Caribbean

Weddings with a Beach View

written by | Posted on June 1st, 2010

casa de campo
Looking out above the Chavon River that winds through La Romana in the Dominican Republic, the Altos de Chavon artists’ village’s cobblestone streets, magnificent forum and small, antiquated chapel, turn this spot in the Caribbean into a centuries-old Italian village—and one of the region’s most romantic venues for destination weddings. Of course, not every wedding at Casa de Campo takes place at the village—poolside and oceanfront ceremonies are also common. But the Altos de Chavon venue, with its picturesque river views and historic charm, is the unique selling point that sets this resort apart when it comes to weddings. But that’s not the only selling point. Casa de Campo’s wide selection of villas have up to seven bedrooms and each is unique. Small wedding parties can rent out one of the larger villas, while families or newlywed couples can find a smaller villa that combines their favorite amenities—pool, jacuzzi, balconies, or large bathrooms, for example. Brides and grooms can also plan a golf outing for their guests on any of Casa de Campo’s three courses. Bridesmaids can prep for the big day at Cygalle Healing Spa, complete with sauna, steam room, plunge pools and yoga. The marina—with its shopping, bars and restaurants—comes alive during the dinner hour as guests enjoy open-air seating before browsing the boutiques and galleries. And it’s all easy to reach, served by the La Romana International Airport to eliminate long transfers.