Matt Damon is renting out an entire five star resort for his vow renewal ceremony

About three weeks ago, The NY Post published an exclusive that Matt Damon and his wife, Luciana, had sent out “save the date” cards to friends for a party in April. They were planning some kind of destination vow renewal ceremony at an undisclosed location, about seven years after their quickie courthouse wedding and three kids. (Plus one from Lucy’s first marriage.) Life & Style now has more details about the planned bash, and it’s going to be huge. Apparently Damon rented out an entire five star resort in St. Lucia for a whole week in April and is flying his buddies in to party with him. The estimated cost is one mealeon dollahs.

Matt Damon and Luciana Barroso wed in NYC in December 2005 in front of a justice of the peace at City Hall, and Life & Style can now reveal Matt has been quietly planning to give Luciana the big wedding day she’s always dreamt of by whisking her off to a scenic five-star resort in St. Lucia to renew their vows.

“He is renting out all 78 rooms of the Sugar Beach resort for a week in April,” an insider tells the new issue of Life & Style, on newsstands tomorrow. “He’s flying in guests from around the globe.” The insider dishes that the tab for the weeklong destination wedding certainly won’t be small: “It’ll cost him $1 million.”

On the guest list? George Clooney and gal pal Stacy Keibler and, of course, Matt’s best friend, Ben Affleck, and Ben’s wife, Jennifer Garner.

For more, pick up this week’s issue of Life & Style, on newsstands tomorrow!

[From Life & Style, received via e-mail]

Because I blog and it’s pretty hard for me to take a vacation, I don’t get how all these A-listers can take off an entire week with just a few weeks notice. (Although I shouldn’t talk because I’m taking a week’s vacation soon thanks to Kaiser and Bedhead, they’re amazing! I’ll still be working in the mornings, I hate not keeping up.) So maybe it’s possible for these people to take a week’s vacation, we’re always seeing them on vacation anyway. The resort of course has wifi.

I just checked out the website for the resort and I got relaxed just looking at the photos. It’s beautiful, with all-white luxury rooms, each with its own freaking pool! I have only stayed in a five star resort once, in a Ritz Carlton, and it was incredible, especially the service. I’ve never been anywhere with my own private pool!

The thing is, now that the news is out you know the paparazzi are going to be staying nearby and working hard to get some exclusive photos. It’s going to be all A-list celebrities. Surely Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner will come, and although I believe that Jennifer and Lucy don’t get along I doubt there’s some big rivalry between them as some tabloids would have us believe. Do you think Ben and Jennifer will bring their kids? They could easily bring them with a nanny and I bet that Matt planned for some of his friends with families to do that. The resort is family-friendly with “supervised activities” for children, which sounds really nice. That makes me wonder if Brad and Angelina will be there! Brad and Matt know each other from the Oceans movies and since Matt rented out that whole resort I’m sure he invited them. Now I’m all excited to hear about this big week-long party. I’m already imagining being there.

These photos are from November and December 2012 (red dress, white dress) and December 2011 (black dress) credit;

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  1. aims says:

    Must be nice.

  2. epiphany says:

    I wonder if the cost of the resort rental will be counted as part of the divorce settlement?

  3. Amanda_SB says:

    Beautiful! So jealous! 🙂

  4. PugsterMom says:

    Well that’s one way of getting attention after months of 24/7 Ben Ben Ben.

  5. elceibeno08 says:

    Hey, I remember reading about Justin Bieber spending over a million dollars on Selena when they started dating. Why wouldn’t Matt Damon who is richer spend that much on his wife? Good for them. I hope they stay together for many years to come.

  6. Bored suburbanhousewife says:

    Luciano is the patron saint of aspiring cocktail waitresses everywhere. Unlike Sarah Larsen, Tiger and Ashton’s various side pieces, etc. Luciana is livin the dream. She’s Cinderella.

    • aims says:

      no joke. She hit the lottery.

    • Emma - the JP Lover says:

      Luci was ‘not’ a cocktail waitress, she was a bartender … there is a difference. I know you people know this, you just like being catty. Just let me have a cup of coffee first and then you can ‘Cat’ away, baby.

