Puerto Rico, a lively Spanish-Caribbean-inhabited archipelago located just Southeast of the contiguous United States, is a popular tropical oasis that requires no passport for American citizens and attracts millions of visitors every year with its beautiful beaches, brilliant blue ocean, friendly hospitality, and all of the locally made rum one could ever want to drink.
A quick ten-minute drive from the main airport is Condado Beach, a vibrant area of San Juan that boasts some of the best luxury beachfront hotels on the archipelago, including The Condado Collection – a collection of three properties that offers bespoke service, unparalleled amenities, stunning views, and memorable venues for your big day. Catch a direct flight to San Juan from many major cities, such as Boston, Miami, New York City, Charlotte, and Atlanta, making the location ideal for a stress-free destination wedding weekend.
Condado Ocean Club
THE DETAILS: Serenity and romance await at The Condado Collection’s most intimate property. Condado Ocean Club, a chic meets minimalist, adults-only boutique hotel, features serene guest accommodations with water views and floor-to-ceiling windows, two restaurants, a boutique with unique resort wear, and an Instagram-worthy infinity-edged pool surrounded by posh cabanas. Maintain your wellness routine at the on-site fitness center or adventure out to the lagoon (right across the road) for daytime or night-time kayaking.
TYING THE KNOT: Invite your closest friends and family members to gather on the Oceano Terrace as you and your partner say “I do” to the sound of ocean waves and the smell of salty, fresh air. If your wedding day vision is whimsical and elegant, you’ll love this relaxed setting that plays off the natural beauty of Condado Beach. After the ceremony, transition to the adjoining Oceano Ballroom for dinner and dancing.
BOOK THIS ROOM: The third-floor Atlantic Ocean Terrace is the Condado Ocean Club’s largest and most luxurious room. In addition to the 325 sq. ft. living quarters with a king-sized bed is a furnished 282 sq. ft. terrace that’s perched directly above the ocean. Special perks of the Atlantic Ocean Terrace room include early check-in and late check-out based on availability.
La Concha Resort
THE DETAILS: Modern and family-friendly with a plethora of on-site amenities such as three outdoor pools, a casino and nightclub, 7 eateries, and an oceanfront fitness center with daily instructor-led workout classes, La Concha Resort offers the best of both worlds for a destination wedding in Puerto Rico. Couples seeking relaxation and lively nightlife for themselves and their guests will love this sprawling property. Rooms and suites are spacious with a cooling color palette: off-white walls, turquoise area rugs, and accent decor. Some feature balconies overlooking the stunning coastline and European-style kitchens.
TYING THE KNOT: From ballrooms and salons to more distinctive venues such as the pool deck, La Concha provides a setting to fit every type of couple’s wedding day vision. However, out of the 13 event rooms equalling more than 28,000 sq. ft. of event space, our favorite option is saying “I do” with your toes in the sand as this is the only property within The Condado Collection to offer this special service.
BOOK THIS ROOM: The 1,175 sq. ft. Presidential Suite, located at the top of the Ocean Tower, is the perfect space for celebrating and entertaining. Take in sweeping views of the city and the Atlantic from the terrace or floor-to-ceiling windows throughout the suite. The private outdoor whirlpool is the ultimate relaxation spot to unwind after a non-stop wedding weekend.
Condado Vanderbilt Hotel
THE DETAILS: The glamorous and historic Condado Vanderbilt Hotel has been deemed one of the most prominent resorts in the Caribbean since its doors opened in 1919. A recent $200 million renovation brought the original Spanish revival structure to meet the 21st century and now features two added Suite Towers. Grandeur and sophistication at every turn truly set this property apart from the rest of the Condado Collection. Guests can expect daily turndown, fine dining, a beautiful spa and boutique, Puerto Rico’s only Hammam, two pools overlooking the ocean, and more.
TYING THE KNOT: Whether you’re planning a ceremony for 20 or 600 guests, Condado Vanderbilt Hotel’s elegant venues will make your big day one to remember. Here are a few options:
- Luchetti Ballroom is a medium-sized space with warm wood tones, custom-designed Murano-made chandeliers, and vast windows allowing for ocean views. Access to the Luchetti Patio is perfect for an open-air cocktail hour.
- Salon Azul is charming and cozy, accommodating up to 50 guests. Cerulean blue chandeliers match vintage mirror glass rosettes, and the 18th-century Italian mirror transport you to another world.
- Outdoor ceremonies can be held at the Laguna Terrace and East and West Terraces.
BOOK THIS ROOM: Spanning 2,590 sq. ft., the Vanderbilt Presidential Suite is the height of luxury and exclusivity. The primary bedroom includes an oversized bathroom, a Caribbean-facing balcony, and a generously sized dressing room with a chaise lounge. There’s also a kitchenette and wet bar, dining table for six, and bar for four. The icing on the cake, however, is the complimentary butler service.