All of us at Invitations by R Squared are just over-the-moon about adorable couples and romantic destination weddings!
Perhaps you and your fiancé are recently engaged, or still in the beginning planning phases. Either way, we know you want romance. We know you want your best day ever to be … well … your best day EVER.
Choosing a destination wedding location can be challenging for our LGBTQ couples.
We’ve heard lots of reviews over the years from lots of couples. We put our heads together, had lots of discussion over coffee and tea, and lots of chats with our community of destination wedding planning professionals.
We’re sure we’ve put together a collection for you that is – if not an immediate solution – going to be helpful in providing several ideas that will be wonderful jumping off points in making location decisions.
Spend your romantic LGBTQ wedding weekend in a lavish over-water suite at Anantara Dhigu!
This luxury spa resort is in the gorgeous Maldives. The resort is located on Dhigu Island in the South Male Atoll, offering beautiful beaches and a pristine coral reef for snorkeling and scuba diving.
The over-water pool suites are the most luxurious with views that every LGBTQ couple dreams of for their honeymoon. The outdoor swimming pool makes you feel like you are levitating over the ocean. You can watch spectacular romantic sunsets right from the pool.
Guana Island in the British Virgin Islands is ideal for an intimate and romantic LGBTQ wedding.
The hotel staff will make you feel pampered and taken care of. Get married right on the sandy Caribbean bay, followed by a delicious banquet custom tailored to your wishes.
The ultimate private island getaway with white-sand beaches, ocean-view accommodations and unique fauna and flora, Guana Island accommodates just 36 guests at a time. Perfect for honeymooners who love beaches and untouched nature, this 850-acre Caribbean island is a beautiful tropical paradise.
There is a wide selection of activities for the new couple, from snorkeling and sailing to tennis and hiking.
If you are still deciding on the best place to tie the knot, the hotel offers several beautiful wedding locations, whether you want to get married right on the beach or in the hotel garden. The hotel will prepare a special beach banquet for you and your LGBTQ wedding guests. You can rent the whole island to celebrate this important occasion.
Kauai offers LGBTQ wedding couples romantic sandy bays and Hawaiian-inspired spa treatments.
Say “I do” with a view of the Pacific Ocean at the Sheraton Kauai Resort. Afterwards, take a romantic walk through the hotel’s 20 acres of tropical gardens.
Sheraton Kauai recently completed a $16 million renovation, featuring an expanded multi-level pool just above the sandy Hawaiian beach. The open-air Ocean Courtyard lounge now has tiki torches, three fire pits and six cozy sitting areas, perfect for cocktails under the stars. The resort has a new open-air restaurant and beach bar, Lava’s on Poipu Beach. The hotel is an affordable choice for LGBTQ wedding events.
Everyone is bound to get excited when you announce that you will tie the knot on the famous Atlantis in the Bahamas!
The property offers a great selection of activities for all ages, from the impressively large Mandara Spa to lagoons filled with marine animals. Then there are the waterslides, sandy bays, pools and rooms with a view. Plan a LGBTQ wedding ceremony at sunset so that you can get photos in that coveted golden sunset light.
If you love snorkeling and scuba diving as side orders to your romantic destination wedding, then Hayman Island in Australia is for you.
Get married on a sandy shore overlooking the world’s largest barrier reef. The hotel will arrange all the details, tastefully designed with whites and beiges to complement the blue of the ocean and palm trees.
This one-of-a-kind chapel on stilts at Le Meridien Bora Bora offers the lucky LGBTQ couple stunning views over the famous blue lagoon – truly one of the most romantic places for a destination wedding.
The chapel’s windows are hand-painted with elements from the sea. After the ceremony and the banquet, retire to your very own romantic overwater bungalow.
Naka Island can set up a romantic LGBTQ wedding ceremony and banquet fit for royalty right at the water’s edge.
After the ceremony, right on the private island shore, delight your guests with world-class Thai and international cuisine from the restaurant. Naka Island is located just off the Phuket coast in Thailand, offering some of the best views of this popular LGBTQ wedding destination.
The resort is home to beautiful beaches, palm trees and cozy spots created with relaxation in mind. There are just 67 ultra-luxury villas, all with stunning views over Phang Nga Bay and Phuket. The villas reflect the natural beauty of the surroundings with their refined Thai decor. Guests have a choice of dining options at two seaside restaurants, Tonsai and My Grill.
Anantara Seminyak Resort is gorgeous LGBTQ wedding getaway set on the ocean’s edge on the Seminyak coast of Bali.
The resort has a rooftop lounge SOS Supper Club, rooftop Anantara Spa and an infinity edge swimming pool overlooking the Indian Ocean. The resort has 59 luxury suites and one penthouse suite, all with private balconies and Jacuzzi terrazzo bath tubs for two.
The romantic suites have spectacular views of the ocean. For the ultimate in luxury, book the Penthouse Suite which offers elegant decor inspired by Bali, huge floor-to-ceiling windows overlooking the ocean and a spacious living area.
We know it can feel overwhelming, navigating each aspect of a far-flung destination wedding.
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We’re so excited for you. Hosting your LGBTQ destination wedding at a romantic, exotic location is going to be magical, amazing, and altogether memorable.