By Jared Benoff | Published on March 30, 2024

A destination wedding at Sandals Resorts is an exceptional way to say “I do” with the Caribbean’s breathtaking views as a backdrop.

Couples have the freedom to personalize their celebration to match their style, whether they are drawn to the laid-back allure of beachside vows or the enchantment of a garden ceremony.

With all-inclusive wedding packages, Sandals Resorts offers an effortlessly sophisticated approach to wedding planning, encapsulating the essence of Caribbean charm and providing lasting memories for couples and their guests.

A beachfront gazebo adorned with flowers, overlooking the crystal-clear waters of the Caribbean. A white sandy aisle leads to the altar, with palm trees swaying in the gentle ocean breeze

Sandals Resorts’ dedicated wedding teams ensure that each aspect of the wedding experience is seamless, from pre-wedding arrangements to the special day itself.

Their tailored wedding packages cater to a diverse range of preferences, allowing the couple to enjoy the anticipation of their nuptials without the stress of intricate planning.

From intimate elopements to grand celebrations, the resorts provide picturesque venues, superior amenities, and comprehensive planning services.

Whether one’s dream includes an over-the-water chapel or a sun-kissed beachfront, Sandals Resorts aims to make every wedding unique and unforgettable.

How much does a Sandals wedding package cost?

A beach wedding setup at a Sandals resort: white chairs arranged on the sand, an arch adorned with flowers, and a view of the ocean

Our team typically sees the average price of a destination wedding is around $17,000 with about 60 guests. 

If you’re hosting a large destination wedding, that price will naturally increase.

One of the incredible benefits of a destination wedding is that many resorts, like Sandals, offer a complimentary wedding package.

The price of a Sandals wedding package may vary based on a couple’s preferences and the chosen resort location.

Sandals offers a complimentary wedding package for stays of three nights or longer, but certain government fees are not included.

Basic Package Costs:

  • Complimentary: Basic wedding amenities with a 3-night minimum stay
  • Government Fees: Typically range from $95 to $325

Add-On Experiences and Services:

  • Themes: Prices vary from $1,700 to $2,900
  • Off-Resort Excursions: Additional costs apply

Averages and Personalization: Couples typically spend between $6,000 and $15,000 to personalize their experience with extras beyond the basic offerings.

These customizations may include decor enhancements, private receptions, and entertainment options.

Additional Considerations:

  • All packages are customizable with additional options for an extra fee.
  • Mandatory government fees apply depending on the destination country.

What’s included in a Sandals wedding package?

A beachfront ceremony setup with white chairs, a floral arch, and an aisle runner, overlooking the ocean at a Sandals resort

Sandals Resorts offers comprehensive wedding packages for couples looking to tie the knot in a picturesque Caribbean setting.

The packages typically include the following elements:

  • Ceremony Location: Couples can select from various beautiful locations at the resort for their ceremony.
  • Bridal Bouquet and Groom’s Boutonniere: A floral bouquet for the bride and a matching boutonniere for the groom, usually incorporating local flowers, are included.
  • Reception: The package comes with a reception for the wedding party, complete with a cocktail reception with hors d’oeuvres and a sparkling wine toast.
  • Wedding Planning Services and Documentation: A dedicated wedding planner assists with the planning process, and all necessary legal documentation is handled by the resort.
  • Wedding Cake: A customizable wedding cake is provided to celebrate the occasion.

Additional inclusions and enhancements vary by package and length of stay.

For extended stays, couples may receive premium perks such as complimentary room upgrades or a candlelight dinner.

  • Photography and Videography Credits: Depending on the package, credit towards photography and videography services may be available to capture special moments.
  • Decor Options: Themed decor for the ceremony and reception venues can be personalized to fit the couple’s style and preferences.

Couples need to note that government fees for marriage licenses are not included in the packages and vary by island.

Couples should speak with their Sandals wedding planner for detailed information on local fees.

Bliss Wedding Package

Most of the destination weddings our team helps plan are between 15 to 100+ rooms, so the Bliss package tends to be quite popular.

The Bliss wedding package is designed for between 6-25 rooms.

