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The Crane

Looking for a destination wedding package in Barbados. Set on Barbados’ world-famous Crane Beach – named "one of the Ten Best Beaches in the World" by Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous – The Crane is the Caribbeans first resort hotel. First opened in 1887 and now fully restored and expanded, this truly unique property combines old-world charm and incredible natural beauty with a romantic sense of seclusion.

The Crane goes beyond the typical Caribbean wedding packages, and offers unparalleled service and spacious, luxurious accommodation including private pools, gardens, and rooftop terraces. This is combined with award-winning cuisine, duty free retail shopping, and close proximity to the airport. There is also complimentary WiFi in all guest rooms and around the resort - even on the beach - and complimentary long-distance calls to most international destinations.

The Crane Residential Resort is a place of stunning beauty, the perfect choice for your Barbados wedding.

Once you gaze out over the sparkling waters of Crane Beach at the never-ending vista of blues, it becomes obvious why Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous declared Crane Beach "One of the 10 Best Beaches in the World".
 
Other accolades:
 •“Top 50 Places to Go Before You Die”...BBC’s Holiday Program
 •“Top 25 Sexiest Beaches in the World”…The Travel Channel
 
For centuries, Crane Beach has been sought by both locals and visitors for its natural beauty and serenity. Pink, powder soft sand graces your feet, a lush coconut grove sways in the tropical breeze and a golden Caribbean sun help to make this the ultimate paradise – then there is the swimming.

Accessible by a staircase or a glass-front beach elevator (the only one of its kind in the Eastern Caribbean) and protected by a natural coral reef, Crane Beach boasts one of the best swimming venues on the island of Barbados. Besides being safe and having a gentle descent from shallow to deep, it's also soft on your feet as there are no sea urchins, stones or coral underneath.

Crane beach’s playful waves are perfect for boogie boarding and body surfing.

Beach Services
 
•The glass elevator down to the beach makes Crane Beach accessible to less agile guests
•The Beach Hut provides umbrellas, sun loungers and replacement towels complimentary to all hotel  guests
•Beverages and light meals may be purchased and charged to rooms from the Beach Hut
•There is 24hr security on Crane Beach and regular police patrols – note that for security purposes, the elevator and stairs are locked at sundown
•Since Crane Beach is a public beach, a lifeguard is provided by the Barbados Government – note that the station is not manned daily and swimmers should exercise caution at all times
•Beach users are advised to avoid swimming when the red flag is flying
•Boogie boards are NOT rented by the hotel

Residences By The Sea
The superb suites in the “private residences” at The Crane, the first of which opened in 2001, offer guests a new standard in luxury oceanfront accommodation. You can inhale the original atmosphere of The Crane while appreciating spectacular ocean views. Here, charm and comfort is everything.

Extremely spacious, these oceanfront residences, feature hardwood or stone floors, 12’ ceilings, authentic Barbadian furnishings and décor, and in most cases private ocean view pools. Also included are fully equipped kitchens or kitchenettes, perfect for dining in or for entertaining al fresco on spacious terraces.

All room categories feature an iron and ironing board, hair dryer and razor point, safety deposit box, direct dial telephone with free calls to most international destinations and free WiFi and dataport access.
 
Other room categories:
 •Junior Garden View
 •One Bedroom Ocean View
 •One Bedroom Ocean View with Plunge Pool
 •One Bedroom Ocean View with 28’ Pool
 •Two Bedroom Ocean View with Plunge Pool
 •Two Bedroom Ocean View with 28’ Pool
 •Two Bedroom Ocean View Penthouse
 •Three Bedroom Ocean View Penthouse

Residences In The Park

 

Gardens. Gazebos. A discretely private indoor-outdoor life.

Located in the Park, these residences feature all that is glorious about The Crane with an added unique spirit. Guests can choose from ground floor rooms equipped with private gardens, dining gazebos and outdoor jacuzzis, or a penthouse with a completely private sundeck with rooftop pool, BBQ and bar.

