Now that your wedding day is over, it’s time to unwind and really enjoy being a newly married couple. While there are tons of beaches and resorts to choose from, not everyone has an unlimited budget to enjoy a lavish honeymoon. But just because you’re vacationing on a budget doesn’t mean you have to skimp on luxury. Here are the best budget friendly honeymoon destinations to unwind at after your I-do’s:

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Florida Keys:

The closest  you’ll get to traveling to the Caribbean without breaking the bank, the Florida Keys is a perfect honeymoon destination. There’s a ton of affordable hotels to choose from and turquoise water, sandy beaches and green palm trees will serve as the perfect backdrop for your newlywed photos. Rent a car and take a drive down the Florida Keys Scenic Highway, which stretches for over 106 miles of heavenly ocean views.


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Looking to explore overseas? Portugal has established itself as one of the most affordable destinations in Western Europe. You’ll be able to enjoy the scenery and uniqueness of Europe, but without the price tag of bigger cities like Paris and Rome. It retains much of its old world charm and houses castles, picturesque villages and olive groves– and there’s so much to offer! Whether you’re looking to stay a week in an urban neighborhood or opt for a chic beach retreat, Portugal has it all!


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Lake Tahoe:

Travel slightly off the beaten path and explore all of the beautiful nature that Lake Tahoe has to offer. Nestled between California and the Sierra Nevada Mountains, Lake Tahoe is one of the most beautiful, and relaxing lakes in the whole country. You can go lay on the beach or hiking up a trail! And don’t let its earthiness fool you–after dark the city boasts exciting nightlife and casinos where you can go out on the town for a little fun. If you’re honeymooning in the winter, Lake Tahoe is known for some of the best skiing and snowboarding conditions on the entire planet.

So it’s time to pack your bags!

Before embarking on the honeymoon of your dreams, let the Italian Center Banquets give you the wedding you have always imagined.  Our venue offers a grand ballroom and unique outdoor space to make it the ideal location for your big day. Our gracious staff can help you coordinate every detail and will put your mind at ease, creating a stress-free wedding planning experience! To learn more give us a call at 203-322-6950 today!