VENUE TYPE: Beach / Lake / Waterfront Location

An Archipelago Dotted with Overwater Bungalows in The Philippines
Alyssa Brown
REPORT
No. 27280
VENUE:
El Nido Resorts
LOCATION:
El Nido, MIMAROPA
TYPE
STYLE
SETTINGS
Birthday Bucket List
Overwater Living
Philippines
REPORTER: Alyssa Brown



An island of one’s own. A tropical paradise of beautiful beaches and vibrant seas. A rainforest filled with wildlife, lush vegetation and colorful birds. A luxury cottage on the open water. What more could you want from a #bucketlistbirthday destination resort? More than one? Okay, we’ll give you that too. This collection of four islands in the Philippines offers adventure, discovery, luxury and sanctuary, all with a sustainable and earth-friendly approach.

Book your next getaway to El Nido Resorts here →

 

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You Can Sleep Inside a (Gorgeous) Cave in This Ancient Italian Village
Alyssa Brown
REPORT
No. 27250
VENUE:
Sextantio Le Grotte della Civita
LOCATION:
Matera, Basilicata
TYPE
STYLE
SETTINGS
Birthday Bucket List
Cave Getaway
Sextantio
REPORTER: Alyssa Brown



A trip to Italy is a charmed addition to any birthday wishlist. Rather than heading to the bustling cities of Rome, Milan or Florence to museum hop, your next b-day bash could be all about rejuvenation and feeding the soul. If this sounds like your style, check out Sextantio in the beautiful and ancient town of Matera. The cave dwelling hotel is a stunner that dates back to 1930, while the town itself has been said to date back to the Paleolithic Age.

The best part? You can kick-start the planning right now and book your stay right here on The Venue Report website. Too easy!

Book your stay at Sextantio here →

 

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We Found Baja’s Most Instagrammable Hotel and We’re Obsessed
Alyssa Brown
REPORT
No. 27244
VENUE:
Hotel San Cristobal
LOCATION:
Todos Santos
TYPE
STYLE
SETTINGS
Birthday Bucket List
Waterfront Retreat
Hotel San Cristobal
REPORTER: Alyssa Brown



We can’t imagine a sweeter spot to ring in the start of another great year around the sun than a stay at this Baja hotel. It’s laid back yet sophisticated, cozy yet bursting with atmosphere. A boutique hotel that sits right along the Pacific coast, Hotel San Cristóbal is the perfect spot to spend a weekend soaking up the Mexico sunshine, enjoying the culture of Todos Santos and sipping on some of the best mezcals around.

Lounge alongside Frida art in the open air lounge as your inner aesthete rejoices with inspiration. Getting excited? Grab your amigos and head south for your next big birthday bash, this one is as bucket list worthy as it is Instagrammable.


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This Private Island Wedding in Mexico Included 24/7 Margaritas
Scout
REPORT
No. 27254
VENUE:
Las Caletas
LOCATION:
Puerto Vallarta
TYPE
STYLE
SETTINGS
Wedding Adventure
Jungle Fiesta
Puerto Vallarta
REPORTER: Scout



What happens when you combine a private island, a rose gold champagne gun and a massage overlooking the ocean? Jessica & Bryan’s wedding weekend in Puerto Vallarta. Photographer Brogen Jessup was along for the romantic ride and recounts the action-packed weekend which included a private snorkeling catamaran, a beach front rehearsal dinner and margaritas around the clock.

The festivities and partying were equally matched with breathtaking decor. The bride and groom seem to have thought of every little detail from the rose petals at their beach ceremony to the blue palette of bridesmaid’s dresses. Hop on board and take a look into this lively and gorgeous Mexican wedding weekend of a lifetime. Salud!

Photography by Brogen Jessup

 

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16 Photos that Prove This Wedding Trend is Not Going Anywhere Soon
The Venue Report
REPORT
No. 27263
VENUE:
All Around The World
LOCATION:
All Around The World
TYPE
STYLE
SETTINGS
Trending Topic
Wedding Trends
All Around The World
REPORTER: The Venue Report

 

In the realm of all things trendy, plants have reigned supreme as the decor pièce de résistance in homes as well as at weddings and events. From party-favor-sized succulents to lush foliage tablescapes, all things green have secured their spot at the top of every party thrower’s wish list. Who’s leading the plant powered charge? Palms. They have been incorporated into all elements of design in the most creative ways, proving they’re not going anywhere soon ensuring all other flora species are green with envy.

From tropical cake toppers to palm adorned ceremony arches, even the colder seasons ahead can’t stop this movement. Forget the frost with all things warm and sunny this fall-winter or add a hint of glint with metallic painted fronds. Use this visual guide as a roadmap to inspire your next unbe-leaf-able gathering of any size, type or temperature.

 

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