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#1 Monica W

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    Posted 08 January 2010 - 06:35 PM

    Hello Everyone

    My Name is Monica and I am newly engaged. I am considering St. Thomas as the location our wedding. Would any of you be able to make recommendations on Resorts? I am looking at about 50 guests.

    Thx

    #2 tntnum1

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      Posted 08 January 2010 - 07:38 PM

      I am also looking into a St. Thomas wedding. I am not sure if I should have a resort handle my wedding or if I should hire an outside vendor.

      I have narrowed down my search to the Wyndham, Marriott, and Bongolo Bay...if that helps!

      #3 Tonir

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        Posted 09 January 2010 - 12:53 PM

        Welcome Monica and tntnum! I'm getting married in St. Thomas in April, but I unfortunately cannot recommend any advice on resorts. I will have about 40 guests, but we are staying in villas (and have the reception at our villa). We do have some guests staying at both the Marriott and Bolongo Bay though. Both are very nice, but depends on what type of formality you are looking for (and price). I know a lot of brides on here have recommended the Marriott - it is gorgeous, but it will be more expensive. Bolongo Bay will be more affordable for guests (and offers an all-inclusive option if they want that), but is family-owned without all the bells and whistles of the Marriott (but still pretty). Good luck!

        #4 Beth0413

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          Posted 24 February 2010 - 01:27 PM

          Hello,

          I am planning a May 2011 wedding in St Thomas, we have decided to go with Wyndham. It looks beautiful - i'm excited!!!
          Can't wait to marry my best friend!

          #5 sunsetkiss

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            Posted 24 February 2010 - 11:45 PM

            I have been to the wyndham at sugar bay in st thomas for a DW! let me know if you have any questions. it was my cousin's wedding and it was gorgeous. that is how we got the idea to have a destination wedding of our own.

            #6 Susan Pacek Photography

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              Posted 03 March 2010 - 01:43 PM

              Congratulations Monica on your engagement and decision to have a destination wedding in beautiful St. Thomas!!! Consider Bolongo Bay, but also consider the BVI! Tortolla is incredible too as is Virgin Gorda. Whereever you decide will be wonderful because you will be surrounded by people who love you and who you love!! Congrats again Monica!!

              #7 yanks21324

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                Posted 16 March 2010 - 02:02 PM

                I am a new bride and am contemplating St. Thomas. Could anyone recommen d any resports? Also, I have heard now of quite a few people doing Villas, how exactly is that done?

                #8 JenB

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                  Posted 16 March 2010 - 02:21 PM

                  Congrats!! My fiance and I were in St. Thomas last year, had we known just how beautiful it was we definately would have choosen to do our wedding there!! We stayed at the Marriot frenchmens cove! I was really great, we rented a car and toured the island and it is amazing!! With that many guests an all-inclusive resort would be my recommendation! My favorite place BY FAR is St. John. The island is FABULOUS and the Westin is an all-inclusive and just beautiful, they also have many places to get married at that are not a resort!! Good Luck with your planning!!

                  #9 Tonir

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                    Posted 21 March 2010 - 10:20 AM

                    Quote:
                    Originally Posted by yanks21324
                    I am a new bride and am contemplating St. Thomas. Could anyone recommen d any resports? Also, I have heard now of quite a few people doing Villas, how exactly is that done?

                    Yanks,

                    I'm doing villas, so I cannot recommend resorts. I think it's an individual choice about how you envision the week and your wedding. I want to spend time with everyone (but not be right next door or in constant access of my future in-laws). Just something to think about!

                    There are several websites that specialize in renting villas in St. Thomas. One is vrbo.com and mclaughlin anderson (I think) is the name of a management company/website that my parents booked their villa through. I'm staying in Sea Star which is 5 bed/5 bath on the beach with a pool. Here is a link Sea Star - Caribbean Vacation Packages including caribbean vacation rentals, parties and more.

                    The villa owners for Sea Star have been amazing to work with and I highly recommend them. I'm also having my reception there. The owners hosted their daughter's wedding/reception there for 200 people! Mine is only 35 :) There's also a villa RIGHT next door if you want more guests to stay closer. It's called Casa B for short.

                    PM me if you have any questions!

                    Happy planning!
                    Toni

                    #10 VirginIslandGirl

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                      Posted 03 April 2010 - 05:50 PM

                      Ladies,
                      I live and was married on St. Thomas last May. The resorts are nice but they honestly don't have the best beaches and can be overpriced. I love St. Peter Mountain GreatHouse for a reception. As far as resorts go, I like Caneel Bay or the Westin on St. John. The Wyndham Sugar Bay is nice too. The photographer you pick should be able to show you a complete wedding from each and every venue you are considering to help you in your selection.
                      Hope this helps.




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