigny Island Beach House, with nearly 140,000 square feet (13000 square meters) of living space, blends Balinese influence with French Colonial design. The residence offers 10 spacious bedroom suites, various dining areas both formal and casual, a massive rotunda roofed salon with floor to ceiling windows all around, idea for a wedding reception.
The Overhang House takes advantage of Atlantic ocean views on one side, and the Caribbean on the other, and boasts direct beach access. Contemporary furnishings and interiors by Christopher Guy mark this private island residence. A heated freshwater pool, a beach bar and beach kitchen, indoor and outdoor dining and lounging areas, full kitchen, and an ample pool terrace with 360 degree views. The Overhang House hosts nine bedroom suites.
The three two bedroom beach cottages also provide direct beach access. Each cottage boasts a living area, mini-kitchen, two spacious ensuite bedrooms, spacious terraces for outdoor dining and lounging and an outdoor jacuzzi.
Calivigny Island is fully staffed; including private chefs to create memorable dining experiences from your special wedding night dinner to beachside picnics and anything in between. A great holiday will be had by all guests with the various activities right on the island as well as access to several watercraft including a 44 ft. Hinckly a 27 ft. Boston whaler a 38 ft. Munson Landing Craft and VideoRay RVO submarine, jet skis, bikes, quads and more.
Start planning your perfect Caribbean destination wedding by reaching out to Villa Concierge at this link.
Punta Pájaros island – Yucatan Peninsula, Mexico
Across the Caribbean, Catherwood Travels have an extraordinary private island off one of the world’s most beautiful coastlines: breathtaking Punta Pájaros island nestled off the coast of Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula. It’s found within the Sian Ka’an Biosphere Reserve, a 1.3 million acre UN World Heritage Site, making it the perfect destination for nature and beach lovers.
Punta Pájaros’s properties offer understated elegance, a perfect blend of beach informality and all the comforts sophisticated travelers demand. These include three separate guest properties: Casa Blanca Lodge, Playa Blanca, and Casa Redonda which combined accommodate up to 52 guests. Casa Blanca has ten seaside rooms and can accommodate twenty-two people. On the same property is the larger Casa Redonda for groups of four to six people or it could be ideal for the bride and groom. It has two large private suites with oversized private baths, a full service kitchen and a large water view living & dining area. Casa Redonda has a spectacular waterfront deck overlooking the Caribbean. Ten miles along the Island’s coast is the Playa Blanca Lodge which features seven large duplex cabanas, sleeping 14, spaced among the palms near the beach. The main lodge building has a deep-set covered porch, perfect for reading and relaxing, as well as a rooftop sanctuary for stargazing.
The islands offers almost infinite activities on land and water. Explore its two archaeological sites, tunnel through mangrove forests by kayak or canoe, tour the island on a bicycle or in a launch, or try your hand at the island’s world-famous fly-fishing. The sanctuary’s dozens of animal and bird-life species mean there’s something new to see on every outing. All the while, exquisite white-sand beaches make for great swimming and sunning. The island’s coral reef, the second most pristine on the entire planet, means unbelievable scuba diving.
Whether you’re lounging on the beach or plunging to the deeps of the crystal waters, you’ll have the beauty of Punta Pájaros all to yourselves for this trip of a lifetime.
Check availability for Punta Pájaros via Catherwood Travels here.
Vamizi Island – Mozambique
For serious beach lovers looking to commemorate their love on an endless, pristine, powder-white sandy beach, then look no further than cazenove+loyd’s Vamizi Private Island, a hidden romantic treasure in the Indian Ocean.
Found on a remote island in the Quirimbas Archipelago in Northern Mozambique, Vamizi is surrounded by dramatic coral reefs and requires a private charter to get there from Pemba on the mainland. The decor is chic and simple with hints of Arabia.
This spectacular island retreat can accommodate 60-70 guests, the six romantic beachfront villas are big, bold and beautiful and sleep between 10 and 12 people each. Each villa comes fully staffed, including a host and chef, giving you total flexibility.
Guests can take part in a host of marine and land activities including kayaking, dinghy sailing, deep-sea fishing, whale watching, birding and guided nature walks and of course snorkeling over the amazing coral reefs or be exquisitely pampered with an array of spa treatments.
Fall in love a second time during your wedding and honeymoon at this stunning island by contacting cazenove+loyd today.
Amilla Fushi – The Maldives
Celebrate the union of your love at the most beautiful and picturesque destinations in the world in the whole world: the private island of Amilla Fushi in the Maldives. The exclusive resort also has some carefully created wedding packages that make your trip to this island home completely unforgettable.
Located in breathtaking Baa Atoll, one of the 26 natural atolls in Indian Ocean and a UNESCO declared World Biosphere Reserve, Amilla Fushi is only a 30-minute seaplane ride from Malé International Airport. The private island resort is made up of stunning and spacious residences each with a private sanctuaries that either hover over shimmering waters, cling to the treetops, or hug the shores of pristine white sand.
Amilla’s eight Beach Residences, which have four, six or eight bedrooms, are extremely well suited for destination weddings to accommodate families or groups of friends traveling together. They are sleek and comfortable featuring individual pools, fully equipped kitchens, and expansive living spaces. The 59 one and two bedroom houses sleep 130 and are have various locations along the lagoon, beach, ocean reef as well as the unique wellness treehouse.
Their attentive staff can take care of every detail of your wedding from hair and makeup to flower arrangements and from a decorated wedding buggy to a Maldivian blessing at the ceremony. Then after the big day, newlyweds can enjoy an unforgettable private dinner on the beach, a romantic sunset cruise while sipping the finest champagne or experience an elegant and unique, over the water dining experience with breathtaking ocean views.
With so much to discover at Amilla Fushi, activities are abundant and will have you diving in the resorts’ own Blue Hole, snorkeling with manta rays and white sharks at Hanifaru Bay or enjoying a cheese and wine tasting evening to name a few. Or spend a day or two focusing on your wellbeing at their amazing Javvu Spa which provides a variety of treatments and programs including the innovative Bodyism system.
For more information on Amilla Fushi’s wedding packages, see their profile here.
Vatuvara Private Islands – Fiji
If you’ve always dreamt of getting married in paradise, your dreams will come true at Vatuvara Private Islands. What could be more romantic than a desert island lost in the South Pacific?
Situated in Fiji’s pristine northern Lau waters on Kaibu Island, guests have a completely secluded romantic refuge. The island features three luxurious one-bedroom villas which is an excellent match for a no-fuss escape with a select set of friends or family. Additional accommodation can be arranged on nearby islands.
Each villa features elegant South Seas furnishings, an extra-large king bed with a double vanity ensuite, a lounge with flat screen satellite television, apple tv, Wi-Fi, kitchen, stocked bar and wine fridge, additional bathroom, library with computer, and indoor spa with Jacuzzi. Outside you can relax on your private veranda with an infinity bionized heated pool surrounded by lush local vegetation. A garden path leads to a private beach, dining gazebo, activities and outdoor shower facilities.
You can exchange your vows directly on one of pristine white sand beaches and the endless turquoise waters of the Pacific and enough a generous candlelit feast of succulent seafood and freshly grown organic fruits and vegetables.
If you can remove yourselves from the beach, a number of activities beckon like diving over one of the world’s best-preserved coral reefs, boat trips, hiking, teeing off on their 4-hole golf course or trekking through the tropical jungle to discover the red-prawn caves.
Learn more about organizing your Robinson Crusoe ultra private wedding on Vatuvara Private Islands at this link.