You can totally have your artsy, eco-friendly, vegan, destination wedding of your dreams with Jamaica's Hummingbird Hall

By on Aug. 16th

Those bridesmaids may look so determined because whomever catches the bouquet is next in line for having a wedding at Hummingbird Hall.

Hummingbird Hall is also featured in our Offbeat Vendors guide!

Break out your bathing suits and your sunnies, because we are going to take a tour of one HOT wedding venue. Offbeat sponsor Hummingbird Hall is a gorgeous mansion located on a 4,000-acre estate complete with historic ruins, a waterfall, private beach, botanical gardens, and panoramic ocean and mountain views located in Montego Bay, Jamaica. The great thing about Hummingbird Hall is that, unlike most all-inclusive destination wedding venues, they aren't against you doing your own thing! If you've even been playing with the idea of a destination wedding, keep reading to see how Hummingbird Hall could be the key to your offbeat Caribbean wedding!

OMG chairs with their ribbon veils blowing in the island breeze! I love it.

Based on its history, Hummingbird Hall is perfect for you artsy types. The Hall started life as the retreat of a novelist, and hosted countless artist and writers' retreats before opening as a wedding venue. In fact, the Hall teams with such an impressive collection of Jamaican art collected from that retreat period that you and your guests will get an awesome artshow alongside a wedding.

These are some of the coolest centerpieces I've ever seen — floating clouds raining paper cranes.

And, true to Hummingbird Hall's artistic roots, each wedding at the Hall is custom designed, from the centerpieces (zomg, the ones pictured above!), to the cake, to the decor of the Hall itself, by a team of Jamaican artists and artisans. This means that your destination wedding doesn't need to be toothless just because you want to have a tropical wedding. Your Jamaican wedding can be as fun and funky as you want it to be! (Take it from someone who struggled to plan an offbeat island destination wedding — not being forced to do traditional wedding packages and decor is a rare and wonderful thing.)

Your reception dinner could be grown here!

Hummingbird Hall is also eco-conscious and supports the local community. Much of their food is grown on property (and locally) and they regularly sponsor literacy efforts in the community and support local children's homes. So you get a total two-fer: a kick-ass wedding, and the knowledge that you're actively supporting the local economy with your wedding budget.

Just promise to save me a seat at your wedding, okay?

There are so many other reasons Hummingbird Hall is calling (live streaming for guests who can't be there, kid-friendly entertainment options, and live chat help online) that you have to head over to their website to dive in to all the tropical goodness, before you can LITERALLY dive into the tropical goodness at your Jamaican wedding!