Celebrity Honeymoons and Hideaways

Want to honeymoon where the celebs go to get away? Take a peek at the most luxurious star-studded resorts!

 

  • Savannah Brinson & LeBron James: San Diego

    Savannah Brinson & LeBron James: San Diego

    Sure, he’s larger than life on the court. Yes, he earns a ginormous salary. And then there’s the nickname —King James — B-ball superstar LeBron James isn’t exactly what you’d call discreet. But when it came to swapping vows with his long-time lady love and mother of his two children, Savannah Brinson, LeBron was exactly that.

    The couple hosted an intimate, weekend-long wedding celebration for close friends and family at the picturesque Grand Del Mar in San Diego. The Spanish colonialstyle hotel’s atmosphere, which is at once sophisticated and relaxed, is what makes it such a slam-dunk choice for any wedding.

    Photo courtesy of The Grand del Mar

  • Savannah Brinson & LeBron James: San Diego

    Savannah Brinson & LeBron James: San Diego

    Set amidst a rambling, award-winning golf course, the sprawling, sundappled property encompasses four pools, tennis courts, an enormous spa, a chapel, 249 guest rooms and more. On-site wedding venues can accommodate anywhere from 60 to 300 guests. All boast the traditional charm and warmth of the setting with decor touches such as wrought-iron accents, wood-beamed ceilings and stone verandas.

    Photo courtesy of The Grand del Mar

  • Savannah Brinson & LeBron James: San Diego

    Savannah Brinson & LeBron James: San Diego

    The Capella is a classic ceremony setting with stained-glass windows and imported Italian pew benches. The Manchester Salon and Terrace is a more cozy option with fi replaces and a large terrace overlooking the property. Or opt for the Reflection Lawn, which houses a gazebo next to a pretty pool and offers uninterrupted views of the golf course and surrounding canyons.

    Photo courtesy of The Grand del Mar

  • Savannah Brinson & LeBron James: San Diego

    Savannah Brinson & LeBron James: San Diego

    For those just looking for a resort getaway there are six dining options and expansive wellness offerings. The spa, an epicenter of pampering, not only boasts an endless treatment menu, it also hosts yoga, Pilates and eco-walks across the property and hikes at the nearby nature reserve. And let’s not forget golf — the course is one of the most prized in the state. Accommodations either have fairway or pool views and are spacious enough for a king (room rates start at $395 a night; thegranddelmar.com).

    Photo courtesy of The Grand del Mar

  • Megan Hilty & Brian Gallagher: Las Vegas

    Megan Hilty & Brian Gallagher: Las Vegas

    By now it’s somewhat of a cliché to say it when speaking of Las Vegas — but instead of letting what happened stay there, Smash star and Broadway mainstay Meghan Hilty sang out with news of her marriage to fellow actor Brain Gallagher at the Venetian Las Vegas. The couple also eschewed the infamous quickie ceremony and were joined by an intimate number of family members in the resort’s pretty chapel.

    Photo Credit: Cashman Professional

  • Megan Hilty & Brian Gallagher: Las Vegas

    Megan Hilty & Brian Gallagher: Las Vegas

    In addition to the golden-draped, glittering chapel area, the 4,000-room hotel, which is set in the center of the famous Las Vegas Strip, has myriad wedding locales. There’s an outdoor terrace, a sparkling Italianate fountain in a courtyard, an indoor garden and the Weddings Bridge, which spans the hotel’s Grand Canal celebrating the resort’s namesake city. Couples can also arrive via a white gondola complete with serenading gondoliers. The Palazzo’s outdoor waterfall is another marquee ceremony area that boasts epic seasonal decor crafted by the Venetian’s horticultural team.

    Photo Credit: Cashman Professional

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  • Megan Hilty & Brian Gallagher: Las Vegas

    Megan Hilty & Brian Gallagher: Las Vegas

    Receptions have an equally robust choice of venues — there are a whopping 30 restaurants! Popular spots include Wolfgang Puck’s New American Cut and the decadent Bouchon, helmed by one of the country’s most award-winning chefs, Thomas Keller.

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  • Megan Hilty & Brian Gallagher: Las Vegas

    Megan Hilty & Brian Gallagher: Las Vegas

    In addition to all the glitzy only-in-Vegas amenities, guests can enjoy a sprawling high-end shopping arcade, enormous art exhibitions and an outpost of the first name in spa pampering — Canyon Ranch. It’s no wonder you’ll want to sing the hotel’s praises when you wed here (wedding packages start at $1,150 and and include officiant, a photographer, a bouquet and boutonniere and wedding planning services; venetian.com).

    Photo Credit: Cashman Professional

  • Holly Madison & Pasquale Rotella: Disneyland

    Holly Madison & Pasquale Rotella: Disneyland

    Holly Madison left her Peepshow days behind her when she and Pasquale Rotella welcomed daughter Rainbow Aurora in March 2013. Six months later, when the two decided to wed, she showed she’s truly a Girl Next Door when she chose a fairy-tale — and downright PG — setting, the original Disneyland Park in California.

    Sprawling across a whopping 160 acres and encompassing eight "lands," including Main Street U.S.A, Tomorrowland and Frontierland, and endless green spaces, restaurants and other awesome photo-worthy sites, the park is a magical venue for any special occasion.

    Photo Credit: Paul Hiffmeyer/Disneyland

  • Holly Madison & Pasquale Rotella: Disneyland

    Holly Madison & Pasquale Rotella: Disneyland

    While all wedding experiences are customizable, the most enchanted offering includes a ceremony at the iconic Sleeping Beauty Castle followed by a mesmerizing reception at the Small World Mall.

    For a more classically traditional day, opt to swap vows at the picturesque Rose Court Garden, a private flower-filled enclave complete with a wedding gazebo at the Disneyland Hotel that can accommodate up to 350 guests. Marry here and you can make your entrance from Cinderella’s Crystal Coach, a horse-drawn carriage complete with liveried footmen.

    Photo courtesy of Disney

  • Holly Madison & Pasquale Rotella: Disneyland

    Holly Madison & Pasquale Rotella: Disneyland

    Take a different kind of plunge!

    Photo Credit: Paul Hiffmeyer/Disneyland

  • Holly Madison & Pasquale Rotella: Disneyland

    Holly Madison & Pasquale Rotella: Disneyland

    And for the ultimate wow-factor host an after-hours reception at the Disney Animation Building, ending with a private fireworks display. No matter where you choose to hold your event, all wedding packages include wedding-planning consultations and day-of coordination, flowers for her and him, a cake and toast and the ceremony of your dreams.

    Photo Credit: Denise Truscello

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  • Holly Madison & Pasquale Rotella: Disneyland

    Holly Madison & Pasquale Rotella: Disneyland

    Guests can stay at one of three park-linked resorts, including the newly revamped 900-room Disneyland Hotel (wedding packages start at $5,000; disneyweddings.com/california).

    Photo courtesy of Disney

  • John Legend & Chrissy Teigen: Portofino

    John Legend & Chrissy Teigen: Portofino

    It should come as no surprise to his fans that Grammy-winning singer/songwriter John Legend, who’s known for his romantic ballads, had a storybook wedding at an Italian villa when he wed longtime fiancé, model Chrissy Teigen. After the lavish, celebrity-studded event — the bride wore three Vera Wang gowns — the couple sojourned on Italy’s sun-kissed coast. One of their stops on the famed Riviera included Portofino, a one-time fishing village that became a must-visit Jet Set destination in the early 1950s.

    Photo courtesy of Orient-Express Hotels

  • John Legend & Chrissy Teigen: Portofino

    John Legend & Chrissy Teigen: Portofino

    All guest rooms are individually appointed with original artwork, marble baths and private balconies or terraces with water views. Common areas, two restaurants and a club-like bar embody a grand Belle Epoque style with ornate rugs, antiques and gilded accents.

    Photo courtesy of Orient-Express Hotels

  • John Legend & Chrissy Teigen: Portofino

    John Legend & Chrissy Teigen: Portofino

    The food is a celebration of the region, featuring a bounty of fresh produce and plucked-from-the sea fish. There’s a seasonal poolside eatery that crafts pizzas to order in a wood-fired oven.

    The hotel’s breathtaking grounds encompass lavender plants and olive and lemon trees, along with the aforementioned pool. Some guests split their visit with sister property Splendido Mar, an intimate harborside hotel. A complimentary shuttle links the two properties (room rates start at about $780 a night and include breakfast; orient-express.com).

