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5 hotels to recreate iconic Hollywood weddings and honeymoons

By Jordi Lippe


For the perpetualromantic, nothing sets the stage for a lifetime of love quite like a hotelwhere Hollywood royalty once recited their “I Do’s.” From George and Amal Clooney's stunning BelmondHotel Cipriani to Marilyn Monroe's Jamaica Inn, these historic properties offer all the pomp and panache to recreatethe glamour and glitz of some of the world’s most illustrious celebritynuptials.

Belmond Hotel Cipriani – Venice, ItalyGeorge Clooney and Amal Alamuddin celebratedtheir nuptials in a lavish weekend of festivities at Belmond Hotel Cipriani inVenice in 2014. The pair was joined by a host of celebrity friends,including Matt Damon, Cindy Crawford and Emily Blunt.

George and Amal had a stunning wedding at the Belmond Hotel Cipriani Photo: Getty Images

George, a regularat the luxurious hotel, even helped create and name a range of cocktails at thehotel’s Gabbiano Bar. His favorite? The Goodnight Amigos, created by HeadBartender Walter Bolzonella, using Clooney’s own brand of Casamigos tequila.

The hotel provided the perfect backdrop for Hollywood's most anticipated nuptials Photo: Belmond Cipriani

The libation was later served at the star couple’s reception, where weddingguests celebrated around the pool until 4:00 a.m. Belmond Hotel Cipriani alsooffered wedding guests a range of complimentary activities including privateboat tours around Venice.

Scottsdale’s Hotel Valley Ho – Scottsdale, ArizonaLocated in the heart of the picturesqueSonoran Desert, Scottsdale's Hotel Valley Ho made the perfect backdrop for thebeautiful Southwestern wedding of Natalie Wood and Robert Wagner.

This desert hotel has been a hot spot for celebrities over the years Photo: Images Courtesy of Scottsdale Convention and Visitors Bureau

Although the hotel was brand new when the star couple married in 1957, guests can still enjoy the outdoors venues showcasing stunningdesert and a smattering of palm trees dating back to that time. While the teenidols were the first major celebrities to make use of the space, BingCrosby, Tony Curtis, Janet Leigh and Zsa Zsa Gabor have all been guests aswell.

La Mamounia – Marrakech, MoroccoConsidered as the most romantic hotel inMarrakech, La Mamounia is the perfect picturesque location for any lovebirdsseeking to host a fairy tale wedding.

Joined by supermodel sister Cara, Poppy Delevingne said "I do" at the romantic hotel in Marrakech Photo: Instagram/@peter_dundas

The famous resort, home to

Poppy Delevingne

's second wedding in May 2014, is known for throwing the ultimate lavishweddings where the bride can walk down the aisle in the legendary lush gardenssurrounded by fragrant flowers and 100-year-old olive trees.

For some extra spice in your wedding La Mamounia provides the perfect exotic getaway Photo: Images Courtesy of La Mamounia

For coupleslooking to recreate Poppy's special day, La Mamounia's accommodations allownewlyweds to escape the post-wedding blues and enter luxury where shimmeringMoroccan décor adorns the sophisticated guestrooms.

Jamaica Inn – Ochos Rios, JamaicaHollywood royalty Marilyn Monroe and storiedplaywright Arthur Miller honeymooned at the secluded beachfront hotel in OchoRios in 1957.

Marilyn and Arthur escaped to Jamaica for their honeymoon Photo: Getty Images

The duo escaped to the timeless resort to toast their nuptialswith their favorite champagne, Moët et Chandon, and the getaway spot has remained a jet-setterdestination for both newlyweds and A-listers for decades.

You'll feel like an A-lister in one of these ocean view cottages Photo: Images Courtesy of Jamaica Inn

Its premier private beaches andintimate suites and cottages showcase enchanting views of the Caribbean Sea.

Hotel Bel-Air – Beverly Hills,CaliforniaThe landmark Hotel Bel-Air opened in 1946 and tothis day remains a haven for a star-studded roster of guests, including LeeMajors and Farrah Fawcett, who wed at the property in 1973.

You may just bump into a celeb walking through the lobby of this famous hotel Photo: Courtesy of Hotel Bel-Air

Other celebritiesincluding

Sophia Loren


Carlo Ponti


Ashton Kutcher


Demi Moore


Britney Spears


Kevin Federline

used parts ofthe hotel for wedding festivities. Iconic Hollywood bride

Elizabeth Taylor

and husband

Conrad“Nicky” Hilton Jr.

lived at the hotel when they were first married.

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