Following their romantic proposals and engagements, brides and grooms immediately begin to envision when and where they will be saying "I do." Whether you and your fiancé prefer a rustic, tropical, or opulent wedding style, the location of your nuptials will likely reflect the theme and color palette of your event, as well as the size of your guest list. Resort venues are popular choices for weddings of all types since they typically allow for a wide guest-count range, as well as offer luxurious amenities, comfortable accommodations, and a number of benefits that you may not receive from a private estate or banquet hall. These benefits may include preferred room rates, a variety of restaurants and activities on property for out-of-town attendees, and even a chance to earn points for future hotel stays that can be used towards a honeymoon or a romantic getaway for your one-year anniversary.
Since brides and grooms have so much to plan leading up to their special days, many couples seek the guidance of a resort group they can trust – like the SPG Weddings specialists at Starwood Resorts, which owns and operates well-known properties from St. Regis, Le Méridien, and The Luxury Collection. These resort destinations feature a variety of amenities and planning assistance, including a range of wedding packages, guest accommodations, complimentary or discounted wedding-night or honeymoon accommodations, and much more. Starwood offers 5,000 Starpoints for every 10 nights booked under your wedding contract, so not only will guests receive preferred room rates, but you and your fiancé will earn free night awards, in addition to receiving a complimentary room on your wedding night and a sparkling toast at your reception.
With so many locations to choose from in Starwood's collection of hotels and resorts, there is truly a destination for every couple. Luxury resorts with breathtaking ballrooms are fitting for cultural celebrations and events with larger guest lists, while intimate soirées or destination weddings are best suited for an exotic beach location or a unique resort space. Mountain weddings are popular for couples who enjoy the great outdoors and make for beautiful destinations even in the winter months, while tropical destination weddings are perfect for those who want to get married alfresco in a warm-and-sunny climate regardless of the season. No matter which location you choose, selecting a venue that complements your ideal wedding style is one of the first items you’ll check off of your planning to-do list.
Desiring a winter wedding on the slopes? Escape to Sheraton Steamboat Resort in Colorado. Have you always wanted to get married at a beachfront location? Discover The Westin Golf Resort & Spa, Playa Conchal in Costa Rica. Looking for a sophisticated indoor space? Explore the elegant ballrooms at The Ballantyne, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Charlotte. Once you’ve exchanged vows, enjoy your honeymoon on the same property or jet off to a faraway destination such as Le Méridien Bora Bora for a private getaway that you and your new husband or wife will never forget.
To learn more about how you can earn bonus Starpoints to use toward free honeymoon nights at a Starwood Resorts property and to explore more wedding and honeymoon options, as well as view the full list of wedding venues in Brazil, Canada, the Caribbean, Cayman Islands, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, French Polynesia, Mexico, and the United States, visit spg.com/weddings. And be sure to visit InsideWeddings.com regularly for more tips on choosing a destination-wedding venue or a romantic honeymoon location with the help of Starwood Resorts.
Photo courtesy of Le Méridien Bora Bora
Photo courtesy of Le Méridien Tahiti
Photo courtesy of Le Westin Resort & Spa, Tremblant, Quebec
Photo courtesy of The Westin Lagunamar Ocean Resort Villas & Spa, Cancun (Resort amenities subject to change.)
Photo courtesy of Sheraton Kauai Resort
Photo courtesy of Sheraton Suites Key West
Photo courtesy of Sheraton Steamboat Resort
Photo courtesy of The Ballantyne, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Charlotte
Photo courtesy of The Westin Bayshore, Vancouver
Photo courtesy of The Westin Golf Resort & Spa, Playa Conchal
Photo courtesy of The Westin Key West Resort & Marina
Photo courtesy of The Westin Kierland Resort & Spa
Photo courtesy of The Westin Stonebriar Hotel & Golf Club
Photo courtesy of W Fort Lauderdale
Photo courtesy of W South Beach
Opening photo courtesy of Le Méridien Bora Bora