All room categories feature fully equipped kitchens, washer dryers, large balconies, an iron and ironing board, hair dryer and razor point, safety deposit box, direct dial telephone with free calls to most international destinations and free WiFi and dataport access.

Suite Categories

  • One Bedroom Standard Suite
  • One Bedroom Deluxe Suite
  • One Bedroom Standard Suite with Garden Pool
  • One Bedroom Standard Penthouse with Pool
  • One Bedroom Deluxe Penthouse with Pool
  • Two Bedroom Deluxe Suite with Garden Pool

Dining

Zen

Style: Fine Dining – Japanese/Thai
 
Awards: Zagat rated # 1 for food in Barbados – 2009 and 2010
 
Experience the world of Zen...a restaurant that offers authentic Japanese and Thai delicacies in a magnificent setting on Barbados’ southeast coast. Zen's sophisticated, Asian-inspired architecture and interior decor complement its dramatic setting, complete with an all-glass frontage offering spectacular views of Crane Beach.

The centerpiece of the restaurant is a 12-person sushi bar overlooking the sea 50 feet below, where sushi chefs prepare delicious, exotic fare as you relax, chat and enjoy the amazing view.

Private booths, designed in traditional Japanese style, and a large Tatami room with a recessed floor, provide an option for parties from 4-14 to dine in privacy.

Dress code: Elegant (note that shoes must be removed if dining in the Tatami room)


L'Azure

Style: Fine Dining – International/Caribbean
 
Awards: Zagat rated # 1 for decor in Barbados – 2009; 2 Silver Awards at the Barbados Hotel and Dining Festival; Gold Award for Light Cuisine by À La Carte Magazine
 
Famous for its fresh seafood and panoramic sea views for over a century, L'Azure restaurant at The Crane serves up a tempting range of classic and Caribbean delicacies.

From soup to seafood and mouth-watering desserts, L’Azure maintains its long-held reputation for elegant dining. The atmosphere speaks of elegance and beauty as patrons sit inside or on the balcony.
 
There is a wonderful Sunday breakfast with live Caribbean gospel music in the morning and a traditional Barbadian Sunday buffet lunch.  The 2009 Zagat review describes the gospel breakfast as "Heaven on Earth" and praises the "simply breathtaking views of gorgeous Crane Beach."Dress code: Elegantly casual (no swimwear)

D’Onofrio’s Trattoria
Style: Casual Family Dining – Southern Italian
 
Nestled at the heart of charming Crane Village, D’Onofrio’s serves up the finest authentic southern Italian fare. Classic dishes are inspired by the simple flavors and Old World traditions of Italy but done to modern standards of taste and excellence.

With a wide choice of pizzas and pastas and its casual atmosphere, D’Onofrio’s is perfect for families with younger children.

Dress code: Casual (no swimwear)

The Carriage House
Style: Casual Poolside Dining – Bar & Grill
 
The Carriage House was once the official stable of the historic "Crane Beach Hotel" over 100 years ago.   In keeping with the continued expansion and development it has been transformed into a modern day poolside bar and grill, serving up a variety of light grilled items and tropical cocktails in or out of the shade.

The “ruins”, as the Carriage House is often referred to, still maintains remnants of its architectural past and rich history, in keeping with the overall style of the resort where modern amenities are melded with old world charm.

Dress code: Casual/swimwear

The Coconut Grove Beach Bar & Grill
 Style: Casual Beachside Dining – Bar & Grill
 
Nestled within the natural grove of the spectacular Crane Beach, this popular spot among guests offers an authentic casual Barbadian dining experience.
 
A stone's throw away from one's lounge chair awaits signature burgers, koftas, barbecued chicken and other beachside favorites.
 
Dress code: Casual/swimwear

Spa and Wellness

Relax, Refresh, Renew…
 
Our Spa Philosophy
 
At The Crane’s Serenity Spa we have adopted a holistic approach to Wellness, with the well-being of the individual in mind. Attentive service and professional staff ensure our clients’ exercise, nutrition, relaxation and self-awareness goals are accomplished.

