With the magical royal wedding of Meghan Markle and Prince Harry having taken place on May 19th, many brides and grooms are feeling inspired to plan the fairy-tale wedding of their dreams. While you may not be walking down the aisle at Windsor Castle on your big day, these resorts are the next best thing, with amenities suited for royalty and venues that would please even the Queen.
While Meghan and Harry looked out at the lush landscapes of Windsor’s gardens, you can be gazing out at the magnificent Arch of Cabo San Lucas and golden sand beaches at Riu Palace Los Cabos. This favoured destination wedding resort offers plenty of spectacular spots where you can say your ‘I dos’ including the traditional beach set-up and a scenic gazebo venue – both providing views that rival that of Windsor Castle! There’s even a Royal Wedding Package you can select, which includes wedding flowers, a semi-private dinner, wedding cake and more.
Following their nuptials, Meghan and Harry are said to be moving into the royal residences of Kensington Palace. You can live like a king and queen in the sprawling all-suite accommodations at Jewel Grande Montego Bay Resort and Spa! You and your wedding guests will feel like royalty during your stay at this breathtaking Jamaican resort, where accommodations range from Junior Suites to Two Bedroom Ocean View Suites – all of which offer top-notch butler service. With the resort’s Regal Wedding Package, the happy couple can enjoy extra-romantic amenities in their lavish suite on their wedding night including chilled sparkling white, flower petals on the bed and chocolates.
Food is an important part of any wedding day, including for Meghan and Harry who are said to have served stylish bowl food and two-bite canapes at their Windsor Castle wedding lunch. You and your guests can enjoy royally-delicious meals of your own when you host your wedding at Royalton Riviera Cancun, offering a variety of gourmet cuisines with unlimited reservation-free dining. The resort’s Free Wedding Package includes a semi-private dinner or you can upgrade your wedding package to include a private reception dinner. You can also add on welcome dinners, candy bars and late night food stations.
Hundreds of people helped plan the royal wedding, with every detail – from the beautiful flower arch to the private reception fireworks – being given the royal treatment. You and your wedding guests can enjoy similar royal treatment when you exchange your vows at Paradisus Varadero in Cuba. This picturesque resort is nestled on the sparkling white-sand beach and offers impeccable service with the upgraded Royal Service. You’ll be waited on hand and foot with butlers, personalized attention during your entire wedding week, assistance of a beach and pool concierge while you work on your pre-wedding glow, luggage packing and unpacking, unlimited golf (perfect for bachelor parties), use of exclusive resort areas and much, much more.
Weddings are a time for different generations of the family to come together and celebrate. Everyone from Prince Harry’s grandparents to his nieces and nephews were in attendance on his big day! For brides hosting destination weddings, this can make choosing a resort tricky. You want to make sure there’s something for every member of the family, from the page boys and bridesmaids to the grandparents of the bride and groom. Majestic Mirage Punta Cana offers something for all the royal subjects on your guest list. Kids will have a blast at the Splash Kids Club, while couples can upgrade to the adults only Mirage Club, a secluded separate section with exclusive amenities.