White sand beaches. Swaying palm trees. Warm tropical breezes. If those sound like the perfect ingredients for your destination wedding, look no further than Puerto Rico. This beautiful Caribbean island offers magical locations for your big day. And best of all, you and your guests will enjoy the culture and beauty of a world apart without the hassle of international travel. Here are our five top Puerto Rico wedding venues for your magical Puerto Rico beach wedding.
Hilton Ponce Golf & Casino Resort
If your dream is to have an elegant wedding by the sea, Puerto Rico has many spectacular choices. However, you simply can’t go wrong with the Hilton Ponce Golf & Casino Resort. Located in the lovely city of Ponce, on Puerto Rico’s southern coast, this resort offers an incredible backdrop for your ceremony and your reception.
Ponce is about a 90-minute drive from San Juan Airport and it’s known as the “Ciudad Señorial” (majestic or stately city) because of its preserved neoclassical architecture. You and your guests will enjoy exploring many beautiful plazas, churches and fountains when you visit this historic seaside city.
Imagine saying your vows to each other on the resort’s lush green lawn with the sea’s vibrant shades of blue behind you. If you prefer to celebrate indoors, the windows of the ballroom offer panoramic ocean views. You can choose from many dining and beverage options, and your guests will enjoy the resort’s luxurious accommodations and amenities.
The Caribbean Sea is known for its gorgeous turquoise color. When you see that deep shade of blue beside pristine white sand beaches, you will see why so many couples fall in love with Puerto Rico.
Situated in a 17-acre private peninsula in San Juan, the Caribe Hilton offers the perfect setting for the beach wedding of your dreams. You can plan an outdoor ceremony in a colorful garden by the sea and then dance the night away at your reception in the beautiful ballroom. If you prefer something a bit more traditional, a nearby chapel is the perfect setting for a religious ceremony for all faiths.
Doubletree by Hilton San Juan
If you are investigating wedding venues, you already know that the island enjoys warm, sunny days most of the year. You and your guests will enjoy the cool ocean breezes and the warm, inviting water of the Caribbean Sea. Another location to consider for your magical day is the Doubletree by Hilton San Juan.
The Doubletree’s experienced and dedicated staff will assist you in coordinating all the details of your oceanfront ceremony, your ballroom reception and your accommodations. If you prefer, an indoor ceremony with spectacular views is also an option.
Embassy Suites by Hilton Dorado del Mar Beach Resort
There are so many details involved in planning a wedding. But you can check most of them off your list when you choose the Embassy Suites by Hilton Dorado del Mar Beach Resort. This exceptional facility boasts three ballrooms (one can accommodate up to 750 guests!), 10 meeting rooms, a sunshine-filled atrium and lush outdoor gardens.
Your wedding guests also can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their visit. Guests of Embassy Suites by Hilton Dorado del Mar Beach Resort also have access to the hotel’s pool, fitness center and sauna during their stay.
Condado Plaza Hilton
The stately Condado Plaza Hilton in San Juan overlooks the Atlantic Ocean, and it is just a short walk away from some of Puerto Rico’s most famous historical landmarks, museums, restaurants and shops. For the active wedding party, the newly renovated hotel offers snorkeling at its own reef as well as kayaking and other water sport activities.
The views are outstanding everywhere you go on the property, and the hotel offers options for every size wedding party and budget.
Ready to book one of these fabulous Puerto Rico wedding venues? Fortunately, it’s very easy to get there. Since the island is a U.S. territory, you and your guests don’t need to worry about passports, currency exchanges or cell phone service changes. With a Puerto Rico beach wedding, your guests will feel like you’ve traveled to another country without the hassle that entails.
And guess what? There’s no need to travel anywhere else for your honeymoon. After your Puerto Rico beach wedding, the two of you can relax and explore the magical island on your own.