Are you thinking an all-inclusive destination wedding? Maybe something extravagant, yet comfortable and unstructured that you can have friends and family travel to? We know you want a day like no other ” so here’s some wedding venue alternatives that may inspire you!

Just like your future spouse, the setting for your wedding should sweep you off your feet. If you have huge families and friends on both sides, or just a select few, you’ll want to think affordable, easy to travel to, and a place most would agree will be fun and stress-free!

Once you find that place, here is the best way to make the rest happen:

Rent a Big Place to Fit Everyone (maybe even a castle) and Share the Costs

You’ll want a spacious yet private place for your family, and friends. Beautiful rentals from our friends at HomeAway give you that PLUS more amenities than hotels (often for less than half the cost) giving you peace of mind you and your loved ones will need.

Tell me, can you picture you and your guests here?

Estate12,000 sq. ft. Victorian Estate on 10 Acres, 8 Bedrooms, Mountain & Canyon Views, Ideal for Weddings

See this Estate HERE

Or here¦

MansionDestination Mansion ~ Versace Room. 650 sq’ of Luxury. King Suite w/ Private Bath. TV, DVD & DirectTV

See this Mansion HERE

Or even here?

CastleLegendary Castle: 32 bedrooms/16 bathrooms, two pools, sleeps 70 people, situated in the heart of a medieval town

See this Castle HERE

Share one place so everyone will save a lot of money (example: $1,000 a night/50 people = $20 a night to stay in a castle!) and create extra sweet memories together. For your wedding guests who prefer their own spot, suggest they book places in the same neighborhood so everyone is close together for the fun.

For enjoyment, instead of having a rehearsal dinner out, have a chef come to your residence. Hire a local concierge to plan activities for the group and share their contact with guests to make their own plans so everyone can enjoy their vacation.

Renting a comfortable place for everyone at your destination wedding will feel like a home away from home… Plus, if you have a home you want to rent while away, you can turn your home into an income while enjoying your vacation – SCORE!

With over 1.2 million vacation rentals in 190 countries, you can find a luxurious (yet affordable) place to create unforgettable memories for your wedding stay, honeymoon and vacations for years to come, and save money while you’re at it.

Find one that is right for you here.

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This month we are exploring the Galápagos as destination for your Adventure-moon with our travel partners, Lindblad Expeditions-National Geographic.

Galapagos Islands Honeymoon

The Galápagos is best known as the basis for Darwin’s theory of natural selection, but we like to think of it as one of the best selections for adventure-mooning! And here’s why: Lindblad Expeditions-National Geographic offer an elegant and intimate setting among the pristine islands of Darwin’s discovery, as well as all the toys and excursions for romantic romps in this natural playground.

A typical day aboard will have you and your sweetie snorkeling at least once. Upwelling currents in the Galápagos archipelago bathe the region in nutrient-rich waters making it incredibly rich in marine life. You’ll be surrounded by schools of colorful tropical fish, manta rays, and even a shark or two! There’s full snorkel gear, including wetsuits in every size available for you to use throughout your trip.

Need a break from snorkeling but still want to hit the water? Take a kayak ride for two to experience eye-level encounters with the wildlife, head off on a scenic, sunset cruise on our Zodiac landing craft, or stand-up paddleboard side-by-side as you float through the unspoiled, azure ocean. Or explore below while staying dry above”the glass-bottom Zodiac (National Geographic Endeavour II) is a window on the marine world.

The Galápagos wildlife is fearless when it comes to humans so every time you go for a dip you’ll have some very entertaining company”from balletic sea lions and graceful green sea turtles to torpedo-like penguins and marine iguanas. Nowhere else in the world will you have the chance to make such amazing underwater memories.

And the exploring doesn’t stop when the sun goes down, you can get cozy with a cocktail and our view the wildlife through their underwater camera. High-definition video shot by Lindblad’s onboard naturalists is screened during evening cocktail hour on the lounge’s plasma screens so you get another in-depth look at the area’s diverse ocean life. Their exclusive undersea program is a pioneering expedition feature, designed to enrich and elevate your experience. Plus, the ships are equipped with Splash-Cams which film surface activity, from porpoising dolphins to curious sea lions.

Ready to go? Good news! Our partner Lindblad Expeditions is offering Honeyfund couples a special gift on this 10-day limited-time experience to the Galápagos Islands. Receive free round-trip airfare from Miami”our wedding gift to you! * Call a personal honeymoon specialist at 1-800-GALAPAGOS (1-800-425-2724) today for pricing. Or let them call you.

More Adventure-moon-worthy Destinations!

If your idea of an Adventure-moon takes place in another part of the globe, see where Lindblad Expeditions“National Geographic is sailing the month of your wedding!

October 2016

November 2016

December 2016

January 2017

February 2017

March 2017

April 2017

May 2017

June 2017

July 2017

August 2017

September 2017

Happy Adventure-mooning!

*Book by October 31, 2016 and receive free round-trip airfare from Miami to Galápagos on any departure in 2017, exclusively for Honeyfund customers. New bookings only, subject to availability.

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