    Photo courtesy of Orient-Express Hotels

  • John Legend & Chrissy Teigen: Portofino

    John Legend & Chrissy Teigen: Portofino

    Set on a hillside overlooking the charming town and the sparkling sea, the 64-room Hotel Splendido is one of Portofino’s most treasured hideaways. The former monastery has been functioning as a hotel since 1901 and has welcomed such bold-faced names as Elizabeth Taylor, Richard Burton and Ava Gardner — in fact one of the premier suites bears the actress’s name.

    Photo courtesy of Orient-Express Hotels

  • Curtis Stone & Lindsay Price: Mallorca

    Curtis Stone & Lindsay Price: Mallorca

    She may be known for her soapy roles on the Bold and the Beautiful and the original Beverly Hills 90210, but when it came to marrying her longtime partner, celebrity chef Curtis Stone, actress Lindsay Price opted out of the drama and went full-on storybook romance. The couple, who have a son together, chose a low-key, intimate ceremony and reception at a private villa on the sun-dappled, picturesque Mediterranean island of Mallorca off the coast of Spain. Renting a villa abroad for a destination wedding affords the unique experience of feeling both exotic and homey.

    Photo courtesy of Exclusive Resorts

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  • Curtis Stone & Lindsay Price: Mallorca

    Curtis Stone & Lindsay Price: Mallorca

    The Exclusive Resorts consortium offers two properties on Mallorca. Casa Ventanas evokes an earthy sense of place with its stone walls, breezy indoor/outdoor living areas, endless terraces and a hillside perch. The six bedroom, six-and-a-half-bath house’s decor is a blend of traditional Mediterranean with modern amenities, including luxe marble throughout, an ultra-sleek kitchen befitting a Top Chef and a separate wine fridge.

    Photo courtesy of Exclusive Resorts

  • Curtis Stone & Lindsay Price: Mallorca

    Curtis Stone & Lindsay Price: Mallorca

    The villa’s infinity pool stretches the length of the home and has amazing views of the surrounding mountains and valleys.

    Photo courtesy of Exclusive Resorts

  • Curtis Stone & Lindsay Price: Mallorca

    Curtis Stone & Lindsay Price: Mallorca

    While crafting farm-fresh meals, lounging by the pool and staring off into the sunset are popular activities, so is acting like a local, strolling among the leafy plazas and shopping for ingredients at nearby markets. Explore the island’s endless beaches and take a sailboat to an only-accessible-by-water cay. Then tee off at one of the more than 20 golf courses. Or take a tour of the mountaintop home of George Sand and Frédéric Chopin, which was once a monastery.

    And don’t miss a chance to enjoy Palma, the island’s city center, which is robust with boutiques, art galleries and hip hotels with plenty of watering holes (rental rates start at $1,970 a night. Exclusive Resorts membership is required; exclusiveresorts.com).

    Photo courtesy of Exclusive Resorts

  • Matt Damon & Luciana Barroso: St. Lucia

    Matt Damon & Luciana Barroso: St. Lucia

    There are movie stars, and then there are actors who develop their craft so distinctly that they disappear into their roles. These Hollywood heavyweights are also notoriously private. Oscar-winner Matt Damon is one such film star. So it was no surprise that when he renewed his vows with Luciana Barroso, his wife of eight years, he chose St. Lucia’s Sugar Beach, A Viceroy Resort — an intimate spot set on a cove beach that’s completely secluded and totally paparazzi-free.

    Photo courtesy of Sugar Beach, A Viceroy Resort

  • Matt Damon & Luciana Barroso: St. Lucia

    Matt Damon & Luciana Barroso: St. Lucia

    A favorite retreat for the A-list (Gwyneth Paltrow is a fan), the 77-room property is set on a white sand beach nestled at the base of one of St. Lucia’s most iconic sites, the Petite Piton mountain. Honeymooners swoon over the resort’s beach bungalows, enormous spaces decorated in chic shades of white that open right onto the sugared sands. Simply lounging on the personal section of beach or by the private garden plunge pool is wildly popular with guests of these eight intimate outposts. Staying put all day long is even more blissful thanks to the assistance of your personalized butler who seems to have a special Spidey sense when it comes to anticipating your needs. Of course, choosing to wander to points further afield on the former sugar plantation’s property is just as relaxing.

    Photo courtesy of Sugar Beach, A Viceroy Resort

  • Matt Damon & Luciana Barroso: St. Lucia

    Matt Damon & Luciana Barroso: St. Lucia

    The Rainforest Spa, a collection of thatch-roofed treatment treehouses, is the epitome of tranquility. Book into the couples’ room for private access to a natural pool with waters heated from the island’s active volcano. Yoga and snorkeling are other kick-back activities on offer. Amp up the liveliness factor with a host of water- sports, off-property excursions (seeing the region’s oldest market on Saturdays is fun) and a lively weekly night beach party at the hotel’s Bayside Restaurant, which is set in the sand. The swishy Cane Bar reflects all things mod and hip with billiard tables, black and white decor and a rummelier (rum steward) to aid in your selection of the island’s most popular spirit. The crowd, like the resort, is cool and discreet (room rates start at $440 a night; viceroyhotelsandresorts.com).

    Photo courtesy of Sugar Beach, A Viceroy Resort

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  • Drew Barrymore & Will Kopelman: Big Sur, California

    Drew Barrymore & Will Kopelman: Big Sur, California

    After quite a few more than 50 First Dates, Hollywood mainstay Drew Barrymore left all the other Boys on the Side when her relationship with art dealer Will Kopelman hit a Fever Pitch. The couple hired a Wedding Singer and celebrated in the garden of her California house with an intimate group. For the honeymoon, the couple didn’t stray Far From Home. And the two, who were expecting their first child, spent a few nights on a babymoon at the breathtaking Post Ranch Inn in Big Sur, California.

    Photo Credit: Kodiak Greenwood

  • Drew Barrymore & Will Kopelman: Big Sur, California

    Drew Barrymore & Will Kopelman: Big Sur, California

    Set into towering cliffs overlooking the majestic Pacific, the 39-room hideaway is the ultimate blend of rustic charm and sumptuous elegance. The hotel is a collection of modern glass, wood and stone buildings that are spread over endless forested acres. Accommodations here are exceedingly private and invite the natural surroundings in with oversize windows, enormous wooden decks and a comfortable sense of indoor/outdoor living. Choose between sea and mountain views. Standard rooms, called Butterfly, overlook the wooded peaks and have beautiful stone fireplaces, sumptuous window seats and organic bedding.

    Photo Credit: Kodiak Greenwood

  • Drew Barrymore & Will Kopelman: Big Sur, California

    Drew Barrymore & Will Kopelman: Big Sur, California

    The hotel’s activity list also reflects the peaceful setting with complimentary yoga, meditation and hiking sessions, as well as stargazing excursions. In whale season (the month of March), there are breakfast viewing parties with mimosas. Two infinity pools, a heated outdoor swimming pool and a well-equipped fitness center round out the included amenities.

    Photo Credit: Kodiak Greenwood

  • Drew Barrymore & Will Kopelman: Big Sur, California

    Drew Barrymore & Will Kopelman: Big Sur, California

    The spa, like the property’s restaurants, celebrates the surrounding natural bounty. Signature treatments feature ingredients culled from the local area. The marquee dining event is the nine-course tasting menu, which highlights regional ingredients such as heirloom vegetables, fresh cheeses and foraged produce (room rates start at $595 a night and include breakfast and complimentary mini-bar; postranchinn.com).

    Photo Credit: Kodiak Greenwood

  • Jessica Biel & Justin Timberlake: Tanzania

    Jessica Biel & Justin Timberlake: Tanzania

    He may have brought sexy back, but the boy bander turned pop culture powerhouse, Justin Timberlake, ditched his playboy ways, donned his “suit and tie” and literally jumped for joy when he wed A-Team hottie Jessica Biel last spring. After a star-studded celebration, the adventurous couple and notorious privacy lovers honeymooned at the gloriously remote Singita Faru Faru Lodge in Tanzania, home to the storied Serengeti (room rates start at $850 per person, per night and are all inclusive; singita.com).

    Photo courtesy of Singita Faru Faru Lodge

  • Jessica Biel & Justin Timberlake: Tanzania

    Jessica Biel & Justin Timberlake: Tanzania

    Traditional safari excursions by Jeep — two game drives daily, which are led by a guide and spotter — are enhanced by personalized offerings including archery, hot-air ballooning and mountain biking. For an even more spectacular experience, visit in the fall during the Great Migration, when all the scenes from Nova and the Discovery channel are played out live on the fabled Serengeti. During the season, you’ll see wildebeest, zebra and eland moving in search of food and attempting to avoid the world’s largest lion population.

