If you’re considering a destination wedding, St. John USVI is an excellent choice! Maho Crossroads would like to provide a few helpful hints to assist with your planning and also offer 20% off your entire wedding party tab if you plan on spending time with us during your trip. We’re a perfect location for you to host a reception at the beach. Just fill out the form at the bottom of this page to receive this special offer.
If you’re just beginning your search, there are a number of incredible locations for a ceremony you should consider. Beach weddings are the most popular, and the North Shore offers some of the most beautiful beaches in the world. Here are a few options to look into if you’re thinking about a beach wedding:
- Trunk Bay
- Hawksnest Beach
- Cinnamon Bay
- Jumbie Bay
- Francis Bay
- Maho Bay
If you’re not sold on the beach, consider hosting your ceremony at a villa. There are many sizes, layouts, and locations available. Villas can offer some of the most beautiful views and photo opportunities on the island. Before booking, be sure to speak with the owner or property manager to confirm the villa allows for special events.
The Annaberg Ruins is another popular spot for wedding ceremonies. It’s an old sugar mill that produced sugar, molasses, and rum in the 18th and 19th century. It sits on a hilltop and provides amazing views of the British Virgin Islands. It’s now looked after by the National Park Service.
Permits are required for beach weddings and the Annaberg Ruins. You can click here for more information and apply for a permit.
Will you be renting villas for your guests, or do you prefer to stay in a resort? Depending on your budget, there are a wide variety of price points available. Keep in mind, rates can change drastically throughout the year depending on the season. You can see what options are available by using a vacation rental site like VRBO or Airbnb. St. John also has a few local sites you can view and book villas from. Here are a few to get you started:
Although St. John is relatively small, location is still important in making things easier on both you and your guests. If most of your wedding activities are in Cruz Bay, you probably won’t want to stay in Coral Bay on the opposite side of the Island. Or if you and your guests are planning on spending most of your time at the beach, a villa in the North Shore area might be the best option for you.
No matter where you choose to stay and hold your ceremony, Maho Crossroads would love to help you celebrate. We are a minimum footprint, energy efficient, self-powered pop-up village across the street from Maho Beach in St. John, US Virgin Islands. The property consists of a tiki bar on a moveable trailer, a VW Bus conversion food truck, and a shipping container store. We have games, relaxing seating areas, snorkeling and paddleboard rentals, food, drinks, and plenty of shade.