A free wedding abroad can be simple or extravagant – and our weddings experts know just the hotel to suit you both. Here are just a few of our favourite hotels offering free weddings abroad.

5* Rendezvous, Saint Lucia

This couples-only beach hotel is all about romance and you can fill your days with candlelit dinners and couple’s massages. Relax on the beach and stick your flag in the sand for beach waiter service; later enjoying nightly tastings at the Champagne Bar and romantic meals in a choice of restaurants, including fine dining at the Trysting Place. This is a great location for a wedding in Saint Lucia if it’s just the two of you or you are travelling in a small party. You can get married on a beautiful private island with a conch shell aisle on the white-sand beach, in the exotic resort gardens or under a pretty bamboo canopy. It’s all about exclusive service in a truly romantic setting where you’ll both be spoilt; and you can add romantic moments throughout your stay, such as a secluded picnic, a candlelit dinner on the beach under the stars or a cruise along the coast at sunset. We’d also highly recommend a reception at Malabar Beach Club, having dinner while burying your toes into the sand.

Find out what’s included in the free wedding at Rendezvous 

Wedding at Rendezvous, Saint Lucia

4* St James’s Club Morgan Bay Saint Lucia

If you’re looking for a lively wedding with a guest list that can include children, this all-inclusive resort in Saint Lucia is a fantastic choice. You can get married on the white-sand beach or in the secluded hilltop gazebo overlooking the ocean, holding your reception in one of the many restaurants or in a marquee on the beach. Sneak off to the hilltop adult pool for amazing views and make the most of the six restaurants and four bars, with entertainment including steel bands and beach parties with fire eaters and acrobats. Our weddings team can also help you arrange a bonfire beach barbecue; or add entertainment such as a gospel choir or DJ to your celebrations.

Find out what’s included in the free wedding at St James's Club Morgan Bay

Wedding at St James’s Club Morgan Bay Saint Lucia

4* The Verandah Resort & Spa, Antigua

If you want a big wedding, The Verandah Resort & Spa is for you. This spectacular resort is a stunning destination for a lively wedding with a large guest list. You can get married on sparkling white sands or under a beautiful gazebo in the gardens with the clear turquoise waters as your backdrop. If you are inviting families with children, this is a great resort, as the stylish cottage-style suites are all very spacious and there are activities and facilities for all ages. We thoroughly recommend the very private hilltop gazebo for a one-of-a-kind wedding ceremony with stunning views over the beach and ocean that will make your special day even more breathtaking.

Find out what’s included in the free wedding at The Verandah Resort & Spa

Wedding at The Verandah Resort & Spa, Antigua

5* Uga Bay, Sri Lanka

Uga Bay is set on one of the best beaches in Sri Lanka and you can wake up to views of the ocean and relax on the enviable stretch of sand. The resort overlooks Passikudah Bay, known for its snorkelling, and this luxurious retreat has a beautiful infinity pool and unique underground spa with views of the sea. The resort offers a simple free wedding package at selected times of the year, which includes the ceremony, a cake and three-course signature dinner. But you can also opt for their more deluxe ceremony, with quirky touches such as having your wedding breakfast on a table sculpted out of the sand. The full wedding package includes a couple’s spa treatment and a special dinner in your own cabana. Talk to us about what’s included and we’ll help create a special wedding for you both.

Find out what’s included in the free wedding at Uga Bay

Wedding at Uga Bay, Sri Lanka

5* Blue Waters & The Cove Suites, Antigua

Blue Waters offers a choice of spellbinding wedding venues, including the beach, a romantic seafront gazebo, a luxurious private villa and the elegant Cove Restaurant perched dramatically on a clifftop. Your wedding coordinator can arrange a romantic private gazebo dinner for just the two of you, small parties can choose between two restaurants for the reception and, for larger wedding parties, you can have afternoon cocktails and canapés and a Caribbean barbecue at the poolside deck or on the beach.

For the ultimate in luxury, hire one or more Cove Suites for your wedding party to stay in, offering uninterrupted views of the Caribbean Sea. These private suites are perfect for groups and families, and have access to four exclusive beautiful infinity pools. For a breathtaking wedding ceremony, upgrade to exchange your vows in the splendid seclusion of the luxury Rock Cottage villa set on the edge of a rocky outcrop, surrounded by turquoise waters.

Find out what’s included in the free wedding at Blue Waters & The Cove Suites

Wedding at Blue Waters & The Cove Suites, Antigua

4.5* Galley Bay Resort & Spa, Antigua

If you’re looking for a small wedding with a slice of rustic island luxury, try Galley Bay Resort & Spa. This is a peaceful and quiet adults-only resort and you can choose between a beachfront gazebo or a romantic garden wedding. There are plenty of extras you can add, such as a photographer and videographer, flowers in a huge choice of colours, a sunset cruise, a steel band as you walk down the aisle and a private dinner. Your wedding coordinator will help create a bespoke day with the perfect colour scheme, menus and bridal preparation on the day. There is a really warm and friendly feel here with the emphasis on personal service and local flavours. For the ultimate end to your wedding day, add on a Champagne sunset cruise as you toast this special moment in time.

Find out what’s included in the free wedding at Galley Bay Resort & Spa

wedding at Galley Bay Resort & Spa, Antigua

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We have won over 200 awards for our service and holidays, including Best Wedding Travel Company at the UK Wedding Awards. Book an appointment in your local Kuoni store and talk to the weddings experts about what you’re looking for in your big day. We have a dedicated weddings team to take care of all the little details and your guests can all book with the same Personal Travel Expert to make sure planning your wedding is as easy as possible.

This feature was published on 4 April 2019. The information within this feature is correct to the best of our knowledge at the time of print.