By: Robert Colberg Orengo

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Puerto Rico’s palm trees, beaches, and countryside are bearing witness to the promises of love made by thousands of couples who choose the island on which to tie the knot. Our attentiveness, service, and beautiful landscapes make more and more couples choose our island to celebrate their weddings.

According to professional event coordinator Rosalina Torres, from Momentus Special Events & More, tourists who decide to get married in Puerto Rico decide to share vows in places that are a true reflection of Puerto Rico’s culture and architecture. “Most couples want to hold their ceremonies at historic sites in Old San Juan, specifically at Castillo San Cristóbal and El Morro. Another popular request is to have their wedding on the beach at sundown,” she said.

Throughout the island you will find beautiful haciendas where you can have the wedding of your dreams. They include Hacienda Siesta Alegre in Río Grande and Hacienda Campo Rico in Carolina. In the southern region, specifically in Ponce, Serrallés Castle is the preferred location due to its spectacular gardens and city views. In the west, Rincón’s beaches are ideal wedding locations. The central, east, and west regions have rustic hotels favored by tourists who want to tie the knot on the Island of Enchantment.

Torres pointed out the reasons that make Puerto Rico the ideal destination for a wedding:

  • The year-round tropical climate is extremely attractive for outdoor weddings.
  • The recent elimination of lab tests for nonresidents helps make the process of getting legally married in Puerto Rico much simpler.
  • Puerto Rico is a bilingual (Spanish and English) island, so communication between overseas clients and wedding service suppliers is easier.
  • Most local wedding providers are educated, professional, and highly trained people who offer attentive service to visiting couples.
  • The Island of Enchantment has wonderful locations for destination weddings that include beautiful beaches, colonial-style structures in Old San Juan, sites within El Yunque National Forest, and charming haciendas in lush mountain landscapes, among others. Add to these the many hotels available throughout the island.bodas-1
  • Puerto Rico’s great gastronomic diversity can please most everyone’s palate and culinary tastes. In addition, there are many daytime and nighttime entertainment venues available.

Getting married in Puerto Rico is a simple procedure. You can check out the requirements posted at www.seepuertorico.com/en/experiences/lifestyle/weddings. As of June 2015, couples of any gender or sex can get legally married in Puerto Rico.

Want to tie the knot on the Island of Enchantment? Get additional information about weddings in Puerto Rico by calling tollfree 1-800-866-7827 (in English) or 1-800-981-7575 (en español).

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