If you are getting ready to tie the knot, you might be looking into destination weddings. It’s a dream to be able to have your ceremony in the perfect spot, and what’s better than a wedding and vacation rolled into one? Latin America is famous for its magical destination weddings. These venues in Mexico, Chile, Peru, Brazil and Uruguay will bring you one step closer to your special day by inspiring you with their views and architecture.
Riviera Maya, Mexico
Traveling can be quite the learning experience. Or it can just as easily be about plain old relaxation and self-indulging under a warm Caribbean sun, on a white-sand Caribbean beach drinking an exotic fruit cocktail out of a pineapple or a freshly squeezed mango juice.
The Riviera Maya is a stretch of Caribbean coastline in Mexico that runs for about 120 km. It offers everything from turquoise waters to archaeological sites, from natural wonders to family-friendly activities. No matter what type of vacation you are searching for, this Mexican destination can deliver.
This destination is also a favorite spot for people looking to celebrate one of the most important events of their life: their wedding day. If you’re thinking of having a destination wedding, you can find a resort in Mexico here. It should help you with inspiration for your wedding in paradise.
Alto Da Capela, Porto Alegre, Brazil
The Alto da Capela, Porto Alegre house was built in the spot of an old chapel with the use of bricks from the original infrastructure. It is furnished with nice furniture, creating a great air of intimacy. It is the perfect setting for an intimate and inviting wedding. Considering the history behind the land, it is perfect for an outdoor ceremony. It has Centennial Gardens surrounded by fig trees. This creates the best environment for wedding photography as well.
Saint Andrews Castle, Gramado, Brazil
If you are looking for a wedding venue and wedding planner combo, Saint Andrews Castle is a great fit for you. The team will take care of all of the wedding decor and planning to make your vision come to life! They even help with the smell and flavors to make sure all aspects of the wedding are pleasing to the sense.
They can host both intimate weddings and larger ones as well. It’s a place to make your dream wedding become reality with ease, so that you can enjoy your special day with your loved ones.
Estancia Vik, Jose Ignacio, Uruguay
The former village turned into the St. Tropez of South America is located on the Atlantic coast of Uruguay. Estancia Vik is the representation of old money. Estancia stands for ranch, making this one of the biggest ranches in the vicinity. The avant garde outdoor chapel is a very artistic ceremony setting.
They also have beach access, for those interested in enjoying the sandy beaches. The architecture and the views will dazzle your guests, proving that this is a great spot for a destination wedding. Not to mention the setting will ensure the most gorgeous wedding photos to look back on for your special day.
Machu Picchu Sanctuary Lodge, Peru
If you’re looking for an intimate ceremonial wedding, Machu Picchu Sanctuary Lodge is the one for you. The ancient Inca Citadel is only steps away, providing a special adventurous element to your destination wedding. Not only do you get access to ancient Peruvian sites, you also get a symbolic ceremony that is conducted by a shaman. There’s something about Andean music and the proximity to ancient sites that makes for a lovely wedding ceremony.
Cavas Wine Lodge, Mendoza, Argentina
If you are a fan of Argentina’s wine country, you can host your wedding at the Cavas Wine Lodge, located in the lower hills of the Andes with magical views. It has 14 rooms, all having a better view than the last, and a restaurant that is perfect for a gathering of close family and friends with the help of spectacular Andes cuisine.
Villas de Trancoso, Trancoso, Brazil
Villas de Trancoso is on the northeast coast of Brazil. It’s a former fishing village turned into a celebrity hotspot in South America. If you are looking for a trendy destination wedding, this is the place for you. The upscale Villas de Trancoso has 11 villas and suites right on the beach that can accommodate 70 people. It is such a brilliant spot for a wedding, your guests will be wowed by not only the ceremony but the experience as a whole.
Hotel Antumalal, Lake Villarrica, Chile
If you’re looking for a destination that is reminiscent of summer camp in the 50’s, Hotel Autumalal sparks an uncanny resemblance. Located on a clifftop in southern Chile, with views of Lake Villarica. It still has the original architecture of when it was initially built in the mid last century.
The owners have added a spa, while keeping the original woodwork, glass and stone. There’s a list of long activities you can partake in such as volcano trekking and trying out the local cuisine. If you are interested in a winter wonderland wedding, that is an option as well, since it’s far south and you can go dog-sledding through the snow in the winter.