Getting married in the Caribbean is one
of the best ways for a couple to start their life together. Whether it's
Barbados, Antigua, St. Lucia, Grenada or Tobago our WIIT wedding team has all
you need to fulfill your DREAMS!!
How about exchanging vows on a beach, in a church, in a lovely
plantation or even in a submarine at the bottom of the sea...any where
your heart desires.
Each ceremony is unique and specially suited to you and your loved ones.
With over 20 years of experience there is nothing we can't do!
Barbados is a medium-sized island that is 21 miles long by 14 miles wide, located in the far South-Eastern corner of the Caribbean; it's semi-tropical with an average temp of 30ºC with only nominal seasonal variations. Prevailing trade winds blow steadily so that although it is bright and sunny, it isn't unbearably hot. Rain usually comes in short showers and is usually followed quickly by sunny skies and within minutes everything will be dry. The name Barbados is derived from the Portuguese word Los Babados and means “the bearded ones” which most believe to be a reference to the many bearded fig trees on the island.
With this said Barbados is famed for its miles of beautiful beaches, so this is a natural choice of wedding venues some other venues are: Churches, Gardens, Catamaran cruises, underwater weddings, Great Houses and Villas.
Beach weddings in Barbados regularly take place at Foul Bay and Bottom Bay. Ceremonies on the beach usually take place under an arch of flowers, with your wedding guests looking on; sometimes a marquee can also be erected on the beach. For the wedding reception after the marriage ceremony has taken place it is usual to head off to your hotel, villa or restaurant with your guests to celebrate.
Bottom Bay is located in St. Philip along the south east coast of Barbados. Many couples like this wedding venue in Barbados as it is surrounded by high coral cliffs and dotted with tall palm trees. Palm trees are always a wonderful additive to any tropical Barbados wedding.
With the clear and tranquil Caribbean seas surrounding this island you can choose to have truly unique weddings aboard a private catamaran. Of all the wedding venues in Barbados, a wedding floating in the ocean is definitely one to write home about!!! This Barbados wedding venue will generally provide you with 2 options for your ceremony, a morning ceremony or afternoon ceremony. In addition to your wedding ceremony, your catamaran cruise will typically include serving you and your guests with drinks and canapés and lounging about on the sunny deck.
The Atlantis Submarine is one of the most well renowned tourist attractions for visitors to Barbados. The submarine, which takes passengers to see the coral reef just off the west coast is also one of the most exciting and original wedding venues in Barbados. Setting off from Bridgetown, you will be taken by boat to board the submarine where the celebrations will begin for your big day. You and your guests will enjoy the spectacular views of the marine life and coral whilst your ceremony takes place.
Due to the size of the submarine this Barbados wedding location is ideal for a maximum of 40 guests.
Another very unique choice of wedding venues in Barbados is in the famous Harrison's Cave. This limestone coral cave is a spectacular network of underground caverns and pools, and is known as one of the seven wonders of Barbados.
Choosing to wed in this cave gives you a beautiful backdrop of stalagmites and stalactites as well as underground waterfalls.
For a nature wedding in a tropical garden there are 3 options to choose from. The first is the Flower Forest where you can get married whilst surrounded by 50 acres of exotic blooms. Your second option is Orchid World with their lovely wedding gazebo with a backdrop of purple and pink flowers. Andromeda Gardens is also another option with its six acre botanical garden paradise overlooking the east coast of Barbados. No matter what your idea of a dream wedding might be, you are sure to be able to make it happen in Barbados. There are several professional wedding planners in Barbados, who will be able to help you decide on the perfect venue for your special day.
Built in 1635 this historic sugar plantation house sits in the lush valley of Sweet Bottom. It is an oasis of tropical gardens surrounded by 500 hundred acres of sugar cane. It’s the perfect place to hold a wedding in Barbados. The home has been lovingly restored and furnished with a vast collection of antiques and crystal chandeliers. The magnificent mahogany dining table, built in 1705, seats 20 and has been graced by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth the II and other Dignitaries.
