Beach weddings are becoming increasingly more popular so if this is something you have dreamed about, read on. Beaches are beautiful and very relaxing so it makes good sense to have your wedding in a beach location. In this article, I take a look at five of the best beach wedding venues I found. But let’s talk about a few prerequisites first.
Time of Year
One thing you need to keep in mind is the time of year so let’s not forget about the weather. Some beach locations experience bad weather at certain times of the year. For instance, planning a wedding in Miami during hurricane season is a little risky. But planning your wedding in the Spring means it won’t be exceedingly hot and you’ll probably avoid any big storms.
Time of Day
Having a beach wedding at sunrise or sunset can really set the mood for a beautiful day or evening. Each provides gorgeous warm lighting with amazing colors. Imagine what the photos will look like!
For a small, intimate ceremony, a sunrise wedding will give you a beautiful start to your wedding day. You’ll get to experience the beautiful colors as the sun comes up! You’ll also avoid crowds! Not many people will be up at sunrise!
A sunset wedding can really set the mood for an amazing evening reception. It also will give you the entire day to recover from a long rehearsal dinner the night before! You’ll have the whole day to pamper yourself with a massage, manicure, or facial. It also gives you time to take care of any last-minute items. So let’s check out the beachfront resorts I found!
1. Secret Harbour Beach Resort, St. Thomas, Virgin Islands
Couples interested in the wedding packages at Secret Harbour Beach Resort can choose from three different packages – Classic, Deluxe, and Ultimate – designed to suit every wedding budget and preference.
The Classic package includes an outdoor ceremony location overlooking the stunning ocean view, reception venue, DJ, photographer, florist, custom wedding cake, bartender, waiter/waitress, and chef.
The Deluxe package adds a beachfront ceremony location, a champagne toast, custom wedding cake, an additional photographer, a bouquet of roses, a candlelight dinner, a dessert table, a DJ, a florist, and a bartender.
Guests staying in one of the suites will receive complimentary access to the pool and fitness center. There will also be free breakfast and lunch daily, plus evening hors d’oeuvres, cocktails and desserts throughout the day.
Everyone on your guest list will enjoy the breathtaking views of the Caribbean Sea from the resort’s rooftop terrace. They will also be able to relax at the resort’s spa where treatments include facials, massages, manicures, and pedicures.
For those looking to make their special occasion even more memorable, there are many options including a honeymoon package, a destination wedding package, a rehearsal dinner package, and a family reunion package.
To book a reservation, contact the Secret Harbour Beach Resort directly at 727-826-3300.
2. Dreams Riviera Cancun Resort & Spa, Cancun, Mexico
The Dreams Riviera Cancun is part of the Hyatt Group and offers several different locations to hold your wedding reception. It’s a beautiful backdrop for your big day. Their team of experts will help you design the perfect day for you and your guests ensuring every detail is handled. From the food menu to the decor, they take the stress out of planning your big day.
3. Water’s Edge Resort & Spa, Westbrook, Connecticut
At the Water’s Edge Resort & Spa, couples can plan their big day without breaking the bank. This resort is located on the East Coast and is a great place for your dream wedding. The luxury hotel features stunning waterfront views of Long Island Sound, making it easy to capture memories of the perfect day. And because weddings are about celebrating love, there are plenty of ways to make sure you don’t break the bank. Starting at just $5,000, couples can choose from several package options, including a four-hour ceremony, three hours of reception food and drinks, and one hour of photography. There are even additional add-ons such as flower arrangements and table settings. To learn more, call 877-922-8687.
4. Loulu Palm Weddings, Haleiwa, Hawaii
At Loulu Palm, you’re surrounded by sweeping views, lush greenery, and beautiful waterfalls. And they have very affordable options.
They have a very experienced wedding team to make sure every detail of your wedding is perfect. Whether you want a traditional Hawaiian ceremony, a modern beachfront affair, or something completely custom, they can help you design a package that meets your needs and suits your style.
Wedding packages include everything from floral arrangements, catering, music, and photography to transportation, accommodations, and even resort fees. There are many different options to fit your budget.
5. Royalton – St Lucia
This luxury resort offers options for couples and families. You’ll get everything you need for your big day including a wedding planner, a chef, a wedding photographer, and even a wedding videographer. Couples can choose from several packages ranging from $20,000 to over $100,000.
The price depends on what you want. If you just want a simple ceremony with some friends and family, it might be cheaper to go with one of the smaller packages. However, if you want a lavish affair complete with a DJ, catering, flowers, and champagne, you can pay up to $100,000. Royalton St Lucia offers many different packages depending on how elaborate you want your wedding to be.
Guests can reserve rooms starting at $1,500 per night. Each room includes a full kitchen, a dining area, a living room, a king bed, and a balcony. Some suites come with a Jacuzzi tub.
There is also an onsite bar serving specialty cocktails, beer, wine, and spirits. Guests can dine at the restaurant located next door.
A wedding coordinator will be there every step of the way to ensure that everything goes smoothly. They will make sure that everyone has enough alcohol, that the cake arrives on time, and that the bride and groom don’t run out of things to do.
If guests have special dietary requirements, they can contact the front desk and they will try to accommodate them.
Wedding packages start at $2,950.
FAQs About Beach Wedding Venues
What are the best beaches to get married on?
Top beach wedding destinations include White Bay Beach, Peter Island, Virgin Islands; Horseshoe Bay Beach, Bermuda; Pink Sands Beach, Bahamas; and Makena Cove Beach, Maui, Hawaii.
What is the best month to have a beach wedding?
Spring is the best month to get married. The weather is warm and mild and flowers are blooming. Spring Break allows families to travel without taking their kids out of school for an extended period of time.
I hope you have enjoyed exploring these fabulous beach resorts for your destination wedding! All of these resorts provide affordable wedding packages that will fit your budget. Are you considering any of these locations? Leave a comment below!