10 Best Locations For Destination Wedding In Puerto Rico - Updated 2024

destination wedding in puerto rico
Cyrene
Cyrene 
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Imagine the day of your wedding - the love of your life standing right by your side, surrounded by the most important people in both of your lives, with lighthearted music playing in the background - the whole atmosphere radiating with happiness. Of course, you want it to be nothing more than perfect. If you’re planning to get married soon, deciding on the venue for as early as 16 to 9 months before the wedding date can be very helpful. And if you plan to have a wedding outside of your hometown - or what is popularly known nowadays as a “destination wedding” - you might want to consider beautiful Puerto Rico. So why get married in Puerto Rico? For one, the marriage laws on the island are convenient. And for another, it houses some of the most romantic venues. Read on through our list to know about the best locations for a destination wedding in Puerto Rico.

We handpicked these listings carefully, considering (wherever possible) Superhost status, recent guest reviews, location, accommodation type, prices, availability of dates, decor, and amenities. The image galleries get refreshed with the latest updates regularly. They were last updated on June 02, 2024.

1. San Juan (from USD 359)

Old San Juan
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San Juan is the large and colorful capital city of Puerto Rico. There are plenty of experiences that newly weds can share in Old San Juan alone. Through these cobblestone streets and the pastel buildings, you and your partner can: learn about history through a guided walking tour, try out the Puerto Rican coffee, Alto Grande - also known as the coffee of Popes and Kings, and browse through the outdoor art galleries. You can also visit the monumental 500-year old Fort San Felipe del Morro, or take a tour of the rum factory - Casa Bacardi.

One of the top picks for accommodation in San Juan is the Courtyard by Marriott Isla Verde Beach Resort. The beach resort offers wedding packages that can be customized based on your event’s needs. You can arrange to either have your ceremony or reception indoors, in one of their exclusive ballrooms; or outdoors, with an enchanted beachfront view and the Atlantic Ocean as the backdrop.

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Courtyard by Marriott Isla Verde Beach Resort

Wifi Available

Address: 7012 Boca de Cangrejos Avenue
12.47 km (7.8 mi) from Castillo San Felipe del Morro

Parking Restaurant Room service Meeting/banquet facilities Bar 24-HOUR FRONT DESK Fitness centre Garden

2. Isabela (from USD 363)

Joba Beach, Puerto Rico
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Isabela is one of the best locations for all the nature lovers out there. Go on a swim or surf in the beautiful Jobos Beach; take a trip on the legendary freshwater well El Pozo Brujo; marvel on the views at the Guajataca Tunnel or take a hike around the Guajataca State Forest, or go on snorkeling at Blue Hole Beach. These are just some from the endless list of things to do in the rich, coastal municipality of Isabela.

For the accommodation, the Villa Montana Beach Resort is a top choice. A popular pick for couples from the venue options is the hotel’s lovely beachfront gazebo, that is surrounded by beautiful flowers with the blue sea serving as the backdrop.

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Villa Montaña Beach Resort

Wifi Available

Address: Road 4466 KM 1.9 Interior Barrio Bajuras
103.27 km (64.2 mi) from Castillo San Felipe del Morro

Parking Restaurant Pets allowed Bar Tennis court Fitness centre Golf course (within 3 km) Garden

3. Rincon (from USD 215)

RINCON PUERTO RICO, MARCH 3, 2007
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Ever since the Fourth World Surfing Championship was held in the town of Rincon, it has since been a famous spot in the surfing scene. Hit Maria’s Beach with your significant other for some beginner-friendly waves. Shops and stores are available around the area to provide lessons or rent boards. For bigger and cleaner waves, you might want to try out the Domes Beach. Apart from surfing, couples can also spend a romantic afternoon around the century-old Punta Higuero Light House.

The accommodation to come with your destination wedding in Rincon is the Rincon Beach Resort. This hotel offers wedding packages based on the size of your party. A package may include a one-of-a-kind oceanfront wedding, an exquisite dinner with family and friends, and accommodation for the bride and groom.

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Rincon Beach Resort

Wifi Available Wheelchair accessible

Address: Road 115, Kilometro 5.8
116.14 km (72.2 mi) from Castillo San Felipe del Morro

Parking Restaurant Meeting/banquet facilities Bar 24-HOUR FRONT DESK Garden Terrace Non-smoking rooms

4. Ashford Avenue (from USD 515)

Avienda Ashford
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Ashford Avenue is a strip within Condado tagged to be the “Fifth Avenue of Puerto Rico”. Housing some of the finest clothing stores, luxury restaurants, casinos, jewelry stores, bars, and so much more, you and your partner will enjoy walking up and down this busy street. With the beach located just a street away, couples can get a taste of both Caribbean and plush living.

La Concha Renaissance San Juan Resort is one of the top picks for accommodations located right on the strip. The resort has its very own Weddings Team that can assist you in planning that unforgettable affair, from in-house catering services to sophisticated accommodations. As of the venue, the couple can choose among the beachfront, ocean view, or the grand ballroom

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La Concha Renaissance San Juan Resort

Wifi Available

Address: 1077 Ashford Avenue
5.48 km (3.5 mi) from Castillo San Felipe del Morro

Parking Restaurant Pets allowed Room service Meeting/banquet facilities Bar 24-HOUR FRONT DESK Fitness centre

5. Guanica (from USD 316)

Puerto Rico (Guanica)
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If you’re looking to spend your honeymoon somewhere more intimate, then Guanica is the perfect destination for you. Different from the known tourist attractions in Puerto Rico, this charming town gets its appeal from being rich in the natural beauty that can be explored in serenity. Guanica has Gilligan’s Island, a giant natural pool with shallow waters, that is perfect for snorkeling. It also has Finca El Girasol, a farm where the two of you can spend time capturing photographs and memories, around bright yellow sunflowers. And Bodegas Andreu Sole, the only vineyard in Puerto Rico, where you can spend a romantic date after exploring Guanica.

