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11 Unique Destination Wedding Venues We Love for 2024

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Imagine tying the knot in a place so unique, it feels like you’ve stepped into a fairytale. Picture the happiest day of your life, shared in a magical place that feels like it was made just for you and your partner. You’ll find that the dream of an unforgettable ceremony in a jaw-droppingly unique wedding venue is more within reach than ever before. 

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From the sun-kissed beaches that whisper sweet nothings with every wave to the hidden cultural treasures that stand as timeless witnesses to your vows, our curated list is all about places that offer more than just a beautiful backdrop. 

The best wedding venues are as extraordinary as your love story. Are you ready to find yours?

Our Top Tropical Paradise Venues

Dreams Macao Beach Punta Cana beckons with its pristine beaches where the sands are as soft as whispers and the waters, a clear reflection of your deepest dreams. At this destination wedding venue, luxury meets the natural beauty of the Dominican Republic, offering plush accommodations that promise a serene retreat after a day under the sun. Imagine exchanging vows with the Atlantic Ocean serenading you in the background—it’s as close to a fairy tale as it gets. 

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    Los Cabos Weddings

    Hyatt Ziva Los Cabos

    The pinnacle of Los Cabos luxury, this sun-soaked oasis is home to six nature infused wedding venues, all accompanied by all inclusive bliss and locally inspired entertainment.
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    • venue iconVenues: 6
    • family-friendly iconFamily Friendly
    • car icon20 Minutes
    Package Costs: $2,149$13,070

Next stop, Hyatt Ziva Los Cabos. Nestled where the desert meets the sea, this family-friendly oasis offers breathtaking views that stretch to the horizon, ensuring every photo captures the majesty of your love. With activities for guests of all ages, it’s a place where laughter fills the air, and every moment feels like a celebration of togetherness.

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    Tulum Weddings

    Dreams Tulum

    Constructed near Mayan ruins, flanked on all sides by winding green foliage, and just minutes away from the breathtaking natural waterpark Xel-Há, this resort offers newlyweds and their guests the ideal setting to unplug and connect with the local culture — and with each other.
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    • venue iconVenues: 12
    • family-friendly iconFamily Friendly
    • car icon90-120 Minutes
    Package Costs: $999$11,999

Journey back in time at Dreams Tulum Resort, where the allure of ancient ruins blends with the untouched beauty of nature. This unique wedding venue stands out for its proximity to some of Mexico’s most significant historical sites, offering a wedding experience steeped in the mystique of the Mayans. 

Historic and Cultural Gems

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    Playa del Carmen Weddings

    Sandos Caracol Eco Resort

    Cenote? More like cenot-yay! This Riviera Maya property invites nature lovers seeking to tie the knot in reverence to natural beauty just steps from its incredible, refreshing set of cenotes – all elevated by luxury perks and friendly wildlife ranging from peacocks to spider monkeys.
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    • venue iconVenues: 5
    • family-friendly iconFamily Friendly
    • car icon60 Minutes
    Package Costs: $390$4,750

At the Sandos Caracol Eco Resort, your wedding becomes a testament to the beauty of eco-conscious living, nestled amidst the lush foliage of the Riviera Maya. This resort takes you on a journey through the rich Mayan heritage with experiences that connect you with the earth and the ancient wisdom of the land. Imagine saying your vows surrounded by the tranquil sounds of nature, in a place that respects and reflects the beauty of its environment.

Nestled on the shores of Playa del Carmen, The Fives Beach Hotel & Residences marries architectural elegance with the opportunity for cultural immersion. Your wedding here is set against a canvas of striking beauty, where modern amenities meet ancient traditions. This venue is perfect for couples who dream of a celebration that’s both luxurious and deeply rooted in the cultural richness of Mexico.

