Favorite Wedding Venues in Puerto Rico
Puerto Rico is a stunning Caribbean island, with neighbors the Dominican Republic and the United States Virgin Island on its east and west respectively. For couples looking for their ultimate tropical paradise, destination wedding, the island of Puerto Rico is it.
A destination wedding is becoming quite popular with couples looking for a unique way to celebrate their nuptials. In some ways, you can limit the stress, strain and heartache that comes with planning a wedding on your home turf, and also limit the amount of free loading family members that plan to descend on the happy occasion, motivated by free food and plenty of wine.
There are some difficulties involved with planning a destination wedding, most notably the lack of knowledge about the country you plan to get married in. Luckily, the wedding industry in Puerto Rico is one step ahead, and venues and planners have put together lists of tips, ideas and suggestions to help couples plan their perfect wedding.
No matter what you are looking for, what your ultimate vision is, how many guests you plan on having, whether you want to get married in a Church or barefoot on a beach, how big your budget is, whether you want flowers, balloons, candles or fireworks, a Puerto Rico wedding venue will exceed all of your wildest expectations.
Puerto Rico has a number of incredible wedding destinations. Here is a short list of our favorite wedding venues on the island:
Hacienda Siesta Alegre
Right at the edge of the stunning El Yunque rainforest, perched at the very end of the longest white picket fence, brings you the jewel of the island – The Haceinda Siesta Alegre.
Just half an hour outside of San Juan, the striking Spanish Colonial residence is a sublime combination of luxury, romance and rustic, natural surroundings. With seating for up to 340 wedding guests inside, and another 250 outside on the manicured lawns, this is truly one of the most enchanting wedding venues in all of Puerto Rico.
Hosteria del Mar
The Hosteria del Mar is a chic, intimate boutique hotel, just 4 stories high, with 23 luxurious and comfortable rooms, right on the velvety beachfront of the Ocean Park Beach in San Juan. Modern, electric, upmarket and romantic, the Hosteria del Mar is the perfect venue for that ultimate destination wedding, complete with a 3,500 square foot mansion for the ceremony.
In an incredible location, tucked away right in the heart of Old San Juan, the Hotel El Convento is the one of the most unique wedding venues on the island. Indulgent, historic and charismatic, Hotel El Covento is the ideal setting for a small, intimate wedding, with the closest of family and friends. With a selection of seated venues for a romantic wedding reception, you can be married amongst such features as nostalgic black and white marble floors, antique stained glass windows, a 100-year old Nispero tree and lush, tropical foliage.
The St. Regis Bahia Beach
There is possibly no setting that is as romantic, luxurious or breathtaking, as the location of the glamorous and indulgent wedding venue – The St Regis Bahia Beach Resort in Puerto Rico. The enchanting Caribbean coconut plantation provides a dramatic backdrop between the glittering azure waters and the thick tropical rainforests that fringe the shore.
Relax in the epitome of sheer indulgence and opulence, as your personal butler makes sure that you and your loved one have everything you could possibly need. Each of the beautifully appointed rooms, all 139 of them, open out onto intimate and totally private terraces, overlooking the inviting Caribbean sea.
La Concha Renaissance San Juan Resort
Get married under the soft, swaying palms, with velvety cashmere Caribbean sand sinking between your toes, as the sun sinks into the glittering turquoise sea behind you. La Concha Renaissance Resort in San Juan offers couples and their guests an exclusive, trendy and quietly sophisticated wedding venue and accommodation. Whether you are after a low key affair, or an extravagant high end banquet, this is one wedding venue that can offer you everything and more.
St Germain Bistro & Cafe
Right off the beaten track in the heart of Old San Juan, you’ll find the St Germain Bistro and Cafe. This is the perfect wedding venue for an offbeat, funky wedding, or even a memorable rehearsal dinner. Simple, beautifully prepared dishes made with the finest quality, seasonal farmer’s market ingredients are perfect for a small, intimate wedding reception, bridal party lunch, or morning after breakfast.
A more personal experience you would not find on the island, as the creative, attentive, friendly and professional staff and owners, pull out all the stops to make your wedding reception a time to remember forever.
Fajardo Hotel Inn
The Fajardo Hotel Inn provides a full wedding planning service, and will take care of each and every single detail relating to your stay, and your memorable big day. Celebrate your nuptials in a charming and charismatic atmosphere tucked away between manicured gardens, overlooking private terraces out onto the resplendent and intoxicating Caribbean Sea. Organize your wedding with as little as 25 close family and friends, or up to 220 guests at this stunning Puerto Rican wedding venue.
Guest post contributed by Justin Epley for Marriott.com – see their Savannah Hotels. Justin is a freelance travel writer. He enjoys sharing his travel insights on various travel blogs.