Why do people plan weddings in Punta Cana? Punta Cana has become the perfect choice for a wedding for many reasons, but perhaps the most overwhelming is the breathtaking scenery. There are endless golden beaches that nestle up to the crisp azure waters of the ocean and there are also stunning colorful plants and flowers around every bend that will take your breath away. This is a laid-back exciting way to start off the new chapter of your lives as a couple and it also creates a little mini-vacation for you and all of your guests as well. A conventional wedding costs a fortune. By the time you invite the hundreds of guests, pay for the church, dinner, entertainment and whatever else, you have spent tens of thousands of dollars. Weddings in Punta Cana have the potential to create a much more memorable experience and possibly save you lots of money. You will spend few days in paradise with your closest group of friends and say I do with the Caribbean as your backdrop, the memories of a lifetime!
Now planning your own Punta Cana wedding is quite easy because most of the work is going to be done by the wedding coordinators; of course, that doesn’t mean you can completely forget about everything but it will certainly reduce the workload significantly. The big dilemma is always the choice of the location. Finding the perfect spot to get married in Punta Cana can be a bit challenging when it comes to planning a destination wedding.
All inclusive resorts have always been classic locations for destination weddings. Right now the most popular seem to be Majestic Colonial, Majestic Elegance, Excellence, Dreams Punta Cana and Ocean Blue and Sand. However, specially in the last few years, more and more brides are choosing to set up the wedding reception off-resort because they want do something (more) special for their Big Day. Here below is a list of the top 3 wedding receptions you can arrange off-resort.
1 – JELLYFISH
Jellyfish restaurant in Punta Cana is right on the beach between the resorts Melia Caribe Tropical and IFA Villas Bavaro. Coming by car or taxi it’s a 5 minute bumpy ride from the main road. But once you get there you’ll see it’s well worth the journey. The restaurant’s architecture is unique. Set on 2 floors with a main dining area downstairs and a lounge upstairs both offer panoramic views over the white sand, palm trees and turquoise sea. Jellyfish is beautiful by day but by night the restaurant takes on an amazingly romantic ambiance. In fact it’s probably the most popular off-resort wedding venue in Punta Cana. They host hundreds of wedding ceremonies and dinner parties.
2 – HURACAN CAFE’
Located in the Los Corales area, Huracan Cafe is one of the best places in the Dominican Republic to enjoy traditional Italian cuisine and international music. Typical dishes include such things as Huracan Fettucini, Penne Vodka and Seafood, Mozzarella in Carrozza. There is also an extensive wine list with many great Italian wines such as Pinot Grigio and Chianti. With its fantastic beachfront location, Huracan Cafe offers not only great cuisine, but also delicious Caribbean cocktails. At night the dining experience at Huracan Café becomes magical with the sound of the sea in the background and with the light of the full moon. Here excellent grilled meat and fresh fish can be enjoyed by candlelight on the beach, accompanied by live music and the best national and international DJs. Huracan Cafe offers great services to help guests celebrate events, specially weddings. Everything is done with all of the usual professionalism that has made Huracan Cafe what it is today.
3 – KUKUA BEACH CLUB
Kukua Beach is a beautiful Beach Club located on the extraordinary beach of Arena Gorda. The Kukua Beach Club is described as a “place with soul”. A dreamful environment, a magic setting that invites to relax and enjoy with all your senses. In addition to being one of the most visited and highly rated restaurants in Punta Cana, they can plan and host your dream wedding while you de-stress in their world class Kukua spa. Their specialties are the sea food platter, lobster and paella. The restaurants has also a private pool and a beautiful and unique private room for the bride.
Cuisine: Sea Food
Punta Cana is one of the most popular wedding directions in the world! We work with experienced wedding providers, who offer high quality of service more than 5 years in DR and have English-speaking masters of ceremonies.
Here are the most popular photo packages and is always possible to compose individual offers at your request:
– Macao beach – 1100 usd
Description: Golden sand, rocks, fishing boats, tall palm trees and beautiful waves of the Atlantic Ocean.
– Private beach – 1200 usd
Description: This white-sand beach is located in a very beautiful area – in the palm grove. Over there, there is a pier, fishing boat and swing.
– Saona island – 1500 usd
Amazing and beautiful place. Bright turquoise waters, white sand, wedding dinner on the beach, starfish and mangroves. Before the island of Saona, we can also stop by the city of Altos de Chavon for a photo shoot (+ $ 250)
– Juanillo beach – 1700 usd
Description: Juanillo beach is a breathtaking seashore of the private Cap Cana complex. The beach has a long, wide coast-line, white sand, royal palms, Caribbean Sea.
– Italian Project Trocadero – 1750 usd
Description: Beautiful enclosed area, Italian architecture, islets, gardens, swing, rocks, bright waters of the Caribbean Sea. The ceremony takes place at the gazebo in the Venetian style.
– Magic of Caribbean Night – from 3750 usd
(celebration during 2 days, visiting 2 islands, spending a night in a luxurious yacht and a lot of beautiful details)
– Stylized wedding – from 2100 usd
(Concept development of the wedding day, interesting decorations and a large program)
* What is included in the price?
The price includes everything you need: online consultation before the wedding, meeting before the wedding day, shuttle service, decorations, bridal bouquet and boutonniere, rose petals, make-up and hairstyle, symbolic certificate, champagne glasses in the wedding style, sand ceremony, master of ceremonies, a bottle of champagne, soft drinks, ice, wedding cake, music, photo zone, gift from our company. The package prices are calculated for a wedding for two.
Wedding at the beach restaurant
(Appropriate for weddings with more than 8 guests)
from $ 1400 (+ banquet from $ 45 per person)
Official wedding ceremony will be charged extra to the solemn ceremony (wedding package), the price of the official part is $ 1050.
Renting of dresses, bouquet, flower crown, cars (retro or sports car), yacht, helicopter, video filming, extra decorations, personal photo site, a box of memories (name flash drive, printed photos), photo book, waiter, babysitter.
FAQ (frequently asked questions)
How to reserve the event and will we have any additional charges?
⁃ To reserve the date you need to make a prepayment in advance. And, after that, we sign you up for the day, reserve required location and additional services for you. Our prices are final, you won’t have any additional charges.
When will the photos be ready and how to pick them up?
⁃ You will be able to pick up your photos on 4-10 day after the shooting, it depends on the wedding day / days. We will email you the link to download your photos. We don´t compress photographs, so the quality of your images will not be affected.
What is the weather in the Dominican Republic, and what if it is bad?
⁃ We always postpone the shooting in sunny days, tracking the weather in advance. So better reserve a photo session on the 3-4 day of arrival, to have some extra time.
Can I refuse the services of stylist?
⁃ Yes you can, but it is undesirable. If you decided to refuse it, the price will be reduced to $80
Is it possible not to publish my photos?
⁃ Tell us in advance about privacy. Otherwise, we can publish them. You will not have to pay anything for it.
Can we have ceremony out of the beach?
⁃ Yes, there are some interesting locations.
Additional services (optional)
– Movies with installation – $ 250
– Helicopter – from $ 180 (Punta Cana) to Saona Island – $ 700 (the cost for a couple)
– Ballooning – from $ 850
– Additional boat to the island of Saona – $ 200
– The Yacht to Saona island – $ 1100
– Romantic dinner – from $ 150
– Petals of roses – $ 20
– Fruits – $ 40
– Three Musicians – $ 200
– Additional Decoration with fresh flowers – from $ 100