I am getting married in Oct. 2012. I have already successfully completed my Permit process with Jorge Maldonado (Parks Services). However I cannot seem to decide on whether the lawn space outside El Morro or inside the Fort will make for the best ceremony location. After reading reviews I am very fearful the wind on the lawn space would be a nightmare, but the inside location requires a night-time ceremony (7pm start time) and I am uneasy about it being "pitch dark" and how photos may be affected...Any advice, or brides that have gone with either or these options would be sooo helpful! :) Anyone that has photos of an evening ceremony inside El Morro would also be really great.
I have attached a photo of the "lawn space" at El Morro (some call it the Green space) for those brides who are considering the Fort.
Congrats! I just got married on June 16th inside El Morro Castillo San Felipe. We had a night time ceremony. We scheduled for a 7:00 p.m. start time but the ceremony really didn’t start until around 7:30. I am not sure what the requirements are for the outside but we had to provide lighting inside for the ceremony that the awesome DJ Rockhand provided along with the music & mic for the ceremony & reception. I will say if you choose to do it at the location we did there is a pretty steep incline to get to the ceremony site. I made sure to let my guest know beforehand but I don’t think anyone was prepared to walk back down in high heels. I do not regret doing it inside for a single minute because the view is incredible and photo options are endless! I also like the fact that we did it inside due to the privacy. When we arrived at 7:15 after the sun set there was still a lot of tourist hanging around the outside of the fort.
Wow, thank you so much for your reply. After seeing your ceremony picture you attached I love it! So wind was not a big issue at your ceremony then? Do you have any other photos you could send to my email? Also when filling out your permit, what location/level is this called?
vmarinelly, I am in the process of getting a quote from DJ Rockhand after getting your post! So thank you so much, I think all of this has helped me to make my decision to move in doors. Congrats on your June 16th wedding! That is my husband-to-be's birthday :)
The wind wasn't a huge issue for me. I don’t think I would have realized it was windy if I hadn’t been wearing a cathedral length veil but even that didn’t bother me. I do not know the exact name of the location we choose but it is inside Castillo San Felipe del Morro. The beautiful video of Risekyb Sanchez is actually inside San Cristobal Fort. This is on the other side of the fort. It is an amazing location but you do not get a view of the water if that’s what you are looking for. I can email you some of the pictures taken inside and outside of Castillo San Felipe at night…
Thank you for your photos. Very beautiful :) I really love the entrance photo you sent! I am getting more excited. I did get some pricing from DJ Rockhand, and do you mind me asking how many of those globes you used at your ceremony? Is it just the one in the photo providing all of that light or more of them?