5 Southern Destinations for a Grand Minimoon

No matter where you tie the knot, celebrating with some Southern charm is irresistible. Before you pull out all the stops planning your honeymoon, take a peek at these luscious Southern resorts for a weekend minimoon you won’t forget. Sometimes living the simple life is all you need for a newlywed vacay.

Natalie Watson 

Blackberry Farm – Walland, TN

On the edge of Great Smoky Mountains National Park sits the most relaxing getaway you could dream of. With an assortment of historic rooms, suites, and cottages to choose from, Blackberry Farm offers an exorbitant amount of creature comforts in a classic setting.

And if you’re a foodie, your minimoon search might be over. Here at the farm, you can book private wine tastings, whiskey tastings, culinary classes, and even shadow a chef for a day. Every meal here is a celebration. What better way to start a new life together?

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Little Palm Island Resort & Spa – Little Torch Key, FL

If life on the water is more your style, this boutique five-star resort on a private island might be more your speed. Just a sliver of sand, Little Palm Island will have you falling in love all over again.

The bungalow suites open out onto sandy beaches where paradise awaits. No matter how you enjoy the island, this is a place to slow down and soak in each other’s company.

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Bohemian Hotel Savannah Riverfront – Savannah, GA

Beloved by tourists and locals alike, this place is a hip hangout for you and your newly officiated love. Let yourself sink into the nautical design as you enjoy a much-needed vacation.

The hotel itself is second only to the riverfront festivities. With bedrooms and lounges filled with unique paintings, chandeliers and gallery pieces from international artists, strolling the halls is an amazing experience. This is the place to be if you want to sip cocktails from the rooftop and lounge by the water.

Taylor Lord

Travaasa Austin – Austin, TX

Continue the celebration after the reception is over by staying at the Travaasa Austin. This place is home to some serious rustic romance.

There’s nothing you can’t do here. Soak, swim, steam, ride, garden, dance, eat, drink, and be merry. It’s like a Texas fairy tale come to life. You and your honey can revel in activities like trail riding, sketching, bird-watching, cooking, and anything else you can think of. For the adventurers and memory-makers, this all-inclusive minimoon is just a short flight away.

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Melrose Mansion – New Orleans, LA

The home of infinite culture, cuisine, and cute photo ops, New Orleans has the power to make a romantic weekend getaway even more lovely. For a couple of classic lovebirds, staying in a historic Victorian-era mansion is the start of a wondrous weekend.

Since Melrose Mansion is centrally located, you can play the tourist or the local as you wander the streets and explore every neighborhood. Ride the trolly, indulge in beignets, and savor every moment. Your first trip as a married couple is sweeter down by the Bayou.

Style Me Pretty Contributor – Katy Palmer is a casting producer and creative consultant in Denver by way of Los Angeles. When she isn’t working you will find her volunteering at local film festivals, enjoying the Denver comedy scene and supporting other women in media. Connect with her on Instagram @bykatypalmer.