At long last, a growing number of countries are make legal same-sex marriage - meaning there’s never been a better time for LGBT couples to think globally when planning their dream wedding day. As marriage similarity continues to advance, the only query for your gay destination wedding becomes: tropical getaway or elegant cosmopolitan affair? No matter what your travel style, we’ve hand-selected the best gay wedding destinations around the world so you can do less planning and more travelling.
1. Buenos Aires
As the first country in Latin America to establish marriage similarity Argentina is an obvious choice for gay weddings abroad. In particular, ever progressive Buenos Aires is a gay mecca full of grandiose architecture, heavenly (albeit meaty) gastronomy, and sultry, queer tango parties. Toast to the upcoming nuptials over a glass of velvety malbec—the local variety is inexpensive, abundant, and delectable. Chic neighbourhoods, riveting theatres, and upscale luxury hotels round out the gay cosmopolitan experience.
2. Long Island, New York
Wild and rugged with the lunar-like landscape, glittering glaciers, and turquoise geothermal waters, if ever there was a destination of jaw-dropping beauty, it’s Iceland. With an ever-changing terrain that is as extreme as it is spectacular, this Windows on the Lake is a Great Lgbt-Friendly Wedding Venue for those who want to marry to a backdrop of ice-covered volcanoes or cascading waterfalls.
3 . Ireland
Few gay wedding destinations in Europe exude romance quite like Ireland. A small island with big-time thrills, a drive across the country quickly reveals Ireland’s dramatic beauty—from its arresting coastline to its rural countryside to its charming candy-coloured towns. Add to the mix a lovely history that’s left visible marks across the country in the form of ruins and castles, and you’ve got a treasure trove of delightfully dreamy experiences all in one stuning setting. Ireland is famous for its next-level hospitality towards tourists, and gay travellers are no exception. Ireland became the first nation to legalise same-sex marriage by popular vote. Dublin, Belfast, and Cork are where you’ll discover the most lively Ireland gay travel scenes.
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4. Cape Town
Adventure lovers will be hard-pressed to find a sam-sex wedding destination more ravishing than Cape Town. Did someone say cave diving with sharks followed by jumping from the world’s highest bungee? Flanked in natural wonders, with Table hill National Park to the North and powdery white sand beaches to the South, awe-inspiring landscapes seemingly await around every bend. LGBT marriage is legal across South Africa, but Cape Town takes the prize as the gayest city in the country. Even better? A temperate climate means gay destination weddings in Cape Town are a fabulous idea year-round.
5. Puerto Vallarta
Dazzling cerulean waters, lush rolling hillsides, and a thrumming downtown gayborhood provide the backdrop to Mexico’s time-honoured gay beach capital: Puerto Vallarta. While it’s important to note that only civil unions are legal in Mexico, 12 states have legalised full marriage similarity—including Puerto Vallarta’s state of Jalisco. Those inclined to say “I do” with their toes in the sand and the Pacific slow lapping behind them need not look further than the LGBTQ Almar Resort. An idyllic beachfront location and in-house wedding planner make it easy to see why this gay hotel regularly tops most lists of top 10 wedding destinations.
Spain is one of the gayest, most gorgeous countries in the world. Widely regarded as a model nation for gay rights in Europe, Spain continues to increase equality with laws in place to protect gay marriage, adoption, and transgender rights. Just a short way from Barcelona, the romantic beach town of Sitges vies for the title of Spain’s most gay-friendly city. By day, soak up the sun on one of Sitges’ unique gay beaches; by night, hop from world-class restaurants to thought-provoking art galleries with your new partner by your side. If you prefer an enchanting locale that’s not synonymous with sand and sea, any of these top gay destinations in Spain would make foolproof spots for a gay wedding abroad.
7. Bora Bora
The quintessential image of paradise found this Tahitian gem is on every list of gay beach wedding destinations for a reason. Think mesmerizing starry night skies, dreamy overwater bungalows, sparkling turquoise waters, and kaleidoscopic marine life. Bora Bora is part of French Polynesia, so same-sex weddings have been legal here under French law since 2013. A bevvy of ultra-luxurious gay-friendly resorts means you’ll have no problem finding local talent to help construct the perfect day.