Although the most popular places for weddings in Grand Cayman are the stunning beaches, there are plenty of other options to choose from including beautiful churches, historical locations, lush tropical gardens, five star resorts and even under water! And of course, this being the Cayman Islands, there are a host of churches for traditional religious ceremonies. Click here for a list of churches in Cayman across a number of denominations.
Brides-to-be who dream of marrying on a beach will be blown away by Seven Mile Beach, which is consistently voted in the Top 10 beaches for a romantic wedding by travel magazines. There are plenty of condos,hotels and resorts along the beach who offer wedding services. Notable beach venues include:
Caribbean Club is a stunning boutique hotel situated on Seven Mile Beach that offers picture perfect weddings. Whether you’re looking for a barefoot ceremony, an intimate affair or a celebration for up to 150 guests they can organise it all for you, leaving you to enjoy the best day of your life. Tel: (345) 623 4500, toll free: 1 800 941 1126 or visit www.caribclub.com.
Camana Bay features its own private island, perfect for intimate wedding celebrations and complete with a promenade deck over the water for a wedding aisle. Tel: (345) 640 4000 or visit www.camanabay.com.
Kaibo is located on the north side of the island and is one of the most popular locations in the Cayman Islands for weddings due to its untouched white sand beach, clear water, easy access by boat and the unfaltering devotion from the staff to make this your deeply personal celebration. Tel: (345) 947-9975 or visit www.kaibo.ky.
The Ritz-Carlton Grand Cayman Resort is located on Seven Mile Beach and specialises in personalised, high-end wedding celebrations. Tel: (345) 943 9000.
Another option of course, is to rent a villa if a private beach wedding is a pre-requisite for your Cayman Islands destination wedding. For rentals in Grand Cayman try Cayman Villas www.caymanvillas.com or Ocean Paradise www.oceanparadisecayman.com.
Other wonderful beach venues are Boatswain’s Beach, Governor’s Beach and Smith’s Cove. Contact one of the wedding planners above for more information on these destinations.
If a beach wedding is not your thing then there are plenty of other options to consider.
Pedro St. James was built in 1780 and is a stunning location for an elegant wedding. Spanning seven acres of landscaped tropical gardens and with stunning panoramic ocean views, it is a picture-perfect wedding venue. The three-storey Great House, known as ‘Pedro’s Castle’ is an 18th century plantation-style house that provides the perfect backdrop for picturesque wedding photographs. The property can accommodate a variety of wedding celebrations, from intimate gatherings to large groups of 800 or more guests. For more information, contact the Tourism Attraction Board on (345) 949 6999, email: firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.pedrostjames.ky.
Queen Elizabeth II Botanic Park is a magical setting for a wedding celebration. Manicured lawns can host as many as 175 people, or a more intimate affair can be held in one of the park’s lush alcoves. Facilities at the park include full access to the air conditioned conference room at the Visitor’s Centre and an EZ-Go vehicle to transport guests, the bridal party and the elderly within the park. Plant rentals and catering options can be arranged by request. Park opening hours are between 9am and 5.30pm daily and evening weddings can be booked from 5pm until midnight. Contact the Tourism Attraction Board for more information on (345) 949 6999, email: email@example.com or visit www.botanic-park.ky.
Grand Old House is a charming plantation house built in 1908. It’s located on the waterfront however offers both indoor and outdoor weddings. They have a wonderful menu and wine list. Tel (345) 949 9333 or visit www.grandoldhouse.com.
The National Gallery offers beautifully landscaped gardens and a large space perfect for a wedding. The pavilion and tree lined avenue offers fantastic infrastructure for lighting, entertainment and catering. www.nationalgallery.org.ky
Dart Park is a sea front oasis set amidst shady landscaped gardens. Contact The National Trust for more information www.nationaltrust.org.ky.
One planning note: if you are interested in a fireworks, light or laser display at your event then there is a legal requirement under the Air Navigation (Overseas Territories) Order 2007 to coordinate proposed events with the Civil Aviation Authority of the Cayman Islands (CAACI) in order to prevent potential threats to aircraft operations. Any such inquiries should be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org or contact (345) 949 7811.
If you are a scuba enthusiast, contact Cathy Church Photo Centre (Tel: (345) 949 7415 or visit www.cathychurch.com) or Divetech (Tel (345) 946 5658 or visit www.divetech.com) who can assist you with your plans for a scuba diving underwater wedding ceremony surrounded by the true beauty of Cayman. Get married in the underwater location of your choice, and let the stingrays, reef fish and other marine life serve as witnesses! Arrangements can easily be made for underwater photography of your ethereal and romantic under-the-sea ceremony.