World’s most spectacular wedding venues

A survey among 400 of our readers combined with our very own reviews, reveals the top 10 wedding venues of the world. The highest rated is number 1, with the ranking descending.

1. Sail by dhoni to the Spa which is situated on its private isle and endulge in an exquisit SPA ritual with pure organic products…private couple’s massage lesson…sail, dive, surf or just take in views of the endless sky…

2. After party at Ozone, the highest bar in the world (118th floor)…luxurious Head Table settings by Baccarat and Heather & March…bachelorette party at the SPA (116th floor) and soak in the spectacular views with the clouds below…

3. A 12th-century Augustinian cloister crowns the terraced steps of the Versailles-inspired gardens overlooking the resort’s shady verandah and pool…your own wedding website with honeymoon registry and photo album…your very own Balinese-style treatment villa at the SPA, with private open air garden

Bride at Coworth Park by Dorchester Collection

4. Most romantic dinner on your private terrace with panoramic views of one of the world’s most romantic cities…private tour of the city in the hotel’s custom made Hermes Rolls Royce limo…luxurious Penthouse with  impressive infinity bath fitted with jets and a relaxing chromotherapy system, several private terraces with stunning views… a conservatory with marble mosaic floor and walls clad in luxury fabric by Lelièvre…

5. Timeless romance of the English countryside, with a scenic Lime Grove and sunken gardens (240 acres of idyllic parkland)…The Dower House, a private house on the estate built in 1775 with its own dining room, lounge, kitchen and a secluded garden overlooking the lake that’s home to a family of swans…

6. A belle époque luxury residence, elegant and sophisticated rooms, and the spirit of the early 1900s…private dinner and tango show…tour of a private polo club…tango lessons are accompanied by a selection of tapas and a bespoke wine menu, the perfect setting to a rehearsal dinner

7. Private Jazz concert at the Riad…your private Riad spreads over 700 sqm, with spectacular en suite bathroom, large dining room, private terrace and private swimming pool…a helicopter ride to discover the Atlas Mountains…a gastronomy feast, with your very own sommelier and mixologist…

8. Mesmerizing views of the Potala Palace (Tibet) from your Tubo Suite, with a décor that pays homage to the beauty of Tibetan art and style with fine wool carpets, accents of wood lattice, and artful details created by local craftsmen…traditional healing Tibetan herbal treatments  in the sanctuary of our Iridium Spa…your very own butler…

9. A Maharaja palace, the largest private residences in the world, set amidst 26 acres of lush gardens…your Maharani Suite Maharani Suite is subtely dominated by a Stefan Norblin mural of the Goddess Kali etched on shining black glass; private dining area for 10,  a bath tub carved out of a single piece of marble, with a steam room and private Jacuzzi and en suite couple therapy room…fairytale dining setting, be it in a forgotten turret or in our magnificent marble Baradari…

10. Set amidst a plantation of palm trees at the water’s edge, the non-denominational Seaside Chapel is located in an intimate and secluded setting. The chapel seats up to 40 guests. On a raised platform, tall vases cascading with fragrant tropical blooms stand each side of the altar. The bride, groom and their guests are provided with sweeping views of the reef and the Pacific Ocean…Inspired by traditional Fijian beach bungalows, each bure is set right on the water…

1. Four Seasons Resort Kuda Huraa, Maldives

2. Ritz Carlton, Hong Kong – China

3. One & Only Ocean Club, Bahamas

4. Four Seasons George V, Paris – France

5. Coworth Park, Ascot (Dorchester Collection) – U.K.

6. Palacio Duhau, Park Hyatt, Buenos Aires – Argentina

7. La Mamounia, Marrakech – Morocco

8. St Regis Lasha, Tibet – China

9. Taj Umaid Bhawan Palace, Jodhpur – India

10. Shangri-La Fijian Resort, Fiji

Criteria: destination reputation, WOW factor, luxury lifestyle association, local flavour, gastronomy and service

Questioned: 391 of the most loyal members of CPP-LUXURY.COM’s newsletter database

Period: 2-13 July 2012