17 Of The Most Beautiful LGBT-Friendly Wedding Venues From Around The World
Step one: Win the lottery. Step two: Pick one of these insane getaways and never return.
ION Luxury Adventure Hotel (South Iceland)
The luxury hotel is an hour from the capital of Reykjavik and located on Iceland's infamous "golden circle route" of natural sight-seeing attractions.
Venue Report: "Imagine intimate I-do's under the Northern Lights or gathering your group for a getaway so gorgeous and filled with adventure you'll be telling your grandchildren about it one day."
The fine print: Iceland is known for their full acceptance of the LGBT community. Same-sex marriage has been legal in Iceland since 2010.
Matakauri Lodge (Queenstown, New Zealand)
This is a five-star lakeside lodge in New Zealand and it's a dreamland every season of the year — what more do you need?
Venue Report: "This lodge has hosted royalty and billionaires – the Owner's Cottage is listed as one of the finest suites in the world. Besides the magnificent mountain views, your personal concierge will assist you in planning your perfect party as well as arranging your group's activities for the week (end) in Queenstown, New Zealand's adventure capital."
The fine print: New Zealand was the first Asia-Pacific nation to legalize gay marriage, making it the 13th country in the world to do so.
Experimental Beach Ibiza (Ibiza, Spain)
The waterfront bar and lounge opened its doors onto the sands of southern Ibiza's Ses Salinas in May of 2013.
Venue Report: "With endless days of sunshine and beautiful beaches, this oceanfront oasis beckons for any and all bohemian beach babes to bust our their best dance moves and do up their “I-do’s” under a sweet Spanish sunset."
The fine print: Spain has recently passed legislation that ensures all same-sex couples can have a legally binding civil ceremony if one of them is registered as resident. If neither are residents one could choose to hold a blessing ceremony following a binding marriage in your home country.
Take a short trip from to Ontario and you'll never look at farmhouses the same again.
Venue Report: "We thought we knew Canadian cool... then we found the Drake Devonshire. Delight in the decor that deserves every accolade it's received. Takeover 11 stylishly appointed rooms (and 2 suites) and revel in how ridiculously cool YOU'LL be just by staying here. Country wedding or corporate retreat, it's nothing short of rad. With venues spanning from a lakeside deck and lawn to an enclosed A-frame dining room and a glass box for professional pow-wows, the 'Drake by the Lake' is one of our favorite intimate inns of all-time."
The fine print: Same-sex marriage was legalized in Canada as of 2005 with the Civil Marriage Act.