Destination Wedding – Puerto Rico

If you’re a citizen of the United States, it is a good time to be a gay American who dreams of marriage in a beautiful, exotic place. Apart from the occasional snag (Rowan County, Kentucky, we’re looking at you), it’s a simple matter of getting your marriage license locally, and then having your wedding anyplace you please.

Just need to find someone to officiate. No big deal.


If you live in Puerto Rico, that dream destination might just be home. After the Supreme Court ruling in Obergefell v. Hodges, gay Puerto Ricans were granted the same right to marry as is enjoyed elsewhere in the United States (at least, as of June 2015).

A mass marriage of same-sex couples was planned at Pasea La Princesa, San Juan in August 2015.


For those of you not so lucky as to originate from Puerto Rico, there are a number of reasons why you might want to plan your destination wedding for this beautiful island commonwealth.

Puerto Rico has stunning architecture, natural beauty, a temperate climate, and a series of small, remote islands, some of which are uninhabited.

A Gilligan’s Island-themed wedding? Ridiculous! …We’ll take two.


For less of a marooned-on-an-island feeling, you can’t go wrong with any of Puerto Rico’s gorgeous wedding venues. Indoor or outdoor; formal, informal, or something in between, Puerto Rico has what you’re looking for: elegant hotels, inclusive resorts, ocean-side cliffs, and historic brick buildings.

El Conquistador Resort, Fajardo, PR.


If you’re one of many drawn to the enchanting Bioluminescent Bay, you may opt to plan your wedding there. You can go as big as inviting the entire citizenship of your home town, or as small as just the two of you – the Copamarina Beach Resort can accommodate your wishes.

But do yourselves a favor – Plan for a night wedding!


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