Getting Married in a Jamaican Villa

The romance of the tropics, privacy, the luxury of being cared for by an attentive staff ... Jamaica weddings has them all.

For years, Jamaican weddings have been high on the list of favorites for couples entering one of life's greatest adventures. Our villas make the most perfect locations for a great day thanks to the loving staff and the level of care that is an integral quality of every vacation we arrange.

We have a great deal of experience organizing accommodations for wedding parties, be it a secluded villa for just the couple, or a combination of neighboring properties for a large group of family and friends.

We offer guidance and contact numbers which you will find on this page so that you can make your own arrangements for a simple event. For anything larger we recommend, you employ one of our locally-based wedding planners who are experienced in arranging Jamaican weddings.

We look forward to helping you plan the wedding of your dreams!

Minimum Rental

A one-week (7 nights) minimum rental at the full house rate is required for the villa where the wedding and any associated events are to take place. It is economic to house your additional wedding guests in one or more of our villas rather than a hotel. For "sister" villas where your additional guests are accommodated, there is a seven-night minimum in High Season and a five-night minimum in Low Season. 

When to Hold the Ceremony

We recommend scheduling the ceremony close to sundown with the reception starting under the beautiful Jamaican sunset and growing into a romantic candlelight evening. In Winter months, sunset is around 5:30 PM, so schedule your ceremony for 5:00 PM. In summer months, sunset is around 6:30 but as Jamaican law requires that marriages take place before 6:00 PM, schedule your ceremony for no later than 5:30 PM!


Holding your wedding at a villa keeps reception costs down ~ whether you want a small wedding or a seated dinner or a poolside buffet. Your wedding coordinator will suggest various options, from finger food to an elaborate seated dinner. For large groups ... more than the maximum occupancy of the main villa ... we require that you employ an outside caterer for food and beverage.


Apart from the normal gratuity - 10% of the villa rental in High Season and 15% in Low Season -, you may wish to show your staff additional consideration for the extra effort they will make for your wedding. Of course, if staff from other villas have been helping at any event, they too will appreciate the recognition of their contribution when you are distributing gratuities. For a complete understanding of the budget, click here to learn about your budget.


Would you like to speak to one of the couples who cherish their special memories of weddings and honeymoons in our Jamaican villas? Just ask us and we'll put you in touch with some of our brides and grooms.

All rates quoted above are in US$.

Minister/Marriage Officer

If you need information about a Marriage officer or a Catholic ceremony, please call us.

Rev. Glenroy Clarke – 1-876-408-5644 –

Documents Required

The minister or marriage officer will need the following to make an application for your marriage license.

  • Copy of birth certificates.
  • If applicable, certified divorce papers or certified death certificates (if not certified, must be notarized).
  • Notarized parental consent if under 21 years.
  • Fees start at $350.00 for a blessing and $600 for the full ceremony with all documents and licensing. Please speak to your agent and we can help you contact the relevant minister for up-to-date fees.

Also include both applicants' full names and occupations, status (single/divorced/widowed), date and time of the wedding, fathers' full names, name of the villa where the ceremony will take place, and proposed length of stay in Jamaica.

Applicants must be on the island 24 hours prior to the wedding.

Apply for a license at least 6 weeks before the wedding date.

Wedding Planning and Coordination

If you plan only a simple ceremony, you may not need a coordinator. If you plan a larger wedding a coordinator is required by most villas and is indispensable to help you plan your perfect day. For example, if you want music from a DJ or a live calypso band, outside catering, a photographer/videographer, or a rehearsal dinner and full reception.

Please ask our agents for the telephone numbers of experienced wedding coordinators who reside in Jamaica. Each will quote you a fee and costs for all you request based on the details of your individual wedding.

I Do Islands      1-876-298-5493 -

Caribbean Pantry – 1-876-973-7292 -

The Wedding Cake

The traditional Jamaican Wedding Cake is dark and rich like a Christmas pudding, made with dried fruits such as prunes, raisins, dates, currants, cherries, etc. These fruits are finely chopped and marinated in wine and rum for weeks. This wonderful blend forms the base of your cake mixture. A crisp white frosting and fresh flowers complete the picture. Your cake can have one, two, or three tiers. (Leftovers will last. Traditionally small pieces of the cake would be mailed in little boxes to friends and relatives who could not attend the wedding, and the top tier of the cake would be packed away and kept for use as the first child’s christening cake). The cost of the Jamaican Wedding Cake will depend on how many guests you wish to serve.

