“We normally gaze up to marvel at the twinkling lights of stars in the sky, but can you imagine saying ‘I do’ with a whole magical world of them underneath you?” asks Lauren Grech, CEO and co-founder of LLG Events. Well, at the St. Regis Abu Dhabi, you can—as long as you’re not afraid of heights!
The property’s most exclusive venue is their helipad, located 49 stories up and accessed via a secret elevator off of the lobby. “It’s the highest active helipad in the Middle East, and can accommodate up to 20 guests for an intimate ceremony,” says Grech. While you’re up there, you might as well have waiters and mixologists serving craft cocktails, caviar, and oysters, all timed perfectly so you can watch the sun set into the Persian Gulf with just a luxe velvet rope and a security guard between you an the edge (that’s right, no railings to obscure your view!). “Top it all off with the St. Regis’s champagne-sabering ritual to really celebrate as newlyweds,” adds Grech. “Then head toward the Presidential Suite, the largest suspended suite in the world, to continue the party.”