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18 LGBTQ+ Friendly Wedding & Honeymoon Destinations

From islands to spa resorts, the top LGBTQ+ friendly destinations are ideal for weddings. Add to your itinerary or create your own honeymoon registry.

By Sarena Macias

Celebration Wishes is inclusive to all couples. It’s fair to acknowledge that some parts of the world have some catching up to do. We want your wedding and honeymoon experience to be joyous, fun filled, and of course, safe.

We’re proud members of the Inclusive Wedding Alliance, which offers wedding professionals the tools to help guide inclusive wedding planning and provides couples free resources

“IWA offers couples a digital directory of like minded wedding vendors planning in an environment that’s completely fun and safe for them to do that.”

Ric Simmons, Inclusive Wedding Alliance

So we’ve put together a list of 18 LGBTQ+ welcoming destinations, ranging from city, tropical, and rustic sceneries, to help meet your #honeymoongoals.

LGBTQ+ FRIENDLY WEDDING & HONEYMOON DESTINATIONS 2023

1. SAN FRANCISCO, CA, UNITED STATES

Considered by the masses to be one of the most LGBTQ+ friendly cities in the United States, it’s no surprise that San Francisco is on our list. With a lively nightlife scene and eclectic arts district, its welcoming and warm community are what keep travelers coming back to the Golden Coast.

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2. NEW YORK, NY, UNITED STATES

If forward moving and hip culture are calling your name, a New York honeymoon with your boo may have everything you’re searching for and more. Full of history and a bustling nightlife, this concrete jungle is for pairs ready to take on all the action in the Big Apple

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3. ACAPULCO, MEXICO

Tropical weather, historic charm, and affordable eats continue attracting couples to this gem of a beach town in Mexico. If you’d like help with tying the knot south of the border, consider enlisting the guidance of Queer Weddings Mexico to ensure a seamless planning process and ceremony.

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4. DENVER, CO, UNITED STATES

For the green couple, we suggest flying in (or road tripping) to Denver. The laid-back and ultra ~chill vibe~ of the city brings in huge crowds to explore their food scenery and infamous Red Rocks Park & Amphitheater.

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5. REYKJAVIK, ICELAND

Iceland is known for being one of the most LGBTQ+ friendly countries in the world. Make time to bathe in the lagoons and gaze at the Northern Lights while visiting this European destination.

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6. SAN MIGUEL DE ALLENDE, MEXICO

Oozing charm and rich history through the cobblestone streets, couples can find a safe haven and be whisked away by the love in the air of San Miguel de Allende. The Live Aqua San Miguel de Allende is an excellent choice for couples to make their honeymoon hideaway in Mexico.

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7. MONTERREY, MEXICO

Another city scene for newly married couples looking to immerse themselves in luxury and history all at once is Monterrey, Mexico. Historic art museums and a large gay bar scene bring locals and visitors together both day and night.

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8. MYKONOS, GREECE

Dedicated gay beaches, bars, and festivals make Mykonos one of the largest vacation spots for members of the LGBTQ+ community. The accommodating and welcoming environment that island locals provide is just the cherry on top.

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9. CAPE TOWN, SOUTH AFRICA

Dubbed the gay capital of Africa, Cape Town is a lively destination for couples that are seeking a little bit of everything during their honeymoon escape. Activities ranging from wine tasting, water activities, and hikes make this a picturesque location to kick off the beginning of forever.

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10. BARCELONA, SPAIN

A colorful and welcoming nightlife and community make Barcelona one of the most buzzworthy locations for a honeymoon in Spain. This coastal city’s inhabitants are open-minded and offer a wide variety of safe spaces for visitors to feel at home in.

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11. COPENHAGEN, DENMARK

Also known for having one of the happiest communities in the world, it’s no surprise that Copenhagen also happens to be a happy place for traveling LGBTQ+ pairs. Make sure to check out Centralhjørnet, the world’s oldest existing gay bar, while there!

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12. MALTA, ITALY

Studies show that Malta is one of the top 10 safest places for LGBTQ+ travelers. This coastal city in Italy is excellent for year round travel and full of activities for any travel personality.

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13. PORTO, PORTUGAL

For the wanderlust and wine, make your way to Porto. Another coastal city full of opportunities for sightseeing and tourism, welcomes all who visit with open arms.

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14. TAIPEI, TAIWAN

One of the most LGBTQ+ friendly cities in Asia, Taipei is a cityscape full of nightlife and flavor that will satisfy your travel bug.

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15. BORA BORA, FRENCH POLYNESIA

Arguably the most idyllic location to share a tropical honeymoon, Bora Bora is a paradise for all honeymooning couples. The isolated and tranquil location are perfect for R&R, but couples can also share some more engaging activities if they feel so inclined. We’d suggest a stay with our partner, Four Seasons Bora Bora, for a getaway that’s nothing short of dreamlike.

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16. CURAÇAO

If the Caribbean is calling, consider Curaçao. Although a diversity of beliefs and cultures exist in this community, the inhabitants of the island are very accepting.

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17. RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL

Considered the gay hub of Brazil, this vibrant destination in South America brings in people from around the world. With pristine beaches, a foodie scene, and fun filled nightlife, you and your partner are guaranteed to have a destination honeymoon you will remember and cherish forever.

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18. AMSTERDAM, NETHERLANDS

Home to one of the largest gay-scenes in Europe, Amsterdam is a quaint and canal filled city with dedicated hubs for the community.

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START YOUR HONEYMOON REGISTRY TODAY

We hope you and your partner get to continue the celebration with an extraordinary honeymoon experience. At Celebration Wishes, your dream getaway is just clicks away and super easy to start.

Head over to the official Celebration Wishes site to create your registry today! When you book with Celebration Wishes Travel you can rest easy knowing that every single detail of your trip will be handled with care. Fill out our interest form to get started on planning your dream vacation today!

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