Our Top 10 Destination Wedding Hotspots

No day is more memorable than your wedding day, which is why it’s important to pick the perfect venue to tie the knot. From sun-kissed beaches to cobbled city streets, destination weddings are a wonderful way to bring you and your loved ones together for a day that you’ll never forget.

If you or your partner have recently popped the question and are starting to plan your big day, then it’s time for us to offer our congratulations! Our romantic wedding destinations have been hand-picked so that you can say “I do” in an exotic paradise away from home and without the stress. Whether you’ve got your heart set on a romantic clifftop wedding or a traditional chapel ceremony, our Holidays By Design team are able to book up to 2020. You can get your destination decided on and leave the rest to us.

Don’t know where to start? Check out our top 10 wedding destinations below and get inspired. Choosing the ideal spot for your ceremony might seem daunting, but you’ll know when you’ve stumbled across the perfect location as you’ll be able to picture yourself saying your vows there. Our team will then be able to recommend a range of quality-assured hotels, amazing value flights and even bespoke wedding packages to cater to your every need. Because you deserve to have your wedding, your way.

  1. Mexico

  2. Jamaica

  3. The USA

  4. Barbados

  5. Turkey

  6. Italy

  7. Greece

  8. Cuba

  9. Cyprus

  10. Dominican Republic



With its beautiful tropical beaches and ancient Mayan ruins, Mexico has some of the world’s most breathtaking backdrops for you and your partner to say “I do.” Whether you’re dreaming of a white-sand beach wedding in Cancun with your family and friends or a exploration of the Riviera Maya ruins, Mexico is the perfect blend of Central and South American cultures.

Best time to go:

Mexico’s weather is reflective of its Caribbean neighbours, with temperatures remaining in the high twenties and early thirties throughout the year. To avoid the rainfall, it’s best to visit between November and May. Resorts tend to be busiest during the spring break (mid February to mid April) and the summer break (mid May to mid July).



From the exotic streets of Kingston to the white sands of Montego Bay, Jamaica is an eclectic blend of tropical history and culture. “Irie” is a Jamaican phrase used to describe feeling peaceful or having no worries, and it’s impossible not to get swept up in the irie state of mind as soon as you touch down on a sandy white beach. Enjoy sipping on rum cocktails and watching the sunset after you’ve had your ceremony.

Best time to go:

If you want to avoid the hurricane season (and nobody wants to get swept away as they’re saying their vows!), then we’d recommend timing you wedding outside of June to September. November to April is the best time to avoid high humidity and keep any wedding hair frizz-free!



If you’re a fan of the American Dream, then you’d love an American Dream Wedding. Historically known as the land of opportunity, the USA truly has something for every kind of couple. Whether you’ve got your heart set on a chapel wedding in Las Vegas, a ceremony held in one of five locations in Central Park, or even fancy taking to the skies for a Grand Canyon helicopter wedding, America always packs a punch and will be fun for all your guests.

Best time to go:

Depending on where you choose to go greatly affects the temperature of your big day in the USA. Whilst places like Florida are great all year round, New York gets lots of snow around December and so is perfect for a white winter wedding. Nevada gets extremely hot in summer, so October and November would give you some respite from the heat!



The ultimate couple’s destination, you’ll find a warm welcome in Barbados with its tropical zest and carnival atmosphere. With coral sandy beaches and hidden hideaways, you can dance to the rhythms of the Caribbean and explore the delights that the island has to offer.

Best time to go:

Barbados has a classic tropical climate so enjoys warm weather all year round, including 3,000 hours of sunshine! The best time to go is from December to mid-April when the weather is dryer and less humid. June to November is hurricane season, so we’d recommend steering clear if you want wedding photos without the watermarks!



Only a four-hour flight away and based along the Aegean, Mediterranean and Lycian coastlines, Turkey has a magic all of its own with mountain views and historic towns. Exchange your vows by the stunning Blue Lagoon and finish your day with a barbecue on the beach if you fancy something other than the traditional wedding sit-down meal.

Best time to go:

Temperatures reach a rather warm 35 degrees around July to September, so choose a spring or autumn wedding if you don’t want to overheat your guests. May or June are both great months with plenty of sunshine for beautiful photos.



Just across Europe lies the true home of romance, art and culture. Italy has a wealth of beautiful wedding venues on offer and you’ll never be short of stunning food, breathtaking art and architecture that you won’t find anywhere else in the world. Pick from a coastal villa, a sandy beach or even a hillside castle for your Italian wedding getaway.

Best time to go:

May, June, September or October are the best dates for pleasantly warm weather whilst also steering clear of the seasonal crowds. Avoid dates around August 15th as this is Italy’s annual celebration of Ferragosto and makes it tricky to book Town Halls as they remain closed.



Channel your inner Mamma Mia for a Grecian wedding that you and your partner will cherish forever. From traditional churches to architectural masterpieces, Greece boasts beautiful coastal hillsides and sparkling blue seas for your wedding backdrop. Explore 4,000 years worth of history and set your guests up in one of the bustling resorts as they try the traditional Greek cuisine.

Best time to go:

Temperatures in Greece tend to dip around January and February to 16 degrees, so to maximise on the warmer weather go for a summer wedding in May or June when they climb to the mid-twenties. Your guests will be warm but not stifling - perfect for those outdoor wedding feasts.



Vibrant, charming and with a history that will fascinate your guests, Cuba is a go-to Caribbean island for any couple looking somewhere unspoiled and undisturbed. Embrace the Cuban way of life with classic cars taking you from your ceremony to the celebrations, before you dance the night away to the hot Latin-American rhythms. Enjoy a puff on a Cuban cigar and finish the evening off with some good old-fashioned Havana rum.

Best time to go:

The basic weather pattern in Cuba is much like the rest of the Caribbean, enjoying good weather all year round. Summer tourists tend to flock to Cuba from April onwards, so ideally pick a date between March or April when the weather is still sunny and warm.



Home of the Greek goddess of love Aphrodite, Cyprus is renowned for its secluded coves, romantic beaches and cultural blend of European and Eastern influences. Choose from a relaxed affair in the grounds of your hotel, a civil town hall setting or even tie the knot on a yacht! If you’re after a religious ceremony then there are also various Anglican churches available for stunning services.

Best time to go:

Cyprus is renowned for its Mediterranean weather - long, hot summers and mild yet wet winters. To make the most of the heat and the sunshine, head over in the summer. Spring is perhaps more appropriate for weddings as the temperatures aren’t scorching but the sea water is still mild enough for swimming.

Dominican republic


With its strong Latin influences and stunning scenery, in the Dominican Republic you’ll find an eclectic medley of festivals and markets - not to mention 300 miles of tropical white sand. Explore the colour and energy of this beautiful island before having your ceremony surrounded by family, friends and the picture-perfect Caribbean settings.

Best time to go:

Hurricane season arrives in the Dominican Republic between June and September, so opt for any months between November and April if you want the best weather without too much humidity!

If you’re thinking of having the wedding of your dreams abroad, then get in touch with our team. Simply call our concierge on 01472 897333 or pop in and say hello on 5 St Peter’s Avenue, Cleethorpes, DN35 8HQ.