You might be looking at combined wedding and honeymoon destinations, and while we are very lucky here in Cheshire and the North West to have some of the UK’s finest wedding venues you might want something further afield that you can make in to a once in a life time trip and then have a celebration party with family and friends when you get back home. Here are some ideas…..
A wedding at Niagara Falls on board a ship against the backdrop of the Falls which are illuminated in stunning colour each evening. Say your vows on board an elegant ship and take in the romantic atmosphere of one of the most beautiful natural features on earth; you can also opt to have an extended cruise and a firework display as part of your package. Other options near Niagara Falls are a wedding in the picturesque Niagara-on-the-Lake town which overlooks Lake Ontario, or the Little Log Cabin which is a delightfully intimate private wedding venue, set in beautiful woodland, just a short way from the Falls themselves.
For a true taste of Paradise you have to consider the Seychelles as one of the most fabulous honeymoon destinations. The main islands of Mahé, Praslin and La Digue are stunning, with white sandy beaches, tranquil ocean views and tropical greenery. Whether you are looking for somewhere completely private and secluded or somewhere with a stunning panoramic view there are some beautiful places on these islands for you to say your vows under fantastic blue skies.
For a taste of a completely different lifestyle and culture a wedding in Japan offers such a range of experiences it is difficult to know where to start. This fascinating country has so much to see from imperial temples, shrines and gardens to neon skyscrapers and more pop culture than you can shake a stick at. It is a complex business to get legally married in Japan, so if you have your heart set on this your first port of call should be to the Japanese Embassy to make sure that you fulfil all of the regulations. The documentation required also varies in the different municipal areas of Japan so you will need to get expert advice before making any plans. It may be easier to have a register office service in the UK and then opt for a Shinto ceremony in Japan which is usually held in a beautiful shrine. It is acceptable to wear traditional kimonos for the ceremony, but check the hire cost carefully as it can be quite expensive. If you choose to honeymoon in Japan you can visit stunning national parks, ride on the bullet train, ski on some of the finest slopes in the world and see wildlife that is found nowhere else. Stay near Hakuba and visit the snow monkeys keeping warm in the hot springs or the town of Obuse famous for its connection to the artist Hokusai.