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Carribbean wedding packages - (Main Islands)

Dubbed the Eighth Continent of the World, the Caribbean has an amazing variety of terrain. From thick rain forests to volcanoes, from white to black sand beaches. Great food, music, beautiful scenery and the leisurely lifestyle of the islands draw millions of visitors each year.

Here are some examples of Wedding Day Away locations...

 

Antigua

Antigua

The beautiful island of Antigua claims a beach for every day of the year (And one extra if you fancy two in one day). With such sheer volume you are almost guaranteed to find one that is perfect for your visit. From the bustling tourist spots to quiet, secluded, off the track beaches. Activities are plentiful too from spots providing numerous water sports to hidden coves beyond sprawling hills.

 

Quick facts

  • The official language is English, however Patois is widely spoken.
  • The average temperature of Antigua ranges from the mid 70's to mid 80's with low humidity year-round
  • The Eastern Caribbean Dollar is the official currency of Antigua, however US currency and credit cards are widely accepted.

 

NEED TO KNOW FACTS FOR MARRIAGE

  • A passport is required for entry, valid for 6 months after the date of travel.
  • You need to be on the Island 24 hours before the marriage for the wedding license which costs $40 for the registration, $150 for a special marriage license and $50 for the Marriage officer. This is valid for 90 days.
  • Under 18's need consent forms from the Registrars office and parents
  • All documents must be notarized including a declaration certifying that neither party has been married before. Divorcees need their original final decree or a certified copy and widows will need a copy of the death certificate.
  • No blood test is required.
  • Your marriage must also be in the presence of two or more witnesses, apart from the Marriage Officer.

 

Disclaimer:
Laws do change and so we cannot guarantee that all information regarding rules, regulations, and marriage requirements at particular sites are completely accurate at the time of viewing. Before making marriage decisions on a particular destination, we highly recommend you speak with one of our wedding planners. 

 


Aruba

Aruba

Aruba is an attractive proposition for anyone considering a Caribbean visit. Aruba provides a much sunnier, drier climate than some of the other Caribbean Islands. Furthermore it has one of the most developed infrastructures which creates for visitors, a clean, safe and fun environment for a visit.

During the day enjoy the delightful stretches of sandy white beaches such as Palm Beach and Eagle Beach, shopping or water based activities including windsurfing and sail boarding. In the evening Aruba has nightlife galore, with many different casinos and nightclubs.

 

Quick facts

  • The official currency of Aruba is the Aruban Florin but U.S. dollars are widely accepted
  • The average temperature of Aruba is 82ºF.
  • Dutch and the local language of Papiamento (a mix of Portuguese, Spanish, Dutch and English) are the official languages of Aruba, but most Arubans speak a minimum of four languages including English and Spanish.

 

NEED TO KNOW FACTS FOR MARRIAGE

  • A passport is required for entry, valid for 6 months after the date of travel.
  • You need to be on the Island 24 hours before the marriage for the wedding license.
  • All Civil/Legal Ceremonies must take place in the Civil Town House.
  • The ceremony can take place in the late morning or early afternoon on Wednesdays, Thursdays or Fridays. Saturdays are also available in the late mornings at an additional $150 surcharge.
  • Under 18's need consent forms from the Registrars office and parents
  • All documents must be notarized including a declaration certifying that neither party has been married before. Divorcees need their original final decree or a certified copy and widows will need a copy of the death certificate.
  • All documents are to be faxed for review and then submitted by courier (i.e. FedEx) at least one (1) month prior to desired wedding date.
  • No blood test is required.
  • Your marriage must also be in the presence of two or more witnesses, apart from the Marriage Officer.

 

Disclaimer:
Laws do change and so we cannot guarantee that all information regarding rules, regulations, and marriage requirements at particular sites are completely accurate at the time of viewing. Before making marriage decisions on a particular destination, we highly recommend you speak with one of our wedding planners. 

 


Curacao

Curacao

Located just 35 miles north of Venezuela, Curacao is the largest and most populous of the Dutch Antilles. Curacao enjoys consistently beautiful weather, making it a year-round destination. Curacao has a wide varity of beaches, from small and secluded to long and full of activity. Most are situated on the Southwestern coast where calm surf and crystal clear water make for excellent swimming.

