What wedding dreams are made of - these are the 10 most popular wedding venues in the world

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Craving a destination wedding? Here are some of the most popular destinations around the globe.
Craving a destination wedding? Here are some of the most popular destinations around the globe.
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  • Planning a destination wedding but not sure where to go? These spots seem to be the most popular online.
  • Wedding finance experts at money.co.uk did some research to find out which locations around the globe were most popular for weddings. 
  • The team gathered data from TripAdvisor and Instagram to put together their list.

If you're yearning for a destination wedding but you're not sure where you'd like to go, perhaps this list could help point you in the right direction. 

Wedding finance experts at money.co.uk investigated which locations around the world seemed to be the most popular with people online.

The team gathered their data from reviews on TripAdvisor, which mentioned "weddings" the most in cities across the globe, partnering that up with the number of hashtags each venue had on Instagram to reveal which spots were the most popular. 

Okay, we'll admit, it's not the most scientific of methods, but since so many people share their opinions and thoughts online, it's still worth a look. 

Here's what they came up with for their top ten list. 

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The 10 most popular wedding venues around the globe:

10. Hotel Monteleone, New Orleans, USA

According to their website, the hotel is the "first choice when it comes to locations for wedding reception venues in New Orleans."

"Our hotel guests often comment on the exceptional detail and quality of our reception ballrooms. The French Quarter provides the most elegant backdrop for a quintessential New Orleans wedding reception."

9. Titanic Beach Lara, Antalya, Turkey

Situated amid the sandy beaches of Lara, on the Mediterranean coast of Turkey, the Titanic Beach Lara resort offers brides the option of an indoor wedding inside their incredible ballroom or an outdoor wedding poolside or in a garden setting. 

"Titanic Beach Lara has all the potential for a perfect wedding with its impressive architecture, indoors -- outdoors alternatives suitable for different concepts, organizational experience and near the city positioning. Brides who want to enjoy the night wedding decorated with dreamy stars can choose from one of the alternatives of poolside or garden wedding concept, and brides who want to enjoy a ballroom wedding can prefer a chic and elegant ballroom concept," their website explains. 

8. Hotel Emma at Pearl, San Antonio, USA

This venue promises brides a special day aided by their "gorgeous spaces, South Texas hospitality, professional staff and food and refreshments exemplary of Pearl's status as a culinary destination."

The hotel offers both indoor and outdoor wedding locations. 

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7. The Savoy, London, England

"With its rich and colourful history, The Savoy has hosted the most elegant parties and glittering events since opening in 1889. Today it remains the London wedding venue of choice for the most stylish and memorable occasions, combining timeless glamour with modern luxury," a note on their website reads.

6. San Francisco City Hall, San Francisco, USA

The hall offers couples the option of a one-hour wedding, two-wedding or an evening wedding, each at different costs.

"Be it a one-hour wedding on the Mayor's Balcony with stunning views of the Grand Staircase or an evening wedding with dinner and dancing under the ornate dome of the Rotunda; you'll have the experience of a lifetime saying 'I do' in this historic landmark," the website reads.

5. The Celtic Manor Resort, Newport, Wales

The venue promises to deliver the wedding of your dreams, with different packages available -- whether you want something small and intimate or you've always dreamed of having a large outdoor gathering. 

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4. W Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain

The hotel prides itself on being the only one in Barcelona with direct access to the beach. If that's not enough to sell you on the venue, how about this sales pitch found on their site?

"When you wed at W Barcelona, you'll enjoy exclusive Whatever/Whenever® service, so your wedding experience is exactly how you've always imagined. A perfect evening reception in a privileged location? A flavoursome banquet in a modern atmosphere? A happy ceremony next to the beach? Everything is possible. Whatever you want, whenever you want it."

3. Claridge's, London, England

Take a trip back in time with this venue that is rich in history. 

"The grandest celebrations begin in the ballroom -- where the exuberance of the Roaring Twenties lives on through carefully restored art deco features and beautifully crafted details that nod to the golden age. Whether it's a lavish wedding breakfast or an intimate ceremony, just for two, we will set the scene perfectly for your special day," the website reads.

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2. Moana Surfrider, A Westin Resort & Spa, Waikiki Beach, Honolulu, USA

Did someone say wedding in Hawaii? Yes, please. This resort in Honolulu promises to deliver a tropical wedding that dreams are made of. 

Their historic wedding venue in the heart of Waikiki first started hosting weddings in 1901. 

"Today, a fine balance of Victorian-era style combined with the latest in Westin hospitality makes Moana Surfrider, A Westin Resort & Spa, Waikiki Beach, an inspired venue for your wedding or reception in Honolulu, Oahu," the website reads.

1. Casa Loma, Toronto, Canada

What could be grander than tying the knot in a castle?

Completed in 1914, Casa Loma is a museum-style castle surrounded by beautiful gardens. 

"This historical landmark is one of North America's only castles and offers a one-of-a-kind backdrop for any event space in Toronto."

So, there you have it, the ten most popular wedding venues around the globe, according to this study. 

It's worth noting that the money.co.uk article also separately lists the most popular venues in Australia and New Zealand, North America and Canada, as well as Europe, using the same method to collect data as they do with the global ranking. 

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