Sandals Over-The-Water Wedding Chapels: A Once In A Lifetime Experience


No matter whether your desire is to have a small and simple wedding, or one that’s large and elegant, location is among the most important things to consider. To make a decision, couples have many things to factor in, like the sort of ceremony they’re looking to have, the guest list, budget, destination, and more.

Any way you look at it, the right location will undoubtedly make a huge difference in how your ceremony pans out. That’s why it’s almost always worth going the extra mile for an amazingly unique venue option, as opposed to settling for something you might regret later.

Sandals South Coast Over The Water Chapel Aisle

One venue option that is definitely one-of-a-kind is Sandals Over-The-Water Wedding Chapels. With the backdrop of turquoise waters Over-The-Water Chapels are a breezy and elegant set up, a perfect location to receive all the love you’ll need on your big day.

Read on to see why Sandals Over-the-Water chapels may be the perfect place to say, “I do”.


What is an Over-The-Water Wedding Chapel?

Sandals South Coast Over The Water Chapel Front

Sandals Over-the-Water Serenity Wedding Chapels are unique wedding venues that make it possible for couples to exchange vows right on the ocean, surrounded by all the little things that make the Caribbean such an awe-inspiring destination.

These Over-the-Water Chapels have signature elements couples will adore, including glass floor aisles allowing for a peak at the waters beneath, wow-worthy views, open-air ambiance, a charming and simple design that can be dressed up as you desire, and so much more.

Inside the chapels, the décor is inspired by the seaside, and includes a metallic river stone altar. Painted brilliantly white, these one-of-a-kind wedding venues are available for a fee of $750, and can be booked through your Sandals wedding planner.

Disclaimer: Please note prices may be subject to change as time passes, or since the article has been written, so please check with a wedding planner for finalized pricing.


What makes the Over-The-Water Chapels at Sandals so unique

Sandals South Coast Over The Water Chapel Glass Floor

The glass floor aisle panels and 360-degree panoramic water views of Sandals Over-the-Water chapels immediately catch the attention of couples looking for stand out wedding venues. You won’t be disappointed upon closer inspection of the venue, which includes a comfortable seating area for wedding guests, a wooden chapel deck, wrap around balcony and railings, and a shaded/palm leaf covered roof. The open-air design is perhaps what seals the deal, with doors that can be opened on all sides for that true wedding in paradise feel.

Imagine the wedding pictures!


Make it your own with customizable decor options!

Sandals Montego Bay Over The Water Chapel Entrance

At Sandals Resorts, it is possible to have the wedding chapel customized to meet your wedding needs. You’ll be able to make arrangements to have the chapel personalized for your wedding through your Sandals wedding planner. The possibilities are endless with the Sandals wedding team that is sure to present you with many décor options. If there’s something specific you require that isn’t on the list, your personal wedding planner can help you source that item from a local vending partner.

Did you know? Wedding planners come for free when planning a wedding at Sandals Resorts for stays of three nights or longer. See what else is included at no additional cost!


Sandals Resorts with Over-the-Water Wedding Chapels

Sandals Ochi

Sandals Ochi Over Water Chapel Entrance

Sandals Ochi Over Water Chapel Interior

Time slots available: 9:00am, 11:00am, 1:00pm, 3:00pm and twilight (during sunset).

Capacity: The standard capacity for the Over-The-Water Chapel at Sandals Ochi is 56 people.

Sandals Ochi is one of the Sandals Resorts with its own Over-The-Water Chapel. Walking into this breezy, wooden chapel will feel like a dream as you and your partner contemplate just how far your love has taken you. This is the largest of the Over-the-Water Chapels available at Sandals Resorts. One of the things you’ll fall in love with is this chapel’s sweeping views — once inside you’ll literally feel as though you’re in the middle of the gorgeous Caribbean Sea!

Sandals Ochi Main Pool

Picture: Sandals Ochi is located in Ocho Rios, Jamaica, features 16 restaurants (all included), a speakeasy bar, and a great array of butler villas with their own private pool (ideal for wedding groups!).

