Where to have your Jamaican destination wedding

Photo: Gazebo at Secrets Wild Orchid Montego Bay

Photo: Gazebo at Secrets Wild Orchid Montego Bay

Jamaica has such a wide variety of wedding styles. It’s the perfect location to have a casual wedding where you can embrace the island’s culture. Hire a steel-drum band and local chef to cook up a meal that your guests will be talking about for years to come. Jamaica is also home to some of the world’s most beautiful high-end resorts. If a picturesque wedding complete with white linens and five-star service is your dream, there are many amazing options. But where are some of Jamaica’s top destination wedding venues? Here are three popular options.

Montego Bay

The second biggest region in Jamaica next to Kingston is the beautiful resort town of Montego Bay. If you are looking for refined service, Montego Bay prides itself on being the next big thing in the hospitality industry. With dozens of alternatives including unique old-world cultural venues, the romantic bride who is looking to step outside the traditional beach wedding will surely find her muse. In the same breath, Montego Bay is home to some of the world’s most idyllic backdrops for your nuptials complete with beach reggae beats and authentic local flare.


The seemingly endless shoreline of Negril runs along Jamaica’s west coast. The infamous Seven Mile Beach is frequently referred to as one of the most beautiful beaches in the world. And luckily for destination wedding couples to-be, there are hundreds of amazing hotels to choose from. The north end of the beach is home to many large, all-inclusive resorts and the south holds some unique smaller boutique hotels. Negril is truly a beach lovers dream. Alternatively, the cliff area, known as West End Road, has a variety of hotels for the destination wedding couple who dream about getting married cliff-side.

Ocho Rios

To the east of Montego Bay, is Ocho Rios a calmer less metropolitan resort town, which is a port of call for many cruise lines. Ocho Rios is home to some of the Caribbean’s most luxurious resorts, spas and villas. For couples seeking a more tranquil experience, there is a unique opportunity to indulge in an authentic Jamaican experience. That’s not to say that this location doesn’t suit the adventurous type, with Dunn’s River Falls and the Blue Hole available as exciting day excursions for your wedding party.

Each Jamaican venue is special and unique in it’s own way. Perhaps your ideal city or town has not even been mentioned above! Contact your Destination Wedding Specialist to discuss these and other venues in further detail in order to avoid feeling overwhelmed during the planning process. And as usual, if we can help in any way please contact us for your complimentary initial strategy session today!

Coral Tide is a licensed destination wedding travel agency. We have helped clients across North America plan their destination weddings in Mexico, Jamaica, Dominican Republic and more. Contact us for your free initial consultation!