Love Takes Flight: Jetting Off to the Maldives for a Dream Destination Wedding

Once you finally find the one soul you want to spend the rest of your life with, it would make perfect sense to tie the knot somewhere magical. After all, marriage is a special event and (hopefully) a one-in-a-lifetime experience, so where you celebrate, it will remain forever in your hearts and memories. If your dream wedding is that of a fairytale, Maldives should be at the top of your list.

The archipelago of Maldives comprises thousands of islands surrounded by crystalline seas, pristine white sand beaches, and picturesque water villas. You can actually rent a private island, which makes for a breathtaking and romantic venue to utter your vows in the company of your loved ones. Doing so guarantees privacy and tranquillity —along with picture-perfect sea views for your photoshoots—so that the sacred ceremony can be held intimately and serendipitously. After the party, the newlyweds can then ride off into the sunset and watch the pastel colours of the sky turn into dusk while breathing in the pleasant sea breeze.

If you have been on a Maldives guided tour before, you already know the best tourist spots to visit to get a full appreciation of Maldives’ charms. For your dream destination wedding, we will steer clear of such touristy areas. Instead, this guide will enumerate all the lesser-known parts of Maldives that will give you both privacy and picture-perfect views.

Gulhifushi Private Island, Anantara Veli Maldives Resort

The Anantara Veli Maldives Resort is arguably one of the best wedding hotspots in Maldives. It has stunning views, and they rent out a private island where you and your loved ones can celebrate your special day in serendipitous solitude. The Gulhifushi Private Island is just a two-minute pontoon boat ride from the resort. One of the best spots to take a photo here is its long deck extending out over the water, which looks absolutely stunning with the backdrop of the fiery scarlet skies as the sun sets, casting a glimmering sparkle to the surrounding water. It also has oceanfront seating where the guests can enjoy a champagne toast and afterparty dancing. This wedding venue on the private island can accommodate up to 100 guests, and the resort offers complete catering services, a bar, and restrooms.

Conrad Maldives Rangali Island

Conrad Maldives

Saying “I do” amidst the backdrop of the mesmerizing turquoise waters of the Indian Ocean with your family, friends, and guests surrounding you is perhaps the perfect way to hold a wedding.

At Conrad Maldives Rangali Island, you can stick to the traditional beach wedding venue if you like, but you can go down the unusual route of saying your vows beneath an unforgettable seascape at Conrad’s underwater restaurant. The backdrop of the fish swimming around you and your partner while you say “I do” will surely make for a unique and one-of-a-kind wedding photo.

Lily Beach Resort & Spa

Nestled on the stunning Huvahendhoo Island in the Maldives, Lily Beach Resort and Spa is a tropical luxury paradise perfect for a memorable beach wedding. Take the best wedding photos and Say your I dos with the glittering turquoise waters of the Indian Ocean in the background and the warm sunrays caressing your skin. Then, enjoy your honeymoon in their romantic luxury water villa fitted with a private deck, a Jacuzzi plunge pool, and an incredible glass floor entrance that will give you a glimpse of the clear blue ocean water below. They also offer an exclusive wedding package that includes a scrumptious breakfast for two, a spa treatment, and a candlelit dinner.

One & Only Reethi Rah

One & Only Reethi Rah

If you want an intimate wedding ceremony in the traditional Maldivian style, then One & Only Reethi Rah is the perfect place. On this impossibly idyllic private island, you will walk barefoot down a petal-strewn aisle and powder-soft sand while swaying to the rhythmic beat of the traditional bodu beru drum. Here, the island chief presides over the ceremony, and you will exchange vows with the omniscient ocean as your witness. Your guests will also surely enjoy the marquée banquet. One of the best things they offer is a romantic al fresco dinner under the skies on the night of your honeymoon. They also offer spa services, petal showers, and sunset cruises.

Meeru Island Resort

Getting married at the beautiful Meeru Island Resort is perhaps every woman’s dream come true. This island resort is the perfect spot for a scenic Maldives beach wedding, and the cherry on top is that it is one of the more affordable options.

This is the perfect wedding destination if you want to engage in water activities such as scuba diving, snorkelling, hiking, kayaking, and windsurfing for your honeymoon. As for the accommodations, the hotel offers over-the-water bungalows with room service. You can also enjoy a private hot tub on your deck, an infinity pool, as well as direct ocean access.

Details to Consider When Planning Your Beach Wedding In Maldives


Most of the island resorts mentioned above offer a wedding package so that the bride and groom will not have to stress over the small details of the wedding. That said, when choosing the perfect place to exchange your vows, here are the following things you should consider:

Weddings Settings

The first thing you should ask the wedding coordinator is where exactly the wedding will take place. Is it a private island? Or is it on a beach corner of the resort where other hotel guests can watch your wedding? Granted, private islands will definitely be more costly, but if you want it to be an intimate event, then you should clearly specify it and pick the appropriate wedding setting for your special day.


Always inquire if the wedding package already includes a honeymoon for the married couple. Some island resorts already include the honeymoon nights as part of the overall price, while others may require you to purchase another package for the honeymoon.

Package Inclusions

Finally, you should know what your wedding package entails. It would be best to opt for one that covers pretty much every aspect, including the wedding planner.

Take note of the following inclusions when planning a wedding in Maldives:

  • Number of guests that can be accommodated
  • Resort stay for the guests
  • Photographers
  • Ceremony provisions
  • Wedding decorations
  • Bouquets
  • Music and entertainment
  • Wedding host
  • Food
  • Honeymoon suite
For more dream destination ideas why not rent a private island for the ultimate romantic break? 

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