By Jared Benoff | Published on October 12, 2023

If you’re planning a destination wedding with your heart set on the chilled-out vibes of a tropical island paradise such as Jamaica, Moon Palace Resort is an all-inclusive venue you definitely want to consider. 

Moon Palace Jamaica wedding offers those saying “I do” a chance to have their big day in front of bright, warm waters and powdery white beaches. 

And all this without worrying about organizing a destination wedding by yourself!

To help you decide if Moon Palace Jamaica is the right wedding venue, we’ve collected our thoughts on the highlights and some important information about this resort for your stay and your special day. 

Let’s hop into this comprehensive review of a Moon Palace Jamaica wedding:

Moon Palace Jamaica Overview

Moon Palace Jamaica - ocho rios family friendly all inclusive resort

Located about 1.5 hours from Montego Bay airport, the all-inclusive Moon Palace Jamaica is just five minutes from Ocho Rios.

Moon Palace Jamaica is family-friendly, and there’s plenty of fun to be had by both adults and kids.

Whether you’re hoping to take a fresh breath of island air or crank up the excitement dial, there are several world-class amenities and facilities to suit your tastes. 

Speaking of tastes, the gourmet food and beverage options include both international and local flavors for those who want to bring their taste buds along for the ride. 


Moon Palace Jamaica has over 700 rooms that range from basic rooms with a double bed and a view of the resort to two-bedroom, ocean-view presidential suites. 

The variety of room categories provides a range of options when planning to bring and host loved ones for a destination wedding. 

All rooms feature plush bedding, a daily-refreshed minibar, and 24-hour room service. 


There is plenty of activity at Moon Palace Jamaica, with cooking classes, live music, on-site water parks, and nightly entertainment. 

If simply chilling is more your vibe, the on-site Awe Spa is the largest in Jamaica, where you can treat yourself to all-natural wood massage therapy, facials, body wraps, and other treatments. 

Keeping the kids entertained is also easy, with four pools and a fun-filled wave simulator. 

The supervised playroom features the latest gaming and immersive play, allowing the young ones to have a memorable time. 

The new concept by Moon Palace, “The Dreamery,” is designed to immerse kids in entertainment for your whole trip.

Wedding Packages at Moon Palace Jamaica

Rather than simply offering generic all-inclusive wedding package options, Moon Palace makes their destination wedding offers more customizable. 

In fact, the longer your guest list is, the more you can get for free as part of Palace Resorts wedding program

You can earn $20 per paid room toward wedding essentials like cakes, photography and videography, flowers, lights and music, or entertainment, which can reduce your ceremony cost.

The credits also allow you to earn toward your wedding events, and the more guests that book rooms to stay at The Moon Palace for your destination wedding, the more free hours you can earn toward cocktail receptions and other private functions. 

It’s easy to see why Moon Palace Jamaica has one of our favorite destination wedding packages in Jamaica.

Groups of ten or more also earn the lucky couple a complimentary room and upgrade. 

Our team has over 30 years of experience planning destination weddings, so we know how to take advantage of special offers and design a destination wedding that fits your budget and guest list. 

Ceremony and Reception Venues at Moon Palace Jamaica 

Destination wedding venue options at moon palace jamaica

This Moon Palace resort offers some of the best beach weddings in Jamaica. 

Notably, the beach setting for this resort can accommodate up to 900 guests, allowing huge wedding groups to enjoy the sun and sand for a truly spectacular cocktail reception. 

There are nine venues to choose from, each with its own unique beauty and charm. 

The wedding venues at Moon Palace Jamaica include:

  • North Gazebo (up to 100 guests for ceremony)
  • North Deck (100 guests for ceremony, 90 for cocktail, 60 for dinner)
  • South Gazebo (40 guests for ceremony)
  • South Deck (50 for cocktails, 30 for buffet)
  • South Beach (250 for ceremony, 900 for cocktails, 620 for buffet)
  • Starlight Terrace (240 for ceremony, 600 for cocktail, 340 for buffet)
  • Pier 8 Terrace (120 for cocktails, 72 for buffet)
  • Sun Garden (40 for ceremony, 90 for cocktail, 60 for buffet)
  • Ballroom (250 for ceremony, cocktail, and buffet)

One of the most popular wedding venues here is the North Gazebo, where your event will take place on a piece of land that juts out among sparkling Caribbean waters, creating a gorgeous and immersive environment for a wedding. 

Moon Palace Jamaica offers a distinct design option, the Island Bliss Collection, with gold Cartier chairs and fresh foliage for the perfect accent to the North Gazebo.

What Couples Have to Say 

destination wedding venue: Moon Palace Jamaica - a family-friendly resort and wedding venue in Ocho Rios, Jamaica

We’re not the only ones who’ve given Moon Palace Jamaica a try and enjoyed it, our clients have as well. 

Hearing what other couples have said about their stay and wedding at Moon Palace can help you make your own big decision. 

