The Most Romantic Wedding Destinations
Brides who dream of fairy-tale beach weddings can have their dreams come true when they tie the knot at an all-inclusive destination. Weddings at these three Caribbean resorts combine the allure of a tropical setting with amazing wedding services.
As an adults-only hotel, The Royal Playa del Carmen offers brides a dramatic backdrop for beach weddings, in the oceanfront gazebo or in the picturesque chapel of Our Lady of Guadalupe. Whether you're planning a civil, Catholic or Mayan ceremony, this oceanfront chapel frames the bride and groom with the best view of the Caribbean's endless expanse of blue water and sky. After the ceremony, celebrate your love with a formal reception on Pelicanos Beach or in one of The Royal's ballrooms. And as an all-inclusive luxury resort, it's also the perfect honeymoon spot.
If your dreams include a picturesque palm-studded beach, the best destination weddings take place on the sugar-white sands of Playa Bavaro. Secrets Royal Beach Punta Cana and the hotel's professional wedding coordinators will make sure your gown is camera ready and help you navigate the legal requirements and documents for a Dominican Republic wedding. Take their advice and exchange your vows between 4pm and 6pm; your photos will reflect the rosy glow of a fabulous sunset. Secrets Royal Beach is adults only, so you can count on a serene setting. Now Larimar Punta Cana is next door offering families with kids a terrific alternative. Head to Now Larimar's bowling alley, and make your rehearsal party a bowling party!
For brides who long for the exotic but are wary of dealing with a foreign legal system, Sugar Bay Resort & Spa in the US Virgin Islands is perfect. The resort has one of the most photographed wedding locations in the Caribbean: St. John's Terrace, a rooftop venue 100 feet above the water. The view is drop-dead gorgeous with the rich turquoise of the Caribbean dotted with misty-blue mountainous islands. A beach gazebo, lush gardens and an idyllic beach make unique settings for every ceremony. The family-oriented resort makes it easy to celebrate before and after the big day. While the lovebirds are tucked away in a honeymoon suite with incredible views, their extended family can continue the party as they snorkel, hit the mini golf course or simply lounge around the nifty grotto-style pool.