Spring is on the horizon, so why not celebrate with a trip? We’ve found some great deals for destination weddings, honeymoons or weekend getaways. Read on for a little inspiration.
Enjoy a “whale of a deal” in Mendocino
The Brewery Gulch Inn, a bed and breakfast in Mendocino Country, Calif. has a great new offer. The “Whale of a Deal” package gives guests who stay for three nights complimentary tickets to a whale watching tour. Rates start at $245 per night. Or you can split your stay between Brewery Gulch and The Madrones hotel with the “Land & Sea” package. This includes two nights at The Madrones, two nights at the Brewery Gulch Inn, two dinners, a winery tour, an outrigger canoeing or whale watching exursion and more for $1,425 per couple. For more information, visit brewerygulchinn.com.
Visit New Zealand, “The Bachelor” style
Air New Zealand is giving you the chance to recreate the trip shown on “The Bachelor.” There are two package options, a 16-day and 11-day, and each includes airfare, hotel rooms and a chance to see some amazing New Zealand sights like the Hobbiton Movie Set, Lake Taupo and Huka Falls via floatplane and more. Visit airnewzealand.com for more details.
Take an intimate African safari
The Africa Adventure Company has a few new trips planned for 2014, including 7-day, small group trip to Zimbabwe and Botswana, a 12-day flying safari through Namibia and treks through Tanzania, South Africa, Madagascar and more. For more information about the Africa Adventure Company, visit their website at africa-adventure.com.
Get married at “America’s Best All-Around Beach”
The Naples Beach Hotel & Golf Club, situated on what the Travel Channel says is “America’s Best All-Around Beach,” is offering discounts for weddings booked by May 1, 2014 and held before February 28, 2015. For weddings of $15,00 or more you can choose three discounts, either 5 percent off food at one event, 10 percent off food with two events, 10 percent off the ceremony package, or complimentary presentation menus, aisle markers or signature cocktails. For more information, visit NaplesBeachHotel.com.
Have your wedding and honeymoon in the picturesque Cotswolds
Ellenborough Park, a five-star 16th century manor house in the Cotswolds, is offering a “Lady and Lord Weddingmoon” package. You and your guests can stay there for the weekend and enjoy afternoon tea, games of polo and croquet and more. Then after the wedding the newlyweds can stay at the manor house and enjoy a complimentary spa package and relax in the English countryside. For more information, visit ellenboroughpark.com.
Take advantage of a new beachside wedding venue
Atlantis, Paradise Island in The Bahamas has just opened a new wedding venue called Ocean’s Edge. It’s perched on a sand dune and includes an open-air pavilion, beach deck overlooking the ocean and an event lawn, so couples can have their ceremony and reception in the same ocean-view spot with more than 200 people. Atlantis has also recently launched an online honeymoon registry, honeymoon packages and a Hindu weddings program. For more information on weddings at Atlantis, visit loveatlantis.com.
Get your groom in gear at The St. Regis
The St. Regis Atlanta is going out of its way to pamper grooms with its “Suiting Up with Sid Groomsmen Experience.” The package begins at $1,500 and includes a steam room experience, style consultation, bourbon tasting and light snacks for the groom and his groomsmen. And not to leave the brides out, The St. Regis Atlanta is also working with legendary cake designer Sylvia Weinstock to create bespoke designs. For more information, visit stregisatlanta.com.
Keep the romance going beyond Valentine’s Day
Hilton hotels in the Caribbean and Latin America are offering romantic perks like an interactive wedding planning website for El San Juan Resort and Casino and vow renewal packages that include everything from event planner services to receptions for 15 guests and ocean view suites. Visit Hilton Los Cabos Beach & Golf Resort and DoubleTree Resort Puntarenas for information on vow renewal packages and more.
Say “I do” in a palace
The New York Palace in Manhattan has recently undergone a $140 million renovation and to celebrate their new look they’re offering The New York Palace Wedding Package. The bride and groom will get two complimentary nights in a Tower Corner suite with either early arrival or late checkout, in-room champagne and chocolate covered strawberries and a personal butler. It also includes a complimentary upgrade to a Tower room for the bride and groom’s parents and a special group rate for wedding guests. The package starts at $275 per person with a minimum of 100 guests. For more information, visit newyorkpalace.com.