Waterfront Wedding Venues
LONG WALKS ON THE BEACH,
SHORT WALKS DOWN THE AISLE.
Dig your toes in the sand as you stroll toward the sea with sandals in one hand and your love’s fingers in the other. Make it the best walk of your life by adding an aisle to it at these wonderful wedding resorts.
WEST END, ANGUILLA
If persnickety Monica Gellar approves, we know you will, too.
Courteney Cox's stay here secured it on TripAdvisor's list of favorite celebrity honeymoon hotels, but this resort's popularity as a destination wedding spot far precedes that famous stay. One full mile of immaculate, bridal–white sand and equally white stucco structures really lean into the wedding theme. Four package choices—and a wedding planner with over 23 years of experience—allow you to customize.
Choose from The Cap Juluca Wedding; Maundays Bay Matrimony; Barefoot Beach Bliss; and Renew, Rekindle and Reconnect at this Leading Hotels of the World resort. These ceremonies take place either on the Wedding Lawn, Blue, or the impossibly pristine Maundays Bay Beach. Up to 150 guests will be well accommodated here in its oceanfront guestrooms, suites, villas, and pool villas, where they can wake up from luxurious linens to a complimentary continental breakfast.
SOUFRIERE, ST. LUCIA
Just the two of you…and the two Pitons to bear witness.
Two wedding packages are more than enough when the view is the only thing as beautiful as the beaming bride. Best of all, for those who don't want a big hubbub and to–do surrounding their wedding day, these options are just for you. Secluded and intimate, both Romance in Paradise and Wedding in Paradise take place in the privacy of your own Hilltop Dream Suite, Heritage Suite, the Suites at Paradise Ridge, or Luxury Villa at this outstanding resort known for its missing fourth wall. In fact, only a railing separates you from the rainforest and views of the Caribbean Sea 1,000 feet below and the UNESCO World Heritage Pitons before The Villas at Paradise Ridge.
The first choice offers only the ceremony, while the second adds flowers, a wedding arch, Champagne and canapes for two, 45 professionally shot photos, guitarist or steel pan music for an hour, and two–tier wedding cake. Add–ons to accommodate more guests at the 1,900–square–foot Villa at Paradise Ridge or a reception at Ladera's award–winning Dasheene Restaurant are of course available as well, giving you the freedom of designing your own dream day.
ST. JOHN, USVI
For weddings large and small, this little island does it all.
Whether it's an elopement you have in mind, casual elegance with 30 of your nearest and dearest, or a shindig of up to 250, Caneel Bay can accommodate. Four lovely spots land this Leading Hotels of the World resort on several lists for best destination wedding venues, including those of USA Today, Wedding Wire, and Oyster.com: its outdoor Sunset Terrace; 18th century, roofless sugar mill; Turtle Bay Estate House and ocean view Veranda; and Caneel Beach Terrace for that grand beachfront wedding you may have been dreaming of.
Once you decide on this resort, the rest is up to you. The property's wedding planner will work with you on all the details, from a four–course dinner reception, a tasting for four is included four months prior to the big day for weddings of 30 guests or more—to memorable outings like a sunset cocktail cruise.
MELIÁ NASSAU BEACH
“It’s better in the Bahamas”—especially if you’re getting hitched there.
Take it to the next level at The Level at Meliá Nassau Beach…and we're not just talking about your commitment. If you're part of a wedding couple, you owe it to yourself to upgrade to this resort–within–a–resort experience with its own exclusive beach area, reserved lounge chairs, private check–in and –out, free internet, and all–day snacks and premium drinks at the VIP lounge.
That is, of course, in addition to the ceremony on the beach or hotel garden you and up to 12 guests will find unforgettable with a wedding here. Simple flowers, recorded music, sparkling wine, and a cake are the trademarks of the Meliá Wedding, but you can opt for more bells with the Tropical Fairy Tale or Tides wedding packages. Personalized dining menus for the reception and themed décor of your choosing further help to make the destination wedding of your dreams the one of your reality. Plus, with a special honeymoon set–up in the room waiting, no wonder check–out is extended until 4 PM and the "Just Married" breakfast can be as late as you wish!
BARCELÓ GRAND FARO LOS CABOS
LOS CABOS, MEXICO
Forget sparks—this resort brings fireworks and bonfires to the party.
There are six ways to start your marriage at the Barceló Grand Faro Los Cabos, each one more enticing than the other. It starts with Coconut Paradise, which is complimentary for as few as 25 booked room nights for up to 25 guests and includes a ceremony on the gorgeous beach, oceanfront terraces, or poolside patios; dinner at an à la carte restaurant; wedding cake and sparkling wine toast; and room upgrade for the happy couple. It progresses to Blueberry Dream, Mint Breeze, Strawberry Passion, Tangerine Passion, and, finally, Chocolate Sensation, where additional services like a long, long couples massage, flowers for the aisle and centerpiece, included DJ, private dinner reception, live mariachi band, Master Suite Club Premium room for the newlyweds, and a lot more bring on the sweetness.
But all that sugar is best with a little heat. Along with all of that, the premium package lights up the night with fireworks on the big day and a beach bonfire party the night before, s'mores and all. Even better? Although this resort is our choice for the brand, it's up to you to choose from over 50 packages across 18 resorts.
