Are you dreaming of tying the knot in a tropical paradise surrounded by all your family and friends? You can make that wish come true at Hard Rock Punta Cana! As a travel advisor to destination wedding couples, I can’t say enough good things about this resort. For one, it’s MASSIVE! You won’t have to cross any names off your guest list when you decide to book. On top of that, the resort recently began renovating all the rooms with modern fixtures and a jacuzzi on every balcony (!).
Add in updated restaurants and lobby areas, and you have the perfect luxury stay. Not to mention, Hard Rock Punta Cana is known for its weddings and has a fantastic onsite team ready to bring your vision to life! If you’re interested in having your destination wedding at this one-of-a-kind resort, you don’t want to miss this complete guide.
Hard Rock Punta Cana Weddings Guide
So, where exactly is Hard Rock Punta Cana? Well, it’s on the picturesque island of the Dominican Republic, just a hop, skip, and jump from the Punta Cana International Airport! You and your guests won’t have to travel far after disembarking your flight to reach the resort, which boasts an oceanfront location with immaculate views of the white sand beaches.
Hard Rock Punta Cana is in the middle of renovating all its rooms to elevate the guest experience. They expect to finish renovations in 2024! Here are a few features of the new rooms:
— Most rooms feature a private soaking tub
— All rooms have a queen-size sofa bed
— Islander Junior Suites have two king beds (this is unheard of!)
— Two-bedroom Rock Suites have three king beds and three sofa beds
— Guests can rent golf carts in advance for an extra fee (currently $95/day)
As you can see, the new suites will be perfect for large parties! That is fantastic news for destination wedding couples who want to be able to invite all their loved ones to their celebration.
Picky eaters unite! With 13 restaurants to choose from, including various food trucks and a vegan joint, no one in your party will go hungry while staying at Hard Rock Punta Cana.
This resort is the spot for you if your group loves to party! Hard Rock’s properties are known for their lively atmosphere. Think non-stop entertainment all day and night!
Hard Rock Punta Cana has all the nightlife you could wish for—two nightclubs, nightly shows, and an onsite casino! Their casino is the largest in the Dominican Republic and the Caribbean, second only to the Atlantis. The two nightclubs on the property include the Moon Lounge and a club inside the casino (think Vegas vibes!). Entry to the Moon Lounge is included with your room, while the casino club costs extra for entry and drinks.
You’ll never be bored at this resort! If you’re looking for fun, check out this list of onsite activities:
— Bowling alley
— Family-friendly waterpark (no alcohol permitted)
— Music lab (your jam band dreams come true!)
— Kid’s Club
— 13 swimming pools, including the adults-only Eden Pool
— Escape rooms
— Laser tag
— Swim-up bars (with non-alcoholic daiquiris for the kiddos!)
— Movie theater
Who is a Hard Rock Punta Cana Wedding for?
A destination wedding at this resort is a good fit for active couples looking for a lively resort with non-stop activities and entertainment all day and night. It’s really for anyone looking for a good time! The vibe is casual, and Hard Rock is American-owned, which is a selling point for some who prefer a familiar experience.
Who is a Hard Rock Punta Cana Wedding not for?
This resort isn’t a good fit for couples who want an intimate wedding in a relaxed, lowkey atmosphere. Couples who want to feel like VIPs should also pass on this resort since up to six couples can have their weddings on the same day. Moreover, staying at Hard Rock Punta Cana won’t give you the authentic Dominican experience if that’s what you’re after.
Hard Rock Punta Cana Weddings
Since Hard Rock Punta Cana is such a large venue, you have endless options to make your day your own! You’ll have your pick of over half a dozen venues, including covered and indoor options perfect for those rainy days.
Another huge perk of getting married at this resort is that their wedding team’s base is in Miami. That means you’ll be working with someone in the States to plan your destination wedding, which usually means much faster response times! Then, as the wedding gets closer, you’ll be handed over to a wedding coordinator based on the property, who will be present on your wedding day to help you.
Hard Rock hotels don’t offer typical wedding packages. Instead, they offer you a private event space based on the number of rooms (or room nights) you’ve booked. This unique feature makes their properties an ideal option for large groups! For example, if you’ve booked 50 rooms, you’ll receive two private events totaling four hours (with the caveat that you must hold the events on separate days). So, you could use one hour the day before the wedding for a pre-rehearsal cocktail party, then use the other three hours for a private wedding reception the next day.
Hard Rock’s wedding packages are all-inclusive, so the cost to book includes all your décor and flowers. While the packages are pre-designed to reflect popular wedding aesthetics (think beachy boho, tropical vibes, and modern sophistication!), you can pick and choose your favorite pieces to tailor your event to your taste.
For more information on Hard Rock’s destination wedding packages, visit this blog post and Hard Rock’s downloadable package guide. Plus, visit their venue brochure to learn all about their wedding areas!
Book Your Destination Wedding with Bridie
Need someone to help you research and book your destination wedding? I know that planning a wedding can often feel like a second job, and that’s doubly true when planning one outside the country! But it doesn’t have to be that way with Bridie Travel. As your expert advisor, I’ll help you find and book your perfect-fit resort, whether it’s the Hard Rock Punta Cana or something more off the beaten path! Then, I’ll help you create your wedding website and coordinate travel for all your guests so they can join you on the trip of a lifetime. Ready to get started? Let’s connect!