How to Plan a Wedding at Tensing Pen

Have you always imagined having your wedding in a tropical paradise? There’s a reason the Caribbean Islands rank in the top three locations for a destination wedding, with Jamaica as the leading country. The weather is consistently warm and sunny, the perfect ceremony backdrop comes free of charge, and potential issues like language barriers aren’t a problem. The island’s mix of white beaches, tall mountains and exotic plants and animals create a perfect place to celebrate the union of two people in love.

Planning a destination wedding can be overwhelming, but at Tensing Pen, we try to make the planning process as simple as possible. Here are some tips for planning your wedding at Tensing Pen.

Choose the Best Season

Tensing Pen Resort is one of the most gorgeous and unique resorts on the island. The atmosphere of the resort is relaxed and welcoming – perfect for an overwhelmed bride. The most popular time to visit Jamaica is typically December through March, with most couples planning their events in March, April, and October. During this time, expect to see sunny skies and temperatures ranging from 75 to 85 degrees with a consistent ocean breeze to cool you down.

Discover Your Wedding Style

Whether you want a traditional or themed wedding, we work closely with you to ensure every detail of your wedding is met. In addition to the natural esthetics of the Tensing Pen grounds, we can enhance and set the scene to take on any atmosphere you desire. We can infuse elements from the island to create themes. We’ve created beach themes, arches made from local palms, and used Negril’s magnificent sunset as a backdrop. Embrace the island culture by including reggae music at your reception or use bright, tropical flowers in your bouquets. Tensing Pen’s wedding coordinator can provide couples with photos and videos from previous weddings to give them a better idea of the type of decorations we have available.

Book in Advance

Couples typically book weddings 12 – 13 months prior to the event. If you are interested in booking a wedding in November or December, keep in mind that those months are popular for holiday travel and you’ll want to reserve the resort well in advance.

Some wedding parties choose to book the entire resort. Consisting of 25 unique cut-stone, local wood cottages overlooking the Caribbean Sea, the 25 rooms can accommodate 54 guests. The Lodge and Poolside area can hold up to 100 people, and the SeaSong Hut can hold up to 60 seated guests, with an additional 20 on its stone deck.

Should your number of guests exceed our limit, Tensing Pen maintains a great relationship with nearby walking distance hotels, where we offer you the option of accommodating your additional guests.

Secure your wedding date with a 50% deposit on each room. Once guests start booking their rooms, we can refund each deposit or use it towards wedding expenses. To contact Tensing Pen’s wedding coordinator, send an email to or call 1-800-957-0387.

What’s Included

Tensing Pen offers a basic package for a Bride and Groom Only Wedding, at the cost of $900. It includes:

Assistance from our wedding coordinator
Minister fees and official paperwork
Tropical bridal bouquet (your choice of color scheme)

Boutonniere & Decorations
Wedding cake & Bottle of sparkling wine
20 photos

Pick your Dish

Tensing Pen is very flexible when it comes to forming the perfect menu for your big day. Our chefs use local and organic ingredients to create a variety of dishes. They will craft meals to accommodate all guests with dietary restrictions. Whether you choose to put freshly caught fish, fresh lobster (seasonal) or traditional jerk chicken on the menu, our culinary team will tantalize you and your guests with their creations. Food is an important aspect to any celebration, and Tensing Pen only offers the best.

After the wedding celebrations, you and your guests can enjoy all the activities that Negril has to offer. The island is known for its sandy white beaches, limestone cliffs and turquoise waters. Tensing Pen holds a prominent place among the cliff hotels, a short walk from various locations and attractions. Celebrate your union by leaping from the cliffs into the Caribbean Sea, snorkeling with colorful marine life in the reefs, or taking a rum tour to get a real taste of old Jamaica. Explore the island, and we’ll be here to pamper and take care of you when you return from your adventures.

Interested in Planning a Tensing Pen Wedding?
Contact the resort wedding coordinator at or call 1-800-957-0387. You can also check out our Pinterest Board, @tensingpen/Wedding. We hope to hear from you soon.