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Top Luxury Travelista Wedding Venues – Part I

Ocean liner departing at night

Cruise ships are one of the ultimate wedding venues

Without question, a bride and groom’s wedding day is meant to be both an unforgettable and special occasion. Joining together as one before friends and family is designed to create lasting memories for many years to come.

Having consulted on wedding themes and trends before, questions always arise about what venues are befitting the discriminating tastes of a luxury travelista. The answer to this question depends largely on what type of wedding experience the bride wants for herself, her husband-to-be and of course, the guests.

The good news is that there’s a wide variety of venue options that can transform a bridal affair from ordinary to extraordinary. Each of these venue categories is so special that they’ll be brought to you in a four-part series. Following is my first venue selection where a travelista can host a celebration to remember.

Weddings at Sea

Wedding Ceremony

Many ship captains are qualified to perform wedding ceremonies

Have you ever considered having your wedding ceremony performed on an ocean liner? Ocean cruising is the one of the most luxurious forms of travel. One of the best things about planning a wedding ceremony on the high seas is that you can also combine the event with a fantastic honeymoon package. Many ships have grand wedding chapels and private dining halls that can

accommodate anything from a small intimate gathering to groups of 100 or more. Not to mention your honeymoon suite is just a stone’s throw away from the reception hall should you and your new spouse want to get away from all the excitement.

In order for a bride to have this ultimate, lavish wedding experience, it is important to seek out the best in luxury ocean liners. Top of mind are these great ship brands:

• Celebrity Cruise Line
• Princess Cruises
• Azamara Club Cruises (the luxury division of Carnival Cruise Lines)
• Royal Caribbean
• P&O (which is operated by Carnival UK)
• Norwegian Cruise Line

According to the, Princess Cruises does an amazing job at wedding planning and is one of the leaders in that specialty. The brand even has what they call the “Princess Weddings at Sea Package.”

Couple relaxing in hammock

Power down after your whirlwind wedding ceremony

Keep in mind that due to the legalities of marriage, the wedding ceremony must take place while the ship is docked in port rather than in the midst of international waters.

Once the lavish ceremony is completed, then your fantastic celebration really begins. If you’re looking for a unique, luxury travelista experience, consider a wedding at sea. Contact me if you have any questions about sea travel, or need additional information about planning your exclusive affair.

Stay tuned for my next segment on Top Luxury Travelista Wedding Venues. Cheers!

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