Bellevue plantation house, Barbados presents ‘pledged in paradise’ wedding/vow renewal package
With the average wedding in the UK now costing over £18,000 (according to the Telegraph – May 2013), pledging that special vow in an exotic location is increasingly a more economically viable alternative.
Historic Bellevue Plantation House has crafted an all-enveloping romantic wedding/vow renewal package in the tropical Caribbean paradise of Barbados incorporating accommodation for six nights (minimum), wedding/vow renewal ceremony and celebrations (at the villa or on a nearby beach)* and additional island activities for the whole party of between 12 – 16 guests (two prices as below) valid until the end of 2015.
The ‘Pledged in Paradise’ package includes:
• Accommodation in minimum of six rooms (sleeps 12) to eight rooms (16 guests)**
• Welcome poolside Caribbean sunset BBQ with rum punch
• Wedding / ceremony co-ordinator
• Manicures/pedicures/make-up/hair-styling for bride and up to two brides maids
• Bride and groom pre or post ceremony massage
• Bridal bouquet and boutonnieres for whole bridal party
• Transfers to registry (if required)
• Decorated wedding arch plus one floral table arrangement
• Post registry/ceremony wedding breakfast (lunch or dinner) including wine
• Two-tier wedding cake
• Three piece band
• Butler for ceremony and reception and staffing
• Professional wedding photographer (still photography)
• Post wedding champagne breakfast for bride and groom
• A ‘Jolly Roger’ boat cruise with lunch (11 – 3pm) for the whole party
• Day visit to the island’s famous Harrison’s Cave including transfers for the whole party
* Additional charge of US$75 is levied to secure beach wedding setting
** Two additional guest rooms in the separate self-contained Cottage on the grounds allows up to 16 guests in all
Bridal party booking of up to 12 guests in the House is priced at £8,900; or £10,140 for the House plus Cottage for a ‘full house’ capacity of 16 guests. (Accommodation alone is charged at £3,600 / £3,840 for minimum six nights). For an additional £720, a celebration fireworks display can be included as part of the Wedding Breakfast dinner in the evening.
In addition, bridal parties who book the whole House for a minimum of seven nights will be offered the use of Bellevue’s modern three-bedroom sister villa, Coconut House, in Nonsuch Bay, Antigua completely free of rental charges (http://www.coconuthouseantigua.co.uk/).
It is also possible to book Bellevue Plantation House on a single night / daily hire basis (please visit www.bellevuebarbados.co.uk for published rates)***.
*** 50% deposit on booking with final payment due no less than six weeks before start date. T & Cs apply.
Bellevue Plantation House is located in Waterford in the St. Michael Parish in the South East of Barbados and ten minutes from the beach. Set within three acres of private grounds containing a pond and a variety of indigenous tropical vegetation and mahogany trees, the House comprises six guest rooms (four on the upper and two on the lower levels) plus a separate self-contained Cottage with two more guest rooms (eight rooms altogether). There is also a spacious family room with wi-fi, a study, two dining rooms, patios and verandahs for informal dining and cocktails, and a large swimming pool and poolside entertaining area for BBQ evenings and informal meals.
The House is staffed full-time with a housekeeper, gardener and laundress, and a trained chef is available daily on an optional basis for an additional charge (£35 per day). Extra staffing and specialist services including child minders, qualified beauticians and massage therapists, butler service, private car with driver/chauffeur etc. are also available upon request. There is wi-fi as well as ready cable access to the internet, and a DVD player, VCR and TV are all available.
Bellevue was built between 1735 and 1750 and is thus one of the first plantation residences on the island. The original house was constructed in ‘Caribbean Georgian’ style, an expression coined to describe the many tropical adaptations to classic Georgian architecture that is unique to the West Indies. The House was purchased in 2008 by the current owners, British developers Paul Andrews and Simon Briggs, who have sensitively refurbished the House combining informal modern luxury with the grand style and gracious living of a bygone era.
The House is close to the beach and local Holetown with its excellent shopping and dining options and lively nightlife, and an inexpensive and comprehensive bus system offers a novel and appealing way to explore the area. In addition, guests of Bellevue Plantation House are invited to access the facilities and services of the island’s exclusive Apes Hill Golf Club, and separate private beach clubs Aquamarine Radisson and Port St Charles, located ten minutes from the House.
Infused with history, charm and graciousness of a bygone era, Bellevue Barbados offers an unique opportunity to celebrate an intimate wedding or vow renewal ceremony with close family and friends in the secluded privacy of three acres of spectacular grounds.