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Your 9 Top Destination Wedding Venues 2021

The anticipation and excitement of a destination wedding is like none other for both you and your guests. It also brings families together in joyous celebration and everlasting memories.

We’ve compiled a list of our top seven wedding destinations that are not only beautiful but accessible, granted the current circumstances. The following locations are welcoming travelers without a required isolation period, granted you have a negative PCR-test and necessary travel authorization (see below) upon arrival.

1. Providenciales, Turks and Caicos Islands ($$-$$$)

Aerial view of beach of Grand Turk

Location – British Overseas Territory, West Indies, Caribbean Islands

Why we like it

This breathtaking destination holds a reputation for its pristine beaches, which are considered some of the most beautiful in the world. Many of the luxury resorts on Providenciales offer tailor-made wedding packages for couples and their guests, although you can also opt for a more secluded ceremony at one of the island's private beachfront villas.

If you’re considering a harbor-front wedding, be sure to check out our 3 Tips For Planning A Waterfront Wedding.

Visitors are required to obtain Travel Authorization (TCI Sticker) from the TCI Assured Travel Authorization Portal for entry.

2. Nassau Paradise Island, Bahamas ($-$$)

Nassau Bahamas

Location – Caribbean Islands

Why we like it

Whether you’re looking to have your wedding at an elegant boutique hotel facing the crystal blue Caribbean waters, or a luxurious all-inclusive beach resort, Nassau Paradise Island offers a divine array of venues for your special day. The island’s open and airy outdoor venues cater to current social guidelines.

The Bahamas is welcoming travelers from all countries under regular Visa requirements. A Travel Health Visa is required to be filled out online. As approval can take up to 72 hours, be sure to complete it at least a couple of days prior to your flight.


3. Varadero, Cuba ($)

top destination wedding venues for 2021 Varadero in Cuba

Location – Caribbean Islands

Why we like it

The northern Cuban coast is adorned by silky turquoise waters, beneath a golden warm sun, year-round. Whether it’s a late-night stroll on the sand under the moonlight, or a romantic horse-drawn carriage with your soon-to-be, Varadero offers a unique and unforgettable experience.

Cuba has also taken measures to keep tourists safe by launching their Turismo + Higienico y Seguro (more hygienic and safe) program to help keep tourists safe during their vacation. All operating hotels and tourist facilities, including transportation, are approved for health certification.

Cuba requires Travel Health Insurance at this time, however, travelers arriving without proof of coverage are able to purchase Cuban Travel Health Insurance at the airport for $30 USD.


4. Bora Bora - French Polynesia ($$-$$$)

top destination wedding venues 2021 Bora Bora French Polynesia

Location – French Overseas Territory, South Pacific Ocean

Why we like it

Bora Bora’s exotic setting provides a scenic backdrop for your wedding. The crystalline lagoon and starlit Polynesian skies are of the many features that lay within this tropical paradise. While not recognized for budget destinations, you can still get a lovely accommodation in Bora Bora for under $100 USD per night. Of course, visitors can also splurge on a lavish above water bungalow. No matter the venue, rest assured, this picturesque island enables the perfect setting for your wedding portraits.

For photo-inspo, here are the Five Must Have Photos For Your Destination Wedding.

Flights to the French Polynesian Islands are operating daily from Airlines: Delta, Qantas, KLM, Air France, Air New Zealand, French Bee, and United.

Prior to boarding, travelers are required to show a receipt of Health Registration from the Electronic Travel Information System (ETIS).


5. Roatan, Honduras ($)

top destination wedding venues 2021 Roatan beach Honduras

Location – Central America

Why we like it

Home to the world's second largest reef, Honduras is Central America’s hidden gem, as it is currently one of the most inexpensive countries to visit in the region. Roatan is proclaimed by locals as the jewel of the Bay Islands in Honduras. Whether it's a romantic bohemian beach wedding, a traditional church ceremony, a marvelous cliff-side luxury, or a lively pool-side fiesta, all are in the realm of possibility as they are highly cost-efficient, ensuring you have lasting memories to treasure forever.

A Pre-Arrival Immigration Form is required for entry into Honduras. Travel Insurance is recommended but not required.


6. Montego Bay, Jamaica ($)

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Location – Caribbean Islands

Why we like it

The iconic Montego Bay is known for its tranquil ocean edge resorts, majestic mansions, gold sand beach gazebos, and mountain top churches. The charming seaside garden oasis is a stunning setting for romance, offering amenities on both land and water. With wedding packages tailored for any taste and budget, you can personalize your special day just as you desire.

All passengers traveling to Jamaica will be required to have a Travel Authorization prior to boarding. (FAQ for Travel Authorization)


7. St. John’s, Antigua ($$$)

top destination wedding venues 2021 St Johns Antigua

Location - Caribbean Islands

Why we like it

With all-inclusive resorts along the coastline, private beaches, and tropical hideaways, this island is perfect for both intimate affairs and extravaganzas alike. The stunning landscapes, lush indoor spaces, special bridal suites, and aesthetic arrangements are just some of the options to choose from, granting you the ease of your rehearsal dinner, ceremony, and reception all in one venue.

To make things easier, Antigua does not require a Tourist Visa. The Passenger Registration Form is to be completed at least 72 hours prior to boarding.

(FAQ for Travelers)


8. Perast, Montenegro ($-$$)

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Location – Europe

Why we like it

The country of Montenegro is situated on the Adriatic Sea across from Italy. Perast is one of the country’s best-kept secrets and undoubtedly the most beautiful old towns on the Adriatic coast. Its narrow pathways and renaissance palaces attest to the richness of its history. Today, Perast is a popular choice for a wedding destination among couples all around the world. With mountains towering above the crystal waters of the Adriatic, the city is full of classical history, natural wonders, and a warm welcome. The town offers private villa ceremonies, ancient chapels rites, boat and seaside weddings, all within reach at an attractive price point.

Montenegro is now accepting international arrivals from more than 100 countries.


9. Zanzibar, Tanzania ($-$$)

top destination wedding venues 2021 Zanzibar beach Tanzania

Location – Africa

Why we like it

If your heart is set on a destination wedding in Africa, Tanzania is home to enchanting wonders. Its west-facing shore of Zanzibar is known for the magical panoramic views. The alluring green plains and stunning sandy coasts host beach, safari, and hotel weddings. The Eastern African beauty is graced by extraordinary wildlife, visual landscapes, and fantastic weather all-year-round. Whether you want to celebrate your special day barefoot in the sand or embracing the exotic safari terrain, a destination wedding in Zanzibar is sure to be a romantic adventure.

There is currently no PCR testing required for travelers into Tanzania. Further details are outlined in this official government document about Health and Safety for visitors.

Final Thoughts

We hope to provide some insight into your planning for your spectacular 2021 destination wedding. Keep in mind, with many weddings postponed into 2021, it is best to start planning now. Remember to stay in the loop with booking policies from vendors and entry protocols on government websites prior to travel, as guidelines are subject to change. Rest assured, that magical wedding will be yours!

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