The 5 Best Wedding Venues in Jamaica (2024)

Destination weddings are nothing short of magical. And when talking about these special events, only a few are as idyllic and romantic as Jamaica. Holding a Jamaica wedding means you’ll have crystal-clear water and powdery white beaches as your backdrop. 

Apart from these natural wonders of the Caribbean island, the tropical gem offers many great Jamaica wedding resorts. Read on to find out about our top 5 recommendations.

5 Best Wedding Venues in Jamaica

Jamaica is a top destination among couples about to marry. Putting the island’s picture-perfect beauty and vibrant culture to the fore, many top-rated hotels and resorts tout themselves as ideal Jamaica wedding venues. 

Whether you’re looking for an adults-only resort or a place where you and your guests can spend an awesome time with children, you’ll find it here on our list. Without further ado, here are our 5 best wedding venues in Jamaica.

Sandals South Coast

Top-rated resort chain Sandals offers the best Jamaica wedding packages all-inclusive. Your tropical destination wedding is already free when you stay for at least three nights. 

Though you can customize your own, their free wedding includes a planning team, marriage paperwork, gift registry, customizable website, spa discounts, wedding cake, bouquet, boutonniere, cocktail, and photo — plus a honeymoon dinner in one of their specialty restaurants.

Couples highly recommend the adults-only resort in South Coast for its over-the-water wedding chapel. Built over azure waters, the chapel will give you gorgeous panoramic views of the island. It also has a stunning glass floor aisle, making your special day even more dramatic. 

Bringing you even closer to Jamaican waters, Sandals South Coast also has over-the-water butler bungalows. Other equally beautiful accommodation options are their beachfront Dutch village (complete with swim-up suites) and South Seas Village (which comes with access to a unique Rondoval). 

Aptly hailed “Sexy South Coast,” the resort is located in a 500-acre private nature reserve embracing a secluded 2-mile stretch of the island’s pristine southern edge. Apart from the amenities mentioned above, you and your guests will enjoy beachfront pools and unlimited access to 9 gourmet restaurants and 7 bars — including swim-up and over-the-water bars.

After your special day, you can enjoy several activities ranging from snorkeling and scuba diving to kayaking and wakeboarding.

Price starts from $308 per person per night (pp/pn) or about $924 per person for three nights.

Beaches Ocho Rios

On Jamaica’s north coast, you will find Beaches Ocho Rios, an upscale all-inclusive resort for families (Beaches is Sandals Resorts’ family-friendly arm). 

Like the adults-only Sandals, you can get a free wedding when you stay for three nights or more. And the longer you stay, the more perks you can avail of — from a room upgrade to wedding video documentation. But even if you’re simply staying at the minimum required period, you can count on their best-in-class service for your ceremony, reception, and honeymoon.

Beaches Ocho Rios sits on a 22-acre land and is the only Beaches resort with an over-the-water gazebo. Available for an extra cost, this gazebo is the ideal place to tie the knot if you and your partner are true-blue beach lovers. Another option is to hold a beach wedding on their pristine private white-sand beach or wed in the middle of verdant tropical gardens. 

Besides gourmet dining spots, awesome swimming pools, and various watersports, they also got a Pirate Island Waterpark and access to the premier Sandals Golf & Country Club. 

Price starts from $260 (USD) pp/pn for adults and $45 (USD) pp/pn for children. This is equivalent to $780 per adult for three nights and $135 per child for the same length of stay.

Sandals Montego Bay

If you want to hold a Sandals Jamaica wedding nearer the airport, choose Sandals Montego Bay. You can find the beachfront resort — which is the brand’s first-ever all-inclusive resort and flagship location — along the island’s largest private white-sand beach. 

With their over-the-water chapel, you can revel in romance while admiring the unparalleled beauty of Jamaica. But if you want to say your wedding vows and those sweet I do’s amid a gorgeous garden, they also have an intimate chapel. A beautiful pathway, lush greenery, and refreshing fountain pools welcome wedding attendees into the building.