    Photo coutesy of Singita Fura Fura Lodge

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  • Jessica Biel & Justin Timberlake: Tanzania

    Jessica Biel & Justin Timberlake: Tanzania

    Inspired by its rugged East African surroundings, this riverside resort is a collection of just eight suites, a two-bedroom villa and main lodge area. All are decorated in natural woods, rustic bamboo and muted, creamy colors with large windows overlooking the awesome savanna surroundings. Although the hotel evokes the feeling of a Hemingway-style safari, it isn’t all campfires and mosquito netting. Luxe touches such as wood decks house chaises that are great for kicking back (and animal viewing), outdoor showers and telescopes for stargazing. Food and service are stellar, as are the spa treatments. And Twitter-addicts need not worry — there’s WiFi in the main lodge, which also houses the bar and dining room.

    Photo courtesy of Singita Fura Fura Lodge

  • Natalie Portman & Benjamin Millepied: Turks and Caicos

    Natalie Portman & Benjamin Millepied: Turks and Caicos

    After dancing down the aisle in August 2012, notoriously private Oscar-winner Natalie Portman and her choreographer husband, Benjamin Millepied, along with their infant son, sashayed to Turks and Caicos for an intimate getaway. The Caribbean chain of pristine islands has long been a favorite with jet-setters seeking secluded accommodations set on sparkling sands, amazing dining options and some of the best snorkeling on the planet.

    Photo courtesy of Turks & Caicos Tourism 

  • Natalie Portman & Benjamin Millepied: Turks & Caicos

    Natalie Portman & Benjamin Millepied: Turks & Caicos

    Stretched over 11 acres along one of the world’s most spectacular beaches — Grace Bay — the 82-suite Grace Bay Club is a luxurious hideaway on the capital island of Providenciales. For a romantic stay, book into the adults-only area, which boasts its own pool, bar and a beachfront eatery serving a fusion of European and Caribbean tastes under a palapa. Or for a family-moon, Portman-Millepied-style, opt to stay at one of the villas with a dedicated restaurant, bar and pool, along with a kids’ club. No matter which you choose, you’ll enjoy breakfast with a sea view, a fun swim-up bar area and the casual Grill Rouge, which excels at straight-from-the-sea dishes.

    Photo courtesy of Turks & Caicos Tourism 

  • Natalie Portman & Benjamin Millepied: Turks & Caicos

    Natalie Portman & Benjamin Millepied: Turks & Caicos

    While splashing in the crystalline sea, strolling along the shoreline and kicking back in beach loungers are the most popular resort activities, those who crave a little more heart-pumping action can enjoy a variety of off-site excursions. The offerings include sailing, kayaking and golf. Don’t miss a trip to the world’s third largest barrier reef located just offshore. Anglers will want to sign up for a day of deep-sea fishing — the waters teem with marlin, tuna and sailfish (room rates start at $775 a night and include breakfast and WiFi; gracebayclub).

    Photo courtesy of Grace Bay Club

  • Mark Zuckerberg & Priscilla Chan: Rome

    Mark Zuckerberg & Priscilla Chan: Rome

    King of social networking and Facebook creator Mark Zuckerberg avoided all media platforms when he wed college sweetheart Priscilla Chan in a backyard wedding in May 2012. The newlyweds then jetted off for a Roman holiday at Portrait Suites

    Both private and exclusive, Portrait Suites is a collection of just a few rooms set in the floors above the Ferragamo Men store townhouse. There’s no grand lobby; instead guests ring a bell at the entrance. Hallways are lined with black-and-white photographs of celebrities — like Audrey Hepburn and Marilyn Monroe — dressed in exquisite Ferragamo collections. The hotel’s 360-degree rooftop lounge has some of the best views of the Eternal City. 

    Photo courtesy of Portrait Suites

  • Mark Zuckerberg & Priscilla Chan: Rome

    Mark Zuckerberg & Priscilla Chan: Rome

    The 14 spacious suites and studios boast sophisticated accents, such as curtains that evoke silk scarves and boar-skin table coverings. Each has a spacious living room, a bar-kitchenette and a decadent bathroom with Ferragamo amenities. Stay in the Penthouse Trinita Dei Monti for the most spectacular bella Roma vistas and your own sauna and fitness center. 

    Photo courtesy of Portrait Suites

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  • Mark Zuckerberg & Priscilla Chan: Rome

    Mark Zuckerberg & Priscilla Chan: Rome

    The Lifestyles Team (specialty concierges) cater to your every need and design bespoke excursions. Explore the city and its surronding area on the Ferrari tour — you can either be driven or get behind the wheel yourself. Popular stops are Castel Gandolfo, with its breathtaking view of Lake Albano, and Frascati, which is known for its white wine and beautiful villas. The Lifestyles Team can customize a Roman art tour; marvel at ancient ruins, such as the Coliseum and the works of Bernini and Caravaggio, all while zipping around on a Vespa. For foodies, the team will arrange a cooking class with a leading local chef in your room’s kitchenette (room rates start at $860 a night; lungarnocollection.com).

    Photo courtesy of Portrait Suites

  • Neha Kapur & Kunal Nayyar: India

    Neha Kapur & Kunal Nayyar: India

    He may not be much of a ladies man on TV, but The Big Bang Theory star Kunal Nayyar is an ace in the romance department. He and his wife Neha Kapur (a former Miss India) were married in a six-day wedding celebration in New Delhi, India. The cosmopolitan city, lined with world-class hotels set next to historic monuments, museums and ancient houses of worship, incites wanderlust in all couples.

    While the capital buzzes, the ultra-sleek Shangri-La Eros Hotel is a peaceful escape from all the action. Located in the historic government district, the luxe hotel towers over Connaught Place, a popular commercial center, and offers panoramic views of the city. The grand lobby is decorated with magnificent chandeliers, and the hotel is surrounded by landscaped gardens.

    The Shangri-La’s 320 lavish guest rooms and suites are decorated with typical Asian furnishings, along with comfy king-size beds and separate sitting areas; bathrooms are nearly palatial. Stay in one of the Horizon Club rooms, located on the top floors, and you’ll have access to special amenities, including a buffet breakfast at the Horizon Club Lounge and an exclusive concierge.

    Photo courtesy of Shangri-la Hotels and Resorts

  • Neha Kapur & Kunal Nayyar: India

    Neha Kapur & Kunal Nayyar: India

    Book a personalized city tour, and you’ll be guided around the city in a Rolls-Royce Phantom. Stops to historic sites may include seeing the India Gate (built in memory of deceased soldiers from World War I), touring the National Museum and its 5,000 years of Indian art, and visiting the red sandstone Humayun’s Tomb of the Mughal Emperor. Afterward, have the concierge reserve an astrological consultation or traditional Ayurvedic spa treatment.

    Photo courtesy of Shangri-la Hotels and Resorts

  • Neha Kapur & Kunal Nayyar: India

    Neha Kapur & Kunal Nayyar: India

    For an Asian-fusion experience, dine at 19 Oriental Avenue, one of the hotel’s restaurants, which offers cuisine from China, Thailand and Japan (the chicken teriyaki with seasonal mixed vegetables and teriyaki balsamico sauce is a must-have). Or try the signature tuna wrap (seared tuna flakes with wasabi cream and arugula) at Café Uno, which overlooks the hotel’s free-form swimming pool and manicured gardens (room rates start at $350 a night; shangri-la.com).

    Photo courtesy of Shangri-la Hotels and Resorts

  • Bijou Phillips & Danny Masterson: Ireland

    Bijou Phillips & Danny Masterson: Ireland

    Hollywood hipster couple That ’70s Show star Danny Masterson and model/actress Bijou Phillips eschewed the aloof cool factor and went for classic tradition when they wed at a private castle in Ireland. The storied Ashford Castle in County Mayo provides a fairytale setting for any wedding, plus modern amenities for the A-list traveler.

    Photo courtesy of Ashford Castle

  • Bijou Phillips & Danny Masterson: Ireland

    Bijou Phillips & Danny Masterson: Ireland

    Once owned by the Guinness family, the sprawling 13th-century estate has been a stately-yet-homey hotel since 1939. Acres upon acres (a whopping 350) of lush greenery are punctuated by formal gardens and framed by fresh water. Common areas are expectedly posh with grand woodwork, antique pieces and period artwork, yet the overstuffed furniture (we especially love the leather club chairs) and cozy perches near large fireplaces are exceptionally inviting.

