One-Stop-Shop Hotels That Basically Plan Your Wedding for You
There’s no denying that a breathtaking wedding venue can make for some serious photo ops on your big day. But between choosing a photographer, finding the best bridesmaid gifts for your squad, and figuring out whether inviting your ex is a good idea, you have more than enough on your plate. We’ve rounded up five hotels that make wedding planning easy-breezy, so you only have to focus on saying “I do” to your one true love.
1. Hotel Metropole Monte-Carlo in Monaco: Adventurous couples, this one’s for you. Thanks to Hotel Metropole Monte-Carlo, you can tie the knot 40 feet below sea at Monaco’s Larvotto Beach — without lifting a finger in the planning process! This underwater experience comes complete with a black wetsuit that replicates a top hat, bowtie, and tailcoat, and a white neoprene wetsuit with a voile skirt, a pink scuba tank, and a veil. Plus, the ceremony includes professional divers, a priest, videography, boat ride to the “venue,” and a reception featuring Champagne and French pastries.
2. The Jefferson in Washington, DC: This intimate gem offers an all-encompassing wedding experience starting with a package that includes a post-ceremony cocktail reception so you and your love can enjoy your favorite drinks, followed by a three-course dinner by the team of Michelin-starred Plume. The folks at The Jefferson can also hook you up with spa treatments for your bridal party, photography services, and a wedding officiant in the area.
3. The Moorings Village in Islamorada, FL: With its “Elope to Paradise” package, you and your true love can get hitched in this secluded oceanside getaway between Miami and Key West. You’ll get a personal event planner, a three-night villa stay, an intimate beachfront ceremony, and Chef’s Table dinner for two followed by a newlywed sunset boat cruise with celebratory bubbly.
4. Belhurst Castle in Geneva, NY: A destination all on its own, this Finger Lakes-based 1800s castle (yes, a real castle!) provides all of the services you can imagine you’d need on your special day. You have the choice of multiple ceremony locations right on the property, from inside the castle’s grand ballroom to an outside green overlooking Seneca Lake. And the staff handle pretty much all of the rest.
5.Jewel Grande Montego Bay Resort & Spa in Jamaica: With an entire wedding team ready to handle every last detail of your planning, this tropical spot gives you the option of complete packages for small and large soirees. The wedding planning experts behind Jewel Grande will take care of the officiant, boutonnieres and bouquets for your bridal party, a romantic gazebo for your ceremony, a sound system, a live band, the wedding cake of your dreams, a photographer, and all the food and beverages you can imagine.