You're getting married and the main question on your mind is where are you going to celebrate this happy day? Nowadays, wedding ceremonies held in church are considerably less popular. Couples are more open-minded in today's society and don’t always think of a wedding ceremony as a formal event. In fact, the more creative you are, the more memorable you can make this day! Here is a list of eight stylish and luxurious hotels, all of which offer unique experiences that are perfect for weddings.
World-renowned Lodge Torrey Pines is an AAA Five Diamond rated resort located on the shores of the Pacific Ocean. Just as the name says, there's an expansive green zone with pine trails and an 18-hole golf course. Staying true to its authentic style, rooms and suites at the Lodge Torrey Pines are creating a charming atmosphere thanks to the accents of hardwoods, and granite and marble bathroom. Such a luxurious yet comfortable design aesthetic makes a perfect decor for the photoshoot of a lovely couple. Covering a 10,000 square foot area and accommodating up to 200 guests, the Arroyo Terrace is the biggest venue where the groom and bride can hold their wedding ceremony with a view on the 18th green of the world-famous Torrey Pines Golf Course.
With the touch of the international designer Kelly Wearstler, a 1920’s era-landmark vintage building got transformed into a modern hotel embodying the Californian lifestyle. Each room has a Poper designed bed, which stands out thanks to the arched headboard, and Bellino and Fili D’oro hypo-allergenic linens. The furniture was inspired by the mid-century European style, creating a refined and stylish vibe. Many rooms and suites include a terrace where guests can watch the sunset or enjoy the evening breeze. Baths are equipped with walk-in travertine showers and marble vanities. You will certainly be inspired by this décor for your morning photoshoot. The best way to enjoy the Californian weather is to hold the wedding ceremony en plein air on the Olea Garden Terrace for an al fresco type of ceremony characterized by its family dinner style.
With its magnificent classic architecture and its green zones inspired by the Botanical Gardens, this five-star hotel resembles a castle from a fairytale. The rooms feature classic European-style furnishings and an exquisite marble bathroom. The serene atmosphere will no doubt become inspiration for an impromptu bride and groom photoshoot. Among the six beautiful wedding venues, we particularly love the Horseshoe Garden, which stretched out over 1,068 square meters. Surrounded by palm trees and colorful blooms, you'll find yourself as a main character in a real-life fairytale.
There is nothing more romantic than a wedding ceremony held in the middle of a desert. The Ritz-Carlton Rancho Mirage offers a one of a kind opportunity to celebrate your love story in a desert surrounded by palm trees and mountains. In this modern hotel, the rooms are sophisticated and stylish. The windows open to a breathtaking panoramic view of the desert and mountains, creating the perfect background for pictures of a happy couple.
For active and adventurous souls, this resort in northern California will blow your mind with its gorgeous white mountains, ski trails, and crystal clear lake. Northern California is known for its beautiful nature all year round, but during the winter season the scenery is especially magical. The resort offers several wedding venues on offer. If you are not afraid of the cold, say “I do” outdoors right in the middle of a winter wonderland. Otherwise, proclaim your love in a sumptuous ballroom venue for a classic black-tie wedding. The smallest suite at the Ritz-Carlton, Lake Tahoe is a two bedroom residence with floor-to-ceiling windows, offering an astonishing view of nature’s beauty. Rooms include a gas fireplace, gourmet kitchen, rustic wood floors, and granite countertops. With this type of décor, the bride and groom can take beautiful photographs on the morning of their wedding.
Nestled in the heart of the California High Desert in Santa Barbara County, this cozy, intimate hotel is home to a thriving community, local food and artistry. Its history goes back 70 years, so if you are looking for a place with a memory and a real western vibe, this is the choice for you. The hotel hall accommodates up to 75 guests. Gather your loved ones, pack your Cossack boots and come here on an atmospheric wedding adventure.
You can guess from the name that the AAA Four Diamond Rating Loews Santa Monica Beach Hotel situated in southern California is all about sunbathing, refreshing waves, palm trees, and hot-burning sand. To match the concept, the rooms and suites are designed to reflect the coastal location of the hotel. Embodying the laidback Californian lifestyle, the rooms and suites incorporate cool neutral shades, reminding of the sea and sky. The groom and bride can take amazing photographs with the beach, palm trees, or the hotel’s pool on the backdrop. If you are a free-spirit and artistic soul, you can organize a barefoot wedding ceremony right on the beach! The Santa Monica Beach venue can accommodate up to 150 guests for a dream-like ceremony. Let the breeze dance in your hair and the sun gently caress your skin while you say “I do”!
Get yourselves the movie star treatment at the Beverly Hills Hotel, the most glamorous hotel on our list. Although this hotel is located near the business and entertainment centers, it’s surrounded by tropical gardens and exotic flowers, offering an unexpected green oasis. Walking inside the hotel on a red carpet right into your room or suite, you will notice right away the elegance and exquisite style of the design. The design is a combination of the Hollywood legacy with a modern twist. Strike different poses with your husband-to-be in this stylish place with soft yet lively colors as if your couple came out of a movie scene. The Pink Palace is a venue chosen by famous international figures, Hollywood superstars, and even royalty. It can also be the place where you say “I do.”
Author: Taisia Arkhangelskaya