Post # 1
So we’re heading to Turks & Caicos soon to scope out possible wedding ceremony locations for a very small wedding (10-20 people maybe) and we’re having so much difficulty because the vast majority of weddings seem to be held on the beach in the sand and that is something we want to avoid.
Here’s what we want:
The ceremony to be in grass overlooking beach/ocean with nothing obstructing the view (like beach umbrellas, boats, etc).
Here’s an idea of what we’re going for:
Does anyone know of any locations that might work? (ANY advice helps!)
Post # 3
I would ask hotels in the area to see if they know of places like that. Good luck!
Post # 4
Here are a couple of options that I found for you on Turks and Caicos:
The first one is Beaches Resort, and the second is the Hilton. They both have nice grass areas, close to the water, so you can get what you are looking for. Let me know if you need anything else. Only on here about once a week, so just IM me, if you need something quickly.
Post # 5
@BEPhoto: Interesting…every search I do says that there is no longer a Hilton in Turks & Caicos…
Post # 6
1. Have you thought of renting a villa instead of going hotel? Some can be quite affordable and can provide a really fun, relaxing way for you and your guests to have an entire “destination week” hanging out at your own property, and if you do the wedding there you don’t have to do “beach”.
A number of these villas seem to be clifftop or have gardens and you could do the ceremony there or on the balcony/ground floor of the rented house. I just quickly googled “Turks and Caicos villa rentals” and some options popped up. This could be a way to have a non beach wedding.
2. Can you find other Turks and Caicos weddings on wedding photography sites and blogs that have the look and feel you want? I actually found my wedding venue through a photographer’s blog; it is a remote 17th century Spanish ruin renovated as a luxury hotel in the Mexican jungle next to a really small town, so it is not really mentioned on typical wedding sites. I can also sympathize as though we’re doing Mexico I absolutely did NOT want a beach wedding.
3. Are you 100% set on Turks and Caicos? I ask because I had a similar dilemna when scouting locations, I knew I wanted destination and knew it would probably be somewhere in Latin America since cost is usually friendlier there than in Europe, and the distance to Asia for a destination wedding was prohibitive. However, I knew for sure I wanted a “woods/forest/colonial villa” look, not beach, and Latin America has a lot of these sorts of locations.
In any case, I’m sure whatever happens your event will be great! Good luck!