Fisher Pond Great House can seat up to 85 guests for a sit down celebration using John and Rain's incredible collection of antique china, crystal and silver. The 200 year old coral dripstones are the centre piece of the Secret Garden. This lush and tropical garden is ideal for an intimate ceremony. An array of exotic and colorful birds makes this garden their home. The Fern Terrace filled with fountains and a marble bath tub is perfect for your wedding cocktail reception. The Sunken Garden with its royal palms and bamboo groves accommodates up to 300 guests and can also be used for the ceremony.
The romantic Bridal Suite is available for your wedding day preparations at no extra cost. Fisher Pond Great House is the most magical and romantic location any couple can dream of to spend their wedding day.
If none of these unique tropical wedding
venues in Barbados suit you, a typical religious church wedding ceremony can be
There are some 70 religions represented on the island, and most of them are happy to welcome visitors who would like to marry provided you comply with certain religious wedding requirements first. The most popular churches to hosts visitor weddings are the many Anglican and Roman Catholic churches throughout the island.
St. James Anglican Church is a common choice amongst visitors. This is the oldest Anglican Church on the island with its beautiful coral stone architecture. It is also perfectly located in the city of Holetown near to most of the hotels along the west coast.
*Civil ceremonies are conducted by a magistrate from the district court of the parish where your wedding venue is located.
We the West Indian International Tours (WIIT) team are here to cater to your every need; here’s a list of items that are required to wed in Barbados.
It is very easy to get married in Barbados as there is no required waiting period or minimum length of stay. Application for a marriage license must be made by both parties in person at the office of the Ministry of Home Affairs in the capital city Bridgetown. You will require:
· Valid passports.
· If either party was married previously and widowed, a certified copy of the marriage certificate and death certificate in respect of the deceased spouse.
· If either party was divorced, an original Decree Absolute OR certified copy of the Final Judgments, NOT the Decree Nisi.
· All documents not in English must be accompanied by a translation certified by an authorized Notary Public (NOT a Justice of the Peace).
· A letter from the marriage officer who has agreed to perform the marriage ceremony (provided by Tropical Weddings).
· Persons under the age of sixteen (16) cannot be legally married in Barbados. For persons between the ages of sixteen (16) and eighteen (18), the consent of both parents must be obtained and both parents must be present at the time of the application.
· Original deed poll if either party has had a name change.
· Persons eighteen (18) years and older do not require parental consent.
Live your dream wedding in beautiful Barbados whether it’s set amidst the tropical flora and fauna of our island paradise or be a traditional marriage in one of our many historic churches. Barbados offers a wide range of exotic and traditional options for you to choose from for your wedding location.
Barbados is known for its contrasting landscapes. With its eastern side exposed to the Atlantic, dramatic views and scenery abound. To the west, however, on the mellow Caribbean side, are miles and miles of white, coral-sand beaches, and it is here that many of the island’s hotels are found. Make Barbados your choice for your dream wedding today.
Saint Lucia is the perfect destination for Weddings and honeymoons as touted by World Travel Awards, voted the "World's Leading Honeymoon Destination" for the past seven years. Ardent couples do not have to wait and can benefit from the island’s same day marriage policy.
The exclusivity of the destination has made Saint Lucia an ideal location for upcoming nuptials. Whether you prefer a ceremony on the beach or while cruising around the island with the Pitons at the backdrop or, if you can imagine it, in Saint Lucia it can be done.
If you're looking for the perfect fairy-tale wedding, you are just a few hours away from the best destination. Grenada has it all, from turquoise waters set off by the incredible white sands of the beaches to harbors scented with unbelievable tropical plants. Your dream wedding can become a reality when you step into this paradise.
Antigua has hundreds of beaches for visitors to enjoy including the remote Pink Beach, with rosy-colored sand, which makes it the picture perfect place to get married... it's now so easy to do in Antigua. Get married - Congratulations!!
If you like the idea of getting married on a near-deserted beach as the sun sets over the Caribbean Sea, we are Happy to provide you with a relaxed but really romantic and wonderfully meaningful ceremony which will give you beautiful memories for life.
The WIIT team is ready to cater to your every whim so sit back and relax as we create the wedding of your dreams.