WEDDING DESTINATIONS

Choosing the perfect wedding destination can be a tough decision if you are not familiar with what each destination has to offer, and each has its own rich culture, cuisine, and atmosphere. Mexico, the Caribbean, Central America, and Hawaii offer an array of wedding venue options, ranging from cliffside to jungle backdrops. If you are considering a beach ceremony, the color and texture of sand may be important and varies by country. The transparency of the ocean differs with each body of water you are located at. Read our charts below to get a better understanding of the value and variety our destinations offer and click on each destination to learn more.

Mexico

Mexico has the best travel value for destination weddings due to its size and central location. There are abundant resort options between the Pacific and Gulf sides, offering convenient flights from almost anywhere in the U.S. You can find a variety of landscapes from the deserts and mountains of Los Cabos to the lush, tropical jungles of Riviera Maya, and some of the top-rated beaches in the world. international cuisines available.

Mexico Wedding Cost Chart

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Flight Rates
$200 - $700
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$100 - $500
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Wedding Rates
$5,600
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    Same-sex Friendly

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    Catholic Ceremonies

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    Excursion Opportunities

  • nightlife

    Exciting Nightlife

  • shopping

    Shopping

Mexico is LGBT Friendly, able to accommodate same-sex ceremonies.

There are many options for ceremonies within chapels, and Catholic ceremonies.

There are numerous options for excursions, from snorkeling to exploring Mayan ruins.

From Cancun to Puerto Vallarta, there are many bars, beach clubs and nightclubs to visit.

In Cancun and Sayulita guests will find ample opportunities for shopping

Beaches vary by destination, from the calm waters and white sands of the East Coast to beautiful (but unswimmable) beaches in Los Cabos.

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Jamaica

Jamaica Wedding Cost Chart

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Flight Rates
$320 - $700
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Hotel Rates
$190 - $780
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Wedding Rates
$6,700
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    World-class Golf

  • nightlife

    Exciting Nightlife

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    Beautiful Beaches

  • catamarans

    Catamaran Trips

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    Excursion Opportunities

Many resorts are near world-class golf courses, designed by many legendary names golf fans will recognize.

There is plenty to do for nightlife in Jamaica, from cliffside beach bars to fun oceanfront restaurants.

From 7-mile beach in Negril to the beautiful shores of Montego Bay, guests will find many beautiful beaches for relaxation.

Guests can book fun boat trips, from booze cruises to catamaran sunset rides.

There are plenty of excursion opportunities available, like a visit to Dunn's River Falls.

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Dominican Republic

Dominican Republic Wedding Cost Chart

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Flight Rates
$340 - $700
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Room Rates
$130 - $700
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Wedding Rates
$6,300
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  • beautifulbeaches

    Beautiful Beaches

  • golf

    World-class Golf

  • scubadiving

    Scuba Diving and Snorkeling

  • religious

    Catholic and Chapel Ceremonies

  • catamarans

    Catamaran Trips

  • samesex

    Same-sex Friendly

There are plenty of beautiful beaches to explore, from private beaches at resorts to world famous Bavaro Beach.

Golfers will have a hard time choosing, with the largest amount of signature golf courses available in the Caribbean.

Snorkeling and scuba diving excursions are available to explore the Caribbean waters.

Several all-inclusive resorts offer on-site chapels for Catholic and religious ceremonies.

Booze cruises and scenic catamaran trips are available as excursions.

Resorts are able to accommodate LGBT weddings, on private land. The available ceremony venues vary by your chosen resort.

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Caribbean Islands

You can find many Caribbean wedding destinations throughout the remote and intimate islands spread across the Caribbean Sea. They offer a variety of landscapes like beaches, rainforests, jungles, and cliffside waterfalls. Because of their size and location, travel time is longer from most U.S. cities, as fewer flights are available, and costs are higher. In these small destinations, you will find fewer resorts, so the rates will be more expensive too.

