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Top 5 Wedding Venues in Puerto Rico - Event Planner Diaries- Island Life Events Puerto Rico

Event & Wedding Planner Puerto Rico

As an experienced event planner born and raised in Puerto Rico here are my top 5 venues in 2022 to plan your wedding in the Island of Enchantment.

Puerto Rico destination weddings are a popular bucket list item. This paradisaic island is very close to the US, bustling with great nightlife, great beaches and snorkeling spots, and amazing local eats. Sounds like paradise right? It has a wide variety of landscapes perfect for events; crystal clear beaches, lush mountainsides, rainforests & waterfalls, colonial ballrooms, and Spanish-style restaurants. The possibilities are endless!

As a party planner, I love this venue because it's right in the heart of Isla Verde, a popular neighborhood for tourism and good eats. This venue offers various ballroom options with stunning beach views. It has gardens, courtyards, and their staff is friendly and their in-house food is delicious.

The Mediterranean-inspired outdoor spots at Hacienda Don Carmelo offer a magical setting for any wedding. They have the cutest tree house, ideal for bride and groom pictures. The connection with nature is undeniable. It's located in the municipality of Vega Baja only a 35-44 minute drive from San Juan. This municipality has a seaside coastline, so you are still a few minutes away from the beach.

This non-profit in memory of one of Puerto Rico's most iconic political leader, offers beautiful outdoor spaces for ceremonies and pictures. It also provides a modern blanket canvas where you can bring in all your own vendors. They can acommodate both small and large groups. Its located in the municipality of Trujillo Alto, a 15 minute ride from the airport.

Yes, Airbnbs for your wedding! I like these for a few reasons first you can stay with your crew and spend the entire week or weekend enjoying the island. The second reason is that you can do whatever you want ( ja, ja, ja - almost anything) but you can set up and break down whenever you please. You can keep partying until dawn plus many of these properties have private beaches. This is also a budget-friendly option for micro and small weddings.

If you are looking for the best luxury venue on the island, look no further. This is a very special property with an amazing back story ( ask me!) There are only a few Reserve properties worldwide, so we feel very honored to have met the Ritz's brand's high standards. You can rent an entire condo with a diving pool and state-of-the-art amenities. You can do night snorkeling, play golf, take cooking classes, spend an evening with a sommelier and do so many other activities. Plus this property has the most beautiful landscaping I have ever seen in a resort. ( and I've traveled to over 25 countries) .

These are only a few of my personal favorites as a destination wedding planner in Puerto Rico. I could do a few more of these lists Venue scouting is one of my favorite things to do.

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