Destination Wedding packages 
in the South

  • The perfect soulmate, picturesque settings, utopian wedding, all unite on this one day, and spectacular it must be.
    And with us, spectacular it shall be!

  • How to book?

    Take advantage of our best group rates to celebrate your destination wedding with family and friends.

    Find out more Request a group quote online

  • Good morning, it’s your wedding day!

    From “Will you marry me?” to “I do,” we’ll fill every nook and cranny with idyllic moments to create a day that even the wedding of your dreams will be jealous of. Do you have your something borrowed, something blue and something old? Let us be your something new.

Celebrate your love with us

  • Renewing wedding vows

    Have a milestone anniversary coming up? Celebrate in style‚ under the palm trees. Was your wedding a blur of chiffon‚ champagne and shrimp cocktails? Do it differently this time‚ and savour every moment at island pace. Do you wish your first ceremony was a tad cozier? Make your wish a reality with a more intimate wedding under the warm glow of the Caribbean sun.

    Whatever your reason‚ say “I do”—again—in the South‚ where nature has already carved out a lovers’ paradise: bewitching sunsets‚ towering cliffs‚ bluer than blue waters. And once you retie the knot on a picturesque white-sand beach‚ in a lavish garden or atop a cliff overlooking the sea‚ you’ll want to do it over and over again. You know‚ for love.

    Promising forever... again. There are plenty of reasons to renew your vows at a tropical destination.

  • Honeymoon

    Romantics, live out your castaway fantasies in Cuba, go island-hopping in Greece or fall in love with France. Foodies, follow the bread crumbs to traditional pubs in England, taste la dolce vitain Italy or see if you and your better half can agree on which salted cod recipe to try in Portugal (there are 365 of them!).

    Make new discoveries about your spouse and your destination at the Maya ruins in Mexico, medieval towns in Croatia or castles in the Czech Republic. Or party ‘til dawn in Spain or Ireland.

    Or perhaps idling is more your pace. That’s why we’ve tied the knot with storybook resorts in the South that have crafted some sizzling honeymoon packages. So you can laze on white-sand beaches by day and soak in rose petal–strewn baths by night.

Weddings at home vs Destination weddings

Should you tie the knot at home or in a slice of paradise with a tireless sun, exotic settings and guests whose names you’ll know for sure?
Here are some of the terrific reasons to choose a destination wedding

  • WEDDINGS AT HOME

    Timing
    Seasonal

    Setting
    Typically indoors

    Duration
    One-day celebration

    Guest list
    Higher number of guests, including acquaintances and distant relatives

    Planning
    Stressful and time-consuming

    Honeymoon
    Additional planning and savings required

    Cost
    Average cost to bride and groom:
    $25,000

  • DESTINATION WEDDINGS

    Timing
    Any time of the year

    Setting
    Exotic, outdoor locations

    Duration
    Week-long celebration

    Guest list
    Smaller group of guests, which tends to include close friends and family

    Planning
    Wedding coordinators manage all the details

    Honeymoon
    Begins after the ceremony

    Cost
    Average cost to bride and groom:
    $6,000-$10,000

We love weddings in the South!

We’ve hand-picked the top resorts with the most unique ceremony settings, the best gourmet menus, the most intimate ambience, and the hottest honeymoon packages. No matter which resort you choose, you’re in for a whole lot of romance and a storybook wedding!

Testimonial:
The Fives Azul Beach Resort Playa Del Carmen, by Karisma
(Riviera Maya, Mexico)

A BREATHTAKING BEACHSIDE RESORT IN THE MAYAN RIVIERA THE FIVES AZUL BEACH RESORT PLAYA DEL CARMEN, BY KARISMA WAS DREAM VENUE FOR THIS COUPLE’S WEEK-LONG WEDDING CELEBRATION.

  • ELYSE MATTHEWS ♥ CHRIS STEVENSON

    April 25, 2018

    “WE INITIALLY PLANNED to have our wedding on the sand,” Elyse shares. “However, we were unsure about the weather so we moved it to the ballroom at our resort, the Fives Azul Beach Resort Playa Del Carmen, by Karisma, and were so glad we did. It was spacious, beautiful, and perfectly private for our rambunctious dance party! Picking the resort was the hardest part of the planning but I can honestly say that it paid off. The hotel was absolutely stunning, and the service was amazing. The food at the resort was always top notch; I haven’t had food this good at a resort or on holidays ever.  ↱



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  • We decided not to use “traditional” destination wedding colours. Pinterest played a big role in helping us choose the colour palette, which ended up being a mix of blush, rose gold, gold, navy, and grey. It gave our venue such a romantic look. The ceremony was on the sky rooftop, overlooking the ocean. We couldn’t have asked for a more beautiful setting.

  • Our guests loved the activity and food options. Some of them did one excursion a day, and many of them were able to relax poolside while their kids played on the waterslides. There were also plenty of a-la-carte options for our guests. My parents really enjoyed their morning beach walks, followed by coffee at the beach bar. Each of our guests had a different experience, but they all left with such great memories.

    My dress was very dear and near to my heart. It was purchased from the Bride’s Project in Toronto. The Bride’s Project takes previously loved gowns from past brides or sample dresses from bridal salons and sells them to new brides for a fraction of the price. All of their proceeds go to breast cancer research and awareness. 

  • One of the best parts about having a destination wedding is that all your guests get to mingle. Our guests got to know each other very well in the days prior to the wedding. This made our non-stop dance party even better. It was so fun to see people of all ages mixing, relaxing and having the best time—all while the tequila shots were still flowing!”

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Destination Weddings

Seven tips for planning the ultimate destination celebration.

By Nicole Greenberg, weddingbells
Photos: A Brit and a Blonde
  • DO

    Pick a dress that withstands the heat

    Your dream satin dress is a showstopper, but wear it under the Mexican sun and you’re sure to melt. Choose a climate friendly gown in a lightweight fabric like chiffon, georgette or silk organza.

    Pick a location that's easily accessible

    You have always dreamed of tying the knot on a mountaintop, but it’s a climb and many of your guests might not be up for the journey. If your heart is set on a hard-to-reach locale, arrange transportation for guests to and from your venue.

    Show your gratitude

    Your guests are coming a long way to celebrate with you, so acknowledge their efforts by adding a heartfelt welcome note to their room. On the day of, tell each guest just how much their presence means to you.

    Consider hiring a local wedding planner

    Planning a destination wedding is a major undertaking, so having a local wedding planner on board is a stress reliever. They’ll not only help with personalization, but will have insider information on the best vendors in the area. Most hotels offer the service of a wedding coordinator on site.

  • DON'T

    Skip the SPF

    Getting married under the sun’s glowing rays puts you at risk for burning, and that is something nobody wants on their wedding day (or honeymoon!). Be sure to pack and wear sunscreen on your wedding day (pack a spray formula so you can easily reapply) and be a thoughtful host and have SPF on hand for your guests too.

    Skimp on the research

    While it’s easy to get swept up in the romance of having your wedding in paradise, overlooking the hard facts could result in disaster. Check everything from your destination’s exchange rate to its marriage requirements before putting down a deposit.

    Forget to live in the moment!

    Wherever you and your partner choose to get married, remember you’re celebrating your love for one another, and this is what your wedding is all about! Let go of your worries so you can fully appreciate every second of your day and your chosen destination!


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