Hayes and Jarvis Reveal the Top Five Overseas Wedding Locations

Jan 23, 2013, 04:21 ET from Hayes and Jarvis Travel Limited T/ATUI Specialist Holidays

LONDON, January 23, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --

The luxury long haul specialists publish a list of the best overseas spots to tie the knot and announce two great wedding offers

Your wedding day should be one of the most important and special occasions in your life, and an unforgettable day deserves an unforgettable setting. No expense should be spared in order to make a wedding unique, and with this in mind, more and more people consider a wedding abroad as an alternative to a traditional UK-based ceremony. Aside from being cheaper on the whole than a wedding in the UK, weddings abroad can also mean virtually guaranteed good weather, and the chance to exchange vows against an idyllic beach setting.

Here are the top five overseas venues to get hitched in, guaranteed to make you say 'I do' to a wedding abroad:

1. Mauritius

This secluded island in the Indian Ocean is the ideal place for a wedding, with utopian palm-fringed beaches, topical vegetation, waterfalls and luxurious accommodation options. Stay in Mauritius for seven nights at the four-star plus LUX* Grand Gaube on a half board basis from just £1,049 per person, saving up to £1,190 per couple. This offer includes two bonus nights and a 25% accommodation discount, happy couples can add on the Light Wedding Package from just £559, which includes a dedicated wedding coordinator at the hotel, special wedding menu in the restaurant and wedding cake for the couple with two glasses of champagne, plus a special breakfast in your room the following day.

2. Sri Lanka

With a culture partly influenced by nearby India, the lush, verdant island of Sri Lanka also boasts its very own unique character with ancient temples to explore, an abundance of exotic wildlife, and of course, majestic beaches, ideal for those looking for a unique, culturally rich destination to tie the knot.

3. Las Vegas

Las Vegas is the home of excess and high-octane living, but that's not to say lovebirds can't enjoy an intimate, romantic ceremony here in one of the many chapels or even atop the Grand Canyon. There's no shortage of places to celebrate afterwards in Vegas, with a dazzling strip packed with casinos, bars and nightclubs. Stay at the five-star Bellagio Resort here on a room-only basis for five nights from just £849 per person, saving £310 per couple. Add on the Classic Wedding Package at A Special Memory Wedding Chapel from £259 and receive a limo service to and from your ceremony, bridal bouquet and groom boutonniere and professional photographs including 12 pictures on a CD.

4. St. Lucia

St. Lucia is one of the most popular Caribbean islands and boasts miles of beautiful sugar sand beaches, ideal for a magical ceremony. This island offers plenty more besides sea and sand however, St Lucia's interior houses tall peaks decorated with lush plant life and the world's only drive-though volcano. In the evening head to Rodney Bay for a laid-back evening of great food and live music.

5. Antigua

Another Caribbean favourite, Antigua is famous for having a beach for every day of the year, 365 in total, creating a difficult but welcome dilemma for anyone planning to get married by the sea. Antigua embodies everything the Caribbean is about, with a laid-back pace of life, friendly locals, exciting watersports to sample, and restaurants serving locally caught seafood and freshly made fruit juices.

For more information on Hayes and Jarvis' wedding packages or any of the holidays and hotels on offer, call a travel expert on +44(0)844-415-5594 or visit hayesandjarvis.co.uk.

SOURCE Hayes and Jarvis Travel Limited T/ATUI Specialist Holidays