Summer time is a prime season for tropical destination weddings, and not everyone wants to get married on the beach. Does it seem like everything time you search “Caribbean Weddings” or “Destination Weddings” on Google all you see is sandy beaches? As much as we love beach weddings…beaches aren’t for everyone. Our romance travel experts share their top 5 picks for non beach ceremony locations in the Caribbean.

No toes in the sand with these destination wedding venues. Though all these resorts are located seaside, you can enjoy the sand during the rest of your stay… just not during your ceremony and reception.

Romantic Poolside Gazebo

Non Beach Destination Wedding | Caribbean Weddings | Poolside Gazebo WeddingsThis enchanting gazebo sits poolside at an adults-only 5-star resort in Mexico. The ceremony and reception location features traditional Mexican style wooden beams to create an awe-inspiring setting to exchange your vows.


Scenic Seaside Pier

Non Beach Destination Wedding | Caribbean Weddings | Pier Weddings in MexicoFeel like you’re in the middle of the ocean at this pier wedding venue. The expansive pier is covered, and weather-proof for a one-of-a-kind ceremony and/or reception at a family-friendly property just south of Cancun.


Spacious Sky Deck

Non Beach Destination Wedding | Caribbean Weddings | Rooftop Terrace CeremonyModern, elegant, and breathtaking! Your wedding location can be on this rooftop deck over looking the waves in Punta Cana. This resort is perfect for the entire family, offering incredible amenities for small ceremonies to large receptions.


Authentic Mexican Chapel

Non Beach Destination Wedding | Caribbean Weddings | Mexican Chapel WeddingsAn old-world feel on the shores of Tulum. This non-religious chapel offers couples a historic feel for their destination wedding. Located at a family-friendly resort, your friends and family will enjoy the all-inclusive amenities and variety of reception locations available on-site.


Unique Oceanfront Canopy

Non Beach Destination Wedding | Caribbean Weddings | Unique and Offbeat Wedding LocationAre you looking for a unique or off-beat wedding location in the tropics? Well look no further. All-ages will be impressed with this oceanfront “canopy” that gives an architectural element to your extravagant affair. This eye-catching location can be flipped, and used for a reception; or reserve a reception space at a variety of locations on the resort’s property.

Interested in one of these destination wedding locations, or interested in seeing more? The wedding travel agents at Ever After can assist you with planning the ultimate wedding in paradise. Contact them today at or toll- free 800-403-8526.