Wedding Wednesday: The Gallery Inn, Puerto Rico

by Kristina Fazzalaro on April 3, 2013

The pool area is an inviting, romantic spot ready to be transformed into a picturesque reception site.

Owned by the same couple for decades, the historic Gallery Inn is a charming boutique hotel in Old San Juan, perfect for an intimate exchanging of “I dos.” Run like an informal B&B, guests at the Gallery Inn are greeted by name, much of what the restaurant serves is grown in the garden, and no two rooms are the same (though they do share lots of Spanish-style charm). But also like a B&B, the hotel lacks amenities such as TVs and a fitness center. The property’s main draws include the convenient Old San Juan location, ocean views from the wine deck, and the artsy, laid-back feel. The pool is also a picturesque spot: Built around ancient walls that have stood on the property for hundreds of years and featuring two water falls, the space is utterly unique. The innkeepers are both artists, and it’s evident they put thought into every detail of the restoration — expect beautiful old-world details like brick floors, wood beam ceilings, rich rugs, sculptures, and antique knickknacks.

Weddings at The Gallery Inn are as unique as this eclectic property. The inn’s dramatic spaces — including the candlelit Sunken Wedding Garden, panoramic rooftop deck, and Ventian-style music room — serve as the romantic backdrops for wedding parties. Weddings held here can be intimate affairs of just ten people or large parties of 150 guests (though with just 26 rooms on-site, some attendees will have to seek lodging elsewhere). An on-site event coordinator will aid couples in customizing a menu, arranging table settings, and selecting florists, photographers, and musicians. Check out more wedding inspired photos of The Gallery Inn here »

The rooftop wine deck offers stunning views of the Caribbean Sea and the surrounding Spanish colonial architecture of Old San Juan.

The property features many lush gardens and on-site artists' studios.

No two rooms are alike at the Gallery Inn, but they all have Spanish-style charm. Couples just ask about the honeymoon suite.

The pool meanders through a set of ancient walls that still stand on this historic property.

With artistic owners, guests can expect lots of beautiful old-world details and unique antiques.

The charming restaurant serves delicious fare fresh from the hotel's garden. Breakfast is always free.

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Kathy Torres October 31, 2012 at 11:18 am

Arnaldo Torres (Atlanta, GA) and Kathy Ulmer (Savannah, GA) were married at The Gallery Inn, Puerto Rico on September 16, 1999 and it was the most beautiful wedding any woman could hope to have. The Inn is beautiful and everyone connected are just wonderful.

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