Jamaica is one of the top wedding destinations in the Caribbean and the entire world.
Thousands of couples get married in Jamaica every year, mostly at all-inclusive hotels and resorts in large part due to the enticement of free weddings.
Savvy travelers realize that, even when you factor in the supposedly “free wedding”, when you calculate how much money was spent at the property by the entire group over the duration of the destination wedding, the group could have had a more private experience, saved some money by renting a Jamaica wedding villa and hired a local wedding planner to execute the event.
But you must have figured that, right? That’s why you are researching wedding villas in Jamaica.
Many properties advertise as wedding villas in Jamaica only to find out that they are small homes with only 3-4 bedrooms but may have ample acreage to host weddings on their lawn.
For today’s couples, that doesn’t cut it anymore.
They want a memorable experience with close family and friends, regardless of where they tie the knot.
Sure, there are small destination weddings for 6 people but most destination weddings are generally comprised of over 12 people.
First, there aren’t too many large villas or vacation rentals in Jamaica that allow weddings. Many owners simply don’t allow it due to the risk of damage and wear and tear to the property.
Second, most of the large beachfront villas cost upwards of $20K per week for lodging alone and are out of the budget of most people.
Third, while many of the larger villas may have the space to hold weddings, they are not equipped to host them.
Fourth, not all large villas have connections with wedding planners and vendors to pull off weddings successfully.
In fact, the very first wedding that we hosted at Mais Oui was featured in Destination Weddings and Honeymoons magazine.
Mais Oui underwent a major renovation project in 2016-2017 which now positions us firmly as a destination of choice for villa weddings in Jamaica.
At Mais Oui, you can create the best wedding week or weekend that you, your family and friends will cherish forever. Here is why this villa can do this:
With about 11,000 square feet, you have lots of space to spread out. You have private bedrooms plus tons of additional space for you to get together and catch up on old times and just as many private spaces for those who want a little bit of alone time.
Mais Oui specializes in intimate destination weddings. With 8 bedrooms, the villa sleeps 17 people plus a few extra kids if necessary. Your closest family and friends will be able to stay together under one roof. Depending on the size of your group, there is no need to rent separate small villas.
If you have extra people needing accommodations, they can stay at nearby villas or at a hotel. Braco Melia is 5 minutes away. Grand Bahia is 10 minutes away. Other hotels are within 15 minutes drive.
Most rooms can be configured to suit groups with different needs – singles, couples, parents with kids. Our ground floor bedroom, with sliding doors to the pool, accommodates those who would prefer to not negotiate stairs. Check out our floor plan.
No one should be bored at Mais Oui Villa. Our amenities will entertain guests of all ages. Enjoy the pool, hot tub, tennis court, basketball hoop, mini-disc golf, gym, chess, billiards, ping-pong plus more … all for you and your guests, exclusively.
Discovery Bay is between Montego Bay and Ocho Rios giving you the opportunity to see all the sights in between both areas. Enjoy over 30 attractions and activities within about a 30-minute drive. The central location makes a day trip to Negril or even Portland easy. If you want to see Kingston, recently designated a UNESCO (United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization) world heritage site, you will be there in just over an hour if you use the new toll highway.
There are multiple sites in our beautiful garden for your special celebration … the garden gazebo or cabana or on the lawn. Have the reception on the pool-side terrace or on our rooftop terrace. You are only limited by your creativity and your budget.
Cooking for large groups is a breeze for our chef. Our newly expanded kitchen had 3 stoves plus 2 refrigerators and a freezer to keep food as market fresh as possible. We have dinnerware to seat and serve a full house.
Most other villas that allow weddings in Jamaica charge a person fee of usually between US$15-20 or a location fee of between $1000-3000, which merely covers the permission to host a wedding on property! No rentals of any kind are included in that fee. There is also a $15-30 per person charge to cover the cost of renting tables, chairs, dinnerware, and glassware. So you can see the cost of rentals for both your ceremony and event must be taken into account with most wedding venues.
We’ve got this!
For weddings under 20 people, the Mais Oui Villa site fee package provides use of both rectangular and round tables, white folding chairs, clear candle holders, white tablecloths and napkins as well as enough dinnerware, cutlery, water, wine, champagne, high-ball and rock glasses for 20 people. Most importantly, the quality of our supplies is much higher than you would get from any rental company, ensuring a high-quality presentation.
