The Ritz-Carlton, St. Thomas Est. 1996

The Ritz-Carlton, St. Thomas, East End, St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands

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Reset your watches to island time and bask in the beachside beauty that is The Ritz-Carlton, St. Thomas. 
Escape to their 30-acre private island for an intimate wedding ceremony, or invite your colleagues to brainstorm in one of the numerous indoor and outdoor meeting spaces with picturesque views of the Caribbean Sea.
The Lowdown
Type
Ballroom
Banquet Hall / Event Facility
Beach / Lake / Waterfront Location
Hotel / Resort / Spa
Island
Views
Bay
Courtyard
Garden
Lagoon/Pond
Landscaped Grounds
Ocean
Skyline
Water Feature
Style
Elegant
Garden Party
Nautical
Romantic
Tropical
BEST type of CELEBRATIONS
Anniversary / Engagement Party
Birthday Party
Bridal Shower
Corporate Event
Elopement / Vow Renewal
Family Reunion
Group Getaway
Holiday Party
LGBT Weddings
Rehearsal Dinner / Welcome Reception
Retreats: Corporate, Spa, Wellness, Etc.
Reunion
Social Event
Wedding Ceremony
Wedding Reception

Venue Setting

Escape to an island resort oasis in St. Thomas surrounded by crystal blue waters, white sand and lush tropical greenery. A stunning 30-acre, oceanfront luxury hotel, The Ritz-Carlton, St. Thomas is a Caribbean marvel styled after traditional island architecture, but richly updated with all of the contemporary comforts for which the resorts of The Ritz-Carlton are known.

As you listen to the gentle trade winds blowing through our open-air courtyard and the peaceful sounds of the palm fronds swaying, take a deep breath and inhale the fragrance of ylang-ylang flowers that permeates the air throughout the luxury St. Thomas resort. After a day spent swimming, snorkeling, sailing or simply unwinding on the beaches of Great Bay, savor a succulent dinner of the freshest seafood imaginable in one the acclaimed restaurants, or enjoy a pampering treatment in our tranquil spa.
Fees
(Prices listed here are estimates only & are subject to change)
Price Range

Does this include catering fees?

No

Estimated Price Per Head

from $240 to $350

Additional Charges

A 24% service charge will be added to all food and beverage charges.
No tax in the USVI except on guest rooms.
All evening events at outdoor locations require a mandatory lighting package ranging from $400 - $1,000 based on a minimum of 50 guests.

Insurance

Additional Insurance Is Not Required To Host An Event Here

Capacity

Seated
150
Buffet
150
Standing
300
Celebrations Hosted Here Since
1996
Curfew
3 AM
Venue Spaces
Indoor & Outdoor Venue Spaces Available
Catering
Client Must Use The Catering Provided By The Venue
Alcohol
Provided By Venue For Fee – You Must Use The Venue For All Alcohol Services
Music
Indoors & Outdoors
Smoking
Designated Smoking Areas Only
Accommodations
The Ritz-Carlton, St. Thomas offers 180 luxurious guest rooms, including Ocean View Suites and 55 Ritz-Carlton Club Level rooms. Exceptional hotel suites feature Caribbean-inspired décor and calming ocean views all with premium amenities.

30 Resort View Rooms
78 Ocean View Rooms
3 Ocean View Suites
12 Resort View Club Level Rooms
36 Ocean View Club Level Rooms
4 Ocean Front Club Level Rooms
3 Ocean View Club Level Suites
10 Ocean Front Club Level Suites
4 Presidential Suites

The Ritz-Carlton Club redefines the luxury hotel experience, combining intimacy, comfort and exclusivity with the personalized service and attention to detail that are the hallmarks of The Ritz-Carlton. A dedicated concierge attends to individual needs in a relaxed lounge environment, and guests enjoy continuous culinary offerings throughout the day (breakfast, light snacks, beverages, sweets, canapés and cocktails)

Eco/Green Events
Yes
Kid Friendly Events
Yes
Handicap Accessible
Yes
Inside Scoop

Essenza's long time bartender, Bert, claims to have invented the Bushwacker in the 1970s at a nearby St. Thomas resort. The now-famous Caribbean cocktail includes dark rum, Kahlua, creme de cacao, cream of coconut, milk and ice. A treat not to be missed! 

Our most "Instagrammable" location is from the balcony off the Palazzo Building. Grab a photo and make your friends wish they were right there with you! 

