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Destination Wedding Venue Types You'll Love

When you close your eyes and think about your wedding day, what do you see?

Are you standing on a beautiful beach with the waves crashing behind you or are you in a picturesque gazebo surrounded by lush tropical gardens?

With such a huge variety of extraordinary wedding venue options to choose from in Mexico and the Caribbean, you're sure to find exactly what you're looking for to bring your vision to life!

Sandals South Coast Wedding Jamaica Beach Ceremony


  • The ultimate for beach lovers

  • Ideal for a barefoot, toes-in-the-sand ceremony

  • Can hear the sound of the waves and perfect for sunset photos

  • Least private option and can be hot with no shade

  • Can accommodate groups of all sizes

Royalton Riviera Cancun Rooftop Wedding Ceremony Mexico


  • Chic rooftop terrace setting

  • One of the most private options

  • Open-air venue often with unparalleled views of the ocean

  • May require additional fees

  • Usually best for small to medium groups, but some can accommodate larger groups

Sandals Negril Wedding Jamaica Beach Gazebo


  • Wedding gazebos can be found in a variety of resort locations including: oceanfront, in a garden, poolside, etc.

  • Gazebo styles vary from traditional to more sleek and modern

  • Semi-covered structure provides shade for you and your guests

  • Bonus savings because you don't have to pay for an arch

  • Usually better for smaller weddings

Dreams Tulum Secret Garden Wedding Ceremony Mexico


  • Enjoy natural beauty in a magical tropical oasis

  • Some garden venues are quite spacious while others are much smaller and more intimate

  • Can be on one of the resort's large public lawn areas or tucked away in a secluded spot

  • Group size varies depending on specific venue

Sandals South Coast Overwater Chapel Wedding Jamaica


  • Some resorts have overwater piers and a handful even have overwater chapels complete with a glass floor aisle

  • Sophisticated and elegant feel

  • This picturesque type of venue features stunning panoramic ocean views

  • May require additional fees

  • Best for smaller groups

Hard Rock Riviera Maya Wedding Chapel Mexico


  • Gives you the opportunity to have a Catholic ceremony

  • Chapels vary in size and style; some are air conditioned

  • Enclosed space, not impacted by bad weather

  • May require additional fees

  • Best for small to medium size

Hard Rock Riviera Maya Wedding Mexico Ballroom


  • Private area designated for your wedding

  • Air conditioned venue

  • Not impacted by bad weather

  • Option to have extended late night entertainment hours

  • Can accommodate large groups

Hilton Rose Hall Wedding Aqueduct Jamaica


  • Unique wedding venues can range from a cenote in Mexico to an aqueduct in Jamaica and more

  • Only available at select resorts

  • May be located offsite from main resort

  • Typically require additional fees

  • Group size dependent on specific venue

The perfect destination wedding venue is going to be the one that fits your unique style, budget and event size.

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