Overlooking the turquoise waters of Great Bay in the U.S. Virgin Islands, The Ritz-Carlton, St. Thomas is a secluded hideaway on a 30-acre beachfront estate with breathtaking views of the Caribbean Sea and neighboring islands. The resort offers a variety of luxurious amenities including 180 guestrooms and suites; four distinctive ocean-front dining choices; a full-service spa; a 53’ luxury catamaran, the Lady Lynsey; and the newly unveiled acclaimed Jean-Michel Cousteau’s Ambassadors of the Environment. For those visiting by sea, the resort offers moorings, allowing guests to access this ultimate lifestyle destination by sea or air.
The Ritz-Carlton St. Thomas offers the island’s most beautiful and elegant wedding locations. Enjoy a panoramic view of our manicured lawns, infinity pool and the turquoise blue waters of the Caribbean Sea, while the lush hills of St. John in the distance create the perfect backdrop for your wedding.
GO: If you had to describe the property in three words, what would they be?
RCST: Luxurious, Beachfront, Paradise.
GO: Food is such an important element at a wedding; tell me about your menus/culinary team?
RCST: Whether your reception is an intimate dinner or a lavish gathering, we offer a range of cuisines. From hors d’oeuvres and champagne cocktails to food stations and gourmet buffets or formal dinners with plated selections and synchronized service. Your wedding manager along with our executive chef will be happy to assist you in customizing a menu to fit your needs and those of your guests.
In regards to our on property restaurants, savor the selection of the many St. Thomas fine dining options available at The Ritz-Carlton, and prepare your senses for a culinary experience like no other. From casual beach and poolside dining at Sails to exquisite cuts of meat and inventive local seafood creations at Bleuwater, discover the restaurant experiences that await your wedding.We have 4 onsite restaurants.
GO: Service is huge in the destination wedding business; what do you do for couples and their guests that sets you apart from everyone else?
RCST: From the moment he pops the question, The Ritz-Carlton, St. Thomas wedding planners will be with you every step of the way to plan your dream wedding. Our on-property wedding planners will manage vendors, assist in crafting a savory menu, create a stunning décor or orchestrate the personal touches that make your reception truly unique. From welcome baskets to floral centerpieces, let our wedding planners make your day one-of-a-kind.
As you know, weddings are truly personal events, and each bride has a vision of her wedding. We have developed several wedding packages that have proven most popular among brides and their families. Each bride uses a package as a foundation on which to build, and we have provided some of the most requested enhancements with pricing.
The Ritz-Carlton, St. Thomas also only has one wedding on property each morning/evening. When booking our hotel, our couples are ensured that they will be the only wedding on property when they exchange their vows, take photos around the resort and enjoy the company of family and friends at their reception.
GO: Do you have selected areas where a couple can elect to have photos taken?
RCST: This is your wedding and your day. Our entire resort can be used for your wedding photo shoot.
GO: What are some of the amenities/special activities that you offer for a couple planning to have a weekend wedding?
RCST: Let The Ritz-Carlton, St. Thomas event facility transform your celebration into an unforgettable, once-in-a-lifetime extravaganza. With a team of event planners, choose from indoor event space featuring marble floors, vaulted ceilings and stunning views of the Great Bay or an outdoor event venue surrounded by Mediterranean-inspired archways, stucco walls and stone tiles. Your guests will be awed by the fabulous setting, impeccable service and lavish amenities waiting inside our dynamic event facility. We also have three ocean front wedding venues for your ceremony. For those who want a true beach experience, our beautiful white sand beach is the perfect setting with both the bridal party and guests directly on the beach. The Beach Gazebo would allow the bridal party to be located in the gazebo with the guests seated on the beach itself, whereas the Cliffside Gazebo allows the bridal party and guests to be on a three tiered decking overlooking the Caribbean Sea. The Cliffside Gazebo is our most popular location because it is shaded and private. Another feature which is exclusive to The Ritz-Carlton, St. Thomas if our private catamaran, Lady Lynsey. Experience a day of sailing through crystal blue waters and hidden coves aboard Lady Lynsey, the resort’s luxury 53-foot catamaran. Private charter options include an adventurous snorkel excursion exploring beautiful coral reefs, a full-day trip to discover St. John or the British Virgin Islands, a relaxing sunset cocktail cruise or a special wedding celebration or rehearsal dinner. Charters can accommodate up to 49 guests.
GO: Do you have unique guest spaces, where out of town guests can feel like they’re also on vacation?
RCST: Cast as a tropical escape teeming with exotic marine life and endless opportunities to dine, relax and explore, the award-winning beachfront luxury resort features:
180 well-appointed guestrooms, including 55 Club rooms, 19 suites, three Presidential suites and the opulent Ritz-Carlton suite, each with private balconies or terracesFour distinctive oceanfront dining experiences: Bleuwater, Great Bay Lounge, Coconut Cove and Sails
53-foot luxury catamaran, Lady Lynsey, available for day sails, sunset cruises and private charters
The Ritz-Carlton Spa featuring 11 luxurious treatment rooms and a seaside cabana
Today, the picturesque white beaches, idyllic climate, rich history and natural beauty of St. Thomas brings visitors from around the world to explore its exciting attractions. From ample fine dining and duty-free shopping, to the plethora of active outdoor adventures the tropical playground of St. Thomas offers tourists the finest life has to offer and a host of things to do while staying on the island.
Easy access to the splendid Blue Flag beach of Great Bay and Coconut Cove beach
Comprehensive Aquatic Center featuring numerous non-motorized water activities: Hobie Cats, Kayaks, Paddle Boats, Snorkeling Equipment & Windsurfing
GO: What is the first thing a couple should do if they are interested in having a destination wedding at your property?
RCST: Contact Andy Cisick at (340) 715-9037 or firstname.lastname@example.org to start planning your dream wedding
The Ritz-Carlton St. Thomas
6900 Great Bay
St. Thomas, USVI 00802