Iguanas are our favorite reptile guests. If you're up for it, join our naturalists as they feed the iguanas each day at 12:30pm.

Amenities
  • A/V Equipment
  • Bridal Suite/Changing Rooms Onsite
  • Valet Parking
  • Wifi
  • Ample Parking Onsite
  • Dining Chairs
  • Dining Tables
  • Onsite Restrooms
Venue Features
The Scene:

Bask in the generous spirit of the Caribbean from the moment you enter our terra-cotta tile roofed Grand Palazzo, a majestic open-air structure overlooking the expanse of beaches, waters and lush hills of the U.S. Virgin Islands. As you gaze out at the blue horizon, dotted with the gentle green hills of neighboring St. John, the soft sounds of steel pan drums tickle your ear. Reflexively, you relax and exhale, knowing you have landed in one unmistakably perfect destination, The Ritz-Carlton, St. Thomas, a hotel able to seamlessly blend the unique culture of the Caribbean with penultimate luxury and refinement.

Design:
The traditional Caribbean Grand Palazzo Building is an ideal spot to welcome guests with a distinctive Caribbean feel, complemented by island staples such as steel pan music and rum punch. Perfect for pictures! Guest room decor is inspired by the ocean and surrounding islands, and luxuriously appointed in true Ritz-Carlton style. All guest rooms have balconies for enjoying a morning cup of coffee or evening cocktail while overlooking the lush mangroves, Great Bay and neighboring St. John.

 

Standout Venue Features:
Learn a new sport with complimentary access to unlimited watersports for exploring the turquoise waters of Great Bay, including stand up paddle boards, kayaks, windsurfers and Hobie Cats. Snorkel gear is great for checking out the sealife in the Bay's protected reefs. And don't miss the night snorkel, led by our trained naturalists from Jean-Michel Cousteau's Ambassadors of the Environment. A truly unforgettable experience!

Take in neighboring islands and secret snorkeling destinations on our own luxury catamaran, Lady Lynsey. Sip on cocktails during a sunset sail, or visit the bluest Caribbean water on the British Virgin Island of Jost Van Dyke and enjoy a pain killer at the famous "Soggy Dollar Bar" for a distinctly Caribbean beach experience. 

Savor the freshest local seafood, including Caribbean lobster, snapper, grouper and wahoo. The fresh fish arrives straight to the beach on Tuesdays and Saturdays at 4pm--a perfect photo opp!
Awards & Notables

