the wedding place
the wedding place
the wedding place

020 7644 1750

020 7644 1750

020 7644 1750

weddings in the dominican republic

weddings in the dominican republic

weddings in the dominican republic

Destination weddings in the Dominican Republic: from coastal to colonial : The Honeymoons and Weddings Abroad Place
You are here: home >  wedding news >  Destination weddings in the Dominican Republic: from coastal to colonial




wedding packages


win a free holiday


real weddings


inspire my wedding


contact our wedding advisors


honeymoons and wedding destinations



Request a Quote


Destination weddings in the Dominican Republic: from coastal to colonial

Destination weddings in the Dominican Republic: from coastal to colonial

12-Jul-16 12:14:40
Weddings Abroad News
Posted By:
Weddings Coordinator
weddings in the dominican republic

The Dominican Republic is one of the Caribbean's most popular holiday destinations, but it is now a favourite hotspot for romantic destination weddings as more couples look to say "I Do" overseas. The nation boasts breath-taking natural landscapes that offer the perfect backdrop for nuptials, historic churches for intimate ceremonies, and luxury venues on the capital Santo Domingo that are perfect for chic celebrations.

Over recent years, more couples are choosing to say “I do” in tropical destinations all over the world, with smaller intimate ceremonies, and more affordable costs. The Caribbean continues to be one of the leading destinations for overseas nuptials and honeymoons, and the Dominican Republic is just one of the region’s nations that offers multiples ways to enjoy a dream wedding.

With miles of white sandy beaches, emerald slopes, and majestic mountains, it’s no surprise that the Dominican Republic is a popular place to celebrate a couple’s special day. The island nation has eight international airports and a wide selection of airlines that offer regular flights to destinations including Santo Domingo, Punta Cana, Romana and Puerto Plata.

As well as regular flight options, there are a range of all-inclusive wedding packages available at many hotels and resorts, and personal wedding planners who are available to organise every last detail. Magaly Toribio, the Marketing Advisor for the Dominican Republic Ministry of Tourism, explained:

"Weddings in Dominican Republic are truly magical, offering couples a variety of settings to celebrate the start of their lives together. Our hotels, tour operators and wedding vendors are adept at anticipating the needs of family travel groups, making Dominican Republic a wonderful destination for wedding groups both big and small."

Here are just a few ideas of how to enjoy a magical wedding in the Dominican Republic:

Nuptials steeped in history

The colonial capital city of Santa Domingo is bursting with old world charm and heritage and is home to the beautiful Catedral Primada de America where couples can enjoy traditional ceremonies.

The church of Iglesia de las Mercedes is more than 500 years old, and an ideal venue for a Catholic ceremony, while the 16th-century Convento de los Dominicos, and the Museo de las Casas Reales offer the perfect historic settings for romantic vows. For catholic ceremonies outside of the capital that feature elements of the Old World, there’s Altos de Chavon, a replica of a 16th-century Mediterranean village in La Romana, where couples will get married in St. Stanislaus Church against the backdrop of the Chavon River.

Ceremonies surrounded by nature

The Samana Peninsula is one of the most beautiful parts of the Dominican Reoublic, with unexplored land, lush forests, and beautiful beaches. On the tip of the peninsula, Las Galeras offers a collection of small hotels and B&Bs where couples can hold intimate ceremonies and celebrations against natural backdrops.

Las Terrenas is home to white sandy beaches and small fishing boats that offer a romantic backdrop to a beach ceremony, and newlyweds can celebrate with a boat tour along the mangroves in the Los Haitises National Park.

Puerto Plata’s mountains and endless coastline is a fantastic spot for romantic celebrations, and the adventurous couples and wedding guests will love the 27 Waterfalls of Damajuagua.

Coastal ceremonies

Punta Cana is located on the easternmost tip of the Dominican Republic, and its pristine beaches and turquoise sea are ideal for sophisticated beach ceremonies. With a variety of beachfront resorts and hotels offering onsite wedding planners, couples can just sit back, relax and look forward to their big day.

For glamorous nuptials that are fit for the stars, Casa de Campo resort and villa complex offers exclusive access to the marina in La Romana, as well as upscale restaurants, gold courses, and private beaches for wedding celebrations. Newlyweds can celebrate with boat trips to the tropical Saona Island and Catalina Island.

Chic city vows in the capital

The city of Santo Domingo is steeped in history, heritage and culture, and the JW Marriott Santo Domingo is located in the upscale shopping district, close to the colonial zone. The hotel’s team of professional wedding planners are on hand to help plan every aspect of the event.

In addittion, Hotel El Embajador is conveniently located close to shops, museums and restaurants, and couples can choose indoor or outdoor spaces for their special day, with the help of an onsite planner. For ceremonies in the colonial zone, Hostal Nicolas de Ovando dates back to 1502 and boasts luxury facilities and accommodation with a touch of historic charm.

Whatever the theme of the wedding or wherever the location, the Dominican Republic has something to suit the tastes and budgets of all engaged couples. With all-year-round sunshine, idyllic postcard-perfect natural settings, beachfront accommodation, and an array of activities that will entertain wedding guests of all ages, couple won’t want to leave this magical island nation.