Hot Destination Wedding Spot: Dominican Republic

See why this red-hot island is the perfect place to tie the knot away from home.


Jennifer Sembler


Set on the eastern portion of the island of Hispaniola, the Dominican Republic is one of the Caribbean’s most geographically diverse countries, with stunning white-sand coasts that give way to majestic mountains, tropical rainforests, endless coffee fields and desert interiors. Its bustling cities boast a rich heritage and history — Santo Domingo claims the title of the oldest settlement in the Americas. The cuisine, music and laid-back vibe of the welcoming island nation add to the intoxicating appeal. Factor in gorgeous beach resorts, boutique mountain hideaways and excellent excursion opportunities and you’ve got a postcard-perfect destination for hosting a wedding.

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