Destination Weddings Faqs

Find answers to our most frequently asked questions about Beaches Resorts Caribbean destination weddings or call 1-877-BEACHES (1-877-232-2437) to speak with the Beaches Weddings Team. For added inspiration, follow @BeachesResortsWeddings on Instagram!


What is a destination wedding?

A destination wedding takes place in a locale beyond your state or country of residence. Learn more about planning a destination wedding at Beaches Caribbean Resorts. 

How to plan a destination wedding at Beaches?

There’s no better way to kick off the wedding planning journey than by exploring our various destination wedding venues, scrolling our weddings Instagram feed, and reading real wedding recaps of couples who said ‘I Do’ at Beaches! Have questions or ready to book your official date? Reach out to the Beaches Wedding Team at 1-877-BEACHES (1-877-232-2437).

Will my marriage be legally binding in my home country?

Yes, your marriage will be legally binding in your country / state of residence. To ensure all required documentation is completed on time, your wedding planner will help you stay organized and work through all necessary paperwork. To confirm a last name change, inquire with your local government. For additional questions, don’t hesitate to reach out to the Beaches Wedding Team at 1-877-BEACHES (1-877-232-2437).

Do you organize elopements?

Absolutely! Beaches Resorts offers an all-inclusive elopement package that can be curated to align with your elopement vision. Explore our packages.

How much will my wedding cost?

Because every Beaches destination wedding is unique to the couple planning it, costs will vary. Some things to consider for your overall wedding costs include: accommodations, decor, the number of events hosted, and the total guest count. View our wedding package prices and inclusions to find an option that best fits your wedding vision.

Where can i see photos and videos of real weddings at beaches resorts?

Follow us on Instagram or view our digital wedding magazine for an inside look at real weddings that took place at Beaches, decor ideas, event setups, and more inspiration!


How soon can I start planning my beaches wedding after booking?

Once your wedding date is secured, an appointment with your Wedding Planner will be set within 2-4 weeks of the booking confirmation.

How do i test-drive my wedding?

To find your ideal wedding resort, explore an array of venues, and meet with the resort wedding team, Beaches offers a Test-Drive Your Wedding program that allows you to stay at the resort of your choosing for a special rate, up to two nights. Learn more about Beaches Wedding Test Drive here.

How do we pay the marriage license & administrative fee?

The resort’s Wedding Concierge will be responsible for collecting your Marriage License and Administrative Fee. A $250 deposit will be due at the time of booking and the total balance must be paid 60 days before your arrival.
These fees are in USD and vary by island: Jamaica: $250, Turks & Caicos: $690.

What are your payment and cancellation policies?

All final payments are due 60 days prior to arrival. To be eligible for a full refund upon cancellation, you must confirm your cancellation at least forty-five (45) days prior to arrival. Select entirely non-refundable items including (but are not limited to) certain deposits, administrative fees, and custom items from external event suppliers. Floral Purchases are also non-refundable and/or non-transferable if canceled within 45 days of arrival.
To receive a 50% refund, cancellations must be made 44-31 days prior to arrival, with the exception of the non-refundable items listed above. Any cancellations made 30 days or less prior to arrival are non-refundable.

Are medical or blood tests required to get married?

The islands of Jamaica and Turks & Caicos do not require a medical or blood test to be performed.


What is the best way to travel with a wedding dress and suit?

It all depends on your preference, but most couples will opt to have their wedding attire as a carry-on item, stored in a garment bag. Before your flight, be sure to connect with your airline carrier to ensure there will be space in the airplane’s closet and avoid any issues the day of.

Who will assist me with my wedding once I arrive at the resort?

Your dedicated resort wedding event team will greet you upon arrival and be by your side all weekend to ensure your wedding is executed in alignment with your vision.

What hair and makeup options do I have?

All Beaches Resorts offer wedding hair and makeup services through the award-winning Red Lane Spa. You can also book facials, manicures, pedicures, and other spa treatments to get you prepped for your big day. View the full list of spa and salon options at each resort.

Is there tuxedo rental available on the island?

While Beaches Resorts does not offer a tuxedo rental service, your dedicated wedding team can share contact information for local formalwear providers (varies by island). When it comes to attire selections, we suggest lightweight options to keep everyone cool and comfortable!


What wedding venues does beaches offer?

Beaches destination wedding venues can accommodate indoor and outdoor events and include over-the-water gazebos and beachfront settings. Venues vary by resort. View Beaches destination wedding venues.

What are the options for floral and decor items?

Local floral and decor options vary by island. To explore what is available on the island of your destination wedding, the Beaches wedding team can provide a catalog of floral and decor options.

Can i bring my own wedding décor items and favors?

Customs laws may require you to pay taxes and duties on any items you choose to bring with you, so we recommend using options already available on the island. If you choose to bring your own decor items or favors, Beaches does include a resort setup fee. To learn more about the fees and any potential restrictions, reach out to your wedding planner.

What are the different types of ceremonies I can choose from for my wedding?

Beaches Resorts can host religious wedding ceremonies such as Catholic, Jewish, and Hindu (additional fees may apply), non-denominational ceremonies with a minister, or non-religious ceremonies.

Can i get married at a different resort than where i am staying?

You are required to stay at the same resort where your wedding is being held. But if you plan a Beaches honeymoon, you can participate in a Beaches Honeymoon Hop, which allows you to explore and stay at multiple resorts.

Can guests under 18 years old join my beaches wedding?

The more the merrier! Beaches are family-friendly resorts for all ages, which means you can include little ones in your big day. If you are planning an adults-only wedding but have guests traveling with children, Beaches offers nanny services, a Kids Camp, and an array of activities to keep tweens and teens busy throughout from sunup to sundown.


What flavors are available for the wedding cake?

Beaches offers vanilla, chocolate, Caribbean fruit, red velvet, carrot or brownie wedding cake flavors. Our pastry chefs will also work with you to include specific filling flavors and create custom cake designs that align with your wedding look. Gluten-free, dairy-free, vegan, and sugar-free options are also available (by request) for those with dietary restrictions. View our cakes and sweets menu for more details.

What catering options do i have?

Beaches weddings offer custom bar setups, passed hors d’oeuvres, and plated or buffet dinners that can be arranged for an additional setup fee per guest.

What entertainment options do you have for our wedding?

For a customized wedding experience, Beaches offers various options to enhance your big celebration with add-on options including private welcome cocktail parties, game nights, dancefloors, live music, and more! Contact your Wedding Planner for your resort’s weekly entertainment event schedule.


When will i receive my marriage certificate?

Your marriage certificate will be sent within 6‐8 weeks for weddings held in Jamaica and 8-10 weeks for weddings held in Turks & Caicos.


Does beaches offer special offers or rates for wedding groups?

Yes! When you book five or more rooms, you may qualify for our complimentary room credit. Call the Beaches Wedding Team for more details: 1-877-BEACHES (1-877-232-2437)
Other perks are also available and depend upon the size of your wedding party. Visit the Beaches celebration offers page to learn more.

Are there special inclusions for weddings that book multiple room?

Any complimentary room credits are based upon the size of your group and your travel dates. Call 1-877-BEACHES (1-877-232-2437) to explore your options with a wedding group specialist.

What group activities can i book for my guests?

The best part about Beaches is the abundance of activities by land and sea, day and night! From lounging on the beach with cocktails in hand to planning a complimentary snorkeling or a scuba diving trip, there’s no shortage of opportunities to keep your guests entertained! Contact your dedicated Wedding Planning Team to book off-resort excursions for an additional cost.

For any further questions, please feel free to contact our Wedding Team at 1-877-BEACHES (1-877-232-2437).
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