Travel agencies & wedding coordinators who handle destination weddings --they don't offer facilities, but can do the planning and arrange the details; Inns, B & Bs, wedding chapels, and other settings which host weddings--I've tried include only those which offer packages or someone on site to actually help with planning; and Tips and ideas for specific locations. Remember, there are also general tips and comments for destination weddings located on the "how" page, which is connected to my main wedding page. (see link at top and bottom of page).
There are lots of options, sorted by location.
Please note: I have no commercial connections to any of these firms, nor can I recommend them; they are listed here solely for your convenience. Use good common sense in checking references.
You don't have to leave the country to have a great destination wedding. Below are some options for areas in the U.S.
Firms With MANY Options (A good place to start!)
Many of these are for outside the U.S., but some offer some popular U.S. options so I've listed them on both pages
Destination Wedding Travel This firm will coordinate travel for your entire wedding party, and allows couples to set up a website about their destination wedding.
On Location They claim a wide range of locales
An Unforgettable Wedding Africa, Fiji and more typical islands
The Wedding Experience Destination weddings around the globe, including some U.S. locales.
Brides Made Wedding Planning This Texas planner can help with locations around the U.S. or the world.
Ah, sunny Florida. Have a Disney fantasy wedding, or check out the other options. There is always a lot to do in Florida, making it fun for you AND for your guests
Disney Fairytale Weddings The official Disney wedding site. See also the two listed below
Lynn & Michael's Disney Wedding This page is not just a photo album; it explains their wedding planning process, working with Disney
A Flair For Affairs Destination weddings in the Orlando area, including packages!
Oak-K Farm Romantic gazebo weddings at a farm near Orlando
Just Marry services for Orlando and vicinity
Half Moon Beach Club In Sarasota, on the gulf coast
Weddings in Paradise-Florida Indoor and outdoor packages in Southwestern Florida
A Story Book Wedding South Florida options, including cruise weddings
Windridge Yacht Charters Weddings done all over SE Florida
Key West Wedding Planners Here's a site which lists several providers.
Captain Sterling's Everglades Tours Doing weddings in The Keys for 15 years
Weddings in Key West A page with links to two other Key West options, plus some advice about commitment ceremonies
Banana Bay Resorts A Key West wedding at a reasonable cost
Maybe it's just a warmer location you're looking for, or some wonderful hospitality and interesting history. The South has a lot to offer.
Hawk & Ivy B&B In the mountains of Western North Carolina. The innkeepers are a floral designer and a minister--a perfect combo.
Bald Head Island, NC Wedding info for the island.
Outer Banks Weddings Outer Banks, NC
A Wedding By The Sea Hilton Head Island, South Carolina
My own Charleston Wedding Page I've put a boatload of info here.
Willow Grove Inn Orange County, VA
Oak Ridge Estate Gorgeous historic home in Nelson County
Snowshoe Mountain This ski resort has some wedding packages available
Little Bell Chapel in the Ozarks An option in Arkansas' ozarks--complete packages
Angel at Rose Hall Gorgeous Mansion in Eureka Springs
Eureka Springs, AR This is a charming historic town, and this site explains its appeal and has links to 10 wedding options. DEFINITELY worth a look
That Special Touch A Eureka Springs planner
The Little Glass Chapel A Eureka Springs Chapel
Gatlinburg Wedding Chapels A big site for finding a chapel in the Smoky Mountains of TN
Smoky Mountain Wedding Chapels A site with links to several chapel choices in the Gatlinburg area
Stained Glass Manor--Oak Hall A stunning B&B in historic Vicksburg, MS. Although the site doesn't currently say so, the proprietors have helped with destination weddings
GEORGIA & ALABAMA
Pristine Wedding Chapel Love Atlanta? This chapel is nearby
An Affair To Remember A photographer offering wedding planning in Savannah and other sites.
Mentone Wedding Chapel On Lookout Mountain in NE Alabama
The Terrell House, New Orleans Not much info on wedding packages, but they say they do them.
The New Orleans Wedding Chapel
Le Richelieu Hotel, New Orleans They do weddings, though their site doesn't advertise that. To know more, see Robyn's pages below....
Weddings in the Big Easy Here is a wonderful site by Robyn, a bride who had a destination wedding in New Orleans. A great planning guide. Check out her own wedding page for photos and ideas, and also see the page she did on Le Richelieu Hotel.
Victoria Inn Their website may not show it, but they have numerous wedding options available--and they're close to New Orleans
New England offers many quaint settings in all seasons. Even a winter wedding can allow for great skiing! Some couples find a New England wedding a great way to escape the high costs of NY & Boston weddings.
Wedding Events in Vermont Good resource site for destination weddings in VT
Enchanted Weddings of New England A wedding planning service for various venues in VT
Basin Harbor Club A gorgeous resort on Lake Champlain
The Cortina Inn Explore the homepage for photos of the place
The Lilac Inn Inn in Brandon Vt, with a very comprehensive site
The White Rocks Inn A historic barn setting
The Sinclair Inn A lovely garden wedding option
Windham Hill Inn An Inn which does small weddings, with some calendar restrictions
The Barrows House Another lovely Vermont Inn
Visit NH's Wedding Page The NH tourism board has done my work for me: here is a page with links to inns and resorts which host weddings. Complete with color-coded map!
Swan Cruise Lines have an onboard wedding in Providence
The Old Inn on the GreenLovely Inn & Farm in the Berkshires
Race Brook Lodge A Berkshires Inn
Martha's Vineyard & Cape Cod
Martha's Vineyard has a booming destination wedding industry. Contact the Martha's Vineyard Chamber of Commerce (firstname.lastname@example.org) for their very helpful wedding packet. In addition, here are a few websites:
Wedding Services on Martha's Vineyard A partial list maintained by the Chamber of Commerce
Weddings on Cape Cod A list of links brought to you by an island photographer
Captain Linnell House A Cape Cod location
Ocean Edge Resort & Golf Club A Cape Cod bay resort
Other U.S. Locales
Occasions in Niagara Options at Niagara Falls
The Falls Wedding Chapel Several Niagara Falls options, by the falls, in a helicopter, or something more traditional
The Southern Mansion In gorgeous Victorian Cap May, NJ
The Wilbraham Mansion Also in Cape May, NJ, specializes in Victorian weddings
Wedding Ceremonies in Alaska Few details, but contact info given
Chapel of Love A chapel in the Mall of America (MN), for you shopping fiends
Mackinac Island Weddings Michigan's gorgeous Mackinac Island
The Harbor Inn Pier 5 Hotel Your guests will love the Inner Harbor of Baltimore!
Barley Sheaf Farm, Bucks County, PA Plenty of charm in Bucks County!
Castle Fair, Savannah IL You might not think of Illinois as a typical destination, but nearby Galena is a charming historic town, packed with antique stores and quaint homes. Furthermore, this house is spectacular
Meyer's Castle Close to Chicago, great if you want a castle setting!