    The Drawing Room — with its views of the Lough Carrib (Ireland’s second largest lake) and the property’s gardens — benefits from wonderful sunlight. Spend the morning simply taking in the scenery while sipping a frothy cappuccino. Snacks are on offer throughout the day; late afternoon welcomes the tradition of tea, featuring sandwiches, scones and pastries. The formal George V dining room (named in honor of the King’s visit when he was still the Prince of Wales in 1906) sparkles under 11 glistening chandeliers by Waterford Crystal.

    Photo courtesy of Ashford Castle

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  • Bijou Phillips & Danny Masterson: Ireland

    Bijou Phillips & Danny Masterson: Ireland

    Ashford Castle’s 83 guest rooms are all individually appointed but share a Victorian style that references the hotel’s rich history. Located in the oldest section of the castle, dating from the 13th to the 17th centuries, the staterooms are the largest of the guest quarters and feature ornate ceilings, original fireplaces and sumptuous four-poster beds.

    Photo courtesy of Ashford Castle

  • Bijou Phillips & Danny Masterson: Ireland

    Bijou Phillips & Danny Masterson: Ireland

    Activities here showcase the beauty and traditions of the property. There’s a lake cruise guided by the resident historian, a shooting range and archery clinic, as well as a famous falconry program. Horseback excursions, cycling adventures and long walks through the rolling grounds are also popular, as are the spa and golf programs (room rates start at about $230 a night and include breakfast; ashford.ie).

    Photo courtesy of Ashford Castle

  • Sherri Shepherd & Lamar Sally: Chicago

    Sherri Shepherd & Lamar Sally: Chicago

    The View’s Sherri Shepherd got a new kind of cohost when she wed television writer Lamar Sally in her hometown of Chicago. The couple exchanged vows at a glittering event at the spectacular Fairmont Chicago, Millennium Park. With a central location on famous Millennium Park, the towering hotel offers sophisticated accommodations, posh amenities and spectacular Windy City views — all steps from Chi-town’s hallmark attractions.

    Spread over 32 floors, the skyscraper’s 687 sleek rooms sparkle with mahogany furnishings, large windows and enormous marble bathrooms with separate tubs and rainfall showers. Suites feature parlors, wet bars and fireplaces. Stay on a Designated Fairmont Gold floor, and you’ll enjoy exclusive amenities, such as a private lounge, complimentary breakfast and snacks, and a specialized concierge.

    Photo courtesy of Fairmount Chicago Millennium Park

  • Sherri Shepherd & Lamar Sally: Chicago

    Sherri Shepherd & Lamar Sally: Chicago

    Ask the concierge to get you tickets for the city’s famous architecture tour — the 90-minute boat ride down the Chicago River showcases 50 impressive buildings, most in the Art Deco style. Another cultural highlight is the Chicago Art Institute, home to such famous works as Nighthawks, American Gothic and numerous pieces by Monet and Warhol, among others.

    Photo courtesy of Fairmount Chicago Millennium Park

  • Sherri Shepherd & Lamar Sally: Chicago

    Sherri Shepherd & Lamar Sally: Chicago

    Stroll around the three-tiered Clarence Buckingham Memorial Fountain at Grant Park and watch the boats sail around the lake in the distance. A short cab ride away is the Adler Planetarium, America’s first planetarium, and Wrigley Field, one of the country’s oldest baseball stadiums. Don’t miss a chance to enjoy some Chicago-style, deep-dish pizza.

    Photo courtesy of Fairmount Chicago Millennium Park

  • Sherri Shepherd & Lamar Sally: Chicago

    Sherri Shepherd & Lamar Sally: Chicago

    For a more refined meal, check out one of the hotel’s hip eateries. Aria offers a range of Asian cuisine, including sushi served at a curved bar, and Eno showcases wine, chocolate and cheese—yum! Menus are presented on iPads and have cool social-media features, so you can Tweet, Facebook or Tumblr experiences on the spot. Another luxe hotel feature is the giant spa which, in addition to the usual massage and facial offerings, houses eight wet rooms, including a duet suite with a fabulous infinity soaking tub (room rates start at $159 a night; fairmont.com).

    Photo courtesy of Fairmount Chicago Millennium Park

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  • Kate Moss & Jaime Hince: England

    Kate Moss & Jaime Hince: England

    Supermodel Kate Moss walked down a different aisle when she married rocker Jamie Hince near her country home in the picturesque Cotswold region of England. An area of gently sloping green hills punctuated by babbling brooks, wildflower gardens and historic stone buildings, the region in west central England is often described as “typically English.” Stretching over six counties, the Cotswolds house quaint towns with quirky names like Bourton-on-the-Water and Stow-on-the-Wold and innumerable opportunities to enjoy a romantic getaway in a cozy manor-house setting.

    One such beauty is Ellenborough Park, a 62-room gem located on sprawling parklike land in Gloucestershire. The quiet stone hideaway has all the trappings of a traditional country home, including individually appointed rooms, seemingly endless English-style gardens, cozy sitting areas and, of course, afternoon tea. Spread across four locations on the property, accommodations all feature sumptuous bedding and scenic views of either the gardens or verdant hills. Some rooms have fireplaces, claw-foot tubs or four-poster beds.

    Photo courtesy of Ellenborough Park

  • Kate Moss & Jaime Hince: England

    Kate Moss & Jaime Hince: England

    While the guest rooms, two restaurants and overall setting harken back to the days of Jane Austen novels, the hotel’s Indian-inspired spa is totally modern. Sleek interiors house a steam room, small pool and sauna, along with seven treatment rooms. Massages, facials and other relaxing goodies are on offer, but for true indulgence, book one of the couple’s experiences, which consist of four hours of lavish pampering for you and your guy.

    Photo courtesy of Ellenborough Park

  • Kate Moss & Jaime Hince: England

    Kate Moss & Jaime Hince: England

    Other property activities include strolling amid the gardens, splashing in the pool and feeling like the lord and lady of the manor while kicking back in overstuffed fireside sofas in the wood-paneled Great Hall. Wander further afield for golf and polo lessons, which are offered at the nearby Longdole Polo Club. Art galleries and antique shops can also be found throughout the pretty villages of the Cotswolds (room rates start at $286 a night and include breakfast; ellenboroughpark.com).

    Photo courtesy of Ellenborough Park

  • Miranda Lambert & Blake Shelton: Texas

    Miranda Lambert & Blake Shelton: Texas

    It was a union made in country music heaven when popular singers Miranda Lambert and Blake Shelton wed in May 2011 at a ranch near pretty San Antonio in Texas Hill Country. The picturesque 
region, featuring charming vineyards, sprawling ranches, and flowering hills, is filled with heaps of gentile southern hospitality— making it a romantic setting for any wedding.

    Set on 600 rolling acres, the JW Marriott, San Antonio Resort & Spa encompasses all of the charms and comforts of the region while offering an array of honeymoon-perfect luxury touches. The enormous resort features more than 1,000 guest accommodations stretched across a series of low-slung, sand-colored buildings that overlook flowering grounds, a variety of streams and the pretty Cibolo Canyons. Each is decorated in a mix of country and contemporary style with carved-wood furnishings, rich leather pieces and vibrant colors.

    Photo courtesy of the JW Marriott San Antonio Resort & Spa

  • Miranda Lambert & Blake Shelton: Texas

    Miranda Lambert & Blake Shelton: Texas

    Most rooms feature separate sitting areas, hewn stonework and balconies.

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  • Miranda Lambert & Blake Shelton: Texas

    Miranda Lambert & Blake Shelton: Texas

    While simply enjoying the stunning natural surroundings is a popular activity, the enormous hotel has much more to offer the active couple. There are two tennis courts, multiple pools, a lazy river and a super-tall water slide, as well as an adjacent Greg Norman and Pete Dye-designed golf complex, in addition to seven restaurants. Latana Spa, a 30-room haven of pampering, offers a unique lavender farm-to-table experience. The half-day excursion includes a tour of a local farm, a lavender-infused spa meal and a relaxing treatment featuring the fragrant flower. Book a massage in one of the two couples’ suites and enjoy unwinding fireside. There are also outdoor areas available.

    Photo courtesy of the JW Marriott San Antonio Resort & Spa

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  • Miranda Lambert & Blake Shelton: Texas

    Miranda Lambert & Blake Shelton: Texas

    At the hotel’s restaurants, you can also savor the expansive views, as well as the local cuisine. The main eatery, Cibolo Moon, offers such dishes as smoked green chile queso and smoked baby-back ribs, served alongside wine on tap. The restaurant’s casks hold up to 26 varieties. That’s something to toast, Texas-style (room rates start at $349 a night; jwsanantonio.com).

