3 Divine Ways to Wed in San Juan
August 1, 2022
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Dreaming of a beachfront wedding with a Caribbean vibe steps away from a vibrant city? No need to find your passport, just pack your beach bag and head for San Juan’s Condado Beach. The district east of Old San Juan is brimming with infinite possibilities for couples looking to host a destination wedding that feels far away but is part of the United States. “Thanks to the ease of domestic travel, the year-round tropical climate, stunning oceanfront venues and the great wedding vendor-partners, San Juan is truly a hidden gem for destination weddings,” says Albert Charbonneau, General Manager of Condado Ocean Club.
The Condado Ocean Club is one of the Condado Collection’s treasures in San Juan. The adults-only boutique hotel is the perfect beachside destination for intimate weddings, bachelor and bachelorette groups welcome events or after-parties. The chic boutique hotel boasts an al fresco terrace and a ballroom with sweeping ocean views. The property was recently rebranded and added to the collection. Its fresh and playful vibe is ideal for a modern couple focused on fun.
“With multiple prime oceanfront venues in one of the most elevated districts of San Juan, La Concha Resort creates a truly magical environment for weddings of all kinds,” says Jessica Rivera, Weddings Manager at La Concha Resort. “From beachfront weddings to events held in our incredible Perla venue which features ceilings shaped to reflect the inside of a shell, our expert team is here to create an unforgettable moment for every wedding party.” La Concha is a buzzy beachside destination with a plethora of venues, seven culinary destinations, a casino, swimming pools and a wellness program. Whether you want to tie the knot poolside, beachside, inside a shell, ballroom or salon, you will find a stunning space at this inviting resort.
Originally built in 1919 by Frederick William Vanderbilt, Condado Vanderbilt was once the heart of the social scene in San Juan. A $200 million renovation revitalized the original Spanish Revival building and added two Suite Towers. The grand hotel features lavish spaces to wed including a ballroom that can welcome up to 600 guests to dazzle under custom-made Italian chandeliers, smaller salons and indoor and outdoor patios, verandas and a lovely terrace. The luxurious landmark property also boasts a world-class spa with the only Hamman in Puerto Rico, myriad fine dining experiences and high-end programming and experiences for couples and their guests.
Condado Beach is a splendid spot affording your guests a roster of experiences including meandering in historic Old San Juan, ziplining in El Yunque Rainforest, snorkeling, sailing and exploring the region’s rare bioluminescent bays.