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Wedding venues

After having completed the formal joining to become husband and wife at your parish church, the next step of the wedding reception marks the full stop of the day’s celebration.

What kind of ethos are you looking for? Luxurious? Natural and open air? The venue of choice and its setting takes into consideration the comfort and enjoyment of bride, groom, and guests alike.

The Catholic News highlights three venues in both Trinidad and the sister isle Tobago, which will fulfil your wedding reception requirements.


Merci Buccoo, Tobago 

This beautiful, secluded, beachfront hotel and events venue boasts luxurious accommodations for your wedding guests and reception. The basic package begins at TT$13,000.

Premium packages include access from the day before until midnight:

  • TT$16,500 —24-hour use of the hotel, a bridal prep room and one suite. Over 80 persons can be accommodated
  • TT$17,000 — 24-hour use of the hotel, 1 suite and a honeymoon suite. Over 80 persons
  • TT$19,500 —24-hour use of the hotel and three suites. Over 80 persons can be accommodated
  • TT$20,000 —24-hour use of the hotel, two suites and the honeymoon suite. Over 80 persons can be accommodated.

You can call 346-6201/347-5013


Sugar Pond

If you prefer a space steeped in history and nature, then Sugar Pond is the setting for you, with both indoor and outdoor accommodation.

  • Indoor seating capacity – 50 persons in one sitting
  • Outdoor space ideal for pictures and alfresco dining with the seating capacity for 125
  • Nestled in the Usine, Ste Madeleine housing camp on the edge of the Golf Course, surrounded by natural flora of trees and flowers with beautiful birds
  • Easy access from Naparima Mayaro Road. Three minute drive off the main road, behind the former Usine Ste Madeleine Staff Club
  • Full catering, waiting and bar service. Customised menus based on budget. Per person price includes full menu of appetizer, entrée, and dessert. Bar services, venue rental
  • Modern and stylish overnight accommodation available, inclusive of breakfast for two
  • Ideal for small or intimate weddings
  • Setting complemented by friendly and professional staff

Contact Sugar Pond at 466-1982.


Picoplat Home, St Joseph

Perhaps a luxe Caribbean vibe may better fit the ambiance you are looking for. Picoplat Home, in the hills of the nation’s first capital St Joseph, has lush garden spaces, a secret garden with airy, terraced decks including a well-lit dancing floor and dining areas, a plunge pool which is lit at night, and a rainforest pool shower under a Samaan tree.

The deluxe indoor dining area is decorated with Caribbean antiques and art. Perfect for the more intimate wedding reception, wedding and event packages cater for micro-weddings (up to 30 people). Also available is a honeymoon suite, and separate rooms for bride and groom prep.

Also offered:

  • Picoplat Home Vintage Caribbean Design Services and prop rentals
  • Tent and chair rentals
  • Security detail add-on and valet parking
  • Gift packages from Scents of Tobago for wedding and party favours and bridal party gifts

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