Why Puerto Rico is a popular destination wedding location for Austin, Texas residents

As an experienced wedding photographer located in Austin, Texas, I have worked with many couples, both Austin residents and those living outside of Austin, who have opted for destination weddings. Puerto Rico has always been a popular destination wedding option for couples. This Caribbean island’s relaxing atmosphere, tropical beaches, lush rainforests, and vibrant culture make it a great fit. Whether you’d like a laid back, boho beach wedding or classic, elegant ceremony at a charming Spanish-style resort, Puerto Rico is the perfect place for couples from Austin, TX to host their destination wedding. 

Hotel El Convento is a perfect hotel wedding venue in Puerto Rico

Here at Nikk Nguyen Photo, we absolutely love hotel wedding venues in Puerto Rico. Hotel El Convento in Old San Juan is one of the best venues on the island to host your wedding. This hotel and banquet hall is designed in the classic, Spanish colonial style of architecture. Tropical greenery, charming Spanish-inspired decor, and touches of modern accents give Hotel El Convento the most romantic, storybook feel. 

After your wedding in the hotel’s beautiful interior courtyard or elegant banquet hall, you and your guests can stay in Hotel El Convento’s luxurious suites.Combined with the hotel’s warm and welcoming staff, this venue is the perfect choice for Austin residents (and those living elsewhere in the world) wanting to get married in Puerto Rico.

La Concha Renaissance San Juan Resort is a top choice for destination weddings

A large part of what makes destination weddings so desirable is that they remove a lot of the usual stress of wedding planning through all-inclusive wedding packages. La Concha Renaissance San Juan Resort in San Juan, Puerto Rico has incredible, all-inclusive packages for every type of wedding. This massive resort has many different locations on their property that couples can rent for their special day, including an infinity pool overlooking the ocean, private beaches, and ocean-front terraces. All of these numerous spots have an intimate, breathtaking ambiance that sets the tone for the most dazzling weddings. Austin residents looking to get married in Puerto Rico can’t go wrong with the La Concha Resort!

Our favorite private estate venues for Puerto Rico weddings

If you’re wanting a smaller, more private venue space for your destination wedding, we recommend looking for a private estate venue.

Dorado Beach, a Ritz-Carlton Reserve (located in Dorado, Puerto Rico) gives couples the best of both worlds. It is a fully-staffed hotel with fabulous amenities, but the hotel has a one-party-at-a-time policy. This means that, if you book the hotel, you are booking the entire property and will be the only guests there. This stunning beachfront mansion is filled with lush greenery and minimalist, modern decor. The open air design of the venue highlights the natural beauty of this tropical setting. Austin couples wanting an intimate ceremony on the beach can then party the night away poolside at this private Puerto Rican estate. 

Casa Herdz is another private estate in Puerto Rico that is a popular venue for destination weddings. This luxurious, modern villa located on a cliff overlooking the ocean in the coastal town Aguadilla. Austin couples and their guests can relax in one of the villa’s many suites, and then head down to the oceanfront terrace for a dreamy, Caribbean wedding. After the ceremony, celebrate at Casa Herdz with fruity cocktails, local cuisine, lively music, and the best sunset view on the island! 

Have Nikk Nguyen Photo photograph your destination wedding

Not only we here at Nikk Nguyen Photo recommend destination weddings in Puerto Rico, we also specialize in photographing these unique weddings. Traveling to a new location with your closest friends and family for such a momentous occasion is incredibly special. Nikk Nguyen Photo is here to capture these memories, so you can be present and enjoy yourself to the fullest. Bringing me along to your wedding in Puerto Rico means you’ll receive gorgeous wedding photos you’ll cherish forever!