    Photo courtesy of the JW Marriott San Antonio Resort & Spa

  • Reese Witherspoon & Jim Toth: Belize

    Reese Witherspoon & Jim Toth: Belize

    After Reese Witherspoon wed Hollywood agent Jim Toth, they snuck away from the paparazzi with her two children, Ava and Deacon, for a familymoon at the Francis Ford Coppola Resorts in Belize. It was not only a vacation to celebrate the commitment to each other, but to the kids as well. And it’s a memorable trip that many new blended families are opting for these days.

    The clan split their time between the romantic yet family-friendly Blancaneaux Lodge in the lush western Belize Cayo District and the beachside treasure Turtle Inn. The earth-friendly properties offer tons of organic food and spa experiences, as well as loads of fun activities for everyone.

    The wooded Blancaneaux Lodge’s 20 rooms are tucked into private corners of the tranquil rainforested property. In addition to native palm and palmetto trees, the area also includes an organic garden from which 80 percent of the produce for both resorts is sourced.

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  • Reese Witherspoon & Jim Toth: Belize

    Reese Witherspoon & Jim Toth: Belize

    Romance rules deep in the heart of the jungle of Belize. Accommodations are divided into cozy cabanas, larger villas and the family-friendly Coppola Villa, with an enormous deck, private plunge pool and cool water views (the property abuts crystal-clear Privassion Creek). Locally sourced furniture, handwoven linens and individual antiques create the hideaway’s decor.

    Area activities highlight the surrounding natural beauty. There’s hiking to the Pine Ridge Forest, a moonlight jaguar-spotting excursion and sunrise horseback riding. At the Xunantunich, Cahal Pech & Green Hills Butterfly Farm, kids can see different species of butterflies— and swimming is always a hit.

    Photo courtesy of Francis Ford Coppola Resorts

  • Reese Witherspoon & Jim Toth: Belize

    Reese Witherspoon & Jim Toth: Belize

    The nearby sister property, Turtle Inn, has 25 thatched accommodations steps from the sea, including two-bedroom villas and a Chinese Matrimonial Suite, which features an outdoor shower in the garden and a 200-year old hand-carved Chinese Fertility Bed, an ancient traditional wedding gift that was said to enhance fertility. Activities include snorkeling, fly-fishing and savoring the resort’s fresh Italian cuisine. Children will enjoy the local made gelato on offer at the Kid’s Gelato Bar and made-to-order pizzas cooked in a woodburning stove. Adults will love the hotel’s spa (room rates start at $230 a night; coppolaresorts.com).

    Photo courtesy of Francis Ford Coppola Resorts

  • Shania Twain & Frédéric Thiébaud: Puerto Rico

    Shania Twain & Frédéric Thiébaud: Puerto Rico

    Country singer Shania Twain and businessman Frédéric Thiébaud began 2011 on a high note, when they wed in an intimate sunset wedding on the beach in Rincon, Puerto Rico. The surf town’s barefoot feeling is paired with the highest level of pampering — and no location embodies both more than the famed Horned Dorset Primavera.

    Set on endless gardened acres, this 39-room oceanfront hideaway guarantees serene luxury. Although split into Residences and Suites, all rooms feature canopy beds, mahogany furnishings, marble floors, oversize tubs and showers, as well as outdoor space for soaking up the tropical views. The Residences, located on the eastern side of the property, have a Moroccan feel with arches and white linens, set beside such modern amenities as WiFi. Unplug with a stay in one of the Primavera Suites, which boast Oriental rugs and tiled interiors that are blissfully electronics-free.

    Photo courtesy of the Horned Dorset Primavera

  • Shania Twain & Frédéric Thiébaud: Puerto Rico

    Shania Twain & Frédéric Thiébaud: Puerto Rico

    The resort’s pool and adjacent beach are just as secluded. As you stroll hand-in-hand along the golden sand, you may spot a fishing boat or two moored in the inky water. Then, stop in the shade of a palm tree simply to watch the waves. If you’re craving more action, nearby beaches buzz with activity. The waves of Rincon are famous for their surfing conditions, and the snorkeling at the reefs of Isla Descheo is tops. Fishing, kayaking and windsurfing are also popular, as are cave tours and golf.

    While you’re out and about, grab a meal. Area restaurants feature menus of delectable local cuisine — plantains, crunchy cod fritters and empanadas filled with fresh-caught seafood — served at tables in the sand. Enjoy similar offerings, accompanied by live jazz, at the resort’s Blue Room. For a more romantic meal, partake of the formal yet tropical menu and ambience at Restaurant Aaron. And savor the romance of it all with an evening champagne toast under a canopy of stars (room rates start at $360 a night; horneddorset.com).

    Photo courtesy of the Horned Dorset Primavera

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  • Emily Blunt & John Krasinski: Italy

    Emily Blunt & John Krasinski: Italy

    In a setting fit for royalty, British-born Emily Blunt, star of Young Victoria, wed Office actor John Krasinski at the stately Villa d’Este in the Lake Como region of Italy. Dating from the 16th century, the sprawling, palatial property in Cernobbio encompasses intricate English gardens, an enormous 25-acre park, boasting a landmark 500-year-old plane tree, countless walkways, stone fountains and terraces. Add the hotel’s sweeping views of Lake Como and the surrounding mountains, and you’ve got a storybook honeymoon setting.

    The property’s 152 individually-appointed accommodations are divided among two historic stone buildings, with the Cardinal boasting 125 guest rooms, and the Queen’s Pavilion just 27. The luxe décor features period furnishings, original oil paintings, brocade draperies, silk wall hangings and the finest linens. Many have lake views from large terraces or cozy balconies.

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  • Emily Blunt & John Krasinski: Italy

    Emily Blunt & John Krasinski: Italy

    For a more secluded experience, stay at one of the two 19th-century villas. Each offers multiple sitting rooms and bedrooms decorated in an ancient Roman motif, full-size kitchens and terraces spread over multiple floors, as well as a dedicated staff. Motorboats and limousines are available to chauffeur guests around the gorgeous surroundings.

    Choose a day trip to the picturesque town of Bellagio (hey, is that George Clooney?) or a hike into the verdant mountains. On site, you can enjoy a heated swimming pool set above the lake, a fabulous spa and the romantic gardens. The elegant eatery, Veranda, offers traditional Italian cuisine, including veal Milanese with cherry tomatoes and Parmesan shavings and delectable Crepes Suzette with sour cherries and ice cream. The hotel also offers the outdoor pool bar, the low-key Grill and the opulent Canova bar that glows by the light of crystal chandeliers (room rates start at $295; villadeste.com).

    Photo courtesy of Villa d'Este

  • Hilary Duff & Mike Comrie: California

    Hilary Duff & Mike Comrie: California

    Former Disney actress Hilary Duff has morphed into a movie star celebrity, a singing sensation and, most recently, the wife of Edmonton Oilers center Mike Comrie. The couple tied the knot in August 2010, and joined the list of famous guests who have spent quality time at the romantic San Ysidro Ranch, A Rosewood Resort.

    Located in Santa Barbara, California, the picturesque property has welcomed such luminaries as Jack and Jackie Kennedy, Jennifer Lopez and Marc Anthony, and Coldplay frontman Chris Martin and Gwyneth Paltrow. Its ultra-private vibe and luxe accommodations make it the perfect honeymoon cocoon. Set on endless acres of gardens and rolling hills, the resort offers 27 accommodations in the main house and 14 private cottages, set near a babbling brook. Most rooms boast plush kingsized beds, hand-carved natural stone fireplaces and patios.

    Photo courtesy of San Ysidro Ranch, A Rosewood Resort

  • Hilary Duff & Mike Comrie: California

    Hilary Duff & Mike Comrie: California

    For a true escape, splurge on the Warner Cottage, a charming single-story villa featuring two master suites, three fireplaces, a full kitchen and formal dining area, as well as a private backyard with an outdoor hot tub and rain shower. It’s the perfect perch to watch the sun set behind the Santa Ynez Mountains.

    If you care to explore the outdoors, you’ll discover that the hotel’s natural surroundings are as tranquil as your room. Hiking trails wind all around the mountain property. Private instruction in yoga and guided meditation are available, as well as bike rentals and access to local beaches. There are three  championship golf courses nearby for those who must simply tee off. A little further afield (about an hour) lies the area’s famous wine country. Take an afternoon tasting tour and enjoy the delights of the region. Back at the hotel, you can savor local flavors at the resort’s Stonehouse restaurant, one of the country’s pioneers in the wildly popular farm-to-table approach to dining; many ingredients are sourced form the resort’s own gardens (rates start at $650 a night; sanysidroranch.com).

