Why We Love It: Nicknamed the "Land of Fire and Ice," Iceland has become an alluring option for destination weddings because it offers memorable, once-in-a-lifetime experiences for every type of traveler. Where else can you visit snow-covered glaciers and hot springs on the same day? "Southern Iceland is home to dramatic black-sand beaches and lush national parks that draw in adventurous couples, whereas Reykjavik is the best choice for a fun and quirky city experience," Velez says. Iceland is known for its frigid weather, so plan ahead. Most weddings here take place in the summer because the temperature is milder, and there are 22 hours of sunshine in a day. However, September through April offers the best chance to witness the spectacular Northern Lights.
Where to Get Hitched: Embrace the rugged side of the country at Hotel Rangá. "It offers all of the facilities of a modern resort with a log-cabin feel. Amenities include an acclaimed gourmet restaurant and outdoor hot tubs heated by geothermal water," Velez says. Prefer not to stray quite so far? 101 Hotel is a contemporary venue option in the heart of Reykjavik.