Unconventional and Quirky Venues

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    Punta Cana Weddings

    Hard Rock Punta Cana

    Pump up the volume on your Punta Cana destination wedding at this award-winning Hard Rock diamond set on the crystalline sands of Macao Beach. From out-of-this-world amenities ranging from the interactive Music Lab to a whopping seven wedding venues, your beachfront matrimony will blow yours and your guests’ minds.
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    • venue iconVenues: 10
    • family-friendly iconFamily Friendly
    • car icon30 Minutes
    Package Costs: Included – $5,000

Hard Rock Punta Cana turns up the volume on your wedding day with its electrifying rock ‘n’ roll theme. This is where luxury accommodations meet the thrill of live music, creating a backdrop that’s as vibrant and passionate as your love story. With unique wedding packages that can include everything from a guitar-driven processional to a private concert reception, your celebration will be nothing short of legendary.

Meet the chic, modern world of Breathless Riviera Cancun, an adults-only venue that knows how to party. With a focus on sophisticated fun, this resort offers a lively atmosphere that’s perfect for couples looking for a wedding with a sleek, contemporary edge. Think beachside cocktails, DJ-spun tunes under the stars, and a stylishly unforgettable ceremony.

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    Riviera Maya Weddings

    Secrets Maroma Beach

    Secrets Maroma Beach is perfect for the beach lover. Maroma Beach is on the Travel Channel’s list of “World’s Best Beaches!” Secrets Maroma Beach is a romantic, adults-only favorite in Riviera Maya.
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    • venue iconVenues: 7
    • adults only iconAdults-Only
    • car icon45 Minutes
    Package Costs: $999$14,399

Secrets Maroma Beach Riviera Cancun offers an exclusive adults-only escape, where luxury meets romance in a sublime setting. This venue is known for its world-class spa, making it ideal for those who dream of indulging in ultimate relaxation before and after the big day. Celebrate your love in an atmosphere of serene elegance, surrounded by the breathtaking beauty of one of the world’s most renowned beaches.

Luxurious and Lavish Resorts

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    Playa Mujeres Weddings

    Majestic Elegance Costa Mujeres

    Situated on the prosperous Playa Mujeres coast, this resort guarantees pure destination wedding serenity, far from the reaches of the Cancun Hotel Zone. Boasts both elevated venue architecture and day-of technology.
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    • venue iconVenues: 6
    • family-friendly iconFamily Friendly
    • car icon40 Minutes
    Package Costs: $1,250$1,750

Majestic Elegance Costa Mujeres is the epitome of sophistication, nestled on a serene beachfront that whispers tales of romance and luxury. With its opulent decor and majestic ambiance, this venue promises a wedding that’s as grand as your dreams. The pristine beaches of Costa Mujeres serve as a canvas for your love, offering a picturesque backdrop that complements the resort’s exquisite elegance.

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    Destify’s favorite

    Punta Cana Weddings

    Royalton Bavaro

    This sprawling complex sits beachside some of the most translucent waters in the world, offering an idyllic eden perfect for those whose ideal wedding day comes with with relaxing poolside or those who crave adventure and new experiences.
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    • venue iconVenues: 6
    • family-friendly iconFamily Friendly
    • car icon26 Minutes
    Package Costs: $699$11,199

Royalton Bavaro elevates the luxury wedding experience with its lavish amenities and stunning beachfront location. Imagine exchanging vows with the soft murmur of waves as your symphony, surrounded by an oasis of beauty that mirrors the depth of your commitment. This resort not only provides a spectacular setting but also ensures every detail of your day is perfect, from gourmet dining to personalized service.

Dreams Royal Beach captivates with its sophisticated elegance set against the vibrant backdrop of a lush tropical paradise. This venue is a sanctuary for love, where every moment is infused with luxury, from the sumptuous accommodations to the exquisite dining options. Your wedding here will be a testament to beauty and elegance, celebrated in a setting that’s nothing short of paradise.

Your Journey to “I Do” Begins Here

Do the world’s quirkiest wedding destinations appeal to you? Whether you’d rather keep it classic or have your mind buzzing with possibilities, each of the best ​​destination wedding venues we’ve explored offers a unique backdrop for your love story.

Let’s make your 2024 wedding a story for the ages. Contact Destify today, and together, we’ll craft the wedding of your dreams in a venue that speaks to the heart of who you are as a couple. The world is waiting to play its part in your love story—all it needs is you.

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