Are you the bride that wants your wedding to also be a vacation for your guests, but have no idea where to go? Tablet Magazine put together a great list of the top 14 hotels for a destination wedding like the above Taj Lake Palace! Located in Udaipur, Rajasthan, if you’re a bride and groom for whom nothing less than a brigade of elephants and camels dressed in full regalia will do, you’re in luck. Animal welcoming parties are old hat at this ancient Rajasthani palace, where they’ve been throwing over-the-top celebrations for centuries.
The Auberge du Jeu de Paume located in Chantilly, France is perfect for the couple that wants to party like Marie-Antoinette on thier wedding day. Twenty-five miles outside of Paris, Auberge du Jeu de Paume is one of France’s grandest country estates, with an aristocratic heritage to match the best of them.
The Serai Jaisalmer in Jaisalmer, Rajasthan is a deeply romantic safari-style tented camp in the desert. It beat out such contenders as a hotel with views of the Taj Mahal and an opulent maharaja’s palace in the Himalayas, to say nothing of the Serai’s sister-hotel Sher Bagh, which has thrown some famous weddings of its own.
Boucan by Hotel Chocolat located in Soufrière, St. Lucia, is a 140-acre estate high in the hills above the Caribbean. This hotel has gone and made chocolate a central part of the hospitality experience as well. And needless to say, St. Lucia’s unbelievably photogenic landscapes serve as memorable backdrops for a wedding.
For the full list of destination wedding hotels, visit Tablet Magazine here.