• Dominican
    Republic

    Old World culture and tradition and stunning tropical landscapes make for a one-of-a-kind wedding destination.

  • Dominican
    Republic

    Old World culture and tradition and stunning tropical landscapes make for a one-of-a-kind wedding destination.

    Fast Facts

    • Peak Season Year-round sun peaking from December to April
    • Currency Dominican Peso (USD widely accepted)
    • Language Spanish (English commonly used)
    • Passport Required Yes

    Current Weather

    Dominican Republic

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    89° F - Patchy rain nearby

    Overview

    For a wedding destination steeped in Old World culture and flawless tropical scenery, look no further than the Dominican Republic. Traditional merengue music floods the streets, unexpected terrain offers new adventures, and strolls along avenidas lined with palm and almond trees open your eyes to the wonders of this unique Caribbean paradise.

    Culture & History

    The stable government and thriving tourism industry of today's Dominican Republic (DR) have transformed the island into a desirable vacation and destination wedding hot spot. Remnants of Spanish colonial architecture share space with the expansive luxury resorts, all-inclusive wedding resorts, and award-winning golf courses of modern day DR. To the east, Punta Cana attracts the high-end traveler, while to the north, Puerto Plata, a beach resort strip, appeals with all-inclusive attractions where your wedding packages are more affordable. The capital city, Santo Domingo, is only a short drive to the south.

    Local Wedding Appeal

    The Dominican Republic is easier than ever to access, especially for American couples traveling here for weddings year-round. Dominican weddings often incorporate Latin traditions, including the singing of traditional songs during the ceremony instead of an instrumental soundtrack. If desired, your wedding planner can help you feature some of these rich traditions in your big day as well, making your special day a truly Dominican Republic wedding.

    Dominican Republic

    Popular Attractions

    • Popular Dominican Republic Attractions

      Punta Cana is a popular resort town with some of the best beaches on the island and shallower waters for safe swimming.

    • Popular Dominican Republic Attractions

      Visit Catedral Primada de America, the oldest cathedral in the New World, in the capital of Santo Domingo.

    • Popular Dominican Republic Attractions

      Lush forest surrounds the limestone caves at Los Tres Ojos National Park, fed by an underground river and featuring craggy stalagmites and stalactites.

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    Celebrity Sightings

    Michael Jackson married Lisa Marie Presley here in 1994.

    Presidents, royalty, and celebrities including Frank Sinatra, Brad Pitt, and Jennifer Lopez have been known to frequent the island.

    Dominican Republic on the Cheap

    Ask your hotel concierge for restaurant recommendations. They can pair you with the best options in your price range. Better yet, book an all-inclusive package where you don't have to worry about restaurant bills as your food is part of your vacation deal.

    Browse Venues

    Ocean Blue & Sand Beach Resort
    Ocean Blue & Sand Beach Resort

    This island resort marries bohemian elegance with the perks of 24-hour, all-inclusive service.

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    Dreams Palm Beach Punta Cana
    Dreams Palm Beach Punta Cana

    Friends and family alike are invited to relax in this luxurious, accessible resort.

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    Excellence Punta Cana
    Excellence Punta Cana

    Make the wedding of your dreams a reality at a stunning five-star destination.

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    Majestic Colonial Punta Cana
    Majestic Colonial Punta Cana

    A breathtaking location and beautiful gardens make this is one of the most in-demand Punta Cana hotels for weddings and honeymooners.

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    Paradisus Palma Real Resort
    Paradisus Palma Real Resort

    There's plenty to do after your "I Do's" with complimentary golf, three pools, five tennis courts and a casino.

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    Meliá Caribe Tropical
    Meliá Caribe Tropical

    Pledge "forever" in paradise with white beaches, tropical gardens, and a wide selection of wedding packages.

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