Don’t like the thought of other guests at a resort during your wedding? There’s a solution: a bridal buyout. It’s an expensive option but an ultra-private one, offering the entire resort for your and your guests on your special day.
Antigua’s Jumby Bay, a Rosewood Resort, offers a three-night bethrothal buyout package starting at $150,000, plus taxes and service. The package is available only from May to early December. The package includes three-night wedding weekend, 40 guest rooms and suites, villas and estate homes at additional cost, select cocktail receptions and meals, regular resort activities, and more.
Why It’s Dreamy: One of Travel + Leisure’s “Greatest Hotels of the World,” Jumby Bay is a favorite with celebrities, aristocrats and discriminating travelers seeking luxury and privacy. The secluded inclusive hideaway is accessible only by boat from Antigua. Calio bicycles make it easy to get around the island and unwind to the pace of island life.
The resort offers luxury accommodation in 40 guest rooms and suites and 11 villas, the latter with private plunge pools. A collection of private residences come complete with personal chefs, extended staff, lawns and ocean views, providing ideal accommodations for the family of the bride and groom, a rehearsal dinner or a small wedding ceremony. Jumby Bay suites offer four-poster beds dressed with Italian linens and verandahs overlooking private gardens. Nearly all guest rooms and suites have private outdoor garden bathrooms, with rain showers or deep soaking tubs perfect for relaxing in the sun or under the stars.
Weddings at Jumby Bay: Couples can choose from myriad picturesque locations for their ceremony, from the resort’s lush gardens full of bougainvillea to the white-sand beaches. For your reception, the two of you can choose a setting that matches your personality: a beach-side barbeque to the beat of steel drums or an elegant dinner at The Estate House with the sounds of Ellington and Gershwin.
An on-site wedding planner will help coordinate on-property logistics of the wedding process. On behalf of the bride and groom, Jumby Bay will coordinate welcome gift baskets to greet guests upon arrival with souvenirs to commemorate the event and their stay at the resort.
For more information:
• call 888-ROSEWOOD, 268-462-6000
• visit www.jumbybayresort.com