Sandals South Coast

Sandals South Coast Wedding Over Water Chapel

Sandals South Coast Wedding Over Water Chapel Interior

The time slots available: 9:00am, 11:00am, 1:00pm, 3:00pm and twilight (during sunset).

Capacity: The standard capacity for the Sandals South Coast Over the Water Chapel is 50 people.

Perfectly designed for love, the Sandals South Coast Over-the-Water Chapel has unmistakable and almost hypnotic allure. To get inside this chapel, you’ll first need to walk along a carefully designed wooden deck, after which point you can settle inside the chapel and take in the most stunning views of the surrounding turquoise waters. The wide wooden walkway of this Over-the-Water Serenity Wedding Chapel makes for easy access, and the Sandals signature glass floor aisle among other well-placed elements will definitely add the sort of magic you’ll need for your special celebration!

Sandals South Coast Over Water Bungalows Aerial

Picture: Sandals South Coast is located amidst a 500-acre nature preserve in the south of Jamaica, perfect for a secluded getaway with friends and family to celebrate your wedding. The resort features 9 restaurants, an Over-The-Water Bar and Over-The-Water Bungalows with butler service (how’s that for a honeymoon suite?).

Sandals Grande St. Lucian

Sandals Grande St Lucian Over Water Chapel Entrance

Sandals Grande St Lucian Over Water Chapel Interior

The time slots available: 9:00am, 11:00am, 1:00pm, 3:00pm and twilight (during sunset).

Capacity: The standard capacity for the Sandals Grande St. Lucian Over the Water Chapel is 40 people.

One of the most popular Over-the-Water Wedding Chapel options of Sandals Resorts can be found at Sandals Grande St. Lucian. This chapel is ideal for guests looking for a wedding venue that infuses nature and luxury, with total comfort in mind. This Sandals Over-the-Water Serenity Wedding Chapel was where it all started for Sandals Resorts, being the first of its kind for any resort under the Sandals umbrella. From the inside looking out, you’ll have amazing views of the Pigeon Island area, as well as Rodney Bay and other parts of Saint Lucia.

A cascading mountain backdrop enhances the appeal of this venue, as does the sea-inspired décor within. Inside, you’ll find a Riverstone alter, a glass aisle, and a much-welcomed open-air design!

Sandals Grande St Lucian Overview

Picture: Sandals Grande St. Lucian, located on its own peninsula in Saint Lucia features 12 restaurants and is located on an amazing white sand beach with a dramatic mountainous backdrop. Guests have access to two golf courses, and nearby Sandals Regency La Toc and Sandals Halcyon Beach.

Sandals Montego Bay

Sandals Montego Bay Over Water Chapel Entrance

Sandals Montego Bay Over Water Chapel Interior

The time slots available: 9:00am, 11:00am, 1:00pm, 3:00pm and twilight (sunset).

Capacity: The standard capacity for the Sandals Montego Bay Over the Water Chapel is 40 people.

Montego Bay in Jamaica is a top choice for couples looking for an amazing Caribbean wedding venue, and Sandals Montego Bay is an excellent accommodation option for couples wanting to experience an over the water wedding. The intimate Over-the-Water Chapel at Sandals Montego Bay is set in the most perfect angle, capturing the best views of the Montego Bay area.

Captivating features of this wedding venue include the far-reaching views, a wooden deck, a Bell Tower, and a glass floor aisle. There's also a concrete causeway that’ll help the bride and wedding party make a smooth entrance on their big day! In addition, Sandals Montego Bay was the first Sandals Resort in existence, which means your wedding will for more reasons than one be part of something truly inspirational!

Sandals Montego Bay Beach Overview

Picture: Sandals Montego Bay, located in Montego Bay, Jamaica, is Sandals flagship resort with a private white sand beach and 12 restaurants. All guests also have access to nearby Sandals Royal Caribbean.

