Planning a beach theme wedding?
Take a look at our guide to the perfect wedding venues.
Each one of these spots is located on or near the water – ideal for your seaside big day!
Bay Point Estate
For an oceanfront wedding in Massachusetts check out Bay Point Estate, two acres of manicured greens overlooking the blue waters of the Atlantic Ocean. With a 180-degree vista, the beach wedding venue is stunning during the day and especially at night, when the twinkling lights shine from the Boston sky.
The private residence, which has been passed down through several generations, comes fully equipped with a gazebo and cabana. Bay Point Estate is located in the town of Swampscott, a locale rich in maritime history and charming scenery. The venue accommodates up to 200 guests.
Round Hill Hotel & Villas
With just 36 rooms and 27 private cottages, a beach wedding at Round Hill Hotel & Villas is an intimate affair. The Jamaican resort – located in Montego Bay – opened in 1953 and was popular with the 20th century’s societal elite. Jackie and John F. Kennedy actually celebrated their honeymoon at Round Hill!
Today the resort is relaxed but luxurious, and feels more like a private club than a hotel. Personalized wedding service comes complete with an onsite wedding coordinator, and packages offer everything from ceremony space and photography services to witnesses if you need them.
Wind and Sea Big Sur
With scenic views of California’s Central Coast, Wind and Sea Big Sur is a private six-acre property that features a 3,000-square-foot house, decks overlooking the ocean, and an outdoor fireplace. The three-bedroom home is surrounded by manicured gardens and lawns designed in a subtle Eastern style, bringing an extra dose of luxury and tranquility to the estate.
For the best wedding day views, consider staging your ceremony in the amphitheater-like area, which is staged on a rocky outcropping above the ocean. Wind and Sea Big Sur is conveniently located less than an hour from Monterrey and Carmel, and just two hours from San Luis Obispo.
Perfect for the eclectic bride and groom, Kimpton Surfcomber in South Beach is decked with playful and quirky details like porch-style furnishings and life-sized animal sculptures. Direct access to the beach means you can host your wedding near the surf and sand. Otherwise, the hotel offers space around its sparkling pool as well as two large balconies with sweeping ocean views.
Weddings are catered by the hotel’s onsite modern American restaurant. Your guests will love staying at the Surfcomber, where amenities include free morning coffee and evening wine hour, no-fee pet-friendly accommodations, and the must-try Lantao Kitchen + Cocktails and Social Club.
Malibu Valley Vista
Cyprus and olive trees line the gated drive of this luxurious Malibu estate, which offers quintessential Southern California views. Malibu Valley Vista’s design elements feature imported Italian limestone with mahogany and travertine touches, but its best highlight is the 20-foot waterfall that pours into an infinity-edge pool.
In the living room, a disappearing glass wall and bi-folding French doors invite the surrounding vineyard inside. All four of Malibu Valley Vista’s bedroom suites come with private decks and stately fixtures. A gourmet chef’s kitchen makes food prep easy while the walk-in wine cellar features a tasting area – perfect for entertaining guests!
This private island resort is located off of the coast of Central Queensland in Australia. Hayman is an experience of romance and natural beauty, surrounded by the Great Barrier Reef with views of the Coral Sea. Its range of elegant outdoor and indoor spaces means you’ll have your choice of settings for everything from the ceremony and reception to rehearsal dinners, and even bridal lunches or showers.
Options include the Stella Maris Chapel nestled in the hills of the island and two beaches that can each be laid out with elegant décor for an evening under the stars.
Casa Majani takes a natural approach to architecture with its native-style simplicity and palette of warm colors. Conceptualized by eco-sensitive designers Manolo Mestre and Juan Collignon, the beach wedding venue’s pathways meander through expansive reflection pools and give the illusion that Casa Majani is suspended over the Pacific Ocean.
At the center of the estate you’ll find a large palm palapa with striking ocean vistas. A sustainable tropical wood dining table created by local craftsmen provides an unmatched vantage point for the surf and sunsets. Casa Majani is a six-bedroom villa located within the Four Seasons gated resort community just north of Puerto Vallarta, Mexico.
One&Only Ocean Club
With a grand 12th century Augustinian cloister and Versailles-inspired gardens, weddings at One&Only Ocean Club are downright regal. Sun kissed days lead into moonlit nights in the Bahamas, so your wedding on the beach is sure to go off without a hitch. Couples have a dedicated Celebration Consultant who assists with every detail, including music and entertainment, photography, and custom floral arrangements.
You can also choose to add-on extra touches like personalized menus, a horse-drawn carriage, or even a commemorative fireworks show. It’s easy to keep the party going at One&Only Ocean Club, thanks to a wealth of diversions – casino gaming, watersports, and an 18-hole golf course.
Infinity Villa Bali
Hidden away in the charming Balinese village of Pererenan, Infinity Villa Bali is close to Canggu beach – one of the area’s most legendary. The estate is completely private, but located just 20 minutes away from the restaurants and funky beach clubs in Seminyak. The exclusive villa comes with round-the-clock service and accommodates up to 300 wedding guests but sleeps 26 in its eight bedrooms.
Bordered by rice terraces and a winding river, Infinity Villa Bali integrates seamlessly into its environment. The estate has a fully equipped kitchen that’s connected to a stunning dining pavilion with an integrated contemporary bar and living area.
Excellence Punta Cana
Known for its world-class and palm-lined coastline, Punta Cana is a top destination for hosting weddings on the beach. Its laidback island culture and rhythmic waves have been drawing couples for years. The Excellence Punta Cana is a popular Caribbean resort with five-star amenities and all-suite accommodations.
An all-inclusive resort, Excellence Punta Cana offers two large swimming pools, eight international restaurant options and 10 bars. What can be romantic than a beach wedding overlooking the sparkling Caribbean Sea? The Excellence resort has three deluxe wedding packages, each one customizable down to the last detail.
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