    Photo courtesy of San Ysidro Ranch, A Rosewood Resort

  • Katy Perry & Russell Brand: Maldives

    Katy Perry & Russell Brand: Maldives

    Although this Hollywood twosome divorced in 2012, their honeymoon locale was too beautiful not to share. The British comedian and pop singer jetted off to the romance-ready island nation of the Maldives. Located 250 miles from India, this archipelago is the ultimate escape, promising peaceful seclusion and watersports a go-go.

    The celebrity couple split their honeymoon getaway between the two beautiful Four Seasons resorts in the island republic. They first checked into The Four Seasons Resort Maldives at Kuda Huraa, a serene hideaway located on a private isle lush with fragrant bougainvillea, hibiscus and frangipani blooms. Guest accommodations are made of indigenous woods and reflect the traditional Maldivian home.

    Rooms are on stilts above the water or set on the property’s endless beach, all offering uninterrupted views of the sea and sky from their decks. Days here are usually spent lounging by the infinity pool, sitting in the shade of the palm trees or both. Activities — from spa-ing and stargazing to snorkeling and surfing — are accessible via the hotel’s catamaran or wooden dhoni, a traditional Maldivian boat. The breezy Asian-inspired spa is located on its own island.

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  • Katy Perry and Russell Brand: Maldives

    Katy Perry and Russell Brand: Maldives

    Just a short seaplane flight away is the Four Seasons Resort Maldives at Landaa Giraavaru, which is set on 44 jungle acres on a neighboring island. The resort’s 102 rooms are artfully scattered among the shimmering sands and thick foliage for paparazzi-proof privacy. All are open-air villas, yet creatures of comfort needn’t worry, as air-conditioned sleeping platforms are also standard. Yoga and Ayurvedic spa treatments are on offer, as are a host of nonmotorized watersports.

    The hotel’s four restaurants also include Ayurvedic offerings. Perhaps the most romantic experience of all, apart from being the only ones splashing in the turquoise lagoon, is dinner on a platform on a remote sand bank. You’ll take a dhoni to a table set on a dock and savor fresh-caught fish and organic veggies with Asian spices. Toast to your union beneath the glittering night sky (bed and breakfast rates start at $900 a night; fourseasons.com).

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  • Ivanka Trump & Jared Kushner: Connecticut

    Ivanka Trump & Jared Kushner: Connecticut

    What do you do if you don’t have time for a long, leisurely honeymoon? Why, do as Ivanka Trump and her newspaper scion husband Jared Kushner did and take a mini moon. After their wedding in October 2009, the couple escaped to the Mayflower Inn & Spa in Washington, Connecticut for a few days. Located just a train ride from New York City, near where they held their five-star bash, the 30-room New England inn provides a restful sojourn for any couple.

    Surrounding the Inn are glorious rhododendron bushes, Weeping Blue Cedars, boxwood and red barberry trees, as well as wildflower gardens. Each guest room is appointed with antique pieces and four-poster, feather-topped beds; most rooms come with cozy fireplaces and marble soaking tubs. Spark the romance there or relax at the spa. The signature Stonecrop and Rose Facial brightens and soothes with organic fruit and herbs. The Mayflower Smooth-As-Silk Scrub features customized sugar and sea salt scrubs.

    Photo courtesy of Mayflower Inn and Spa

  • Ivanka Trump & Jared Kushner: Connecticut

    Ivanka Trump & Jared Kushner: Connecticut

    Of course, the great outdoors will beckon. You can take a meandering walk around the property, hike in the surrounding areas or go on a birdwatching expedition. There are also opportunities to kayak, canoe and crosscountry ski, depending on the season. Tour the pretty White Flower Farm and pick up some blooms, or pick your own fruit at the nearby March Farm.

    Organic food is the cornerstone of the cuisine. Breakfasts feature dishes made with locally produced eggs, dairy and cured meats. In the evenings, you can sample dishes like Connecticut crab with avocado, heirloom tomato, caper berries and deviled quail egg, and an apple salad with arugula and goat cheese. Then, enjoy a glass of cognac in the paneled library and marvel at just how blissful a mere few days away can be (room rates start at $545 a night; mayflowerinn.com).

    Photo courtesy of Mayflower Inn and Spa

  • Alyssa Milano & David Bugliari: Bora Bora

    Alyssa Milano & David Bugliari: Bora Bora

    After their August 2009 wedding, Charmed star Alyssa Milano and David Bugliari, her new husband, chose a most enchanted spot for their week-long honeymoon: the idyllic island of Bora Bora in the Tahitian islands. Set against the isle’s vibrant green mountainsides and turquoise seascapes, the St. Regis Bora Bora Resort, where the couple stayed, provides the perfect blend of romance, seclusion and unparalleled natural beauty.

    If you book one of the overwater villas, you’ll marvel at the view through your glass floor of the spectacular marine life swimming below; in addition, each villa is surrounded by a deck that features an outdoor shower, a whirlpool bath and comfy daybeds for lounging. Floating pontoon bridges provide the perfect launch spot for diving into the translucent blue sea.

    Photo courtesy of St. Regis Bora Bora Resort

  • Alyssa Milano & David Bugliari: Bora Bora

    Alyssa Milano & David Bugliari: Bora Bora

    Rooms are decorated in natural island-sourced woods and colorful batik prints. Each bathroom has an oversize soaking tub, with uninterrupted views of Mount Otemanu in the distance. Resort activities include painting classes, tennis and splashing in freshwater pools. To get up close and personal with the many varieties of colorful tropical fish, arrange to snorkel at the property’s placid, crystal-clear lagoon. For an adrenaline rush, try a shark-feeding excursion or an off-road safari into the island’s lush jungle interior.

    Savor the flavors of Bora Bora at the resort’s four restaurants. At the Mediterranean-inspired Te Pahu Grill, enjoy such offerings as a confit swordfish in olive oil and roasted lamb filet with crusted black olives. At the overwater Lagoon Restaurant, feast on a fusion menu created by internationally celebrated chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten. Back at your villa, have your personal butler pop open a bottle of bubbly as you drink in the sight of the moonlit ocean. Visit starwoodhotels.com for more information.

    Photo courtesy of St. Regis Bora Bora Resort

  • Anna Faris & Chris Pratt: Bali

    Anna Faris & Chris Pratt: Bali

    It was no joke when funny-girl actress Anna Faris and actor Chris Pratt eluded the paparazzi to wed on the tropical island of Bali in July 2009. Ringed by coral reefs, transparent waters and pristine beaches, this paradise promises an A-list experience for all.

    One of the most romantic spots is the Four Seasons Resort Bali at Jimbaran Bay, a full-service bayside resort set among tropical gardens. Guest rooms are housed in 156 private villas; each features a courtyard with a personal plunge pool and sweeping views. Furnishings include handcrafted teak items and brightly-colored fabrics.

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  • Anna Faris & Chris Pratt: Bali

    Anna Faris & Chris Pratt: Bali

    Although lounging by your private pool and exploring the property’s secluded beaches may be the most popular ways to pass the time, the resort offers an array of activities for those who just can’t sit still. There are watersports galore, including snorkeling, kayaking, windsurfing and wake boarding, as well as surfing lessons for all levels. On land, you can tee off at the gorgeous Bali Gold and Country Club or learn the art of Balinese massage. During the taste-and-touch-of-Bali excursion, you’ll accompany chefs to local markets and choose ingredients for the traditional dishes that you’ll prepare at the resort’s cooking school.

    Immerse yourselves in the local culture with a visit to the spa, where treatments feature Balinese healing traditions, enhanced with endemic herbs and spices. Try the lular Jimbaran spa package, which includes a massage, a soak in flower-infused water and an application of lulur (a mild scrub made from turmeric, cinnamon, vetiver, rice and ginger root).

    At the afternoon tea, sample sticky rice and tuna cakes in banana leaf with curried fruits, coconut scones with cream and pineapple ginger jam and a cup of lolah, an herbal tea-like drink. If you still have room for dinner, opt for the beds-on-the-beach special, which features dishes like green-tea soba sushi rolls and crabmeat and chorizo risotto, served at a canopied bed on the beach in a romantic candlelight atmosphere with live music. Now that’s a Hollywood ending to the perfect day (rates start at $680 a night; fourseasons.com).

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  • Mandy Moore & Ryan Adams: Georgia

    Mandy Moore & Ryan Adams: Georgia

    It was a walk to remember for singer-actress Mandy Moore and indie rocker Ryan Adams, when the intensely private couple slipped beneath the radar of the paparazzi and wed in historic Savannah, Georgia in March 2009. With its Georgian architecture, flowering trees and unwavering hospitality, this charming city is a fairytale wedding spot that’s also easy on the wallet.