You can use our sound system! All you need is a DJ or music feed. Score!
We have two powder rooms hidden in our gardens as well as two more near our roof top terrace. No one has to trek to their rooms in the villa. or rent so-called “luxury port-a-potties”. What a convenience for your guests!
Do you want your meals included? Meals at Mais Oui are simply fabulous!
Would you like your very own spa day at your private villa? No problem. Our guests rate our spa therapists highly.
Do you want to see the island? No worries. See Jamaica through the benefit of your personal van and driver service who will take you around in safety and comfort.
You will have your own staff … chef, butler, housekeepers, laundress, groundsmen … so there is no need for you or your guests to worry about making beds, tidying rooms, cooking, doing laundry. That’s why the villa is staffed. It is their pleasure to care for you during your stay so that all you have to do is relax, focus on your wedding and nurture your relationships.
Having been traveling with our own child since he was 2 months old, we understand the challenges of traveling with young children. This made us create a vacation rental where kid-friendly amenities and upscale vacationing go hand in hand.
We want to help you make your wedding as reflective of your style as a couple as possible and for it to be meaningful and enjoyable for all involved. We have teamed up with the area’s top wedding planners and vendors to ensure your special day is everything you imagined it to be. We, along with our on-site staff, are at your service from the moment you book until the second you leave. We’ll help you ensure that every last detail is taken care of so that you will have the celebration of your dreams.
As wonderful as Mais Oui is for a wedding friendly vacation rental, a Mais Oui Villa wedding is not for you if:
Try one of the all-inclusives instead; but, do realize that to get the free wedding, there is a certain amount of money and or hotel room nights that must be booked by your party to qualify. And, very little customization of your wedding will be allowed.
Try one of the hotels instead or consider one of the beautiful gardens such as Konoko. Mais Oui is best for more intimate celebrations. We do allow events of up to 50 people but our sweet spot is for fewer than 20-30 people.
There are no clubs in our immediate area. Choose instead a property on the hip strip in Montego Bay or in Negril. Unless you are fine with driving to experience nightlife but come home to peace and quiet, you will not enjoy our area. Our environment is very family-focused. The villa, likewise, fosters a very wholesome atmosphere.
Read the article: 10 Reasons Mais Oui Villa is Not for You
Mais Oui Villa may be the most fitting of the wedding villas in Jamaica for you if:
1. You care just as much about having your friends and family have a great overall memorable experience as you do the wedding itself.
2. You don’t want to be Couple #4 for the wedding gazebo.
3. You are not looking for a wild party atmosphere.
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4. You want an event where the focus is on your love for each other, the reason for the celebration, rather than the celebration itself.
5. You are having an intimate event, definitely less than 50 people, ideally fewer than 20-30.
6. Your budget will allow you to rent the villa for the minimum number of nights required and to have a wedding event that you will enjoy and treasure for a lifetime.
7. You realize that a villa is not a hotel. Although Mais Oui has more amenities than many resorts, it is still a villa and not a hotel.
Read the article: Jamaica villa or hotel: 10 Really Good Reasons to Choose a Villa and get the 12 point cheat sheet to tell if you are really a villa or hotel type vacationer. The cheat sheet is a must read if you have never vacationed at or rented a villa.
8. You want a property that will be a treat for you and your guests to stay.
Read the article: Top 12 Reasons to Stay at Mais Oui Villa in Discovery Bay Jamaica
9. You realize that anything can be achieved for your wedding if there is enough time and budget to make it happen.
If you are looking for wedding villas in Jamaica and you think Mais Oui might be a possibility, contact us today so we can learn more about your needs and how we can help you.
Best wishes with your Jamaica destination wedding plans.
‘Til next time.
Think and dream Jamaica!
Sherry, Darrell & Darrian
Considering a visit to Jamaica? Contact us today for more information about, Mais Oui Tennis & Spa Villa, our boutique 8-BR ocean view Jamaica villa rental experience in beautiful Discovery Bay, Jamaica. Perfect for multi-generational families, groups, and intimate destination weddings.
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