The coronavirus pandemic has had an unprecedented impact on weddings, with many couples now faced with hosting virtual weddings from home. However, for many stars, their luxury homes have been the number one choice of wedding venue for some time. With gorgeous grounds, familiar settings and extra privacy it's no wonder these celebs chose to say "I do" at home. From Hilary Duff and Matthew Koma's understated back garden wedding to Zoe Kravitz and Karl Glusman's nuptials at her dad Lenny Kravitz's Paris home, take a look back at some of the most unique and intimate celebrity weddings…
Kathy Griffin and Randy Bick
Comedian Kathy Griffin married Randy Bick at their Los Angeles home on New Year's Eve in 2019, and later told HELLO! they couldn't think of anywhere better to tie the knot. "Randy and I discussed the ceremony possibilities at length. We kept returning to the same conclusion: it was so much fun and so meaningful to do it here in what we believe is truly a beautiful home, filled with love and humour," Kathy said.
Hilary Duff and Matthew Koma
Hilary Duff and Matthew Koma chose to marry in the garden of their family home in December 2019, before hosting a reception in a beautiful marquee that had been filled with flowers. "Our wedding isn't over-the-top 'wedding-y' – it's more understated and for me, that's more powerful," Hilary told Vogue.
Miley Cyrus and Liam Hemsworth
After endless speculation about when they were planning to get married, Miley Cyrus and Liam Hemsworth surprised fans over Christmas when they revealed they had married secretly at their Nashville home. The bride, who looked stunning in a Vivienne Westwood gown, shared several photos from their big day on Instagram, showing how they tucked into a vegan buffet, and transformed their home with beautiful flowers and foliage.
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Julia Roberts and Danny Moder
The couple have been married for 18 years and they had a secret ceremony at their ranch in New Mexico – it was a big surprise for their guests who thought they were coming for a 4th of July party.
Zoe Kravitz and Karl Glusman
Zoe Kravitz and her husband Karl Glusman were joined by a huge array of celebrity guests including Nicole Kidman, Reese Witherspoon and Alicia Keys for their wedding at her dad Lenny Kravitz's Paris home in summer 2019. The 18th-century mansion looked like the most idyllic setting for the reception judging by photos Zoe has since shared on Instagram.
Sean Penn and Leila George
Sean Penn married Leila George in July, in what he described as a "COVID wedding" held virtually via Zoom. "By that I mean it was a county commissioner on Zoom, we were at the house, my two children and her brother, and we did it that way," the actor explained.
Gina Rodriguez and Joe LoCicero
Jane The Virgin actress Gina Rodriguez married her fiancé Joe LoCicero on 4 May 2019, in a ceremony that appears to have taken place at their home. The 34-year-old shared their beautiful wedding video on Instagram, revealing she wore two beautiful wedding dresses, while her co-star Justin Baldoni also performed at the ceremony.
Mandy Moore and Taylor Goldsmith
This is Us actress Mandy Moore's back garden provided the setting for her intimate wedding to Taylor Goldsmith in November 2018. Regardless of being at home, every element of the wedding was styled beautifully, with patterned rugs lining the aisle and pretty pink flowers that complemented her blush Rodarte Haute Couture wedding dress perfectly.
Jennifer Aniston and Justin Theroux
Following a three-year engagement, Jennifer Aniston and Justin Theroux married at their Bel-Air home on 6 August 2015. Guests included Ellen DeGeneres and her Friends co-star Lisa Kudrow, while Courteney Cox was reportedly maid of honour.
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Ellen DeGeneres and Portia De Rossi
With their incredible property portfolio of lavish homes, why wouldn't Ellen DeGeneres and Portia De Rossi marry at home?! The couple tied the knot at their house in Beverly Hills, California on 16 August 2008, in front of less than 20 guests.
Cameron Diaz and Benji Madden
Actress Cameron Diaz tied the knot with Good Charlotte musician Benji Madden at their home in Beverly Hills following a whirlwind seven-month relationship. "We got married in our living room in front of our friends," Cameron told Andy Cohen after the surprise nuptials. "Had a little party in our backyard on the tennis court and yeah. Otherwise it would have been something else."
Reese Witherspoon and Jim Toth
Legally Blonde star Reese Witherspoon's Californian ranch provided the picture-perfect setting for her romantic wedding to Jim Toth in March 2011, which was shared with HELLO! magazine. Reese's two children from her previous marriage acted as maid of honour and ringbearer, while guests included Matthew McConaughey, Tobey Maguire and Robert Downey Jr.
Camila Alves and Matthew McConaughey
One of Reese and Jim's wedding guests also married at home. Matthew McConaughey tied the knot with Camila Alves at their home in Texas in 2012, with their reception set up outdoors, while guests were able to stop over in luxury tents that lined the back garden.
Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie
Former Hollywood power couple held their intimate wedding ceremony on their French estate Chateau Miraval on 23 August 2014, and shared details of their big day with HELLO! magazine. Unfortunately, they announced their split two years later.
Amber Heard and Johnny Depp
Johnny Depp and Amber Heard had not one, but two wedding ceremonies when they married in 2015 – both of which were hosted at properties owned by the pair. The first legal ceremony took place at their home in Los Angeles, while the former couple and their guests then travelled to Little Halls Pond Cay in the Bahamas, owned by Johnny, for their second celebrations.