    If you host your wedding celebration at the picturesque Eliza Thompson House in the Historic District, you’ll have exclusive use of the intimate inn. The hotel’s brick courtyard, which is shaded by moss-covered trees, is the perfect place to swap vows and enjoy a champagne toast. Inside, the manor is furnished with antiques and lots of overstuffed couches and comfy armchairs.

    Photo courtesy of Eliza Thompson House

  • Mandy Moore & Ryan Adams: Georgia

    Mandy Moore & Ryan Adams: Georgia

    The hotel offers 25 individually-decorated guest rooms, split between the main inn and the carriage house. All have gorgeous armoires and dressing tables, hardwood floors and ornate fireplaces. Stay in the carriage house and you’ll have views of the inn’s brick courtyard from your balcony.

    Experience the romance of Savannah on the hotel’s Champagne and Tour Experience special package, which takes you via old-fashioned trolley to such sites as the riverfront, City Market and the famed Bonaventure Cemetery (and, yes, as the name implies, there is champagne!). Explore the spooky side with Sixth Sense Savannah Ghost Tours — the city is known as one of the most haunted in the U.S. You’ll hear tales of the bone collector gone mad, view photos of apparitions, and see tunnels that were once used to transport the dead. Then visit some of the spots in John Berendt’s novel Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil.

    Savor Southern comfort food with a sophisticated twist at the Olde Pink House. Enjoy menu favorites like pan-seared yellowfin tuna with wild mushroom ragout and toasted mascarpone cheese grits. For dessert, try the delicate praline basket filled with ice cream, mango puree and fresh seasonal berries. A stroll through Forsyth Park, beneath the gentle glow of street lamps, makes for a romantic ending to any day (room rates start at $189; elizathompsonhouse.com).

    Photo courtesy of Eliza Thompson House

  • Stacy Ferguson & Josh Duhamel: Maldives

    Stacy Ferguson & Josh Duhamel: Maldives

    When Josh Duhamel, star of Las Vegas, met pop star Stacy “Fergie” Ferguson on set in 2004, they both hit the jackpot. After celebrating their wedding at a star-studded event held in January 2009, the couple retreated to the ultra-secluded One&Only Reethi Rah Resort on a private island in the Maldives archipelago in the Indian Ocean.

    Located far from the prying eyes of paparazzi, the super-intimate One&Only Reethi Rah is accessible via yacht from the Maldivian capital of Male. Over one hundred thatched villas with spacious verandas, personal beach access and sexy outdoor showers are scattered along the private island’s powder-sand beaches. The Asian-inspired bungalows are furnished in handcrafted pieces made of coconut shell, Indonesian teak, mahogany and bamboo, and accented with brilliantly colored silk fabrics. Bathrooms feature oversize terrazzo soaking tubs and built-for-two showers.

    Photo courtesy of One&Only Resorts

  • Stacy Ferguson & Josh Duhamel: Maldives

    Stacy Ferguson & Josh Duhamel: Maldives

    The hideaway is surrounded by famed snorkeling and dive sites, with neon-bright reefs, vibrantly-colored fish and barnacled shipwrecks. Other popular adventure activities include wakeboarding, paragliding and dolphin watching. Take a private catamaran charter to a nearby deserted island. Stroll along the pearly-white sands and enjoy a sunset-kissed picnic.

    At the resort, luxuriate in the enormous One&Only Spa by ESPA. The sanctuary, set among the property’s gardens, includes eight treatment rooms that feature water treatments and Asian-style holistic therapies. Continue the laidback vibe with a wine tasting or flower-arranging class, or learn the art of champagne sabering — opening a bottle of bubbly with a sword.

    Choose from among four fabulous eateries. The Reethi Restaurant houses a wine cellar of more than 9,000 bottles and offers modern ethnic cuisine. Lounge on Arabian carpets, hammocks and divans in the sand at Fanditha, a boho-chic beach restaurant specializing in savory Middle Eastern mezzehs (traditional tasting menus). A leisurely after-dinner stroll through the resort’s orchid garden makes for a blissful ending to a dreamy day (rates start at $860 a night; oneandonlyresorts.com).

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  • Gisele Bündchen & Tom Brady: Costa Rica

    Gisele Bündchen & Tom Brady: Costa Rica

    When New England Patriots star quarterback, Tom Brady, married one of the world’s most famous supermodels, Gisele Bündchen, the Superbowl MVP went the extra yard by having two wedding celebrations. Several months after their intimate church service in L.A., the duo exchanged vows on the dazzling shores of Santa Teresa, Costa Rica, before friends and family. It was fitting that this über-stunning couple chose a spot of out-of-this-world beauty to marry. With its flourishing jungles, glorious waterfalls and endless beaches, Costa Rica is an ultra-romantic destination.

    You, too, can enjoy an intimate getaway in this tropical land if you stay at Florblanca, located in the sleepy surfing village of Santa Teresa on the Pacific coast. Set on seven acres of powdered sand and surrounded by a peaceful forest, the resort offers 10 secluded guest villas, each individually decorated with locally-sourced furnishings. The breezy rooms feature open-air seating areas with made-for-two hammocks, perfect for drinking in the ocean view. Each bungalow also has private access to the beach.

    Photo courtesy of Florblanca Resort

  • Gisele Bündchen & Tom Brady: Costa Rica

    Gisele Bündchen & Tom Brady: Costa Rica

    The resort hosts more than a dozen exciting day trips and excursions. Hop on a guided tour of the nearby fishing town of Montezuma and you’ll zoom around back roads on an ATV, hike deep into the tropical forest and swim beneath a waterfall. Experienced surfers will want to catch a helicopter ride to Pavones, home of one of the longest left breaks in the world. If you’re just getting your feet wet, try the hotel’s Surfs Up package for a private surfing lesson.

    Nectar, the resort’s intimate alfresco restaurant, specializes in fresh seafood. To accompany your just-caught meal, you can choose from an extensive sake selection. As you savor the Daily Ceviche, which features the catch of the day marinated in a spicy mix of lime juice, bell pepper and cilantro, enjoy the fluorescent hues of the Pacific sunset — just one of the many natural attractions that give this country its reputation for stunning natural beauty (room rates start at $350 a night; florblanca.com).

    Photo courtesy of Florblanca Resort

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  • Eli Manning & Abby McGrew: Mexico

    Eli Manning & Abby McGrew: Mexico

    Giants quarterback Eli Manning may have been the hero of Super Bowl XLVI, but in April of 2008, he triumphed in a trickier game — love — when he wed college sweetheart Abby McGrew. Attended by their friends and families, this perfect team said their “I dos” on the beach at the One&Only Palmilla Resort in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico.

    Located on the tip of the Baja Peninsula, where the Pacific Ocean meets the Sea of Cortez, One&Only offers secluded beaches for lounging, lots of water sports and a fantastic spa. The 172 guest rooms feature spacious verandas with large daybeds and telescopes for whale-watching and stargazing, as well as personal butler service and a daily delivery of fresh fruit. Resort amenities include three restaurants, two tennis courts, two pools and a golf course.

    Photo courtesy of One&Only Resorts

  • Eli Manning & Abby McGrew: Mexico

    Eli Manning & Abby McGrew: Mexico

    Start off your day at the spa with an hour-long pedicure that features a leisurely massage. Next, head to one of the private coves to relax together and listen to the crashing waves. The best part: The beach butler, at your disposal all day via cell phone, will deliver food, drinks and most anything else you may desire.

    Now it’s time for an adventure! Explore the surrounding mountainous desert terrain in a Hummer, or go deep-sea fishing — a popular sport in the region.

    At the end of the day, dine at Agua, a Mexiterranean (Mexican and North African) eatery known for such specialties as Moroccan lamb tagine served with artichokes, sun-dried tomatoes, goat cheese and raz alhanout sauce. Finally, toast your love with a Mexican wine (rates start at $500 a night; oneandonlyresorts.com).

    Photo courtesy of One&Only Resorts

  • Mariah Carey & Nick Cannon: Bahamas

    Mariah Carey & Nick Cannon: Bahamas

    With over 100 miles of pink sand beaches, sparkling blue-green water and loads of private places, Eleuthera, an island in the Bahamas, is a location seemingly made-to-order for the marriage of a diva. No wonder that singer Mariah Carey and actor Nick Cannon chose to host an intimate wedding celebration at the pop star’s private villa there.