T&L World’s Best Awards 2015: Best Family Hotels in the Caribbean 

US News and World Report-Best Hotel in USVI

AAA Four Diamond Award

Fodor’s Choice Hotel 

Frommers Exceptional Hotel 

Forbes Travel Guide Recommended 

Celebration Locations
Great Bay Ballroom and Terrace:
Vaulted ceilings, beautiful marble floors and floor-to-ceiling sliding glass doors opening to a beautiful stonework terrace are just a few of the features of this 2,500-square foot ballroom. Ideal for larger groups and divisible into two separate rooms, the Great Bay Ballroom can host a casual or formal affair. Located adjacent to our Great Bay Ballroom, the Great Bay Terrace offers a picturesque setting for cocktail hour. Plated dinners are also delightful in this open-air location.
- View: The Caribbean Sea and St. John
- Max Capacity: 150
- Price: Join the party and sign in to view pricing
Great Bay Ballroom I:
Vaulted ceilings, beautiful marble floors and floor-to-ceiling sliding glass doors opening to a beautiful stonework terrace are just a few of the features of Great Bay I, one half of our 2,500-square foot ballroom. Great Bay I can host a casual or formal affair. Located adjacent to our Great Bay Ballroom, the Great Bay Terrace offers a picturesque setting for cocktail hour. Plated dinners are also delightful in this open-air location.
- View: The Caribbean Sea and St. John
- Price: Join the party and sign in to view pricing
The Great Bay Balloom II:
Vaulted ceilings, beautiful marble floors and floor-to-ceiling sliding glass doors opening to a beautiful stonework terrace are just a few of the features of Great Bay II, one half of our 2,500-square foot ballroom. Great Bay II can host a casual or formal affair. Located adjacent to our Great Bay Ballroom, the Great Bay Terrace offers a picturesque setting for cocktail hour. Plated dinners are also delightful in this open-air location.
- View: The Caribbean Sea and St. John
- Price: Join the party and sign in to view pricing
Windward Room and Terrace:
The Windward Room is our most intimate setting, boasting marble floors, floor-to-ceiling windows and a vaulted ceiling. It is ideal for small, intimate dinners with an adjoining terrace perfect for a cocktail reception.
- View: The Caribbean Sea and St. John
- Max Capacity: 30 - 40
- Price: Join the party and sign in to view pricing
The Leeward Room and Courtyard:
The Leeward Room features marble floors, floor-to-ceiling windows and a vaulted ceiling. It is ideal for a more intimate setting. The adjoining courtyard with fountain is perfect for an outdoor cocktail reception.
- View: The Caribbean Sea
- Max Capacity: 50 - 60
- Price: Join the party and sign in to view pricing
The Living Room and Courtyard:
Situated in the Palazzo Building, the Living Room boasts a breathtaking view of the resort, infinity pool, Caribbean Sea and St. John. The Living Room opens into a romantic tropical courtyard with a three-tiered fountain. These venues are ideal for a welcome reception, a romantic first look, a dessert reception or an after party.
- View: The Ritz-Carlton resort, The Caribbean Sea and St. John
- Max Capacity: 50 - 60
- Price: Join the party and sign in to view pricing
Sails:
This open-air beachfront restaurant is ideal for a private evening accompanied by a delicious three-course plated dinner or a grand buffet. Sails is a perfect venue for your colorful welcome reception, rehearsal dinner or wedding reception.
- View: The Caribbean Sea and St. John
- Max Capacity: 120
- Price: Join the party and sign in to view pricing
The Hotel Beach:
The hotel beach is ideal for cocktails by the sea, a Caribbean-style beach party, a dramatic rehearsal dinner or a casual wedding reception with an elaborate buffet or creative action stations.
- View: The Carribean Sea and St. John
- Max Capacity: 150
- Price: Join the party and sign in to view pricing
The Sea Grape Trees:
Located on our white sandy beaches, sea grape trees provide a tropical canopy for an intimate dinner for you and your guests. The sea grape trees also create a stunning ceremony venue.
- View: The Caribbean Sea and St. John
- Max Capacity: 150
- Price: Join the party and sign in to view pricing
The Mangrove Lawn:
Located steps from the pool and beach, the Mangrove Lawn is a beautiful garden setting for all of your wedding festivities.
- View: The Carribean Sea and St. John
- Max Capacity: 150
- Price: Join the party and sign in to view pricing
Eats & Drinks
Food, Restaurants, Cafes, Bars & Lounges
Food, Restaurants, Cafes:
Delicious local delicacies and international influences abound at the resort's restaurants, from the rustic Italian favorites in Essenza, to the prime meats and seafood prepared in the gourmet kitchens of Bleuwater. Discover them all, as you savor your stay—and perhaps even enjoy a private dinner on the beach—at The Ritz-Carlton, St. Thomas.

Bleuwater: Signature restaurant featuring fresh local seafood, prime meats and a robust wine list. The restaurant has terrace and patio seating, overlooking the waters of Great Bay and neighboring St. John.

EssenzaThe essence of Italy's best with handcrafted, authentic and exquisitely prepared Italian dishes. Whether it features locally sourced seafood or prosciutto from Parma, cuisine is crafted and served to feel like home. Guests can enjoy inside or outside on a terrace overlooking Great Bay. 

Coconut Cove: beach and poolside venue serving authentic Caribbean cuisine made with fresh, local ingredients. The expansive bar specializes in a full range of tropical specialties

Sails: an oceanfront grill featuring the flavors of the Caribbean in a relaxing haven, including fresh salads, sandwiches and fish. "Sea to Sails" every Tuesday and Saturday evening, features the freshest fish and lobster, along with a live band for the ultimate Caribbean dinner experience.

Zest: offers a full menu of coffee drinks using coffee from Virgin Islands Coffee Roasters, as well as smoothies and frozen yogurt complete with an assortment of delectable toppings. Adults enjoy a selection of adults-only milkshakes and smoothies: the perfect complement to a day spent at the beach.
Bars & Lounges:
Cocktails are available at all of our restaurants, though nothing says vacation like the tropical 'Drink of the Day,' enjoyed in Sails with views of the sparkling Caribbean Sea. The bar in Essenza offers a large selection of Italian wines, as well as unique cocktails inspired by Italian ingredients. Our favorite is "Made in Tuscany," which includes fresh strawberry, mint, balsamic vinegar from Modena and a dash of fresh ground pepper.
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