Top 10 Destination Wedding Locations for Avid Travelers & Adventure Seekers

 

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?

  • 1 = If it rains keep me inside, please!
  • 5 = If the super jeep or heli can get us within a 15 minute hike to the location, perfect!
  • 10 = 2+ hour hike rain or shine, heck yea!  Let’s do it! …the wedding dress is going in the backpack ❤

 

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.

With a smile, Ann Peters + Team (Adventure Wedding Planners/Adventure Photographers)

 

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!

Patagonia Wedding Torres del Paine-Your Adventure Wedding

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!

Vestmannaeyjar Island Iceland - Your Adventure Wedding

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!

Faroe Islands Wedding Locations - Your Adventure Wedding

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!

Lofoten Islands Norway Wedding Locations-Your Adventure Wedding

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!

Ushuaia Argentina Wedding Photographer - Your Adventure Wedding

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!

Madagascar Wedding Locations-Your Adventure Wedding

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!

Morocco Wedding Locations-Your Adventure Wedding

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!

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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!

Peru Destination Wedding Locations-Your Adventure Wedding

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!

Illulisat Greenland Wedding-Your Adventure Wedding

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Best Wedding Hotel in Latvia: Baltic Beach Hotel & Spa

Latvia!  Yes, I said Latvia!  Latvia is a gorgeous hidden gem of a country tucked within the beautiful Baltic Sea.  Latvia should be on your adventure wedding list, because it is full of rich culture, eco-friendly, one of the world’s greenest countries, has an endless list of romantic adventures for couples, it’s also a country filled with art, wooden architecture, castles and manor houses!

…and it is beside the Baltic Sea!  Have you ever been to the Baltic Sea before?  It’s seriously one of the dreamiest seas on the planet!  It just so happens that one of the most prominent adventure luxury hotels in Europe is alongside of it too!  Today, I am thrilled to introduce you the stunning: Baltic Beach Hotel & Spa.

Upon arrival to the hotel, I was greeted by an amazing host waiting at the entrance of the hotel who directed me to the reception staff.  They made check-in easy and pointed out all of the amazing opportunities for fun within the resorts property and just outside of its walls.  When I arrived to my room I found the accommodations to be more than I expected.  The bed was comfy and there were all of the American amenities we always need in room (IE, phone, room service, lots of outlets, high count thread sheets, desk, large TV, luxury toiletries, full size hair dryer, alarm clock, spa services at my finger tips, and large windows that open to allow that tremendously awesome breeze in)!

This hotel is on our Top 5 Adventure Wedding Hotels list for a billion reasons.  But for fun, I’m going to name 25 of my favorites for now =)

  1. Location, location, location! There are at least 8 locations onsite I can see you saying “I do” near!
  2. 161 Room Types (37 Superior; 28 Deluxe; 44 Budget; 31 Executive Suite; 11 Junior Suites; 8 Baltic Suites; 1 Jurmala Suite; and 1 Presidential Suite) plus an enchanting Garden Villa
  3. Endless luxury from top to bottom. You and your guests will feel like VIP’s.
  4. Onsite of the Baltic Beach Hotel the wedding reception options are many such as the following: Perle Hall (~130 guests); Jura Hall (~110 guests); Jurmala Hall (~75 guests); Majori (~40 guests); and at least 10+ others that can be considered depending on the size of your fabulous Latvian Destination Wedding.
  5. 3 restaurants onsite that offer dinning that is beyond 5 stars (Caviar Club, il Sole, and Perle)
  6. Onsite is one of Europe’s largest and most professional Spa’s (100’s of services available from 0700-2200, every day).
  7. Breakfast is included and that also includes mimosas! …did someone hashtag #balticandbreakast?  I did, go back and see here!
  8. Gated secure property.
  9. Within walking distance of a super cute historical town (Jūrmala).
  10. Award winning hotel every year from affirmed places such as the following: “Trip Advisor,” “World Luxury Hotel Award,” and World Travel Awards.”
  11. Baltic Beach Hotel offers many Romance and Honeymoon Packages that can easily be customizable.
  12. Onsite Fitness Classes, Gym, and Swimming Pool.
  13. Steps away from the beautiful Baltic Sea and pristine golden sand beaches.
  14. Exclusive area for you to lounge on the beach and delight in a cocktail.
  15. Immaculate grounds to walk through and enjoy.
  16. Exemplary customer service offering unique add on options to your event and stay such as hiring: Sand/Ice Sculptures, Illusionist, Fireworks, and other audio and visual delights.
  17. Full service decadent bar throughout the entire hotel property.
  18. Year-round beauty for any season wedding in Latvia.
  19. Chic styling throughout the hotel within the rooms, restaurant dinning spaces, and the reception halls.
  20. Staying within the walls of elegant Latvian history!
  21. An incredible Banja experience is available and one you will never forget!
  22. An experienced cultured Latvian staff available to you 24-7.
  23. Minutes away from the big city: Riga, Latvia (international airport is here as well).
  24. Moments away from Latvia and Lithuania’s best historical and natural sites such as the following: Sigulda, Rundale, Balta Kappa, Kemeri National Park, Venta Rapids, and the Hill of Hope.
  25. Tell me you don’t LOVE the way your invitations will sound… “Please join us beside the beautiful Baltic Sea, as we say I do!”

The Baltic Beach Hotel, is a premium luxury Latvian destination wedding location not only for your ceremony but your reception as well.  We would love to help you plan a Latvian adventure wedding here, so please contact us for more details!

If all those reasons don’t get you to come to the Baltic Beach Hotel & Spa in Jurmala, Latvia, I’m not sure you’re an adventurous traveler! 😉  The Baltic countries are an area in Europe that is still virgin, undeveloped and offbeat so I urge you to plan your trip soon so you may experience this phenomena yourself.  I foresee this area exploding soon just as Iceland did in 2012!  Hurry.

Stay tuned next week as we head to our next location on our Top 5 Adventure Wedding Hotel List for 2015… It’s a buzzing downtown luxury location for you fabulous city lovers.  If you missed out previous posts on this year’s list, please go back here and here to enlighten yourself on them.

With a smile, Ann Peters & Team (Adventure Wedding Planner & Photographer)

  • Baltic Beach Hotel Contact Information:
  • Address: Juras Str. 23/25, Jurmala, LV-2015, Latvia
  • Phone: +371 6 777 14 00
  • Website: http://www.balticbeach.lv/
  • Baltic Beach Hotel GPS Coordinates: 56.9753958 / 23.7954519

2015, Photos by Miss Ann / Your Adventure Wedding, All Rights Reserved