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One-day special events, such as weddings, with no villa rental are welcomed at Silent Waters Villa, but are limited to Saturday or Sunday in low season. All special events are subject to a $3,000 facility rental fee. A set-up fee of $12 per person ($600 minimum) for the use of linens, tables, chairs and serving stations will apply.
Warm greetings to you from the tropical paradise of Montego Bay, Jamaica! We are delighted to introduce you to the wedding services provided by Silent Waters Villa. Whatever you envision, we will custom-design the entire experience, adding those special touches to make your wedding day a truly personal, memorable event.
Silent Waters Villa is one of the most glamorous private homes in the Caribbean. It is distinguished by world-class architecture and design, breathtaking location, and exquisite accommodations and service. The owners desired a destination that would accommodate affluent clientele while providing the highest level of privacy, intimacy and security - for their guests as well as for themselves. Twelve buildings are carefully positioned on 16.5 acres of the most lavish gardens, tranquil ponds and breathtaking views. Five villa suites are each positioned in such a way as to prevent seeing the other villas. Each suite has its own sundeck, sitting room, bathroom, wet bar, telephone, TV, radio, etc. and is heavily (and exotically) landscaped to provide an atmosphere of the utmost privacy and beauty.
For the ultimate in privacy and luxury, the Owner's Villa was designed with every detail in mind to run smoothly and independently of the remaining property. In addition to a breathtaking 330 degree view of Montego Bay, the ocean and the mountains, the Owner's Villa has its own infinity-edge swimming pool, dining room, kitchen, bedroom, large dual indoor/outdoor shower, waterfall, sundeck and elegant glass dining table for intimate dinners. The privacy gate located at the bottom of the beautifully landscaped walkway up to the Owner's Villa provides guests staying in this villa complete privacy. Staff is aware that when the gate is closed, they must not disturb the guests. As independent and self-sufficient as the Owner's Villa is, it is never rented to parties other than the same group renting the balance of the villa property.
When considering booking your accommodations, please note that the rate structure is based on a minimum 1-5 villa weekly rental rate of $16,240 / $21,910 during low and high season, respectively. We do accept a minimum 2 night booking in low season and minimum 4 night booking in high season (excluding holiday weeks) in which case weekly rates are prorated. All special events held at Silent Waters Villa are subject to a $3,000 ($3,300 including Jamaican Government Consumption Tax) facility rental fee. This fee will be waived for guests satisfying a minimum rental requirement of $16,240 in low season or $21,910 in high season.
If planning only a simple ceremony, our staff will guide and assist you with the requirements for getting married in Jamaica, as well as provide you with contact numbers for ease in making your wedding arrangements. If you are planning a larger wedding, we will put you in contact with a Jamaican wedding coordinator who you will find indispensable in helping you create your dream wedding.
Silent Waters Villa provides lovely linen selections, gorgeous matching flatware and stemware, professional hors d'oeuvres stations, generous commercial kitchen, 2 on-site chefs and staff of 14 to serve you and your guests on your special day.
To further compliment your special day, Balinese lanterns with candles are placed on each stepping stone located in the Olympic size swimming pool. Additional fixtures and candleholders may be rented from one of our preferred local florists.
Jamaica is a developing nation of over 2.7 million people. Facilities for tourists are widely available. International airports are located both in the capital of Kingston and in Montego Bay.
Citizens of the United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Japan, Australia, Germany, Ireland and France will need a valid passport and a return or onward ticket. As passport and visa requirements may change at short notice, travellers are advised to check their entry requirements with their embassy or consulate prior to travel.
Visitors can return home after a 48-hour visit with up to USD $800 of duty-free purchases. Visitors are allowed to bring back 200 cigarettes, 100 cigars and 1 liter of an alcoholic beverage. Visitors can mail to themselves in the US up to $200 worth of goods per day, as long as the package is marked "For Personal Use." They may mail to friends and family up to USD 100 worth of goods per day. Alcohol, tobacco products and perfumes may not be mailed.
With a 48-hour or more absence from Canada, visitors may claim a C $800 exemption. Visitors may include some tobacco products and alcohol, however, a partial exemption may apply to cigarettes, tobacco products and manufactured tobacco. Exemptions cannot be pooled with other travelers in your party. Visitors may claim a C $800 exemption after seven days absence.
UK travelers have the following exemption: 200 cigarettes, 50 cigars and 1 liter of spirits for visitors age 17, and all other goods up to £ 390 value.
To be legally married in Jamaica the following information applies:
Waiting Period – Provided that you have applied for and have been granted a marriage license by the Ministry of National Security, a couple can be married just 24 hours after arriving on the island; otherwise couple must be in Jamaica at least 48 hours (2 business days) to qualify for the granting of a marriage license.
Required Documents – Send to the marriage officer in advance a certified copy of your birth certificate (one with a raised seal), which includes your father’s name. Parent’s written consent, if one of you is under 18. Proof of divorce (if applicable). Either a certified copy or original Certificate of Divorce is required. Copy of Death Certificate for widow or widower. If paperwork is not in English, a notarized translated copy of all documents and photocopy of the original document is needed.
Blood Test – No blood test is required.
Marriage Ceremony – The marriage must be performed before 6:00 PM and two witnesses must be present at the ceremony and for the signing of the marriage certificate.
Marriage Officer - We can arrange for a marriage officer depending on your religious affiliation. Please advise, should you require a rehearsal with the marriage officer.
At Silent Waters Villa, our experienced property manager is there to assist you every step of the way with all your wedding arrangements, from obtaining your marriage license and performance of the ceremony to transportation. Getting married on the island is a frequent occurrence in Jamaica and should be a dream come true, so rely on us to help plan your special day.