Tags: Kent

How about a New York wedding?

14 Jul 2011

How about a New York wedding?

The best places to get married outside of the UK

The average wedding in Britain costs around £23,000, so it’s no surprise more couples than ever are choosing a foreign setting for their big day, combining the chance for an exotic break with tying the knot and maybe even saving money.

Here are a few of the destinations which are becoming popular.

Quick weddings got a boost when the Manhattan Marriage Bureau opened at 141 Worth Street. The 20s building has an art-deco feel, and the elegant wedding chapels feature artwork on loan from the Brooklyn Museum of Art. The wedding licence costs just $25, leaving you plenty of spare bucks for cocktails and horse-drawn carriage rides round Central Park.

Masseria Torre Coccaro, Puglia, Italy offers all the beauty and atmosphere of Tuscany. The Masseria Torre Coccaro, on the coast between Bari and Brindisi, is a small hotel with a beautiful 17th-century chapel where a priest can perform the wedding ceremony before you sit down to a traditional Pugliese banquet in the picturesque courtyard

Lesic Palace, Korcula, Croatia offers a stylish house-party wedding. The building is a restored 18th-century Bishop’s Palace with a separate apartment on each of the six floors, each with four bedrooms. The palace is in the heart of Korcula town, famed for its elegant Venetian architecture and beautiful beaches.

Break out the Cuban cigars with a colourful wedding on the atmospheric streets of Havana. Stay at the Saratoga - a lavish hotel located in front of the famous Partagas cigar factory, in one of the busiest parts of the Cuban capital - and be transported by vintage car or horse drawn carriage to an 18th-century house in central Havana for the wedding ceremony.

If its lions, giraffes and wildebeest you want as witnesses then the Mara Intrepids Camp on the banks of the Talek River in Kenya is luxurious with an elevated game-viewing platform and swimming pool and 30 elegant tents with four-poster beds and modern en suite bathrooms.

The unspoilt landscapes of Dominica offer something different from the traditional Caribbean beach wedding. The ceremony can take place by waterfalls or volcanic rock pools, or on one of the Atlantic beaches, and the island is also a perfect honeymoon spot, with diving, snorkeling and whale-watching on offer, along with the more traditional Caribbean pastimes of enjoying and rum punches.

supplier finder

Get a quote

Looking for that perfect local supplier?
Let us know what you need and we’ll start looking for you.

supplier finder

Find a supplier

Search over 200,000 Suppliers in the UK.

or

Leave a comment

Comments

There are no comments to display, be the first!

bride

Everything for your wedding

Wedding Photo of the Week: Chris Bradshaw Photography

Each week we’re inviting all wedding photographers to submit their images to be Bri...

Wedding trends for 2020

With 2020 proving a popular year to wed, we take a look at the trends taking hold ...

An autumnal wedding shoot in Shropshire

Offering an alternative take on an autumn wedding theme, the soft colour scheme of this s...

A black and white wedding shoot inspired by British artist Bridget Riley

The team at York Wedding Suppliers joined together to create a chic and eye-catching phot...

21 wedding breakfast set-ups from real weddings

The reveal of your wedding breakfast set-up will be a moment that takes your breath away ...

Looking for that perfect local supplier?
Let us know what you need and we’ll start looking for you.

the wedding show

Sun -Sun 03
New Place Hotel Wedding Fayre, Hampshire find out more »
Sat 05
St Ermins Wedding Showcase, London find out more »
Sun 06
Holiday Inn Ashford North (A20) Wedding Show, Ashford find out more »
Sun 06
The Athenaeum Wedding Fair 2019, Suffolk find out more »
Sun 06
Vintage Wedding Fayre, Hampshire 2019 find out more »
Sun 06
Bisham Abbey Wedding Fair, Buckinghamshire find out more »
Sun 06
Pretty and Punk Southwest Wedding Fair find out more »
Sun 06
Bisham Abbey Open Day, Buckinghamshire find out more »
Sun 06
The Suffolk Wedding Show, Autumn 2019 find out more »
Wed 09
Treasured Collections - Wild Bunch Autumn Flower Workshop, Shropshire find out more »
Sat -Sat 12
Bride: The Wedding Show at Westpoint Exeter find out more »
Sat 12
Majestic Hotel Harrogate Showcase Day, Yorkshire find out more »
Sat 12
The Trousseau Bridal Sample Sale, Marylebone, London find out more »
Sun 13
The Ramada Hotel Wedding Show, Dover find out more »
Sun 13
Foxhills Classic Wedding Fayre, Ottershaw find out more »
Sun 13
Oaksmere Autumn Wedding Fair 2019, Suffolk find out more »
Sun 13
Lynford Hall Wedding Fayre, Norfolk find out more »
Sun 13
Cantley House Hotel Wedding Fair, Berkshire find out more »
Sun 13
Lynford Hall Wedding Fayre, Norfolk find out more »
Sun 13
Bride: The Wedding Show at The Mere, Cheshire find out more »
Sun 13
The Liverpool & North West Wedding Show find out more »
Sun 13
Cantley House Hotel Wedding Fair, Berkshire find out more »
Sun 13
Hever Castle Wedding Showcase, Kent find out more »
Sun 13
Bradbourne House Wedding Showcase, Kent find out more »
Thu 17
Hatton Court Open Evening, October 2019 find out more »
Sun 20
Chilworth Manor Wedding Fayre, Hampshire find out more »
Sun 20
Lillibrooke Manor Wedding Fair, Berkshire find out more »
Sun 20
The Liverpool & North West Wedding Show find out more »
Sun 20
Lilliebrooke Manor Wedding Fair, Berkshire find out more »
Sun 20
The Greenway Hotel, Wedding Showcase find out more »
Sun 20
Wedding Inspiration Day, Laura Ashley Hotel The Belsfield find out more »
Sun 20
Bowood Wedding Showcase, Wiltshire find out more »
Sun 20
Luxury Liverpool Wedding Show find out more »
Sun 20
Bury Masonic Hall Wedding Show and Open Day find out more »
Sun 20
Ufton Court Wedding Fayre, Berkshire find out more »
Sun 20
Laura Ashley Hotel, Wedding Inspiration Day find out more »
Sun 27
St Augustine's Priory Wedding Show, Bilsington find out more »
Sun 27
Langstone Quays Resort Wedding Fayre, Hampshire find out more »
Sun 27
Lodorefalls Wedding Fayre, Lake District find out more »
Sun 27
Wedding Open Day, Solent Hotel, Hampshire find out more »
Sun 27
Coppid Beech Hotel Wedding Fair, Berkshire find out more »
Sun 27
Mount Ephraim Wedding Open Day, Kent find out more »
Sun 27
The Bold & Beautiful Wedding Show, Devon find out more »