There are several benefits to the Bliss package, such as complimentary rooms, photo and video credits, bouquets and boutonnieres, and many inclusions during your reception.

The package varies ranges from $2,500 (up to 20 people) to $3,850 (up to 50 people).

If you’re planning a destination wedding for about 50 guests, this is a great all-inclusive package to consider.

Epic Wedding Package

With 50-140 guests, you’re going to want the Epic Wedding package at Sandals Resorts.

The Epic wedding package includes many of the same components as the Bliss package but is an even stronger offering.

For example, the Bliss package offers a $200 credit towards the Ultimate videography package but the Epic package offers a $500 credit.

Other benefits like a two-hour DJ during your reception, upgraded chiavari chairs, and more make the Epic wedding package a great package for couples planning a larger wedding.

The Epic wedding package starts at $7,600 (up to 70 people) and goes up to $13,900 (up to 140 people).

If you’re looking to compare wedding package inclusions, check out the Beyond Memorable package offered at Secrets Resorts.

Which venues are included in Sandals wedding packages?

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Sandals Resorts offers a diverse selection of wedding venues to suit various tastes and preferences.

When a couple chooses a destination wedding at Sandals, they can expect an array of picturesque settings for their special day.

Outdoor Venues:

  • Beachfront: Couples can exchange vows on the pristine white sands with the backdrop of crystal-clear waters and the sound of waves. These beach venues epitomize the Caribbean charm and are a staple option at Sandals.
  • Gardens: For those who prefer greenery, Sandals provides beautifully manicured garden gazebos nestled among tropical flora.

Specialty Venues:

  • Over-the-Water: Unique to Sandals are the Over-The-Water Serenity Wedding Chapels and gazebos, delivering an intimate setting with a translucent glass aisle and overwater experience.
  • Intimate Chapels: There are also quaint, enclosed wedding chapels for those seeking a more traditional ambiance.

Indoor Venues:

  • For indoor ceremonies, Sandals offers various resort venues that ensure elegance and comfort, regardless of weather conditions.

Each venue is thoughtfully designed to capitalize on the natural beauty of the island and resort itself, leaving couples with countless options to tailor their big day to their vision.

Through the Sandals wedding planning team, personal preferences are taken into account to ensure every detail aligns with the couple’s dream wedding.

Which Sandals Resort is the Best for a Wedding?

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Selecting the ‘perfect’ resort is really dependent on each couple and their aesthetic, budget, wishlist, and more.

It’s also worth considering the destination and where the couple’s family and friends are flying from. It may be much easier to get to Montego Bay than Grenada, for example.

Each resort offers unique features and breathtaking venues.

Sandals Montego Bay

At Sandals Montego Bay, couples can experience the vibrant culture of Jamaica alongside luxurious amenities.

It’s the original flagship resort known for its exclusive white-sand beach and vibrant nightlife.

Sandals Ochi

Sandals Ochi is a haven for those seeking a mix of seclusion and excitement.

Its lush gardens provide a romantic backdrop, making it a favorite for intimate ceremonies.

Sandals Negril

For weddings that embrace the laid-back spirit of the Caribbean, Sandals Negril offers a seven-mile stretch of powder-fine beach, perfect for sunset nuptials.

Sandals Royal Caribbean

Sandals Royal Caribbean brings a touch of British formality to the tropics. Its private offshore island offers a unique setting for a wedding ceremony that feels like a world apart.

Sandals South Coast

Sandals South Coast features European-style architecture within a 500-acre nature preserve.

The Over-the-Water Chapels are a sought-after choice for couples dreaming of an overwater wedding.

Sandals Royal Curacao

Sandals Royal Curacao opens the door to vibrant Dutch-inspired architecture and idyllic coastlines, offering a picturesque scene for couples who yearn for a unique island wedding experience.

Sandals Grenada

Couples who choose Sandals Grenada will find themselves surrounded by exotic gardens and waterfalls, creating a lush paradise fit for an unforgettable wedding event.

Sandals Grande Antigua

Known as the world’s most romantic resort, Sandals Grande Antigua is celebrated for its enchanting beachfront ceremonies and the charming, intimate garden sanctuaries.