Caribbean Islands Wedding Cost Chart

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Flight Rates
$530 - $800
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Room Rates
$215 - $1000
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Wedding Rates
$8,500
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  • samesex

    Same-sex Friendly

  • nightlife

    Exciting Nightlife

  • catamarans

    Catamaran Trips

  • scubadiving

    Scuba Diving and Snorkeling

  • beautifulbeaches

    Beautiful Beaches

  • shopping

    Shopping

Many of the smaller Caribbean Islands are welcoming and happy to accommodate same-sex weddings.

From St. Martin to the Bahamas, guests will find many exciting options for nightlife.

Many of the smaller islands offer unforgettable catamaran cruises.

The smaller the island, perhaps the better the reefs, with numerous scuba diving and snorkeling spots throughout the various destinations.

There is an endless amount of beautiful beaches to explore, with remote locations in St. Lucia, and the famous Nassau Beach in the Bahamas.

Vacationers will find many enticing shopping hubs, especially in the Bahamas, known for its duty-free shopping and luxury outlets.

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Central America

Central America is part of the isthmian portion, connecting North and South America. You’ll find the Caribbean Sea to the east and the Pacific Ocean to the west. There isn’t a better place for nature lovers than the country of Costa Rica, known for its hiking trails and diverse rainforest climates and wildlife. In Panama, guests will find major metropolitan areas contrasting with historical architecture and the iconic golden coastline.

Central America Wedding Cost Chart

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Flight Rates
$200 - $900
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Room Rates
$100 - $400
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Wedding Rates
$9,500
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  • samesex

    Same-sex Friendly

  • beautifulbeaches

    Beautiful Beaches

  • wildlife

    Unique Wildlife

  • waterfall

    Waterfalls and Rainforests

  • nightlife

    Exciting Nightlife

Same-sex symbolic ceremonies are possible in both Costa Rica and Panama.

There are many beautiful and varied beaches to explore, from golden or dark volcanic sands.

Guests may spot unique wildlife on excursions or even at your chosen resort.

Nature lovers will rejoice, especially in Costa Rica, with hiking available to nearby waterfalls and through rainforests.

In Panama City travelers will find an urban metropolis to explore, full of exciting bars and nightclubs.

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Hawaii

Hawaii island wedding destinations are known for their unsurpassed natural beauty which features volcanoes and waterfalls. You will instantly be immersed in the “Aloha Spirit”, which radiates through its people and culture. Hawaii is more of a “destination” experience rather than a “resort” experience. Each island offers its own unique atmospheres, from nightlife and famous film locations to secluded beaches and sharp cliffs. It’s important to note that costs are much higher in Hawaii. There are no all-inclusive resorts, wedding packages typically only include the ceremony costs (receptions, drinks, and food are separate), and if your guests aren’t traveling from the East Coast of the United States they can experience high flight costs and long travel times.

Hawaii Wedding Cost Chart

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Flight Rates
$400 - $800
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Room Rates
$118 - $770
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Wedding Rates
$9,900
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    Excursion Opportunities

  • samesex

    Same-sex Friendly

  • nightlife

    Exciting Nightlife

  • beautifulbeaches

    Beautiful Beaches

  • volano

    Volcanoes

  • scubadiving

    Scuba Diving and Snorkeling

A popular excursion is to visit one of Hawaii's many beautiful waterfalls, some only accessible by hiking.

Since Hawaii is a part of the United States, same-sex and LGBT weddings are welcomed everywhere.

In Honolulu and Oahu guests will find exciting tiki bars and nightclub to visit.

There are so many different and beautiful beaches to explore, from dark sand volcanic beaches too the iconic Waikiki Beach.

When guests think of Hawaii, they think of Volcanoes, and for good reason. For an exciting excursion book a helicopter tour to get up close and personal.

There are plenty of snorkeling and scuba diving excursions available, and some resorts host schools of tropical fish right from their beaches.

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