5 One-of-a-Kind Wedding Experiences You Won’t Believe Are at HotelsBy Shayla Martin
Weddings are back — big time — and couples are looking to make their unions more unique and experiential than ever. Hotels across the world are stepping up their game, offering incredible settings and ceremony experiences that symbolize your love and bright future together.
Here are five experiences in North America that go above and beyond expectations to ensure you and your partner will have the most memorable wedding day possible.
As always, check for travel guidelines and closures before planning your event.
Release Baby Turtles to the Sea
The events team at The St. Regis Punta Mita Resort specializes in bespoke experiences for brides and grooms, and nothing could be more bespoke than releasing baby turtles into the ocean after your ceremony.
The hotel has teamed up with Red Tortuguera A.C. to offer guests the experience of watching hatchlings make their way to the edge of the sea and begin their foray into the ocean.
The journey of the turtles is filled with symbolism of beginning a new life together with your partner, including longevity, perseverance, steadfastness and protection.
Breathe in a Scented Supper
Gather your closest friends and family for an aromatic rehearsal dinner they won’t soon forget. Activate your senses at the JW Marriott Marco Island Beach Resort with a scented supper inspired by signature fragrances from famed British perfumery Jo Malone London.
Jo Malone London representatives partner with the resort to deliver your choice of product (cologne, candle or hand lotion) used to inspire the five-course dinner.
The culinary team then creates a custom menu with ingredients using the selected scents — for example lime, basil, and mandarin orange become a tuna tartare with a citrus gel. The scent of grapefruit is translated as local wild red snapper with farro, avocado and mojo shallots in a citrus beurre blanc.
Finally, guests receive the product that inspired the meal, enclosed in the famously chic Jo Malone London box with its trademark black bow.
Find Wonder at a Waterfall
Looking for a nature feel in the heart of the city for your nuptials? Look no further than the Sheraton Centre Toronto Hotel, where the hotel’s waterfall terrace and garden is the ideal space to enjoy the Toronto sunshine and say your I do’s.
The rushing waters of the multilevel waterfall offer a soundtrack of peace and serenity as you and your partner exchange your vows of everlasting love.
Get Sky-High at an Urban Green Space
Getting married at a park in the sky may sound like a dream but is, in fact, reality at the JW Marriott Parq Vancouver. The one-of-a-kind, 30,000-square-foot Park Terrace, an elevated green space filled with hundreds of native pines, other local flora and a babbling pond, rises to greet Vancouver’s skyline.
Located on the hotel’s sixth floor, the Park Terrace offers sprawling views of the city and a breathtaking North Shore Mountain backdrop — perfect for a romantic and scenic ceremony or intimate reception.
Get Married on — Yes, On — a Pool
Take your opportunity to walk on water at W Scottsdale, where you can stroll down a plexiglass aisle toward your beloved atop the sparkling Wet Deck pool. Sweeping views of the Sonoran Desert and Camelback Mountain only complement the experience, but do yourself a favor and plan a ceremony at sunset, when the desert sky will shine with hues of pink, purple and gold.
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