Curacao is best known for its water sports, and is well respected as one of the premier dive spots in the world.

 

Quick facts

  • The official currency of Curacao is the Netherlands Antillean Guilder (also known as the Florin). U.S. Dollars circulate freely and major credit cards are accepted almost everywhere on the island
  • Curacao is outside the Hurricane Belt, and enjoys year-round temperatures over 80ºF. The rainy season is between October and February, however the rain usually occurs at night.
  • Papiamentu, Dutch, Spanish and English are all widely spoken

 

NEED TO KNOW FACTS FOR MARRIAGE

  • A passport is required for entry, valid for 6 months after the date of travel.
  • License requirements include sending a written marriage petition to the town hall. The letter has to be signed by both partners and include two wedding dates with times.
  • You need to be on the Island 24 hours before the marriage to pick up the wedding license.
  • Under 18's need consent forms from the Registrars office and parents
  • All documents must be notarized including a declaration certifying that neither party has been married before. Divorcees need their original final decree or a certified copy and widows will need a copy of the death certificate.
  • All documents are to be faxed for review and then submitted by courier (i.e. FedEx) at least one (1) month prior to desired wedding date.
  • No blood test is required.
  • Your marriage must also be in the presence of two or more witnesses of 21 years or older, apart from the Marriage Officer, complete with their own passports.

 

Disclaimer:
Laws do change and so we cannot guarantee that all information regarding rules, regulations, and marriage requirements at particular sites are completely accurate at the time of viewing. Before making marriage decisions on a particular destination, we highly recommend you speak with one of our wedding planners. 

 


Nevis

Nevis

Smaller and quieter than the majority of her Caribbean neighbors, Nevis is the perfect relaxation, "do nothing" location. Sitting on the famous beach of Pinney's, watching the tide roll in as the sun goes down is truly one of the most romantic experiences available to any newly married couple.

There's something about this sombrero shaped island that grabs you. The charm and tranquility takes you back to a time when things were simpler, more peaceful, when stress was just a word not a way of life.

This 36 square mile island lies near the top of the lesser Antilles Archipelago, about 200 miles south of Puerto Rico and just west of Antigua. This Island is approximately 7 miles long and 5 miles wide, with natural vegetation that is unparalleled.

Green and serene, Nevis is truly one of the few remaining unspoilt lands and proudly carries the name "Queen of the Caribees." From the top of the 3,232 foot Nevis peak to the depths of the clear waters offshore, there is a world of flora and fauna to be explored. In the hills, the comical green vervet monkeys chatter and scamper: in the sea the whales cruise by. Stroll around and see the architecture of eras gone by: churches, windmills and refurbished Great Houses.

It's 10,000 inhabitants are friendly and helpful, ready to make new friends and welcome back regular visitors. The genuine charm and hospitality radiate into the unspoken, "Welcome", "Be my guest" and "Do come again"

There is excellent snorkelling just offshore and scuba diving around old wrecks and natural reefs. For those more interested in man made exploration try your hand at archaeology, exploring the old ruins of sugar plantations, a lime kiln or Amerindian sites.

Hiling in the rainforests is a must for everyone, whether it be a short hike through the nature trail at Golden Rock Plantation Inn or a day long climb to the top of Nevis Peak. Walk along the beach to lean about the nesting sites of sea turtles with a biologist as your guide or go snorkelling with a marine biologist to learn about life under the sea.

Nevis is a special place, a place that will seduce you, and tug at your heart strings after you leave.

Like they say on Nevis "You're only a stranger once." 

 

HISTORY

The written history of Nevis began with the account recorded by Columbus when he sailed by Nevis is 1492. The name Nevis is derived from "Nuestra Senora de las Nieves" which means "Our lady of the snows" because of the cloud capped mountains which reminder Columbus of snow.Prior to the Columbus saga, Nevis was known as Dulcina or "Sweet Island" by the Arawaks and later Oualie "Land of beautiful waters" by the Caribs. Later in the century Nevis became "Queen of the Caribees".

