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Elope In Negril Jamaica
5 Reasons To Elope In Negril

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For good reason, everyone knows and loves Negril. It is home to the world's 10th best-ranked beach, Seven Mile, among many other attractions.

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The capital of casual is known for its warm Caribbean waters, soft sand, and some of the most beautiful sunsets in the Caribbean. There are a few romantic resorts here that are ideal for getting married.

But before we dive into why Negril Jamaica is the perfect place to elope, Why do people even consider eloping for their weddings? To elope literally means to run away and secretly get married, here are the top 5 reasons people do so.

  1. A couples decision to elope is almost always the same, they want to be able to focus on each other. It's fine if you're considering eloping because you want to enjoy the moment together and be fully present.

  2. They're looking for something intimate and meaningful. Couples usually choose a large wedding because they want all their family and friends to be present on their special day to celebrate with them. While this is a fantastic idea, being fully present is nearly impossible while being dragged into 50 different directions, attending to guests.

  3. A couple will have the chance to travel the world together. Many couples who choose to elope are daring and value experiences over material possessions.

  4. When you decide to plan a wedding, especially a traditional one, there is usually a lot of planning involved. With an elopement, there is far less to consider and that eliminates the stress of planning a wedding.

  5. With multiple personalities involved in wedding planning, there are bound to be some individuals who disagree or butt heads at some point. Then there's the issue of both sides of your family believing their wedding traditions should play a role in your big day. Eloping eliminates family drama.

Now that we all know and agree on the benefits to eloping. Where should you actually do it, with endless possibilities and locations available, let me suggest one location and you can take it from there.

Though I have never eloped, when I think of all the town offers, I think Negril is the best option.

Reasons To Elope in Negril Jamaica

  1. The beach - the beach is among the top 10 desired wedding venues. With The famous seven-mile beach in Negril, what more would you need?

  2. Accommodations - Negril has hands down, some of the best accommodations on the island ranging from low to high prices. There are accommodations in nooks and crannies completely shrouded by nature and resorts that are ultra-sleek and modern. Whatever type of accommodations you are looking for, you can find them in Negril.

  3. Wedding venues - there are many wedding venues to pick and choose from in Negril, beaches, churches, gardens, cliffs and so much more.

  4. Food - If you are a seafood lover Negril will be the place to bring your taste buds alive. There are many seafood restaurants along the beaches in Negril where you can enjoy freshly caught seafood and enjoy delicious steamed fish, fish tea, grilled lobster and more. Of course, there are other options as well as most restaurants prepare a variety of local and international dishes as well.

  5. Excursions and activities - you donโ€™t have to stay trapped in your room in Negril. Get out and enjoy heart-pumping activities after your wedding with your spouse, such as parasailing or cliff diving, or simply relax on a catamaran cruise or watch the sunset together at Ricks cafรฉ.

What you will need to do before you elope in Negril

Before jetting off to paradise to marry, it's important to understand Jamaica's legal marriage requirements. For American couples who want to have a legal ceremony rather than a symbolic one, follow the guidelines outlined by the US Embassy in Jamaica.

Send all necessary documents to the Registrar General's Department two weeks before the wedding. (Alternatively, you can send these to your Certified Destination Wedding Specialist, who will send them on your behalf!)

These documents are as follows:

  1. Certificates of birth for you and your future spouse
  2. Identification with a photograph
  3. The couple's occupations
  4. Formal Divorce Papers (if needed)
  5. The couple must arrive in Jamaica at least 24 hours prior to the ceremony.
  6. Following the ceremony, the couple will be given a signed marriage license. An official marriage certificate can then be obtained.

To elope in Negril Jamaica gives you the best all-in-one experience, vacation and honeymoon, perfect tropical wedding and the seclusion you need to bask in intimacy.

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References & Sources For Elope In Negril Jamaica

  1. Team, D. and Team, D., 2022. How to Elope in Jamaica | Destination Weddings. [online] Destination Weddings Blog. Available at: [Accessed 28 August 2022].
  2. Weddings, W., 2022. Top 10 Reasons to Elope From Couples Like You | - Wandering Weddings. [online] Wandering Weddings. Available at: [Accessed 28 August 2022].

Elope In Negril Jamaica | Written: August 29, 2022

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