Off Site Venues

Looking for unique? Try hosting your wedding events at a non-hotel venue, where every wedding can be customized from start to finish.

Here’s a few of my favourites!

  • Jellyfish, Punta Cana

    jf welcomeIt takes just a few minutes travelling down a narrow road, and once you arrive it is confirmed that your journey was worth the effort. Before you know it you are entering a welcoming environment framed by a small wooden walkway, crossing over a fish pond, and in the blink of an eye you realize that you have reached Jellyfish.

    With its distinctive architecture and long track record of providing good service, Jellyfish is Bavaro’s unmistakable beach club, dominated by natural materials: wood, stone and palmthatched roofs forming a two-story tropical structure that houses the restaurant and also includes a lounge with panoramic view of the entire beach.

    The staff at Jellyfish are experts at taking the vision you have for your wedding and making it a reality. They are proud that every wedding at Jellyfish can be as customized and as unique as the love you share between you.

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    Ceremony Sites at JellyFish

    You may contract the first floor and beach area which accommodates up to 170, or if you have a larger group, you can contract the entire restaurant exclusively for your party which adds an extra 50 guests on the top floor.

    Accommodations are not available at The Jellyfish, however, many affordable resort hotels are nearby which offer attractive group prices and Jellyfish will arrange for transfers for your guests to and from the wedding.

    Your wedding at Jellyfish is the one and only that day. Your space will be available to your from the moment you arrived until the last guests decide to leave.

     

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    The Jellyfish at Sunset

     

  • Legal Requirements for Getting Married in the Dominican Republic

    The requirements for getting married in the Dominican Republic are a little more involved for foreign nationals.

    Foreign Nations should provide the following:

    • Birth Certificate of the bride and groom
    • Document of single unmarried status(divorce or widow(er) certificate). Ten months must have elapsed since the date of the last divorce.
    • A photocopy of the passport of the bride and groom
    • Photocopies of the passports of the witnesses who are not family members.
    • Certificate of Single Status for each of the parties.
    • All documents must be authenticated by the couples’ nearest Dominican Consulate before they arrive in the country.
    • All documents must be legally translated into Spanish in such consulate or by a legal interpreter in the Dominican Republic.

    Documentation cost for the DR can range between $400-600 USD.

  • As each wedding is unique at Jellyfish, they do not have package pricing.

    You will pay for your venue rental, menu plan, cocktails, entertainment, flowers, decor, etc, just like a wedding back here at home.

    Here’s a small sample of some of their pricing;

    • Venue – First floor & beach – $1000 USD
    • DJ & Sound equipment – $750 USD
    • Fresh Bridal Bouquet – $100-180 USD
    • Decoration fee up to 40 guests – $1600 USD
    • Wedding cup cakes – $3 USD each
    • Menu fee – $45-85 USD per person
    • Open bar – Silver $12 USD per adult/hour

    A rough estimate depending on your meal & bar choices, or any extras, would be in the $7500-10,000 USD range for up to 40 guests.

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Le Kliff, Mexico

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Walk the aisle at Le Kliff

Le Kliff is a waterfront restaurant and wedding venue in Puerto Vallarta that features open event spaces, protected by one of the biggest Palapas in the world and with the best view of the deepest bay in the world, the Banderas Bay.

Its staff has extensive experience serving wedding and event groups of up to 250 guests, where they take care of organizing the logistics, transportation, ambience, plated meals or buffet and security

Le Kliff will take care of your wedding ceremony, religious or civil. They will prepare it from start to finish, beginning with a fresh welcome cocktail, snacks, sparkling wine or champagne for the toast, a three-course dinner and a wedding cake.

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Total Privacy for your Ceremony

They work with preferred wedding service providers such as: accommodations, photographers and videographers, transportation for the wedding party, cake experts, live bands (including Mariachi), DJ’s, florists, decorators, and equipment rentals.

Le Kliff will help you with every detail; you will be assigned an internal coordinator to personally attend to your all of your wedding needs. Venue and usage fee for the ceremony at the Terrace of Love is $500USD which includes exclusive use of the bridal suite, up to 40 white tiffany chairs, and basic decor. Menu fees for a group of 40 would begin at $5360 USD which would include the best oceanside area of the restaurant for your dinner, a 3 course dinner menu, 1 welcome drink per person, linens and flowers for the tables, 5 hour open bar, and all tips & taxes.

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Las Caletas, Mexico

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Your secluded hideaway

Accessible only by sea, this exclusive tropical paradise was once the private home of famous film director John Huston, who considered it one of the most beautiful places in the world.

With the majestic Sierra Madre Mountains as your stunning backdrop, the seclusion and breathtaking natural beauty, Las Caletas is the perfect location for an unforgettable celebration.

Candles and torches throughout the cove create an aura of romance that each guest will feel in their hearts.

Quietly say your vows with just a few loved ones or dance the night away on the beach with a hundred of your closest friends and family, the perfect wedding is yours to create.

Las Caletas will provide the spectacular location and unmatched service and staffing, all you need to bring is the love.

The venue offers 3 packages, ranging from the basic barefoot wedding starting at $999 USD, up to the Premier plan at $5825 USD which includes everything from private catamaran transfer, decorated ceremony site, flowers, appetizers, reception buffet, open bar, beach dance floor, sound system and bonfire. (Guest fees apply)

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Private ceremony & beach party reception

Indigo Beach Club, Mexico

indigo wedding (2)If you’re searching for a beautiful beachfront wedding venue in Riviera Maya, Indigo Beach has everything you need to plan the destination wedding of your dreams. Their staff won’t push any bulky, mandatory wedding packages or surprise you with hidden fees.

They encourage you to take full advantage of their stunning property and allow outside vendors, without any extra costs.

Indigo Beach will amaze you with its modern restaurant and bar, beautiful seaside ceremony location, wonderful outdoor dinner and dancing area and of course, the superb service you’ll receive from their highly trained and professional staff.

Weddings can be very affordable at Indigo Beach Club. They offer multiple options on the menu for dinner, which can either be plated or buffet, as well as a few drink packages to choose from. For weddings on the beach, there is a $200 license fee, as well as a $200 venue fee for the Club to keep the space clear for your group.  Based on a group of 40 persons, with a plated dinner and 5 hour open bar, your estimated cost would be in the $4400-5000 USD range.

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