With gorgeous, pristine beaches, turquoise waters, perfect weather conditions, and an unbeatable price-value ratio, the exotic Dominican Republic is one of the world’s best places for a romantic and unforgettable destination wedding in the Caribbean.
If you want to say “ I do” in a tropical paradise, continue reading this article, find out all about the most amazing spots and wedding venues, and learn how to plan your most special day.
Splendid Wedding Resorts in The Dominican Republic
Secrets Cap Cana Resort & Spa
Located on the gorgeous Juanillo Beach, Secrets Cap Cana Resort & Spa is an all-inclusive hotel for adults only, waiting for couples who want to say their vows in a spectacular setting.
Romantic beach views, a flawless 24-hour room service, ten sensational dining options including an Asian and an Italian restaurant, as well as high-end amenities, like a relaxing swimming pool area, a spa, and a gym, are some of the surprises waiting for you at Secrets Cap Cana Resort & Spa.
Couples can get married at the charming wedding gazebo or on the resort’s private beach, and celebrate with their closest friends and family in an elegant ballroom, on the mesmerizing terrace, or right on the beach. The resort promises complete relaxation while the professional wedding coordinator takes care of every detail of the wedding.
Sanctuary Cap Cana
Sanctuary Cap Cana, a superb private gated community retreat, is waiting for you with a variety of romantic wedding venues. 30,000 acres of natural beauty surrounded by crystal clear waters and enhanced by the retreat’s upscale amenities promise couples a breathtaking ceremony and a memorable vacation.
Besides the party that will take you and your guests’ breath away, you will enjoy unwinding moments, because the on-site wedding planners promise organize all the details, while you enjoy each other’s company. Whether you want to indulge in culinary experiences at high-quality restaurants, relax by the pool and on the sandy beaches, or adventure into exciting water sports, your time at Sanctuary Cap Cana will filled with exciting surprises and activities.
Paradisus Palma Real Golf & Spa Resort
Set on a stunning white-sand beach dotted with palm trees, on the Atlantic coast, Paradisus Palma Real Golf & Spa Resort is a stylish all-inclusive resort where your dream wedding can become reality.
The luxurious suites with balconies or terraces and mesmerizing ocean views, outstanding battle services, and other upscale amenities promise you the most pampering stay, while the hotel’s team of professionals offers integrated and personalized management for your big day. All you have to do is decide what you want and relax. You and your guests will be well taken care of at Paradisus Palma Real Golf & Spa Resort.
The Reserve at Paradisus Palma Real Resort
The Reserve at Paradisus Palma Real Resort promises love birds the memorable wedding they desire. Thanks to the team of experts specialized in weddings and the many amazing packages available, all you have to do form the moment you arrive, is to enjoy yourselves and the tropical settings, luxury amenities, and fabulous weather.
In addition to your big day, polished suites with hot tubs, ocean views, and direct pool access, a deluxe spa, massages for couples, complimentary golf, and fantastic restaurants are some of the things you will enjoy during your stay at The Reserve at Paradisus Palma Real Resort.
Palladium Hotel Group
TRS Cap Cana Hotel is a luxury hotel located in the most exclusive part of Punta Cana, on the east coast of the Dominican Republic, and just 10 minutes from the international airport. The resort is an adult-only resort if you are looking for a quieter environment without the kids.
The Palladium Hotel Group has several other luxury properties in the Dominican Republic promising couples an exotic wedding celebration in a romantic gazebo overlooking the sea, surrounded by lush gardens, and charming palm trees meets all lover birds’ needs at a wide range of prices and needs.
Casa de Campo Resort and Villas
Casa de Campo Resort and Villas opened in La Romana almost 50 years ago, and it was the first resort in the Dominican Republic. If you want to say “ I do” surrounded by history and natural beauty, this fabulous golf resort is a great choice.
Your wedding day will be idyllic, and so will your stay at Casa de Campo Resort and Villas. Gorgeous golf courses, outstanding restaurants, an equestrian center, and three private pristine white sand beaches, are some of the amenities waiting for you and your closest friends and family at this superb resort.
Hodelpa Nicolas de Ovando
Surrounded by exotic beauty, and located in a restored 16th-century building, Hodelpa Nicolas de Ovando is a UNESCO World Heritage-listed hotel featuring restored Spanish colonial architecture, relaxed, warm rooms, flawless room service, and dramatic setting for your wedding celebration.
If you are nature lovers passionate about history, this hotel promises you the most amazing celebration. Whether you dream of saying your vows in a beautiful Spanish-style patio overlooking the Ozama River or you prefer the luxury of the salons available, your big day at Hodelpa Nicolas de Ovando will be enhanced by beauty, culture, and heritage.
The Punta Cana Resort & Club
If, when it comes to your destination wedding in the Dominican Republic, you dream of elegance and simplicity, The Puntacana Resort & Club is your answer.
With two vibrant hotels located on several miles of private beach, this high-end resort promises couples an elegant ceremony, a relaxing, memorable stay, and choices to fit every desire.
Whether you choose the intimate Tortuga Bay Hotel designed by Oscar de la Renta, or the sumptuous The Westin Puntacana Resort & Club your destination wedding in the Dominican Republic will be paradisal, not only thanks to the magnificent settings but also because of the lavish hotel amenities and exemplary services.
Boat Weddings in the Dominican Republic
The Dominican Republic is full of extravagant resorts and wedding venues that can satisfy all kinds of love birds. But, if you want something unique, a boat wedding is your answer.
Your Dominican Republic boat wedding promises to take you far away from the crowds of tourists and busy beaches, giving you the chance to say “ I do” in remote locations, and celebrate your love on a gorgeous, spacious terrace on the upper deck of the boat, a lovely, quiet area. When you’re ready for some fun, you and your guests can enjoy the party vibe on the lower deck. There is no doubt that a boat wedding in the Dominican Republic is a great way to celebrate a unique relationship.
Dominican Republic Destination Wedding Tips
The first thing you must consider when planning your big day in the Dominican Republic is your wedding date. The ideal time to wed in this gorgeous place is November through April. To make sure you have the time of your life, avoid the busy holiday seasons like spring break or Christmas. June through October is more humid with unexpected rains. It’s also the hurricane season, but the probability of a hurricane is not too high.
Once you decided when you want to start your new life together and how many people you want to invite, find and book your wedding venue. Make sure you book at least six months in advance. Once you have it booked, you can let the organizers take care of all the details, or do it yourselves by hiring other vendors like photographer, florist or DJ.
If you want to have a religious ceremony, keep in mind that they can’t do it on the beach. So, if you dream of saying your vows on the warm, soft sand, go for a civil ceremony. In case you want everything to be legal, gather all the relevant documents and bring them with you, complete the local paperwork, and choose two witnesses who have valid passports.
He is an expert travel advisor and enthusiast. He has traveled extensively in the USA, Central American, South America and Europe. He has visited every Sandals Resort and is one of a select few Diamond Elite members of the Sandals Chairman’s Royal Club.
Dan graduated from Johnson & Wales University with an associate degree in Culinary Arts. Later he graduated from the University of Utah with a bachelor’s degree in International Studies with a focus on people and culture.