The Most Romantic Villas for Your Caribbean Wedding

Tying the knot in an exotic locale your fantasy? Here's how to make it a reality

The average cost of a wedding in the U.S. now tops $25,000, so if you're going to drop that kind of coin, why not spend it on a luxury villa where the palm trees are real, rather than the plastic or potted variety at your local reception hall? villa expert Shawna Dunaway highlights a 10-plus Caribbean villas that accommodate destination weddings, where to find all-inclusive wedding packages, and which villas have on-site coordinators to make the big day a stress-free experience:

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    © LeBleu Villa

    There isn’t much the drop-dead gorgeous Le Bleu villa in Anguilla doesn't offer. With 10 bedrooms, two pools, two beaches, complete staff and 2.5 acres of beautiful tropical gardens, the options are endless for a wedding with up to 100 guests.  

    • 8 Bedrooms, up to 20 guests
    • $7,507 to $10,364 per night
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    Celebrities and even royalty have stayed at Anguilla's Paradise Villa: need we say more? This 7,000-square-foot hideaway is situated on 3.5 lush acres, has seven bedrooms, a private beach, beautiful terraces, and stunning views across the Caribbean Sea. There’s even a small boat for the bride and groom to use. Wouldn’t that make a unique exit after the ceremony? 

    • 7 Bedrooms, up to 14 guests
    • $1,000 t $3,325 per night
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    © Ani Villas

    For couples looking for extreme luxury, the oceanfront Ani Villa Estate is the place to go on Anguilla. There are two separate villas, each fully staffed and with their own private pool and hot tub. For wedding guests arriving early or staying after, Ani Villa is conveniently located to many island attractions.

    • 10 Bedrooms, up to 26 guests (20 adults, 6 children)
    • $8,571 to $10,714 per night
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    A gazebo, large grassy lawn, and endless views make Belair Great House in Barbados the perfect backdrop for exchanging vows. A wet bar and comfortable seating areas encourage easy conversation and relaxation at the ultimate private reception. 

    • 5 Bedrooms, up to 16 guests
    • $625 to $1,250
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    Beautiful crescent-shaped Marsh Mellow is picture-perfect. Situated on a ridge, this Barbados villa offers guests -- and your wedding photographer -- panoramic ocean views. With expansive terraces, lush gardens, columns, arches and fountains, there are ample spots for photo ops.  

    • 4 Bedrooms, up to 8 guests
    • $975 to $1,800 per night
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    © Stanford House

    Brides love BarbadosStanford House for the custom Italian gazebo by the water. The house is well-suited for an outdoor reception with large patio that incorporates a fully equipped bar and lounge seating area. It sits opposite the Barbados Polo Club – a good option for larger wedding parties.

    • 4 Bedrooms, up to 10 guests
    • $1,500 to $2,500 per night
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    Coco de Mer at Peter Bay in St. John screams romance. A huge, stone courtyard descends into a small, bright pool, and the entire area is surrounded by tropical plants and flowers. Large dining room is perfect for a reception. During the day, Coco de Mer Villa is close to several shops and is only a five-to ten-minute walk to the beach. The U.S. Virgin Islands locale means your U.S. wedding guests can attend without having to get a passport first.

    • 5 Bedrooms, up to 10 guests
    • $1,350 to $2,940 per night
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    Silk Cotton Villa on St. ThomasU.S.V.I., sits above picturesque Charlotte Amalie harbor. The villa's experienced concierge will provide everything you need to create a spectacular event for up to 200 guests including catering, flowers, and music. 

    • 5 Bedrooms, up to 12 guests
    • $546 to $1,207 per night
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    For a casual wedding with picturesque views, Tamarind Villa on St. Lucia hits the mark. The large living and dining areas that open to a large patio offer the perfect indoor-outdoor reception space. Guest can grab a cocktail and mingle on the second-floor deck, taking in the sweeping views of the hills and ocean beyond. 

    • 7 Bedrooms, up to 14 guests
    • $575 to $1,100 per night
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    If you’re dreaming of a private beach wedding, look no further than Casa Varnishkes in Turks & Caicos. This sprawling estate on 2.5 acres features a 7,000-square-foot main house on a private Providenciales beachfront. With a pool pavilion, a 40-foot freshwater pool, covered outdoor dining with seating for up to 24, and adjoining outdoor wet bar and kitchen, you'll have all you need to coordinate an unforgettable wedding.

    • 9 Bedrooms, up to 18 guests
    • $1,786 to $3,714