Step Out of the Box for a Different Destination Wedding

Barbados has so many diverse locations and options for a very memorable destination wedding

On an island as diverse as Barbados, a destination wedding need not be a cookie cutter affair.  Candice Coppola of A Jubilee Event Caribbean shares her thoughts with brideLIFE on the different kinds of destination weddings that Barbados has to offer:

One of things I love most about getting married in Barbados is the versatility the island offers to cater to any style of wedding. Destination weddings are often thought to be small affairs, seaside, with palm trees swaying and the sweet sound of steel pan drums carried by the salty Caribbean air.  And while this holds true here in Barbados, we also have a wealth of other options for couples looking to host a unique weekend for their closest family and friends. Here are some of my favorite “types” of weddings that Barbados can inspire—a list that is by no means, complete!


We have a lot of unique modern spaces here, like Cin Cin Restaurant or one of our modern villas. These spaces evoke that clean, modern and minimalist feeling. Nothing beats elegant simplicity paired with ocean views and exceptional service.

Modern and chic, Cin Cin and The Dream are great Barbados wedding location options

Modern ~ Cin Cin // The Dream Villa


Barbados has dozens of historic plantation homes across the island on expansive properties with blooming gardens, tall palm trees (and when I say tall, I mean REALLY tall!), shuttered windows and big wrap around porches. The legacy of Barbados as a British colony has left some of the most gorgeous fusions of architecture and history!

Historic destination wedding locations have an old-world ambiance and charm

Historic ~ Codrington College // St Nicholas Abbey


It goes without saying that Barbados has some of the most beautiful beaches in the world; a color of turquoise so exquisite, you’ll take 50 pictures with your iPhone (which never seems to do it justice). All our beaches are public here, but that doesn’t mean that there is the same amount of people on them as grains of sand. We have dozens of secluded beaches, nestled in unique areas, with sweeping views of the ocean and rocky cliffs. They’re perfect for anything from a barefoot wedding to an elegant dinner for 20 under the stars.

Secluded beaches can be transformed into spectacular destination wedding locations!

Beach ~ Foul Bay // Bottom Bay


Just about anywhere you go inland has fields of sugar cane as far as the eye can see. There are a lot of unique venues in and around these areas that can inspire a more rustic, “farm-to-table” setting. While the weather here during some months can be unpredictable, we’re lucky to have a wide range of tents to keep your guests comfortable from the elements.

Barbados' rustic, old-world charm villas for destination weddings

Rustic ~ Fustic House // Mullins Mill

~ Candice Coppola // A Jubilee Event Caribbean