Wedding Chapels Around the World

Thinking about getting married in an exotic location? Explore 10 exciting resorts with beautiful wedding chapels.


Continental United States


Blend the excitement of Las Vegas with the romance of a wedding in Tuscany at Bellagio, one of Las Vegas’s most lavish resorts. Exchange vows on Bellagio’s stunning Terrazza di Sogno (Terrace of Dreams), an Italian-style balcony that overlooks the resort’s Tuscan landscape, Mediterranean-blue lake and renowned Fountains of Bellagio. For a dramatic touch, the fountains will soar to the sky at the exact moment of your first kiss as husband and wife. Bellagio also offers two elegant indoor chapels, a full staff of professional wedding coordinators and enough wedding packages to suit all tastes. And if he hasn’t quite popped the question yet, the Terrazza di Sogno can also set the stage for a wildly romantic proposal that includes everything from rose petals to champagne.

Even in a town known for amazing hotels, Bellagio is a standout. This European-inspired resort features its very own fine art gallery and botanical gardens, while the shops of Via Bellagio bring the best of Fifth Avenue and Rodeo Drive together under one roof. Award-winning restaurants vie for attention with a spectacle as sweet as love itself -- the 27-foot chocolate fountain at Jean-Philippe Pâtisserie, the very first of its kind in the world. 

The Mission Inn

If every bride is queen for a day, surely she deserves her own castle -- and the chapels at Southern California’s remarkable Mission Inn more than fit the bill. This National Landmark Historic Hotel offers two exquisite wedding chapels that reflect the gilded opulence of Spanish style. Ornate wooden doors welcome you to the St. Francis of Assisi Chapel, whose 18th-century, 18-karat gold-leaf Rayas Altar and Tiffany stained-glass window will be a stunning backdrop for your ceremony. The St. Francis Chapel can accommodate up to 150 guests, but if you have a more intimate setting in mind, the ornate St. Cecelia Chapel can accommodate up to 15 people in a standing ceremony. The Mission Inn can host receptions in any of its unique banquet rooms.

The Mission Inn features 239 elegant guest rooms and 28 suites, wifth no two rooms alike. There are five restaurants to choose from, ranging from a casual sidewalk café to one of Southern California’s premier steakhouses, and Kelly’s Spa offers a complete assortment of spa and salon services. Golf courses, wineries and other attractions are conveniently located nearby. 

The Inn at Palmetto Bluff

Traditional Southern charm meets modern luxury at South Carolina’s The Inn at Palmetto Bluff, where the Waterside Chapel awaits your wedding on the banks of the May River. The simple chapel is designed to highlight both the natural beauty of the surroundings and the gracious ambiance that can only be found in the South. Inside the chapel you’ll find seating for up to 82 guests and generous views of the tranquil river and Spanish moss-draped trees. Receptions may be held outdoors beneath the ancient oaks or in the River House’s refined ballroom.

Whether you marry or honeymoon at Palmetto Bluff, you’ll experience authentic South Carolina Lowcountry hospitality. Accommodations range from splendidly outfitted cottages to multi-bedroom rental homes (perfect for guests), and all include delightful touches such as fireplaces, screened porches and luxury bed linens. The Inn at Palmetto Bluff also offers sumptuous dining, a blissful spa and plentiful activities including golf at the May River Golf Club, considered by many links-lovers to be one of the finest golf courses in the region.

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