Posted on March 13, 2016
When you’re a couple who holds Travel and Adventure as a core piece of your relationship, where in the world do you turn to get married? I often get asked this question, by couples worldwide hoping to step up their game on their wedding day. My fellow avid travelers and adventure seekers, fear not! This is exactly why Your Adventure Wedding‘s mission began and is in full force.
So where are the most offbeat and unique destination wedding locations hiding?
My direct answer varies depending on your adventure level. …and by adventure level I mean like a scale of 1 to 10, where are you on your wedding day and in your wedding day attire?
Today, we’d like to call out specifically for 2016, the Top 10 Destination Wedding Locations for Avid Travelers & Adventure Seekers! Because after all, some might say, your wedding day or elopement should be the kickoff off chapter to your biggest adventures yet to come so let’s find that ideal location for you! Enjoy the location highlights and feel free to contact us for more information.
1.) Patagonia – Torres del Paine National Park (Chile)
Torres del Paine National Park in Patagonia, is where the mysterious and intriguing “W” trek of the Andes mountains live and breathe. This area also has numerous lakes, glaciers, granite towers, caves, wildlife (Guanacos, Ostriches, Flamingos, Pumas, Foxes, Armadillo, and Condors flying around) endless mountain views, and so many unique experiences to be had!
2.) Vestmannaeyjar Islands (Iceland)
As I’m sure you’ve seen, Iceland is an amazing location to hold your destination wedding, but have you ever considered the islands off of Iceland? The Vestmannaeyjar Islands are comprised of 15 Archipelago Islands that were all born from eruptions. Which means the islands feature sharp and interesting cliff-lines, basalt rock formations, the famed “elephant rock,” quaint fishing villages, and a gorgeous Stave (wooden) Church!
3.) Faroe Islands (Denmark)
What other place has more grass covered houses than anywhere in the world, more sheep than people, jagged cliff edges that will get your heart pumping, hikes that are self-finding, a serenity that you thought only exists in your mind, majestic waterfalls, and a place that still offers a deep and rich culture that mixes the best of the best Nordic worlds of Denmark and Iceland?! Nowhere, Natta, No place but the magnificent… Faroe Islands! I might even dare to say parts of it made me feel like I was exploring Narnia!
4.) Lofton Islands (Norway)
The Lofoten Islands is a place where heaven and earth meet! What better place to hold an enticing elopement or intimate Norway wedding adventure than on the top of a mountain with stunning fjords behind?! During your wedding day in Norway’s Lofoten Islands, (once you pick up your jaw off the ground) you’ll become one with the sea and the mountains!
5.) Ushuaia, Argentina (the most Southern city in the world)
For you adventure seekers that love to hike and explore, there are endless options for you in Ushuaia! There are short 30 minute to longer 2+ hour hikes within the Tierra del Fuego National Park that will allow you to experience the most Southern tip of the Andes Mountains and the famed Beagle Channel. …plus several stunning secret spots!
6.) Madagascar (Africa)
Madagascar is a magical island off of the coast of Africa. There you’ll find the famed Isalo National Park, unforgettable mountains, wild adventures, hikes, waterfalls, crystal clear blue-green water, unique tree’s, plants and animals you have never seen before. It’s the essence of an adventure wedding location, undiscovered! Be one of the first couples to hold your unforgettable destination wedding in Madagascar, I dare you!
7.) Morocco (Africa)
Morocco is one of my favorite countries because it houses the highest peak in Africa named, Toubakal which stands higher than 13,000 feet! Would you dare to wed at the top? We’d be right there with you photographing! Oh so, many options to choose from like the Mediterranean Coast, the Sahara Desert. Draa Valley, the Rif & Atlas Mountains, and our endless secret locations!
8.) The Baltic Countries
There are 3 gorgeous hidden gems of states tucked within the beautiful Baltic Sea. Estonia! Latvia! Lithuania! All should be on your adventure wedding list, because they are full of rich culture, eco-friendly, one of the world’s greenest countries, has an endless list of romantic adventures for couples, beautiful pristine beaches, it’s also a country filled with art, wooden architecture, castles and manor houses!
9.) Peru (South America)
The Peruvian culture is vivid, rich in tradition, and one of the friendliest I have encountered throughout my worldwide travels. The country is full of ancient ruins, the Amazon River, marvelous Andes mountains, and countless adrenaline junkie sports just waiting for you to partake in!
