Wedding Destination Spotlight: San Juan, Puerto Rico
We’re always on the hunt to find wedding and honeymoon locations for engaged couples and newlyweds. Not too long ago, we went on a little getaway trip to one of our favorite destinations, San Juan, Puerto Rico. We were SO thrilled to explore this iconic city that is filled with culture, history, and new happenings. Below, are our top Puerto Rico wedding venue choices, fun ideas for a night out, and delicious food recommendations.
Where to Wed: Condado Vanderbilt and Las Brisas
One of the most iconic and beautiful wedding venues in Puerto Rico is the Condado Vanderbilt. This luxurious property has everything you would need for a truly memorable big day. They have several ballrooms and wedding venue options that can fit any wedding style, so whether you’re thinking of an intimate beach wedding or a big bash classic ballroom wedding, the Condado Vanderbilt can make those dreams come true.
Another wedding venue option we love is the Courtyard by Marriott Isla Verde Beach Resort. On the second floor of the resort is Las Brisas – a lovely venue option for a memorable wedding that has the most stunning views of the Atlantic Ocean. From over-the-top glamour to beachy fun vibes, your wedding day aesthetic can be achieved with this hidden gem.
Where to Have the Rehearsal Dinner: Hotel El Convento
One of the most important elements of your wedding day is the rehearsal dinner. Having an intimate dinner with your close family and friends the day before the wedding day sets the tone and mood for all of the exciting festivities ahead. Hotel El Convento’s Salon Martorell is one of the most stunning venues for a rehearsal dinner and the food is spectacular. After dinner, mosey over to the courtyard for a night of dancing and delicious cocktails. Your guests will love it!
Where to Eat: 1919 Restaurant
If you’re a foodie, you’ve come to the right place. One of the most delicious and well-known restaurants in San Juan, Puerto Rico is the 1919 restaurant at the Condado Vanderbilt. The restaurant was named after the year the Condado’s original structure was built and Michelin Star earned Executive Chef Juan Jose Cuevas creates flavorful and exquisite dishes all of your guests would love to indulge in.
Where to Drink: La Concha
Thinking of aperitifs before the actual ceremony or rehearsal dinner? Inside the La Concha, is the Perla, where you can enjoy delicious mojitos, light bites, and bask in the exceptional views of the blue waters.
Where to Relax: CloudSpa at the DoubleTree by Hilton San Juan
Having some rest and relaxation before and after the big day is a must! Treat yourself from all of the stresses and anxieties that inevitably come from planning your wedding day with a relaxing spa day at the CloudSpa at the DoubleTree by Hilton San Juan. From facials to haircuts, the CloudSpa is an exceptional one-stop shop for pampering and rejuvenation. We highly recommend their signature Waterology experience which is where their therapists use specific techniques to stretch and relax your body and mind, all while floating in a saltwater floatarium – super necessary before the big day!