Here are some direct quotes from those who’ve gotten married at The Moon Palace Jamaica, highlighting the service and offering some useful advice:

“10/10 HIGHLY RECOMMEND HAVING YOUR WEDDING AT MOON PALACE JAMAICA!!! Or just going for a vacation! We will DEFINITELY be back!!!”

“My husband and I, and some family and friends, went swimming with the dolphins right at the resort Friday morning. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED! We had our Welcome Cocktail Party on the South Beach on that Friday evening for 3 hours (we brought our own bluetooth speaker and created our own playlists prior to leaving the states using Spotify). Our next official event was on Saturday, the wedding rehearsal at 3pm (wedding party only) – I had a wedding hair pre-trial at 1pm in the Spa. Very glad I did so I could tell her what not to do… lol She was very nice though!”

“Reception went from 7-11pm at the Starlight garden… it was magical. We originally were not going to pay for a dance floor and just dance on the concrete…. HIGHLY recommend paying the extra for the dance floor… so glad we did.”

Real Wedding Budget Breakdown

To understand how budgeting a wedding might work at Moon Palace Jamaica, let’s investigate a budget from some of our recent clients who chose this resort. 

Every budget looks different, depending on your priorities, the size of your guest list, and what wedding extras you unlock. 

This couple hosted 53 guests and had a beautiful ceremony and cocktail hour to celebrate with their loved ones. 

Here’s how their budget breaks down:

Pre-wedding costs

  • Invites (x119)
  • Postage
  • Wedding contract deposit
  • Wedding dress 
  • Vail
  • Groom’s tux
  • Wedding rings

Total pre-wedding costs: $7,735

Destination wedding and resort expense

  • Bride and Groom stay
  • Bride and Groom flights
  • Three friends full expense flights and resort
  • Travel Insurance

Total destination wedding and resort costs: $10,182


  • Hair and makeup
  • Baby’s breath flowers for hair
  • Photographer
  • Videographer
  • Outside vendor fee
  • Bride’s bouquet
  • Other flowers 
  • Extra chairs for the ceremony
  • Ceremony glass display

Total ceremony costs: $8,375

Cocktail Party

  • Cake
  • Dance Floor
  • Overhead string lighting
  • Wedding DJ

Total cost of reception: $6,637

Other costs:

  • Bridal Party gifts
  • Guest gifts
  • Earrings
  • Backup earrings and headpiece
  • Rehearsal dinner jumpsuit

Total other costs: $2,284

Wedding events total cost (before $20 per room credit): $35,213

With the $20 credit per paid room, our couple saved over $1,200. 

Of course, this doesn’t include the other complementary aspects of their ceremony and cocktail hour. 

Why We Like it (pros/cons) 

Here are the pros and cons of hosting your destination wedding at the Moon Palace Jamaica:


Let’s start with the cons, as there aren’t many, but they may be worth considering. 

The Moon Palace has a stunning location on Jamaica’s northern coastline, offering bright sunshine throughout the day. 

The downside of its location is that it takes about 90 minutes to get to the resort.

The other consideration for this resort when planning relates more to Jamaican laws than to this resort in particular. 

Jamaica is NOT a suitable or safe country for LGBT individuals to travel or get married. 

If this relates to you or any of your guests, venues in other countries, such as Mexico, may be more suitable for inclusive weddings. 


While there aren’t many cons to this resort, there are fortunately a few more pros. 

Couples are spoiled for choice at the Moon Palace, and because there are so many venues to choose from, there are options to suit every dream. 

There’s also plenty of variation between these venues, offering indoor or outdoor, classic or modern, and large or small choices. 

Hosting up to 900 guests on their beach is pretty impressive, and few resorts can make such accommodations. 

The structure of The Moon Palace Resorts wedding packages also allows couples more control over their weddings. 

The way their rewards program allows couples to decide where to allocate their free wedding essentials and complimentary private events means they can prioritize the things that matter to them.

This abundance of choice extends to the stay that guests have. 

There’s so much for kids to do to stay entertained between the pools, supervised play areas, and The Dreamery. 

Similarly, there is plenty of adult-oriented relaxation or excitement between the massive Awe Spa, bars, restaurants, and nightlife. 

This makes it easier to invite all the guests you want, knowing there’s something for each one of them to enjoy. 

Need help planning? 

Our experienced wedding planners at Destination Weddings by Vacationeeze are with you every step of the way.

With decades of experience planning hundreds of weddings, our team understands what couples are looking for and how to navigate working with the resorts. 

Our dedicated team will work with all your friends and family so you can focus on planning your dream wedding.

Ready to start planning your big day?

Call us at 215-454-2070 or get in touch with us here

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About The Author

Jared Benoff

Jared is a certified destination wedding travel advisor and has been recognized as a top agent by Palace Resorts, Karisma Resorts, Lomas Hospitality, and Hyatt Inclusive Collection.

He caught the travel bug early in his life as his parents (the founders of Vacationeeze!) instilled a passion for travel and adventure in him and his siblings.


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