Looking to have your wedding in the third largest island on the Caribbean? I’ve got you covered. Knowing that there are so many destinations to choose from and it can be overwhelming trying to find one that you would love over the other, I have narrowed it down to a list of five best destinations in Jamaica where you can have your outdoor weddings.
When To Get Married in Jamaica
The best months to get married in Jamaica are in July, August and December because the weather is always perfect in those months. Avoid the months of June and November because those are the hurricane months. Avoid also the months of February, March and April because they are the school. vacation months and children would take over the resorts.
Documents Required to get Married in Jamaica
Of course there are documents required for you to get married on foreign soil. You can be married in less than 24 hours after your arrival, provided prior application was made for a marriage licence. No residency is required to get married in Jamaica, but these following documents must be submitted before you get married in Jamaica.
- Original proof of citizenship.
- Original or certified copy of birth certificate which includes father’s name.
- Parent’s written consent if under the age of 18.
- Original certificate of divorce if applicable, or certified copy of the death certificate for widow or widower.
- In the case of a name change, certified copies of the documents indicating the same.
- All the above documents MUST be translated into English, and notarized where necessary.
Also be sure to check your country’s requirements for getting married in Jamaica because there may be other requirements that must be completed before you arrive in Jamaica.
Now that we’ve got this out of the way, read our list of Best Outdoor Wedding Destinations in Jamaica, below.
Couples San Souci Jamaica
Couples Sans Souci resort features preserved natural jungles that include waterfalls, grottos, and beaches and is undeniably one of Caribbean beauties. Like every other Couples resorts, Sans Souci emphasizes romance.
Couples Sans Souci Wedding couples and their guests will enjoy soaking up the local Jamaican lifestyle and culture, as Ocho Rios’ city center is a short drive or walk away. You could choose to get married on the lawn, Large Gazebo, the Beach or the Small Gazebo which can only accommodate the maximum of 6 guests.
Hideaway At Royalton Negril Resort Jamaica
A venue that hosts 150 guests and offers a wonderful beach view? That is exactly what you would find at Hideaway at Royalton Negril resort. This resort offers both indoor and outdoor ceremonies and reception so if you ever feel like you want to have your wedding indoors and have your reception outdoor, this is the place.
Sunscape Cove Montego Bay
Sunscape cove is located on a private stretch of beachfront Peninsula. It has a private beach, lobby bar, lounge and two restaurants, you would never run out of options this way. Sunscape cove is known for its boutique like ambiance and the calmness it brings. so if you ever need to host three hundred guests at your wedding, Sunscape Cove Montego Bay is the place to go.
Riu Ocho Rios Jamaica
Known for its Glimmering Caribbean waters, tropical rain forests, and spectacular waterfalls, Riu Ocho Rois is one location with a beautiful architecture and sandy white Jamaican beaches that you would absolutely love.
With the capacity to entertain 120 guests, this resort offers the perfect resort backdrop whether you’re planning an intimate elopement or a large beach soiree. Be sure to stay in the rooms with really great view, you would have no regrets.
Grand Palladium Jamaica Resort
A grand wedding at a place with great architecture and an amazing wedding team at your beck and call? Grand Palladium is just as amazing as it sounds. Get married like the Royalty you are at this resort and watch your guests talk about your wedding for a long time because it is as unforgettable as it gets. If you ever get married at the Palladium, be sure to dig your legs into the white sands and leave a mark in the sands of the Palladium.
I hope this was a good read for you. Be sure to leave your comments on your most preferred wedding destination and if you have attended any wedding in any of these locations, do share your experiences in the comment section.
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