St. John Wedding Planner

Ceremony Locations

It’s time to plan one of the most memorable events of your life, and it can be a lot of fun to consider all the ideas to suit what fits you and your partner. One of the first things you already have decided on or are considering is a ceremony on St. John. St. John has an alluring selection of settings. In the Virgin Islands National Park, you can select from a variety of pristine white sand beaches (Trunk Bay has been named in the Top Ten in the World by multiple publications, including National Geographic Traveler) on the north shore of the island, or a rockier, less-traveled beach on the south.

You might enjoy a wedding in a location like Annaberg Plantation Ruins, the centuries’ old sugar mill that’s still intact today. Photo shoots can be gorgeous with the British Virgin Islands in the distance.

Or, you might want to go the route of a private luxury villa. Ideal for an exclusive setting, private and intimate–and also good for renting out for the whole wedding party. St. John has hundreds of villas, and some of the most extraordinary ones in the Caribbean Islands.

We know that your day is about what’s perfect for you. Tell us what feels ideal…we’ll get you there.

Some of our favorite locations:

Annaberg Sugar Plantation

Available for a wedding ceremony of up to 60 guests. Annaberg is the remains of one of the 25 sugar factories which were active on St. John. Besides sugar, molasses and rum were also produced by Annaberg. The name Annaberg means “Anna’s Hill” which refers to the infant daughter of William Gottschalk, a plantation owner from St. Thomas. The ruins are maintained by the National Park and the site can be rented through KatiLady. Inquire for site fees, usually under $200.


Cinnamon Bay

Cinnamon Bay is also located on the North Shore within the National Park. It is the longest beach on St. John offering fantastic coves and inlets that are perfect for a wedding ceremony. We encourage early morning or late afternoon weddings to avoid the crowds.

From Thanksgiving through May 1, No weddings are allowed unless the bride and groom have reserved 2 consecutive nights of lodging at the campground.  May 2 through Thanksgiving, maximum number of guests is 25 unless preauthorization with Cinnamon Bay Official


Gallow’s Point

This spacious waterfront suite property has three beautiful locations for a wedding ceremony. There are two wedding gazebos and an open grassy space in the landscaped grounds. All locations have beautiful views of the water.


Hawknest Beach

The first beach on the North Shore Road followed by Caneel Resort is Hawksnest Beach. This is a beautiful location within the National Park offering less crowds and more shaded spaces for bridal parties. The out cove on the far end of the beach near the rocks is a perfect site for a romantic Caribbean wedding. Parking is usually available and pending the north shore swell the beach can be perfectly suited for a ceremony with up to 50 guests. Weddings before 4:45 allow 25 guests



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Oppenheimer Pavillion

Rich in history and a popular local beach, Gibney Beach plays host to Oppenheimer Pavilion. The pavilion is rented through the Parks and Recreation via KatiLady Events, Inc. and makes a wonderful location for rehearsal and welcome dinners. This is a great venue for small and large groups alike. Suggested for events that want a laid-back beach party setting.


 

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...The ceremony absolutely blew us away and the reception, (which seemed to go by in a blink!) was a blast!... The lanterns were perfect and all of the details and decorations were executed beautifully.

Kendra & Ray