Ski bunnies: Jack Nicholson, Kevin Costner, Kate Hudson, Goldie Hawn,
Celebrity Wedding VenuesWhere Celebs Tie the Knot
Wedding season is coming up, so Galavante went in search of the world’s top destinations where A-listers say “I do” (or at least, “I do for now.”)
Where: Big Sur, California
Who: Starlets Anne Hathaway and Natalie Portman, who even shared the same wedding planner.
Why: Big Sur is private. The area’s No. 1 wedding venue, the Ventana Inn & Spa, has an uninterrupted 50-mile view of the Big Sur coastline. And, at the intimate suites and villas, you can have the view all to yourself.
Love nest: The Ventana Inn & Spa, Big Sur, ventanainn.com
Where: Turks and Caicos Islands, the Caribbean
Who: There must be something in the water, because Hollywood couples who come here together, stay together, like Jennifer Garner and Ben Affleck, and Penelope Cruz and Javier Bardem.
Why: The Parrot Cay Resort plans everything from the flowers to the cake, but they keep it small, with just parties of eight (and yes, that includes the bride and groom).
Love nest: Parrot Cay Resort, Turks and Caicos Islands, comohotels.com
Who: Salma Hayek and Francois-Henri Pinault, Emily Blunt and John Krasinski, and Jessica Biel and Justin Timberlake, have all celebrated their nuptials here.
Why: Italy is for lovers. It’s also for wine-lovers. Direct access to the best wine in the world is an obvious bonus. Plus, there’s the rich culture and history, which Hayek maximized by celebrating at Venice’s infamous Teatro La Fenice opera house.
Love nest: Make like Justin and Jessica and stay at Borgo Egnazia, Savelletri di Fasano, Province of Brindisi, borgoegnazia.com
Where: Montecito, California
Who: Everyone from Gwyneth Paltrow and Chris Martin to Hilary Duff and Mike Comrie.
Why: The Kennedy lore: Hollywood elite love to tell their friends that they tied the knot at the same spot where JFK married Jackie O.
Love nest: San Ysidro Ranch, Montecito, sanysidroranch.com
Where: The U.K.
Who: William and Kate, Charles and Diana, Madonna and Guy Ritchie.
Why: Whether they’re royalty or just think they are (ahem, Your Madgesty), celebrities love to wed in the U.K.’s iconic historic locations like Westminster Abbey, or royal halls such as Scotland’s Skibo Castle.
Love nest: Skibo Castle, Dornoch, Scotland, carnegieclub.co.uk
(Photos courtesy of Parrot Cay Resort, San Ysidro Ranch, and Skibo Castle)