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Exchange Vows in Paradise: Best Wedding Venues in the Maldives

Powdery white sands off your feet, the shimmering turquoise waters of the Indian ocean surrounding you, and the luxurious overwater villas – the Maldives is probably everyone’s dream destination. A paradise on Earth, indeed, especially for those embarking on a honeymoon. The Maldives is not just a honeymooner’s haven; it is also a dream wedding venue for couples seeking a wedding experience beyond the ordinary. Whether you are looking for a wedding venue for your elegant or boho chic beach wedding, yacht wedding, romantic celebration during sunset, or even an underwater wedding, you can have all this and more in the Maldives. In this article, we will share the most enchanting and sought-after wedding venues in the Maldives, where luxury meets nature in perfect harmony, creating an idyllic backdrop for the most important day of your life.

This post was last updated on 31 August 2023.

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Beach Elegance

1. Patina Maldives

Patina Maldives - Beach Wedding Venue

Breathtaking beach wedding in paradise 

Picture your ideal wedding unfolding against the breathtaking canvas of Patina Maldives, where the pristine shores are gently kissed by crystal-clear turquoise waters. Here, a sun-drenched ceremony, kissed by the warm embrace of the Maldivian sun, transforms into a reality. With vows carried on a gentle breeze over the expansive lagoon, each moment becomes a testament to the unparalleled beauty of your love story.

Whether you envision an intimate gathering or a grand celebration, Patina Maldives’ meticulously crafted wedding packages are designed to cater to your every desire. Offering a seamless blend of romance and luxury in the heart of the Maldives, their packages include wedding essentials such as a master of ceremony, a decorated wedding area with a petal-strewn aisle, a skilled wedding photographer, a beautifully crafted wedding cake, and a decorated golf cart to whisk you away as a newlywed couple. Moreover, these packages are fully customisable, allowing you to add entertainment options like saxophonists, DJs, or a live band to enhance the magic of your special day.

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Wedding venue options for weddings of all kinds

For grand celebrations surrounded by friends and family, Patina Maldives offers 7 other exquisite food and beverage outlets as wedding venues, accommodating banquets for up to 300 guests. However, our top recommendation is the Fari Beach Club, an unparalleled venue known for hosting the Maldives’ most breathtaking sunsets. Boasting a stunning beach bar, lively beats, and positive vibes, the Fari Beach Club sets an idyllic scene. Its iconic swimming pool complements the Michelin-starred inspired menus and world-class cocktails, creating an ambience of unmatched sophistication for your special occasion. Additionally, the beachfront Helios provides an ideal setting for outdoor occasions, offering a perfect blend of natural light and refreshing ocean breezes.

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2. Anantara Kihavah Maldives Villas

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Anantara Kihavah Maldives Villas stands as a quintessential embodiment of the mesmerising beauty that defines the Maldives. Within this idyllic paradise, a beach wedding becomes a reality, as a stretch of pristine shoreline converges with the vast Indian Ocean, while enchanting floral arrangements inspired by the natural beauty of the surroundings set the scene.

In addition to the wedding ceremony itself, Anantara Kihavah Maldives Villas allows you and your partner to toast to your union with champagne and share your wedding cake, all expertly captured by a private photographer to cherish every moment. A starlit sky becomes the backdrop for a romantic “Under the Stars” five-course candlelit dinner on the beach, accompanied by a bottle of wine. Your journey as newlyweds is adorned with the Slumber Guru service by Anantara Spa in your villa, and the indulgence of a romantic floating breakfast in the comfort of your sanctuary. Anantara Kihavah Maldives Villas presents a wedding experience as extraordinary as the destination itself.

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3. Ifuru Island Maldives

Ifuru Island Maldives - Best Wedding Venues in Maldives

Paint your love story in paradise

Ifuru Island offers the perfect setting for intimate beach weddings, where natural beauty and intimacy intertwine to create unforgettable moments. This ethereal island promises the perfect canvas for couples to paint their love story against the backdrop of crystal-clear waters, swaying palms, and golden sunsets. A wedding in paradise, indeed. 

The dedicated team at Ifuru Island Maldives is prepared to create a customised event that surpasses your expectations. Every moment is meticulously crafted to mirror the uniqueness of the love shared by the couple, ensuring an experience that resonates with their hearts.  Imagine a romantic candlelit dinner on the beach, or an intimate gathering with loved ones, all designed to make your wedding celebration truly exceptional. 

