Destination I Do
Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Destination Wedding St Maarten: Get Married for Free!

Words by Courtney Kellar
Words by Courtney Cox
Photos courtesy of Sonesta Resorts Sint Maarten

Couples considering hosting their destination wedding in the Caribbean literally have hundreds of options to choose from when it comes to picking a venue. Thus, a lot of resorts have special romance or honeymoon packages to help distinguish themselves from the competition. Sonesta Resorts Sint Maarten is one such property with their “Marry Me for Free” package.

Groups who book 10 rooms for five nights or more get a wedding ceremony plus reception free of charge! Couples can choose between Sonesta Maho Beach Resort & Casino, the island’s nightlife hub, or Sonesta Great Bay Beach Resort & Casino, a white-sand beach resort. Not only that, but the group gets discounted room rates starting at $195 a night at Sonesta Maho and $156 per night at Sonesta Great Bay.

All of the wedding coordination is handled by an in-house professional so the couple can relax and enjoy their time in the Caribbean. Backed by their nearest and dearest, the couple can top of a week long Caribbean vacation with a wedding ceremony and reception. The “Marry Me for Free” package includes:

• Room discount

• Ceremony venue (cliff-side gazebo, beach, function room)

• On-site wedding coordinator for one hour

• Officiate

• Open bar during event

• Customized wedding reception/dinner (based on package selected)

• Custom wedding cake

• Sparkling wine toast

• Suite upgrade for bride and groom

• Signature Sonesta Champagne Flutes (for bride and groom)

• 10% off of services at Sonesta Maho’s Good Life Spa

• Welcome gift for bride and groom

• BONUS - 50% off stay (room-only) for couple’s one-year anniversary

Sonesta Resorts will handle the official marriage license, documentation charges, stamp duties and translation of documents. The offer must be booked through Sonesta Wedding Sales and is valid through December 2012. To book your “Marry Me for Free” package or to learn more about Sonesta Resorts Sint Maarten, visit or contact the Wedding Sales Coordinator, Andrew Rippel, at

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