No place better complements a bridal couple’s elation and hopes for a lifetime of bliss than beautiful Jamaica where romance abounds. The island’s finest hotels, resorts and attractions have made it easier for couples to celebrate their love, with special packages and deals that won’t break the bridal bank.
“In Jamaica, romance is found in the tranquility of its beaches, lushness of its gardens, and breathtaking sunsets. Passion fuels our culture and ignites our soul, therefore no other destination is as committed to a couple’s fantasy wedding and honeymoon than the land of “One Love” – Jamaica,” said John Lynch, Jamaica’s Director of Tourism. “Whether couples prefer an all-inclusive hotel or a lush private villa, Jamaica has every accommodation to fit every desire and budget.”
Breezes Resorts’ Dream Wedding Collection is valid for couples who book a minimum of six nights. The package includes a wedding planner, wedding cake, a non-denominational minister, marriage license, bouquet and boutonniere, champagne, music, decorations, four guests passes, and a one-year anniversary return stay. The Dream Wedding Collection allows couples to tailor-plan their nuptials with new, more luxurious à la carte options. The Sweet Dream Wedding, priced at US$799, includes a private cocktail party, a private candlelit dinner for two, a romantic petal turndown service, breakfast in bed, a relaxing couple’s massage and 15 percent off additional spa services for the entire wedding party, and additional photos of the couples’ special day. The Sunset Dream Wedding, priced at US$1,299 includes additional decorations, keepsakes such as his and her robes, a knife and cake server set, and a tour/excursion of their choice to enhance their tropical destination escape.
At Rainforest Adventures at Mystic Mountain in Ocho Rios say I Do at 700 Feet. Couples can choose one of three adventure-themed ceremonies: flying high on the Sky Explorer through the treetops, on the lawn atop Mystic Mountain, or in the Mystic Pavilion restaurant. Each package includes a marriage officer, bouquet and boutonniere, on-site wedding coordinator, professional photography, one-tier wedding cake, two bottles of champagne, tropical decorations, wedding album with 24 professional photos and CD of digital images, marriage certificate, license fees, two witnesses (if none available) and all legal processing of documents prior to the wedding ceremony.
Franklyn D. Resort & Spa and FDR Pebbles Resort offer couples Free Weddings when they book a seven-night minimum stay. Guests who book now through December 16, 2010 can also enjoy a renewal of vows courtesy of the resorts. Both FDR Resorts are the perfect places to get married with the kids in tow. They are the only resorts in the Caribbean whose prices include a dedicated Vacation Nanny for each family, so mom and dad can sneak away for a romantic rendezvous.
Sandals Resorts’ WeddingMoons® offers complimentary wedding packages when couples book a six-night stay in select room categories. The package features a personal wedding planner to coordinate a romantic meal after the ceremony. In addition, the recently introduced Sandals Weddings by Martha Stewart allows couples at any of the Luxury Included Sandals Resorts and Beaches Resorts to choose from several themed Martha Stewart Weddings.
Jamaica Inn has created a Weddings & Honeymoons Package for US$4,750 per couple for seven-days/six-nights for bookings done now through December 14, 2010. Jamaica Inn will include a seventh night free (meals and drinks not included), and additional nights can be booked at a reduced rate of US$538. The package includes the marriage officer, a bouquet and boutonniere, a photo album with 36 exposures and the negatives, a wedding cake for two and bottle of champagne, accommodation in an Ocean View Deluxe Veranda Suite, full breakfast and gourmet dinner daily, airport transfers, one half-hour couples massage or reflexology, “Touch” Experience at Dolphin Cove, Dunn’s River Falls Trip by Boat, a Jamaica Inn candle and all gratuities and taxes. All guests enjoy complimentary use of sunfish, kayaks and snorkeling equipment, tennis and croquet, and a welcome drink upon arrival.