A traditional American-tiered wedding cake can be ordered from a bakery or you can submit your own design for our pastry chef to create. Price varies with design and the number of guests you want to serve. Another option is simply to ask your villa cook to prepare and decorate a sponge cake.

Dom’s Delights -

Treatz Bakehouse – 1-876-423-0406


For specific blossoms for corsages, boutonnieres, bouquets, decorations, and centerpieces, we recommend that you ask your wedding coordinator to order these through a local florist.

Tai Flora – 1-876-797-8113 Jamaica or 1-305-420-5827 USA –


Speak to your agent for a list of our wonderful wedding photographers

Sukimac Photography – 1-876-

Makeup Artist

Tamara Melville –   

Wedding Villas

In our experience, the following villas are the best for Weddings. If extra guests require accommodations, we recommend the rental of neighboring "sister" villas.

The villa where the wedding takes place requires a minimum one-week rental at full house rate. For "sister" villas where additional guests are accommodated, there is a seven-night minimum in High Season and a five-night minimum in Low Season.

The maximum guest count for any event surrounding a wedding is indicated under each villa listed below.

In most villas, a $15 per person surcharge applies to outside guests (in excess of double occupancy per bedroom) who attend a rehearsal dinner, the wedding reception, brunch, or any other hospitality event at the wedding villa.   

Additional Wedding Information

Villas that do not host weddings are:

Amanoka, Buttonwood, Canoe Cove, Fairway Manor, Kenyan Sunset, Lime Acre, Longview Manor, Makana, Malatai, Noble House on the Beach, Promiseas, Sea Salt at Old Fort Bay, Sundown, Tranquillity on the Beach, Villa Lido

Some homeowners at The Tryall Club will permit weddings in their villa and there are other locations at the resort for larger weddings.  If you are planning to be married at the Tryall Club, all arrangements must be coordinated with one of their wedding planners.  Please ask your agent for more information. 

Photo Villa and Amenities Villas with Close Proximity
A Summer Place on the Beach A Summer Place on the Beach7 Bedrooms

Nestled on its own sandy beach by the blue waters of Discovery Bay, A Summer Place is a spacious and playful family home. The design is of typical Caribbean gingerbread style with hand-carved fretwork trimming the length of the house. Additional staff required (plus tables, chairs, etc.). $15 surcharge per person. Maximum guests: 100

Allamanda Allamanda5 Bedrooms

ALLAMANDA is a brilliant contemporary private villa with large heated pool, an excellent staff including top-rated chef, and nearby membership at Round Hill. $15 surcharge applies. Maximum guests: 50

Almond Hill

Almond Hill4 Bedrooms

Designed by Prince Kasimir Korybut in 1993 and brilliantly renovated in 2012, Almond Hill is a lovely private home located on a former 500-acre coconut plantation just 22 minutes west of Montego Bay and a two-minute drive from posh Round Hill where guests enjoy complimentary resort membership. Maximum guests: 20

Bambu Bambu6 Bedrooms

Nine miles west of Montego Bay is a large private site overlooking perhaps the most glorious view of sea and sky on Jamaica’s renowned north coast. Elegantly perched on eight and a half acres atop this hill is Bambu, a grand six-bedroom private villa distinguished by its classic architecture and appreciated by discerning vacationers. Maximum guests: 60-75, US$15 per person surcharge, Damage Deposit US$2,000, 7-night minimum in high-season, 5-night minimum in low season. 

Blue Heaven Blue Heaven3 Bedrooms 

The grounds are adorned by elegant palm trees, bougainvillea, hibiscus, ginger lilies, frangipani, bamboo, ferns, lavender and periwinkle. Velvety soft zoysia grass invites barefoot walks around the lawn. Maximum guests: 30

Cliffside Cottage Cliffside Cottage5 Bedrooms

Dramatically perched on a lush green hillside above the sea, Cliffside Cottage commands stunning views of the deep blue Caribbean Sea by day and romantic lights that glisten across Montego Bay after sunset. Sunrise and sunset vistas from this vantage point are mesmerizing. Maximum guests: 50

Coach House at Good Hope Coach House at Good Hope7 Bedrooms

The Coach House is a fantastic gathering place for families, retreats, and friends,- with space for togetherness, space for discovering nature, space for alone time. Like travelling through a time warp, to visit Jamaica's countryside is to experience another Jamaica of 30 years ago. The pace is slow, the lifestyle uncomplicated, the people are kind and calm and the service is family style.

