Special Report

The World's 25 Best LGBTQ Wedding Destinations


To determine the world’s 25 best LGBTQ+ wedding destinations, 24/7Tempo reviewed the 2022 LGBTQ+ Wedding Index published by the U.K.-based online jewelry site Jewellery Box. The site rated some 64 cities in 22 countries around the world where same-sex marriage is now fully legal according to ten factors in three categories: LGBTQ+ friendliness, desirability (including average summer temperature and sunshine hours), and romance (including number of romantic hotels and restaurants). They created an index giving each city a total score considering all factors. Our list of the top 25 cities includes that score as well as LGBTQ+ openness scores and a danger index and the number of romantic hotels and restaurants. 

The danger index is based on research by the travel site Asher & Lyric. The score applies to the country as a whole and not to the individual city listed, with a higher score indicating a greater degree of safety for the LGBTQ+ community based on laws surrounding same-sex marriage, adoption recognition, and protections for the LGBTQ+ community from violence and discrimination. The openness score comes from the furnished-apartment rental site Nestpick and is based on its research into how open local citizens are towards different orientations.

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