Destination weddings

Escape from the cold with these five warm destination wedding locations

13 Nov 2017

From deserts to beaches, here are five of the warmest winter destination wedding locations 

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If you live in the UK, you’re most likely used to the brisk winds and icy rains of a British winter. The weather might be perfect for snuggling under a blanket in front of a roaring fire, but it’s not ideal for a wedding. We’ve compiled five of the warmest winter destination wedding locations for those brides that want to escape the winter chill.  

Joshua Tree, California (USA)

Located in southeast California, Joshua Tree is a U.S national park that consists of scenic desert and stunning geological features. Although the temperature cools off in the winter, its average highest temperature in October (82°F or 27°C) is still hot for those of us acclimatised to the British weather. Ideal for brides that want a dreamy boho wedding, the stunning desert landscape will make for some truly memorable photographs.

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Tenerife, Canary Islands (Spain)

Tenerife is one of those lucky locations that enjoy sunshine throughout the year, with temperatures rarely dropping below 20°C. Favoured by Brits as a holiday destination, it also makes for a perfect destination wedding location. Get married on the beach at sunset, in a hotel with a beautiful view of the island, or in one of the many beautiful churches surrounded by palm trees, and enjoy tapas and other traditional Spanish food with your loved ones.

Kauai, Hawaii (USA)

Known as one of the most naturally beautiful places on earth, Kauai is a bucket list destination for most travel bloggers and Instagrammers. Featuring gorgeous beaches, waterfalls, valleys and even its very own grand canyon, this island is a stunning location for a warm destination wedding. Its abundance of luxury resorts and hotels means you’ll be spoiled for choice for a venue.

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Moreton Island, Queensland (Australia)

When winter hits in England, it’s time for the sun to come in Australia. Where better to escape to for a winter destination wedding? Located just off the coast of Brisbane, Moreton Island is known as the ‘Gem of Southeast Queensland’ thanks to its pristine beaches and the wild dolphins that frequent the waters. The island is rich in history and culture, and there is so much to do that you will want to extend your stay beyond your wedding weekend.

Rotorua (New Zealand)

Known for its bubbling mud pools, geysers and natural hot springs, Rotorua is a city in New Zealand that is steeped in indigenous Maori history; in fact, the most famous Maori love story, that of Hinemoa and Tutanekai, originates in Rotorua. From crystal-clear streams and stunning forests to beautiful beaches heated by geothermal elements, the landscape of this city is simply magical.