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12 of the Best USVI Wedding Venues

January 27, 2023

Are you dreaming of a destination wedding in the US Virgin Islands? With its stunning beaches, lush landscapes and romantic sunsets, it's no wonder why couples choose this beautiful tropical paradise as their dream wedding destination. Here, you’ll discover anything from seaside escapes with fitness activities or an outdoor ceremony in Virgin Islands National Park, to rustic barns converted into event spaces. In a nutshell, there are plenty of fantastic venues to choose from that will make your special day one you'll never forget.

Let us help guide you through planning the perfect USVI wedding venue for your big day!

Why is the USVI a Perfect Spot for Your Wedding?

The USVI is the perfect spot for your destination wedding. From the gorgeous beaches of St. Thomas to the lush rolling hills and mountain scenery of St. John to St. Croix's historical charm, the USVI offers something for everyone. 

And with balmy temperatures year-round and a range of cultural attractions and activities to explore, you can be sure your guests will have an unforgettable experience as they join you on this journey. Plus, with a variety of venues to choose from, including all-inclusive resorts or boutique villas, you can find something that fits your budget and style.

Other reasons that make the US Virgin Islands an ideal place for a destination wedding include:

  • They are a US territory, meaning no passport is required
  • Marriages performed there are recognized in all the US
  • Relaxed atmosphere and friendly locals
  • Cultural experiences like local music and cuisine
  • Excellent wedding planners can help coordinate your special day
  • The currency used is the US dollar
  • Being in a tropical paradise means no need for a separate honeymoon

How Much Does a USVI Destination Wedding Cost?

The cost of having a destination wedding in the USVI varies depending on the venue and amenities included. While some resorts offer all inclusive packages that cover everything from food to decor, others may require you to rent out the space and bring all of your own decorations, catering and entertainment.

However, to give you an idea of what you can expect to spend, the average cost of a beach wedding in Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas, for 25-30 people is around $19,000 (source:

Of course, weddings in the USVI rarely have as many guests as the ones stateside. Considering that, a small group of 10-12 people with a formal reception will cost about $3500-$5,000. Just having a beach BBQ with that many people? Expect to pay about $2,000. If it's just the two of you, even better, as you can have a destination wedding for under $1,000.

Top 12 Wedding Venues in USVI

Check out these top 14 wedding venues in the USVI for your special day:

1. The Hills, St. John

This elegant outdoor venue is a perfect location for couples to wed because they set the matrimony bar high. To help make that happen, The Hills offers a professional and beautiful tropical wedding ceremony with luxurious accommodations and picturesque views of the Virgin Islands and surrounding islets.

2. Bluebeard's Castle Resort, St. Thomas

Bluebeards Historical Castle sits atop a hilltop, with breathtaking views of the town and harbor of Charlotte Amalie. You can book the resort for a romantic ceremony or reception, and its on-site staff will provide you with the best service.

3. The Buccaneer Beach & Golf Resort, St. Croix

Fitness enthusiasts will love this seaside escape for its offerings of tennis, golf, water sports and more. Featured wedding-related services that provide a seamless event experience include a banquet facility, a picturesque ballroom, professional staff and live entertainment options.

4. Indochine Estate, St. Thomas

Indochine Estate is a private historic estate, offering arbor-covered walkways, two terraces overlooking the harbor and stunning architecture, making it one of the most beautiful venues available on the Virgin Islands. You can also host your reception under the stars on the nearby pristine Lindquist Beaches or Magens Bay.

5. The Caribbean Fish Market & Restaurant, St. Thomas

This award-winning seafood restaurant and bar in Charlotte Amalie is the perfect spot for couples who want to get married near the beach. The Fish Market offers some of the freshest seafood in the USVI, along with an array of services like catering, event planning and more.

6. Cruise Ship Weddings, St. John and St. Thomas

If you love the idea of getting married on a boat, consider a cruise ship wedding! These packages allow couples to exchange their vows aboard one of the many vessels that sail throughout the Virgin Islands. The packages include onboard amenities such as photography, decorations and music, making your special day truly memorable.

7. Villa Norbu, St. Thomas

This tropical paradise is a mansion wedding venue tailored to couples staying at a resort or villa or visiting St. Thomas by yacht or cruise ship. Villa Norbu offers couples a private ceremony and a reception site with an onsite wedding coordinator. With its gorgeous ocean views, lush greenery and poolside cabanas, this venue will surely give your special day an unforgettable touch.

8. Seascape Villa, St Croix

The Seascape Villa in Frederiksted offers a romantic backdrop to tie the knot. The venue’s team is dedicated to helping you create the wedding of your dreams, striving to ensure that your experience is as seamless as possible. When booking your celebration here, you’ll also have access to event rentals, getting-ready rooms and WiFi.

9. Coral World Ocean Park, St. Thomas

During the day, Coral World serves as the St Thomas Aquarium, an eco-park and beach with stunning views. When the sun sets, the Park transforms, making it perfect for an open-air ceremony, dive wedding or unique wedding reception. The staff is passionate about making sure your dream day is memorable, and they’ll go above and beyond to ensure the perfect event.

10. The Ritz Carlton, St Thomas

The Ritz Carlton on St. Thomas is one of the top USVI wedding resorts for couples looking for a truly luxurious experience. The resort offers couples the chance to exchange their vows against a backdrop of rolling hills and stunning views of Great Bay on Charlotte Amalie, with flexible indoor and outdoor locations.

11. Divi Carina Bay All-Inclusive Resort & Casino, St. Croix

Divi Carina Bay All-Inclusive Resort & Casino is located away from bustling tourist areas, allowing for many private moments with your guests. This resort and casino offer beach weddings, poolside receptions, private honeymoon suites, entertainment venues and much more.

12. Sunset Grille, St. Thomas

The Sunset Grille is an upscale dining spot for couples looking to host a magical open-air wedding just steps away from the lapping waves of the sea. The restaurant provides catering services as well as custom menus and packages, ensuring your day is perfect in every way.

Planning a destination wedding in USVI just requires more research and a willing spirit to explore. With so many options, couples can find the perfect USVI wedding venue to make their special day truly memorable.

Get Married in the USVI!

No matter which Virgin Islands wedding venue you select, know that they can provide couples with the perfect backdrop for a blissful celebration. If you have a question about booking a venue in the USVI, don’t hesitate to contact The Hills, St. John – we’re here to help you find the perfect spot for your dream wedding.

We wish you a life full of romance, joy, and love!

Happy Planning!

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