So you’ve made the decision that your wedding day is going to be an intimate one, just you and your partner and, perhaps, a few close friends and family members to celebrate your marriage. The next question is where are you going to choose for your tiny wedding?
So we thought we’d give you a head start with a short list of some of our favourites…
Ireland is a spectacular place to hold a romantic wedding with few guests. with some of the most beautiful, natural settings in the world Ireland holds a special place in many people’s imaginations.
Providing ceremony venues as varied as ruined abbeys and monasteries swathed in Ivy, through dense, magical forests and wide, windswept beaches; Ireland is a dream for an outdoorsy couple who love romance.
Ireland’s rustic countryside and cute cottages provide a sweet space for small wedding parties to gather and celebrate. Is there anything more romantic than an autumn outdoor ceremony followed by heading indoors to the warmth of the hearth and raising a glass to the happy couple?
Check out Peach Perfect Weddings for more info.
New York, USA
If you’re looking for something a little more fast-paced for your intimate ceremony why not take a bit from the Big Apple for your tiny wedding?
Exploring the city with your nearest and dearest makes for an interesting backdrop to the main event and you’ll never be stuck for entertainment. There is so much to do, from Broadway shows, boating on the lake in Central Park or making the most of the thousands of bars and restaurants New York has to offer, you could spend months here and still have a lot to see and do!
If you’re looking for something a little unusual for your wedding ceremony did you know there is a castle in the centre of Central Park? New York is probably the only city where you can go from high-rise modernism to a castle on a lake in a matter of minutes!
Not only that but it’s extremely simple to be legally married in New York for couples of most nationalities. That, combined with a wide variety of venues and the short flight across the pond makes New York a go-to for many UK couples.
Go to Wed in Central Park for your one-stop shop for all you need for an outdoor wedding in New York.
Where else conjures such a feeling of romance than Paris?
If you’re looking for a tiny wedding made for two then Paris is hard to beat. In the summer the city comes alive along the river and a sunrise ceremony under the Eiffel Tower is a wonder to behold, whilst winter brings cosy, candlelit cafes and hot chocolate celebrations.
If you’re bringing along friends and family for your tiny wedding then you may want somewhere a little more private than the Eiffel Tower and many hotels have city views from balconies high above the streets where small ceremonies can include your loved ones too.
So go on, hang your own love lock in Paris and make a commitment to romance that will last forever.
Ruffled by Grace is an English-speaking officiant in Paris and can help you with all you need to get married there.
If you’re looking for a dramatic backdrop to your ceremony then Iceland may be the location for you. Follow your waterfall ceremony with a dip in the hot springs and a night of glamping under the northern lights.
If your looking for comfort and glamour then Iceland might not be your first choice but if it was easy everyone would be doing it! A short hike to your ceremony location will bring its own rewards as you gave out over the landscape and see no one for miles. With only your personal guests for company, this remote region will give you everything you need to take a deep breath as you commit to your lives together.
If you’re looking to declare you love somewhere a little cooler you may choose to share your vows atop a glacier, in an ice cave or on a windswept beach overlooking the ocean. This warm and friendly Island has a lot to offer and you really can be as adventurous as you like with your elopement or tiny wedding.
Check out Pink Iceland – wedding, travel and event expert.
The Lake District, UK
If you’re looking for a location a little closer to home for your intimate elopement or tiny wedding then what about the Lake District? Whilst you may not want to hike with a hundred guests a small wedding party can easily hop one of the many sweet boats across the lakes and find themselves a remote lookout to share their vows.
Legal wedding venues are spread throughout the Lakes but if you want to be really adventurous then holding a celebrant lead ceremony can open up the whole area to you and your loved ones.
Windermere is a tourist hotspot and easily accessible from all over the UK but if you’re looking for somewhere a little more off the beaten track there are plenty of cute villages offering cosy accommodation for your wedding party.
Easy hikes, great landscapes and lots to do make the Lake District a great choice for those looking for adventure without leaving the country.
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