Have you always dreamed of planning a destination wedding, but don’t want to go through the hassle of traveling internationally? Whether you have your heart set on a sunny beach in Florida or the tropical U.S. Virgin Islands, this can seem like quite the task to undertake.
Hosting a passport-free destination wedding can get tricky. Luckily, there are plenty of stunning venues that fit the bill. The following resorts are our top picks for celebrating a destination wedding in the US:
- Melia Coco Beach Puerto Rico in Puerto Rico
- Eden Roc Miami Beach in Miami, Florida
- The Ritz Carlton, Kapalua in Maui, Hawaii
- The Buccaneer Hotel in St. Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands
- Emerald Beach Resort in St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands
More information on destination wedding venues in the US
Melia Coco Beach Puerto Rico – Puerto Rico
This gorgeous resort is on the northeastern coast of Coco Beach in Rio Grande, and comes with both exclusivity and a sense of privacy. The best part? This sophisticated locale is only 30 minutes from bustling San Juan and the Luis Munoz Marin International Airport. Enjoy romance and luxury with a complete wedding package that starts off at affordable prices to fit nearly every budget.
You can have your wedding on the beach, at the wedding chapel, or in the garden villa. Choose between the Intimate Ceremony, Eternal and Infinity packages, all of which include a minister to officiate, one in-room amenity for the wedding night, sound system, 15% discount on spa services for the wedding couple and a 1 hour cocktail reception.
Eden Roc Miami Beach – Miami, Florida
Indulge in a Florida destination wedding at Eden Roc Miami Beach, whether it’s on the beachfront or in the contemporary ballroom setting. The onsite staff will work hard to provide you with all the amenities needed to have a wonderful day. They undertake not only the wedding ceremony and reception, but also bridal showers, engagement parties, farewell brunches and more.
Customize your reception menu to your liking, including fare that is classic to more modern cocktails and cuisine. There are several destination wedding packages you can choose from, depending on your number of guests and how lavish or intimate you would like for it to be. Make your special day in Miami an occasion that is sure to be remembered for a lifetime.
The Ritz-Carlton, Kapalua – Maui, Hawaii
Located on the lush island of Maui, this gorgeous wedding resort offers a blend between luxurious accommodations and the natural beauty surrounding the property. Choose between hosting your wedding on the beach, the expansive lawns overlooking the Pacific Ocean, or in one of the hotel’s gorgeous ballrooms!
While you’re exchanging your vows, you can expect complimentary bouquet and boutonniere, a solo Hawaiian guitarist or ukulele player to perform during the ceremony, two-tiered wedding cake with your choice of flavor and much more. Splurge and pick the Royalty of Kapalua destination wedding package and enjoy extra amenities like a dove release, couples massage at the on-site spa, and a sunset sail for just the two of you!
The Buccaneer – St. Croix, the US Virgin Islands
When you want to have a US destination wedding beside the beautiful Caribbean Sea, look no further than having it at the Buccaneer Hotel in St. Croix, US Virgin Islands. You will love the flower garden and the centuries-old sugar mill, as well as the various amenities that are offered with each package.
Your day can be as intimate or elaborate as you wish. No matter the price of the wedding package, you will receive assistance from an onsite wedding coordinator, food and refreshments, and rooms for your guests. When it comes time to renew your vows, be sure to book with the Vow Renewal package to celebrate in the location where your marriage began!
Emerald Beach Resort – St. Thomas, the US Virgin Islands
Emerald Beach in St. Thomas truly is a beautiful location to exchange vows. When you want to hold a destination wedding in the US, this venue should be at the forefront of your mind. The 90-room hotel is considered to be a Caribbean paradise. You can see the ocean from each room and enjoy a postcard-worthy sunset each night.
The wedding packages include different elements, including decor such as a tropical bouquet and palm fronds, conch shells, a bamboo arch and more for your decor. Some of the packages, including the Endless Love and Sunset Beach, include ceremony music, a wedding cake, professional photographer, and champagne for your toast. Spend your day in style at a gorgeous tropical spot that you and your wedding guests will never to forget.
Let’s recap hosting a destination wedding in the US
Say your “I Do” in paradise with no passport required!
Your destination wedding in Puerto Rico, Hawaii, Florida or the US Virgin Islands is going to be gorgeous no matter which location you pick.