Sandals Grande St. Lucian

On its own peninsula, Sandals Grande St. Lucian is often selected for its panoramic views and the iconic overwater wedding chapel, providing a picturesque backdrop for any ceremony.

Sandals Regency La Toc

Sandals Regency La Toc offers a majestic golf resort setting with cliffside ceremonies and stunning ocean views, ideal for couples who want a touch of elegance and drama on their wedding day.

Should I work with a Sandals travel agent?

A Sandals travel agent plans a destination wedding at a Sandals resort

We’re biased about working with a travel agent for a destination wedding, but the short answer is: Absolutely!

When planning a destination wedding at Sandals Resorts, working with a Certified Sandals Specialist Travel Agent can be extremely advantageous.

These agents are an elite group of travel professionals recognized for their expertise in the unique offerings of Sandals Weddings.


  • Personalized Planning: They assist couples in customizing their wedding experience to match their vision.
  • Logistics: They handle the coordination of travel arrangements for the couple and their guests.
  • Budgeting: They provide options to cater to various budgets, ensuring a transparent understanding of costs.

Benefits of Using a Sandals Travel Agent:

  1. In-depth knowledge of Sandals destinations and packages.
  2. Exclusive promotions and discounts may be available.


  • Seek a travel agent who has a proven track record with Sandals Weddings.
  • Contact them early in the planning process to ensure the best selection of dates and venues.

Remember, a good agent not only helps with the decision-making process but also provides support throughout the entire journey—from the initial booking to the final moments of the wedding celebration.

What post-wedding and honeymoon services are offered?

A sandy beach with a wedding gazebo, surrounded by palm trees and crystal-clear waters, with a luxurious resort in the background

After the celebration of marriage at Sandals Resorts, couples can transition seamlessly into their honeymoon phase with the array of services tailored for post-wedding relaxation and romance.

These services are crafted to offer a serene start to married life.

Honeymoon Packages

Sandals Resorts provide all-inclusive honeymoon packages across various locations. These packages typically include:

  • Luxurious Accommodations: Couples can choose from a range of suites, many with stunning ocean views and butler service.
  • Dining and Beverages: Gourmet dining at up to 16 restaurants per resort and unlimited premium spirits and fine wines.
  • Recreational Activities: Water sports, scuba diving, and golf, where available.

Romantic Touches

To enhance the romantic experience, honeymooners can expect:

  • Private Candlelit Dinners: Beachside dining under the stars.
  • Couples Massages: Available at the resort’s Red Lane® Spa for an additional fee.
  • Complimentary Bubbly and Chocolates in the room upon arrival.

Personalized Experiences

For those seeking personalized experiences, Sandals offers:

  • Local Adventures: Explore the beauty of the Caribbean with excursions such as catamaran sails and snorkeling tours.
  • Room Customization: Tailor the honeymoon suite with special decorations and amenities, potentially at an additional cost.

Frequently Asked Questions

A beachfront wedding setup with chairs, a gazebo, and tropical flowers at a Sandals resort

Planning a Sandals destination wedding can lead to various questions about the process and what to expect.

This section aims to address common inquiries with straightforward answers.

Are Sandals weddings legal in the US?

Yes, when couples get married at a Sandals resort, their marriage is legally recognized in the United States. They should complete all required documents with the assistance of a wedding planner at Sandals to ensure the legality of their union.

How does the free wedding at Sandals work?

Sandals Resorts offers a free wedding package to couples who stay for a minimum of three nights. This package includes a wedding planner, ceremony, bouquet, and a dinner. Additional customization options are available for an extra cost.

Does Sandals do symbolic weddings?

Sandals Resorts do organize symbolic weddings. These ceremonies are typically for couples who are already legally married and wish to celebrate their marriage in a special way without the legal documentation.

Which is the best Sandals resort for couples?

Choosing the best Sandals resort for couples depends on personal preferences. Every resort offers unique experiences and romantic settings. Couples should consider factors such as location, activities, and amenities to determine the best resort for their wedding and honeymoon.


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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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