Welcome to Aruba Island Country! It’s one of the most beloved destination wedding islands in the world. And it’s completely understandable why. Firstly, they offer many affordable all-inclusive wedding properties for small and large groups. Secondly, you are going to find some of the most sublime beachfront in the world. Perfect for your “toes in the sand” beach vows. The weather is idyllic year-round. Thirdly, and best of all, legal wedding ceremonies and LGBTQ weddings are easily arranged here. From the friendly staff to one-stop flights, there are so many amazing reasons why I recommend Aruba for your destination wedding!
Aruba Island All-inclusive
Aruba is divine, but it’s not always the least expensive destination to marry within the Caribbean. That’s why we highly recommend the Aruba all-inclusive resorts. We’ll go into the best resort wedding features later in this blog. However, to note some of the most popular all-inclusive properties are: The Holiday Inn Resort Aruba, Hilton Aruba Caribbean Resort and Casino and Divi Aruba Phoenix Beach Resort. You’ll also love the Divi Village Golf and Beach Resort, Marriott Aruba Ocean Club. Similarly, the Renaissance Aruba Resort and Casino and the Barcelo Aruba. We are also happy to assist with cost comparisons with non-all-inclusive resorts as well.
Out of North America, there are a plethora of flight options for you to Aruba. Flight pricing will vary depending on what time of year you go. The off-season is considered May through August. Additionally, certain times of the year offer lower airline pricing. The cheapest flight time normally is August. The highest ticket pricing is usually around December and January.
LGBTQ -Friendly Aruba Island Weddings
The term “One Happy Island” is what Aruba Island Country is nicknamed for. And it’s for a good reason. You’ll find friendly and helpful locals at your beck and call. Additionally, Aruba has one of the lowest crime records out of any of the Caribbean Islands. Aruba Tourism has some great advice in regards to booking your Aruba LGBTQ destination wedding.
So Welcoming An Island
Did you know Aruba was the first Caribbean island to offer legal same-sex weddings? We are proud to offer lovely properties here in Aruba that warmly welcomes the LGBTQ community! Our top picks include the Aruba Marriott Resort & Stellaris Casino and the Bucuti & Tara Beach Resort. The Hyatt Regency Aruba Resort Spa and Casino and Manchebo Beach Resort & Spa are highly recommended gay-friendly all-inclusive resorts.
Fabulous Caribbean Island Weather
Unlike other Caribbean Islands, Aruba boasts a dryer climate. More like a desert, in fact, according to Wikipedia. You are therefore going to experience idyllic weather for your destination wedding plans. My favourite tip about Aruba’s weather is the perfect location, just outside the Caribbean hurricane belt. You can expect warm, sunny and mostly clear skies year-round. It’s one of the top reasons why weddings are so popular here. The rainout wedding becomes much slimmer in Aruba. Check it out. The weather network has a handy guide to understanding Arubas climate year-round.
Cities and Towns
The population of Aruba is approximately 117,000.00 people. There are no major cities here. And most of the island’s population can be found within the districts of Oranjestad and San Nicolaas. This ultimately sets the stage for a truly intimate destination wedding feel. No matter your group size, you will love the island’s tropical home-like atmosphere for celebrating your vows!
Aruba Eagle Beach
The beloved Eagle Beach is located in the neighbourhood of Oranjestad. Eagle Beach is considered the widest in Aruba. Run your fingers through the softest of white sand. And, of course, Eagle Beach boasts one of the nicest beach fronts in the world. Consider a group beach day with your wedding group. You’ll find ample parking and cozy beach huts for needed afternoon shade. Water sports are available. Parasailing, scuba diving, snorkelling are just the start of your amazing group beach day.
Eagle Beach Destination Weddings
You are going to find resorts here in this area smaller and more intimate. This is the best location to marry if you seek a tranquil, relaxing vacation stay for your group. Your guests are going to experience a very memorable time here on a spectacular beach. We offer choice properties close to and on Eagle beach.
Aruba Palm Beach
Just as popular a beach is the beautiful Palm Beach. For families who are attending your wedding, it’s A children’s beach paradise. There are several programs that families can enjoy. The Tourism office provides them. Keep in mind adults wanting a little downtime here, not to worry. Most of the surrounding area resorts do offer babysitting services on property. The Aruba Marriott Resort and Renaissance Aruba Beach Resort are great vacation resorts.