Looking for the best deal? Book a 7-night stay at Ifuru Island Maldives and your wedding in paradise becomes a cherished gift! An expert resident planner will oversee all the details for an unforgettable day, featuring a signature cocktail, an elegant venue, a wedding cake, prosecco, a flower bouquet, spa treatment, and more. Valid year-round, this offer extends even into the festive seasons! As one of the newest gems in the Maldives, Ifuru Island ensures an exceptional experience. The intentional resort design fosters connections and friendships among guests, elevating every stay into an opportunity for lasting memories. From unique amenities to a range of sunset suites and villas to exquisite gastronomic choices and the warm and hospitable staff, every element aligns for a truly memorable stay.

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4. Hard Rock Hotel Maldives

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Experience a wedding like no other at Hard Rock Hotel Maldives, where love stories are transformed into timeless classics. Break away from the ordinary and choose to exchange vows with the sun-kissed sand beneath your feet or within the elegant embrace of The Event Hall, nestled at The Marina @ CROSSROADS and framed by mesmerizing Indian Ocean views. Their dedicated planning team ensures that no detail goes unnoticed, making your special day truly exceptional. And if you want to really go out for your wedding in the Maldives, embrace the extraordinary by arriving in style with a speedboat entrance and departing in luxury.

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5. Four Seasons Resort Maldives at Kuda Huraa

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Four Seasons Resort Maldives at Kuda Huraa Wedding

Awarded the prestigious Forbes Five-Star rating for the third consecutive year in 2023, Four Seasons Resort Maldives at Kuda Huraa invites couples to experience a wedding embraced by captivating surroundings and legendary service. Set against the backdrop of a charming Maldivian village oasis, the resort offers diverse wedding venues – from petal-lined aisles on pristine beaches to tropical gardens resonating with island rhythms, or intimate poolside settings. Kuda Huraa’s Maldivian village charm provides an idyllic stage for exchanging vows, where turquoise waters, iconic palm trees, and serene sands frame the moment.

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6. Huvafen Fushi

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Huvafen Fushi – Best Wedding Venue in the Maldives

Tie the knot on the dazzling white sands of your very own paradise hideaway at Huvafen Fushi. It is all about love, beauty, and just the right amount of privacy. Imagine being wrapped in endless blue as you say your ‘I dos’ in the Maldivian sunshine, under the shade of an elegant beach pavilion surrounded by flowers. Following this poignant ceremony, a 4-course dinner awaits at the Salt – a culinary venue positioned serenely over tranquil waters. With a skilful fusion of Japanese gastropub influences and Latin gastronomy, each dish is an ode to the finest ingredients.

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7. Hilton Maldives Amingiri Resort & Spa

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Renewal of Vows – Hilton Maldives Amingiri Resort & Spa

With luxurious beach and overwater villas, each boasting a private pool, Hilton Maldives Amingiri Resort & Spa is your idyllic getaway. Renew your vows with a barefoot beach ceremony, accompanied by an open bar cocktail reception, a gin and tonic cart, and a post-dinner beverage package, all set against the backdrop of this stunning paradise.

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Underwater Romance

8. Niyama Private Islands Maldives

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Best Wedding Venue – Niyama Private Islands Maldives

Experience the epitome of enchantment at Niyama Private Islands Maldives, where your wedding unfolds as a captivating story of surreal beauty. Venture to Subsix, an underwater restaurant to be reached by a speedboat. Descend a grand three-tier staircase, guided by the soft glow of Italian abstract chandeliers resembling luminescent coral. Within this aquatic haven, discover the embrace of the clam-inspired bar’s swooping curves, nestled beneath the gentle sway of capiz shells hanging from above. Furthermore, weddings at Niyama Private Islands Maldives are personalised down to each detail, with a wedding coordinator dedicated from the planning stage up to the ceremony itself. 

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9. Conrad Maldives Rangali Island

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Conrad Maldives Rangali Island Wedding Venues

Celebrate your most special day at Conrad Maldives Rangali Island, home to the world’s first undersea chapel. In the enchanting depths of Ithaa Undersea Restaurant, nestled five meters beneath the surface, let your vows intertwine with the vibrant marine tapestry that surrounds you.