Plan a memorable wedding at Grand Palladium Jamaica Resort and Spa and Grand Palladium Lady Hamilton Resort and Spa with the Sapphire, Ruby and Pearl Wedding Packages. The packages include a marriage officer, tropical bouquet, wedding cake, wedding coordinator, bottle of champagne and a host of other features designed specifically for each elegant package. Rates start at US$1,700 and are available every day except Sundays, Christmas Day and New Year’s Day.
Tensing Pen’s Simply for Two package allows couples to save 10 percent when they book a seven-night stay in any of their cottages. Guests who get married at the hotel can also save 10 percent on the cost of the Bride and Groom Only Wedding Package, which includes a private wedding for the bride and groom only, the marriage license, minister’s fees, tropical bouquet and boutonniere, bottle of Sparkling Wine, wedding cake and twenty-four photos. Book until May 31, 2010 for travel between June 8 – October 30, 2010.
Riu Negril has designed the Free Wedding Package 2011 for couples who want an elegant affair without the hefty price tag. The package features a beautifully decorated location for the ceremony, wedding cake, sparkling wine, bouquet and boutonniere, wedding coordinator, semi-private dinner for the couple and wedding guests at one of the specialty restaurants, wedding cake and a 10 percent discount on all Spa treatments for the bride, groom, and their guests. Couples must book a minimum of five rooms. For this package Minister’s fees and documentation are not included. This package is available through January 1 – December 31, 2011.
Tower Cloisters allows couples to exchange vows in an intimate setting on the rooftop including a wedding arch and decorated surroundings, minister’s fees, marriage license, bridal bouquet and boutonniere for the groom, one-tier wedding cake, a bottle of sparkling wine and three night’s accommodation. The package starts at US $1,200.
The Beach House Villas is offering an Intimate Wedding Package including minister’s fees, marriage certificates, ceremony seating for ten guests, bouquet and boutonniere, single-tier wedding cake and a bottle of champagne. The package starts at US $899 and a 50 percent deposit is required once the villa reservations have been confirmed.
Couples Tower Isle, Couples Sans Souci, Couples Swept Away, and Couples Negril have designed a Group Special where couples who book 10 rooms for their wedding party will receive the eleventh room free. To take advantage of this offer, the couple must book by June 30, 2010. Blackout dates: December 26, 2010 – January 1, 2011 and February 12 – 26, 2011.
Fun Holiday Beach Resort is offering a Together Forever Wedding Package for US$850 including venue, bridal bouquet, corsage, champagne, dinner for two on the beach, two copies of marriage certificates and the services of a minister. The package must be booked one month prior to the wedding date.
Sunflower Cottages & Villas has a Wedding Special for US$700, which includes a marriage officer, certified copy of wedding certificate, venue, bouquet and boutonniere, decoration of wedding location, a bottle of champagne, wedding cake and accommodation for one night with complementary breakfast for newlyweds. Book until November 30, 2010 for travel until December 21, 2010.
Coyaba Beach Resort has an Intimate Jamaica Honeymoon Package that is available for couples all year round. The package includes Ocean Junior Suite accommodations for two, champagne and welcome gift on arrival, a la carte breakfast and dinner daily, choice of a day-trip including transportation or one massage per person, unlimited tennis, daily afternoon tea, watersports and fitness room and reduced greens fees at select courses. The rate for travel between now and December 15, 2010 is US$2650 and from December 16, 2010 – April 15, 2011 is US $ 4100.
Round Hill Hotel & Villas’ Round Hill Rendezvous package includes accommodation in a deluxe villa with a private pool, breakfast, lunch, dinner and room service, nightly entertainment, a bottle of champagne and tropical fruit platter upon arrival, use of fitness center, a 50 minute tranquility massage for each person at the Spa, and one candle light dinner served in the Gazebo overlooking the ocean, with a bottle of “Round Hill Chardonnay” or “Round Hill Cabernet Sauvignon.” Rates per couple are US$2,490 for three nights, US$4,155 for five nights and US$5,815 for seven nights. The package is available until December 18, 2010, excluding September 1 – 30, 2010 and November 24 – November 30, 2010.