With 2016 underway and many engagements announced, January is the peak month for couples booking their wedding abroad. There’s no better way to beat the winter blues than to look into which exciting destination to get married in. Here are our top weddings abroad destinations for 2016…

Dominican Republic

Known as one of the most affordable destinations in the Caribbean, a week in the Dominican Republic can often be cheaper than a week in Europe! With pristine white sandy beaches and crystal clear waters, the Dominican Republic is perfect for a sand-between-your-toes wedding.

Dreams Punta Cana, Dominican Republic

Dreams Punta Cana is a great choice for both families and couples alike. Located in the popular resort of Punta Cana, this hotel offers a variety of impressive wedding locations.

Malta

Weddings in Malta have been getting more popular in recent years, as couples look for ‘something different’.

Phoenicia Hotel, Malta

The historical capital city of Valletta hosts the amazing Phoenicia Hotel. With its stunning architecture and history it’s an ideal wedding venue, and it’s also just a few hours flight from the UK.

New York

America’s Big Apple is the perfect place to say ‘I Do’ in 2016. Why not take a romantic break in New York and have a wedding with true city chic?

Central Park, New York

Central Park has a host of beautiful wedding locations, including Strawberry Fields, a popular choice for music fans, and also Ladies Pavilion, offering amazing views of the Manhattan Skyline.

Lapland

Lapland will definitely provide the ‘wow factor’ for your wedding guests.

Ice Chapel, Lapland

Arrive by reindeer sleigh to the sparkling ice chapel in Levi, situated by the side of the frozen lake, your pathway softly lit by candlelight. Exchange your vows at the altar made of intricately carved ice and celebrate with a glass of truly ‘chilled’ champagne.

Mexico

With its stunning beaches and renowned quality, 2016 is set to be another big year for Mexico weddings.

Beach Wedding at Azul Fives Hotel, Mexico

Located just 10 minutes from the charming Playa del Carmen, Azul Fives Hotel is noted for enormous suites designed for families and friends, with up to three bedrooms with rooftop decks.

Cyprus

Cyprus is, without doubt, a huge favourite with UK wedding parties, due to its easy accessibility and simple legal process.

Elias Beach Hotel, Cyprus

This winter the Elias Beach Hotel in Limassol is undergoing refurbishment to its Sunset Pier. As an all-inclusive family hotel, this is a great choice for large wedding parties in 2016.

Jamaica

Jamaica provides a real laid-back Caribbean feel, with a range of different venues from a garden gazebo wedding to marrying on Negril’s 7-mile beach.

Beach Wedding in Jamaica

The Azul Sensatori by Karisma offers Gourmet Inclusive dining, which means you can enjoy premium unlimited food and drink around the clock!

Greece

With some amazing wedding locations for couples marrying from the UK, the Greek Islands look set to be an even bigger hit in 2016.

Heliotopos Hotel, Greece

Nowhere provides a better backdrop for your photographs than Santorini, with spectacular views of the Caldera.

Guest post by Helen Doyle of PerfectWeddingsAbroad.co.uk

Images from PerfectWeddingsAbroad.co.uk

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