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10. The Residence Maldives

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Weddings at The Residence Maldives

Another perfect venue for your underwater wedding in the Maldives is  The Residence Maldives. Nestled on the pristine island of Falhumaafushi in the world-renowned Gaafu Alifu Atoll, this secluded retreat unveils nature’s beauty as a mesmerizing backdrop to your underwater wedding, where marine life becomes your guests. The underwater wedding package offers not only the ceremony with a skilled photographer, but also a wedding cake and champagne, a sunset cruise adorned with wine and canapés, and a whole lot more to craft a truly unique and unforgettable celebration of love.

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Tropical Paradise

11. Hurawalhi Maldives Resort

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Wedding Venues at Hurawalhi Maldives Resort

Nestled within the pristine Lhaviyani Atoll in the Maldives, Hurawalhi Island Resort stands as an enchanting private haven, much like the unique bond you share with your partner. The resort embodies a seamless fusion of tranquillity and excitement, comfort and adventure, weaving an intricate tapestry of intimacy and thrill that resonates with every aspect of your relationship. Whether you choose to exchange or renew your vows, Hurawalhi provides five stunning wedding venues, each carefully designed to set the perfect stage for a ceremony tailored to your preferences. From serene to extravagant, each choice offers an ideal backdrop for your tropical escape, ensuring a celebration that reflects your love story in the most enchanting way.

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12. Dusit Thani Maldives

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Dusit Thani Maldives – Wedding Venue

Tucked away in the heart of the Indian Ocean, cocooned by ivory beaches and a tranquil turquoise lagoon, Dusit Thani Maldives stands as an epitome of romantic allure. Seamlessly intertwining Thai-inspired elegance and hospitality with modern luxuries, this resort emerges as the perfect wedding venue in the Maldives. Whether your heart leans towards an open-air setting or a captivating restaurant to celebrate your wedding, Dusit Thani Maldives ensures a canvas as exceptional as your love story.

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13. Hideaway Beach Resort and Spa

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Hideaway Beach Resort and Spa -Wedding Venue in the Maldives

Nestled along the tranquil northern shores of the Maldives, Hideaway Beach Resort and Spa offers a luxurious escape accessible by a short seaplane journey from Malé. This idyllic island haven fulfils everything you dream of for your wedding day. The dedicated wedding team orchestrates flawlessly memorable celebrations, crafting enchanting fairy-tale settings that can range from grand celebrations surrounded by loved ones to intimate moments. All beneath the canvas of infinite ocean views and blush-hued sunsets.

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14. Jumeirah Maldives Olhahali Island

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Wedding Venues – Jumeirah Maldives Olhahali Island

Jumeirah Maldives Olhahali Island offers an island villa experience where guests can bask in the glory of white sands or perch above crystal waves. The resort’s idyllic venues serve as canvases for inspired romance on your wedding day, ranging from the inviting white sand beaches kissed by turquoise shores to the breathtaking rooftop terrace of Shimmers. Each location offers vistas that paint a mesmerizing tapestry of the Indian Ocean spilling into the limitless horizon.

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Boho Chic

14. Amilla Maldives Resort and Residences

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Best Wedding Venue – Amilla Maldives Resort and Residences

Discover the magic of Amilla Maldives Resort and Residences, where unforgettable moments and precious memories are waiting to be created. Tucked into the stunning Baa Atoll, this resort offers a special setting that is far from the usual. It has been recognised as one of the Top 10 House Reefs in the Maldives by Travel + Leisure Luxury Awards Asia Pacific 2023, thanks to its beautiful waters and amazing beach – perfect for weddings and special events. Whether you are planning a small wedding dinner, a honeymoon, renewing your vows, or celebrating an anniversary, Amilla’s private luxury wedding packages offer a whole new way to enjoy romantic moments in the Maldives.

From enchanting dining experiences on a secluded sandbank to champagne sunsets aboard traditional ‘dhoni’ cruises, this ultimate celebration of love welcomes up to 12 guests and begins with a bridal buggy whisking you to a beautiful beachside venue, where traditional drummers, a celebrant, and a personal photographer await. After the ceremony, champagne toasts and canapes are savoured, accompanied by an engraved wooden certificate and a decadent wedding cake. The evening unfolds with a five-course dinner on the beach, followed by the perfect romantic turndown service in your Villa.

