Saint Lucia is the perfect destination for Weddings and honeymoons as touted by World Travel Awards, voted the "World's Leading Honeymoon Destination" eight times in recent years. Eager couples do not have to wait and can benefit from the island same day marriage policy.
The uniqueness of the destination has made Saint Lucia an ideal location for upcoming nuptials. Whether you prefer a ceremony on the beach, while cruising around the island with the Pitons at the backdrop or deep under water, if you can imagine it, in Saint Lucia it can be done!
And if you want to steam things up a bit on your honeymoon, take an excursion to a drive-in volcano as seen on, ABC's 'The Bachelor: On the Wings of Love', deep into to the hot mineral springs and cool off at the many waterfalls around the island.
Saint Lucia offers you the freedom to do it all and come back for more of course.
Here is a list of documents which are needed (to be mailed in advance for same day marriages):
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 a 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
Weddings & Honeymoons Packages Many tour operators can arrange wedding packages, and several hotels have great offers on Caribbean wedding or honeymoon packages.
Residency Saint Lucia has a No Residency Policy and clients arriving on the island for a day can be married within hours. The license fees are as follows:
EC$335 if clients are staying on island for 3 days or more
EC$540 for a SPECIAL LICENCE if the clients will be on island for less than 24 hours.
Application to be married in Saint Lucia must be made by a local solicitor to the Attorney General or notary who prepares and signs the licence.
Special Marriage Licence
Notorial Fees & Marriage Licence
Catholic Church Weddings In the case of Catholic Church weddings, your local parish priest would need to liaise with a priest on
island to ensure that you have undertaken the necessary counseling period prior to the marriage and that
you have met all the necessary criteria to enable you to be married in a Catholic Church.
Please find below details of the Minor Basilica of the Immaculate Conception, which is situated in the
centre of Castries (Saint Lucia's capital), together with the priest's name. The cathedral is a beautiful
Victorian style church set in the middle of the city of Castries. For more information, contact the church.
Minor Basilica of the Immaculate Conception
c/o Castries Presbyteries
Tele: 758 452 2271
In search for the perfect location to say 'I do'? Some popular destinations are listed below. Expert wedding planners are at your service to help make your special day a dream come true.
Beaches - Saint Lucia is known for having stunning white and black sand beaches throughout the island. Picture your wedding day set on soft smooth sand looking towards the perfect horizon while palm trees line the still shores. Or maybe in a secluded beach resort away from civilization. In Saint Lucia, the beach is just as inviting in swimwear or a wedding dress. Do it your way!
Waterfalls - Quite a popular choice for younger couples and the more adventurous types, the backdrop of the waterfall speaks for itself and depicts the uniqueness of the island.
Historical Parks - One of the most popular historical Parks used is the Pigeon Island National Landmark to the north of the island. Pigeon Island affords stunning views of the Caribbean Sea and Atlantic Ocean on either side and boasts stunning beaches, miles of green landscape and an old naval fort. The home to the Saint Lucia Jazz, Pigeon Island is the prime location for a beautiful garden or beach wedding. Equally beautiful parks exist further south of the island. Fond Latisab Heritage Park, The Fond D'or Nature Heritage Park, Fond Doux Estate and La Siwi in Anse La Raye are just a few of the many pickings available in Saint Lucia. Each location affords a unique view of the island offering a natural rustic setting with a historical background.
Botanical Gardens - Pleasant scents of the island and home to special flora and fauna are a number of well-kept gardens. Located in Micoud, Mamiku Gardens offers sanctuary for a number of unique fauna and flora. Miles of perfect landscape caved on the mountainside offering spectacular views of the entire and ocean below. Such a beautiful setting for your wedding in the midst of nature.
Mountaintops - The Pitons in Soufriere offers a breathtaking backdrop for your wedding. You can arrange to use this location with a private wedding coordinator or with any of the hotels reps located nearby including Jalousie, Anse Chastanet, and Jade Mountain.
Churches - Saint Lucia has a number of denominations and each has a specific list of churches throughout the island. The Roman Catholic Church is most times used to perform most ceremonies.
Gazebos - There is a wide variety of gazebos throughout the island. Most hotels have gazebos on property and they can also be found in private locations on the island - beaches, gardens, Parks, private residences, Golf Club. Some can be erected at the site of your chosen location.
Catamaran - A wedding on the ocean, with the sea breeze blowing and swaying to the movement of the waves is unique way of saying "I Do" for a once in a lifetime experience. Consult a on-island wedding coordinator to arrange.