Book Your Wedding at These Hotels for a Free (or Discounted) Honeymoon
Organizing a destination wedding is overwhelming, and it can be especially difficult when you've got another trip to plan. Why not optimize your pre-wedding prep by handling both getaways—your destination wedding and honeymoon—at once? The following locations offer monetary incentives for booking the two things together. Saving time and money? Count us in.
Rosewood Hotels & Resorts
Rosewood Hotels & Resorts, which has almost 40 luxury hotel and resorts around the world, offers a Perfect Match program for newlyweds: Spend more than $30,000 on your wedding at one of 11 participating locations and receive two complimentary nights for your honeymoon. After that, you'll get 10 percent off the best available rate for each additional night booked. Among the hotels you can choose from: Mayakoba and San Miguel de Allende, in Mexico, plus Virgin Gorda's Little Dix Bay (reopening in December after a major refresh) and Jumby Bay in Antigua. Added perks include a private dinner, Champagne on arrival, and take-home monogrammed pillowcases—plus stationery to write personal letters to each other that will be mailed by the property on your first anniversary.
The only year-round luxury resort in Montauk, Gurney's offers bridal spa services for some pre-wedding pampering before your celebration at one of its six on-site venues (including a roof deck with views of the Atlantic). After, you'll receive a free three-night stay at the brand's newest property, Gurney’s Newport in Rhode Island, which offers weekend yoga, bike rentals, and wine tastings.
The Ritz-Carlton New York, Westchester
Located a half-hour away from midtown Manhattan, the Ritz-Carlton New York, Westchester currently has a too-good-to-be-true "Honeymoon on Us" deal. Couples who spend $25,000, $30,000, or $50,000 on food and beverage at their wedding reception receive a three-, five-, or seven-night stay at their choice of Ritz-Carlton hotels and resorts in the U.S., Caribbean, and Mexico, along with a $500 airfare credit. Good luck deciding between the amazing options, including properties in Los Cabos, Puerto Rico, Lake Tahoe, and Georgia's Lake Oconee.
Looking for luxury in the heart of South America? Couples who marry at one of the art-centric Vik Retreats receive a free night at another for their honeymoon. And, with four lodges to choose from—Bahia Vik José Ignacio in Uruguay has 11 beach bungalows, while Viña Vik Millahue in Chile is set in the middle of a vineyard—you're sure to find your dream getaway.
Estancia La Jolla and Ko'a Kea
Garden Court Hotel, Palo Alto, and Vincci Hotels, Spain
The elegant, 62-room Garden Court Hotel offers a deal where couples are given a five-night stay at any Vincci Hotel in Spain if they book a wedding with more than 75 guests. A few honeymoon-worthy destinations include the Vincci Palace in beach-y Valencia; the Vincci Gala in Barcelona; and Vincci Selección Posada del Patio in Málaga's historic center. Can't honeymoon right away? This deal is available through your first year of marriage and ends on your anniversary date.
When you spend $15,000 on your wedding at any Omni resort, you'll earn a complimentary stay at one of 14 premier destinations, ranging from a tropical getaway at the Omni Cancun Hotel and Villas in Mexico to a relaxing New England retreat at the Omni Mount Washington Resort in New Hampshire. Depending on which location you choose, you and your sweetheart can receive a daily breakfast for two, a $50 spa credit, and a welcome amenity upon arrival.
Vidanta, a luxury hotel group based in Mexico, offers a five-day, four-night honeymoon at any of their seven resort destinations when you spend $25,000 on your wedding. You can relax in paradise at Vidanta Acapulco, do yoga on the beach at Vidanta Mazatlán, or tan on the sundeck at Vidanta Puerto Vallarta.
Westin Los Cabos Resort Villas & Spa, Mexico
Couples who reserve 10 or more rooms for a minimum of three nights during a destination wedding at the beachfront getaway receive a free two-night honeymoon (or one-year anniversary) stay at one of four locations: Westin St. John in the U.S. Virgin Islands; Westin Lagunamar in Cancun; Sheraton Vistana Villages; and Sheraton Vistana Resort in Orlando. Or, just return to Los Cabos to relax by the infinity pool, watch whales in the Pacific Ocean, and get a massage at the spa.
Kimpton Hotel Marlowe, Boston
Depending on how much you spend on food and beverage at this property in downtown Boston, you can pick from a tiered menu of perks that includes a two-night stay at any Kimpton hotel, two monogrammed bathrobes and couples' massages, and a cocktail hour champagne bar for the big day: spend $10,000 to $14,000 and get one perk; $15,000 to $19,999 for two perks; $20,000 to $24,999 and get three perks; and $25,000 or more for four perks. And with vacation properties like the new Rowan Palm Springs and Seafire Resort + Spa in Grand Cayman, there are plenty of amazing honeymoon-worthy spots to choose from.