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 $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.   

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.

Wedding Venue Surcharge: $30 per person

Maximum Guests: 100

Additional staff required (plus tables, chairs, etc.)

Allamanda Allamanda5 Bedrooms

ALLAMANDA is a brilliant contemporary private villa with a large heated pool, an excellent staff including a top-rated chef, and nearby membership at Round Hill. 

Wedding Venue Surcharge: US$30 per person surcharge applies to each outside guest.

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.

Wedding Venue Surcharge: US$30 per person surcharge.

 Maximum Guests: 60-75 

 Damage Deposit: US$2,000 

Minimum Stay Requirements: 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.

Wedding Venue Surcharge: $30 per person

Maximum Guests: 75

From the porte-cochere, beveled glass doors open to a dramatic 80' columned space.



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 Requirement: 7-night minimum in High Season & 5-night minimum in Low Season.

Wedding Venue Surcharge: $30 per person surcharge applies to outside guests who attend a rehearsal dinner, the wedding reception, brunch, or any other hospitality event.

Maximum Guests: 80

Cleaning Fee: $1,000 (non-refundable)

Damage Deposit: $5,000



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 peninsula's tip, the commanding view encompasses the turquoise water of Discovery Bay on one side and the deep blue Caribbean Sea on the other.

Damage Deposit: $3000

Maximum Guest: 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.

Minimum Night Stay Requirement: 5-night

Weddings Venue Fee: $5,000.

Maximum Guests: 120

  • To host an event at Frankfort Villa, a minimum stay of five nights is required, and a venue rental fee.
  • The location accommodates up to 120 for an event and guests have the option of selecting their preferred vendors and event planners, or we will be happy to provide our recommended vendor list. Please note, that there are no additional fees for vendors and no limit on the number of vendors used.
  • Venue rental fee of US$5,000. The rental fees cover, use of the grounds for the event, security, two restrooms, all restroom amenities, two restroom attendants, electricity and water for vendors (generator required for the event due to excess energy utilization. This may be rented from locations nearby the villa)
Great River House Great River House5 Bedrooms

Classic Jamaican glamour meets luxurious modern conveniences! Set on five acres of gently sloping land with a sea view and is surrounded by manicured lawns.

Maximum Guests: 100

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.

Wedding Venue Surcharge: $30 per person

Maximum Guests: 20 (includes 10 staying at the 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 the 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.

Maximum Guests: 40

Wedding Venue Fee: $30 per outside guest



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. 

Maximum Guests: 50

Wedding Venue Surcharge: $30 per person



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

Pavilion5 Bedrooms

The 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.

Maximum Guests: 75

Wedding Venue Surcharge: $30 per person




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

Minimum Stay Requirement: 7 nights

Maximum Guests: 35

Wedding Venue Surcharge: $30 per person

Prepaid gratuity required

A Wedding planner is not required but is recommended

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.

Wedding Venue Surcharge: $30 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 the 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.

Wedding Venue Surcharge: $30 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.

Minimum Stay Requirement: 7 nights

Maximum Guests: 35-40

Weddings must be arranged with a wedding planner. 

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 villa suites plus the master villa will accommodate up to 20 guests.  All listed rates include all 6 villas and access to the entire estate for the guest's private group.

A 2-night minimum reservation is accepted in low season and a 3-night minimum reservation is accepted in high season.  Thanksgiving holiday has a 5-night minimum stay and Christmas & New Year's have a 7-night minimum stay.

All special events held at Silent Waters Villa are subject to a $5,450 facility rental fee (plus 10% GCT).  This fee will be waived for guests satisfying a minimum stay of 5-nights.

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.

Event Fee: $350

Wedding Venue Surcharge: $30 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.

Wedding Venue Surcharge: $30 per outside guest

Maximum Guests: 40




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.

Wedding Venue Surcharge: $30 per person

Maximum Guests: 50