What are your clients looking for in their upcoming wedding? Is it sun and sand, or a bit of the magic that fairy tales are made of? Well, we’ve got the details on both of those, and more.
Enter the land of lords and ladies with a wedding at Dromoland Castle. Built in the 16th century and set on the shore of Lough Dromoland, Ireland, you’d never guess by looking at the castle’s historical facade that it’s now a plush five-star hotel, perfect for weddings.
The property offers two main wedding packages—both fully customizable—Winter Elegance and The Classic Summer, both of which include 5-course set dinner menu, tea & coffee, chair covers, sparkling wine toast, late bar exemption and service charge. The Winter Elegance package also includes a mulled wine reception to keep guests warm, while The Classic Summer features a refreshing sparkling wine reception.
Dromoland Castle offers 99 deluxe—yet historical—guestrooms, spa, traditional outdoor recreation and Dromoland Castle Golf and Country Club. Winter Elegance starts at $15,247 based on 120 guests, available in November and January-March; The Classic Summer starts at $17,967 based on 120 guests, available April-October. For more information, call (800) 346-7007 or visit dromoland.ie.
Naturally Beautiful Bora Bora
Imagine a wedding at the St. Regis Bora Bora—whether it’s an intimate affair for two or a large celebration, the fabulous service standards of St. Regis combined with an awe-inspiring location guarantee that a wedding here couldn’t be anything but perfect.
To make the planning easy, the resort offers an Island Simplicity Wedding Package, which features 4-night accommodations in a deluxe overwater villa, 24/7 St. Regis butler service, and the help of the resort’s onsite wedding planner to arrange civil and blessing ceremonies, wedding photography, and the food and beverage at the reception. Add-ons leave room for all of the right perks in all of the right places, with options including saying vows at sunset, fragrant tiare flower decorations, French champagne served by a St. Regis butler or a fireworks display as the couple says “I do.”
Rates start at $8,150 dbl through March 31. For more information, visit stregisborabora.com.
Sunny, Sandy Florida
Ahh, the classic beach wedding—the bride digging her toes into the sand, the groom gazing out at the sea. Pairing its oceanfront setting with elegant style, Vero Beach Hotel & Spa offers the perfect ambiance for a beach wedding.
We chose to feature two wedding packages here, the Destination Wedding Day package and its other half, the Destination Wedding Evening package. Both include a wedding ceremony overlooking the ocean on the Shoreline Patio, complimentary white ceremony chairs, wedding cake and champagne toast. The daytime version treats guests to a 2-hour private brunch reception featuring unlimited mimosas, while an evening extravaganza will include a private 2-course dinner with 3-hour open bar. Plus, guests arriving to an evening wedding will be greeted with a welcome reception featuring wine and cheese.
Day packages start at $5,500 and Evening packages start at $9,000, both accommodating up to 50 guests. To cap it all off, both packages also include a 1-bedroom oceanfront bridal suite for two nights. These packages are available through Dec. 27. For more information, call (866) 602-VERO or visit verobeachhotelandspa.com.
To read more about destination weddings, see our June issue of Recommend magazine here.