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 $30 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.

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. See more wedding details here.

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!

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.

We recommend scheduling the ceremony close to sundown with the reception starting under the beautiful Jamaican sunset and growing into a romantic candlelight evening. Winter months, sunset is around 5:30 PM, so schedule your ceremony for 5:00 PM. 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 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 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$.

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

Rev. Glenroy Clarke – 1-876-408-5644 – glenroyclarkejnr@yahoo.co.uk

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.

If you plan only a simple ceremony, you may not need a coordinator. If you plan a larger wedding a coordinator is indispensable. 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, there is no alternative.

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.

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.

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.

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

Sukimac Photography – 1-876- https://www.sukimacphoto.com/Wedding-Photography

Tamara Melville — 1-876-346-8514- www.tamaramelville.com