      • Bored suburbanhousewife says:

        Bartender–waitress–professional wrestler-receptionist –film extra whatever–

      • Agnes says:

        Hey, I used to be a cocktail waitress! What’s wrong with that? I didn’t consider myself “below” the bartenders.

      • Emma - the JP Lover says:

        @Boredsuburbanhousewife, who wrote: “Bartender–waitress–professional wrestler-receptionist –film extra whatever–”

        When you talk shite about someone, it helps to really know who you’re talking about.

      • TQB says:

        I too was a cocktail waitress, and agree that I was a step below the bartenders. And not that many steps above a stripper, if I’m being perfectly honest. It really depends upon the establishment.

      • Mr.Smurf says:

        I don’t get why people tear Lucy down. Most of the crap we hear about her are rumors, as in she’s a golddigger/famewhore. Have we ever heard any stories from people-fans, service industry, people who work w/Matt- about her being a bitch and golddigger? All we know is Matt wanted to find a nice girl, who wasn’t a celebrity so he could have some privacy. HE did that. How many times do we hear about her? Including this article, I’ve only read two others on this site, exclusively about her. We never hear anything about her; she’s not trying to break into Hollywood and she’s not taking advantage of the paps, like Alec Baldwin’s wife.

        She’s a lady that loves her husband and hates the paparazzi. Why is that so bad? Why do so many people not like her, when she’s never done anything to encourage it. It’s not like she’s trying to ride his coattails into some career…she’s living her life, working, being a mom, being a wife. The treatment I’ve seen of her on the internet is probably why a lot of “normal” men or women wouldn’t go out with a celebrity.

        Just think, all that hate for someone they’ve never met, for someone who didn’t do anything to deserve it. At least Hilaria deserves a shade….as you can see this has been bugging me, since I see this type of thing everytime there’s an article on either of them. I think people need to learn to be a little nicer, when it comes to assuming things about the spouses/partner’s of celebrities…at least for the ones whom we have no idea if they’re in it for the money or not….like Lucy.

        That being said, I don’t know how she did it. If Matt Damon had started talking to me, I’d be embarrassed. I’m weird like that.
        I have another snow day today…we have to make up 2 and a half days of school at the end of the year. It is march 20th in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan and we have about three feet of snow outside…….love my life(not).

      • Katy says:

        “Luci was ‘not’ a cocktail waitress, she was a bartender … there is a difference. I know you people know this, you just like being catty.”

        I don’t think people really know it bc most people don’t care.

    • elceibeno08 says:

      Very good point! This only happens in Mexican telenovelas.

    • Bored suburbanhousewife says:

      Oh and patron saint of struggling single moms too. I’m not being catty! This is, literally, the dream as depicted in countless movies, books and fairy tales. Including Notting Hill with Hugh Grant in the Luciana role.

    • Amanda_SB says:

      Bartender, cocktail waitress…who cares? She hit the jackpot with Matt!

    • TQB says:

      It’s the dream of almost everyone, isn’t it? Go to work one day, meet the person of your dreams who turns out to be filthy rich and successful? I hardly think that’s limited to the service industry. also, I will join the hair splitting and note that she was working in Miami, not LA. Hard to say she was trolling for celebs. But if she was trolling for a nice dude with cash, who would love her kid and make this nice life with her, well, what more do any of us want?

  7. Emma - the JP Lover says:

    @Celebitchy, who wrote: “The resort is family-friendly with “supervised activities” for children, which sounds really nice. That makes me wonder if Brad and Angelina will be there! Brad and Matt know each other from the Oceans movies and since Matt rented out that whole resort I’m sure he invited them.”

    Angie may not be too thrilled about George Clooney, but she seems to count the Damons among their friends (when they’re at sit-down events together, she always sits next to them and they smile at and talk to each other a lot). LOL!! Angie doesn’t seem to bother much with people she doesn’t feel she has anything in common with … like George Clooney. 🙂

    They also have children close in age. Matt’s step-daughter is close to age with Maddox. Matt’s oldest daughter with Luci was born two months before or after Shiloh, and his second daughter with Luci was born two or three months after the twins.

    Sounds like a wonderful holiday for all attending the Damons’ vow renewal ceremony! 🙂 I can’t wait to read about it.

