Dreaming of a destination wedding? From clifftop villas to laid-back beach venues, there are some incredible places to say ‘I do’. Check out our round-up of 10 ultra-Instagrammable wedding venues that provide the perfect backdrop for an unforgettable ceremony.

Villa Balbiano, Lake Como, Italy
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Popular Honeymoon Destinations

From trendy beachfront locations to exclusive island terraces and luxe private estates, a destination wedding is the perfect time to go all-out on your wedding venue.

Fashion retailer and wedding experts Moss have compiled data to determine the most popular honeymoon locations from around the world. To save you the trouble of looking, we have rounded up the top destinations and accommodation below.


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With stunning beaches, beautiful scenery, sunshine and culture, it’s no surprise that Bali has taken the top spot when it comes to destinations. It’s a location that has everything, whether you want to get active, explore or just chill out and enjoy the location. The hashtag #balihoneymoon has been used almost 90,000 on Instagram, as people show off their snaps from their post-wedding travel. It’s a long journey, at around 18 to 19 hours from the UK, but it’s oh-so-worth-it.

New York

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The iconic Big Apple is a must-see for travellers around the world, so it makes sense that honeymooners would head to the city that never sleeps, too. With plenty of sights to see, activities to get involved in, and romantic locations from TV and film, it’s a great post-wedding destination. Plus there’s some seriously fancy accommodation in the city. The flight’s around seven to eight hours from the UK, making it the shortest journey in the top three.


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Made up of tons of tiny islands, the Maldives are picture-perfect and full of hideaways and gorgeous resorts for honeymooners. When it comes to private beaches, sea life and iconic overwater villas, you really can’t get much better than this cluster of islands in the Indian Ocean. It can take 10 to 13 hours to get to from the UK, plus the time it takes to get to your island destination.

When it comes to the destinations that receive the most love on social media, Saint Lucia and the Seychelles rank the highest with 100% of reactions about these islands being positive. Hawaii comes in close as the third most-loved destination, with 95% of reactions being completely positive.

Where else are honeymooners looking to go?

The UK’s honeymooners are setting their sights on some of the most amazing destinations around the world, covering every single continent. Here are the other destinations in the top list of the most popular honeymoon destinations this year:

4. Iceland
5. Australia
6. Thailand
7. Saint Lucia
8. Morocco
9. Mexico
10. Seychelles
11. Kenya
12. Sri Lanka
13. Vietnam
14. Amalfi Coast
15. Cyprus
16. Greek Islands
17. Cape Town
18. British Columbia
19. Dolomites

While many of these destinations are a move away from Asia and the iconic Big Apple, they’re all popular travel destinations, whether it’s for a honeymoon, a destination wedding, or just a trip away.

10 of the World’s Most Instagrammable Wedding Venues

Villa Taj Marrakech, Morocco

Morocco is well know for its bohemian decor, fascinating patterns and dramatic prints, and this exceptional villa is the epitome of them all, situated in vibrant Marrakech.

The ultimate in boho chic, expect copious amounts of palm trees, a pool and Balinese daybeds, with a 19-bedroom villa that can host up to 250 guests among its stunning outdoor spaces.

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Cycladic Gem Luxury Villa, Ios, Greece

A seductive sanctuary on the paradisiacal Greek island of Ios, this iconic seaside villa sits on an exquisite cove and features its very own private beach, lawn and picturesque gardens.

It all comes complete with an infinity pool and overflow spa jacuzzi, the perfect spot to relax after your enviable wedding ceremony overlooking the sun-kissed Mediterranean Sea.

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Pettolecchia La Residenza, Puglia, Italy

With tranquility at its heart, the private Italian estate of Pettolecchia La Residenza vaunts sophisticated exteriors among a picturesque countryside setting – perfect for an epic celebration with your closest friends and family.

There’s plenty of insta-worthy wedding backdrops just waiting to be captured, whether that’s on the panoramic rooftop, modern pool deck, sprawling lawns or ancient olive groves.

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Nobu Hotel Ibiza Bay, Spain

The finest in island escapism, Nobu offers five-star luxury on the Ibizan coast. Situated on the shores of Talamanca Bay, this contemporary resort provides the ultimate stage for an outdoor wedding ceremony.

Avant-garde poolside terraces, palm tree-lined beaches and unobstructed sea views provide unrivalled scenery, alongside tailored wellness experiences and ocean activities.

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Venetsanos Winery, Santorini, Greece

The oldest vineyard on the island, Venetsanos Winery is an authentic wedding venue where the first-class food is the star of the show, alongside an esteemed wine list.

This ultra-unique venue boasts one of the finest unspoiled Santorini views from its sought-after Upper Terrace, where you can say ‘I do’ overlooking the island’s famed Caldera Bay.

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Hacienda Sac Chic, Mexico

A contemporary haven tucked away in the lush jungles of Mexico, Hacienda Sac Chic portrays a true celebration of Yucatan culture, combining 17th century heritage with modern architecture.

This former henequen plant factory provides an enviable wedding backdrop, with its luscious lawns and tropical flowers. Exchange vows under the palm trees and party on the freshwater pool terrace as your guests revel among this exclusive Mexican retreat.

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Villa Balbiano, Lake Como, Italy

This exquisite Italian jewel is the largest private residence on Lake Como, with museum-esque artwork, classic Italian gardens and a beautifully-preserved, historic palazzo, making it one of the most outstanding wedding venues in the world.

This prestigious venue is perfect for couples who’d love a lavish and luxurious celebration and even includes its very own private pier – meaning you can start the celebrations with your own boat or seaplane ride.

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Kalua Mykonos, Greece

This beach wedding venue is located in Mykonos’ protected bay of Paraga and has just been renovated to a stylishly high standard.

The trendy restaurant is all rattan furniture and neutral decor, alongside innovative cuisine and excellent wine for a party your guests will remember forever.

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Rocabella Santorini Hotel & SPA, Greece

Celebrations here are known as ‘weddings in the sky’ due to the dramatic setting above the island’s volcanoes. This classic Greek white-washed property features an elegant deck against the spectacular volcanic scenery alongside a luxe spa perfect for pre and post-wedding pampering.

Witness Santorini’s world-renowned sunset as you celebrate with your nearest and dearest – we can’t think of anything more romantic.

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Tirtha Uluwatu, Bali

A tropical expanse set on the southern clifftops of Bali, Tirtha Uluwatu was designed specifically to host incredible weddings. With epic views across the Indian Ocean, the venue features an iconic glass structured chapel, making for a dramatic walk down the aisle.

The dining pavilion has two floors aptly named heaven and earth – both contemporary spaces perfect for intimate celebrations.

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