The tropical Caribbean islands are the most romantic destinations for weddings. White sandy beaches, tropical breeze, natural, lush gardens, all-star exquisite resorts, you name it, you can find the ideal location to get married in the Caribbean. However, one of the emerging locations for both local and destination weddings in Barbados are plantations. The history of plantations have been well documented over the years, and despite the negative history of the plantation, it is become a great location for creating happy memories of the first day of the rest of an individual’s life with their loved one. Here, we outline some of the most popular plantations to get married in Barbados.
- Guinea Plantation
Address: Guinea, St. John
Tel: 423-0039 or 236-3194
Guinea Plantation, with its expansive grounds and great amenities provides the perfect setting to say “I Do”. It is the ideal all-inclusive experience as you can avoid the hustle and bustle of the wedding day by keeping everything in one location. Stay the night, get dressed, get married, have the reception and take beautiful wedding photos on this exquisite property. The elegant and antique furnishings of the Main House will leave the bride feeling pampered and relaxed as she prepares to begin her journey with her new husband.
- Sunbury Plantation House and Estate
Address: Sunbury Plantation Estate, St. Philip
Choosing the wonderfully landscaped gardens at Sunbury Plantation House and Estate for your wedding will be a choice that you will never regret making. The bride can walk down a flagstone paved aisle with a florally decorated arch as her groom awaits her at the end. Sunbury Plantation will arrange many of the aspects of your wedding that can be stressful to organize, such as the magistrate or reverend, the marriage licence, transportation to and from your wedding venue and so much more.
- Bellevue Plantation
Address: Waterford, St. Michael
Bellevue Plantation offers two wedding/vow renewal packages for your dream wedding in paradise: the “Pledged in Paradise” package or the “Tropical Plantation House Wedding” package. Whichever you choose, Bellevue will ensure that your ceremony is the most memorable moment of your life, as you are surrounded by lush, tropical gardens, the sound of the birds gently chirping in the air, and the beautiful view of white, sandy beaches.
- Golden Grove Plantation House
Address: Golden Grove, St. Philip
This beautifully renovated Plantation House in rural St. Phillip is set on 3 acres of lush, tropical grounds, and is described as one of the hidden gems in Barbados. It is also a perfect location for your big day. Get married in the stunningly beautiful tropical gardens with the beautiful plantation house serving as the perfect backdrop. Golden Grove can accommodate small, intimate weddings or larger weddings (up to 140 seated guests), and will tailor each package to suit the needs of the bride and groom.
- Fisherpond Great House
Address: Sweet Bottom Valley, St. Thomas
This unique and charming plantation with its beautiful gardens and lovely antique furnishings will provide you with a much needed getaway into a more tranquil, relaxing setting for your wedding. The intimate nature of the property is the ideal setting for those secluded romantic wedding ceremonies, providing you with memories to last a lifetime.
- Bagatelle Great House
Address: Bagatelle, St. Thomas
This plantation house, listed as a heritage home by the Barbados National Trust, is one of the ideal locations in Barbados for a wedding. Celebrate this momentous occasion in a romantic tropical garden, decorated to suit your needs, and then shift over to dining hall to have a wonderfully prepared, delicious dinner in a cool and tranquil atmosphere. You can also have a site tour of the Great House before the big day, so you can chose the perfect spot to get married.
- St. Nicholas Abbey
Address: Cherry Tree Hill, St. Peter
Tel: 422-5375, 422-8725 or 432-6392
With St. Nicholas Abbey only one of 3 remaining Jacobean Mansions in the Western Hemisphere, choosing to get married here will not only be an unforgettable experience, but one where you can experience the beauty of a genuine historical landmark. You can choose to get married in the historic house itself, or in the expanse of lush, beautiful gardens surrounding the mansion. With the Rum Distillery a part of the property, you can have a barrel of rum made for you and collect your personalized bottles on your 10th wedding anniversary and or have small bottles of rum personalized as wedding favors for your guests.
Whether you chose to get married at any one of these seven plantation locations, or one of the myriad of other great houses on the island, your plantation wedding experience will give you memories to last a lifetime. Just another great advantage of getting married in Barbados!
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