4 Wedding Locales That Will Rule the New Year
December 14, 2017
If you dream of hosting THE celebration of 2018, congrats! We know just where to start. Because today we're turning to our friends at SPG Weddings for four awesome locales perfect for hosting your Big Day - and we know you're going to love every. last. one. From seaside resorts to picturesque hotels with a little side of princess, start planning your 2018 bash below.

Why we love it: The Westin Cape Coral Resort at Marina Village is sort of the end-all, be-all of wedding resorts. With venues that feature floor-to-ceiling windows, fairy tale-esque balconies and stunning views of the Gulf of Mexico, that glam celebration you've always wanted is definitely there for the taking. We love the luxe accommodations (hello seaside pool), lineup of fun activities (think zoos, farm tours, parks and more) and two fabulous restaurant options; we're especially obsessed with their brand new ballroom that can host as many as 750 guests. Plus, you can even arrive by helicopter. Now THAT'S an entrance.

What you can't miss: It's all about the Tarpon Point Marina with everything from kayaking to fishing charters to boat rentals on the menu. You can even take a complimentary water taxi to the beach for some pre or post-wedding rest and relaxation. This is a place that is made for wedding AND water lovers.

Why we love it: It doesn't get much more amazing than Old Québec City, and the Four Points by Sheraton Québec Resort's convenient locale to downtown makes it easy to explore anything and everything in this historic community - you can even take a free shuttle from the resort. But when you're not bopping around one of the coziest + prettiest places on earth, you can play a round of golf at the beautiful 18-hole Golf de la Faune course, take advantage of the nearby recreational tours or spa the day away at La Faune Spa et Détente. And your wedding? Well, they have that covered, too, with over 7,000 square feet of flexible space, so you can host up to 288 guests and show off those beautiful views.

What you can't miss: Two words: Ice Hotel. Yep, it's an entire hotel made of ice that your guests will absolutely love to explore with guided tours that end at an ice bar where you can sip your fave libation in a glass made of - you guessed it - ice. Talk about the perfect way to welcome all of your loved ones to your celebration - and the Four Points by Sheraton Québec Resort has packages that make it so, so easy to visit.

Why we love it: If you've never had the pleasure of visiting Charlotte, North Carolina, we insist you make the trip. Because this beautiful city is basically made for marrying, and The Ballantyne, a Luxury Collection Hotel is the place to do it. With stunning indoor and outdoor ceremony and reception spaces, yummy menu options and an entire list of resort amenities that are sure to keep your guests happy (hey there spa, golf and nearby shopping), you'll be bopping around the breathtaking grounds like the Cinderella you always knew you were. Oh, and did we mention the elegant ballrooms and outdoor ceremony space? So good.

What you can't miss: The Cottage at Ballantyne. This sweet little spot is located just mere minutes from The Ballantyne Hotel and can provide you and yours with the privacy you'll be craving... OR you can take advantage of that last hurrah with your besties. Bonus? You'll have access to a golf cart and concierge, so you are truly just a quick trip from your loved ones. We adore the princess vibes (your very own cottage?!?)... and the coziness.

Why we love it: There are seaside resorts, and then there is The Westin Hilton Head Island Resort & Spa, a little slice of wedding heaven located just steps from the Atlantic Ocean. We're all about the coastal chic decor (and 5,000 square feet of space that can host up to 220 guests!) of the Grand Ocean Terrace and the glass walls that slide open to a full-length balcony with water views for days. Your guests will be totally blown away by the scenery, not to mention the stone patio with fireplace. Oh, and did we mention that The Westin Hilton Head Island Resort & Spa is a AAA Four Diamond Award-winning resort that is also home to a beautiful beach, three pools and ballrooms with space for 416? Your nearest and dearest will have plenty to do when they aren't celebrating your nuptials, including honing their golf and tennis skills at the nearby Port Royal Golf & Racquet Club.

What you can't miss: The Heavenly Spa by Westin. Smack-dab in the midst of gorgeous gardens and lagoons, the spa is just what you'll need pre and post-wedding with a never-ending list of services that will help you unwind and relax, from nine treatment rooms to whirlpool tubs to an awesome sauna. Even better? Their amazing spa team will come to your room the day of your wedding, making all of your wedding prep seriously simple and sans any stress. We love that.

For even more info on these and many more beautiful properties, visit SPG Weddings. Happy planning in 2018!