As if the promise of perfect weather and an idyllic beachfront location isn’t already tempting enough for anyone tying the knot, it’s typically cheaper to have a wedding abroad too, with many hotels throughout the Caribbean and Indian Ocean offering free wedding and vow renewal ceremonies!*
With the average UK wedding costing more than £20,000, it’s little wonder that getting married abroad is becoming more and more popular. And with wedding coordinators in resorts tending to your every need, it saves you from a lot of big day stress. Hayes and Jarvis can help make that dream wedding a reality; book an intimate ceremony on luxury St Lucia or in the romantic Maldives from £1249 per person and enjoy a host of free extras, such as guaranteed room upgrades, framed photographs, breakfast in bed, and the services of a personal wedding coordinator for a completely hassle-free experience.
Here’s a pick of the top 10 FREE weddings and vow renewals selected by the Hayes and Jarvis weddings team…
Hotel: Coconut Bay Beach Resort & Spa
What’s included: Personal wedding coordinator, decorated oceanfront gazebo, bridal bouquet, groom’s button hole, one tier wedding cake, chilled sparkling wine, a framed wedding photograph, dinner reservation, all registration, legal and Marriage Officer fees
Book a dream Caribbean wedding on the luxury island of St Lucia with Hayes and Jarvis from £1,549 per person – saving up to £1,549 per person. The wedding will take place at the four star Coconut Bay Beach Resort & Spa in an oceanfront gazebo. The offer includes a seven night stay in a Concierge Junior Suite on an all inclusive basis with a 55% accommodation discount and deluxe wedding package, airport transfers, and return international flights from London Gatwick with Virgin Atlantic. Based on departures 4th June 2015.
Hotel: Occidental Grand Xcaret
What’s included: Wedding coordinator, romantic wooden canopy, ceremony table with white cover, cushioned white tiffany chairs, decorated aisle, tropical bridal bouquet and matching groom’s button hole, natural rose petal aisle décor, one tier wedding cake, bridal gown steam service, recorded music and microphone for the ceremony, chilled sparkling wine, wedding breakfast in bed, honeymoon gift, special turn-down service for the bride and groom, late check-out.
A wedding in Mexico can mean taking up some of the local traditions, such as a live Mariachi band, but it’s the beautiful beachfront location and Caribbean weather that appeals to most. Booking a destination wedding to Mexico with Hayes and Jarvis ensures everything is taken care of and cost from just £1,499 per person. Staying at the luxurious four star plus Occidental Grand Xcaret, the happy couple will say ‘I do’ barefoot on the soft Mexican sands. This offer includes a seven-night stay in a Royal Club Luxury Room on an all-inclusive basis with the ‘Simple Love’ wedding package, airport transfers and return international flights from London Gatwick with British Airways. Based on departures 30th September 2015.
Hotel: Blue Waters & Cove Suites
What’s included: Free upgrade to a Deluxe Beachfront Room, dedicated wedding coordinator, bridal bouquet, groom’s button hole, decorated cliff top gazebo for the ceremony, single tier wedding cake, bottle of Champagne, breakfast served on the balcony with sparkling wine on the first day of marriage, all registration, legal and Marriage Officer fees.
Tying the knot in Antigua offers a truly unique experience; at the Blue Waters & Cove Suites, couple will say ‘I do’ under a decorated gazebo at the end of Blue Waters point with views over the Caribbean ocean. Hayes and Jarvis offer a wedding at the four star plus Blue Waters & Coves Suites, Antigua from £1,649 per person – saving up to £186 per person. The offer includes a ten-night stay on a B&B basis, the wedding package and return international flights from London Gatwick with Virgin Atlantic. Based on departures 19th May 2015.
What’s included: Dedicated wedding coordinator, decorated location, a bottle of sparkling wine, candlelit dinner, gift from management, legal and registration fees.
With tropical gardens, a white sandy beachfront and an elegant thatched pavilion overlooking the Indian Ocean, couples are spoilt for choice in choosing a wedding location at the five star Maritim in Mauritius. Book a wedding in paradise with Hayes and Jarvis from £1,399 per person on an all-inclusive basis with one bonus night, 15% early booking discount and a free wedding package – a total saving of up to £487 per person. Return international flights from London Gatwick with Emirates is also included. Based on departures 20th November 2015.
Hotel: Meeru Island Resort & Spa
What’s included: Make-up for the bride in the spa beauty room, procession with drums and petals, beach ceremony, ring exchange, two fresh coconuts, Dhoni ride, wedding certificate, room decorated with flowers.
There are few destinations that match the Maldives’ reputation for romance, and this renewal of vows package reflects this with a secluded and peaceful private island location. Hayes and Jarvis offer a vows renewal package at the four star Meeru Island Resort & Spa from £1,299 per person – saving up to £173 per person. The offer includes a seven night stay on a full board basis, vow renewal package, and return international flights from London Gatwick with Emirates. Based on departures 7th July 2015.
Hotel: Secrets Maroma Beach Riviera Cancun
What’s included: Personal wedding coordinator, preparation and ironing of wedding attire, complimentary room for the groom the night before the wedding, bridal bouquet, groom’s button hold, wedding cake and sparkling wine, discount on all spa treatments, Newlywed Package including breakfast in bed, plus an anniversary discount.
Saying ‘I do’ at the Maroma Beach Riviera Cancun in Mexico not only offers a great value wedding package, but the opportunity to relive that special day on the first anniversary of the wedding with a special anniversary discount. Tie the knot in the beautiful grounds of this five star property from £1,549 per person – saving up to £473 per person. The offer includes 25% early booking discount, the wedding package, airport transfers, and return international flights from London Gatwick with British Airways. Based on departures 21st September 2015.
Hotel: Zilwa Attitude
What’s included: Wedding coordinator, exclusive venue, wedding cake, bottle of sparkling wine, discount at the spa, candlelit dinner, gift for the couple, transcription of marriage certificate, government charges.
Celebrate love amongst the natural beauty of Mauritius; drawing heavily on local traditions, Zilwa Attitude makes all guests feel like a true ‘islander’ with Creole lessons on the beach and the chance to dine in local homes. It makes for an ideal and completely unique choice for a destination wedding. Departing 31st May 2015, a seven-night holiday at the four star plus Zilwa Attitude on an all-inclusive basis also includes the wedding package and return international flights from London Gatwick with Emirates. Prices start from £1,249 per person – saving up to £225 per person. Terms and conditions apply.
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