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15. The Nautilus Maldives

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The Nautilus Maldives – Wedding Venue

In the heart of the Maldives’ mesmerising Baa Atoll, The Nautilus Maldives emerges as an inviting haven. This resort offers guests life’s most precious gifts: the intangible riches of time, freedom, and refuge. For your wedding venue, the resort presents an idyllic haven for your much-awaited union, where a private expanse of white sand beach awaits exclusively for you. Their Boho Beach Wedding package encapsulates effortless elegance, from a ceremony enriched with bodu beru drumming to a sparkling Krug Champagne toast, a half-hour photoshoot capturing your essence, and a romantic candlelit four-course dinner.

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16. JOALI Maldives

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JOALI Maldives Wedding Venue

Situated within the heart of the Indian Ocean, JOALI Maldives is more than just an island resort – it is a captivating immersion into art and beauty. At JOALI, art is not merely something to admire, but rather a tangible experience, and this philosophy extends to their exceptional weddings. They offer an array of wedding venues and meticulously tailored packages, including the allure of a bohemian-chic beach ceremony, where the backdrop boasts swaying palms, vibrant blooms, and the rhythmic melody of Maldivian drummers. Following the ceremony, indulge your penchant for relaxed elegance with a champagne toast by the beach, followed by an exquisite dinner at Bellinis.

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Sunset Soiree

17. Fushifaru Maldives

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Fushifaru Maldives – Sunset Wedding Venue

Elevate your love story to new heights with an intimate wedding or Renewal of Vows ceremony at Fushifaru Maldives. Whether it’s the expanse of a sandbank against a canvas of cobalt blue sky and endless ocean vistas, or the embrace of a beach pavilion nestled amidst tropical palm trees, Fushifaru Maldives offers an enchanting backdrop where nature’s beauty takes centre stage.

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18. Radisson Blu Resort Maldives

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Wedding Venue – Radisson Blu Resort Maldives

At Radisson Blu Resort Maldives, your special day unfolds in an extraordinary setting, whether it is an intimate ceremony for two or a grand gathering by the beach against a backdrop of stunning sunsets. Elevate your celebration with a gathering under the starlit sky at Eats & Beats, the resort’s beach club-inspired pool bar. For larger gatherings, Raddison Blue also features an elegant event hall floating above the lagoon. This offers panoramic views of the azure Indian Ocean, creating an unforgettable setting to exchange vows with your closest friends and family.

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Luxury Glam

21. Raffles Maldives Meradhoo

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Raffles Maldives Meradhoo Wedding

Step into a realm of enchantment to exchange your vows of love at Raffles Maldives Meradhoo, where weddings unite legendary service with breathtaking beauty. Here, luxury takes on a whole new meaning as you’re granted the ultimate privilege of a private island to celebrate your union with loved ones. Raffles Maldives Meradhoo becomes exclusively yours, a canvas upon which your dreams unfold – the beach, the ocean, the sunset, and the star-strewn sky all belong to you.

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Yacht Weddings

23. Four Seasons Resort Maldives at Landaa Giraavaru

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Four Seasons Resort Maldives at Landaa Giraavaru Wedding

Step into the embrace of paradise at Four Seasons Resort Maldives at Landaa Giraavaru.  Envision your dream wedding venue amidst nature’s vibrant hues of blues, greens, and whites. The resort offers an array of romantic outdoor settings, each capturing the essence of the Maldivian sanctuary. Imagine walking down a glass-bottom aisle above a vibrant marine world. Their new overwater Wedding Pavilion, accessible only by boat, redefines beach weddings in the Maldives.

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24. Anantara Kihavah Maldives Villas

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Anantara Kihavah Maldives Villas – Yacht Wedding

Immerse yourselves in the idyllic realm of Anantara Kihavah Maldives Villas, and envision your perfect sunset sea wedding. Envision a sunset sea wedding aboard a private yacht, exchanging vows to the soothing rhythm of rolling waves. With rings presented in a delicate shell, exchange vows and set sail into your future. The ceremony is followed by an exquisite wedding cake, tailored wine dinner, and a Champagne breakfast. 

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25. Scubaspa Maldives

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Conclusion

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