    Endless Summer Endless Summer7 Bedrooms

    One of the most glamorous villas in Jamaica, Endless Summer is a turreted mansion with breathtaking views of the Caribbean Sea. From the porte-cochere, beveled glass doors open to a dramatic 80' columned space. $15 surcharge per person. Maximum guests: 75

    Flower Hill

    Flower Hill6 Bedrooms

    Flower Hill is one of the most luxurious villas in Montego Bay's, Spring Farm neighborhood. This Premier 19,000-sq-ft villa sits on 4 beautifully landscaped acres overlooking the Half Moon Beach Resort and Golf Club. Minimum night stay is required: 7 night minimum in High Season & 5 night minimum in Low Season. A $30 per person surcharge applies to outside guests who attend a rehearsal dinner, the wedding reception, brunch or any other hospitality event. An additional $1,000 non-refundable cleaning fee and $5,000 damage deposit apply as well. Maximum guests: 80

    Fortlands Point on the Beach Fortlands Point on the Beach7 Bedrooms

    On a stunning promontory, once the site of an old stone fort, sits a remarkable home named Fortlands Point. From its breathtaking location on the tip of the peninsula, the commanding view encompasses the turquoise water of Discovery Bay on one side and the deep blue Caribbean Sea on the other. $3000 damage deposit applies and a maximum guest count of a 100 is permitted.

    There is a venue fee for any wedding/event being held where the number of guests exceeds the occupants of Fortlands Point. The wedding surcharge is based on the number of guests attending the event.

    9-40 Guests: $1000

    41-70 Guests: $2000

    71-100 Guests: $3000

    Frankfort on the Beach Frankfort on the Beach6 Bedrooms

    17th Century fortress restored as a remarkable private home on a perfect private Caribbean beach. 2 night minimum stay required. Weddings venue fee: $3,000. Maximum guests: 150

    GoldenEye Fleming Villa GoldenEye Fleming Villa5 Bedrooms

    FOR DECADES, The Fleming Villa has been legend for its illustrious past, its celebrity guests, and the lasting works of literature and film that were penned and shot here. Today, it is just as stunning as ever and still filled with the echoes of the literati, the rich, famous and infamous who gathered here for adventures romantic, intellectual and illicit.

      Great River House Great River House5 Bedrooms

      Classic Jamaican glamour meets luxurious modern conveniences! Set on five acres of gently sloping land with sea view and surrounded by manicured lawns. Maximum guests: 100 (plus rental of luxury portajohns is required)


      Villa Indigo6 Bedrooms

      Greatview is one of the most glamorous private homes overlooking the Half Moon golf course and vast ocean vista. Three world-class golf courses (Cinnamon Hill, Half Moon and White Witch) are within a five-minute drive. The view is breathtaking ~ the deep blue sea to the north and magnificent mountains to the south. $15 surcharge per person. Maximum guests: 20 (includes 10 staying at villa)

      Jus‘ Paradise Golf Villa in Rose Hall Jus' Paradise Golf Villa in Rose Hall3 Bedrooms

      JUS' PARADISE is an aptly-named private villa located in a gated residential area of upscale homes in the lush hills of Rose Hall. This well-located home sits between two renowned golf courses: the challenging White Witch and championship Cinnamon Hill course. Five minutes west is the famous Half Moon course. Maximum guests: 30

      Keela Wee on the Beach Keela Wee on the Beach6 Bedrooms

      Located on a private coral cove, this pretty yellow stone villa overlooks one of Jamaica's loveliest bodies of water ~ Discovery Bay. Property will allow up to 40 guests for a wedding at $15 per outside guest

      Linga-Awile Cottage on the Beach Linga-Awile Cottage on the Beach3 Bedrooms

      This 3-bedroom casual cottage shares a delightful waterfront site with its sister property, Coral Cove Villa, on the clear waters of Discovery Bay. Linga-Awile sits on a lovely, long, large lawn. Beyond the lawn and swimming pool is its sugary white sand beach with two thatched roof umbrellas for shade. Linga-Awile must be rented along with Coral Cove. A 7-night minimum stay is required at both villas. A joint venue charge of US$2,000 applies to any event.  A joint damage deposit of US$3,000 applies and will be refunded after the event provided no damage occurs. The maximum preferred guest count permitted is 50 guests. If any event exceeds double occupancy of both Coral Cove and Linga-Awile, catering is required as well as additional waitstaff.