The original Sandals has been renovated to offer beachfront swim-up suites (complete with elite butler service). You and your guests will have six exciting bars (including over-the-water and swim-up bars) and up to 12 world-class fine-dining restaurants to choose from. And have we already mentioned that select suites include private BMW airport transfers?

Sandals Montego Bay is a fun place to play with its array of water- and land-based adventures. You can further make the most of your money because they have a Stay at One Play at Two program, giving you access to Sandals Royal Caribbean, which has its own offshore, Bali-inspired island. 

Price starts from $345 pp/pn or $1,035 per person for three nights.

Secrets Wild Orchid Montego Bay

Every corner of Secrets Wild Orchid screams luxury. So if you want to get married in style and opulence, choose this all-inclusive resort. It’s located on a peninsula, along a mile of an amazing beach area — the perfect background for your big day. 

They offer various packages that fit your style, budget, and preference. For instance, if you want to hold a symbolic ceremony or get married with the service of a judge or minister, they have an option for you. 

At the minimum, you’ll get wedding organization and attire preparation services, bouquet and boutonniere, wedding cake, sparkling wine, complimentary room, and spa discounts. You’ll also get a newlywed package and free anniversary nights (stay for at least 5 nights and get 2 nights for free).

Apart from their roster of wedding packages, you’ll also have the time of your life with their unlimited dining and drinks, 24-hour room service, and endless day and nighttime activities. You’ll also get access to the neighboring Secrets St. James.

Secrets Wild Orchid’s wedding packages range from $999 to $7,500.

Couples San Souci

Caribbean weddings deliver great romance-filled memories. And this resort, made with couples in mind, rounds up our top picks for such an occasion.

Couples San Souci is an all-inclusive oceanfront resort in Ocho Rios. Perched in the dramatic cliffs of Jamaica and set along a majestic coastline, you will surely fall in love with its old-meets-new aesthetic style. But if you’re a couple who is about to get married, this is the best news: They offer a complimentary wedding with stays of at least three nights. Locations include a beach, a spa gazebo, a cliffside/oceanfront gazebo, a garden pond, and a suite.

This package is perfect for up to 4 guests. It already includes a personal wedding planner, sparkling wine, wedding cake, bouquet and boutonniere, wedding/honeymoon registry, a wedding portrait, marriage certificate, and celebratory shirts for the couple.

The premises cover up to 150 suites, 5 restaurants, 7 bars, and 4 swimming pools — plus a private au naturel (naked) beach and pool.

If you want something spontaneous, they also have a runaway bride package available at $450. Their tropical garden wedding is worth $750, while you can get their sunset wedding package at $1,750.

Jamaica Wedding FAQs

Holding a Jamaica wedding? Here are the answers to the questions you probably have in mind.

How much does it cost to get married in Jamaica?

On average, couples spend about $4,700 to $6,500 to get married in Jamaica. This Jamaica destination wedding cost already covers the wedding package, accommodations, and roundtrip airfare. 

For an out-of-the-country intimate wedding, this is relatively inexpensive compared to the average cost of a US wedding — about $20,000.

Can US citizens get married in Jamaica?

Yes, the US recognizes marital ceremonies held in accordance with Jamaican laws. If it’s your dream to say I do in a tropical paradise like Jamaica, don’t worry because it’s considered a legal marriage in the eyes of US law. Just ensure you’re already on the Caribbean island 24 hours before the ceremony. 

What is the best month to get married in Jamaica?

The peak season in Jamaica is from December to April. If you want to avoid touristy crowds and the fierce competition for wedding venues, book early on and choose a date from November to mid-December — once the hurricane season ends and before the influx of vacationers. 

Is Jamaica a good place to get married?

From heavenly views to top-rated resorts to awesome food, music, and culture, Jamaica has everything you want from a tropical wonderland. If you want your forever to begin on a spectacular note, the answer to this question is an easy yes. Explore our website to learn about Jamaica wedding 101 and more.

About The Author
Randell was born in an island nation and is a creature of the water and sun. Aside from amazing Caribbean destinations, he is also fascinated with the region's food, history, culture, and adventures it offers.

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