The Most Extreme Wedding Locations

From vows under the sea to a wedding soaring above the clouds, we share extreme wedding locations to consider for your pending nuptials.

January 10, 2018
By: Katie Morton

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Congratulations! You've met the love of your life and now you're planning your wedding day. For many couples, a classic ceremony followed by a local reception is the ideal way to celebrate.

But, what if you and your future spouse share an adventurous streak? Your love is one of a kind, why should your wedding be any less than amazing? From vows under the sea to a wedding soaring above the clouds, we share extreme wedding locations to consider for your pending nuptials.

Where The Wild Things Roam

Adventurous travelers may long to experience a honeymoon safari. Why wait for the honeymoon? If you've ever dreamed of getting married in a rugged landscape, under a wide-open sky, surrounded by wildlife, then we have the locale for you: Wedding on safari.

Don't be overwhelmed by the idea of organizing a transcontinental wedding. Wedding planning company Safari Drive promises to organize all the far-and-away details for you and your spouse-to-be, so you can relax and enjoy the day.

Their website touts services such as "sundowners in the bush and a dinner cooked on an open fire, spoiling spa treatments and a candle lit dinner by the lodge pool." For the wedding itself, exotic options abound. Opt for a game drive to the ceremony, a dawn walking safari followed by a picnic in the bush, or even leave the ceremony on camel!

Stunning Icelandic Beauty

Iceland has recently emerged as a favorite wedding destination for travelers looking for an out-of-this-world experience. Iceland's natural terrain is nothing less than otherworldly. In Iceland, you can traverse volcanoes, soak in natural hot springs, and gaze at waterfalls straight out of a Nordic fairytale.

The jaw-dropping scenery makes Iceland the perfect destination for couples looking for an exotic wedding location with amazing vistas.

For more on planning an Icelandic wedding, check out Brides' How to Plan an Icelandic Destination Wedding. Also, as with many destination locations, Iceland has its own requirements for marriage licensing and documents. Be sure to review the requirements before you get started.

Under the Sea

Is scuba a passion that you share with your partner? Then, an underwater wedding may be just the ticket! Many dive-friendly locations offer under-the-sea vow exchanges, complete with scuba-friendly formal wear and other fun details.

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Popular scuba wedding sites include Bora Bora, Bali, Thailand, and the Great Barrier Reef in Australia. If you'd rather stay in the US, then both Florida and Hawaii offer spectacular underwater views where you can tie the knot. For more on planning your own scuba wedding, visit Dive In Underwater Wedding.

Sky High Vows

Exchanging vows while high in the clouds sounds like a dream come true (provided you're not scared of heights)! Dinner in the Sky straps the wedding party and guests into their seats and then raises the platform a breathtaking fifteen stories above the ground.

The five-star food may just rival the stratospheric location--world-class chefs are on hand to treat your guests to unique culinary delights. Best of all, there are more than 40 countries where you can enjoy your own sky high wedding! For jaw-dropping wedding photos check out Marriage in the Sky.

If the traditional church or hotel venue seems too staid for your wedding celebration, you may want to think outside the box. Whether you choose to exchange vows with exotic animals in the background or toast with champagne in front of a glacier, your extreme wedding location will guarantee that you start your married life together with an epic adventure.

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