Top 20 royal wedding destinations
One & Only Pamilla, Cabo San Lucas, Mexico
The One & Only resort offers five romantic venues for royal couples getting married. Our favourites of the bunch are the Chapel, a beauty of traditional Mexican architecture; the Bahia Fireplace, a cosy, intimate setting; and the South Beach, which overlooks the Sea of Cortez.
Four Seasons Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt
Once Egypt's revolution settles, it should go back to being a high end destination fit for a pharoh. In Sharm El Sheikh, the bright blue waters of the Red Sea provide the perfect backdrop for a luxurious resort wedding at the Four Seasons Resort Sharm El Sheikh. The beachfront hotel, built to resemble an ancient Middle Eastern village, offers all the amenities you and your guests could possibly desire.
New York Public Library, New York
The iconic New York Public Library has to be one of the coolest places in the world to get married. Exchange vows in the beautiful building that houses original and first edition works by Voltaire, Walt Whitman and William Shakespeare. You and your partner have three stunning spaces to choose from: the Celeste Bartos Forum with its 30-foot-high glass dome ceiling, the McGraw Rotunda with its old world murals and the white marble covered Astor Hall. Surrounded by some of the world's greatest literature, your wedding is bound to be an inspired event.
Astor Courts, Rhinebeck, New York
About two hours north of New York City lies Astor Courts, the historical home at the Astor Farm, where America's version of royalty tied the knot in ultra-secretive fashion last year. Former first daughter Chelsea Clinton and her groom Marc Mezvinsky were likely attracted to the venue's simple elegance, with its clean architecture featuring Corinthian and ionic columns aplenty.
Villa D'Este, Como, Italy
Villa D'Este sits on the glimmering, once glacial Lake Como. Its 19th Century villas were good enough for the likes of celebrities Emily Blunt and John Krasinski, who were married there last year.
Auberge du Soleil, Napa Valley, California
The suites at Auberge du Soleil, decorating a luscious green hillside, offer spectacular views of the Napa Valley, its vineyards and the Mayacamas Mountains. The peaceful location offers privacy and intimacy for small, classy weddings.
The Rock of Gibraltar
Elope in style on the Rock of Gibraltar. A scenic alternative to Las Vegas, it is a wedding venue unlike any other, with breathtaking views of both the Bay of Gibraltar and Morocco's Rif Mountains. Nature lovers will also be pleased to find that native Barbary apes often drop in to witness private ceremonies.