FEATURED RECEPTION VENUES
There’s no shortage of beautiful beaches on which to say “I do” in Grand Cayman. But when it comes time to celebrate, there are many elements to consider. Do you want a venue that will cater your reception? Want to celebrate in the sand?
Read on for our run-down of the island’s best reception venues, as well as a few recommendations on where you and your guests should stay while on island for your destination wedding.
This private, seaside, quaint colonial-style estate is a uniquely special wedding venue. Sunset Bay offers an exclusive blank canvas that can be personalized to bring your dream day to life. There’s a limit to the number of weddings this venue hosts each year, ensuring the staff at Sunset Bay will be focused on you, and only you, on the day of your wedding. This venue is owned by highly regarded Cayman Islands catering company Mise en Place, and can host up to 250 guests for a plated dinner service. Mise en Place will expertly take care of all your food and beverage needs, and they’ll recommend the island’s best, most reliable, and most affordable vendors including photographers, wedding planners, design crews, and more. The panoramic views, lush tropical setting, and sandy beach at Sunset Bay paired with Mise en Place’s renowned catering skills make for an extraordinary wedding experience.
THE WESTIN RESORT & SPA
If you’re looking for a venue that doubles as accommodations for your guests, the Westin has it all. Your guests will love the beautiful beach and the island’s largest freshwater pool, while you’ll be pleased with the easy access to activities, like sailing with Red Sail Sports, which operates on site.
When it comes to the big day, Westin’s gracious and attentive staff and wedding consultants work hard behind the scenes to pull your event off without a hitch. Indoor spaces include the 5,600 square-foot Governor’s Ballroom, whose floor to ceiling windows perfectly frame the Caribbean Sea, or the more intimate Galleon Ballroom, ideal for cocktail receptions and welcome parties. For a true toes-in-the-sand experience, say “I do” at one of the Westin’s two semi-private beach areas, or you can wed in the picturesque lawn patio area. Celebrate at the marquee tent and pool deck, which can accommodate parties from 10 to 500.
The Westin Grand Cayman Seven Mile Beach Resort & Spa
Situated on breezy Morgan’s Harbor with stunning views of Cayman’s North Sound, Catch offers a beautiful oceanfront setting to celebrate your marriage. Revered restaurateurs Walter Fajette and Cristiano Vincentini opened the restaurant with the aim of serving the island’s freshest seafood in an alfresco setting on the beautiful Caribbean Sea. Your Cayman Islands wedding is perfectly complemented by Catch’s truly ocean to table menu; your guests will never forget the deliciously fresh yellowfin tuna, lobster, conch, wahoo, mahi, and other treasures of the sea, expertly prepared by Catch chefs. Their expert mixologists serve up inventive libations to keep your guests hydrated and happy. With indoor seating and a fully covered deck, you can enjoy the beauty of Grand Cayman without worrying about the threat of rain during your reception. A warm, friendly staff that exudes grace and professionalism round out the offerings at this idyllic seaside venue.
One of the Caribbean’s best restaurants with one of the Cayman Islands’ best chefs, Cracked Conch is the ideal venue for those seeking a top-notch culinary experience on their wedding day. Situated along the picturesque oceanside, the venue’s versatility ensures the perfect fit for groups of all sizes. Enjoy the beautiful Cayman Islands weather with an outdoor celebration on their covered patio, which seats 120, or the outside deck, which comfortably seats 100. Stay cool in the Soto’s Room, which seats 50, or The Bubble Lounge, which is the ideal place to host a welcome reception for your guests. Head chef Gilbert Cavallaro will work with you to create your perfect menu for your wedding day celebration. With a personalized menu and the setting of your choosing, celebrating your big day at Cracked Conch is sure to be a unique and unforgettable experience..
Indulge your senses and celebrate your special day at Casanova’s By the Sea.
Catering to groups of all sizes, Casanova’s works with many different planners to help their clientele enjoy a “made-to-measure” experience. Coupled with their beautiful cuisine and the stunning vista of the Caribbean Sea, Casanova’s is honored to be a part of all of your special memories.
From rehearsal dinners to cocktail parties to intimate weddings in their private dining room and balcony, Casanova’s staff is there for you, and happy to tailor your event to your exact specifications. For more than 20 years, Casanova’s has welcomed each of their guests like family.
With southern Italian cuisine to delight, a stunning backdrop to capture your special memories, and a team dedicated to making your every wish come true, Casanova’s By the Sea is the ideal warm and welcoming venue to enhance this wonderful milestone in your life.
