We have done over 70 weddings at Hard Rock Punta Cana and we will never get tired of saying this: this is the most specialized resort in organizing weddings and events in the DR and we love it!
Is Hard Rock a good resort for Destination Weddings?
Like I just said, yes. They are one of the biggest resorts in the area and they have a lot of weddings every month not only because they can hold large groups but also because they have become experts when it comes to wedding planning.
Not that the rest of the resorts are bad in any way! We just really like it how they take it to the next level.
Their wedding planners have a lot of experience and have a great eye for details which is important since the resort itself is so big that anyone could get a little disoriented. The staff goes above and beyond to put dream weddings together for every bride and obviously, the grounds and structure allow for the most extravagant destination weddings we have ever seen.
What type of Beach Wedding is good for this resort?
If you would like an intimate and small family gathering you might not be too comfortable at the Hard Rock Resort because the place is massive and it has a lot of activities for every age so people will be all over the place.
If you have just close family and a couple of friends you might want to choose a quieter and more relaxed resort where you can share most of the activities and meals with your loved ones.
But if you have a big group that you think will enjoy the casino, ORO nightclub, a number of pools and pool parties, live music a lot of choices of restaurants and all the rest of activities then this is the right place for your beach wedding. Your guests will never get bored here!
Hard Rock Wedding Locations: Gazebo Piano
Nadine and Nader had a lot of guests for their wedding that came from all over the world since their families are from Egypt and Lebanon. They chose to get married at Gazebo Piano, one of the many options the resort offers. This was a great choice considering the fact that it can prevent you and your guests to get wet on a rainy day and it can cover you from the strong Punta Cana sun. The best part is the photos look great!
Nobody is squinting or sweating (at least not as much!) and you will feel comfortable wearing a big gown (and heels!) since you won’t have to walk in the sand for your big entrance.
Benefits of an Indoor Reception at Hard Rock
Like I mentioned earlier, the heat. You will avoid it completely. But for us, the best thing about having an indoor reception in this resort is that they can be magnificent, stunning and materialize your wildest dreams about your wedding.
The resort has a big infrastructure to make almost anything happen, and they do an amazing job. Lights, candles, centerpieces, flowers you name it I am pretty sure you will have it.
It is also really comfortable and worry-free because you avoid any issues like rain, wind, mosquitoes, etc.
So before you make up your mind, just have a look at this wonderful wedding and see what we are talking about!
Resort: Hard Rock Punta Cana
Onsite Planner: Melina Valdez
Event Planner / Travel Professional: Suha Pressey from Weddings Romantique
Ceremony Location: Gazebo Piano
Reception Location: Fillmore Ballrooms
Photographer & Videographer: Punta Cana Photographer