    Consider basing your stay in a private villa, too — try the Powell Pointe Resort at Cape Eleuthera, a gated community with 37 luxury homes and 30 traditional Bahamian oceanfront villas, all of which provide panoramic views of Exuma Sound’s transparent turquoise waters. Stay in one of the homes and enjoy colonial-style furnishings, like four-poster beds and tables fashioned from dark wood. Each house — whether beachfront or ocean view — offers decks and patios furnished with cozy rattan couches.

    Photo courtesy of Cape Eleuthera

  • Mariah Carey & Nick Cannon: Bahamas

    Mariah Carey & Nick Cannon: Bahamas

    Guests have access to all amenities, including the marina with a dive and snorkel center, two restaurants, a cute island shop and daily housekeeping services. Also available on site: massages, sunset cruises and private beach picnics. If you crave seafaring adventures, head to the marina, where you can try your hand at reeling in bonefish, marlin and tuna. The Powell Pointe coves are considered one of the Caribbean’s best locations for deep-sea fishing. Or snorkel among the coral reefs and observe parrotfish, turtles and dolphins. Divers will want to explore centuries-old shipwreck sites. On land, check out the Glass Window Bridge, a 30-foot wide rock formation that spans the narrowest section of this slender isle and affords breathtaking ocean views. You can also take a guided nature walk, where you may spot more than 100 species of birds, including the rare Bahamas Parrot.

    Powell Pointe’s laid-back Barracuda Beach Bar & Grille serves up the island’s freshest seafood. Try the Cape Eleuthera Lobster Tail, seasoned with the chef’s own blend of spices. After dinner, satisfy your sweet tooth with the tropical tastes of rum cake and key lime pie at the Bahamas Coffee Company bakery. Then take part in Eleuthera’s favorite pastime: sitting on a starlit beach and listening to the water lapping softly on the sand (villa rental rates start at $400 a night; capeeleuthera.com).

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  • Giuliana DePandi & Bill Rancic: Italy

    Giuliana DePandi & Bill Rancic: Italy

    Arbiter of celebrity gossip Giuliana DePandi of E! News made her own headlines in September 2007 when she married The Apprentice’s Bill Rancic. The couple wed on the isle of Capri, off the coast of Italy. The venue — The Grand Hotel Quisisana, is located steps from the famous town square, La Piazzetta. From the moment you enter the 148-room hotel, it’s easy to see its star appeal: The lobby boasts marble floors, crystal chandeliers, plush white sofas and large windows with views of the pool and gardens.

    Guest rooms feature brightly-colored tiled floors that beautifully accent stark white walls. Each of the hotel’s 15 suites offer vaulted ceilings, a cozy living room and a Jacuzzi. The terrace is the perfect spot to linger over breakfast and admire the Faraglioni, a group of imposing rocks that rise above the sea, in the distance.

    Photo courtesy of Grand Hotel Quisisana

  • Giuliana DePandi & Bill Rancic: Italy

    Giuliana DePandi & Bill Rancic: Italy

    Get pampered at the hotel’s luxurious, full-service spa, which is equipped with Turkish whirlpools, a sauna, a fitness center and a beauty salon. Indulge in the 60-minute Vivifying Treatment, a body wrap that uses white clay, aromatherapeutic balsam and essential oils; it concludes with an energizing massage (treatment costs about $205 a person).

    As for activities, explore the Blue Grotto, an ancient underwater cavern, visit the ruins of Villa Jovis atop Mount Tiberio, the highest point on the island’s eastern side, or pick out some treasures at local jewelry boutiques. When you’ve worked up an appetite, make your way to the hotel’s Quisi Restaurant, where you can order champagne cocktails infused with fresh strawberries and savor entrées like homemade tortelli with smoked eggplant and lobster. The finishing touch on your romantic dinner? Live piano music — now that’s amore (rates start at $518 a night, including breakfast; quisisana.com).

    Photo courtesy of Grand Hotel Quisisana

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  • Gwen Stefani & Gavin Rossdale: New York

    Gwen Stefani & Gavin Rossdale: New York

    As glamorous, posh and A-List as its clientele, New York City’s iconic Carlyle, A Rosewood Hotel has been hosting an endless array of sophisticated guests for decades. Among those who have been spotted in the gilded hallways are every American president since Truman, Gwen Stefani and Gavin Rossdale, Victoria and David Beckham and Swiss tennis phenomenon Roger Federer, who has a suite named in his honor. Impeccable service, sumptuous accommodations and an enviable location on Manhattan’s tony Upper East Side are all hallmarks of the stately hotel.

    Photo courtesy of Rosewood Hotels and Resorts

  • Gwen Stefani & Gavin Rossdale: New York

    Gwen Stefani & Gavin Rossdale: New York

    Common areas, including the grand marble lobby, popular Bemelmans Bar and famed Café Carlyle, boast an Art Deco décor in homage to the hotel’s beginnings in 1930. Check out a jazz performance in the Café, savor high tea in the deep-red-walled Gallery and enjoy feeling like royalty — the crowns of Spain, England and Greece have all rested here — with a stay in one of the Carlyle’s 188 guest rooms.

    Photo courtesy of Rosewood Hotels and Resorts

  • Gwen Stefani & Gavin Rossdale: New York

    Gwen Stefani & Gavin Rossdale: New York

    Each suite offers classic furnishings with Limoges china finishes, high-thread-count bed linens and most boast sweeping Central Park views. Staff is on call 24-7 to fulfill your every whim, including in-room dining at any hour — this is the city that never sleeps, after all. And while pampering is de rigueur throughout the storied building, no spot is more so than the jewel-box spa, which offers a host of traditional relaxation treatments including the Turkish-based Hammam, a water and clay cleansing ritual.

    Photo courtesy of Rosewood Hotels and Resorts

  • Gwen Stefani & Gavin Rossdale: New York

    Gwen Stefani & Gavin Rossdale: New York

    Start spreading the news: The sparkling New York City views from the Carlyle, A Rosewood Hotel are as iconic as the hotel itself.

    Photo courtesy of Rosewood Hotels and Resorts

  • Gwen Stefani & Gavin Rossdale: New York

    Gwen Stefani & Gavin Rossdale: New York

    Enjoy Sunday brunch—praised for eggs Benedict and the lobster omelet — and you may spy some famous faces among the dramatic floral arrangements in the formal Carlyle Restaurant. Complete your fairytale stay with a romantic ride around leafy Central Park in a horse-drawn carriage (room rates start at $800 a night; thecarlyle.com).

    Photo courtesy of Rosewood Hotels and Resorts

  • Sean Parker & Alexandra Lenas: Big Sur, California

    Sean Parker & Alexandra Lenas: Big Sur, California

    Understated and nautral aren't the adjectives one generally uses for the Palo Alto powerhouse and Napster cofounder Sean Parker. But when it came to staging an elborate wedding to his longtime partner and mother of his child, singer-songwriter Alexandra Lenas, that's exactly what Parker looked for in a venue. (Well, that and its ability to be morphed into a fantastical wonderland in homage to Game of Thrones). Big Sur's Ventana Inn & Spa is a sunny, sprawling 243-acre property overlooking the glistening Pacific Ocean. 

    Photo courtesy of Ventana Inn & Spa

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  • Sean Parker & Alexandra Lenas: Big Sur, California

    Sean Parker & Alexandra Lenas: Big Sur, California

    The luxurious, au naturel setting — 60 rooms scattered among relatively untouched hills and meadows — gives the resort a distinctly haute-hippie vibe befitting its Cali locale. And its freewheeling mix of simple and sumptuous is surely what attracted A-list vegetarian brides Anne Hathaway and Natalie Portman to host their own weddings at this romantic hideaway.

    The resort's architecture and decor celebrate the purity of the setting, with cedar wood walls, stone floors and accents and oversize windows. The main restaurant, a renowned epicenter of farm-to-table cuisine, has a rustic-luxe barn setting. And the intimate spa embraces the wilderness feel with pampering treatments that feature the herbal bounty of the surrounding area.

    Photo courtesy of Ventania Inn & Spa

  • Sean Parker & Alexandra Lenas: Big Sur, California

    Sean Parker & Alexandra Lenas: Big Sur, California

    Accommodations, which are divided among standard rooms, suites and cottage villas, all boast deep soaking tubs, private decks or balconies and sweeping canyon, forest, meadow or ocean views. All rooms also come equipped with walking sticks and other gear, useful for wandering around the stunning property or exploring neighboring hiking trails on guided excursions.

    Other outdoor pursuits include horseback riding, cycling, boating and hanging out at Carmel River State Beach. Visits to Hearst Castle, Point Sur Lighthouse or strolling among the srea shops are also popular (room rates start at $350 a night and include breakfast; ventanainn.com).

    Photo courtesy of Ventana Inn & Spa