Palm Beach Destination Weddings
Of course, it’s the perfect combination of fun in the sun and relaxation with families coming. There are activities and attractions to explore as your group wishes. Additionally, you will find attractive high-rise all-inclusive resorts. The perfect location for easy daily access to the beach.
Palm Beach Video by Magroswelt Travel Channel
Aruba Island Country Destination Weddings
It is most popular to have your wedding legalized in your home country before arriving in Aruba. However, if you choose to marry in Aruba, it is completely possible. We’ll have all the information necessary for you if you choose this route to marry. One consideration is the requirement of your long-form birth certificate. You’ll want to apply for this in advance if you don’t have a copy on hand.
Wedding tip: A very popular chapel here on the island is the Alto Vista Chapel. Otherwise known as the Pilgrims Church. So charming as it stands alone on the hills above the North Short. Although you can’t marry inside, you can set up a ceremony outside the chapel. We can help with this!
Aruba Destination Wedding Costs
Yes, Aruba Island County can cost a bit more than other Mexico and Caribbean Islands. However, there are ways to cut costs when it comes to your Aruba Destination Wedding. Firstly, there are more budget-friendly resort options. All-inclusive resorts are also a great way to keep your overall wedding budget-costs down. Wedding packages can also vary in cost, depending on which resort you choose. The main consideration is that you are already in a tropical paradise when it comes to your wedding celebration. Your decor can be simple when the setting offers million-dollar views!
Aruba Destination Wedding Resorts
Hilton Aruba Caribbean Resort & Casino
For couples who plan to have a large destination wedding, The Hilton Aruba is the perfect location. They offer up a 15,000.00 square-foot indoor ballroom that can accommodate up to 900 guests. If you want to marry under the Caribbean stars, no problem here either. This lovely venue offers a huge outdoor wedding venue space.
Aruba Marriott Resort
You are going to love the wedding venue offerings here at the Aruba Marriott all-inclusive resort. There are countless selections, whether indoor or outdoor. Plus, I love the variety of room options that meet the needs of every guest’s holiday budget. This property also offers a luxurious spa, perfect for that pre-wedding couples massage. The Marriott boasts one of the nicest locations here in Aruba Island Country.
This lovely all-inclusive property is truly one of my favourites in Aruba Island Country! Nothing says “I Do” like exchanging vows in the pristine beachfront of the Divi Resort. I also love offering the Sandpiper Bar for either a pre-dinner cocktail reception. Or a laid back barefoot beach reception. And don’t forget The Divi also offers one of the newest ballrooms on the island for your most memorable wedding reception.
The Ritz-Carlton Aruba
Wow, so much to choose from here at the Ritz-Carlton Aruba when you plan your wedding here. Choose an intimate ceremony on the white-sand Palm beach. And then enjoy a fabulous and memorable reception on the resort’s beautiful garden lawn. Best of all, the resort wedding staff are there to take all the stress out of your wedding arrangements. My suggestion is booking a surprise “Bano Pa Dos” romantic bath for two in the Ritz Carlton Spa. Either pre-wedding or post celebration. It’s a fantastic way to start your new life together as a married couple.
With Caribbean seas surrounding this all-inclusive Aruba Resort, you and your guests will be in Caribbean heaven. The wedding venues here offer spectacular ocean views. And best of all, you will be located in a more lively part of Palm Beach. Barcelo Weddings are truly one of a kind. Just like the two of you!
Renaissance Aruba Resort & Casino
The Renaissance is where you will find those vibrant, sought-after Caribbean sunsets. Additionally, you and your spouse will enjoy amazing wedding pictures on the property. All courtesy of the resort’s flamingos! Choose the ballroom where you and your guests can dance the night away. Or better yet, the Festival Plaza Waterfront – it’s truly a to die for wedding venue.
Amsterdam Manor Beach Resort
Back over to the sublime Eagle beach, we go when you book your group at the Amsterdam Manor Beach Resort. This is the perfect property for the budget-conscious bride. There are loads of wedding package options too. Your guests can save a bit on their hotel stay. At the same time, you dress up your wedding to your heart’s content. Best of all, you can literally dance the night away on this world-class beachfront.
I hope you enjoyed learning a bit more about why we love Aruba Island Country so much for weddings. It’s a bit further out and can be a little more expensive than Mexico, Dominican Republic and Jamaica. But once you land, you will never want to come home. It proudly provides the most sublime beaches, amazing weather and top-notch all-inclusive resorts. With the friendliest people, the best food and wedding ambiance, what are you waiting for! We’d love to assist with the help you book your Aruba Destination Wedding today!