10.) Illulisat, Greenland (Denmark)
This Nordic wedding location is for couples who are truly fearless explorers at heart, cold weather lovers, and have an unquenchable curiosity! Is this you? If so, you can look forward to having a destination wedding or romantic elopement in one of the most mysterious places in the world (it’s been said to be in the top 10)! Plus what adventurous wedding couple wouldn’t want to arrive to their Greenland wedding ceremony by dogsled? Then partake in Greenland wedding adventures (or honeymoon) such as mountaineering, heliskiing, iceberg hunting, scuba diving, whale watching, and even flight seeing over the vast tundras!
Category: Africa, Europe, North America, Press, South America Tagged: 10 Offbeat Wedding Locations, Adventure Photographer, Adventure Seeker Wedding Locations, Adventure Wedding, Adventure Wedding Locations, Adventure Wedding Locations Morocco, Adventure Wedding Photographer, Adventure Wedding Photography, Adventure Wedding Planner, Adventure Wedding Planners, Adventure Wedding Planning, Adventure Weddings, adventurous wedding locations, Africa Adventure Weddings, Africa Destination Weddings, Africa Wedding Locations, Best Destination Wedding Locations, best destination wedding photographer, Best Destination Wedding Planner, Chile Wedding Photographer, Chile Wedding Planner, Denmark Wedding Photographer, Denmark Wedding Planner, Destination Wedding Faroe Islands, Destination Wedding Planner, Elope Faroe Islands, Estonia Wedding Locations, Estonia Wedding Photographer, Estonia Wedding Planner, Estonia Wedding Vihula Manor, Estonia Weddings, Faroe Islands Destination Wedding, Faroe Islands Elopement, Faroe Islands Wedding Photographer, Faroe Islands Wedding Planner, Geirangerfjord Wedding, Geirangerfjord Wedding Planner Norway, Getting Married in the Faroe Islands, Glacier Wedding Greenland, Greenland Wedding Photographer, Greenland Wedding Planner, Greenland Weddings, Heimaey Island Iceland Wedding, Iceland Adventure Weddings, Iceland Wedding, Iceland Wedding Photographer, Iceland Wedding Planner, Iceland Wedding Planning Heimaey, Iceland Weddings, Illulisat Greenland Wedding, International Wedding Planner, Isalo national park Wedding Madagascar, Latvia Adventure Weddings, Latvia Destination Wedding, Latvia Wedding Photographer, Latvia Wedding Planner, Latvia Weddings, Locations Noone Ever Gets Married, Lofoten Islands Elopement, Lofoten Islands Wedding, Lofoten Islands Wedding Photographer, Lofoten Islands Wedding Planner, Madagascar Destination Wedding, Madagascar Wedding Photographer, Madagascar Wedding Planner, Madagascar Weddings, Moroccan Weddings, Morocco Adventure Wedding, Morocco Red Arch, Morocco Wedding Locations, Morocco Wedding Photographer, Morocco Wedding Planner, Morocco Weddings, Morocco Weddings Photographs, Most Unique Destination Wedding Locations, Norway Geirangerfjord Wedding Photographer, Norway Wedding Photographer, Norway Wedding Planner, Norway Weddings, Patagonia Adventure Wedding, Patagonia Elopement, Patagonia Engagement Session, Patagonia Honeymoon, Patagonia Pre Wedding Photographer, Patagonia Wedding Locations, Patagonia Wedding Photographer, Patagonia Wedding Planner, Patagonia Wedding Planner Ann Peters, Patagonia Weddings, Patagonia Weddings and Honeymoons, Peru Adventure Weddings, Peru Wedding Photographer, Peru Wedding Planner, Photos by Miss Ann, Planning a Wedding in Norway, Planning your Iceland Wedding, South Africa Wedding Planner, South America Adventure Wedding Planner, South America Adventure Weddings, Tallin Estonia Weddings, Top 10 Underrated Destination Wedding Locations, Torres del Paine Wedding Packages, Torres del Paine Wedding Photographer, Torres del Paine Wedding Planner, Torres del Paine Weddings, Ushuaia Adventure Weddings, Ushuaia Argentina Destination Wedding, ushuaia argentina wedding, Ushuaia Argentina Wedding Locations, ushuaia argentina wedding photographer, ushuaia argentina wedding planner, ushuaia argentina weddings, Ushuaia Weddings, Vestmannaeyjar Islands Wedding, Wedding Planner Morocco, Wedding Planner Ushuaia Argentina, Wedding Planners in Patagonia, Weddings in Madagascar, Weddings in Morocco, Weddings in the Faroe Islands, Westman Islands Iceland Wedding, Westman Islands Iceland Wedding Photographer, Westman Islands Wedding Planner, Westmann Islands Iceland Wedding, Your Adventure Wedding
Posted on December 10, 2015
When a bustling city, a wedding, and adventure collide, where do you end up? In our adventure wedding world that answer is simple:
Nordic Hotel Forum in Tallin, Estonia.
