With outstanding natural beauty, award-winning accommodation and luxury in abundance, there are plenty of reasons to get married in Saint Lucia.
While the islands of the Caribbean have long been favoured by lovestruck couples, it’s Saint Lucia’s diverse nature, jaw-dropping surrounds and unparalleled hospitality that really stand out as a wedding and honeymoon destination.
From the long stretches of golden sandy beaches in the north, to the lush green forests of central Saint Lucia via the invigorating mud baths of Soufriere’s Sulphur Springs, it’s easy to understand why the locals say no two parts of the island are alike.
Whether you’re planning a big, extravagant destination wedding or something a little more intimate, here are just a few of the many reasons why weds-to-be are choosing to say ‘I do’ in Saint Lucia.
Providing the perfect backdrop for the exchange of nuptials and a lavish honeymoon, Saint Lucia is truly blessed with stunning scenery. From the iconic Piton Mountains, a UNESCO World Heritage site, lush rainforests and beautiful palm-fringed beaches to the idyllic bays, hidden waterfalls and rolling hills, there are picture-perfect vistas at every turn.
Unique Wedding Locations in Saint Lucia
The diverse landscape not only lends itself to jaw-dropping views, but also a plethora of unique wedding locations. Whether you opt for a private catamaran with the Piton Mountains as a backdrop as you say your vows, or an over-water chapel with the soft sounds of the ocean waves accompanying you down the aisle, your Saint Lucia wedding will certainly be one you and your guests will never forget. That’s without even mentioning the stunning beach locations, botanical gardens or Pigeon Island National Landmark.
A Dream Honeymoon Destination on Your Doorstep
Switch from wedding bliss to honeymoon haven without having to catch another flight. Make the most of the Saint Lucian sunshine and roll straight onto your honeymoon after you tie the knot in front of your friends and family. Voted the World’s Leading Honeymoon Destination eleven times at the World Travel Awards, there are plenty of luxury honeymoon packages available on the island, each offering an abundance of couples’ activities. Romantic picnics at Pigeon Island National Landmark, snorkel and dive days in the crystal clear waters, exhilarating helicopter tours and adrenaline-fueled hikes up the Pitons are just a few of the ways to spend your day. There’s also ample opportunity for some much-needed R&R, with spa packages, rum and wine tastings and private boat days, topped off with Champagne sunset cruises and candlelit dinners on the beach.
Greater Flexibility With No Residency Period
As is common practice for destination weddings, a Standard Marriage License requires couples to be residing on the island three working days prior to the wedding. However, couples in Saint Lucia can benefit from greater flexibility as the island does not have a residency period. You can apply for a Special Marriage license which can be obtained within 24 hours of arrival.
Wedding Planners at Your Fingertips
But if all the bureaucracy and planning still seems like a bit of a headache, worry not as Saint Lucia’s vast array of wedding planners are here to help out. Many hotels and resorts have whole teams dedicated to making sure your wedding day goes off without a glitch. Plus, owing to the islands longstanding popularity with brides and grooms-to-be, there are a number of independent wedding planners who know all the best vendors, caterers and wedding hotspots on the island.
Sample Delicious Cuisine
Speaking of hotspots, Saint Lucia boasts a whole host of eateries combining delicious cuisine with unrivalled views. Sample a fusion of Caribbean and European flavours created by the island’s talented chefs using the finest fresh and local ingredients as you soak up ocean views. Head to The Cliff at Cap Maison for ultimate romance, The Terrace at Jade Mountain for an awe-inspiring backdrop and Dasheene in Ladera for a fine-dining take on traditional Saint Lucian food.
With all that’s on offer on Saint Lucia, you’d be forgiven for thinking that this honeymoon haven is a far-flung world away, however with regular direct flights from London Gatwick (British Airways and TUI) and Manchester (TUI) to Hewanorra International Airport, your little taste of luxury is only 8 hours away.
For more information visit stlucia.org.
Book your FREE Wedding in Saint Lucia (Plus 35% Hotel Saving)
Tropical Sky is offering a 7 night, All Inclusive holiday staying at Windjammer Landing Beach Resort from £1999pp which includes a FREE Tropical Bliss wedding package. The offer is based on two adults sharing an Ocean View Two Bedroom Suite and includes return BA flights from London Gatwick and in resort transfers.
The FREE Tropical Bliss Wedding Package includes:
- Personal wedding planner
- Civil ceremony
- Marriage license and certificate
- Service of the officiant
- Transportation to and from the lawyer’s office
- Tropical bouquet and boutonniere
- Chilled bottle of sparkling wine
- Beautifully decorated ceremony setting
- Room upgrade for wedding couple (based on availability)
- Dressing room for bridal party (for up to five hours)
- Late departure for wedding couple (based on availability)