Top 6 Destination Wedding Venues in Puerto Rico
Celebrate the wedding of your dreams at one of these charming, elegant and view-worthy spaces.
Puerto Rico is an enchanting island ripe with venues to host your destination wedding. The warm, tropical temperatures remain steadily around 79–85°F (26–29°C) throughout the year. Weddings in Puerto Rico are held year round, many travelers like to visit during the shoulder season from mid-April to June when temperatures are slightly cooler and drier.
Keeping in mind nature’s beauty, sweeping ocean views and convenience, we’ve curated a list of top wedding spots at easily accessible locations for you and your guests to celebrate the big day.
1. St. Regis Bahia Beach Resort
Puerto Rico’s upscale St. Regis Bahia Beach Resort, 43km (27 miles) from San Juan, is nestled in the outskirts of El Yunque–the only tropical rainforest in the U.S. The exquisitely ethereal wedding venue boasts a number of event rooms that could host up to 620 guests. Ceremonies can take place on the property’s Seabreeze Event Lawn, Estate Lawn or Astor Ballroom Terrace, while receptions can be held in one of its five ballrooms. Your wedding party can enjoy the resort’s extensive amenities. They include an inviting oceanside swimming pool, three highly regarded restaurants, a world-class spa and a Robert Trent Jones Jr. designed golf course.
St. Regis melds charms of an oceanfront enclave with accessibility to Puerto Rico’s top attractions. Custom furnishings and artwork augment its modern aesthetic and line the dazzling public spaces. As the resort is a certified Audubon Bird sanctuary, its lush resort grounds are home to more than 4,000 endemic trees and plants.
Address: State Rd 187 KM 4.2, Río Grande
Rates from: $699 per night
2. Condado Vanderbilt
The Condado Vanderbilt can offer you and yours a fairytale wedding with a breathtaking Atlantic Ocean view. San Juan’s most historic hotel was built in 1919 by the wealthy Frederick William Vanderbilt. The luxurious and elegant venue stays true to its 1920s heyday after it was impeccably restored in 2014. Ceremony locations can seat as few as 60 guests to as many as 220. They include the oceanfront East or West Verandas, intimate Luchetti Patio and large Salón Dorado, which could also serve as a reception space. The cozy Sálon Azul, Luchetti Ballroom and the grand Patio del Fauno are also options to host your reception and can hold as few as 20 guests to as many as 500.
Guests can appreciate the lush, gilded furnishings and flamboyant decorative touches, along with a shark-filled aquarium in the Art Deco lobby. The venue’s bold and sophisticated vibe is combined with easy beach access, ample on-site amenities and close proximity to San Juan’s cultural attractions. There’s a 24-hour casino on-site, three swimming pools, a beach club and San Juan’s best spa. The resort is also home to the well-known 1919 restaurant helmed by Michelin star-rated Executive Chef Juan José Cuevas, as well as the chic VC lounge.
Address: 1055 Ashford Ave., San Juan
Rates: From $350
3. El Convento
For a wedding celebration that oozes history and style, Hotel El Convento in Old San Juan is a stunning place to say “I do.” Originally built in 1651 as a Carmelite convent, it was meticulously restored in the 1960s. Then, reborn as a luxury hotel, El Convento has retained its timelessness and charm. There are four elegant locations where you can hold your ceremony or reception. The spectacular Salon Campeche boasts a 50-foot vaulted ceiling, beautiful stained glass windows and smooth marble floors. For a more intimate affair, the enchanting Salon Martorell can host up to 40 guests.
El Convento’s arched doorways, soaring ceilings and antique furnishings make it one of Latin America’s most historic hotels. For out-of-town guests, each of the 58 rooms affords views of either Old San Juan or the bay, marrying a refined, traditional aura with contemporary élan. Its myriad of onsite amenities includes a small plunge pool, Jacuzzi and 24-hour fitness center. Notably, renowned local chef Antonio Pérez helms the hotel’s acclaimed restaurant Santísimo.
