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Top 10 Lists World's Best Hotel Wedding Chapels Published: February 8, 2009 by LuxuryTravelMagazine.com, Christine Gray This Top 10 List (12 actually) features the world's best hotels and resorts with wedding chapels right on their property. These are some of the most extraordinary wedding venues the world has to offer, in landscapes to suit any style -- beach, mountain, desert, city and countryside settings -- from Bali to Tuscany, Mexico to Tokyo, Paradise Island to Paradise Valley...these memories will last a lifetime. CONRAD BALI - INDONESIA Take your vows in the Conrad Bali's extraordinary wedding chapel "Infinity". Nestled in 6.8 acres of secluded tropical gardens and lagoons, with cascading waterfalls and a pristine 350 metre beach, this location is exhilarating. While honeymooning at the Conrad Bali, you can soak up the sun along the stunning beach, cool off in the swimming pool and lagoons or enjoy pure relaxation and abandonment in the Jiwa Spa. Alternatively, more intimate relaxation is available in the contemporary luxury of the honeymoon cocoon. read more DUNTON HOT SPRINGS - COLORADO For lovers of mountain towns and the old west, there couldn't be a more glorious setting for a wedding than this open-air chapel beside a towering 40- foot waterfall, amongst the aspens of Colorado's San Juan Mountains. Dunton Hot Springs lies across the mountain from Telluride and the entire town can be reserved for private use for up to 42 of your friends and family. This perfectly restored ghost town features a saloon and dance hall, natural hot springs running through the property and transportation to a plethora of magical places nearby can be arranged. read more L'ANDANA - TUSCANY, ITALY L'Andana provides a dream wedding location in the Tuscan countryside amidst perfumed gardens, between Chianti and Siena. The hotel is serene and palatial, the former summer palace of Duke Leopold in the 16th century. The neoclassic chapel in the gardens is a magical setting for your once-in-a-lifetime event. Special menus have been created for receptions and the hotel can provide everything needed from flowers, makeup to a made to measure gown thanks to their collaboration with famed designer Peter Langner. read more ONE&ONLY PALMILLA - MEXICO Situated at the tip of the Baja peninsula where the Sea of Cortez meets the Pacific Ocean. A traditional, white- washed Mexican chapel is the setting for romantic hilltop weddings. The resort can provide a horse-drawn carriage for the bride and groom to arrive at the chapel. Every one of the 172 guest rooms at Palmila Resort has an ocean view with a patio or balcony. Two infinity edge pools have swim-up bar within this romantic, hacienda-style resort. Palmilla also has a Jack Nicklaus golf course and the Spa at Palmilla contains private villas for indoor and outdoor treatments. read more MANDARIN ORIENTAL - TOKYO Mandarin Oriental has hosted weddings for high society from Hong Kong to London for over 40 years. In Tokyo, they have created a unique wedding chapel, the Sanctuary, and the hotel provides everything from hair dressing and makeup, wedding dress design to top photographers. The tranquil and spacious wedding chapel opens out onto an indoor terrace overlooking a large atrium of glass and light. The chapel can accommodate wedding ceremonies for 90 guests, and with state-of-the-art technology, the entire event can be broadcast to the ballroom which can seat 260 guests. read more RAFFLES RESORT CANOUAN ISLAND A 17th-century Anglican Church, brought to the island stone by stone from England has been lovingly restored and can be found in the center of the resort. The church now features beautiful murals and stained-glass windows by renowned Italian artist Costanzo Rovati. The resort sets the stage for your wedding day. The sun, the ocean breeze, the lush tropical gardens. The charming Church awaits your arrival. The scene is set. The natural beauty takes over. All they need is you. Each wedding at Raffles Resort Canouan Island is personalized to the vision of your dream wedding. read more HACIENDA SAN ANGEL - PUERTO VALLARTA Sophisticated style and charm characterize the Hacienda, a masterpiece restoration of four classic Vallarta-style houses overlooking Banderas Bay, almost in touching distance of the historic town center's landmark church spire. A stunning open space and Puerta del Cielo chapel are available for weddings, offering views of the bay and the charming terra cotta roofscape all around. Adding a certain elite mystique, the inn's grand lounge is located in what was once Richard Burton's home. Winding paths with tropical gardens, pools and a fountain interlace with the houses, adorned with colonial tile, fine woodwork, exquisite antique furniture and Mexican art. read more ONE&ONLY OCEAN CLUB - BAHAMAS Tranquil, secluded and intimate, this is the most exclusive address on Paradise Island. Renowned for its magnificent Versailles gardens and 12th-century Augustinian Cloister, the legendary Ocean Club offers you exemplary personal service and world-class luxury. The white-sand beach adjacent to the hotel is the finest on Paradise Island. Take your vows amidst the graceful 12th-century arcades of the cloister at the crest of a hill, across a stretch of terraced waterfalls, fountains, statues, a stone gazebo, and rose gardens. read more INTERCONTINENTAL MONTELUCIA This romantic new resort in Paradise Valley is the only hotel in Arizona with its own wedding chapel -- the Castillo Lucena. Your ceremony can take place under the 18-foot cathedral ceiling in the chapel or at sunset outside in the wedding courtyard with Camelback Mountain as the backdrop. Imagine a private rehearsal dinner poolside, moving on to a day of friendship at Joya Spa as the groom reclines in the wine cellar or poolside with his closest friends – ending the day with the bride and groom sipping the finest Champagne on their private suite balcony watching the sun set over Camelback Mountain. read more THE VENETIAN - LAS VEGAS The Venetian offers storybook charm of old world Italy. The hotel has three separate Chapels, each accommodating between 40-50 guests. All three chapels can be combined to seat up to 150 guests. The Venetian Wedding Chapel is the perfect backdrop for your magical moment. This special place truly captures the romanticism of Venice – an enchanted edifice where eternal love is sealed with a kiss. In addition to the Chapels, you can also choose to be married in a Venetian gondola while floating in The Grand Canal or on the Ponte al di Piazza, bridge over The Grand Canal. read more CONVENTO DO ESPINHEIRO - PORTUGAL Once a convent dating back to the XV century, this luxurious hotel considered a National Monument is close to the historical city of Evora, classified by UNESCO as a "World Heritage City". The picturesque surroundings make this a perfect spot for a wedding in the Portuguese countryside. Experience world-class luxury in the spa. Walk through a pathway of candlelit arches to reach your exclusive table, set aside for an evening of fine dining. Retreat to one of 92 refined guest rooms and awaken to enchanting views of rolling green hills and surrounding beauty. read more VILLA SAN MICHELE - FLORENCE One of the most wonderful locations in the world for a wedding. For this very special occasion, the Renaissance villa will enchant you with its fairytale atmosphere and dreamy environment, ensuring a magical wedding experience. The romantic setting is beyond compare and the hotel can provide everything needed for the ultimate wedding experience - exceptional cuisine, magnificent views and attentive and personalized service. It's possible to have exclusive use of the entire hotel, including the enchanting "Loggia" overlooking the city of Florence. read more
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