A top-rated hotel to come with your destination is the Copamarina Beach Resort and Spa. This 20-acre (8-hectare) resort on a half-mile Caribbean beach houses two outdoor pools, a spa, and rooms with ocean views. Copamarina offers wedding planning services, wedding packages, as well as honeymoon packages.

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Copamarina Beach Resort & Spa

Wifi Available

Address: Road 333 km 6.5
98.34 km (61.2 mi) from Castillo San Felipe del Morro

Parking Restaurant Meeting/banquet facilities Bar 24-HOUR FRONT DESK Tennis court Sauna Fitness centre

6. Isla Verde (from USD 640)

Playa de Carolina
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Beaches and more beaches are what the enchanting Isla Verde has to offer. From the Isla Verde Beach, Carolina Beach, and Piñones - couples can enjoy activities like riding on banana boats, parasailing, water skiing, or simply walking around. Grab the freshest coconuts from local vendors and relax under the shade of surrounding palm trees.

While there, stay at the InterContinental San Juan which is located on Isla Verde Beach itself. Elegant ballrooms and lush gardens are available for your life’s special events.

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The Royal Sonesta San Juan

Wifi Available

Address: 5961 Isla Verde Avenue
11.42 km (7.1 mi) from Castillo San Felipe del Morro

Parking Restaurant Pets allowed Room service Meeting/banquet facilities Bar 24-HOUR FRONT DESK Sauna

7. Rio Grande (from USD 337)

Waterfall
Source: Photo by user Jeff Hitchcock used under CC BY 2.0

Rio Grande is another well-visited municipality in Puerto Rico, due to its proximity to the capital, San Juan. A must-see attraction in Rio Grande is the El Yunque National Forest, a lush rainforest that is home to rare trees and birds. There, you’ll also find the La Coca Waterfalls, where tourists can get close to the water through a careful walk on the rocks.

Wyndham Grand Rio Mar Puerto Rico Golf and Beach Resort is your partner in Rio Grande, in making that dream destination wedding a reality. Sitting on a 500-acre (200-hectare) property, the hotel holds ceremonies with the golden beach, color-soaked sunsets, and the refreshing ocean breeze as a backdrop.

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Wyndham Grand Rio Mar Rainforest Beach and Golf Resort

Wifi Available

Address: 6000 Rio Mar Blvd
39.9 km (24.8 mi) from Castillo San Felipe del Morro

Parking Restaurant Pets allowed Room service Meeting/banquet facilities Bar 24-HOUR FRONT DESK Tennis court

8. Quebradillas (from USD 161)

Quebradillas, Puerto Rico
Source: Photo by user Angel Xavier Vier... used under CC BY-ND 2.0

Finally, we have Quebradillas, a town rich in historical ruins and mesmerizing scenery. It will be interesting to explore around the town due to the abundance of pirate references in murals and other attractions. There, you’ll find ruins in Playa Puerto Hermina, which was once said to be a pirate lair.

And for the accommodation, there is Hotel El Guajataca. The hotel hosts beachfront ceremonies in one of their three oceanfront gazebos, holds receptions with in-house catering, and offers a romantic honeymoon suite to make the affair even more perfect.

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Hotel El Guajataca

8.0 User Rating Wifi Available Wheelchair accessible

Address: Carretera Numero 2, km 103.8 # 6301, Barrio Terranova
87.65 km (54.5 mi) from Castillo San Felipe del Morro

Parking Restaurant Pets allowed Meeting/banquet facilities Bar 24-HOUR FRONT DESK Golf course (within 3 km) Garden

9. Aguadilla (from USD 1500)

Near Schoolyards beach, Aguadilla
Source: Photo by user M S used under CC BY-SA 2.0

Like most towns in Puerto Rico, Aguadilla takes pride in all its natural gifts. You have Survival Beach, which is a haven for surfing, Playa India El Natural, which is perfect for scuba diving or snorkeling, and Playa Punta Borinquen, a clean and sandy beach that can be reached after a nice hike.

One of the top picks for accommodation in Aguadilla is Caza Herdz. Tagged to be the most luxurious venue in Puerto Rico, this exclusive and private villa offers different packages for that ultimate destination wedding.

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10. Vieques (from USD 189)

Rocky Beach in Vieques
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Vieques, similar to Guanica, spoils visitors with beautiful and secluded beaches. The municipality is also home to the brightest bioluminescent bay in the world - the Mosquito Bay. When dinoflagellates (dinos) in the water come into contact with another organism, they produce a bright burst of blue light - allowing you to witness a one-of-a-kind and magical phenomenon with your better half.

For the perfect accommodation in Vieques, we have the Malecon House. It is a 13-guestroom boutique hotel situated in the charming seaside village of Esperanza. From your room, just take a short stroll to get to various beach bars, restaurants, and boutiques. Or try out island-style activities.

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Malecon House

Wifi Available

Address: 105 Calle Flamboyan
80.16 km (49.9 mi) from Castillo San Felipe del Morro

Parking 24-HOUR FRONT DESK Garden Terrace Non-smoking rooms Facilities for disabled guests Free parking Internet services

A heavenly wedding in Puerto Rico

Weddings may be the endings of our favorite fairy tales, but this is just the beginning of a truly happy story for you! We hope our recommendations helped you in planning for that extra special day. May you have a blessed marriage!

Any must-sees we missed? Tell us about them in the comments section or write a post here to help out fellow travelers!
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