Jamaica weddings are nothing short of spectacular, and it’s no wonder that the island of reggae and romance is the destination wedding location of choice for over a third of all couples heading to the Caribbean to tie the knot. Its legendary son of the soil, Bob Marley, brought the music of his homeland to the rest of the world. Nowadays, Jamaica is on the map for producing the world’s fastest men and women, like nine-time Olympic gold medalist, Usain Bolt and his team mate, Elaine Thompson who captured the gold in the 2016 Games.The popularity of Jamaica weddings can be attributed to many reasons, from the mystical coffee-producing slopes of the Blue Mountains to the pastures and forests of the Dry Harbour Mountains. Bob Marley’s home in Nine Mile is now a memorial to his life and music. In the north, Montego Bay’s resorts attract the glamorous and fun-loving to their white sand beaches, while the capital, Kingston, is the island’s bustling heart, with a truly authentic Jamaican character from the old to the new parts of the city.
Access to Jamaica, especially from the US, is easy, with dozens of flights a week at spectacular prices all year round, and with amazing waterfalls, river-rafting, zip-lining and cliff-diving just some of the activities to try, Jamaica weddings offer incredible diversity for your destination wedding.
- Jamaica Weddings: Flights
- Jamaica Weddings: Hotels
- Jamaica Weddings: Venues
- Jamaica Water
- Jamaica Music
- Jamaica Weddings: Requirements
- Jamaica Facts
Jamaica Weddings: Flights
Jamaica weddings are easy to get to – there are three international airports in Jamaica: Sangster International Airport in Montego Bay, Norman Manley International Airport in Kingston, Jamaica’s capital city and the Ian Fleming International Airport in picturesque Ocho Rios.
Now you can start your Jamaica wedding in style with fast track and personalized VIP Meet & Greet services at the Norman Manley International Airport in Kingston (KIN) and the Sangster International (MBJ) in Montego Bay. With complimentary WiFi service, refreshments and free telephone calls to the USA, Canada and UK landlines, you’ll already feel Jamaica’s warm hospitality.
Jamaica Weddings: Hotels
With accommodation ranging from high end luxury, couples and family all-inclusives, beachside resorts, intimate eco-inns and historical plantation houses, Jamaica weddings offer every possibility for couples, families and groups alike. Whatever your idea of a perfect romantic retreat, Jamaica has something unique to suit your needs.
Jamaica Weddings: Venues
Dreamy Weddings’ favourite venues for Jamaica weddings include Ocho Rios Bay Beach, also known as ‘Turtle Beach’, renowned for brilliant white sand, crystal clear water and captivating views of the Caribbean. Three hundred year old Bellefield Great House and Gardens harks back to the colonial plantation era, with a beautiful and historical backdrop just perfect for weddings.
The lush, mountainous terrain of Jamaica hides many spectacular waterfalls, some of which are famous tourist attractions. Dunnes River Falls may be the most famous, but Island Gully Falls in Ocho Rios, Mayfield Falls in Negril and Reach Falls in Port Antonio are a few of the most highly recommended by visitors. Or experience the caverns and caves of Blue Hole Mineral Spring in Little Bay for a magical experience and some white-knuckle, white-water rafting.
Jamaica’s music history is long, and still influential in the world, so a visit to the island where reggae was born must include some unique entertainment. Downtown Montego Bay’s Gloucester Avenue is known as the ‘Hip Strip’, busy with hotels, shops and parks, plus bars that play reggae and dancehall music. Jimmy Buffet’s Margaritaville is also to be found in MoBay, for a totally different musical vibe. In Negril, Rick’s Cafe is the infamous cliff-jumping experience, but when the sun sets, head over to The Jungle as it heats up with reggae and dancing late into the night. Kingston boasts some of the original and most influential music venues of the past half century. Can you imagine the music at your Jamaica wedding?
Jamaica Weddings: Requirements
Legal requirements for Jamaica weddings are straightforward and easy to follow, so couples can spend time enjoying the wonders of the island as they await their big day.
- No residency requirement
- Land Area : 4,244 square miles
- Population : 2,806,951
- Capital : Kingston
- Languages : English
- Time Zone : Eastern Standard Time
- Currency : Jamaican dollar (US currency also accepted)
- Cruise Call : Ocho Rios Cruise Port & Falmouth Cruise Port