The team at Serenity Spa is dedicated to service excellence and strives continually to exceed guest expectations. With our clients in mind, we have created an all-encompassing spa care experience that relaxes, refreshes and renews in a serene, comfortable and welcoming environment.

The spa is located within the  Historic Hotel and features four treatment rooms. Our spa menu includes a wide variety of massages, facials, body treatments, manicures and pedicures using our signature organic line.

Weddings

Here are a just a few of the reasons to consider The Crane for your wedding in Barbados:

  • Location, location, location: the resort sits on 40 acres overlooking one of the “Top Ten Beaches in the World,” which makes for beautiful wedding memories… and photography.
  • It’s easy to get married here! The country’s legal requirements make it straightforward to get married in Barbados and The Crane offers you a hassle-free resort wedding.
  • It’s a “weddingmoon”… enjoy both your wedding and honeymoon in a lovely destination and an affordably luxurious resort.

The choice is entirely yours at The Crane. Start with one of our wedding packages and work with our Event Coordinator to ensure that your day is as spectacular as you can imagine.

Crystal Wedding Package US$900

  • Transportation to Licensing Office
  • Government License Fees
  • Marriage License
  • Services of a Religious Minister
  • Services of an Event Coordinator
  • 1 Commemorative 5x7 Photo from Colorbox

For pricing, availability or information on this package please complete the "Contact Us" form.

Pearl Wedding Package US$1,300

  • Crystal Wedding Package plus
  • Decorated Wedding Arch
  • Turndown Service
  • 10% Discount on 1 Serenity Spa Treatment for the Bride & Groom
  • Tropical Bridal Bouquet
  • Groom's Boutonniere
  • 1 Bottle of Toasting Wine for Bride and Groom
  • Single Tier Wedding Cake

For pricing, availability or information on this package please complete the "Contact Us" form.

Diamond Wedding Package US$1,850

  • Pearl Wedding Package plus
  • Bride's hair style and makeup on wedding day
  • 1 Couples' Aromatherapy Massage
  • Champagne Breakfast for two on the morning after the wedding

For pricing, availability or information on this package please complete the "Contact Us" form.

Wedding Ceremony Rehearsal US$150

  • Services of a Wedding Coordinator
  • Services of a Licensed Minister

Whether you have been married for a short while or have shared a lifetime together, our Wedding Vow Packages can help you to relive the memories of that special day, or provide you with the wedding you have always dreamt of.

Amethyst Marriage Vow Renewal US$600

  • Services of a Wedding Coordinator
  • Services of a Licensed Minister
  • Vow Renewal Certificate
  • Decorated Flower Arch

Sapphire Marriage Vow Renewal US$1,100

  • Services of a Wedding Coordinator
  • Services of a Licensed Minister
  • Vow Renewal Certificate
  • Tropical Bridal Bouquet
  • Gentleman's Boutonniere
  • Toasting Wine (1 bottle)
  • Wedding Cake
  • Decorated Flower Arch

Please note prices are subject to change

Wedding and reception Venues in Barbados

An intimate wedding on a soft pink sand beach, or a tropical garden wedding?
 
Wedding ceremonies at The Crane are generally held outdoors to take advantage of the spectacular views of the resort and coast of Barbados. Depending on the size of your group, your wedding ceremony may be accommodated at any of our three locations. 


 •The Beach Wedding
Crane Beach is a stunning stretch of pink sand beach which has been voted “one of the top ten beaches in the world” by Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous, and one of the top sexiest beaches in the world on the Travel Channel.  Maximum 20 persons.


•The Historic Wedding Garden
Located adjacent to the original Marine Villa, which dates back to 1790, The Historic Wedding Garden overlooks the cliffs and offers an amazing view of the ocean.  Maximum 150 persons.


 •The Cliff Pool Wedding Garden
With a surrounding backdrop of four waterfall infinity edge pools, the historic Crane hotel offers a panoramic ocean view; and the Cliff Pool Wedding Garden is absolutely breathtaking.  Maximum 150 persons.