CAYMAN TURTLE FARM
Invite Mother Nature to your wedding in a unique way—by getting married and celebrating at the Cayman Turtle Farm. By combining nature’s wonders with a variety of scenic and exotic backgrounds and settings, the Cayman Turtle Farm offers a truly special venue for your big day. Choose from several varied settings, like the air-conditioned entrance lobby, the area in front of the Turtle Breeding Pond, the poolside Breakers Lagoon complete with cascading waterfall, and Cayman Street, which resembles a movie set with its backdrop of Cayman-style facades. If you want to incorporate a sense of adventure, say “I do” by the Predator Reef Window, where sharks may witness your ceremony. Schooner’s Bar and Grill offers a delectable menu for your guests to enjoy once the ceremony is over, and the Cayman Turtle Farm will ensure that every detail, from limo service to flower arrangements, comes together seamlessly to create an unforgettable event.
The charm of authentic Caribbean plantation life paired with the contemporary elegance that you’ll find at Grand Old House makes for an unforgettable setting for your wedding celebration. The historical Petra Plantation great house, constructed in 1908, offers an enchanting venue with indoor and outdoor ceremony and reception sites to choose from. Get ready with your bridesmaids in the bridal room, then say “I do” on the beach or in the Grand Old House itself. Their in-house coordinator can help you ensure your day is smooth and stress-free, and Grand Old House’s versatility means your day can be as simple or as grand as you like. They’ll even bring your wedding cake vision to life. With so many services under one roof, Grand Cayman’s Grand Old House is an excellent choice for those seeking an elegant event without all the legwork of coordinating vendors.
With three different accommodations options to choose from in Grand Cayman’s laid-back East End, you’re sure to find what you’re looking for at Morritt’s. From two- and three-bedroom oceanfront suites at The Londoner to one- and two-bedroom suites with panoramic ocean views at Morritt’s Grand to the lively Morritt’s Tortuga Club with two swimming pools, the Morritt’s name offers something for everyone, which your guests will surely appreciate. With restaurants and bars, shopping, watersports, and boating and diving excursions onsite, there’s plenty to keep your guests busy between wedding activities and the big day. Morritt’s resorts also boast amenities like a swim-up bar, jacuzzi, fitness center, and much more. Those of your guests who are traveling to the Cayman Islands for the first time will love their own personal resort host, whose extensive local knowledge ensures they will experience the best of what the islands have to offer.
A charming wooden bridge leading to silver thatched ceilings and an unforgettable event welcomes your guests at Ristorante Pappagallo. From an intimate ceremony on the white sand beach under the canopy of your choosing to a lively reception in the air conditioned interior dining room, Ristorante Pappagallo offers an ideal setting to celebrate your nuptials. Restaurant staff will help you refine every detail, including custom floral arrangements, specialty decor, and high-end linens, all customized to your specifications. Professional lighting enhances the setting, while entertainment options include violin, steel pan, a DJ, or a live band for dinner and dancing.
The food is something your guests will surely never forget. Chef Alex Menegon creates an ever-changing menu of simple, contemporary cuisine with the freshest ingredients, and the restaurant’s award-winning and extensive wine list is the perfect complement. Ristorante Pappagallo offers a truly elegant setting for your memorable celebration.
This beautiful seaside venue, situated at the start of Seven Mile Beach, offers a memorable setting in which to celebrate your marriage with friends and family. At The Wharf, you’ll find everything you need under one roof. Say “I do” on their private beach, then enjoy a picturesque reception at their oceanside patio dining terrace, where tents keep you shaded from the hot Caribbean sun, and dry during times of intermittent showers. The Wharf accommodates parties both big and small; you can reserve a section of the restaurant for a more intimate celebration, or buy out the entire restaurant to make it yours for the evening. There’s no venue fee at The Wharf—just pay for your food, beverage, and any extras—allowing you to save money on your destination wedding. The Wharf’s impeccable service and superb culinary offerings pair perfectly with the view of Grand Cayman’s stunning sunsets for a celebration you’ll never forget.
With a graciously kind staff and fully furnished one-, two-, and three-bedroom villas featuring Wi-Fi, gorgeous views, and housekeeping services, Villas of the Galleon is an ideal choice. Manager Lisa’s welcoming personality and vast local knowledge can help you pull off the day of your dreams. Whether you opt to get married at the property’s beautiful Seven Mile beachfront, or you want Villas of the Galleon to serve as home base for you and your guests, you’ll be happy you selected these lovely condominium-style accommodations to be a part of your destination wedding. Villas of the Galleon staff will happily recommend planners, caterers, florists, and everything you need to help your event run smoothly and seamlessly. As your wedding night culminates with barefoot dancing under the stars and the sand between your toes, you’ll surely revel in the carefree contentment of knowing you made the right choice for your destination wedding.