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Romantic Guide to the US Virgin Islands

Best USVI Destination Weddings

The Buccaneer, St. Croix

The Buccaneer is a pink Caribbean classic with quite a pedigree, dating from the 17th century and the USVI's longest running resort. They've been welcoming guests since 1947. Prime wedding locations at the resort include a restored 17th century sugar mill and a romantic palm-lined beach. The Buccaneer has revived a quaint African tradition ' the "Jump the Broom" ceremony where a couple can jump over a broom as a symbol of sweeping the past clean.

Annaberg Plantation, St. John

This 18th-century sugar plantation blends rich tropical greenery, scenic sea views and evocative sugar mill ruins to create an atmosphere of off-the-charts romance. The plantation has many beautiful settings for a wedding ceremony ' there's even a 40-foot-tall stone windmill that was built in the early 19th century. Annaberg Plantation is part of the Virgin Islands National Park system, so late afternoon is a good time to plan a wedding, since visitors usually dwindle down to a scant few.

Caneel Bay, St. John

In addition to being a stunning resort, Caneel Bay offers an amazing amount of settings for a wedding sprinkled across its 170 acres, including seven beaches. The supreme spot for an exchange of vows is Turtle Bay Point, where a bride and groom can gaze out over Pillsbury Sound to the BVI island of Jost Van Dyke. You can also arrange a private dinner in the Sugar Mill ruins for up to 100 guests.

St. Peter Great House Estate and Gardens, St. Thomas

Flowers and fresh air set the mood for romance, and the St. Peter Great House Estate and Gardens delivers. This lush green four-acre garden is on the grounds of a historic sugar plantation, 1,000 feet above sea level. Stroll among orchids, tropical blooms and waterfalls and take in glorious sea views. The Wedding Gazebo looks out on an astounding fourteen islands. The ballroom can handle up to 400 guests; while the plantation's Greathouse can accommodate up to 1000.

The Ritz-Carlton, St. Thomas

The Ritz Carlton has two equally engaging wedding locations. The stunning cliffside Ocean's Edge Gazebo is a gleaming pure white structure that provides over-the-top views of Great Bay. The resort's Beach Gazebo provides a magical setting for a beachside wedding, draped in white chiffon and surrounded by tropical blooms. For an unforgettable experience, consider booking the resort's 53-foot luxury catamaran Lady Lynsey for a private sunset sail.

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