The Top Wedding Destinations in China

A wedding day for most Chinese people is hugely important. And, while they usually hold the ceremony close by to be with family and friends, getting married outside of China isn’t that easy to do. With so many rules and regulations around travel plans, most Chinese people stay within their own country to tie the knot.

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China, however, is huge and there are plenty of beautiful spots to get hitched within its borders. If you’re a little curious or thinking about getting married in China yourself, here are some of the top wedding destinations to check out.

Guilin

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Photo Source: Whereisjosh.com

Natural beauty is a sure fire way to ensure that your wedding exudes romance. Guilin is a destination that is known for its beauty, making it a top destination for Chinese weddings. The city itself is medium in size and is surrounded by lakes, rivers, and mountains so that you can stay in touch with nature even while you are in your hotel.
It makes such a popular place to visit for wedding ceremonies as it’s extremely close to the Li river and the famous Longji rice terraces. With plenty of gorgeous scenery to take wedding photos in front of and elegant hotels in the city center for getting pampered, Guilin offers a fantastic balance.

Shangri-La

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Photo Source: Telegraph

This destination is colorful, full of culture and a little off the beaten track for people getting married in China. The scenery here makes a lovely backdrop for wedding photos but what’s great about this destination is that there is so much to do. For those couples who are adventurous, there will be plenty of chances here to get out of the hotel room and explore both before and after the big day.
Wedding attendees may also appreciate the chance to wander around while visiting the sites like the monasteries, the old town, Napa Lake, and Shika mountain. There are also hot springs nearby where visitors can go to relax and a chance to try the locally made wine that is frequently offered with locally made yak cheese.

Beijing

While this bustling city may not seem like an ideal place for a wedding, it’s a destination that is loved by many newlyweds. The city is so diverse that it offers a little something for everyone’s wedding tastes. The bride and groom can visit the Summer Palace for stunningly romantic wedding photos or head to the Hutongs for some upscale dining and drinks after the wedding is finished. In fact, the luxury venue and restaurant options in Beijing are vast so that families can plan even the most elaborate of wedding days.

Hong Kong

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Photo Source: HK Express

The energy of east meeting west in Hong Kong makes it a fantastic choice for a wedding, especially for Chinese locals who want to make the event feel like an international one. It’s easy to get a hold of nearly any kind of food or decoration in Hong Kong, making dreams come true. The iconic skyline at Victoria Peak makes an ideal photo backdrop, and the upscale hotels and dining options will ensure that the entire wedding party is pampered and well fed. Plus, once the wedding is said and done, everyone can take a little trip to Ocean Park (the amusement park) to decompress from the stress of wedding planning.

Wuyishan

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Photo Source: Siamteas.com

This mountain town certainly makes a great wedding destination for those who love the romance of nature. It’s located in the southeastern province of Fujian and is visited mostly for its tea and mountain landscape. Taking photos by the river is a popular way to remember this important day, especially when the weather is warmer and all of the colorful trees and flowers are in bloom.

Hainan

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Photo Source: Traveling Every Day

Ok, so not every couple is looking for a wedding in the mountains or a big city. Instead, a beach destination ceremony is more what they are after, making Hainan a hugely popular destination for marriage. Many couples will visit Yalong Bay for the perfectly developed stretch of sand and the top notch resorts. Weddings can happen right on the beach, and the entire wedding party can relax in the water on the days that the ceremony isn’t taking place.

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Shannon Ullman

Hey! I'm a published American travel blogger and teacher. My travel writing has been featured on Huffington Post, Elite Daily, Matador Network and Thought Catalog. I spent over a year living and traveling around China while I taught English there. I have also visited dozens of other countries around the world.