You have decided to get married – Congratulations! You will want the beginning of your life together to be special and amazing, but you may not know where to start. Planning a wedding can be a huge undertaking and a genuine headache involving many details. Unless one of the fabulous Sandals Resorts in the Caribbean takes care of the heavy work for you. For free!
Each Sandals resort has a wedding planning team to help you achieve your dream wedding. Few destinations are as breathtaking as the all-inclusive, adults-only Sandals resorts, with their perfect beaches, luxury accommodations, endless activities, and award-winning food with classic and local flavors accompanied by Sandals’ own unlimited Robert Mondavi Twin Oaks wine. Depending on the resort, they can have up to 16 all-inclusive restaurants from which to choose. Hard to find all that in one place somewhere else.
In addition, the top-level accommodations come with 24-hour private butler service. Imagine a honeymoon where your every wish is taken care of – unpacking your suitcases, bringing drinks and snacks to the beach, and helping with reservations and activities. At Sandals, your butler is at your service.
The great news is that if you stay at a Sandals resort and get married, you are already on your honeymoon! No extra travel is required. You can enjoy a Sandals wedding and honeymoon all in one idyllic setting.
There are 16 Sandals destinations on seven amazing Caribbean islands chosen for their extraordinary beauty, white beaches, and clear, azure waters. While all 16 resorts handle destination weddings with their own unique flair, there are four resorts that have become favorites with guests seeking to make their dream come true.
Sandals Wedding Registration
A couple can take advantage of Sandals’ own unique wedding and honeymoon registry. This is where friends and family can contribute to all costs associated with the wedding and/or honeymoon (such as accommodations, room upgrades, spa treatments, and special location tours) or to register for wedding gifts. Your wedding/honeymoon of a lifetime might be paid up before the big day!
Top 4 Sandals Resorts for Your Destination Wedding
Sandals Montego Bay
Sandals’ history as an amazing adults-only all-inclusive resort began in 1981 with Sandals Montego Bay in Jamaica. It was created with romance and pampering in mind, and they have been planning weddings for 40 years.
The original resort has been enhanced considerably since its original concept with an over-the-water bar and its incredible over-the-water wedding chapel with a glass aisle (you are literally walking on top of the ocean and getting married on the water with a view of the Caribbean Sea.
Sandals Royal Barbados
Sandals Royal Barbados in St. Lawrence Gap was created with lovers in mind, including its Lovers Lanes Bowling Alley. It has redefined luxury and pampering with its swim-up and Millionaire Suites with Butler Service.
Butler suites guests will enjoy a transfer from the airport in a Rolls-Royce or Mercedes-Benz to begin their wedding in style.
This Sandals resort was named Bahamas’ Leading All-Inclusive Resort and was awarded five stars by the American Academy of Hospitality Sciences for its unrivaled perfect service. It positively screams ideal wedding destination.
Sandals Grande Antigua
Sandals Grande Antigua in Dickenson Bay has been named the World’s Most Romantic Resort year after year. It is the ultimate honeymoon hideaway. It has also been named the Best All-Inclusive Resort for Destination Weddings.
Sandals Grande Antigua was designed with European sophistication in mind and is a sought-after tropical getaway with 11 restaurants and plush four-poster king-size beds. Sandals Grande Antigua is great for a small, intimate wedding or a grand affair.
Sandals Royal Caribbean
Sandals Royal Caribbean in Nassau has all the wonderful amenities of other Sandals resorts – a great white-sand beach, two large pools, exotic over-the-water bungalows with private pool and soaking tubs, and Butler Service for butler-level guests. The resort’s nine restaurants serve up a global culinary experience, from Caribbean, Thai, French, and British pub-style.
And Sandals Royal Caribbean has an added surprise – a hidden, secluded island just offshore. A boat ride from the mainland will take guests to a small, private island with its own private beaches, daybeds for relaxing on the beach, a swim-up bar, and an incredible over-the-water Thai restaurant. While the wedding party can spend evenings on the mainland, getting married on this private island signifies the ultimate celebration – and Sandals’ three-night free weddings package applies to weddings on this sublime refuge. Return to the mainland following the ceremony or celebrate around a bonfire or at the private island’s Beach Club.
Slight warning – one of the two beaches on the island is clothing optional and might upset the new mother-in-law.
