The Middle East is known for its magical and mesmerizing beauty, each country has its own charm and offers different locations and wedding venues. The Middle East has some of the best destination wedding locations around the world.
From modern architectural designs to resorts in ancient deserts, warm and traditional hospitality is found everywhere in the Middle East. Get married at one of the most luxurious hotels or a romantic and magical beach, or even at one of the most beautiful and magical deserts.
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Brides these days are focusing more than ever on their wedding venues because most weddings now are being shared on Instagram and other social media channels, which makes brides look for the perfect wedding backdrop all around the world
If you are planning on having a destination wedding then consider some of these beautiful wedding venues in the Middle East for an unforgettable wedding.
Check out some of the most beautiful destination wedding locations in the Middle East here:
Selman Marrakech, Morocco
At the foot of the Atlas Mountains, stands an elegant palace with a unique atmosphere: Selman Marrakech. Travelers from all over the world enjoy the warmth and coziness of this luxurious and intimate family estate.
Picture a wedding reception by the 80-meter long pool under the exceptional weather of Marrakech, immersed in the magic of the thousand and one nights, surrounded by lush nature. Selman Marrakech is one of the most beautiful settings one can hope for a wedding. The team will take care of making all your dreams come true, while you only have to enjoy the event with your loved ones.
Shangri-La Barr Al Jissah Resort & Spa, Oman
Overlooking 500-meters of stunning coastline, Shangri-La Barr Al Jissah Resort & Spa is spread across 2 distinct wings that are connected in their Arabian spirit of hospitality: Al Waha, “The Oasis” and Al Bandar, “The Town.” While Al Waha is ideal for families, Al Bandar is the heart of the resort, catering to business and leisure travelers alike.
There are few settings more captivating than Shangri-La's Barr Al Jissah Resort & Spa for a dream destination wedding. Make the sparkling Sea of Oman your backdrop with an intimate outdoor wedding or celebrate your nuptials in glamorous style in our sumptuous ballroom with crystal chandeliers.
The Chedi, Muscat
Indulge in a luxury 5-star resort in Muscat, Oman, where the majestic Al Hajar Mountains meet their luminous reflection in the serene waters of the Gulf of Oman, The Chedi Muscat rises amidst an elegantly landscaped twenty-one-acre garden oasis with 160 Omani influenced guestrooms and villas.
By definition, events held at The Chedi Muscat are special. Brides dreaming of the perfect backdrop to their dream day will find their heart’s contentment among The Khasab and The Mirbat private dining rooms, or the more intimate, minimalist Nizwa room. Celebrate any festive occasion at The Chedi Pool Cabana, or by the sea at The Beach Restaurant.
Palazzo Versace Dubai at Jaddaf Waterfront
Reminiscent of a 16th century Italian Palace, Palazzo Versace Dubai is a Neoclassical masterpiece with subtle traces of Arabian architecture. Featuring a striking entrance, high ceilings, landscaped gardens, and a range of well-crafted Italian furnishings, the hotel is truly symbolic of the Versace lifestyle. Located in Jaddaf Waterfront, less than 15 minutes away from Dubai International Airport and 8 minutes away from Burj Khalifa and Downtown Dubai, Palazzo Versace Dubai is conveniently located along the shores of the historic Dubai Creek.
Palazzo Versace Dubai offers cultivated venues with the finest facilities. Your wedding day will be backdropped with unobstructed views of the Dubai Creek in a setting that features a unique mix of Versace’s Italian heritage with the local Arabian culture. Whether you choose to have your wedding indoors or outdoors, they are able to cater to your exclusive requests with our elegantly designed spaces, flexible planning, and custom decorations that will allow you to have a completely personalized wedding day.
Choosing from a traditional three-course meal or a sampling of various delicacies, you and your guests will have an unforgettable culinary experience. They will work to cater the menu to your specific needs and tastes, providing the availability of the chefs and catering team to ensure your dining experience is in line with all your dining preferences.
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Burj Al Arab Jumeirah, Dubai
Burj Al Arab takes hotel design to a new level of modern luxury and has also redefined the meaning of exceptional hospitality, both in Dubai and around the world.