Over the years Nevis has made a number of significant contributions to the Caribbean and to the world. Two men who played a part in international history were Alexander Hamilton and Lord Horatio Nelson. Hamilton, one of the founding fathers of America and its first Secretary of the treasury, was born on Nevis in 1757. Britain's most famous admiral used Nevis as a base of operations in the mid 1780's and even married a local in 1787.

Nevis continued to be part of the British Colonial holdings until 1967 when it achieved Associated statehood with St Kitts. On September 19th 1983 became part of an independant nation and formed part of the sovereign democratic state of St Christopher and Nevis. It has the unique constitutional arrangement of being part of the Federal Parliament while having a seperate parliament and its own Nevis Island Administration headed by a Premier.

 

MUSIC & CULTURE

Music and the Islands go hand in hand. Since the days of slavery, folk dances and folk music have been a part of life. They play a key role at Christmas when field workers are given free time for leisures activities.

Steel pan and Kaiso (Calypso) music are an important part of the culture of Nevis. Largely influenced by Trinidad and Jamaica, Nevisians enjoy listening to Kaiso and composing songs. Kaiso contests are a popular event around Culturama time. The winner of the Kaiso contest, the Monarch, rises to something like celebrity status.

There are currently three string bands on Nevis, which entertain regularly at hotels, events and weddings.  

 

NATURE TRAILS AND HIKING

There are several experienced tour guides on the Island that can take you where you want to go. While some places are accessible on your own, island officials recommend that you go with a tour guide into the mountain to visit Nevis Peak or climb on other trails. Not only will this ensure your safety but it will make the trip more meaningful as you learn about the flora, fauna and history from the experts.

 

LAND ACTIVITIES

The beautiful tropical weather plus cool breezes are a perfect match for outdoor sports. Games and sports are an integral part of the social life on the island, from cricket to golf or netball to soccer. Choose to be a participant or an observer but don't miss out on the local sporting scene.

Cricket - In the true British tradition, cricket is the leading sport played and watched by the locals. Matches are played between January and July. A great location is on Thursday nights ar Grove Park in Charlestown.

Football - This game is played during the months of September and October at Grove Park in Charlestwon.

Golf - The 18 hole Robert Trent golf course at the Four Seasons resort has been ranked the 7th best course by CondeNast Traveler magazine. Except for the key holiday season in December and January, the course is open to play for people who are not guests of the hotel. There is also a small course, Cat Ghaut Chip n Putt, on Shaws Road in Newcastle. Run by Roger and Peggy Staiger, the 9 hole course is located on 15 acres, which includes a nature trail.

Horse Racing - Horse Racing is one of the most popular spectatur sports on the island, sponsored by Nevis Turf and Jockey club. Held each month at the Indian Castle Race Track, the races are a full afternoon event, with races, music, food and a carnival like atmosphere enjoyed by both young and old. The horses are thorough breds and the competition always keen. Wagers are calculated using a pari-mutuel system.

Mountain Biking - A very popular activity on Nevis, the island now has its own mountain biking team that competes regionally. You can rent bikes at Windsurfing Nevis at Oualie Beach and head out for a day on your own. Or you can join a guide on a fascinating trip, off road, up the hills, to see ruins, villages, sites and vistas not accessible by car.

Horseback Riding - More than 30 years ago John and Ali Jordan-Gilbert began to dream of operating a horse facility full time. In 1996 this became a reality when John and Ali opened up their equestrian center with their daughter Erika. Erika gives riding lessons and coaches "Special Olympians" through therapeutic riding programs with her Dad. 

 

SHOPPING

There's plenty to buy on Nevis and much of it's naturally made.

Arts, Crafts & Clothing - Fiery Nevis hot sauce, fragant honey and hand craft red clay pottery items are among the most popular souvenirs to take home from Nevis. There are plenty of small shops and boutiques offering a full line of tropical clothing, swimwear and colorful men's shirts.

Supermarkets & Superettes - For those interested in a self-catered vacation or an extended one, there are small "Mom & Pop" shops around the island, plus larger supermarkets in Charlestown. 

Markets - For Caribbean raised produce, fresh spices and home-made hot sauces visit the colorful City Market near the ferry dock in the center of Charlestown. Sample the wide variety of products including christophene, breadfruit, plantain, tannia, avocados, yams and pumpkins. The market is open every day except Sunday's.

