You’ve pictured your dream beach wedding your whole life: hundreds of miles of powder white and golden sand bordered by lush landscapes, gently breaking waves along the shore, all under the perfect sunset. This whole time, you’ve been picturing the Dominican Republic. But the famous DR is more than just beach ceremonies, with luxurious all-inclusive resorts, colonial cities, and trendy hotspots.
Boutique Resort — The Reserve at Paradisus Punta Cana
Located on one of the best beaches in the world, Bávaro Beach, The Reserve at Paradisus Punta Cana offers luxurious settings and accommodations for weddings with young guests. Six wedding packages, including an option for tailored-made celebrations, make The Reserve a favorite spot for destination brides. Start with amenities like special turndown service, a celebration dinner, and a discount at the YHI Spa and continue with a one-hour post-ceremony private cocktail party and a three-hour private dinner reception.
Chic Ceremony — CHIC by Royalton Luxury Resorts
If you’re looking for a modern, exciting, and, well, chic ceremony with you and your loved one, CHIC by Royalton Luxury Resorts in Punta Cana is the place to celebrate your love. We recommend booking the CHIC Mansion, a 11,500 square-foot private home with a welcome champagne toast your party’s first night at the mansion, a private dinner with a private bar for three hours, an in-mansion hair and makeup for the bride, a rum-tasting for the guests, a decorated suite for the couple, and more chic offerings. Hold your bachelor/bachelorette party at CHIC Punta Cana with the sexy CHIC-men and the beautiful CHIC Angels.
Unique Setting — Santo Domingo
The oldest city in the New World is also a modern, cosmopolitan capital with a lively waterfront Malecon with sleek hotels, cafes, restaurants, clubs, and shops, great for a last-minute bachelor/bachelorette party. Meanwhile, Old Santo Domingo is a UNESCO World Heritage Site with cobblestone streets and traditional architecture, lovely for everlasting vows. Consider holding your ceremony in the Cathedral of Santo Domingo, the oldest cathedral in the New World (but we recommend having a second choice, like the Museo de las Casas Reales, for your ceremony in case your date is not available).
Spotlight On — Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Punta Cana
You always get A-list status at Hard Rock Hotels, but in Punta Cana, you’re the star of the show. The hotel has once even hosted a complete buyout for a convention (all 1,775 rooms), although the typical Hard Rock wedding is 20-25 rooms. But, big or small, the hotel is equipped to host your gala or intimate gathering. Nine top-shelf wedding collections, created by party-planner-to-the-stars Colin Cowie, guarantee your wedding will be legendary. Exquisite dining options range from international cuisine to seafood, Dominican, and even Barbecue and basic Indian fare.
The resort itself is sure to wow your entourage with the biggest and best casino in the Caribbean, 13 pools, nine restaurants, a Nicklaus designed golf course, and the onsite ORO Nightclub.