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Best Spots for a Destination Wedding in the Dominican Republic

January 14, 2020 0 Comments

Imagine all of your closest family and friends, gathered together, watching you marry the love of your life, with palm trees and the Caribbean Sea as your backdrop–the perfect day. From lush and vibrant terrain to white or golden sand beaches, the Dominican Republic offers the perfect setting for the destination wedding of your dreams. Find out which of these top destination wedding spots in the Dominican Republic is perfect for you and your other half!

1. Jellyfish Beach Restaurant

Nestled in a dreamy oasis on Bavaro Beach, tucked away from beach crowds, Jellyfish Beach Restaurant is one of the most popular destination wedding spots in Punta Cana. Its jaw-dropping ocean views, world-class seafood and personalized wedding packages make it the perfect place to tie the knot. The best part? No need to stress the details! The venue includes a dedicated wedding coordinator who will be there throughout the entire process to make sure your day is perfect–even when you’re planning from afar!

If you’re planning your wedding at Jellyfish Beach Restaurant, don’t miss these fabulous all-inclusive resorts, just minutes from the venue: Lopesan Costa Bavaro Resort Spa & Casino, Barcelo Bavaro Palace, Melia Caribe Beach Resort and Secrets Royal Beach Punta Cana.

2. Kukua Beach Club & Restaurant

Whether you’re looking for a casual beachside wedding celebration or a chic, over-the-top wedding, Kukua Beach Club & Restaurant is a fabulous destination wedding venue. Situated between the Grand Bahia Principe and Riu Palace resorts, the beach club’s idyllic location on Bavaro Beach won’t let you think twice about exchanging your vows here. Say “I do” just steps away from the Caribbean Sea; poolside, with your reflections gliding across the water as you walk down the aisle; or underneath a grand, luxury beach palapa, perfect for any religious ceremonies. Known for its top-notch culinary experience and romantic atmosphere, your guests won’t stop raving about your big day at Kukua!

Check out these stunning, nearby resorts to host you and your wedding guests: Bahia Principe Luxury Ambar (Adults-Only), Riu Palace Punta Cana, Iberostar Punta Cana, Riu Palace Macao and Royalton Punta Cana Resort & Casino.

3. Altos de Chavón

Set in a charming, 16th century-inspired Mediterranean village on the southern coast of the Dominican Republic, Casa de Campo’s Altos de Chavón wedding venues are among the most sought after in the country. With intimate settings atop cobblestone terraces, overlooking the lush greenery and the Chavón River; on the dreamy shores of Minitas Beach, with palm trees swaying all around you; in a 16th century, Mediterranean replica of St. Stanislaus Church; or on the cobblestone steps of an ancient amphitheater, the possibilities to create your dream wedding are endless here.

While planning your stay in idyllic La Romana, don’t miss these all-inclusive resorts to stay at: Dreams Dominicus La Romana, Iberostar Hacienda Dominicus and Be Live Collection Canoa (Adults-Only).

4. Huracan Café

If you’re looking for the perfect place to celebrate your dream destination wedding in the Dominican Republic, no matter how large or small the guest list, Huracan Café on Bavaro Beach is a must. Since 1998, this spot has become the most recognized beach club, Italian restaurant and wedding venue combo in the region. Ready to accommodate just a handful of guests or up to 300, this rustic, open-air venue includes everything you’ll need to plan your wedding and so much more, including onsite catering, a wedding coordinator and stunning décor.

Want to stay nearby? Check out these stellar, all-inclusive resorts just a few minutes from Huracan Café: Now Larimar Punta Cana, Paradisus Palma Real, Grand Palladium Punta Cana Resort & Spa and Secrets Royal Beach.

If you couldn’t already tell, no matter which destination wedding venue you choose in the DR, you’ll surely have your dream wedding in paradise. Pro tip: when choosing your special date, try to avoid the months of July-October for unruly weather due to hurricane season. Even if you’ve already tied the knot or you’re not quite there yet, these four hotspots are still among the Dominican Republic’s top-rated, romantic restaurants and sites to visit–you won’t want to miss them!

Rachel Tellez

Storyteller and grammar nerd by day, traveler and adventure seeker by long weekend.

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