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Wedding Site At Beach Hotel, Not In Sand

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Hello,

 

I'm new here. I just got engaged 2 weeks ago and I've been searching for a wedding venue for about a week. We have our hearts set on Jamaica because of the culture, food, overall vibe, and beautiful beaches. We'd like to get married in Negril or MBay at a beach hotel that has ceremony options other than the beach. I love the beach but we don't want our ceremony in the sand. I'd much prefer to be in a gazebo, in a garden, or on a balcony with the water in the background (a must). Does anyone have any suggestions? We're expecting about 50 guests (including about 5 kids).

 

Right now we're leaning towards Moon Dance Cliffs and just shuttling to the beach. I LOVE the ceremony site at MDC and they have good reviews. I've been in touch with the head office and they've been very nice and responsive so far. But if we could find a place that's on the beach, that'd be ideal. Thanks for your help!

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Hi

 

Right now I'm looking at Feb or April 2016. What's yours?

 

I still really like Moon Dance Cliffs but now I'm looking at private villas. I was thinking about contacting a planner in Negril for a list of private venues on the cliffs. I don't know though. My family likes Moon Dance Cliffs so I might just make it easy on myself and go with them. A small part of me still wants to stay on the beach though.

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Congrats to both of you on your engagements!! I was in the same position, my fiancé didn't want to get married on the sand but we both wanted a water view for the ceremony. We're getting married at the Royalton White Sands (it's a little bit outside Montego Bay) in April 2015. The resort has a gorgeous gazebo at the end of a walkway going out into the ocean. The private reception is poolside later that night.

 

Let me know if you want me to email the photos I took when we visited there in May of this year.

 

Happy Planning!!

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I'm also a Jamaica bride (3 yrs) and we were married at Gran Bahia Principe Jamaica. It's about an hour from MBay but only about 25 mins from Ocho Rios. They have a gazebo right on the water with a nice walkway leading to it. You're not in the sand at all and the water is right there along with a nice little private area off to the side for your photos afterwards. And the wedding team was amazing!!

 

God luck and happy planning!

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Hi Ladies,

 

Thanks for the input. I ended up changing locations. While I love the culture of Jamaica, I just couldn't find a venue that I loved. We've decided on Beach Palace in Cancun. They have a lovely rooftop venue fits our personalities and styles perfectly. We're happy with our choice and are now in process of choosing date and doing a contract. Congrats and best of luck to you all!

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Congrats @@MissAmber26 . I'm glad u found something you like. And @@Soon2beMrsJ

I'm looking into Royalton too. I've been reading a lot bout it on this site. I will gladly accept anything info you have on them. I'm planning on visiting in June.

 

 

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I wanted a tropical, beach themed event for our vow renewal but did not want to be in the sand either. We found the perfect venue in Villas Sur Mer in Negril Jamaica. The cliff top resort is boutique, intimate and gorgeous and I can't wait. Many 5 star stellar reviews on Trip Advisor as well.

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