15 Awesome Places For A Beach Destination Wedding

Thinking about having a beach destination wedding? Picture this! You stand there by the breezy beach-side, basking in the warm sun, while the pleasant gurgles of the waves create a dreamy ambience. There are numerous beaches across the globe that make wonderful venues to have a memorable destination wedding. Here we have compiled a list of our favourite 15 best beach destination wedding locations.

Best Beach Destination Wedding Locations

Ready to get details about some awesome locations? Here we go.

1. Saint Vincent and the Grenadines Islands


When you think of beaches, the first thing that comes to mind is the Caribbean. Saint Vincent is the largest island in the island chain. This place has everything that you can dream of for your beach destination wedding – turquoise water, cool breeze and lush green landscape.

Best Time To Visit: November To April

How To Reach: You can travel by air from USA to Kingstown, the capital of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines.

2. Anguilla


Shoal Bay East Beach in Anguilla is a two mile long beach and THE best beach in that area. You get a lovely panoramic view here, and for this reason it is the number one choice for a beach destination wedding for many British nationals since Anguilla is a British overseas territory.

Best Time To Visit: January To April

How To Reach: There are flights available from the USA to the capital, The Valley.

3. Bahamas


The harbour island makes the best location for a beach destination wedding. The beaches of this island are known to have a pinkish hue, making it a truly romantic place to have a beach destination wedding. The water is crystal clear, and there are numerous private beaches available for lease here.

Best Time To Visit: January To April

How To Reach: The capital Nassau is well connected by air with locations in USA. You can use inter-island ferry while travelling across islands in Bahamas.

4. Greece


It is the place to be when you want to add a charming touch of Greek charisma to your wedding. The sea coast of Greece is littered with numerous resorts spread across huge coastline of the country providing scenic views.

Best Time To Visit: September To November & April To June

How To Reach: The capital city Athens can be reached conveniently by air from various locations in Europe including London and Paris.

5. Florida


In case you are looking for a beach destination wedding location in USA, then Key West Island in Florida is the best place. The place offers scenic views of the horizon, and has some of the best resorts that specialise in managing beach destination weddings.

Best Time To Visit: November and March

How To Reach: Key West Island can be reached via road or by air from Miami, Florida.

6. Aruba


The Eagle Beach is one of the most popular beach wedding destination wedding locations in the Aruba island. The sand here is incredibly white making it a scenic place to tie to knot.

Best Time To Visit: November and March

How To Reach: There are daily flights to Oranjestad from the US.

7. Hawaii


In case you would like to spare no expense when it comes to marriage, then head to Hawaii. The Oahu island is the most popular choice when it comes to tying the knot on a beach. There are several resorts and hotels out here that can make a lovely beach-side venue for your wedding.

Best Time To Visit: October to February

How To Reach: Hawaii can be reached by air from the US.

8. Mexico


Riviera Maya is the most popular stretch of beach on the Mexico coastline to have a beach-side destination wedding. The sand on this beach is fine and white. Also, Riviera Maya is quite close to the Caribbean, therefore the water here quite pristine.

Best Time To Visit: November to April

How To Reach: You can reach the capital Mexico City from USA via road or by air. From there you can travel to Riviera Maya by air.

9. Barbados


In case you are looking for something more close to nature then head to Barbados. The place is also a haven for birds. There are several beaches in this island country but the Crane beach tops the list when it comes to beach destination wedding venues.

Best Time To Visit: November and March

How To Reach: You can reach the capital Bridgetown by air from the US or take a ferry from any of the neighbouring Caribbean islands.

10. Seychelles


Seychelles is an island country in the Indian ocean, and has several beaches where you can host your destination wedding. The main island called the Mahe Island has the longest coastline with numerous resorts lining it, some of which specialise in beach-side weddings.

Best Time To Visit: November to March

How To Reach: There are numerous flights to the capital city Victoria from India and South Africa.

11. Goa


Closer home, this is place that tops the list for a dream beach destination wedding. Goa has numerous resorts that have their very own private beaches that make it a great choice for a beach-side wedding.

Best Time To Visit: November to March

How To Reach: Goa can be reached easily by road from Mumbai or by air.

12. Alleppey, Kerala


In case you are looking for a place down south, then this should be your choice. It lies at the centre of the famous backwaters of Kerala providing ample avenues to have a beach destination wedding.

Best Time To Visit: October to April

How To Reach: One can reach Alleppey via road from Cochin, which is located just 75 KM away.

13. Andaman & Nicobar Islands


Looking for blue waters and pristine beaches closer home? Then head to Andaman & Nicobar Islands. Havelock Island is the best place in this archipelago to have a scenic beach destination wedding.

Best Time To Visit: October to May

How To Reach: One can reach Port Blair by air from Kolkata and Chennai. From there one can take a ferry to Havelock Island.

14. Diu, Daman and Diu


In case you are looking for a place different from Goa but a one that retains that Portuguese charm, then Diu is the place to go. You can find pocket-friendly beach resorts here for your dream beach destination wedding.

Best Time To Visit: November to March

How To Reach: One can reach Diu via road from Mumbai or Surat, which is closer.

15. Alibaug, Maharashtra


It is less-known as a beach destination wedding venue but is actually one of the best places that you can consider. And it is quite affordable too. Beaches here are known to be calm and free of public thoroughfare, thus making it a calm and serene place to tie the knot.

Best Time To Visit: November to March

How To Reach: One can travel by road from Mumbai or take a ferry (if available).

We are hoping that this list should clear up your confusion about finding the right place for your beach destination wedding. If you have any doubts, do write to us and we will be glad to answer.

Additionally, here are five important things you should keep in mind before prepping for a beach destination wedding.

1. Keep The Dressing Light Or Casual

Beach-sides are humid, so wearing that three piece wedding suit on a beach is surely going to leave you sweating profusely. You can instead opt for casual wedding wear or settle for airy fabrics like cotton or linen. A linen suit will make a swell wedding attire for a beach destination wedding. Similarly, the bride can choose something flowy and airy.


2. Make Sure It Is A Low Tide That Day

Seas and Oceans have low tide and high tide, which means the water would withdraw back in low tide, and come back to cover a significant chunk of the beach during high tides. You don’t want yourself and the guests to get soaked in salty water. So make sure you check with the local weather department about tide status on your wedding date. In most cases, the venue manager should be able to give you that information but it is always great to do your own research.


3. Check Out Information About The Weather

Just like tide information, it is important to have ample information about weather forecast for the day. Do ample research about it days before your wedding. Also, have someone be the sentry on the wedding day who can keep an eye on changing weather conditions during the wedding.


4. Choose A Clean Private Beach

Opt for a beach which is free from debris and other unwanted trash. Usually, beaches that are privately owned tend to be maintained well, so give preference to a beach venue which is private and not open to public. That way, even you will have privacy during your wedding.


5. Instruct The Decorators In Advance

Since your decoration has to be done in-time for the wedding, send out the instructions to your decorator in advance so that they can reach the venue on time and do all the necessary arrangements.


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