When corporate groups visit Jamaica, they are always struck by the beauty of their surroundings.
One way to give your guests a chance to get close to the natural environment is to an event in an outdoor event venue. There are outdoor event venues that are suitable for all types of events from adventures for thrill-seekers to elegant galas. All of these venues can be privatized for groups.
Turtle River Falls and Gardens
I previously profiled The Enchanted Garden in Ocho Rios. The property has been renamed Turtle River Falls and Gardens by the new owners. It's a 15-acre tropical oasis set among meticulously maintained gardens and lush rainforest.
The function spaces include Octagon Reception Hall, a 6,000-square-foot venue that is ideal for wedding receptions, dinners, galas, and meetings. Decks beside three of the 14 waterfalls on property can be used for private events.
River Bumpkin Farm
Just an hour away from Trelawny, guests can enjoy a variety of soft adventures including river tubing, bamboo rafting, cycling, and kayaking. Once a plantation, the historic ruins add to the appeal of this location.
Good Hope Estate
In the heart of Jamaica's rugged Cockpit Country, this historical plantation is the perfect setting for horse and carriage rides, river tubing, ziplining, and ATV adventures. Tour the historical great house and end your day with afternoon tea.
Seville Great House
Seville is a virtual time capsule of Jamaican history. It was called Maima when it was a village of the Taino, Jamaica's original inhabitants. When the Spanish occupied Jamaica, Nueva Seville was their first settlement. The ruins, including the original cattle pen, are still visible. Later in its history, Seville was a sugar plantation and the ruins of the sugar mill are on the property. In this historical setting, guests can relax, tour the museum with artefacts that have been uncovered onsite. They can view the ruins on horseback. Hooves operates riding adventures in the mangroves and, finally, gives guests a special treat, the opportunity to swim their horses in the Caribbean Sea.
Photo Credits: Executive Oasis International, Events in Jamaica