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Over the last few years we’ve seen an increase in our clients wanting to select wedding venues where they can enjoy a full weekend experience with their guests. It allows couples to spend true quality time with friends and family throughout the weekend, and allows them to not feel rushed during the wedding reception trying to spend time with each of their guests. Your wedding weekend is a once in a lifetime experience, so we love the idea of our couples getting to spend a full weekend celebrating their marriage! The best way to do this is at a resort where you can host multiple events without your guests even needing to leave the property. Many time this means a destination wedding of some sort. Destination weddings also allow your guests to have a unique weekend experience that can often times feel like a vacation, which is a huge added bonus. We are big fans of this experience!
Many times when couples think about “destination weddings” they think about more intimate weddings, but that certainly isn’t the case! Especially depending on the location of your venue. A destination wedding doesn’t have to mean getting married in Paris or Lake Como. There are incredibly beautiful resorts right here in the Southeast that will allow your guests to drive or quickly fly to your destination and enjoy a weekend celebrating your marriage with you!
If you’re looking to host a fabulous destination wedding in the Southeast, we’ve got you covered! We’re sharing some of our favorite destination resorts located right here in the Southeast below.
If you’re looking for an idyllic mountain setting, Old Edwards Inn is where it’s at! Set against the backdrop of the stunning Blue Ridge Mountains, Old Edwards Inn offers a picturesque and romantic setting, creating a beautiful ambiance for wedding celebrations. Old Edwards Inn has several different options for indoor and outdoor ceremonies and receptions, and their staff is top notch. In addition to the fabulous wedding options, Old Edwards Inn offers fabulous accommodations, incredible dining options, the most beautiful pool, private golf, and a relaxing spa. You and your guests will be pampered during your entire stay. Nestled in the heart of Highlands, NC the charming town offers award winning restaurants and plenty of things to do. It’s truly the perfect destination for a long weekend of both relaxing and celebrating in the mountains!
The Ritz Carlton at Amelia Island is truly an incredible oasis for a destination wedding. One of my favorite features of this property is the beautiful beachfront lawn that is the perfect setting for a wedding ceremony or reception. The views simply cannot be beat! In addition to the stunning outdoor options, The Ritz Carlton at Amelia Island also features beautiful indoor ballroom options as well. In true Ritz Carlton fashion, the atmosphere, service, accommodations, and dining options here are simply hard to beat, making The Ritz Carlton at Amelia Island one of our favorite options for destination weddings!
If you’ve checked out any of our work, you know that Hamilton Place at Pursell Farms is one of our favorite destination wedding venues! Located about an hour outside of Birmingham, Alabama, this venue is so easily accessible for guests coming from near and far. In addition to the absolutely stunning indoor and outdoor options Hamilton Place offers for weddings, the resort also offers amazing dining options as well as fun activities to keep you and your guests entertained all weekend long without even having to leave the resort! Guests can enjoy golf, relaxing at the spa, clay shooting, lounging at the pool and more. There’s a reason why this is one of the most popular wedding destinations in the South!
Have you dreamed of getting married at a European inspired venue but don’t want to ask your guests to travel overseas? Introducing The Conservatory at Blackberry Ridge located right outside of Chattanooga, TN. This stunning venue opening May 2024 is unlike no other in the South. This venue features a beautiful conservatory and Italian inspired gardens. The most beautiful backdrop for a dream wedding day. While The Conservatory isn’t a “resort” it does feature onsite accommodations for many guests, additional venue options for hosting multiple events throughout the weekend, and superior service from the actual owners who are onsite all the time!
The Ritz-Carlton Reynolds, Lake Oconee offers a variety of indoor and outdoor venues perfect for ceremonies, receptions, and pre- and post-wedding events. Whether it’s a lakeside ceremony, a ballroom reception, or a garden party, they truly have it all! During their downtime your guests can spend time at the lake, relax at their incredible spa, hang out at the beautiful pools, enjoy fabulous meals at their onsite dining options and so much more! This resort is centrally located and super easy to get to from Atlanta in particular, making it an easy trip for your guests no matter where they are coming from. It honestly almost hard to believe that such a stunning spot like this is located so close to the city, making it one of our favorite destination wedding options!
If the beach is more your vibe, WaterColor Inn and Resort is located along the stunning Emerald Coast and offers pristine white sand beaches, crystal-clear waters, and beautiful coastal landscapes, creating a picturesque backdrop for weddings. The resort provides a variety of indoor and outdoor venues perfect for ceremonies, receptions, and other wedding-related events. Couples can choose from beachfront settings, lush gardens, elegant ballrooms, or intimate courtyards, accommodating different wedding styles and sizes. The resort features amenities such as a spa, swimming pools, and access to various recreational activities, providing guests with entertainment options beyond the wedding celebrations. If your guests are traveling with children, they will love Camp Watercolor! Santa Rosa Beach is easily accessible making it convenient for guests traveling from different locations. The area also offers opportunities incredible dining and tons of time on the beautiful beaches.
Dreaming of a beautiful wedding weekend experience with your favorite people?! We love destination weddings and specialize in destinations weddings in the Southeast. Inquire with us to get started planning your dream Southern destination wedding weekend!