I’m so excited today, to introduce you to not only a gorgeous country in the Baltic States that is filled with heart-warming history, art, stunning villas, parks, delicious food, and endless activities for my thrill seekers, but a hotel that is near it all. The Nordic Hotel Forum offers you luxury within walking distance of the Old Town Tallin and is minutes away from everything else!
I arrived at the hotel totally tired from driving in several hours from Latvia and as soon as I walked in my mood changed as the staff greeted me. The super professional team took my bags from my hands, checked me in quickly and wished me a wonderful day. I suddenly found my second wind! Luckily too because I was minutes away from eating out of my mini bar or ordering room service when I was reminded about their FABULOUS 5 star restaurant on site: Restaurant Monaco!
The meal I had in this fabulous hotel and restaurant, was one of the most delicious, surprising, and inspiring I have ever had. Not kidding folks… and I eat out a lot! The chef is genius and the space is gorgeous! Which proves to be the best combination for having a destination wedding in Estonia, am I right? You want your guests to walk away from their meal saying, “Oh my, that was the BEST meal I have ever had!”
I began with the astonishing “signature drink” of the hotel and it was calm, cool, and refreshing! I delighted in a delicious 4 course meal that evening that brought in some traditional elements like duck/deer but brought it up 100 notches by taste and presentation (as you’ll see from my photos below)! …and I might have had the most amazing thing I have ever put in my mouth for dessert. Nothing like I have ever had before, it blew my mind as it exploded (literally and figuratively) in my mouth!
So why is this marvelous location ideal for your Nordic/Baltic Adventure Wedding? Countless reasons really but a few of my favorite highlights follow below:
It is no understatement to say that the happiest hotel in Tallin, Estonia is the Nordic Hotel Forum. The vibe throughout the hotel and the attention to detail the staff has is the best I’ve seen in a city hotel. The best thing is too is that the concierge on staff can direct you to anything your heart desires whether it be museums, art, historical villas, the beautiful national parks in the area, or lead you to more limit pushing escapades for your daily activities. For my lovely adventure seekers, there are many many things within the area that will get your heart thumping! Activities like the Tallin Balloon, Tallinn TV Tower, the Sailing vessel “Kajsamoor,” and the Tallinn Creative Hub!
You better come back next week as we head to our next location on our Top 5 Adventure Wedding Hotel List for 2015… It’s in one of the most majestic and mysterious places on the planet for you nature lovers out there! If you missed out previous posts on this year’s list, please go back Vihula,Ammende, and Baltic Beach to enlighten yourself on them.
Nordic Hotel Forum Contact Information:
Category: Europe Tagged: 5 Star Hotel Estonia, Adventure Wedding Locations, Adventure Weddings, Best City Hotel Tallin Estonia, Best Destination Wedding Planner, Best Hotel in Tallin Estonia, Best Nordic Hotels, Destination Wedding Estonia, Eloping in Estonia, Estonia Spa, Estonia Wedding Locations, Estonia Wedding Photographer, Estonia Wedding Planner, Estonian Elopement, Nordic Hotel Forum, Photos by Miss Ann, Tallin Estonia Wedding Photographer, Tallin Estonia Wedding Planner, Tallin Estonia Weddings, Unique Destination Wedding Ideas, Unique Destination Wedding Locations, Unique destination Wedding locations Europe, Weddings at Nordic Hotel Forum, Weddings in Estonia, Weddings in Tallin Estonia, Your Adventure Wedding, Your Wedding is an Adventure
Posted on November 26, 2015
Thanks for joining us again for our second installment of our yearly, Top 5 Adventure Wedding Hotel List for 2015. In case you missed our previous gush over our first pick: Vihula Manor Country Club and Spa last week, please head back here to experience!
This week, I am thrilled to not only bring you another amazing Estonian Destination Wedding Location, but a compelling story about the location! Who doesn’t love that combo? Allow me to introduce you to the Ammende Villa in Pärnu Estonia.
The story goes…In the 18th century, an amazing entrepreneur named, Hermann Leopold set out to build this amazing villa, because his daughter was not satisfied with any wedding location she toured. He exceeded her expectations in 1905, when he completed building one of the most prestigious villas in Estonia. For you architectural savvy folks, the villa’s design follows Russian Art Nouveau and had the famed architects Mieritz and Gerassimov at the helm of the project.
