Guinea Plantation is located in St. John Barbados. With its expansive grounds, it is of no great surprise that it was one of the first sugar plantations located on the island of Barbados. It derived its name from the Africans from the Guinea Coast that once populated the property. Additionally, the location holds some cultural and historical significance as the first seedlings of the mango brought to Barbados in 1742 were planted on the property. This spacious property was first owned by Humphrey Walrond, but now has been beautifully restored by the new owners, the Forde Family.
The restoration has been so amazing that the property has now found a new purpose in several commercial uses. Now, as with many of the old plantation great houses in Barbados, it has been featured as part of the Barbados National Trust Open Houses programme, where members of the public can pay an admission fee to tour private residences of historical value. However, its main commercial use is as an events and romantic accommodation venue. The amenities available to those who choose to stay at the Guinea Plantation include swimming pool and Jacuzzi, lush gardens, catering services and self-service apartments.
Events wise, the Guinea Plantation is an excellent location for weddings. As mentioned previously, the grounds are quite expansive, providing the happy couple with excellent photo opportunities, so that they will not have to leave the property to take exquisite wedding photos. The house has a bridal suite with a dressing room inside the main house. Therefore, if you choose to get married at the plantation, you will have the ideal all-inclusive experience, where you can stay the night, get dressed, get married, have the reception and also, take wedding photos.
For more information, including bookings and reservations, kindly contact 423-0039 or 236-3194.
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