You’ve decided to get married? Congratulations! Now comes the really big decision: where to get married. Obviously, we’re big fans of island weddings, and if you’re considering a destination “I do” in Jamaica, here are the hotels we think you should consider for your special day. These are, from small hotels to large resorts, the Best Jamaica Weddings.
Half Moon Resort & Spa The options are seemingly endless at this classic Montego Bay cloister, which has six outdoor venues and 10 indoor ballrooms that can accommodate parties up to 450 people. The impressive Fern Tree Spa, golf course and equestrian center provide plenty of diversions before and after the big day — and great photo spots, too.
Round Hill It’s hard to find a more classic (and classy) spot for your nuptials than this villa resort just outside Montego Bay. Tie the knot poolside at a private villa, on the beach or on am oceanview carpet of manicured grass. And since the resort hosts only one wedding a weekend, you’re assured of attentive (and flawless) service.
Couples Sans Souci In Ocho Rios, this elegant resort from the company that pioneered the all-inclusive resort in Jamaica is an excellent choice, whether you’re on a budget or want a big blowout. Stay three nights or more and the One Love package is complimentary. Or pony up around $5000 for a rollicking celebration for up to 40 people on the private island at sister resort Couples Tower Isle.
Beaches Negril Get everyone in the mix at this all-inclusive resort that has something to keep every member of the family entertained before and after the ceremony. The Beautiful Beginnings package is free with stays of three nights or more; upgrades include everything from cupcakes to bamboo chuppahs; and “Weddingmoon” packages combine ceremonies with complimentary honeymoons.
Rock House Hipsters, creative types and modern bohemians will love the vibe at this Negril cliff’s-edge boutique, where locations include an oceanfront deck and an overwater bridge, and stunning sunset ceremonies are all but guaranteed. And since there are only 34 rooms here, you don’t have to have a huge guest list to pull off a hotel buy-out.
Rose Hall Great House Superstitious types beware; this supposedly haunted plantation house is not for you! But if you don’t believe in ghosts, consider starting married life at this stunning 18th-century estate set on 6,600 lush hillside acres. While you can’t tie the knot inside the historic house, you can get married on the lawn with the building as your backdrop – guaranteeing drop-dead (ahem) gorgeous wedding photos.
Sandals Royal Caribbean Want to get married on a private island? No problem! Seal the deal at on a sandy spit just offshore from this Montego Bay all-inclusive where an impressive selection of themed décor packages mean that your ceremony location will look as beautiful as you do.
Strawberry Hill Head for the hills above Kingston and enjoy a cooler-than-cool ceremony for up to 150 people at this plantation-style mountain retreat, which boasts several indoor and outdoor venues, including the iconic infinity-edge pool.