Choose St. John of the United States Virgin Islands for your wedding ceremony and thrill in the natural beauty of this unique location. St. John has plenty of destination wedding venues to choose from. With over 2/3 designated as a United States National Park, this is the spot for sweeping views, unspoiled beaches, and tropical flora and fauna, all creating a wedding backdrop to surpass your wildest dreams. Couples who prefer glorious outdoor settings, a laidback, quiet atmosphere and fewer crowds should seek out this destination - with less development than St. Croix or St. Thomas, relaxation and rejuvenation surround couples during their weddings and honeymoons.
Some of the most beautiful shores in the Caribbean (all open to the public) create the perfect setting for a natural outdoor wedding. Trunk Bay, Cinnamon Bay, and Hawksnest Bay are just a few of the world-renowned locations perfect for ceremonies. If you prefer an indoor ceremony, consider one of the three resort hotels of St. John (the Westin, Caneel Bay, or Gallows Point) and allow a wedding coordinator to plan the ceremony of your dreams in the midst of luxurious surroundings. All of the hotels offer wedding services, with planners experienced in helping put together your special day. Indulge in wedding packages at a range of prices, and then choose from a variety of different settings such as beaches, ballrooms, gardens, and terraces, to find the one that best expresses you as a couple! If you choose to hold your ceremony outside of a hotel, independent wedding planners lay scattered throughout the island to make your life easier.
After the ceremony wraps up, why not celebrate your first few days as a married couple in paradise? The smallest of the United States Virgin Islands at only 20 square miles, St. John makes it easy for couples to travel by car or taxi and visit several (or all!) of the sights. Visit Cruz Bay for some small town entertainment, shopping, and great restaurants, or explore some of the National Park and take in the Caribbean flora and fauna. Stay close to your hotel and lounge on the wide white sand beaches, or hike to some of the more secluded spots such as Denis or Jumbie Bay and enjoy an entire beach to yourself. For couples that enjoy water sports, St. John offers excellent snorkeling and scuba diving through bountiful fish, colorful coral, and other marine life.
Honeymooning couples also have the option of enjoying some St. John history - visit the local Elaine Ione Sprauve Library And Museum, located right in Cruz Bay, or wander the romantic Annaberg Sugar Plantation ruins, formerly the largest plantation in St. John. This lovely spot also makes an excellent location for dinner receptions or unique wedding ceremonies.
With a small size that packs a lot of sites, history, and beauty, St. John contains a wide range of choices for your wedding day ceremony. Choose anything from the stately ruins of an old sugar mill to the sweeping stretches of white sand on St. John's renowned beaches, a huge luxury resort or an intimate villa. Afterwards, relax on your honeymoon in the scenery that draws travelers from around the world. With simple license and wedding application requirements, planning a wedding here creates a simply unforgettable experience!