For a truly memorable wedding, their versatile, modern and effortlessly elegant venues rise to the occasion, setting the scene for a fairytale, dream-like wedding.
The Ritz Carlton, Bahrain
At The Ritz-Carlton, Bahrain, every wedding dream is possible. Led by a team of professional planners, creative chefs, and expert Ladies and Gentlemen, the journey is both inspiring and personal. The hotel’s venues create the foundation for its luxury weddings - couples can exchange vows on an island setting, do their first dance in front of 500 close friends in the Al Ghazal Ballroom, and new Masaya Pavilion or host an engagement with family in an intimate Villa. Catering can highlight Arabian or international cuisines and is also available offsite so couples can enjoy the experience at their private home, palace, or destination of their choice.
Qasr Al Sarab Desert Resort by Anantara
Celebrate in one of the world’s most majestic destinations. Secluded in the world’s largest sand desert, wedding parties journey just 90 minutes from Abu Dhabi, or soar over the legendary Empty Quarter to land at the private helipad.
Wed with an intimate pool villa ceremony at one the most spectacular wedding venues in Abu Dhabi or reserve the entire Royal Pavilion Villas for prestigious exclusivity. Dine like Bedouins under the stars. Dance in the opulent Liwa Ballroom.
Sursock Palace, Beirut
Built-in 1860 by Moussa Sursock, it was recognized at the time as one of Beirut's grandest townhouses and it is today certainly the largest private palace of that period to survive intact, with its surrounding lush gardens, as a family home. The gardens are open from mid-April to mid-November. That is the period when rain is not usually expected. For protection against rain or sun, tents can be set up at short notice.
One important and deciding factor is that the gardens are hired as a whole for 24 hours, which means total privacy and more than enough time to set-up and break-up.
The Gardens can accommodate 1,000 seated and served guests evenly distributed between the arcades and paved area (400), the grass area (400), and the fountain area (200). This number is reduced to 800 guests for a seated buffet reception.
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Men House Hotel, Egypt
Experience the wondrous beauty of the Pyramids from Marriott Mena House, Cairo. A frequent stop for dignitaries and celebrities, this historic, 5-star hotel offers travelers a taste of modern luxury. Set at the base of the Pyramids, hotel guests can walk to one of Egypt's most popular attractions. The Giza resort is also near the Sphinx, Cairo University, and the Egyptian Museum.
Tying the knot is a very unique occasion that requires a selection of unique venues in which to celebrate and to be taken care of by a professional wedding and catering planning service team.
Four Seasons Hotel, Amman
Set atop the tallest of Amman’s seven hills within the leafy streets of the prestigious Abdoun residential area, the 15-storey, white stone-and-glass hotel is a beacon of elegance in the centre of one of the Middle East’s most welcoming cities. As you celebrate your commitment at Four Seasons – perched on Amman’s tallest hill – the beauty of the city is spread out before you, adding romance and ambience to an already unforgettable day. Gather family and friends for a wedding that merges modernity and tradition in the most meaningful way, and we’ll help you make it the day you’ve always dreamed of.
La Fontaine, Bahrain
La Fontaine Center of contemporary art is a historical monument dating back to a hundred and fifty years, located in the heart of Manama close to the old “Suq”
The centre is the only one of its kind throughout the Middle East, revered by all as a masterpiece of architectural and artistic glory, which makes it a special haven for architectural connoisseurs. The property, belonging to the Alireza family, is very unique as it captures the grand essence of a European chateau while retaining the charm of the fine, authentic Gulf Islamic architecture. It has been completely restored and renovated by French artist Jean-Marc Sinan, who transformed a beautiful residential house into a distinctive, exceptional center.
Kempinski Hotel Ishtar Dead Sea, Jordan
Kempinski Hotel Ishtar Dead Sea is already renowned in the region for hosting outstanding and memorable events. Get married at the lowest point on earth surrounded by your loved ones.
Kempinski Hotel Ishtar offers you a wonderful beachfront location with stunning views of the Dead Sea.