Event Planning in the Cayman Islands
Guide to planning events and parties in Grand Cayman with helpful tips, recommended venues and service providers, and more from Cayman's best travel guide.
From deciding on a venue, to choosing a theme, settling on a caterer and everything in between – it’s easy to feel like you are in over your head when planning an event! Luckily with Cayman’s slew of talented event professionals that are dedicated to helping you bring your vision to life – planning an event in Cayman is a piece of cake. Read on for information on where to host your event, recommended event planners and production companies, Cayman’s wealth of high-quality caterers and so much more!
Coordinating the event of your dreams can seem like a mammoth task, especially if you’re doing so from overseas – but with the help of an event professional, entertaining is a breeze! Luckily Cayman is well-equipped with a number of trusted event planners, wedding celebrants and production companies, which rival those of any major metropolitan city, and who offer a wide range of services at competitive prices.
Whether you’re planning a destination wedding, celebrating a birthday, hosting a corporate event or simply throwing a party, Cayman has an impressive selection of venues to choose from, guaranteed to make your next event a memorable one!
The majority of the Island’s major hotels are located along Seven Mile Beach and have specialist teams that are dedicated to bringing your vision to life. A few standout options include Caribbean Club, the Kimpton Seafire and The Ritz-Carlton, Grand Cayman. Services vary from place to place but generally include on-site restaurants and/or catering, entertainment space, décor packages and various enhancements designed to elevate your party experience.
However the Island truly has something for everyone and our five-star event venues don’t start and stop with Seven Mile Beach. Head to West Bay, a district popular amongst tourists, and you will find the Cayman Turtle Centre offering ample space for celebrations surrounded by cascading waterfalls, a predator lagoon, turtle tanks and even an aviary!
Head East and you’ll find Pedro’s Castle – a stately and historic Cayman-style mansion set in lush grounds atop one of the few cliffs on Island. Farther East still, you’ll find the Queen Elizabeth II Botanic Park, which is a beautiful outdoor garden and wildlife facility featuring a floral festooned gazebo that has been the magical setting for countless ‘I do’s over the years.
On the North Side, Kaibo Restaurant, Beach Bar & Marina is an extremely popular choice for weddings and parties. This ocean front location offers two venues as well as incredible food options.
The Cayman Islands is one of the most romantic places in the world to get married and it’s not hard to see why, with its pristine beaches, turquoise sparkling waters and gorgeous Caribbean weather (and you already have the perfect backdrop for a dreamy honeymoon!). Considering honeymooning in Grand Cayman? Brides Magazine chose Cayman as the 15th best honeymoon destination worldwide and Seven Mile Beach was praised as one of the top 25 in the world. This year, TripAdvisor members awarded the Cayman Islands number one destination in the Caribbean and Mexico.
The standard of catering in the Cayman Islands speaks to its reputation as the culinary capital of the Caribbean. With restaurants cooking up such a diverse mix of cuisines – there’s catering suited for all party types (and tastes!). If you're planning on hosting your event at a restaurant or bar, inquire about their in-house catering options.
Camana Bay is a popular event spot and it is not unusual for restaurants on the Paseo to host private functions! Many of the Island’s hotels and resorts provide in-house catering for events and functions held on the premises. Caribbean Club, The Ritz-Carlton, the Kimpton Seafire, The Westin and the Grand Cayman Marriott Beach Resort all have on-site caterers and restaurants which can be booked for private functions. Menus can be customised per tastes and dietary requirements from your starter through to dessert!
For off-premise catering, Mise en Place is the Island’s premier catering company. With over ten years’ of experience in Cayman’s food and entertainment scene, they endeavour to provide clients with the highest quality food, service and coordination.
The Brasserie Market (Tel: (345) 945 1814, brasseriecayman.com) provides a delivery service for groups placing an order over a certain value and you can choose from a selection of sandwiches, sweets, platters and cold and hot drinks – all made fresh to order using local produce.
Those seeking out beautifully designed custom cakes should look no further than The Cake Studio (Tel: (345) 926 4944, www.thecakestudiocayman.com). Their team of experienced cake designers are committed to producing high-quality creations that can be personalised per your requirements. Simple or lavish, The Cake Studio’s cakes are like a piece of art. Cake prices range from CI$30-CI$4,000.
Whatever the special occasion, you’ll want lasting memories to look back on and that’s why choosing the right photographer is so important! We’re lucky to have a wealth of talented photographers available to us in Cayman.
Some photographers specialise in a formal portraiture style, while others will shoot in a more candid photojournalistic style. While photographers may be visual artists, the most successful collaborations between party host and photographer actually depend immensely on verbal understanding.