Located on the small Caribbean island of Canouan – part of the archipelago of St. Vincent and the Grenadines – Mandarin Oriental, Canouan is a luxurious wedding destination in the middle of a tropical paradise. We asked the resort’s team for more information about planning a dream wedding at this utopic location

GO: If you had to describe the property in three words, what would they be?
A: Undiscovered. Idyllic. Romantic.

GO: How far in advance does a couple need to reserve a wedding date?
A: Ideally, a couple would provide 6 months’ notice. However, should a couple wish to get married during the holidays, Festive Season, they would need to plan at least one year in advance.

GO: Are onsite wedding planners available for the wedding process?
A: Yes. Our specialist has lived on Canouan for 11 years. She resides on Canouan and will be with the couple every step of the way.

GO: Are accommodations and buyouts available? What is the capacity limit?
A: Yes. We have a “Slice of Paradise” buyout. It’s perfect for Destination Weddings. It provides 33 suites and villas.

GO: What spaces are available for ceremonies and receptions?
A: We have 1200 acres to choose from, including 5 beaches, 9 restaurants and bars, and a 17th Century Anglican Church that was brought to Canouan, stone by stone in the 1800s. While Mandarin Oriental, Canouan offer 26 suites and 7 Patio Villas, every couple has the freedom to select their perfect location. Canouan is truly a magical place.

GO: What are some of the amenities, incentives and activities that the property offers a couple?
A: We believe that the best gift you can give to any couple is the gift of a wedding planner. Together, we take the burden of planning, off the couple’s shoulders. Whether you’re dreaming of an elegant beachfront banquet or an intimate ceremony by the sea, we’ll handle every detail to your specifications. Our on-site Wedding Specialist will ensure your celebration reflects your personal style and taste, from the venue selection to the floral arrangements to the cutting of your custom-designed wedding cake.

Once friends and family arrive, dedicated butlers are assigned to each and every guest, making sure pressing of garments, restaurant reservations, babysitting services… whatever is needed is attended to without delay. Mandarin Oriental, Canouan is an idyllic Caribbean resort located in St. Vincent & The Grenadines. All guests enjoy a plethora of complimentary amenities. They can be found on our website. However, for our purposes here, every couple really needs to know about three:

- Families traveling with just 6 or more rooms receive special pricing.
- We never charge “Room Rental.”
- Every wedding and vow renewal includes a “Dance the Cake” celebration. There is a rich and vibrant tradition behind this dance and it will make your special day uniquely Caribbean.