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Castle and Chateaux weddings in the Dordogne and Loire Valley areas of France are extremely popular. We are taking applications for 2011 already! We have on-site wedding planners in both areas who have been working with us for many years and have direct exclusive relationships with the owners of several castles.
France has changed their residency regulations regarding civil weddings as they aren't as stringent as they used to be. Most people (it used to be difficult--if they don't want to "live" in France for 40+ days before) still opt for symbolic services (but you don't really have to anymore, Church and local services are more possible than before, after all who will really know besides them? The castles and chateaux can fit small parties (10) well up to 50 and we can always put extra guests within 5 minutes of the wedding party, which accommodates everyone and then Happiness really rules.
Italy- we have several nice villas, castles and winery estates and planners in Tuscany, Umbria, Veneto and the popular Amalfi Coast as well. Easy to get married in Italy.
Fall bookings are great (for France, Italy, Germany, Austria) because is it not only a beautiful time of the year but lower prices are in effect as well. Or, think of a Winter Wonderland for a wedding.
Or, for warm weather enthusiasts, private islands and all inclusives in the Caribbean or the white domes of Santorini and beautiful beaches of Greece. The local donkey can take you to the church!
Anyone and everyone- think HAWAII - it is Paradise! Green grass, white sand, trade winds and beautiful photo ops! Kauai is a laid back beautiful area to marry in. Maui is also marriage heaven with beautiful resorts and things to do. The Big Island also beckons with the active volcano, zip lining, Hilo and Kona for great places to stay, eat, rest and snorkel. Honolulu is the most tourist oriented with the Polynesian Cultural Center, Pearl Harbor, the Bishop Museum and so much more. The choices for weddings are endless!