    Wouldn’t it be something if Brad and Angie were planning a double ceremony with Matt and Luci? It would certainly be a way to fool the Paps … and Jennifer Aniston, who seems to be waiting breathlessly for any and all news of the Jolie-Pitt nuptials. 🙂

    • lisa2 says:

      Why would “Angie not be thrilled with George” She has never said anything negative about him. She has always spoken highly of him.

      I think media has tried to make George and Brad BFFs they are not. They are buddies. Not best friends. I think Brad has a lot of fun with George, but they don’t hang out. ONLY did when they were filming the Ocean movies. Of course they would have more in common with Matt. They are all parents.

      I don’t see then doing a double anything. But I guess speculating is fun to do. But don’t hold your breath.

    • Snowpea says:

      Wow you really are the JOLIE PITT lover!

  8. Nanea says:

    But… but the movie where Matt is the lead, Clooney’s Monuments Men, is still filming in Europe – till end of May, early June!?

    • Jane says:

      Since the source of this information is the Daily Mail and Life and Style, it should be taken with a grain of salt the size of a dried up ocean.

  9. Amanda_SB says:

    Wow! Just checked out the website and room rates! It’s a gorgeous resort, but rooms starts at $2k-3K/night! Definitely out of my price range. Easy to see how it could be a million dollar event!

    Also, I’d say if they are expecting a big party, it looks like the wedding could be around either the weekend of April 5th, or more likely, the 12th, which is sold-out. The resort has 78 rooms (which is deceiving because some of the “rooms” are suites consisting of 4-5 bedrooms) and the days surrounding and including the weekends of April 19th and 26th have rooms still available (I just checked), with the weekend of the 25th having “quite a bit of availability.”

    No I’m not a stalker. I have no $ to get there. Just curious. 🙂

    • V4Real says:

      “No I’m not a stalker. I have no $ to get there. Just curious”

      Yes you are. LOL It’s okay, I’ll meet you there bring the camera with the long zoom-in lens. I have our disguises picked out; we will be dressed as staff.

      • Amanda_SB says:

        LOL 🙂 How fun would that be?!

      • I Choose Me says:

        In my late teens to early twenties, I’ve done work as a bartender, service-maid and receptionist at a couple of hotels. I can give you tips on how to blend in as hotel staff. 🙂

  10. Quinn says:

    Vow renewals typically equal the kiss of death for relationships. We’ll see if they manage to surprise.

    • Missy says:

      I agree with Quinn. The whole thing seems a bit try hard. Its as if they’re trying to prove something.

  11. Raised Brow says:

    Her skin is FLAWLESS….especially in the last pic.

  12. moon says:

    spending a million bucks on something so frivolous doesn’t sound very Matt Damon…

  13. Guest 67 says:

    I don’t understand how is it hard for a celebrity blogger to take a vacation?I always a assumed that that was a job you could do anywhere.What does it matter what state you’re in to write nasty posts about Gwyneth Paltrow and talk about hot actors you want to screw?

    • Brittney says:

      …wow, that was harsh. You clearly derive some entertainment from her job, which is more than she can say about yours. And it requires free time, electricity, an Internet connection… some of which I’ve completely gone without on previous vacations. Writing articles for publication (and public scrutiny) takes a whole different mind-set than I’ve ever had when on vacation with family or friends. It also requires keeping up to date with the outside world, which is one of my favorite parts of taking time off… no Internet, no TV, just withdrawing into a private world for a while and relaxing. (Not to mention the cost of wifi in places like cruise ships and hotels…)

      Writing for a celebrity blog would pretty much defeat the entire purpose of a vacation.

    • Tiffany :) says:

      If it is a job you take anywhere…then you really aren’t on vacation, are you? You are just working in a different location.

      • TheOriginalWaffle says:

        This. My first reaction was kind of like, “yeah right,” too, but EVERY job has its own unique barriers against vacation. I’m sure we wouldn’t mind too much if you guys declared a one week vacay. Heck, some of us might fill in for free.

  14. Miss M says:

    I really adore this couple!!!! I hope they stay married for decades and decades to come!

  15. Suki2 says:

    Why are they publicizing it? So strange.

    • Jane says:

      They haven’t publicized it – unknown people (probably guests and resort staff) have leaked details to the press.