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7 Top All-Inclusive Resorts With Affordable Wedding Packages
Minimize the stress of wedding planning and tie the knot at these enchanting and economical retreats.
With top-notch extras such as superior spas, gourmet meals and lavish amenities, these all-inclusive properties stand apart from the pack.(Getty Images)
Planning your wedding at an all-inclusive resort can eliminate the stress out of your big day. Your guests can plan their vacation around your nuptials, and you can rest assured that key wedding details (think: catering, flowers and a gorgeous ceremony backdrop) are steps away. Plus, a variety of all-inclusive retreats have introduced special packages to make hosting a wedding even more seamless and affordable. With that in mind, here are top Caribbean resorts offering enticing, cost-effective wedding packages.
Mexico and Jamaica
Palace Resorts, which boasts eight oceanfront properties overlooking the sparkling waters of the Caribbean Sea, features locations in Jamaica and Mexico. Palace properties offer a five-star experience with extravagant spas and unparalleled service. What's more, Palace properties offer wedding planners available to personalize your wedding day. Palace Resorts' complimentary wedding benefits package includes a complimentary room as well as a free room upgrade per every 10 paid rooms in your wedding party, in addition to private cocktail hours based on the number of booked guests.
You can also earn a $1,500 resort credit for you and your guests, along with special discounts for booking early or midweek. As an added bonus, Palace Resorts lets you visit its properties for free to explore your options ahead of time, provided you book and pay for your stay for your destination wedding.
Breezes Resort in the Bahamas offers a complimentary Endless Love wedding package for guests. The free package includes a wedding planner, a marriage license, a photo, an online registry and honeymoon T-shirts. For $999 or $1,599, respectively, you can upgrade to their Timeless Love or Eternal Love packages, which include additional perks such as spa services, a marriage officiant, a wedding cake and a private cocktail party.
With the Eternal Love package, you can also enjoy a four-night stay on your wedding anniversary, a private candlelit dinner and breakfast in bed. What's more, Breezes Resort is conveniently located only 15 minutes away from the airport, which means getting your guests to the property will be a cinch.
While a clothing-optional resort may not be the dream setting for every couple, Hedonism II in Jamaica provides the ideal backdrop for those yearning for an adult-only experience. This all-inclusive, adults-only resort offers complimentary on-site weddings and vow renewals. What's more, the wedding package includes a personal wedding planner, your choice of ceremony location, a minister, a marriage license, Champagne, a wedding cake, flowers and music.
The family-friendly Sonesta Maho Beach Resort, Casino & Spa, the adults-only Sonesta Great Bay Beach Resort, Casino & Spa and the Sonesta Ocean Point Resort offer a free wedding package. At any of the three Sonesta properties, you can book the Marry Me for Free package provided you book at least 10 rooms for a minimum stay of five nights.
This complimentary wedding package includes discounted room rates for your party, along with your choice of ceremony location, dressing rooms, discounted spa services, a plated dinner, an open bar, a wedding cake and even a sparkling wine toast and day-of wedding coordinator. The bride and groom will also receive a suite upgrade and a welcome amenity, along with a free two-night stays at their preferred Sonesta property for their anniversary.
Bolongo Bay Beach Resort
St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands
The all-inclusive Bolongo Bay Beach Resort in St. Thomas offers an all-inclusive package that is both convenient and cost-effective. The basic Paradise Wedding package includes a ceremony, a free room upgrade, a welcome amenity, a wedding consultation and coordinator, a non-denominational officiant, one hour of professional photography, flowers, music and up to 20 chairs for guests. This package costs $2,100, along with an 18 percent service charge, and is in addition to the price of all-inclusive lodging.
East Winds Inn is a romantic boutique all-inclusive property. With the complimentary wedding package, you can get a marriage license and certificate, a dedicated ceremony location and a bouquet and boutonniere, among other amenities and services, for free. Plus, St. Lucia is known as one of the most beautiful wedding destinations in the Caribbean, thanks to its lush green landscape and rolling hills. And since the property is small, a party of 70 guests can take over the entire retreat for complete privacy and relaxation.
Antigua, the Bahamas, Barbados, Grenada, Jamaica and St. Lucia
At Sandals properties, located in Jamaica, the Bahamas, St. Lucia, Grenada, Barbados, and Antigua, a basic wedding package is free with a paid stay of three nights or longer. With the Beautiful Beginnings package, you can get a bouquet and boutonniere, a wedding table for eight, a romantic centerpiece and a white wedding cake. Plus, you can customize your wedding from there, adding special touches based on your preferred flowers, wedding colors and personal style. Free wedding packages can also include everything from document preparation to an on-site wedding coordinator, music, a registry website and more.
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