Extraordinary Venues: 5 Fashion-Inspired Designer Hotels

Celebrate your wedding at one of these glam hotels styled by A-list designers. We give you five of the glitziest wedding venues from around the world!

Bulgari Resort Bali in Bali, Indonesia

Bulgari Resort Bali in Bali, Indonesia

With its immaculate beaches and picturesque rice fields, Bali is paradise on earth where weddings are bound to be joyful and romantic. There are many glamorous venues, but nothing quite compares to the Bulgari Resort Bali which has its own chapel and a private stretch of sand where you can host your ceremony. It also boasts an outdoor pool which overlooks the ocean where you can have a barefoot ceremony on the shimmery water surface. There is also a private garden and a terrace with a gazebo where you can host a cocktail party or a banquet reception.

Designed by architects Antonio Citterio, Patricia Viel and Partners, the resort offers luxury facilities but also incorporates a lot of natural elements inspired by Balinese culture and the island’s magnificent beauty. Materials used for furnishings include natural lava, exotic woods, the finest fabrics and green sukabumi stones. All the furniture and décor were produced by local artists, and this includes a collection of Balinese art and antique pieces which perfectly fits into this lavish rustic interior.

Tortuga Bay Hotel in Dominican Republic, Caribbean

Tortuga Bay Hotel in Dominican Republic, Caribbean

Tortuga Bay Hotel was designed by the famous fashion guru Oscar de la Renta. It is a unique oasis of luxury where you can wed on the beach or in a quaint chapel and then enjoy a celebratory banquet under the stars before retreating to your extravagant suite. The resort offers an authentic Dominican experience with design that is inspired by the indigenous culture and updated with modern day luxury amenities.

Wedding venues and accommodation rooms provide views of La Cana Golf Course and the blue waters of the Caribbean Sea, so you can really relax and unwind in this peaceful setting. It is the ultimate spot for a destination wedding if you want nothing less than couture chic.

Hotel Lungarno in Florence, Italy

Hotel Lungarno in Florence, Italy

Florence, one of the most beautiful cities in Europe is hiding a myriad breath-taking wedding venues filled with art and oozing with romance. If you have an eye for fashion then you will instantly fall in love with Hotel Lungarno which is dedicated to the famous Salvatore Ferragamo. Overlooking the River Arno and the iconic Ponte Vecchio, this hotel is a five star hideaway in the heart of Florence and boasts private terraces, a Michelin-starred restaurant and its own art collection with over 400 pieces of 20th century artists including Picasso, Cocteau, Bueno and many Italian artists.

Lungarno Collection comprises 8 venues around Florence including the grandiose Sala Poccetti at Palazzo Capponi which has walls covered in frescoes and can seat up to 210 people. Starred restaurant Borgo San Jacopo can seat up to 100 and is great for intimate dinners while La Terazza which can accommodate 50 people but has stunning views of the dome of Brunelleschi, the bell tower of Giotto, San Miniato and the Boboli Gardens. 

Palazzo Versace in Queensland, Australia

Palazzo Versace in Queensland, Australia

The glitzy Palazzo Versace is one of Australia’s finest venues and one of the first fashion-inspired hotels in the world. It has an exclusive waterfront location, opulent accommodation rooms, a big outdoor pool, private marina, award-winning restaurants, a day spa, wellness centre and a range of lavish wedding reception venues. You can celebrate at one of the intimate spaces which can accommodate 25, 50 or 60, or opt for one of larger ones such as La Medusa ballroom or the stunning water salon Piazza. Even some of the luxury suites can be used for hosting small events like your hen’s party or bridal shower.

The design features Signature Versace motifs and bespoke furnishings, dining experience is always unique as you can either choose one of many dining concepts or ask the chef to create a bespoke menu for you. The hotel also has a wedding specialist who can help you sort out everything from invitations and photography to custom-made floral arrangements, décor and entertainment. 

Armani Hotel Dubai in Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Armani Hotel Dubai in Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Giorgio Armani’s signature style is recognisable in his interior design as well. His hotels are elegant, sophisticated and minimalistic with occasional outbursts with glamour and opulence. Armani Hotel Dubai is a true masterpiece that fits perfectly into the hi-tech modern and very eclectic cityscape. As Armani brand is always about innovation, hotels are using latest technologies and design solutions are original too.

Celebrating at Armani Hotel Dubai is a priceless experience not just because of the breath-taking design of the hotel itself, but also because of sophisticated cuisine and impeccable service. Reception venues include the Armani Ballroom which is a top-notch function spaces large enough to accommodate 450 guests and the charming Armani Pavilion which is a beautiful alfresco location overlooking the Burj Kahlifa and the Dubai Fountain.

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