Wedding Locations and Venues in Aruba

Choosing an Aruba wedding location isn't as hard as you imagine

When it comes to selecting your wedding location in Aruba, the options are as diverse as each couple who visits the island.  From a beach at sunset to a candle-filled church, you'll savor every moment of your Aruba wedding, regardless of the location.

Among the most difficult parts about setting up a wedding in Aruba is choosing a wedding location without the opportunity to scope out the area prior to making arrangements to book the venue.  Contracting a wedding or event planner is an effective option for couples who are in search of someone to manage everything in Aruba related to their wedding before the big celebration. These experts work to guarantee that your wedding operates as smoothly and ideally as possible. Should you prefer to do all the planning on your own, selecting the kind of wedding you'd like to have will help to narrow down your possible choices a great deal. Once you've zeroed in on your ideal locations, it will help to make the overall planning process a little less complex.

Types of Ceremonies

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When it comes to your ceremony, your Aruba wedding is only limited by your imagination. Even though the most popular type of wedding planned by travelers is a seaside ceremony, this is by no means the only alternative to choose from.

Casual vs. Formal

Every couple has a different opinion about how formal they would like their wedding event to be. Although Caribbean weddings are commonly thought of as informal events, you can you can make your wedding fancier with formal wear and elegant table settings. If you want to make a church ceremony more casual, consider asking for basic decorations and asking permission for your guests to wear causal garments.

Traditional Wedding

If you're looking for a more traditional wedding, this type of ceremony generally occurs in a place of worship, and includes a religious service. After the vows are said, the wedding party and their guests usually make their way to a banquet hall or restaurant to celebrate the memorable event. This is as much a possibility in Aruba as any other wedding destination. Your event planner can help you locate a cathedral or synagogue that is appropriate for your faith.

Places of Worship in Aruba
Venue Location Phone Number
Baha'i Faith Bucutiweg
 297-582-3104
Bible-Way Baptist Church San Nicolas 297-584-8491
Beth Israel Synagogue Oranjestad 297-582-3272
Bethel Church Methodist Brasil  297-584-7426
Chapel of Alto Vista Noord N/A
Church of Christ San Nicolas 297-584-8172
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints Dadelstraat 297-582-3507
Church of San Nicolas San Nicolas 297-584-5118
Evangelical Church San Nicholas  San Nicolas
297-584-6759
Faith Revival Center Paradera 297-583-1010
Holy Cross Anglican Church San Nicolas
 297-584-5142
New Apostolic Church Oranjestad 297-583-3762
Protestant Church Oranjestad 297-582-1435
Seventh Day Adventist Church San Nicholas
297-584-5896
St. Ana Church Noord  297-587-1409
St. Fraciscas Church Oranjestad 297-582-1434

Other possibilities include a more traditionally styled ceremony at a museum, plantation house, or significant historical landmark.  Visit our guide to Aruba Landmarks for some ideas.

Outdoor Wedding

It isn't surprising to learn that the most popular outdoor weddings are those celebrated on the beach front. It's obvious that a wedding ceremony performed on the beach is a wonderful affair. With plenty of natural gems encompassing your wedding, like brilliant sunsets and sun warmed sand and tropical vegetation, you'll find that very few additional adornments are needed. Additionally, beach weddings are quite simple to arrange, and small weddings may not necessitate permits.  Our guide to Aruba Beaches will provide you with a comprehensive list of beaches to choose from. 

If you fantasize getting married outdoors, be sure to keep in mind that beaches are not your only outdoor venue option. Numerous resorts promote villas with views of shorelines, hills, and tropical vegetation. Having a wedding in a botanical garden is another possibility. If you're seeking something especially distinctive and spectacular, consider organizing a wedding at the the top of the island's highest point, Yomanota Hill.  Regardless of the location, make sure there is a divi tree (the tree of Aruba) present, to honor the island during your ceremony.

Outdoor Sites for Weddings in Aruba
Venue Location Phone Number
Arikok National Park  San Fuego
 297-585-1235
Bushiribana Ruins  North Coast
N/A
California Lighthouse  Noord N/A
De Oude Molen Windmill  Oranjestad 297-586-1100
Fort Zoutman and Willem III Tower  Oranjestad  297-582-6099
Jomanota Hill
 San Fuego  297-585-1235
Natural Pool  Windward Coast
297-582-3777
Quadiriki Caves  San Fuego
 N/A

Marriage at Sea

The impressive waters that surround Aruba provide a special possibility for couples looking to get married at sea. Travelers will find that the Caribbean Sea features some of the most crystal clear, serene waters, and dazzling views. You could possibly choose to get married aboard a cruise ship that makes a stop in Aruba, or reserve a chartered vessel for a designated period of time. You may also charter the boat for the entire day and hold the reception on board as well.  Check out our guide to Sailing in Aruba for help chartering a yacht.

Resorts with Wedding Packages

In recent years, it has become more prevalent for people planning a wedding in Aruba to buy a wedding and honeymoon package at a large resort.

Choosing to book a wedding package at an Aruba resort is a simple way to organize your big day, because essentially everything is managed for you. Most packages consist of the following:

  • Personalized wedding consultant and planner
  • Wedding venue
  • Reception venue
  • Officiant
  • Floral bouquet and boutonnière
  • Cake
  • Reception food and beverages
  • Photographer
  • Marriage certificate
  • Government fees


Optional bonuses might include:

  • Lodging for the wedding party
  • Videography
  • Music and entertainment
  • Wedding mementos
  • Honeymoon package
  • Planned events and recreation for wedding party and guests

Couples are advised that wedding packages at resorts in Aruba start at around $1500(USD) and increase from there, depending upon add-ons and number of guests.

Resorts with Wedding Packages in Aruba
Resort Location Phone Number
Amsterdam Manor Beach Resort Oranjestad 297-527-1100
800-969-2310
Aruba Marriott Resort Palm Beach 297-586-9000
800-223-6288
Bucuti Beach Resort Aruba Eagle Beach 297-583-1100
Holiday Inn SunSpree Resort Palm Beach 297-586-3600
Hyatt Regency Aruba Resort Palm Beach 297-586-1234
Manchebo Beach Resort and Spa Oranjestad 297-582-3444
Occidental Grand Aruba
 Palm Beach
297-586-4500
Playa Linda Beach Resort Oranjestad 297-586-1000
Radisson Aruba Resort Palm Beach 297-586-6555
800-395-7046
Renaissance Aruba Resort Oranjestad 297-583-6000
800-421-8188
Riu Palace Aruba Palm Beach 888-RIU-4990
Tierra del Sol Country Club Caya di Solo 866-978-5158
Westin Aruba Resort Palm Beach 297-586-4466

With your toes in the sand, exchanging vows beneath a picturesque chapel or saying "I do," at sea, a wedding event in Aruba promises to be an amazing way for lovers to commence the rest of their lives together.

 

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