Did you know: Sandals Over-the-Water Chapels are part of the larger Sandals Over-the-Water Collection, which means you can experience other over-the-water options like the Sandals Over-the-Water Bungalows or Over-the-Water Bars while on your honeymoon!


Three reasons to choose a Sandals destination wedding

Sandals Wedding Sunset Couple

All Sandals Resorts in the Caribbean pay special attention to creating an atmosphere of romance, where you and your love will be able to slow down for a moment to truly appreciate each other and your friends and family who are tagging along. This is the number one reason to choose a destination wedding at Sandals; that and the fact that all-inclusive means you won’t have to think about anything other than getting married once you arrive. Here are some other amazing things you’ll love about celebrating your big day at Sandals:

An amazing wedding planning team!

Overwhelmed at just the thought of planning a wedding yourself? Leave all the planning to the experts at Sandals Wedding Team! Less planning for you means you’ll be able to sink into a more relaxed state of mind once you arrive, and leave all the arrangements to your personal Sandals wedding planner. The best part: it’s all included!

Wedding packages are customizable

Have a wedding that’s as lavish or simple as you would like at Sandals Resorts— whatever it takes to tell your love story just right. At Sandals, you’ll be able to have a personalized wedding with lots of options to choose from for a truly exceptional day. Your personal wedding planner will walk you through the options, which you can easily pick online!

Your honeymoon starts the morning after

There aren’t any other resorts in the world that are so dedicated to ensuring couples have not just the time of their life on their vacation, but the wedding and honeymoon of their dreams also. At Sandals Resorts, you can have both your wedding and honeymoon in one place saving you the time and expense that would likely come with planning these separately. This will certainly be the perfect start to an amazing life together!


Always included and unlimited at Sandals — the resorts made for love!

Sandals Montego Bay Couple Spa-Cabana

There’s a lot to love about Sandals Resorts; from the dedication of the resort to ensuring couples find their bliss in the Caribbean, to the amazing and friendly staff at the resorts which make that possible. Added to that, at all Sandals Resorts whether you’re going to tie the knot or not, you can expect scenic backdrops along the Caribbean’s best beaches, luxurious Love Nests Suites (said to be Caribbean’s most romantic accommodations!) and butler service for the higher-tier rooms.

Tip: You’re only getting married once. Splurge on a honeymoon suite with butler service! You won’t regret it. Your butlers will be of great help when making group reservations at the restaurants, and can serve you drinks and food at the pool, on the beach, or in your suite. Read about the most common butler requests at Sandals.


You and your guests will be able to enjoy 5-Star Global Gourmet™ all-inclusive dining at up to 16 specialty restaurants per resort. Food and drinks are always included, always unlimited. Get as many Pina Coladas as you want at the swim-up and beach bars, have a glass of Robert Mondavi Twin Oaks® wine during dinner, or get your favorite drink mixed with unlimited premium liquors of your choice at the Over-The-Water Bar.

At Sandals, you and your guests don’t have to worry about running a tab, it’s all included.


All you need is love… and a Sandals Over-The-Water Chapel

Sandals Montego Bay Over Water Chapel Entrance

Want to see for yourself what it’s like to get married at Sandals Resorts ahead of your big day? Test drive your wedding on Caribbean shores at the resort of your choice, starting at $250 per couple per night!

Though there’s so much to love about Sandals weddings, and in particular Sandals Over-The-Water Chapels, one of the things you’re bound to love most is the fact that with Sandals, you’ll be able to have a worry-free wedding and honeymoon all in one place.

Whether you get married at an Over-The-Water Chapel in Jamaica or in Saint Lucia, or on the beach in The Bahamas, Barbados, Grenada or Antigua, your wedding at Sandals Resorts is bound to help you flow blissfully into your happily-ever-after!

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Kylie Morrow

About Kylie Morrow

Born on the tropical island that is Saint Lucia affords a never-ending source of inspiration. In the past 13 years, Kylie loved to work with various newspapers, magazines and blogs in the Caribbean.

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