Address: 100 Calle del Cristo, San Juan
Rates: From $164 per night
4. Condado Ocean Club
For an intimate wedding in Puerto Rico with a breezy, tropical vibe, consider this modern, stylish oceanside retreat. Its Oceano Terrace presents a stunning water view backdrop for your wedding ceremony or cocktail hour. The terrace extends from the Oceano Ballroom, where guests can also indulge in the beach view through panoramic oceanfront windows. Condado Ocean Club also offers several wedding packages that include a rehearsal dinner, wedding buffet, plated wedding or brunch buffet.
Conveniently located in the heart of Condado, the Ocean Club is one of the first hotels built after Hurricane María. A laid-back ambiance radiates throughout its high concept public spaces. For your guests, 96 sleek white-on-white rooms feature floor-to-ceiling windows, ocean views, well-conceived amenities and state-of-the-art technology. Guests can also lounge by the Instagram-worthy infinity pool, where mixologists at the stylish lobby bar conjure inventive rum cocktails. The casual-chic restaurant SOCIAL specializes in international fusion dishes.
Address: 1045 Ashford Ave, San Juan
Rates: From $250 per night
5. Royal Isabela
On the West Coast near Isabella is one of the Caribbean’s most luxurious eco-resorts. Royal Isabela can play host to an enchanting and eco-friendly Puerto Rico wedding with its four ceremony spaces. Bask in breathtaking views at a cliff-side lawn that overlooks the Atlantic Ocean. An outdoor terrace is surrounded by lush nature, as well as a separate private trail, where couples can exchange their vows. A vast grass courtyard adjacent to the property’s renowned rustic rock tower is another romantic space.
Laced with hiking and biking trails, the eco-resort has been described as a “Scotland in the Caribbean—but with great weather.” Best of all, the property’s beautiful design blends seamlessly with the environment with its 2 miles of pristine sandy beach and microclimates that preserve a profusion of flora and fauna. Each of its 20 massive, 1,500-sq-ft freestanding casitas are decorated with natural woods and fabrics. They feature a living room, bedroom, lavish bathroom and separate outdoor terrace. Royal Isabela is a destination unto itself. Its array of amenities includes swimming pools, a fitness center, a library and acclaimed farm-to-table restaurants with ingredients directly sourced from Puerto Rico. Fully dressed for their wedding, couples can also drive or ride in one of North America’s most praised golf courses at the property.
Address: 396 Av. Noel Estrada
Rates: From $399 per night
6. Dorado Beach, A Ritz Carlton Reserve
For a wedding with unbridled luxury, explore the most exclusive resort in Puerto Rico–and arguably the Caribbean–the Ritz Carlton Dorado Beach. Set across 2 miles of beach, the property provides a spectacular Atlantic Ocean backdrop to ceremonies or receptions. The hotel’s spaces can host up to 470 guests, depending on which venue you select. Event space options include one on the warm sand, perfectly manicured lawn, sun-soaked terrace or in the elegant ballroom. In addition, swaying palms adorn two of the resort’s gorgeous pools. The one facing the ocean can convert into a dancefloor for frolicking the night away.
Discretely nestled amid mature vegetation, the resort embraces a sustainable ethos. For guests bringing children, a roster of family-friendly activities includes the signature Jean-Michel Cousteau’s Ambassadors of the Environment Program. Hit the links at the three Robert Trent Jones Sr. designed golf courses on the property. Natural woods and marble decorate the beautifully appointed rooms, with standard ones starting at 1,000 sq. ft., while deluxe suites have private plunge pools. As the resort is home to the largest wine cellar in the Caribbean, La Cava, it aims to satisfy palates with its multitude of food and beverage options. COA is among its epicurean-worthy restaurants and pays tribute to the region’s indigenous Taíno roots.
Address: 100 Dorado Beach Dr., Dorado
Rates: From $1,300 per night