      Nutmeg Nutmeg6 Bedrooms

      Nutmeg is a charming 6 bedroom villa in the upscale residential neighborhood of Spring Farm ~ just five minutes from three world-class golf courses, designer shops, bars, restaurants and beaches. $15 surcharge per person. Maximum guests: 50

      Wide doorways open to the multi-use wraparound verandah ...

      Pavilion5 Bedrooms

      Pavilion is an exquisite villa privately located at the end of a cul-de-sac with magnificent views of the Caribbean Sea to the north and a tranquil 10-mile view of the mountains to the south. It is spacious, quiet, peaceful and beautiful. $15 surcharge per person. Maximum guests: 75

      Scotch on the Rocks Scotch on the Rocks5 Bedrooms

      SCOTCH ON THE ROCKS is a charming turquoise villa overlooking the Caribbean Sea. Full house rental and 7 night minimum stay required. Prepaid gratuity required. Wedding planner not required but recommended. $15 surcharge per person. Maximum guests: 35

        Sea Grapes on the Beach6 Bedrooms

        On its own sugary white sand beach lapped by the clear turquoise waters of Discovery Bay sits the charming home Sea Grapes. The translucent azure waters here are excellent for swimming and kayaking. Surrounding the swimming pool is a spacious grassy lawn, wonderful for children and games. $15 surcharge per person. Maximum guests: 50

        Sea Haven on Discovery Bay Sea Haven on Discovery Bay4 Bedrooms

        Located on a private waterfront acre, Sea Haven is a traditional West Indian cottage dressed in charming periwinkle blue. It sits directly on the edge of beautiful Discovery Bay. Maximum guests: 8 (only guests staying at villa)

        Serenity on the Beach4 Bedrooms

        SERENITY is one of the most beloved and often revisited villas on Jamaica's beautiful north coast. Its prize location is a waterfront acre 8 miles west of Montego Bay. Grounds include a tennis court, basketball hoop and heated pool. $15 surcharge per person. Maximum guests: 25

        Seven Seas on the Beach Seven Seas on the Beach4 Bedrooms

        The morning sun has turned the sea and the dew on the palm trees to silver. The non-stop trade winds waft through the rooms of the villa and the aroma of fresh-baked bread works its way from the kitchen to my bedroom window. 7 night minimum stay required. Weddings must be arranged with a wedding planner. Maximum guests: 35-40

          Silent Waters Silent Waters8 Bedrooms

          Silent Waters is one of the most glamorous private homes in the Caribbean. It is distinguished by world-class architecture and design, breathtaking location, and exquisite accommodations and service. All 5 main villa suites and the owner's villa will accommodate 18-20 guests. A 2-night minimum reservation is accepted in low season and the weekly rate will be prorated accordingly. All special events held at Silent Waters Villa are subject to a US$3,000 facility rental fee (plus 10% GCT). This fee will be waived for guests satisfying a minimum rental requirement of US$16,240 (plus 10% GCT) in low season (5 suites) and US$21,910 (plus 10% GCT) in high season (5 suites). 20 guests are allowed for plated sit-down dinners, 54 guests are allowed for buffet sit-down dinners and 150 guests are allowed for cocktail parties. (Note: All rates and fees listed for Silent Waters are subject to 10% Government Consumption Tax).


          Pharos Summertime7 Bedrooms

          6,000-square-foot private villa on 5 acres with magnificent views of the Caribbean Sea. After sunset, the view transforms from brilliant blue water to the mesmerizing beauty of the sea at night, glimmering with reflections of cruise ships and the romantic night lights of Montego Bay nine miles away. $350 event fee plus $15 surcharge per person. Maximum guests: 40

          ... Whispering Waters on the Beach7 Bedrooms

          From the homeowner who created the wonderful villa Keela Wee comes its new sister house, Whispering Waters. Located immediately next door to Keela Wee, this brand new villa offers seven bedrooms and en-suite bathrooms. Whispering Waters overlooks one of Jamaica’s loveliest crystal clear bodies of water, Discovery Bay. On its own private coral cove, this newest property can be rented alone ~ or in combination with any other neighboring villa. Property will allow up to 40 guests for a wedding at $15 per outside guest

          Windsong Windsong4 Bedrooms

          Windsong is an exquisite and very private home just minutes from Round Hill. Designed by noted architect Kasimir Coribut, the site benefits from spectacular views day and night and the most favorable tradewinds. The east view captures the sunrise and Montego Bay ... the west view is an equally lovely vista of Round Hill, the sea and the sunset. Max 50 guests. *$15 surcharge applies