The Most Breathtaking Spot To Plan Your Wedding In Grand Cayman

When planning a wedding, one of the first things that might pop into your mind is where to celebrate the big day. If you're leaning towards a destination wedding but are still deciding on the location, consider Grand Cayman in the Caribbean. Some of the best beaches in the Cayman Islands, such as Seven Mile Beach and Cemetery Beach, are on Grand Cayman, offering couples much to do before their impending nuptials.


Many resorts also double as wedding venues — case in point: the Wyndham Reef Resort at the East End of the island. Top-rated on Tripadvisor, it's one of the most stunning resorts in the Cayman Islands, according to reviews. Set along a white-sand beach lined with palm trees, the resort provides a scenic backdrop for saying "I do" on the beach or the resort's dock. 

One reviewer on Tripadvisor wrote, "We got married on the dock at sunset, and I couldn't have asked for a more perfect wedding." Other reviewers praised its secluded ambiance. Besides a pristine location, the Wyndham Reef Resort offers another essential element to many couples: affordability. 

The Wyndham Reef Resort is only for small weddings

If the Wyndham Reef Resort sounds like the place for your destination wedding, here's what you need to know. At the time of this publication, the resort can only accommodate a maximum of 10 people. In other words, tying the knot at the Wyndham Reef Resort is best for those who prefer an intimate celebration. In addition, they only offer a silver wedding package for $1,599 at the time of this publication, with an expected 16% service charge. This includes the beach or the dock ceremony, a bridal bouquet, a boutonniere, labor costs, and more. 


The party can continue onsite at Tides Restaurant or the Beach Bar, which serves Caribbean-inspired fare. While you can hire a photographer and videographer, Wyndham Reef Resort provides these services for additional fees if needed. For example, an hour-long photography or videography session will cost $800 for 60 images or a minute-long video, respectively. Note that the Wyndham Reef Resort also offers vow renewal packages.

You can contact the Wyndham Reef Resort online to inquire about weddings or other events. That said, you should also consider spending your honeymoon at Wyndham Reef Resort. Three pools, a spa, and an array of aquatic activities are available. Prices per night start at under $400, and if you get married, you receive a spa discount and will likely be presented with a room upgrade. 


Plan accordingly for your nuptials in Grand Cayman

There are nonstop flights to Grand Cayman from major cities, including Los Angeles, New York, Philadelphia, Minneapolis, and Chicago. Wyndham Reef Resort is approximately an hour from Owen Roberts International Airport (GCM) in George Town. However, before you fly out to Grand Cayman, ensure you have the proper documentation to legalize your marriage. First and foremost, you must choose a civil registrar or marriage officer. You can find a list provided by the Cayman Islands government online


This is a crucial step, as they must be present at the wedding. Visitors getting married must also obtain a special license. Once they have it, they can get married immediately. Speaking to The Knot, Joy Basdeo, a Cayman Islands officiant and Civil Registrar of Marriages, told the publication that your chosen civil registrar or marriage officer will assist in this process and provide you with your marriage certificate. 

In addition to the special license, the groom and bride must produce proof of identity and evidence that they are not already married to other individuals. They also need the embarkation/disembarkation cards given to travelers upon their arrival in Grand Cayman. At the time of this publication, the cost for the special license is $187.50, and the application is $62.50. Lastly, per the island's laws, your ceremony should transpire between 6 a.m. and 8 p.m., and two witnesses should be present.