Current day, the Ammende Villa still holds a very special excitement for holding destination weddings in Pärnu, Estonia and have numerous options for you to consider as far as locations and services in and around the estate. For example, you could find yourself delighting in the following:
Your expectation for amenities follow:
My stay here was lovely and one of the things that surprised me the most was the attention to detail in the room and of the staff. It was amazing to walk into my bathroom and find there were tea light candles and matches ready for me to use to unwind and relax- never have I had that at a hotel before! The setting and vibe throughout the hotel is historical and romantic so if you’re a couple who enjoys both I would highly recommend this boutique hotel for your Honeymoon in Estonia or Estonian Destination Wedding!
Ammende Villa Contact Information:
Stay tuned next time for our next awesome pick on our Adventure Wedding Hotel List for 2015! …we’re heading to Latvia! I’ll let you get your map out in the meantime to find it 😉
With a smile, Ann Peters (Adventure Wedding Photographer + Planner)
© 2015, Your Adventure Wedding, All Rights Reserved
Category: Europe Tagged: 5 Star Hotel Estonia, Adventure Weddings, Ammende Villa, Ammende Villa Wedding Photos, Estonia Villas for Wedding, Estonia Wedding Locations, Estonia Wedding Photographer, Estonia Wedding Planner, Parnu Estonia Wedding Locations, Unique Destination Wedding Locations, Unique Destination Weddings in Europe, Wedding villa europe, Weddings at Ammende Villa, Weddings in Estonia, Your Adventure Wedding, Your Wedding is an Adventure
Posted on November 17, 2015
Hello My Fellow Adventurer Lovers!
Today I begin my yearly series of posts educating you on the top 5 hotels for adventure weddingseekers. Since we have an established post-wedding followers too who still look to us for travel advice, this year’s list is going to push your boundaries a little and introduce you into some badass off-beat locations that you may never have considered until you found my fabulous blog. So I invite you to explore and delight in them with me as I share with you my amazing experience at each of these Nordic locales over the next several weeks.
First up on out 2015 Best Nordic Hotels List…. The Vihula Manor in Estonia. Estonia…. Let’s be honest friends, do you even know where this amazing country is, do you? PICTURE THIS… Slightly south of Scandinavia, it’s formally considered part of Europe in the area called the Baltic States. Which means… YES it’s on the romantic Baltic Sea! My fabulous North American clients, I urge you to consider this country for an adventure wedding for the many many reasons I am going to call out today partly because of this starry-eyed manor hotel I’m sharing with you today!
Where does time stop and the historical 16th Century meet 21st Century luxury? The Vihula Manor Country Club & Spa. The Vihula Manor, is a special place where decadence and nature mingle to create a feeling like “home” you’ve never ever experienced. From the instant I arrived and drove down the tree covered driveway, I was overwhelmed with a sense of serenity. My brain shut off and I was able to just “be in the moment.” First. Time. Ever.
As soon as I checked in, the staff was genuinely warm and exuded serious accommodating vibes. I had not realized how big this enchanting estate was until I was walked through the map letting me know about the endless list of amenities, services, and activities that were all around me! I’ll tell you a little secret too… after being there an hour, I actually found no reason to leave this place for 2 days! I had the pleasure of staying in one of their suites that was inside their old Vodka Distillery. Um, yeah, a vodka distillery. Talk about an exciting novelty! How fun for your Estonia Destination Wedding guests to say too? Another perk… The sound of the river and old water mill soothed me to sleep every night too, it was glorious and one of the best night’s sleep I’ve had to this day in a hotel!
So now you ask… What kept me busy for 2 days at this famed place?
The Vihula Manor Country Club & Spa is ideally designed for hosting a destination wedding in Estonia too! Do you know why? Allow me to enlighten you!
This is a very special place, folks! I would even dare to say, magical! So all that being said, Estonia needs to be put on your travel radar right now! …and Your Adventure Wedding would absolutely love to help you plan and photograph your unforgettable Estonian wedding adventure here! Feel free to contact us to make that happen!
Stay tuned next week as our Top 5 Adventure Wedding Hotel List 2015 continues!
Category: Europe Tagged: Adventure Wedding Locations, Adventure Weddings, Baltic Sea Hotels, Best Place to Get Married in the Baltic Sea, Best Wedding Hotels in Europe, Estonia Destination Wedding Locations, Estonia Spa, Estonia Wedding Locations, Estonia Wedding Photographer, Estonia Wedding Planner, Estonia Wedding Vihula Manor, Lahemaa National Park Wedding, Manors to Wed in, Offbeat Wedding Locations Estonia, Unique Adventure Wedding Locations, Unique Hotels, Vihula Manor Country Club and Spa, Vihula Manor Estonia, Wedding Adventures, Weddings in Estonia, Your Adventure Wedding