Tired of attending ordinary weddings? Why not plan yours in a location that is as unique as you and your fiancé are? There are plenty of fantastic venues to choose from, and your guests will probably appreciate the change of scenery! Here are three diverse wedding spots that are sure to leave an impression.
Get Married in a Spectacular Cave (Ozarks, Missouri)
Who needs floral arrangements when you’re flanked by stalactites? Invite your guests underground to a wedding in the Bridal Cave (yes, it’s a thing) in Missouri’s Ozarks. According to Native American legend, the use of this cave for weddings dates back to 1800s, and over 2,500 couples have tied the knot there since. You, too, can be part of the tradition!
Say “I Do” Amongst Ancient Mayan Ruins (Belize)
Home to over 600 ancient Mayan sites, Belize welcomes millions of visitors each year. Wedding couples and revelers head to romantic spots like Cahal Pech, a palatial home for a Mayan family (and adjacent resort). The ruins and surrounding scenery are gorgeous (even if the literal translation of the name, “place of the ticks,” leaves a bit to be desired). You can even have your ceremony performed by a Mayan shaman.
Exchange Rings on a Glacier (Iceland)
It’s hard to find a greater range of biodiversity and geography than what exists in Iceland. From snow-covered glaciers to thermal pools, to hot springs, to active volcanoes, Iceland provides a variety of naturally beautiful spots for a memorable wedding. After the ceremony, your guests can enjoy adventures like white-water rafting and whale watching, or attend cultural events and sample exquisite cuisine in Iceland’s capital city of Reykjavik. Resorts such as Hotel Ranga are well equipped to host large wedding parties with Iceland’s stunning natural scenery as a backdrop.