 

NIGHTLIFE

Chicken & Ribs - There are cookouts is virtually every village on Friday and Saturday nights, so feel free to sample the fare. The biggest cookout starts at 5pm on Friday, sponsored by the Water Department on Pump Road near Charlestown. There's music, ice cold beer, fresh cooked chicken, ribs and games to play like dominos.

Nightlife on Nevis - Hear live calypso music nightly at the Four Seasons by the "Caribbean Roots" or Steel Pan music.Hermitage Plantation Inn oasts a pig each Wednesday night for its traditional West Indian BBQ, accompanied by the Sugar Mill String Band. Hear the strum of the charming Hummingbirds String Band at Oualie Beach Hotel Saturday nights. Beach parties and bonfires light up most Saturday nights and when the cruise passengers arrive at Sunshines. And finally pick your tune and join in the Karaoke line up on Wednesday nights at Eddy's in Charlestown.

 

WEDDINGS

Nevis has wonderful venues for marriage ceremonies. From historic churches to romantic plantations, beaches or gardens you can choose to make your dream a reality.

 

Quick facts

  • The official currency of Nevis is the Eastern Caribbean (EC) Dollar although most places accept U.S. dollars (not coins) or travelers checks
  • Temperature range from 63ºF-90ºF with an average temperature of 79ºF
  • The official language of Nevis is English

 

NEED TO KNOW FACTS FOR MARRIAGE

  • A passport is required for entry, valid for 6 months after the date of travel.
  • Marriage license are obtained through the Legal Department, Administration building and cost $80. The license fee is payable only in stamps purchased from the post office in Charlestown.
  • You will also need to complete the application forms in the presence of the Jutice of the Peace for which there is a fee of $20.
  • You need to be on the Island two weeks before the marriage for the wedding license.
  • If the ceremony is to be performed by a Catholic priest or any other denominational priest, it must take place in a Catholic or the relevant denominational Church, and a letter must come from the couple's resident priest verifying that they are unmarried and have received the necessary instructions.
  • Under 18's need consent forms from the Registrars office and parents
  • All documents must be notarized including a declaration certifying that neither party has been married before. Divorcees need their original final decree or a certified copy and widows will need a copy of the death certificate.
  • No blood test is required.

 

Disclaimer:
Laws do change and so we cannot guarantee that all information regarding rules, regulations, and marriage requirements at particular sites are completely accurate at the time of viewing. Before making marriage decisions on a particular destination, we highly recommend you speak with one of our wedding planners. 

 


Turks and Caicos

Turks and Caicos

Widely regarded as having the Best Tropical Beaches in the World (So says Conde Nast Traveler) Turks and Caicos is the lovers paradise.

Formerly considered a part of the Islands of the Bahamas, Turks and Caicos are a British colony of 14,000 residents. It's beauty is in its lack of commercialization. Combine wondrous beaches with offshore indulgences such as swimming with dolphins, diving and watching whales in the open sea.

 

Quick facts

  • The official currency of Turks and Caicos is the U.S. Dollar
  • The average temperature is 85º-95ºF from June to October and 80º-84ºF from November to May
  • The official language of Turks and Caicos is English

 

NEED TO KNOW FACTS FOR MARRIAGE

  • A passport is required for entry, valid for 6 months after the date of travel.
  • You need to be on the Island in person with passports and birth certificates to apply for a wedding license 24 hours in advance of the marriage. The fee for the license is $100.00
  • Under 21's need consent forms from the Registrars office and parents.
  • All documents must be notarized including a declaration certifying that neither party has been married before. Divorcees need their original final decree or a certified copy and widows will need a copy of the death certificate. The marriage parties must not be within the prohibited degree of relationships to each other. Include a letter stating both parties occupations, marital status, age as of last birthday, present address of residence and fathers full name.
  • For church weddings Ministers may require proof of membership.
  • No blood test is required.

 

Disclaimer:
Laws do change and so we cannot guarantee that all information regarding rules, regulations, and marriage requirements at particular sites are completely accurate at the time of viewing. Before making marriage decisions on a particular destination, we highly recommend you speak with one of our wedding planners.

 

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