Catering

Yes, we have three amazing caterers to choose from- our wedding coordinator can give you different menu options to choose from.

Documentation

In order to get legally married by a marriage officer recognized by the Jamaican Government, the following documents and information are required to be sent via fax or private courier service (such as DHL, FedEx, or UPS) to Rose Hall at least four weeks prior to the couple’s arrival to the hotel:

  • Proof of citizenship – certified copy of birth certificate, which includes father’s name.
  • Notarized copies of Bride & Groom’s official ID (Passports).
  • Proof of divorce if applicable (original certificate of divorce).
  • Notarized copy of death certificate for widow or widower.
  • Occupation of both candidates.
  • Parent’s written consent if under 18 years of age.
  • For symbolic or renewal of vows a Photocopy of the Marriage Certificate is necessary.

Only a civil ceremony is legally recognized. A renewal of vows is a symbolic ceremony; and has no legal bearing and does not replace in any way the binding legal civil marriage. They are performed by a Non denominational minister (please note that Catholic ceremonies cannot be performed outside the church). The bride and groom will receive legal documentation for legal ceremonies.

After ceremony, the couple will receive a copy of the Marriage Register that the Officer will take to the Registrar General in Montego Bay in order to obtain your Official Certificate. This process takes between 2 to 3 months and we will mail the documents to you as soon as we receive it from the Registrar’s Office.

Music

Yes, we would be happy to accommodate your own music (Sound system equipment and DJ has an extra charge).

Music & Videography

Yes, we have several options to choose from for our video and photography services. Saab Weddings and Suki MacDonald Photography (both online) are two of our favorites. The cost will depend on what you choose. You will be able to meet with your photographer once you arrive on property.

Yes, live music is available. We offer a live band, violinist, a pianist, a DJ, and a steel drum band- and we can also source many other types of music.

Payment

Yes, the deposit is the price of the venue. The deposits are necessary to hold and confirm the wedding dates and will be applied to the total cost of the wedding package.

We offer three packages. Our basic package is set, i.e.: you cannot decide to remove the cake to add more champagne. Each venue has a different rate, between one thousand and seven thousand dollars. There are extra amenities and services outside of the venue fee that will incur an extra cost.

The Venues

  • Rose Hall Great House: 600 seated / 1500 lawn
  • Historic Aqueduct: 200 seated / 600 lawn
  • Waterfall: 25
  • Gazebo: 100 seated / 600 lawn
  • Cinnamon Hill: 300
  • Ocean’s Edge: 300

We can provide a decorated arch or driftwood set-up (driftwood at an additional cost of $800) and chairs for guests.

Yes, we have a gorgeous tent for the very occasional rain.

We have seven venues for ceremonies and receptions:

  • Rose Hall Great House
  • The Historic Aqueduct (ceremony only)
  • The Waterfall (ceremony only)
  • The Beach Gazebo
  • Cinnamon Hill
  • Ocean’s Edge

The Wedding

There is a Reservation Form and a credit card authorization form that will be provided once you let us know the date that you are interested in. Just fill out these forms and forward them with a copy of your credit card and a picture ID to Rose Hall Ltd, and we will be happy to confirm your date. Please remember that dates go quickly, so we always recommend putting down a deposit to hold your venue against future bookings.

Even though by law the wedding couple only needs to be here 24 hours in advance, we would advise you to come at least 3 days in advance to meet with the wedding coordinator and marriage officer and go through the final details regarding the wedding.

Weddings should be reserved at least three months in advance but one year is preferable if you have exact dates in mind.

We can decorate the area with flowers, drapery, elegant seating arrangements, chair covers, tie backs, centerpieces, our signature Lumix Lanterns, and a tent (all at an additional cost). We have many options to choose from- we can work with any design you want!

Rose Hall Weddings provides the venue, caterer, décor, entertainment, coordinator, and every possible extra you would need for your wedding. We also have a ‘venue-only’ fee if you would like to hire just the venue for your wedding or event.

The wedding can be canceled 90 days or more prior to the confirmed date without any penalties. Our weddings are fully refundable up until this date, including the deposit.

Depending on the season, sunset can be anywhere from 5:00 – 7:00 pm.

Our most popular flowers for Jamaica are tropical flowers, such as purple and white dendrobium orchids, ginger lilies, and anthuriums. However, almost all kinds of flowers can be provided, given enough time for shipment.