So you’ve decided to have a destination wedding or an adventure elopement in Puerto Rico. Now it’s time to decide where to have your wedding or where to elope. This can be a daunting task because there are so many options and they’re all epic in their own way!
Puerto Rico is one of the few places in the world that’s capable of bragging about how much natural beauty and diversity it has within such a tiny place. No matter where you are on the island, you are never more than a 2-hour drive away from white, yellow, or black sand beaches, ocean-view cliffs, dry deserts, rocky mountains, forest-covered mountains, caverns, and lush rainforests. You can find almost any type of landscape imaginable. Add to that the beautiful architecture, from preserved historical sites to modern-day luxury or boutique resorts, the decision of where to say I do can be overwhelming. But rest assured that whether you’re planning a big luxury style wedding or a small bohemian elopement, Puerto Rico has a location for you!
It has the perfect blend of unspoiled island life with modern infrastructure, allowing you to go from adventuring somewhere remote off the grid and then back to civilization easily. It’s also part of the United States, which means no passport for American citizens and a big portion of the locals speak English, making Puerto Rico an ideal destination wedding or elopement location.
I’ve designed this page to help you find the best places to elope or have your wedding depending on the type of adventure or setting you envision for your day!
BEST VENUES IN SAN JUAN
San Juan is the capital and most populous city in Puerto Rico. It also features the most diverse architecture due to all the cultural influences it has received throughout its existence and its size being that the entirety of San Juan is made up of different subdivisions, most notably: Old San Juan, Condado, Santurce; each one with its own unique flavor.
Casa De España
Best for medium-sized to 100+ guest weddings. Indoors and Outdoors.
Vibes: It’s all about the architecture!! Colonial-style indoor venue with an interior patio on the first floor, ballrooms for the reception, and a rooftop for views. This place is perfect for a black-tie style wedding. It’s a seriously dope venue capable of impressing the most boujeest of guests.
Hotel El Convento
It has multiple event spaces for intimate weddings with 20-40 guests or big gatherings of 200 guests. Indoors and Outdoors.
Vibes: Luxury hotel in the heart of Old San Juan. This 350-year-old convent turned luxury hotel is a gorgeous setting for any black-tie event. Marble floors, 50-foot vaulted ceilings, and intricate stained-glass windows. This is also a great place for getting ready pictures, the rooms are amazing!
Museo De Arte (Art Museum)
Outdoor and indoor venue featuring more than 1,000 works of art and an outdoor sculpture botanical garden.
Vibes: Artsy and Boojee. The ceremony is usually next to a gorgeous pond in the botanical garden area. The inside is super classy with lots of art and high ceilings. Very trendy and modern.
Serafina Beach Hotel
Perfect for small intimate weddings!
Vibes: Boutique hotel right on Condado Beach with ocean views.
El Morro and Castillo San Cristobal
Two forts in Old San Juan overlooking the ocean provide the perfect backdrop to say I do.
Vibes: 400-year-old Spanish forts with epic views of the San Juan Bay.
Nearby: All of Old San Juan.
Antiguo Casino de Puerto Rico
Small intimate weddings and grand gatherings of 250+ guests. Indoors and Outdoors.
Vibes: A picturesque historic building, built in 1913. This place oozes with elegance with its French architecture, 20-foot ceilings, antique chandeliers, marble floors, and stunning patios with views of Old San Juan
BEST VENUES ON THE WEST COAST
Villa Montaña Beach Resort
Located on the west side of the island with 35 acres of lush gardens and grounds, and individual villas facing the coast.
Vibes: Beachfront gazebo for the ceremony with ocean views and two reception spaces, one indoors and one outdoors on a terrace overlooking the waters.
Luxury villa multi-million dollar villa in Aguadilla that can accommodate 150 guests.
Vibes: Private beach access, infinity pool, waterfront patios, and uninterrupted ocean views with west coast sunsets.
Copamarina Beach Resort
Resort & Spa located with multiple event spaces, indoor and outdoor, able to accommodate small to larger weddings up to 200 guests.
Vibes: On the beach surrounded by a gorgeous property. It’s a resort so you and your guests can all stay there for a crazy fun wedding weekend.
Gorgeously huge property on the west side of the island with ocean views and lush greenery everywhere.
Vibes: Cliff-side lawn overlooking the water for the ceremony, a terrace surrounded by exotic flower gardens and natural ponds, a private trail lined with tropical trees, and a phenomenal grass court which overlooks their famous rustic rock tower on one side and palm tree fields to the ocean on the other.
Nearby: You don’t have to leave the property for diverse and stunning portraits. The getting-ready villas and the entire grounds are breathtaking.
Wedding Venues in the Mountains
Hacienda Siesta Alegre
Hacienda El Jibarito
Hacienda Campo Rico