5 Spots to Get Married in EuropeWords by Jennifer Stein
Photos courtesy of Preferred Hotels & Resorts
Romantic Settings for Your Dream Destination “I do’s”
Europe offers diverse romantic backdrops in spades. If you’re planning a destination wedding (or honeymoon), these five stunning properties will offer something different for your wedding away. From history and stunning locations to sprawling vineyards and can’t-beat locations, pick from France, Italy, Czech Republic, Scotland or Monaco.
When you dream of visiting Paris, location has got to be the number-one factor in where you stay. Hotel Napoleon Paris offers not only a one-minute walk from the Arc de Triomphe, Place de I’Etoile and Avenue des Champs-Élysées, but also impeccable service, magnificent five-star accommodations and modern renovated rooms with a touch of classic elegance for your destination wedding or honeymoon. With a 100 out of 100 walking score on TripAdvisor, you’ll be able to take in the romance of Paris with ease at this high-end hotel.
Imagine saying “I do” in your own medieval Tuscan village. Il Castelfafi offers three different types of luxury accommodations for your wedding guests in the enchanting setting of rolling hills filled with olive groves and vineyards. Select from Il Castelfalfi. a five-star hotel providing modern amenities and brand new accommodations, La Tabaccaia Hotel, a boutique hotel set in a repurposed ancient tobacco factory and lastly, Castelfalfi’s own luxury private villas and apartments—all marrying modern life with Italian pace. Like they say, you’ll willingly leave your laptop and iPhone at home as you delight in the surreal surroundings.
History buffs unite in this five-century-old boutique hotel in the heart of Prague’s Old Town. Having won awards by Forbes Travel Guide, Condé Nast Traveler, TripAdvisor and more, it’s no wonder their reviews are flawless. The central location (close to both Prague Castle and Charles Bridge) makes it a honeymooner’s paradise and a wedding group’s best bet. Pair that with the on-site luxury Indonesian spa and daily treats such as homemade pralines at turn down and fruit delivered to your door, honeymooners and destination wedding groups might want to linger a little longer.
A destination wedding in Monte-Carlo is what dreams are made of. With multiple venues to choose from, 334 luxury rooms (including 22 suites) and an onsite casino all situated on the French Rivera, your wedding at Monte-Carlo Bay Hotel & Resort would be the envy of all. The resort offers everything from private sundecks and a sandy-bottomed lagoon to a one-Michelin star Restaurant (Blue Bay) and views as far as the eyes can see. Indulge at the on-site spa for a perfect culmination of your destination wedding dream come true.
Located in the town of St Andrews, Old Course Hotel Golf Resort & Spa is the perfect destination wedding locale for golf enthusiasts. Bordering the famed “Road Hole” of the Old Course (the oldest golf course in the world), the property blends a 15th-century tradition with unparalleled service and sophistication. Beyond golf, this property offers five-star accommodations in a gorgeous traditional Scottish setting. Enjoy their “quietly confident” service and views of both the Scottish coastline and rolling hills of the golf course. A wedding away steeped in tradition will set your married life off right.
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