When it comes to selecting a wedding venue, there are an endless number of variables that have to be taken into consideration, including location, amenities, and price. Take it from me (I’m told I’m getting married next year): Even when you have a rough idea of what you’re looking for, it still only narrows the options down to about a million different venues.
But what if you were going by looks alone? What if your budget was unlimited? What if distance didn’t matter to you or your guests? Well, you’d probably end up in a beautiful, exotic, fancy, and otherwise desirable location — the kind of high-profile place that celebrities and royalty alike would (and do!) opt for. (Please note that getting married in some countries requires residency in said country. Check local regulations.)
You’d also likely be at one of the most expensive venues in which to tie the knot, because dream weddings don’t come cheap. With that in mind, here are eight of the most extravagant, breathtaking, desirable, and dreamy wedding venues around the world to add to your ultimate wish list.