With the wedding planning process being a sizeable undertaking in the best of circumstances, more couples are opting for all-inclusive weddings at incredible resorts around the world. At Aruba Marriott Resort & Stellaris Casino, a dedicated team of wedding experts in at the ready with all-inclusive wedding experiences that may be customized to bring a couple’s wedding vision to life. An intimate destination wedding in Aruba is always a great idea, but this expansive property is certainly prepped to handle even the most lavish weddings with extensive guest lists. Abigail van der Linden, Sales Manager at Aruba Marriott Resort & Stellaris Casino, gives us more details about what couples can look forward to with an all-inclusive wedding in Aruba.

GO: If you had to describe the property in three words, what would they be? What makes the property special?

A: Our friendly staff at the hotel, excited to help you plan your dream wedding. The hotel also features the largest balconies on the island and endless dining options at the resort's ten restaurants, bars, and lounges.

GO: How far in advance does a couple need to reserve a wedding date?

A: Usually, the booking window is a year in advance. Since we do one wedding a day, it is important to book your desired wedding date as soon as you know your wedding date.

GO: Are onsite wedding planners available for the wedding process?

A: Yes, when you have your wedding at Aruba Marriott Resort & Stellaris Casino, you can take advantage of all of the amazing services the venue has to offer. With all-inclusive packages, you can get practically everything you need for an easy, stress-free experience from start to finish. From the planning phases through to the last days of your honeymoon, this venue can be there to make it all amazing. Some of the specific event services that are available at Aruba Marriott Resort & Stellaris Casino include but are not limited to:

- Accommodations

- Bar services

- Catering services

- Event planning

- Outside vendors allowed

- Setup

- Wireless internet

GO: Are accommodations and buyouts available? What is the capacity limit?

A: We can offer wedding group rates; the hotel does not offer buyouts.

GO: What spaces are available for ceremonies and receptions?

A: There are several indoor and outdoor options that can be used for your festivities. Whether you’re dreaming of a beachfront wedding, a poolside reception, or an elegant ballroom dinner, this venue has everything you need to make it happen. No matter your choice, Aruba Marriott Resort & Stellaris Casino offers amenities, entertainment, and accommodations for up to 500 guests.

GO: What are some of the amenities, incentives, and activities that the property offers a couple for their Aruba wedding?

A: Overlooking the Caribbean sands of Palm Beach, our beautifully styled hotel boasts spacious accommodations on the sunny beaches of Aruba with exceptional resort amenities. Try your luck at our thrilling 24-hour Stellaris Casino or take a long swim in tranquil ocean waters. Sip on specialty cocktails in private cabanas at our H2Oasis adults-only pool or pamper yourself with a soothing massage in our full-service spa. Soak away all your cares in our resort's relaxing sauna and whirlpool or savor superb onsite dining at Ruth's Chris Steak House, Atardi and La Vista. In the evening, retreat to spacious hotel rooms with plush designer bedding, private balconies, and picturesque views.

GO: Food is such an important element at a wedding. Tell us about your wedding food and menu options.

A: Our culinary staff looks forward to creating chef-inspired, customizable catering menus for your events. Their versatile offerings include catering, coffee, snacks, lunch, dinner and reception meals, with both plated and buffet options.

GO: Service is imperative in the wedding industry. What does Aruba Marriott Resort & Stellaris Casino offer couples and their guests that set you apart?

A: We have a dynamic team that consists of two departments, giving each department the opportunity to wholeheartedly focus on assisting the couple in each phase of their wedding planning. The Sales team is the couples' first contact for booking the wedding, and once the wedding is definite, we have three onsite Wedding Planners, of which one will be assigned and dedicated to assist the couples with planning all the details for their special wedding, with the ultimate goal of giving the couple a once in a lifetime experience.