Besides looking for the perfect venue to get married, couples today are more environmentally conscious and want to include that in their ceremony. This has been a growing trend in recent years and something that even the wedding planning industry has acknowledged as a popular demand. This has brought more interesting places into focus and expanded the offer of marvelous spots to have a ceremony at. If you are looking to honor this trend, here are 2020 exotic eco-friendly locations for your destination wedding that will take everyone’s breath away.
Jamaica is one of the most desired places in the Caribbean with amazing beaches, palm trees, and laid-back vibes. Home to numerous resorts, couples can easily find the perfect all-inclusive venue at affordable prices like the ones in Montego Bay. If you are looking for spots to have an intimate ceremony at sunset, Negril is a great place for that with dramatic cliffs and sandy beaches. But besides typical tropical settings, there are also more elegant ones like waterfalls and gardens of Ocho Rios.
Iceland is called the land of fire and ice for a reason and many couples decide to tie the knot here among volcanoes, fjords, hot springs, and icecaps. Icelanders put a lot of effort to protect their natural environment which will give you the ultimate eco-friendly locations for your destination wedding. Reynisfjara Black Beach is one of the most dramatic landscapes here with landmarks like three sea stacks protruding from the ocean. In Iceland, you can have a ceremony in the cave, glacier lagoon or by your private waterfall, like Godafoss, as well as a church wedding in the town of Vick.
Bora Bora in French Polynesia is considered a true paradise on Earth with turquoise lagoons and breathtaking landscapes. This island has a perfect climate so it’s no wonder that it is the most desired destination among honeymooners, as well. Four Seasons here are an ideal spot for a luxurious ceremony on a sunset cruise and at its lovely chapel where the forces of nature will bless your union. Mount Otemanu stands tall above the island giving you an awe-inspiring background for wedding photo sessions and perfect sunsets over the ocean.
South Africa may be far-flung but it’s well worth the trouble to organize a wedding there. Full of towering mountains and grasslands, this is the destination that will steal everyone’s heart. No matter if you choose trendy Cape Town or deserted beaches of Natal, you will have your wedding surrounded by stunning landscapes. Going on a wine tour like the Stellenbosch route will take you and your guests among lush vineyards and have you tasting some of the best reds and whites in the world. However, the Garden Route may be one of the most romantic spots in the country with the Outeniqua and Swartberg Mountains offering a picturesque ambiance.
If you like to surf, then Los Cabos is a perfect place for your nuptials. The area includes the towns of Cabo San Lucas and San Jose del Cabo with the Corridor between them offering ideal resorts for your wedding venue. Since this is a destination often visited by celebrities, you will find many exclusive clubs and villas that will keep you and your guests entertained during your stay. If you are looking for something more intimate, you can get married at Land’s End – a giant rock arch or take a boat to a private cove. Chileno Bay Resort offers several venues within its large complex, while the Cape has one of the best restaurants in the area.
Tasmania is one of the most eco-friendly places in Australia to tie the knot with locations like Cradle Mountain combining luxury and natural beauties. Before and after the big day, guests can enjoy visiting some of the amazing locations of the East Coast Tasmania like Bay of Fires and Maria island. Quamby Estate near Launceston is a popular wedding venue offering state of the art cuisine and the best local produce like wines and cheese. Another popular spot here is The Gardens located in Tasmania’s capital Hobart which is perfect for those who want a more urban experience for their wedding day.
A true tropical paradise, Costa Rica offers the undiluted nature of its many islands to couples who want to have an eco-friendly wedding. You can have a ceremony on a mountaintop or the edge of a volcano which will make the wedding photos truly unique and special. Eco-lodges and bungalows in rainforests are both romantic and an example of successful ecotourism. Arenal Nayara among the tropical garden and Villa Caletas with Roman amphitheater overlooking the Pacific Ocean are only some luxurious venues to choose from. The best time for a wedding here is from December to May during the dry season although Costa Rica is amazing even when it rains.
All in all
Planning a wedding is not an easy task. You have to think about everything and everyone which is demanding and quite stressful. However, choosing a perfect venue is one of the most important things that will set the tone of the whole wedding. So, instead of going for something classic, opt for one of these 2020 exotic eco-friendly locations. Having a destination wedding is very trendy right now, but above all will give you incredible memories to last for a lifetime.