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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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