7 Wow Wedding Venues around the World

Radisson Blu Hotell, Kuwait wedding veunue on boat Al Hashemi II

Looking to plan your wedding in a stunning location? (Of course you are, what a silly question!) Whether you’re looking to stay closer to home or are planning to travel for a destination wedding, the venues below provide the wow factor you’ve been dreaming of for your special day. From Vilnius to Kuwait, some of these wedding venues are sure to surprise you. See below for a look at some of the most beautiful wedding destinations around the planet for some picture-perfect wedding inspiration.

Dublin, Ireland

When you think of Ireland, you think of lush green spaces, right? The Emerald Isle offers some stunning backdrops for wedding photography. And as far as venues go, the five-star Radisson Blu Hotel Dublin St. Helens fits right in with the country’s romantic Irish landscapes. The stately mansion was once one of Dublin's most historic homes and still retains many of its original features. With beautifully-sculpted gardens, it offers an amazing setting for both photography and a unique reception. Whether you’re planning something intimate or much more grandiose, each venue can be catered to your wedding concept (the Pembroke Suite for example caters for up to 240 guests).

Radisson Blu also opens its doors to you across the Emerald Isles. Discover the charm of Cork or Letterkenny for example.

Chicago, Illinois

If you’re looking for glitzy big city vibes, the Windy City is perfect for a memorable urban wedding. Plan to celebrate at the striking Radisson Blu Aqua Hotel, Chicago, you’ll be sure to wow your guests as soon as they exit the taxi. Designed by famed architect Jeanne Gang of Studio Gang Architects, the hotel is a city landmark on its own, with its undulating wave-like exterior. The modern interiors are none less impressive. Start with a cocktail reception in the foyer with an expansive built-in bar full of colorful lights with silver and gray tones. Then move to the Atlantic Ballroom where Cathedral ceilings and 20-foot windows offer breathtaking views of Chicago. The direct drive up with a private driveway offers you and your guests that star experience for your special day. There is also an 80,000 square foot outdoor terrace that allows for receptions directly under the stars.

Radisson Blu Aqua Hotel Chicago Atlantic Ballroom wedding venue

Photo by Michael Delott Photography

Kuwait City, Kuwait

If there’s one place in the world where you can allow yourself a little bit of extravagance, it’s Kuwait. And if there’s one day in your lifetime where you can go big, it’s your wedding day! So: imagine getting married on a luxurious antique boat right on the water. At the Radisson Blu Hotel Kuwait, a wooden dhow is permanently docked at the hotel. The dhow is named Al Hashemi II and has been registered in the Guinness World Records as the largest wooden dhow ever built, encapsulating Kuwaiti cultural heritage and tradition with a capacity for up to 500 guests. Experience the luxury Abdul Husain Marafie Grand Ballroom, situated aboard the Al Hashemi II itself featuring unique plush interiors that incorporate gold plated walls and hand-crafted wooden floors. Only one thing left to do: choose the dress or tux to match this elegant setting!

Radisson Blu Hotel Kuwait wedding venue Al Hashemi II

Split, Croatia

If you’re looking for a seaside wedding with all the beachy details, then you’ll want to consider Split, Croatia. Whether you choose the Penthouse suite with 360 degree sea views, one of the expansive restaurants, the Ballroom or the picture-perfect Mistral deck which can be booked for the ceremony, with the Radisson Blu Resort & Spa, Split you’ll ensure your special day is as memorable for you as it is for your guests.

Radisson Blu Hotel Split wedding venue

Cape Town, South Africa

Miles and miles of beautiful beaches beckon you to bask in the glorious sun in Cape Town! Cape Town is the ideal wedding destination if you’re looking for a place with a wealth of activities to enjoy before or after your wedding day. Plan the timing right, and you and your guests can take a tour of some of the Cape’s finest vineyards for example. Of course, being married under the shadow of ‘Table Mountain’ is something special. The Radisson Blu Waterfront Hotel offers one of the best wedding venues in the city (needless to say, as the name suggests, it offers unparalleled waterfront views). The Radisson Blu Hotel and Residence Cape Town is also a honeymooner’s paradise for those who love an upmarket experience.

Radisson Blu Waterfront Hotel, Cape Town water view

Vilnius, Lithuania

Vilnius is a wedding destination that offers a perfect combination of tradition and modernity, where old world charm fuses with stunning design. At Radisson Blu Hotel Lietuva you will find a polished style amongst contemporary design elements. Ideal for the most intimate of celebrations or large gatherings up to 500 guests, the hotel will work with you to ensure all stages of your special day are just the way you dreamed it to be: from the wedding ceremony, to the photo shoot, to the reception and dinner. Choose the panoramic views of the Skybar for a memorable setting.

Minneapolis, Minnesota

If you’re planning a wedding with guests from out of town and are looking for a central location which can also serve as the hub for a mini city break for you and your guests, then Minneapolis is perfect. The Radisson Blu Mall of America is attached to the Mall of America and located within 5 minutes of the airport, making it the ideal choice as entertainment and dining options are right at your fingertips. What’s more, there’s no such thing as a one-size-fits-all wedding at this hotel (which means you can dream big!). The dedicated team is used to putting together a bespoke event based on your unique wishes. That includes the details of the event venue itself: the Ballroom’s walls can even be washed with the color that matches the wedding theme.

Radisson Blu Mall of America venue with wall color changing for wedding

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