Ultimate Guide to Getting Married in the Caribbean

What is it that makes weddings in the Caribbean the dream choice for a marriage in the sun?

We hardly know where to start – these gorgeous tropical islands dot the Caribbean Sea like colourful jewels, each one a unique mixture of white sand beaches, gently lapping ocean waves, and lush green vegetation.

It’s no surprise that many consider the Caribbean a paradise on earth, so what better place to hold the marriage of your dreams?

From dramatic volcanoes and vivid coral reefs to warm golden sunsets, you might be wondering which is the perfect backdrop for your big day.

With so much on offer, we’re here to guide you through some of the very best Caribbean wedding venues.

Better still, once you’ve decided, you can sit back and allow the experts at The Wedding Travel Company to put together a bespoke package just for you.

Ready to explore? Let’s go!

Host Your Dream Day in the Wonderful Paradise of Jamaica 

Jamaica is the classic Caribbean wedding venue – imagine verdant green forests stretching out to sands whiter than you’ve ever seen. Natural beauty is everywhere, from the spray of rivers and waterfalls tucked away in foliage to delicious sunsets that will warm your body as much as your heart.

Drink in the famously hospitable Jamaican culture, and enjoy the warmth of the island’s party spirit as you and your guests experience a magical wedding never to be forgotten.

With a range of options and prices available, take a look at some of our favourite Jamaican wedding venues below:

Grand Palladium Lady Hamilton Resort & Spa 

This venue is the perfect location for your dream wedding, with dazzling colonial architecture studding the pristine beaches of Montego Bay.

Tropical gardens form a beautiful backdrop to wedding parties that will last long into the night, full of the sound of music, laughter and joy.

As the resort shares facilities with the Grand Palladium Jamaica next door, your wedding guests will be free to choose the experience that suits their taste and budget.

All weddings held at the Palladium come with a dedicated wedding coordinator, so get in touch to discover the array of wedding packages waiting for you at this stunning destination.

Beaches Ocho Rios 

Ideal for family weddings, Beaches Ocho Rios sets your ceremony beside the turquoise waters of the Caribbean Sea and offers fun and entertainment for guests of all ages.

You’ll be inspired by the beautiful curve of the sandy bay as you indulge in as much adventure or relaxation as you desire.

And with exciting water parks as well as tranquil private beaches available, you’ll be able to set the tone of your wedding experience based on your mood.

Tie the Knot on the Beautiful Shores of St. Lucia 

Volcanic St. Lucia is a gorgeous destination where romance awaits in the curves of her beaches, jungles and mountains.

After a special day held on the idyllic island’s white sands, dive into the sapphire seas to discover coral reefs, tropical fish and even sea turtles.

A wedding here will be a truly magical one, and with a range of packages available, we’ll help you design a ceremony that’s just right for you.

At our St. Lucia venues, you can choose from an intimate ceremony for two, a small and elegant event for 10, or an even larger affair with all the swing of the Caribbean party spirit. The choice is yours.

Sandals Halcyon Beach 

Perfect for an adults-only wedding, Sandals Halcyon Beach brings intimacy to your big day, with beaches and pools offering incredible views throughout your stay.

Imagine choosing from 27 restaurants with the luscious trees and gardens of the island always in sight.

There’s even a golf course, and you can head offshore to try kayaking, paddle boarding and snorkelling.

At this venue, the Caribbean spirit will infuse your dream wedding with tropical splendour.

Serenity at Coconut Bay

Another adults-only favourite of ours, here you can relax in plenty of space and luxury with gorgeous views of St. Lucia’s green mountains – the Pitons – in front of you.

Service is top-class at Coconut Bay, so you’ll feel pampered before, during and after your dream Caribbean wedding.

With a range of packages for smaller parties available, Coconut Bay is sure to dazzle you and your guests – it’s a true paradise retreat nestled on the shores of the island.

Have an Intimate Family Wedding in the Dominican Republic

The Dominican Republic offers something a little different from the other Caribbean Islands. What makes it unique? The distinct influence of Spanish culture has created a rich heritage over the years, which you’ll feel as soon as you set foot on this tranquil isle.

A popular choice for destination weddings, here you can enjoy a thrilling nightlife set in stunning natural beauty, where white sand beaches dotted with palm trees make the perfect point for a magical ceremony.

Finish it off with direct flights from UK cities to Punta Cana International Airport, and you have a dream wedding experience just waiting for you!

Dreams Royal Beach Punta Cana 

Great for both couples and couples with children, Dreams Royal Beach makes the perfect venue for a stunning beach wedding. What could be better than saying your vows in front of the endless blue sea?

At this resort, you’ll find 5-star luxury set in a deliciously warm tropical atmosphere. Punta Cana itself holds one of the longest stretches of beach in the Caribbean, offering picture-postcard views with every step on its white sands.

Dreams Dominicus La Romana

Why not head to La Romana for a romantic wedding-day view? This bay faces the setting sun, so your once-in-a-lifetime wedding will be lit up by the magical colours of the tropical sunset.

Fantastic for smaller and mid-sized ceremonies, step off the sugar-sand beaches and try kayaking and snorkelling in the crystal waters, or indulge in local Rum tasting classes with your wedding guests.

Turn your tropical dream into reality, and book your Caribbean wedding today! 

We can help you transform your dream into reality, and plan the magical beach wedding that so many fantasise about.

With our range of bespoke packages at your fingertips, you’ll be sure to find the perfect fit – whether it’s in Jamaica, St. Lucia, the Dominican Republic, or any of our other Caribbean destinations.

We’ll take care of every detail, and with the option to book three years in advance, we’ll help you start planning today.