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Reception
$1,500 starting price
Ceremony
$500 starting price

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About

Excellence El Carmen is an all-inclusive luxury hotel wedding venue located in Punta Cana, Dominican Republic. The adults-only property is settled on a white sand beach and is a gorgeous location where you can make your wedding dreams come true. The tropical vibe of the venue comes through in both the atmosphere and decor. They are pleased to host any couple at their wedding venue, inviting them to come and enjoy the island life.

Facilities and Capacity
You and up to 120 of your loved ones will be able to celebrate your wedding day either inside or outside in a covered or uncovered setting. Excellence El Carmen is available for your engagement party, bridal shower, and rehearsal dinner in addition to your wedding ceremony and reception. The hotel has 23 swimming pools and a world-class spa with immaculate landscaping as well as modern yet tropical architecture. The property has liability insurance to give you peace of mind and offers get-ready rooms for the wedding party. There is also on-site parking, shuttle, and valet services, as well as wheelchair accessibility for you and your guests.

Services Offered
After couples book their wedding at Excellence El Carmen, they’ll be able to work with the facility’s event planner. On the day of your wedding, the staff members will set up and clean up your event so you won’t have any extra stress. They also offer clients event items as well as lighting and sound equipment. The property also can supply your wedding cake, a sparkling wine toast, and other food and beverage items such as:

  • Barware
  • China
  • Chocolate fountain
  • Flatware
  • Glassware
  • Linens


Accommodations
The 5-star hotel features lavish suites for you and your guests to relax in. Excellence El Carmen has eight different suite types that give you a range of options to choose from such as ocean views, a private plunge pool, or a beach-front location. Their services include twice-a-day maid services, room service around the clock, complimentary WiFi, and more.

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Frequently asked questions

Do you have a site fee for wedding receptions at your venue?

No

What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during peak season?

$1,500

Do you have a site fee for wedding ceremonies at your venue?

No

What is the starting site fee for wedding ceremonies during peak season?

$500

How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?

8

Describe your venue:

Banquet Hall
Beach
Restaurant

What kind of settings are available?

Indoor
Covered Outdoor
Uncovered Outdoor

Which of the following wedding events does your venue service?

Ceremony
Reception
Bridal Shower
Engagement Party
Rehearsal Dinner

What event services do you offer?

Accommodations
Clean Up
Event Planner
Event Rentals
Get Ready Rooms
Liability Insurance

What food and beverage items are available?

Barware
China
Chocolate Fountain
Flatware
Glassware
Linens

What transportation and access is available?

Parking
Shuttle
Valet
Wheelchair Access
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4.8 out of 5 rating
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96% Recommended by couples

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Cheyenne L. Sent on 10/10/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Honeymoon Destination

This was the first time my husband an I had visited an all inclusive resort. We stayed at Excellence El Carmen from 08/28 - 09/04. Their facility is beautiful and their staff is excellent. We have already decided that we want to return as soon as possible.
Lauren
Lauren B. Sent on 12/13/2019
5 out of 5 rating

Beach Fairytale Wedding

The wedding coordinators were very helpful in getting things planned via email, prior to us arriving. We met with them the morning after we arrived to finalize all our selections. It was like meeting members of our new family-they were so sweet and assuring. There were a couple changes to the dance floor we wanted, but no big deal. They also suggested changing our reception from the beach to the beachfront rooftop lounge which was gorgeous. Unfortunately, there was a chance for rain the day of, so we had to move inside to the ballroom, but this was fortuitous because it was so humid and the mosquitoes were very bad. I had a private suite in the spa to get ready with my sisters and mother. We had hair and makeup done, which turned out beautifully. I felt so gorgeous! They really know how to give you and entrance and it was so emotional to see all our friends and family, and my future husband's surprised look as I approached him. The ceremony was short but sweet and we finished with photos on the beach before the reception, while guests enjoy the Cielo Bar directly behind the wedding gazebo. We got some really nice photos from the on site photographer, Seasons Photo Studio. At the reception, the DJ asked us what type of music we wanted him to play but he already had a good idea of what we were looking for based on our song list for our entrance, first dance and cake cutting. He did an great job and everyone enjoyed the music. We danced our butts off the whole night! It was a little warm in the room, but it was much more comfortable than it would have been outside. We had a huge selection of food, which was very good. We decided on a buffet because it gave our guests more choices, vs choosing plated dinners, which was only one choice for everyone. The cake was beautiful and delicious! Initially I thought we could only have vanilla or chocolate but they asked if we wanted anything inside, so I chose strawberries, and I loved it (even though I don't normally like cake!) Our wedding was more beautiful, fun, and stress free than I could have ever imagined!
For the price, there were only a couple things that we purchased because we had the Gold wedding package complimentary (due to the number of guests who attended), which included many of the things you normally pay a la carte for. We paid $1200 for the DJ and $750 for the dance floor. Photos were $650 but we only asked for 2 hours and it included 40 photos. They stayed longer than 2 hours, and I was getting tired of posing at that point so luckily it wasn't too much longer.

I highly recommend a destination wedding at Excellence El Carmen. The resort is gorgeous and our guests told us it was so relaxing and the best wedding they've ever been to!
Kristen
Kristen I. Sent on 06/10/2022
4.4 out of 5 rating

Amazing !!

Wedding planners switched half way through and the wedding coordinator I dealt with from el Carmen was very non responsive for a while, which obviously would make any bride nervous. But at the end of the day, she did a wonderful job and my wedding was beautiful ! Also, all of my guests had a phenomenal time. Would definitely do this again
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Hannah & Michael
88 photos · 11/17/2023
Courtney & Ryan
67 photos · 10/31/2022
Kimmah & Markeith
56 photos · 10/22/2022
VICTORIA CREAMER & ERIK EBERHADRT
52 photos · 09/03/2022
Samantha & Rick
191 photos · 07/20/2019
Annie & Rodney
100 photos · 11/09/2018

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Excellence El Carmen frequently asked questions

The space offered by Excellence El Carmen for wedding events is known for:
  • Banquet Hall
  • Beach
  • Restaurant
Excellence El Carmen offers the following indoor/outdoor options for weddings:
  • Indoor
  • Covered Outdoor
  • Uncovered Outdoor
Excellence El Carmen offers the following types of wedding events:
  • Ceremony
  • Reception
  • Bridal Shower
  • Engagement Party
  • Rehearsal Dinner
Excellence El Carmen offers the following services for wedding events:
  • Accommodations
  • Clean Up
  • Event Planner
  • Event Rentals
  • Get Ready Rooms
  • Liability Insurance
Excellence El Carmen is recommended by 96% of couples who have used their services. Their overall rating is 4.8 out of 5 with the following breakdown: 5 in quality of service, 5 in flexibility, 5 in professionalism, 5 in value and 4 in average response time.

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