Receptions can be accommodated in various locations, depending on the size and type of reception required.  At The Crane, we also extend the use of our restaurants as a shared venue for small groups, but also offer the below private banquet rooms, as well as open air facilities which are suitable for cocktail events.


 •The Pavilion Room
The Pavilion Room features coral stone walls, a high ceiling, adjustable lighting, air conditioning, ceiling fans and partial ocean view.  This room offers tradition, privacy and convenience in a classic and relaxed atmosphere.


 •The Town Hall
A combination of three adjoining rooms (Carrington, Windsor and Belleplaine) situated on the 2nd floor, overlooking traditionally designed Crane Village with cobblestone walkways and outdoor dining.  These rooms also feature coral stone walls, chandelier lighting, air conditioning and ceiling fans.  Rooms can be booked individually or can be combined according to your numbers and special requests.


 •L’Azure Restaurant
Enjoy spectacular views over Crane Beach. L’Azure is The Crane’s main dining room. Suitable for groups of up to 15 persons and conveniently located, L’Azure captures the morning sunrise and the rejuvenating breezes of the day.


 •Zen
A sophisticated, intimate restaurant offering authentic Thai and Japanese cuisine, a Grand Tatami Room seating up to 14 for group dinners, individual private dining rooms and a unique sushi bar with amazing ocean views.  For private lunch events, Zen can accommodate up to 65 persons excluding the Grand Tatami Room.

•The Carriage House Bar & Restaurant
Originally the stables of “Crane Beach Hotel” over 100 years ago, this area has been carefully restored; and is situated in the historic ruins offering stunning views.  This facility overlooks four waterfall infinity edge pools, with a panoramic ocean view and a koi pond with a waterfall backdrop.


 •Alfresco Spa Pool
Originally the cottage of the Crane’s Marine Villa, restored with coral stone walls, this open air venue features a picturesque view with surrounding windows overlooking the ocean, waterfall koi pond and cascading waterfall pools. This beautiful venue is ideal for cocktail events of 60 persons. 
 
We also offer a range of other services that may be added to your arrangements to create your dream wedding.

For pricing, availability or information on The Crane complete the "Contact Us" form.


Honeymoons

The Crane offers the ideal accommodation and naturally beautiful setting for an idyllic honeymoon. Our special welcome for honeymooners includes fresh flowers in-suite and a chilled bottle of wine on arrival.

Honeymoon Package - US$240 plus accommodation which includes:

  • Crane Welcome
  • Chilled Bottle of Wine and Fresh Flowers
  • A Romantic In-room Breakfast
  • Catamaran Cruise

Please note prices are subject to change

For pricing, availability or information on this package please complete the "Contact Us" form.


Additional Info

Requirements for Religious Ceremonies:

  • Valid passports or original or certified copies of the applicants’ birth certificates.
  • If either party is widowed, a certified copy of the marriage certificate and death certificate of the deceased spouse will be required.
  • If either party is divorced, an original Decree Absolute (not the Decree Nisi) is required. If the Decree Absolute is in a language other than English, it must be accompanied by a certified translation.
  • Application for a marriage license must be made by the bride and groom in person at the Ministry of Home Affairs, 5th Floor, General Post Office Building, Cheapside, Bridgetown, Barbados.
    • The Crane includes transportation to this office in its wedding packages.
  • If neither the bride not the groom is a citizen or resident of Barbados, proof of return to home country will be required.
  • N.B: We suggest that you clearly state the legal marriage requirements of your nationality in the event that any other documentation is required.

Requirements for Civil Ceremonies:

  • Should you decide to have a civil ceremony, you will be required to visit the Magistrates Court during the licensing process.
    • Please note that a strict dress code is in enforced – no sleeveless shirts nor flip flops are allowed.
  • Please note all prices are subject to change.

For pricing, availability or information on this package please complete the "Contact Us" form.


 
   
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