Big City Destination Weddings

NYC SkylineCity weddings are as diverse as the buildings that serve as their backdrop.

You can have a wedding in a museum, a park, or at a casino in Vegas.

In Paris, you can get married at the Eiffel tower.

In NYC, you can say your vows in romantic Central Park. In London, try 51 Buckingham Gate near Buckingham Palace.

In Chicago, you can wed inside the famous Art Institute in Chicago.

No matter what city you decide upon, there are dozens of unique wedding and reception sites that will exude the sophisticated look that you want in a wedding. Plus, many of your out of town wedding guests will love the theatre, restaurants, and the nightlife.

Use the list of cities below to get some inspiration when planning your big city destination wedding. To get group rates for any of the hotels in the cities listed below, fill out this form. Hotels in your desired location and budget will email you their group rates.


With more than 500 hotels, the London underground, and the historical sites in this city, guests will certainly need more than a weekend to get around.

The city is filled with grand historic buildings. It may be worth your while to hire a tour guide (there are many tour guides that can hired for a day) for walking tour of the a specific part of the city.

If you and your wedding guests are tired out with all the sightseeing, then catch a play at night. Phantom of the Opera, War Horse, and the British opera are some great options.

For a truly unique experience, rent a Doubledecker to transport your guests to the wedding.

Las Vegas

More than 100,000 destination weddings take place in sin city. From overnight elopements to over the top, fully choreographed by a wedding planner wedding, you can have it all in Vegas.

The big plus in this city is that it’s a preferred destination for many of your wedding guests.

By doing a wedding in Las Vegas, your guests will end up coming for more than a weekend. Many will stay the week and make a vacation out of it.

Another advantage of a Las Vegas destination wedding is that you have a large assortment of vendors to choose from due to the number of weddings that take place here.

New York City

No list of city weddings would be genuinely complete with The City.

Dream destination weddings can be had in the city and they don’t have to cost a whole lot either. Wedding locations include the Central Park Boathouse (a definitive NYC wedding spot), the lighthouse at Chelsea Piers, and the United Nations rooftop patio (yes you can wed there).

And those are just three of hundreds of wedding venues in the city that never sleeps.

Add the broadways shows, the nightlife, and restaurants and you have a great location for wedding guests as well.


Miami is one of the most romantic places to host a destination wedding in the USA. It has the perfect combination of part city life and part beach culture.

You can have your ceremony at the beach during the day and party in the city at night without having to go very far. As far as locations, there is no shortage of beautiful venues like the Miami Beach resort, the Ritz Carlton, and the Zen House.

Regardless of budget, Miami has the hotels, vendors and planners available to help you get started. If you have always dreamt of a beach wedding, consider planning a destination wedding in Miami.

San Francisco

A romantic charm is present all over San Francisco.

Whether you want an intimate wedding at Golden Gate Beach or a large affair to remember at the Palace Garden, there is a location that is perfect for you and your guests.

Some recommended places for guests to visit are Twin Peaks (great sunrise), Pier 39 (third most visited attraction in the U.S.) and Fishermans Wharf.


If you are planning a destination wedding in Paris, then get married at the Eiffel Tower.

With the beautiful surrounding gardens along the river Seine, the Eiffel tower serves as one of the most romantic symbols in the world.

If your French is weak, then consider hiring a wedding planner to help you select a ceremony and reception site.

Wedding guests will not be short of things to do either. They can visit Musee d’Orsay, Sainte Chapelle (one of the most beautiful churches in Paris), The Louvre (a huge art gallery housed in an old Parisian palace), and the Stade Roland Garros (hosts the French Open, one of tennis’s four annual Grand Slam tournaments).

Hong Kong

Whether you want a traditional Chinese wedding or one with a more European flair, Hong Kong is a terrific destination in Asia.

If you are looking for wedding ideas, then start with a destination wedding planner that specializes in this area of the world. The last thing you want to do is try to plan a wedding in a language you don’t know.

Before you start to plan, know that a destination wedding in Hong Kong will be expensive for both you and your guests.

If you have the budget to host a wedding there, then there is no shortage of great locations. Two gorgeous one are the Intercontinental Hong Kong (Packages like “Weddings with style”), and the harbor view banquet spaces in the Four Seasons Hotel.

City weddings are perfect for a couple that loves the city life and wants to experience a new city with their wedding guests. Be prepared to spend at least a week at the destination wedding as many of your guests are going to want to turn this into a vacation.

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