Jamaica’s Top 3 Resorts for a Destination Wedding
As a destination wedding planner, we all have our favorite resorts at a destination. We love the perks, group amenities and wedding package inclusions our preferred resorts offer our wedding couples for their destination wedding.
As a Jamaican myself and have worked previously at resorts and for our national airline in Jamaica, I know the island of Jamaica very well. Whether you decide to get married at a resort on Negril 7 miles beach or Bloody Bay; or the city of Montego Bay that is always bubbling with nightlife 7 days a week or the fishing village of Ocho Rios, we can help. Did you say you wanted somewhere off the beaten path, then let’s get you married in Port Antonio where the flavor of jerk originated within the backdrop of the Blue Mountain and think about relaxing while you raft down the Rio Grande.
We recommend a legal wedding on the island of Jamaica as all that is required is a certified copy of your birth certificates, certified copy of your passports and driver’s license. Our couples are required to be on the island for forty eight hours before you can tie the knot. A legal wedding on the island of Jamaica is also recognized in the United States. A certified copy of your married certificate will be mailed to you in six weeks after your wedding ceremony on the island of Jamaica.
Some couples will have a symbolic wedding which we also refer to as a vow renewal on the island of Jamaica. Couples planning a vow renewal can arrive up to a day before on the island but we do prefer for couples to arrive 2 days before so you can have a walk through of the resort wedding ceremony, cocktail hour and reception venue before your big day.
We have three all inclusive resorts we love to work with on the island of Jamaica as they offer the most perks and group amenities for our couples and their guests.
Moon Palace Jamaica Grande
Our first pick is the Moon Palace Jamaica Grande in Ocho Rios. The resort wedding packages includes a complimentary wedding for up to 30 guests staying at the resort on a 3 night stay. For couples with 75 room nights booked for their group, the wedding department will include up to 9 hours of private food and beverage events complimentary, For more details on the wedding planning inclusions at Moon Palace Jamaica Grande, click here.
Our second pick for the best perks and group amenities is the Royalton Negril & Hideaway at Royalton Negril. The resort is divided in two and is sold as 2 resorts, one side for family and one side for adults only. So couples and their guests have the best of both worlds. The resort’s Exclusive wedding package for 30 guests includes all the bells and whistles for every couple’s wedding. The package includes a pre- wedding two hour welcome dinner, wedding ceremony, cocktail hour signature drink and a 4 hour wedding dinner reception. For more details, click here
Our last preferred resort on the island of Jamaica is the Iberostar Resorts located 25 minutes from the Montego Bay Airport. The Iberostar resorts offer 4 wedding packages for couples to choose from for their destination wedding. Couples can choose the Star Package, the Morning Star, Jamaican Bliss or the Grand Celebration available exclusively at the Iberostar Grand Rose Hall Beach Resort. This is one of a few resorts that offers one wedding per day to couples so our couples and their guests are the centre of attention on their wedding day.
What’s also appealing is that couples can choose a resort based on guests budget as there are 3 resorts to choose from, the Iberostar Grand Rose Hall Beach Resort for adults only, the Iberostar Selection Rose Hall Suite for families and the Iberostar Rose Hall Beach for families on a budget. What we love most about this resort chain, there is a resort for your wedding guest but we do recommend having all your guests staying at either one of two resorts within the complex. For more details, click here
Even though we work with all the resorts on the island of Jamaica for our couples destination wedding, we will match each couple’s personality, style and budget with the best resort on the island of beautiful, tropical and sunny Jamaica.
Now let’s start planning your destination wedding.