We love the idea of tying together a destination wedding and a vacation! A fabulous excuse to gather your closest family and friends for the trip of a lifetime. Perhaps an exotic villa or French chateaus (a la Brad and Jolie). Both sound pretty fabulous to us. To help you find exactly what you are looking for, FlipKey has over 160,000 properties worldwide. Here is just a small sample of FlipKey's properties. You can peruse their vast collection of vacation rentals by clicking here.
You will run into properties like this gated estate that comes with 2.5 acres of rainforest and a stunning ocean panorama. Villa Punto de Vista in Puntarenas, Costa Rica includes 10 boutique-style rooms, an entrance cottage (as seen above), and an open-air roof deck with a bar and jacuzzi. Oh, and did we mention that breakfast is served with champagne Mimosas? Ummm.... can we go?
Casa de los Siete Patos in Ensenada, Mexico
Sitting along a beautiful backdrop lies Casa de los Siete Patos. This rental has 7 patios among 2 acres of lush estate against the Pacific Ocean. A stay at the villa includes a catering service for daily breakfast. Also included: 5 fireplaces and 3 barbecues.
Spring Bay Villa in Saint Phillip, Barbados
This villa is specifically designed to accommodate the most special occasions: reunions, honeymoons, and weddings, of course! Designed with striking coral interiors and spacious outdoor areas, this award-winning rental is sure to meet any honeymoon and wedding needs.
Bastide in Cote d'Azur, France
Host a beautiful French wedding in this home and live like royalty. The rental is surrounded by olive groves, orchards, and lavender and includes daily housekeeping, a live-in butler, and catering services.
Chateau Lagorce in Bourdeaux, France
The Lagroce chateau is completely private from the city of Bordeaux and includes a full-time staff. Large, comfortable, and absolutely welcoming, a wedding here is sure to be an unforgettable experience.
Victorian Gem in Inlet Beach, Florida
This rental is a 100+ year-old Victorian home, restored lovingly with 11-foot ceilings, wrap-around porches, and gorgeous chandeliers. The hosts here love weddings and include a 7th free night if you stay for a week!
Are you ready to plan your dream destination wedding? If you are weighing your options a few factors you might want to consider. First off destination weddings are less expensive (as number of guests are smaller) and and they help appease both sides of the family. Most importantly, they make absolutely breathtaking backdrops for your wedding photos!