Not Just The Beach – Sandals Garden Wedding
Many couples dream of a beach wedding, and it probably doesn’t get much better. However, some people prefer not to get sand between their toes while still enjoying a beach honeymoon. Sandals resorts has not forgotten them.
There are lovely manicured and blooming wedding gardens with a gazebo at Sandals Emerald Bay in the Bahamas, Sandals Grande Antigua in Antigua, and Sandals Ochi in Jamaica.
These lush gardens provide a colorful and beautiful background for an elegant wedding, and the happy couple can still spend their honeymoon on the beach.
A Free Wedding at Sandals Resorts
A free wedding is included with your stay at any Sandals Resort. All you need to do is stay for a minimum of three evenings – and you will want to stay longer. A Sandals’ wedding planner will work with you on the arrangements.
A free wedding – the Beautiful Beginnings Wedding Package – includes:
- A personal wedding planner.
- Help with preparing the necessary marriage documents. Local fees are not included in the package.
- A stylish wedding garment bag.
- Regardless of which resort, it will be one of the most stunning locations anywhere.
- A bouquet for the bride and a boutonniere for the groom.
- White, comfortable chairs for wedding guests.
- Pre-recorded musical accompaniment.
- Five by seven wedding photographs.
- A wedding cake.
- A decorated head table.
- A reception with cocktails for a maximum of eight guests
- A bride and groom signature cocktail
Anywhere else, the above would be a considerable expense. With a three-night stay at Sandals, it doesn’t cost the couple anything. And since at any Sandals everything is all-inclusive – accommodation, food, alcohol, activities, and even a wedding – the stay is paid for before the couple even arrives. When opting for a fantastic Sandals Resorts wedding, the savings simply keep adding up.
The honeymoon package includes breakfast in bed, turn-down service with blossom petals, and a special white-glove dinner.
If couples spend seven or more nights at a Sandals resort for their wedding and honeymoon, they will receive additional rewards, such as $500 toward a marriage license and other fees, a $500 room upgrade, $200 credit for a photographer, $200 videography credit, and $100 credit toward scuba diving lessons and certification in one of the world’s greatest scuba diving locations.
If the couple has five or more guests staying at a Sandals Resort, Sandals will provide romantic tiki torches, a sangria bar, and a lobster dinner for all. If you book five rooms for these guests, a sixth room is free, and the rooms will be discounted if ten or more are booked. The bargains just keep adding up when you use a Sandals Resort as your wedding destination. And guests will remember this as the vacation of a lifetime.
Customize Your Wedding
A free wedding in paradise is nothing short of a dream. Some couples, however, may wish to add some personal touches, and the Sandals wedding planner will help with that:
Decorate the wedding aisle to your unique taste for $80 to $900.
Decorate a plain white chair into something fancy for $11 to $110.
Have a band ($500) or guitar player ($300 to $650) perform live at the wedding and/or reception.
Arrange for a photographer and a package of digital images of the wedding.
A dinner set up for a group of people is $14 per person.
Hair & Makeup – every bride longs to look like a princess on her wedding day, and Sandals Resorts’ Red Lane Spa will create the perfect bridal look. They offer a pre-wedding package or a general a la carte menu of beauty services that will have any bride feeling and looking like a queen from head to toe. The Red Spa wedding package begins at $400.
These prices may vary but are still a fantastic bargain when compared to a non-Sandals wedding.
What If You Are Unsure About Having Your Wedding at Sandals
Few wedding destinations are as fabulous Sandals. The beaches, the food, exotic suites and rooms, and the luxurious pampering by a private butler will exceed most honeymoon expectations. However, a few couples may still have plenty of questions. For those, Sandals has a special Preview Your Wedding Package deal. This allows couples a three-night all-inclusive stay at a great discounted rate ($250 per night) to meet with the wedding planner and scrutinize the entire venue. This amounts to a bargain vacation at some exquisite Sandals beach resort. If the couple decides to return for their wedding (and why wouldn’t they?), they will receive a $1,050 credit if they book at least five wedding rooms.
Couples can be assured that Sandals is their perfect choice for a wedding and a honeymoon. No other resort will go to such lengths to guarantee that wedding dreams come true.
Your wedding may be one of the most important events in your life. When you choose a Sandals Resorts Destination Wedding, you create the memories of a lifetime – and it can be absolutely free.