When planning a destination wedding (be it domestic or abroad), you’ll want to consult the pros. An expert wedding planner can help choose the location and the venue, and navigate the ins and outs of working in a foreign country. Many will also source the best local teams to aid on the ground if they aren’t based in your chosen destination. The goal? To create an event that has a sense of place, and just as many personal touches as it would if you were to wed in your hometown. Regardless of where you have your sights set for your upcoming destination wedding, be sure to check for safety and travel bans before asking friends and family to travel across the world. Always work with your planner to contact embassies in advance (if needed) to check for various passport or health regulations, and make sure to incorporate local elements into your planning, design, and décor to make the experience authentic for your guests. We reached out to expert planners to share their top destination wedding locations for 2025 weddings.

1/ Amalfi Coast

The Amalfi Coast is known for its rugged shoreline dotted with small beaches and pastel-coloured Italian fishing villages — but when it comes to weddings, it offers so much more. If you want spectacular views, incredible food, beautiful historic architecture and that quintessential ‘all bells and whistles’ romance for your wedding day, then look no further. The stretch of coastline is littered with fabulous venues, each more perfect than the last for a chic destination wedding. Some of our favourites include; Fattoria Di Maiano, a charming and rustic farm located in the Fiesole Hills, Hotel Santa Caterina, boasting a sunkissed veranda overlooking the water and Castello Di Vincigliata, a historic castle with views over Florence and foundations dating back to 1000AD.

2/ The Cote d’Azur

An established holiday destination, with paths connecting many coastal villages and towns, the Cote d’Azur features some of the world’s most famously luxe beach locales, like Saint-Tropez and Cannes. Some of our favourite venues include; Chateau Saint Georges, coined as Le Petit Versailles in southern France and built by a famous perfumer of the same name, Chateau De Castellaras, situated high in the hills above Cannes and Villa Belrose, overlooking the bay of St Tropez this 5 star resort is the epitome of paradise.

3/ Marrakech

Unique textures, patterns, and vibrant colours highlight this Moroccan city — gaining popularity as an adventurous destination wedding location. Some of our favourite venues include; Beldi Country Club, a green oasis of charm blending Moroccan tradition and French chic, The Royal Mansour, the ultimate luxury venue embracing Moroccan traditions in a private riad of unparalleled refinement and finally Amanjena, moments from Marrakech this venue exudes a sense of peace and timeless tranquillity.

4/ Portugal

Located on the Iberian Peninsula, Portugal has an Old-World charm, unlike many destinations. And while it’s not on the Mediterranean, it does feature some of Europe’s most beautiful beaches. Some of our favourite venues include; Pousada de Amares, nestled in the outskirts of Serra do Gerês boasts a rich history and charming minimalist interior, Solar da Levada, a perfectly unique and utterly stunning venue located in the breathtakingly beautiful region of Braga and Quinta da Pacheca, built in 1903 surrounded by vineyards and situated in the heart of the Douro region.

5/ Spain

If you've dreamed of a warm destination wedding then we guarantee Spain has crossed your mind more than once. With acres of world-renowned vineyards in Rioja, Jerez and Galicia, major cities famous for their bustling nightlife in Barcelona, Madrid and Ibiza and a wealth of rich historical sites in Cordoba, Granada and Seville; the country is rich with beautiful locations for your wedding day whatever the style. And the beautiful weather certainly doesn't hurt! Some of our favourite venues include; Hotel Corazón, a luxurious haven nestled within the Tramuntana Mountains, Bell Recó, a magnificent summer estate in Argenota and finally Ca l'Iborra, a stately home built in the 1930s set on the Maresme Coast.

6/ The Bahamas

Situated southeast of the furthest tip of Florida, in the blue Caribbean waters of the West Indies, the Bahamas are a popular destination for our American readers and for very good reason. Everywhere you turn the island offers breathtaking views of clear turquoise waters, pink sand beaches and stunning Bahamian architecture. Some of our favourite venues include; Rosewood Baha Mar, a refined and luxurious resort set on the powder-white sands of Nassau's Cable Beach, Ocean View Club, an intimate and charming sanctuary situated on Pink Sand Beach and The Ocean Club, utterly unique amongst with a multi-level Versailles-inspired gardens and the 12th-century open-air Augustinian cloister.