Destination weddings, our favourite destination wedding venues around the world!

Destination weddings, our favourite destination wedding venues around the world!

So you’re engaged to be married and busy planning the when and the where.

The possibilities are exciting but also seemingly never-ending – as are the opinions fired at you from every angle. How can something so fun turn so stressful? Many couples describe this as the light bulb moment where they entertain the thought.

“Would it not be easier to wed on a private island or a remote farm in the middle of nowhere?”

The answer is almost always “yes” – it is easier, much easier! A destination wedding is simply a wedding that is held in a setting away from your hometown.

And the advantages of a destination wedding are endless – from having everything taken care of to a picture perfect location with all your close friends and family staying on site!

From cliff top farms in NZ to Indonesian private islands, from French chateau’s to Australian Winerys, here are a few of our favourite destination wedding spots from around the world...

Our favourite destination wedding venues around the world!

The Remote Farm...
NEW ZEALAND – Parihoa Farm

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New Zealand offers a number of awesome destination wedding packages, from cliff top wedding venues to intimate farmhouse celebrations. One of the top wedding venues in nz is Parihoa Farm, a private property wedding hire near auckland. With just a 40 minute drive from the city your guests will be transported by the beauty and remoteness of the wild west coast.

Parihoa offers a number of great event venues to spread out your – Why not start with an open air wedding and a cliff top ceremony followed by a drinks reception in the gallery. Or for more of a rustic wedding venue why not use the woolshed for your ceremony! The choices are yours!

Guests can be accommodated across the farm in the 4 bed House of Parihoa, the 5 bed Gatehouse, the new pods or even some of the neighbouring options like the Bethells Beach Cottages.

For more information on Parihoa wedding and elopement packages click here.  

The Private Island... INDONESIA – Bawah Reserve


Indonesia has over 17,000 private islands to choose from, but Bawah Reserve, Indonesia has to be the ultimate destination wedding location. Getting married on a remote island means you can relax and enjoy every minute while the team take care of your dream wedding.

Bawah Reserve is easy to get to and you and your guests will fall in love with the natural beauty of Bawah Reserve, making the perfect backdrop for your photos and memories. With four distinct settings, you and your party can move around the island to enjoy your spectacular day. 

They offer a variety of suite types depending on budget and requirements, and their nightly rates are inclusive of meals, one daily spa treatment per person and activities. If you stay 4 nights, you get the 5th night free.

The Bawah team can help arrange photographers, videographers, live entertainment/DJ, flowers, special alcohol requests, make-up artists and hair stylists as well as Indonesian marriage certificates and officiants. 

And the biggest bonus… Bawah is the best place for a honeymoon, a wedding here can flow effortlessly into an idyllic honeymoon too. Your guests can return home while you enjoy romantic dining and special moments on our islands as a newly married couple. For more information please click here.  

The Estate… UNITED KINGDOM – Barnsley House


In the heart of the Cotswolds, Barnsley House is a beautiful idyllic country house retreat.  They  can host up to 100 guests for the ceremony, up to 70 for the wedding breakfast in the restaurant or up to 120 in a marquee in the grounds. Accommodating guests in 18 bedrooms —plus 6 more at The Village Pub across the road. The perfect quintessentially British location for a destination wedding. For more information please click here.


The Chateau… FRANCE – Chateau Bouffemont


Chateau Bouffemont has an amazing location just 30 kilometers from the centre of Paris,20 minutes from Charles de Gaulle Airport, the Château is located in the heart of Montmorency Forest. With 5 grand reception halls, 9 magical suites and a sumptuous garden and grounds – the chateau is perfect for a wedding. 

It can accommodate  up to 30 guests on site, but other options close by. 

Get chateau inspired here or request wedding brochure here.

The Winery… AUSTRALIA – Voyager Estate

VoyagerEstateVoyager Estate in Margaret River on the West coast of Australia is a beautiful destination wedding venue.

The winery only offers a limited number of weddings each year at the Estate, but you can be assured that your wedding will feature; great wine, extraordinary food and warm hospitality. The Estate grounds are a picturesque backdrop for intimate and memorable photos. There are several different scenery locations within a short walk of the Cellar Door.

A very unique spot! Guests can stay in the many places along the Margaret River. For more information click here.

Remember if you are planning on having a destination wedding, then you will need to give your guests some notice. Best to send out a save the date wedding invitation with as many details as you have and the option for guests to opt in or out.  The earlier you can confirm numbers the better!

Congratulations and have fun planning.