The Most Exotic Wedding Venue Trends

If you long for a seaside wedding ceremony with tropical weather, sun kissed shores and celestial waters then you should be on the lookout for these exotic wedding venue trends.

Four Seasons Resort Lana’i, Hawaii


Photograph Courtesy: Four Seasons Resort Lana’i


“We look forward to couples offering more experiential wedding weekends instead of the traditional event timeline. Think more of private catamaran cruises instead of the conventional morning after brunch!” – Ms. Caroline Montondon, Wedding and Social Sales Manager


One&Only Reethi Rah, Maldives


Photograph Courtesy: One&Only Reethi Rah


“Customs and traditions play a pivotal role within wedding ceremonies and the cultural celebration of love. We at One&Only Reethi Rah are planning to introduce a traditional Maldivian Dhoni wedding as a new nuptial trend for 2019.” – Camilla Ashworth, Assistant Manager (Communications)


Hilton Hotels, Seychelles


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“At Hilton Seychelles we are extremely passionate about eco-sustainability. Consequently, we have implemented many initiatives towards the goal of cutting our environmental footprint. We constantly aim to spread the word and hope that more and more businesses (and people in general) will follow the lead we have started proposing, since December 2018 which is the concept of an eco-friendly wedding, with zero single-use plastic use, sustainable and farm-to-fork food, natural theme colours and the use of local products only. We certainly hope this trend will boom in 2019!” – Ms. Serena Di Fiore, Cluster Event Manager


The Ungasan Clifftop Resort, Bali


Photograph Courtesy: The Ungasan Clifftop Resort


“The trends we have noticed are elaborate lighting structures, extravagant suspended installations for both; ceremonies and receptions. There has also been a return to pampas grass and native blooms which is paying homage to the Boho Luxe look with metallic leaves and hand dyed florals as well as an ode to the classic modern bride.” – Natalie Cadell, Director of Sales (Weddings and Events)


Shangri-La Hotels & Resorts, Across The Globe


Photograph Courtesy: Shangri-La’s Barr Al Jissah Resort & Spa 


“When we talk about destination weddings, there are many new selective and upcoming countries that will benefit more in near future such as Sri Lanka, Kota Kinabalu, Bali, Muscat, Mauritius, Boracay, Turkey, Paris, Italy and few more. The millennials want to create extravagant experiences for themselves and for their guests. Hence, they want to select a location where their friends and family have never been to and dream to travel to. The focus is shifting from traditional ceremonies to lavish experiences. Ideally from the Middle East region, couples are looking for a venue which has direct connectivity and less travel time but is equally exotic and budget driven. Sometimes couples are looking forward to unique ways of organizing the ceremony. For example; we recently received a request from a couple who wished to create a floating stage in the middle of a lake for their wedding ceremony!” – Anand Punjani, Business Development Manager



Feature Image Credit: Shangri-La’s Rasa Ria Resort & Spa