Memorable Beach side Weddings at The Palms

At The Palms at Pelican Cove, the staff shares one philosophy about weddings. No two are the same. Every wedding celebration is as unique as the Bride and Groom themselves.  The Palms is the host location for many dozens of weddings yearly and takes great pride in having been selected Best Wedding Venue on St Croix by the readers of the Virgin Islands Daily News consecutively for several years.

Although The Palms has 1400 feet of beach front, most weddings occur in the lovely Coconut Palm Grove, set in close approximation to the Common Areas and the Guest Buildings.  The natural palm arches leading from the Coconut Palm Grove to the shoreline where the ocean kisses the sand, is a memorable location for the “I Do’s”.   The crash of the ocean waves and the rustle of the palm fronds seem to evoke the perfect island ambiance for an ocean side beach wedding.  Your first dance can be barefoot on the beach, with palm trees swaying to the beat of the music. The outdoor restaurant, bar and pool deck spill right onto the sandy beach. The perfectly located bandstand can showcase St. Croix’s local music scene as you’d like it – a DJ and your favorite songs, the tropical sounds of live steel pan drums, classic jazz, Caribbean reggae, salsa, or even a classical music ensemble.  Your options for the many aspects of a wedding and reception at The Palms are almost endless.

For a couple traveling alone, we offer a special Just the Two of Us Wedding Package, where we will take care of the aspects of the package for you (see info below).  For larger weddings, we are happy to rent the venue space to you and work with your wedding planner or coordinator or a decorator, to ensure a special and memorable celebration.  Venue space for Wedding Ceremonies is usually our lovely Coconut Palm Grove, a secluded ocean side beach setting with a large expanse of soft sand set among towering Palms, with the turquoise waters of the Caribbean Sea just feet away.  Venue space for Cocktail Hours and Receptions  is most often in one of several beach side locations.  The most frequent location is our stately Mahogany Dining Room, with arched windows that look out onto the beach and ocean.  Occasionally the wedding party reception may be set up at our open-air beach side dining pavilion, which offers a more relaxed setting. At other times, the reception (and often the cocktail hour) is in our open-air Courtyard, which is a large expanse of area open to the stars, conveniently surrounded by the beautiful pool, the Mahogany Bar, the open-air Breezeway, the bandstand, and the beach side open-air dining pavilion.  All of this right on the beach, where you might even have Tiki Torches to set off the reflection of the moon and the stars on the Sea.

Although The Palms does not have a wedding planner, coordinator or decorator on staff, we work very closely with all of the persons and vendors on St Croix who perform these services.  The General Manager Julie Printy and her Assistant Manager Marc Mullins have worked hundreds of weddings spanning over the past decades, and have a wealth of experience with and information on everyone from wedding planners to Officiants or Ministers, to professional photographers, florists, bakers, and musicians and entertainers.   We are happy to offer catering for your cocktail hour and reception, working with your planner or decorator for the actual details of the event.  The Palms staff has extensive experience working wedding receptions and is dedicated to you and your special day.

We have a great special offer for destination weddings in which there may be a number of family and friends attending from afar:
When you have both your wedding and reception with us and your wedding guests reserve a combined minimum total of 30 room nights directly with us, the Bride and Groom’s Beachfront Honeymoon Guest Room is complimentary for up to six nights!   Group rate discounts are available for rooms booked directly with the hotel and may not apply to rooms booked through a third party, travel agent, or tour operator.   A certain quantity of rooms or room night guarantees is required for discount.  Minimum dollar amounts may be required for catering for receptions to combine group discount and complimentary room nights. Please inquire with the  hotel regarding catering, venue availability, and group room blocks, at the email addresses below.

If you are just looking for an intimate, quiet escape for two, we have a lovely package that includes the basics of a perfect wedding for two, our Just the Two of Us package.

Palms Just The Two of Us Wedding Package:

Includes the following:
~ Assistance with the required Court paperwork
~ Taxi Transfers from/to the airport for the Wedding Couple
~ Welcome Flowers and Chilled Champagne in room on arrival
~ On-Site Ceremony with Officiant or Sea Captain, including witnesses
~ 1 Hour Professional Photography, with 36 pictures on disc
~ Bridal bouquet and Groom Boutonniere
~ Beautifully decorated Wedding Cake and Champagne for Two
~ Romantic Candle-Lit 3 Course Dinner for Two during stay
~ Honeymoon Night Complimentary

~ Wedding Package does not include Guest Room Accommodations, except that with the Just the Two of Us Wedding Package, the Wedding Couple’s Honeymoon Night is complimentary, with up to 4 other night’s paid
~  Wedding Package must be booked directly with the hotel by guest and are not applicable with travel agent, destination wedding agent, or tour operator bookings.
~ 50% non-refundable Wedding Package Price due at time of Booking
~ Package components and pricing subject to change at any time without notice

You will find a wealth of photos of the many various weddings and receptions that have been held at The Palms (along with other events and functions) on our Scrapbook page of our website at this link, and on our Facebook page, at this link.

Contact us today for more information on the possibilities of having your special wedding celebration at The Palms!   Email General Manager Julie Printy at or Assistant General Manager Marc Mullins at


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Photography Credits
Kelly Greer
Lindsay Kammerzelt
Tina Henle