Picking a wedding venue is exactly like house hunting: It’s all about location, location, location and in 2016, Africa is the “in” continent for destination weddings. Couples will find themselves spoilt for choice from 54 individual countries, with breathtaking views, fresh gourmet food and perfect weather
You may begin your search in Marrakech in Morocco, the gateway to Africa from Europe. An oasis in the desert, planning a summer wedding can be achieved at any time of the year.
You can choose from the enchanting Palais Rhoul and Spa for its indoor swimming pool, invigorating hammam scrub and luscious gardens, which can be transformed into your desired theme, it’s the perfect location for a beautiful Arabian inspired outdoor wedding.
Alternatively, to the opulent Four Seasons Hotel, where your wedding takes centre stage, with the Atlas Mountains as your backdrop, make every moment of your wedding magical from beginning to end. Below Lux Afrique have gathered 4 African wedding destinations for a luxurious wedding.
Picture yourself on a soft white sand beach, surrounded by clear warm water from the Indian ocean, the fresh evening breeze tickling your skin as you begin the journey to forever surrounded by loved ones all around you? Then Zanzibar is the place for you.
Rightly named the most romantic island in the world, this small island off the coast of Tanzania is the location for nuptials in 2016. Roll out of your honeymoon suite and dive into your private pool at the Villas, in The Hideaway of Nungwi Resort and Spa, with the most spectacular coral reef and diverse aqua life two minutes from your villa, surrounded by lush tropical gardens. Sun. Love. Bliss. What more could you ask for?
Mauritius, the beautiful island nestled in the middle of the turquoise Indian Ocean, surrounded by perfect white sand beaches with mountains and breath-taking scenery, is ideal for nature loving, adventure seeking couples.
Mauritius offers a myriad of water sports; bird watching, luxurious resorts, mountain trekking and the world’s best botanical gardens.
The Lakaz Chamarel located high in the Chamarel hills south of the island has twenty suites with the option of a garden, pool suites or sea view pool suites for guest.
Couples can take the private pool suite for themselves, complete with a lounge, swimming pool, and gazebo private pools. The entire hotel can be booked for an intimate and private affair.
The Shangrila’s Le Touessrok Resort and Spa is located to the east of the island. Set up on a private Island the Le Touessrok boasts of a private golf course, regular night shows, a fantastic selection of restaurants and captivating views don’t be told, experience the magic of this island yourself!
Sophisticated. Intimate. Grand. Traditional. Vintage. No matter the theme, South Africa will most definitely have a location that compliments your choice.
Couples can choose from a selection of cosmopolitan hotels in Johannesburg, the capital city, the simplistic beauty of the west coast, the rustic charm of private vineyards. There is always a choice between Cape-Town and Durban for couples who crave beautiful weather for that special day.
Still, stuck on ideas for your wedding locations? Why not discover Africa’s hidden treasures and fall in love all over again.