St. Lucia, a vibrant nation influenced by French, English, and African traditions, is a great destination wedding site for couples that want adventure and cultural discovery paired with luxury and pampering. This country can accommodate every desire, from all-inclusive resorts to boutique, luxury hotels, as long as you love the sparkling water of the Caribbean, unconstrained nature that is astonishingly colorful, and powder-soft beaches.
As you tie the knot, you and your guests may discover the wonders of aquatic life beneath the waves, wander through volcanic beaches, and even turn up the jazz music, which is played from every cabana. What distinguishes St. Lucia from other sections of this segment of the world is that it is still relatively young. But tourism is still coming in, offering you more privacy and, of course, lower prices.
The complete guide to organizing a destination wedding in St. Lucia.
When is the Best Time to Get Married in St. Lucia?
Though some women are concerned about the heat of a coastal vow exchange, if you can schedule your ceremony in May or June, you won’t have to worry about sweating. The weather for a late-spring or early-summer St. Lucia destination wedding will be in the upper 70s to low 80s. While you should avoid the hurricane season, which runs from mid-September to November, the Christmas season may also be a fun time to visit. Remember that costs may be higher than usual since many other snow-haters will rush to avoid the forecasts.
St. Lucia’s Marriage Laws
Most couples place getting married at the bottom of their priority list. While signing on the dotted line isn’t difficult in your own country, while organizing a St. Lucia destination wedding, you’ll need to fulfill the country’s regulations before you can be deemed spouses by law. The procedure is simple: passports, birth certificates, divorce/death certificates, and, as expected, a small charge. Please keep in mind that the application will take at least two full working days to process. As usual, talk to a good lawyer to make sure you don’t forget anything as you get ready to fly to paradise to get married.
The Best Wedding Locations in St. Lucia
Here’s where to go if you want a St. Lucia destination wedding with breathtaking vistas, great service, elegantly designed hotels, and the best in bespoke wedding services.
Resort Jade Mountain
Jade Mountains is one of St. Lucia’s top all-inclusive resorts! In fact, I feel it is one of the top Caribbean wedding resorts. St. Lucia’s Jade Mountain Resort on St. Lucia’s south-western Caribbean coastline, rising magnificently above the 600-acre beachside resort of Anse Chastanet, is a cornucopia of organic architecture honoring the island’s outstanding visual splendor. Each wedding at Jade Mountain is a one-of-a-kind, personalized celebration planned in close cooperation with the bride and groom, who can even add their own vows to the civil ceremony. There is just one wedding ceremony every day. There is no official “wedding chapel,” so the bride and groom can pick their own “very special place,” either Jade Mountain or the neighboring resort of Anse Chastanet.
Location options include Jade Mountain’s Celestial Terrace, the 600-acre estate’s Anse Chastanet and Anse Mamin beaches, the resort’s historic colonial plantation with 18th century remnants, a local waterfall, the coral reef, or the tranquility of a Jade Mountain sanctuary. A tropical wedding bouquet, a boutonnière for the groom, a wedding planner and staff, a choice of wedding locations on the 600-acre property, décor at the wedding location, a two-tier wedding cake, and a special dinner table for the wedding party are all included in the popular “Elope to Paradise” wedding package. This package also includes all legal procedures and expenses for obtaining a marriage license. All you have to do is show up with the above-mentioned documents. Average price: $1,095-$4,750. As an added bonus, the resort periodically offers complimentary wedding packages. It’s also conveniently accessible, being only a mile and a half from the town of Soufriere.
Sandals Regency La Toc
If you’re seeking one of the top resorts in St. Lucia, try Sandals. Sandals is a massive firm and brand that is well-known all over the world. They have several sites in St. Lucia, including this one in Castries. Don’t forget to look at the exceptional pricing available here. Sandals Regency La Toc, Saint Lucia’s most exclusive resort, is a spectacular 210-acre estate nestled on a half-mile crescent-shaped beach surrounded by unique coral cliffs, verdant slopes, and rolling lawns.
