Are you looking to combine your dreams for a destination wedding with a backyard ceremony? We’ve scoured the globe for the most exclusive international locations and have found the top 3 most breathtaking villas to host your wedding: a close-knit beachside ceremony set against some stunning backdrops.
White Charm: Mykonos
The search brings us to one of Greece’s most famous islands: Mykonos. Known for its breathtaking sunsets and picturesque town characterized by the outline of quaint, white houses, it is without a doubt a top choice for your destination wedding. If you’re thinking about an intimate gathering, the exquisite Villa Calypso may just be the best spot for the ceremony and post-wedding celebrations.
With plenty of sprawling property, this luxury villa also has access to a small, private beach, an ideal spot to arrange for a ceremony on the sand. And what better place to host a small, intimate reception with your closest friends and family? Villa Calypso boasts 180-degree views, perfect for pre and post-wedding photos, and has plenty of terrace space for dining against the backdrop of a fabulous island sunset.
If you want to host some family or friends for the remainder of the stay, this villa has 5 comfortable bedrooms and bathrooms, a giant swimming pool, and a view of the Aegean Sea from just about every room in the house. Its own luxury sanctuary, it is possible to host it all right there against the backdrop of pure Greek beauty.
Thai Bliss: Koh Samui
Move a little further east and snag this beachfront villa on Thailand’s island of Koh Samui, a charming place to say “I do.” The ultimate tropical setting, there’s something truly uninhibited about the natural beauty of Thailand with deeply spiritual undertones. Many people flock to the Southern Asian destination for its wonderful surroundings and rather affordable prices, saying that you can live and vacation there “like a king.” The Lotus Villa is no different.
This ample estate located right on the beach, boasts 5 bedrooms and bathrooms over a sprawling living space of 4532 sq. ft. With a front entrance that opens right to the sandy beach, dig your toes into the sand for a quiet, beachfront ceremony. Then move the guests to the villa for the after party and enjoy the post nuptial festivities under Koh Samui’s moonlight. Vast pergola-covered terrace areas by the pool are the perfect setting for a cozy outdoor reception.
This Thai sanctuary is composed of four pavilions, all with floor to ceiling glass windows for the best view, anywhere in the house. The Guest Pavilion is made up of 4 self-contained suites with private bathrooms and no shortage of terraces and verandas for friends and loved ones who decide to celebrate the big day with you. But probably one of the most intriguing of the four is the Floating Pavilion, giving the sensation of floating on a shallow pond.
Not quite getting the idea? Check out a 360 of the property: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yIykQrTjxzE
Minimalistic beach chic: St. Bart’s
It’s all about clean white terraces and miles and miles of blue ocean with this brand new villa built above Shell Beach in Gustavia. For a bride looking for a bit of luxury, beautiful panorama and very little fuss, this is the ideal spot for your nuptials. You can have the ceremony right on the grounds, or make your way down to the beach.
The villa has plenty of terrace area with clean, white lines, simplistic design and a sleek looking infinity pool, ideal for some great photos with the water in the background. The modern outdoor bar area surrounding the pool is a great place to host a post-wedding cocktail hour under a tropical sunset as well.
Host a small and cozy reception on the main level in the dining area under the covered terrace or indoors, with plenty of places to admire the seascape. And for those who want to spend the week celebrating your vows, there are 5 spacious and contemporary bedrooms with all the amenities for them to join you.
So round up your closest friends and family and host your wedding in one of these exclusive villas and destinations. A true luxury retreat awaits….
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