Post # 1
Hello bees! This may be a long shot, but has anyone on here ever hosted or attended a vegan or vegetarian destination wedding? We’re trying to find an “exotic” location but I’m having a bit of difficulty. Any input would be appreciated!
Also, not to be unfriendly, but if you have any opinions about why I shouldn’t be having a vegan/vegetarian wedding or that I “should at least provide *some* protein” please keep them to yourself as that’s not what I’m asking – thanks!
Post # 3
I went to one in NYC a few years ago that was fantastic. Not tropical but still exciting and the food at all the different restaurants was out of this world! There were vegan cupcakes for the wedding cake. None of the guests had a single thing to complain about.
Post # 2
Maybe somewhere with an Indian/Hindu culture as many of them are vegetarian and would be used to supplying this sort of food? Fiji has a large Indian population and is popular for destination weddings (for Australian and NZs anyway). I think there is a decent sized Hindu population as well in Mauritius and googling tells me Trinidad and Tobago as well apparently. Goa in India as well? Fiance and I also had a vegetarian banquet once in Vietnam at a Buddhist temple (made by the monks!) that was amazing!
ETA – oh and parts of Malaysia too maybe where there are population centres of Indian/Hindus? My friends fiance is Indian-Malaysian and a vegetarian from Penang.
Post # 4
hollandaisey: thank you for the insight! Such a great location for a wedding, but I have a feeling that an NYC wedding might bankrupt me Great spot for a veg vacation though!
Lollybags: Neat suggestions! Thank you, I had not thought if these locations before. I definitely have some research to do!
My parents don’t really travel and I want to use this opportunity to take them somewhere really amazing! So many competing priorities…this is why we have been engaged for almost a year and I’m just now really starting to take a crack at planning!
Post # 5
VeggieBee: I think you could find good vegetarian options in the Mediterranean. I’m sure everyone thinks of lamb and kabobs, but there are tons of healthy options that are vegetarian (maybe not vegan). I’m veggie, and I love Mediterranean food–Greek, Lebanese, etc.
I second the vote for Indian food as well!
Post # 6
I realize this is an old post, but I had to respond–Yay, a fellow veggie! Did you wind up finding something? I’d be curious to know what you went with because we are currently planning a vegan-friendly Destination Wedding ourselves. We are hoping to have our wedding at the Stanford Inn in Northern California. I haven’t been, but it looks gorgeous. They have organic gardens and are close to the rocky shoreline and close to wine country as well. Their restaurant is 100% vegan. We were originally going to elope… but decided we could have the best of both worlds by keeping our Destination Wedding domestic. Other ideas we considered included Costa Rica at Cascadas Farallas. Ultimately we decided the Costa Rica was too expensive an option for us, and if we’d gone that route we would have only been able to afford to elope and not have an actual Destination Wedding.
Post # 7
My cousins are vegan and took their honeymoon in Spain. They actually had a lot of luck with fin ding great Vegan food there. If you want to go Carribbean, I would think any major resort would be able to manage varying health requirements!
Post # 8
- Wedding: October 2014 - Disney
I have veggies and vegans coming to my wedding the whole shindig is completely gluten free. We are getting married at Disney.