Jamaican Deals Perfect for a Destination WeddingWords by Courtney Kellar Words by Courtney Cox
Photo courtesy of Fred Marcus Photography
Thinking of traveling to Jamaica for your destination wedding? If your answer is yes, then you’ve come to the right place because we’ve got a Jamaican round up thanks to the Jamaican Tourism Board which features all the best deals for getting married away on the small Caribbean island!
“A winter wedding in Jamaica is fun as well as romantic and our vibrant culture adds a wonderfully upbeat dynamic,” says Director of Tourism, John Lynch. “The packages offered here are diverse and there’s a great deal for any couple to choose from.”
Hotel Grace at Richmond Hill
This 18th-century Great House is said to boast some of the best views on the island. With the Grace’s Delight Package (offered through the end of 2011) couple’s get: minister’s services, cake, champagne, bridal party flowers and more. The price is $800 for a party of 10, not including accommodations. Rooms typically run $80 per night and weddings booked three months in advance get 15% off.
Island Routes Caribbean Adventure Tours
This adventure tour company specializes in good times throughout the Caribbean. Want your destination wedding to be an adventure? Island Routes offers custom-designed wedding events with options like arriving to your ceremony in a private helicopter and exchanging vows aloft a bamboo raft on the Great River. Check their web site for weekly specials.
This gorgeous property in Ocho Rios boasts a 97% rating on Trip Adviser and was rated a Treveler’s Choice Award Winner. The Wedding and Honeymoon Package is available for weddings booked by April 15, 2011. Included is the following: daily breakfast and intimate dinners, wedding cake for two, sparkling wine, wedding photo album, minister’s fee and more. The cost per couple for seven days/six nights in $6,409, with additional nights available at a rate of $835 per room.
Hotel Mocking Bird Hotel
This eco-friendly boutique hotel offers a weddings with a small carbon footprint, but with big impact. It supports sustainable tourism with its Intimate Wedding Ceremony Package: tropical flower bouquets, cuisine prepared with only local ingredients, wedding planner, photography, floral arraingments and a romantic four course dinner. The cost per couple is $1,386.
Jamaica’s Couples Resorts
There are Couples Resorts locations throughout Jamaica, but each offer the Sunset Wedding Package year-round for $890. The package includes: a ceremony at sunset, wedding coordinator, minister, photographer, wedding cake, champagne, photos and album, and breakfast in bed the morning after the wedding. There is a $200 government processing fee.
This five-star resort has weddings down pact. Included in the resort’s Allure Package is a personal wedding planner, professional salon services for the bride, photography, flower arrangements, cocktail hour, customized buffet or plated dinner menu, three-tiered cake and professional musician and DJ. The package is priced at $17,000 for 50 guests and $13,500 for 30 guests.
For more specials and to see all that Jamaica has to offer go to VisitJamaica.com.
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