Destination weddings do NOT have to cost more than you can afford, no matter how economical your budget. It sounds simple, yet shopping for wedding resorts can become both challenging and intimidating if your budget doesn’t match the 5-star Punta Cana resort you have in mind.
Well, we’re here to tell you that you can enjoy the same extraordinary wedding week at more than half the cost. Boasting exceptional wedding packages and awe-inspiring venues, these budget-friendly Dominican Republic wedding resorts will accommodate your bank account and dream wedding inclusions:
Supporting an immaculate guest experience, Grand Palladium Punta Cana has an ace up its sleeve: wedding packages meticulously designed by world-renowned wedding planner Karen Bussen. Spice up your ceremony when you choose from an array of exotic add-ons and perks ranging from personalized bathrobes to delectable two-tier cakes. With 2 large beach and gazebo venues overlooking the finest Punta Cana landscapes, a Grand Palladium Punta Cana wedding is capable of accommodating large wedding parties from 100 to 200 guests.
Grand Palladium Punta Cana presents a multi-dimensional wedding resort getaway enriched with activities and amenities perfect for every guest no matter his or her age. Situated on a four-section compound, the resort is filled with high-end restaurants and refreshing pools everywhere you walk. Complete with a vibrant Vegas-style casino and an interactive children’s club, your and your guests will find something new to enjoy every day with a tiered pricing room structure that will allow every guest to purchase their level of comfort.
We’re taking a stroll up the beach to RIU Palace Bavaro, an all-inclusive family-friendly haven designed to optimize the destination wedding experience for all guests. Coordinate your dream Punta Cana wedding on the alluring shores of Arena Gorda, where vibrant Caribbean sunsets grace every ceremony. Prefer a more nature-enriched space? RIU Palace Bavaro offers a stunning garden venue adorned with lively tropical foliage and an abundance of complementing color schemes. Couples seeking a religious ceremony won’t have to worry about securing necessary add-ons, as the resort sources Catholic officiants and even huppas for Jewish celebrations.
Itineraries have never looked sweeter at RIU Palace Bavaro. Start your mornings with dips in any one of the resort’s shimmering infinity pools followed by a wholesome breakfast courtesy of professional chefs. Now for the toughest decision of the day: the VIP room or an exhilarating day of jet skis. Regardless of which luxury you opt for, you and your guests will be treated to the height of Punta Cana excellence at a most affordable price point entry.
We now venture north to the charming oceanfront city of Puerto Plata, where Iberostar Costa Dorada continuously pushes the envelope with dynamic destination weddings. Achieving a crescendo of colonial-inspired architecture and natural beauty, the resort’s venues exude traditional elegance that accentuates every day of romance. Leverage Iberostar’s glorious sugary white sand beach for a classic ceremony, or under a handcrafted colonial gazebo, all equipped with customizable packages, accommodations, and amenities.
Iberostar Costa Dorada also delivers a diverse resort stay, offering a wide variety of poolside activities including immersive yoga classes, competitive volleyball tournaments, and lazy rivers optimal for lounging. Although the property isn’t walking distance from off-site excursions, Iberostar supplements them with modern facilities decked out with professional-sized basketball courts and dance lessons.
We’ve come to perhaps the most budget-friendly luxury wedding resort on our list: Sunscape Puerto Plata. And they’re here to demonstrate that you don’t have to pay top dollar for a lavish destination wedding experience. Offering an eclectic mix of wedding packages bursting with exuberant upgrades and affordable amenities, Sunscape Puerto Plata enables couples to coordinate a beachfront ceremony without breaking the bank. While the presence of only one venue might deter most couples, the resort’s beach venue is one of the most dazzling spaces in Puerto Plata, featuring a charming gazebo and shading tropical flora.
From palm tree-studded beaches to private poolside cabanas, Sunscape Puerto Plata is devoted to delivering a high-end Dominican Republic retreat. Golfing enthusiasts on your guest list can relish in the property’s surrounding 18-hole golf course designed by professional golfer Trent Jones. Not far from your luxurious villa, you and your guests can also take in the sights of a colonial Spanish fort, making the perfect daily hike.
Journey south through the lush countryside of the Dominican Republic and you’ll find the enchanting sanctuary of La Romana. An area steeped in history and tantalizing vistas, the town is home to Bahia Principe Grand La Romana, an all-inclusive gem nestled on the warm sands of the Caribbean. Tucked away from the main drag, a Bahia Principe Grand La Romana wedding guarantees a truly secluded ceremony at any one of the property’s 4 venues. Let the soft harmonies of the ocean be the soundtrack to your wedding under the intimate pier gazebo or coordinate a classic ballroom ceremony with a stellar on-site wedding department.
A hidden gem prospering on a gorgeous stretch of private real estate, guests staying at Bahia Principe Grand La Romana will be treated to the most dynamic activities and amenities available in town. Let your taste buds bask in the bevy of flavors each mouthwatering on-site restaurant serves while simultaneously soaking in a magnificent Dominican evening. Guests of all ages can attend nightly interactive dance shows, where attendees can move those hips and immerse themselves in a whimsical world of rhythm.
You shouldn’t have to sacrifice your bank account to experience your ideal Dominican Republic destination wedding. As fabulous as other luxury wedding resorts are, you are not required to drain your savings into an elegant ceremony. It’s simply not realistic for some parties’ budgets. Invest in the above wedding resorts, a collection of budget-friendly properties that will promise and deliver an unforgettable wedding week.
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