Now more than ever, Saint Lucia is ready to inspire couples for their wedding and honeymoon celebrations. Easy sophistication paired with unspoiled natural beauty is not only a hallmark of the island – it is the recipe that makes Saint Lucia one of the world’s most coveted locations for wedding celebrations
Saint Lucia has earned its enviable reputation as a top romance destination, including winning World Travel Awards Best Honeymoon Destination 11 times. Part of the destination’s appeal for weddings and honeymoons is that couples can easily immerse themselves in the natural environment.
With unspoiled natural beauty at every step, Saint Lucia provides stunning backdrops to weddings and honeymoons – dozens of windswept beaches with a virtual rainbow of sparkling sands, the lush beauty and colors of botanical gardens, and resorts with jaw-dropping ocean views.
Planning your dream wedding in Saint Lucia:
Couples can apply for a marriage license two days before the date of marriage at a fee of USD$127, or on the same day for a higher fee of USD$204. Standard documentation required: passport; birth certificate; decree absolute (if one of the parties is divorced); a death certificate of first spouse (in the case of a widow/widower); a deed pool (if a name has been changed); a sworn affidavit of consent stamped by a Notary Public if one of the parties is under age 18; and an authenticated translation if required documents are not in English. Because of the option for a fast-track wedding license and since there is no residency period, and couples can get married from the day they arrive
Wedding ceremonies can take place in dozens of places across Saint Lucia, from hotels to beaches to signature attractions and of course, in nature. Examples include getting married on yacht, barefoot on the beach, in a lighthouse, at the famed mud baths, among the flowers in a botanical garden, next to a waterfall, on a plantation estate, in a church or with the Pitons in the background
For a wedding set on a palm-fringed beach with crystal clear waters, top spots are: Reduit Beach - Rodney Bay, Pigeon Island - Gros Islet, Sugar Beach – Soufriere and Anse Cochon - Anse La Raye
Most hotels on the island have dedicated wedding coordinators who not only ensure a seamless event, they take the lead on handling paperwork, flowers, photography, the cake, reception and anything else that the couple needs to be done. With dozens of independent boutique hotels, as well as global brands, couples of all budgets have their choice of world-class accommodations. Saint Lucia's wide range of accommodations includes world-class five-star hotels, all-inclusive resorts, intimate boutiques, luxury hideaways and value-oriented properties
Couples (and their guests) can opt for beachfront stays, views of the Pitons and quaint resorts set amidst rainforest or mountainside. Nearly all of the boutique hotels in Saint Lucia offer the option for your wedding to take over the resort – so your big day becomes the #1 focus every single staff member at the hotel, and your wedding can take on an extra-special exclusive feel.
Because the island has boutique 4- and 5-star properties of all sizes, hotel takeovers are available for wedding parties starting at just 12 people.
Some of the most romantic and bonding experiences in Saint Lucia include:
When arriving from your destination, get whisked away via private helicopter for a spectacular and indulgent transfer to your hotel (a special treat for visitors not staying in the hotel region close to the airport)
Sunset catamaran cruises with the majestic Pitons as a backdrop
Diving in crystal-clear warm waters – and yes, wedding ceremonies can be performed underwater for certified divers!
After you “take the leap” as a couple, you can fly across the lush rainforest canopy on a zipline
Enjoying the relaxing Sulphur Springs, then painting each other with detoxifying mud before soaking it all off – and yes, you also can get married at the mud baths; engaged couples and newlyweds can often be seen painting “I Do” or “Just Married” onto their loved ones!
With nonstop air service from many gateways across the U.S., Saint Lucia is an easily-accessible oasis for everyone in your party.
Covid-19 Travel: While the way we travel and celebrate milestones may have changed a bit, the warm people of Saint Lucia and the majestic Pitons still beckon couples to spend quality time unwinding on pristine beaches, relaxing in unforgettable resorts, exploring nature and savoring local cuisine.
A suite of Covid-19 safety protocols prioritize safety while offering the enriching, memorable wedding, honeymoon or vacation experience for which Saint Lucia is famous.
When it comes to your wedding, your resort will work with you to ensure that the appropriate measures are in place, to help keep your guests safe and make your experience perfect.