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What is a Destination Wedding?

A  destination wedding is known by many things:  location wedding, eloping, elopement wedding, and weddingmoon (get it, wedding plus honeymoon all at once?)  You can really make a destination wedding anything you want, from a simple eloping ceremony between the two of you, to a small ceremony in a romantic destination with family and a few friends, to a more elaborate, large destination wedding with extended family and many friends. 

Where are the best places to get married? 

Again, that's the beauty of eloping or having a destination wedding - it's what suits you.  You might be the type who love beach weddings, or Fall weddings in New England, or weddings on the top of a ski slope in Colorado.

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Fall Wedding Destinations is here to give you ideas on where to tie the knot.

You might want to have your destination wedding in a location which has appeared on "best of" lists.

"Best Places to Get Married" according to an MSN "best of" series:

Central Park - New York, N.Y.
Chapel of Love - Bloomington, Minn.
Columbia Gorge Hotel - Hood River Oregon
Disneyland - Anaheim, Calif.
Empire State Building - New York, N.Y.
Graceland Wedding Chapel - Las Vegas
Little Church of the West Wedding Chapel - Las Vegas, Nev.
Palace of Fine Arts - San Francisco.
Philadelphia Zoo - Philadelphia, Pa.
Westin Beach Resort - Key Largo Fla.

For those looking to have a "weddingmoon" (eloping), you might want to look at places which have topped honeymoon lists:

Top 10 List on the Ten Best Honeymoon Destinations Around the World, according to National Geographic

1. Paris, France
2. Rome, Italy
3. Venice, Italy
4. Bahamas
5. Florence, Italy
6. Sydney, Australia
7. London, England
8. Tahiti
9. French Riviera
10. Fiji

Top 10 List on the Ten Best U.S. Honeymoon Destinations, according to National Geographic:

1. Hawaii
2. New York City
3. San Francisco
4. Miami
5. Las Vegas
6. New Orleans
7. Aspen
8. Lake Tahoe
9. Martha's Vineyard
10. Napa Valley

We at have our own lists, one of which is our "Top 5 Beach Wedding Locations"

1. Cancun - Mexico
2. Mount Desert Island - Maine
3. Cape Breton - Nova Scotia
4. Vancouver Island - British Columbia
5. St. Thomas - US Virgin Islands

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Niagara Falls Wedding/Eloping

It's not the tallest waterfall in the world, but it's certainly the most famous - for its beauty, its power, and its weddings and elopements. Of course we're talking about Niagara Falls, located on the Niagara River on the border between the New York and Ontario. Some say the Canadian side is the place you should go to elope, as it has more tourist options. Read More

California Winery Weddings

Thinking of a California winery wedding? Well, then you have a problem. A big problem. Why? Because there are so many wonderful winery destinations in California choose from!  Read our page on California Winery Weddings and discover great wineries for your wedding in such great wine regions as Nap, Sonoma, Santa Barbara and Temecula.  Read more

Colorado Weddings

Colorado is one of the most beautiful states in the U.S., and one of the
best states to consider for a destination wedding or just plain eloping.

Whether you have a ski resort wedding, a wedding on Pike's Peak, or one in the Denver Botanic Gardens, you will be getting married amid the backdrop of incredible and awe-inspiring beauty.  What are some places in Colorado you might consider for your wedding or elopement venue?  Read more

Mexico Weddings

Mexico is fast becoming a hot spot for couples seeking a destination wedding or to simply elope, with Cancun, Mazatlan and Puerto Vallarta in high demand.   What are the legal requirements to get married in Mexico, and what spots in Mexico are the best locations for your wedding?   Read more


Synonyms:  destinationwedding and destination wedding are synonymous with location wedding.

Location weddings, vacation weddings, elopement locations, eloping locations and places to elope are synonymous with destination weddings. 

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