Adventurous couples everywhere are turning to more fun options for their upcoming nuptials. Take Cheetah Platt and Rhian Woodyard, for example; rather than spend their money on an average ceremony and reception in California, they plan on having 38 unique wedding ceremonies across 11 states this year to declare their love to one another. If you’re looking for out-of-the-box wedding ideas, look no further; here are six destination weddings that cater to the adventurous couple.
A Wild Ride
Las Vegas is known for chapel weddings officiated by Elvis, but that’s been done too many times. However, you can still reinvent the Vegas wedding ceremony — you just have to know where to look. At the New York New York Hotel and Casino, couples can get married in a taxi. This taxi doesn’t take you to city hall, though. It takes you for a loop on the Big Apple roller coaster. Take the ultimate plunge in this 15-minute ceremony and roller coaster ride that will be different than anything you’ve ever done before.
Head in the Clouds
Weddings on land are so overdone, and it’s hard to hear vows under water. Take your party to the sky, with an up-in-the-air wedding ceremony and reception from Dinner in the Sky Events. Twenty-two guests are strapped in chairs on a rectangular dining table that rises 180 ft. in the air. The bride and groom are positioned in the middle of their guests, so they can easily communicate with all attendees, swap rings and even have their first dance.
The Great Outdoors
Many couples dream of having their wedding outdoors, and nature certainly makes a beautiful backdrop. Destination weddings are especially popular for this reason. If Mother Nature is calling you, she’s probably calling from Canada. With multiple lakes and campgrounds to explore, this is the perfect time to turn your wedding into a weekend getaway for your friends and family. Plan some adventurous activities, but just make sure you take the extra steps and precautions to keep everyone safe. If you plan to be out on the water, you’ll need a valid boater’s operator card as well as enough life vests for everyone.
Hitting a Homerun
Need a venue that holds a ton of guests but isn’t a stuffy, outdated banquet hall? Try a baseball stadium. Stadium seating provides the perfect view for all attendees, and it couldn’t be more practical in the off-season. If you and your honey love America’s favorite pastime, just imagine the possibilities for a baseball wedding: a big fuzzy mascot as your DJ, Cracker Jacks and beer for your cocktail hour, and racing sausages seeing you off to your honeymoon. It doesn’t get wilder than that.
Tau Game Lodge, located in the Madikwe Game Reserve of South Africa, is known for its luxurious accommodations. A truly unique wedding venue, the lodge takes care of everything — from dinner to hotel rooms to safaris in open land rovers. The lodge can be completely rented out for the happy couple and 60 of their closest friends and family members along with resident wildebeest, impala, lions, buffalo, elephants and more.
If you both love adrenaline and hate conventionalism, the ideas listed above are just the beginning of how far wedding ceremonies can go for adventurers. Use your imagination; no matter how crazy it might seem, this day is all yours and you should spend it exactly how you want.
So what is your dream wedding destination?