World’s Most Colorful Wedding Venues
Deciding on a palette should be no problem at any of these Kodachromeworthy spots, but you’ll have to resist the urge to shout, “I hue!”
Rosas & Xocolate
Where: Mérida, Mexico
This azalea-pink Spanish colonial mansion is right at home in Mérida’s pastel-washed historic town center on the Yucatán Peninsula. Inside, the 17 guest rooms are filled with solid cedar woodwork and painted tile floors. Public areas are perfecto for hosting events of up to 180 people, and no one will go to bed hungry after feasting on guava purée-topped chicken and sugared papaya with ice cream from the hotel’s eponymous restaurant, known as one of Mexico’s best.
Book It: Reception rates from $50 per person and room rates from $245 a night,
The Soho Hotel
Amid Soho’s hive of stylish bars and restaurants, all connected by cobblestone lanes, this Kit Kemp-designed spot is furnished in pinks, greens, yellows, and purples—a unique combination that is remarkably chic. The event spaces for weddings fit up to 50 guests, are wallpapered in graphic prints, and come with sleek furniture. All you need are simple flowers to add a touch of elegance. What’s for dinner? A proper English menu that includes grilled Dover sole and beef with mustard mash.
Book It: Venue rental from $290 per hour and room rates from $730 a night, firmdalehotels.com.
Suján Rajmahal Palace
Where: Jaipur, India
The 1720s palace of Jaipur’s royal family is now a brand-new 30-suite jewel box of a hotel. Papered in 48 different historically inspired motifs, rooms feature intricate patterns in shades ranging from bright blue to magenta. The walls set the luxe scene, but floor-to-ceiling mirrors and crystal chandeliers definitely play a part, too. So do the tropical gardens, where up to 300 guests can begin a balmy Indian night with a ceremony and cocktails, followed by a feast on the 2.5-acre lawn.
Book It: Weddings must book the entire hotel (inquire for venue and meal rates), room rates from $530 a night, sujanluxury.com.
Where: Palm Springs, CA
Taking black-and-white portraits is out of the question at this Crayola-centric former motel, which is situated in plain sight of the scenic San Jacinto mountains. Hold a ceremony and cocktail hour on the courtyard’s lawn, then have up to 200 people in one of the ballrooms for tapas, scallops, and ibérico pork by James Beard Award-winning chef Jose Garces. The 244 rooms are reasonably priced (and candy-colored on the inside, too), and with about 350 sunny days a year, rainy weather concerns are nearly moot.
Book It: Venue rental from $1,500, reception rates from $45 per person, and room rates from $189 a night, thesaguaropalmsprings.com.
Where: St. Barts, Caribbean
Sure, the 30 rooms and 37 suites at this recently renovated hotel are outfitted with turquoise bedding, coral throw pillows, and lavender headboards—but your real palette moment will come when you say “I do” against the backdrop of the Grand Cul-de-Sac’s crystal-clear blue lagoon. Post-vows, up to 120 of you and yours will wander over for cocktails and dinner at the property’s poolside restaurant, which is named—what else?—Indigo.
Book It: Wedding rates upon request, leguanahani.com.
G&V Royal Mile
Where: Edinburgh, Scotland
Formerly the Hotel Missoni, the interiors of this 136-room five-star stay are just as pattern-on-pattern-ed as you’d imagine. That extends to the Tartan room, where red chairs jump out against black-and-white striped carpet and polka dot napkins. Finish the look with bright buds and centerpieces for an intimate dinner for 40, or a cocktail reception for 75.
Book It: Wedding rates upon request, quorvuscollection.com.
The Green Building
Where: Brooklyn, NY
The outside of this former brass foundry in Carroll Gardens is a striking split-pea shade. The inside is an exposed-beam, brick-walled wonder for 160 of your nearest and dearest to dine at long farm tables and dance under the four chandeliers. On warm nights, wander through the roll-up gate, or in the chillier months, hunker down in the space’s private speakeasy bar for a quick celebratory newlywed sip before you join your party.
Book It: Wedding rates from $6,100, thegreenbuildingnyc.com.
The Madonna Inn
Where: San Luis Obispo, CA
The Gay 90s Room at the overly-decorated (in a great, kitschy way) Madonna Inn has everything you’ll need for a 150-person raucous bash: pink chairs, golden mirrors, and access to the main dance floor, where red chandeliers hang above gold curtains and a carpeted stage. (There’s a piano, too!) And just because we’d be foolish to not include this detail, the tennis courts on the property are an electric fuchsia.
Book It: Venue rental $450 for four hours, madonnainn.com.
The Royal Hawaiian Resort
Where: Oahu, HI
You and your guests will be tickled pink as you exchange vows against the backdrop of this Spanish-Moorish-style building set on ten acres of Waikiki beachfront. Book the Ocean Lawn and Terrace for views of both the sand and the rose-colored property; or both the Coconut Grove or Helumoa Gardens for a secluded ceremony.
Book It: Wedding rates upon request, royal-hawaiian.com.
The Resort at Paws Up
Where: Greenough, MT
A white dress is the ideal POC (pop of color) against the emerald barn on this idyllic ranch that’s delightfully in the middle of nowhere. Square dance the night away with 120 loved ones in the airy space, then mosey over to the main property, where everyone can choose from the 28 vacation homes and 30 glamping tents on site.
Book It: Reception rates from $250 per person, pawsup.com.
Where: White Sulphur Springs, WV
You’ll want to Instagram every angle of this National Historic landmark, which has played host to guests—including 26 Presidents—since 1778. The teal-and-white striped columns! The rosebud wallpaper! The seafoam curtains! And then there’s the salmon-pink walls of the Cameo Ballroom, where you’ll celebrate your newlywed status with a dance underneath a 9-foot crystal chandelier.
Book It: Wedding rates from $2,000 and room rates from $209, greenbrier.com.