MOON PALACE GOLF & SPA RESORT
With over $27,000 worth of benefits, you can’t afford NOT to say “I do” to this!
The goodies keep rolling in when you get married at this resort, where the magic word is "free" when it comes to rooms, cocktail parties, ceremonies, and receptions, the latter of which can be thrown in for a stay as short as three nights for the wedding couple. One of nine different packages—the other eight providing memorable upgrades and professionally curated visual themes—the complimentary option already includes a bounty of contemporary designer touches. A chocolate, ivory, and silver theme prevails, making its way into the bouquet, ceremony structure, podium, and wedding cake. Up to 30 guests can sit on white, avant–garde chairs and partake in a toast and private dinner, and the couple will be able to enjoy breakfast in bed the morning after; a complimentary honeymoon package the days after; and more.
Nautical, Romantic Red, Metallic Sands, Exotic Peacock, Pearl Shimmer, Lavender Luxe, Sultry Sunset, Pure, and Chapel offer even more options, plus upgraded flowers and the ability to customize various aspects. The value racks up even more with more guests, since each enjoy up to $1,500 in resort credit, making your special day their special getaway.
COUPLES TOWER ISLE
OCHO RIOS, JAMAICA
Dreams of a deserted-island wedding come true here.
So many couples fantasize about running off to a deserted tropical island with no one but their loved ones. At this romantic resort, this is no fantasy, but a legitimate option. Up to 40 of their closest friends and family members can join them in a private–island wedding and reception at this property's namesake Tower Isle, where an incredibly affordable package (under $5,000!) includes a ceremony, cocktail reception, open bar, hors d'oeuvres, two–tier designer wedding cake, and a private mento band performance among tropical flowers and orchids.
Three other setups—including a complimentary One Love package—take it all back to Couples Tower Isle's main grounds. The basics include sparkling wine and an orchid–adorned wedding cake for up to six, matching flowers, on–site wedding coordinator, officiant, and a photo to remember it all by. The Tropical Wedding and Sunset Wedding packages add more people and more perks to the offering.
EL CONQUISTADOR RESORT, A WALDORF ASTORIA RESORT
FAJARDO, PUERTO RICO
If size matters for nuptials of gala glam, this resort is the right fit.
"Truly unique and unforgettable" is what this resort promises, and with each event individually customized each time, there's no doubt that's what they deliver. Although there are some pre–set packages available for inspiration, a full team of professional wedding planners are at your disposal when you choose this resort, working together to create a bespoke wedding day that truly reflects your personality in outdoor venues that include 1,400–guest–capacity Palamino Island, blufftop Trellises, intimate Casitas Garden, and Atlantic or Mirador Terrace. Indoor options for up to thousands of guests abound: the Grand Atlantic Conference Center and its behemoth Ballroom and the Grand Caribbean Ballroom. Not looking to invite the whole town? Try the Pablo Casals or Magnolia Ballrooms for a more moderate—but no less opulent—soiree.
After all, it's about the experience as a whole, which is why a special themed menu of spa services are also part of the offerings. Treat the bridal party of up to eight to four private hours of luxury, host a Spa Social for five or more guests, or just indulge in couples treatments like Thai–ing the Knot or Happily Ever After.
ANDAZ MAUI AT WAILEA
The only thing better than a Hawaiian honeymoon is starting it with a modern Maui wedding.
You already know you're in for a treat with this contemporary brand, and Andaz ups the ante when it comes to nuptials. Four venues give you your choice of how to wow: the Laule'a Event or Nohea Lawns, oceanfront and water–surrounded Nohea Terrace, or Main Studio, a residential–style indoor venue perfect for a cool evening reception. All of these spaces are flexible, and an event studio with an open kitchen offers an interactive vibe for rehearsal dinners.
Better yet, booking a wedding package here gets you a complimentary 5–night honeymoon stay at any Hyatt worldwide—a nice cake topper to a plan that already will include coordination by the wedding designer, hand–tied bouquet, wedding cake and flowers, sparkling wine, photographer, sound system use, choice of musician, and ceremony rehearsal…and that's just for starters. A wide and varied catering and spa menu adds further icing to this stunning wedding cake.
NOW LARIMAR PUNTA CANA
PUNTA CANA, DOMINICAN REPUBLIC
Unlimited-Luxury®: Exactly what you want on your wedding day.
And that's just what's delivered at this contemporary, family–friendly resort on one of the most easily accessible tropical destinations from the U.S. Three wedding packages are available, and the entry–level option is free if you invite up to five rooms' worth of guests for three nights each or choose to seamlessly segue right into your honeymoon by booking 7 nights in the Preferred Club Deluxe Partial Ocean View room category or higher. A ceremony, wedding coordinator, bridal couple flowers, wedding cake, sparkling wine toast, and romantic turndown are the building blocks to nuptial packages here. Upgrade to Now to Eternity or Divine options, and spa treatments, wedding day make–up/hair styling, private dinner reception, photo package, free anniversary night, and more add the kit to the caboodle.
Want to keep the luxury going? A complimentary Honeymoon Bliss package is available within three months of the big day, or spring for seven nights in Preferred Club Ocean View or higher—or $999—to get the Do Not Disturb Honeymoon package, which comes with spa treatments, a romantic beachfront dinner with wine, petit fours, and free anniversary nights.