Weddings & Honeymoons ST. Lucian Style
For as many ways there are to propose, there are just as many ways to say “I do” on the island of ST. Lucia
. Whether an intimate ceremony for just the couple or for a large group of friends and family; whether it’s the first time, second or even third a romantic vow renewal; St. Lucia’s destination wedding and honeymoon options are as unlimited as your imagination.
According to Alison Theodore, Regional Marketing Manager for the St Lucia Tourist Board in Canada, St. Lucia is a very popular destination for weddings in the Caribbean. “St Lucia has consistently been voted among the most romantic destinations in the world by international travel writers and at the annual World Travel Awards,” says Theodore. “The island just has that romantic appeal and has such a good selection of hotels that there really is something for everyone, whatever type of wedding they want. And we also make it easy. There are no waiting periods, no residency period requirements, so that couples can get married on the day they arrive. It is completely streamlined.”
What’s more, the happy couple are spoilt for choice when it comes to choosing the ideal location to say “I do”. “St. Lucia offers visitors the freedom of having a wedding just the way they want it,” says Theodore. “Whilst church weddings remain popular in St. Lucia, they can also choose from the base of a gorgeous waterfall, magical rain-forest venue, botanical gardens or beachfront bliss. Or why not combine beauty, heritage and a striking view of one of St. Lucia’s most sought after wedding locations, Pigeon Island – you dream it we make it happen!”
Most St Lucian hotels have dedicated wedding coordinators and also offer packages aimed at making that special day a hassle free, romantic moment to cherish, offering free basic wedding packages when couples are staying for a minimum number of nights or have groups of a certain size.
Adventurous couples can choose from a wedding in the air, on the ground, on the water, or even underwater.
Imagine saying “I do” after an exhilarating zip line 30 feet in the air over the rain forest canopy. Weather you actually zip line into your wedding ceremony or take your guests on a tour they will never forget the grandeur of St. Lucia’s tree top canopy of lush green.
Hike to one of the many panoramic points around the island of St. Lucia with lush rain forest, mountain lined shores the perfect setting for a picturesque St.Lucian wedding. St. Lucia has some of the best hiking in the Caribbean from its active drive thru Volcano to hot springs scattered through-out the rain forest, your sure to be enchanted. Sail into romance with a wedding at sea aboard a catamaran; enjoy a causal meal followed by a reception filled with islands calypso sounds and the beautiful backdrop of emerald green.
Romantic Wedding Venues
An intimate wedding by the sea on a stunning St. Lucian beach at sunset, while the warn sea breeze blows ever so gently. Local musicians can serenade the bride and groom with calypso music, while sharing this special moment on a soft white-sand a beach with the beautiful emerald ocean in the background.
Wedding resorts in St. Lucia
Wedding resorts on the island of St. Lucia offer many romantic wedding locations to choose from whether in an elegant ballroom, in a privately reserved restaurant, on a rooftop, in a tropical garden setting or poolside. Below are some highlights to inspire wedding dreams.
Surrounded by lush green gardens and panoramic and the azure Caribbean sea, one of the most romantic weddings is at the Bay Gardens Beach Resort & Spa
the perfect intimate island setting. Click here
to contact this resort.
A wedding held at Windjammer Landing Villa Beach Resort,
a wedding by the sea at this romantic Mediterranean inspired resort., whether vows are exchanged in the
tropical garden setting or making your vows on the beach, dining in an alfresco restaurant for relaxing in the private plunge pool of your villa. Click here
to contact his hotel.
For an intimate marriage destinations to exchange wedding vows, The BodyHoliday at LeSPORT
offers wedding couples a Wedding location for their ceremony in the shade of a beautiful, gingerbread sea-front gazebo. A more perfect setting is hard to come by, particularly when it’s enhanced with tropical flowers and generous glasses of champagne. There’s something magic about saying “I do” within the sight and sounds of the azure Caribbean Sea.
For more information on St Lucia please contact the St Lucia Tourist Board at Toll Free 1 800 869 0377 or www.stlucia.org
Getting married in St Lucia is easy. You have the option of getting married on the same day where you would be required to pay EC$540 (US$200) if you are able to produce all the necessary documents. You can also opt to stay two days and up wards on island prior to your wedding date, where you would be required to pay EC$335 (US $125). A local Solicitor would be able to apply for a license on your behalf. Registrar fees are EC$100 (US$40).The following documents must be presented to obtain the license and should all be originals:
• Birth Certificate
• Decree Absolute (if one of the parties is divorced)
• In the case of a widow/widower a Death Certificate of first spouse is required.
• If a name has been changed, a Deed Poll is required.
• If one of the parties is under the age of 18, evidence of consent of parents is required in the form of a sworn affidavit stamped by a Notary Public.
• If any required documents are not in English, an authenticated translation must be available