The Sunset Bluff Village is a private enclave with a demanding executive-style golf course, magnificent coastal suites, and a private enclave. At an extra fee, more comprehensive packages are offered. This resort dubbed the “Emerald of the Caribbean,” lives up to its moniker. Because this is an adults-only resort, it will be a no-go if children are in your wedding or on your guest list. Typical Cost: If you stay at the resort for more than three nights, it is free. Wedding packages can range from $1,700 to $2,900. Bonus: You’ll feel like a queen (or king!) as your butler, dressed in a full-on butler outfit, attends to your every need as you sunbathe on the beach or eat on your own veranda.
Marigot Bay Resort and Marina by Capella
There are numerous areas to explore on this island nation, from the jungle and mountains to the spectacular lagoons and bays adorned with colorful marine animals, corals, and beaches. For your St. Lucia destination wedding, Marigot Bay is one of the most sought-after, where you and your spouse will enjoy a little more solitude and warmth from isolation from visitors.
This location in the center of the bay takes pleasure in providing fairytale-like attractions for engaged couples, including sunset cruises, couples’ massage workshops, gourmet immersions, and more. Whether you want to say your vows at sunset by the ocean or inside the property, make the most of everything this five-star resort has to offer. If you like rum, ask your wedding organizer about scheduling a visit to their own ‘rum cave’ to sample the local beverage of choice. Because you’ll probably want to do something fun before or after the wedding, you should know that the resort offers everything from sunset cruises and massages for couples to cooking classes and tours of their own rum cave.
Stonefield Estate Resort
Though many traveling couples prefer a beach wedding, if you prefer the mountains, consider Stonefield Estate Resort for your St. Lucia destination wedding. Sprawling across 27 acres of hillside and flowing with tropical foliage and vivid fruit trees and flowers, you’ll feel like you’ve arrived in paradise the moment you enter. The resort’s design is inspired by a historic mansion, giving a luxurious boutique experience. If you want a stunning backdrop for your wedding, go no farther than the 2,400-foot Petit Piton, which rises from the lake near the resort. This 1,600-year-old property is ideal for couples who desire less of a giant resort and more of a family-like homestead for their wedding.
Cap Maison Luxury Resort & Spa
There are several wedding hotels in St. Lucia that may be reserved. But, out of all of them, Cap Maison Luxury Resorts and Spa is my favorite. Cap Maison is an outstanding luxury hotel in a breathtakingly gorgeous setting, with its own sandy beach. It is in one of the most sought-after areas on the island, appealing to both the active and those wanting a quiet vacation since it is both secluded and close to the elegant Rodney Bay neighborhood and next to the St. Lucia Golf & Country Club.
The outstanding amenities at Cap Maison make it a perfect spot for couples looking to relax. The beautiful and romantic resort offers a variety of St. Lucia wedding packages, and the ceremony can be held in a location of your choice: in one of their stunning rooftop pool suites, in the gazebo in the gardens at the cliff’s edge, right on the water on Rock Maison, on the beach, or even on their private 46-foot luxury yacht. They can also provide private chef services and meals in-suite. Many bigger celebrations are held at The Cliff at Cap, the resort’s restaurant with spectacular views of the sea and garden.
Frequently Asked Question
What are the prerequisites for a wedding in St Lucia?
The following standard documentation is required:
- Certificate of Birth
- Absolute decree (if one of the parties is divorced)
- First spouse’s death certificate (in the case of a widow/widower)
- A vote by deed (if a name has been changed)
- If one of the parties is under the age of 18, a sworn affidavit of permission stamped by a notary public is required.
How much does a wedding in St Lucia cost?
Fees and Marriage License Costs in Saint Lucia (a charge of EC $335, or EC $540 if done on the same day).
Is it simple to get married in Saint Lucia?
It is really simple to get married in Saint Lucia. Because there is no residence requirement, you can marry within 24 hours after arriving if you seek for a same-day marriage license. You can also apply for a normal marriage license, which requires you to be on the island two days before your wedding
He is an expert travel advisor and enthusiast. He has traveled extensively in the USA, Central America, South America, and Europe. He has visited every Sandals Resort and is one of a select few Diamond Elite members of the Sandals Chairman’s Royal Club.
Dan graduated from Johnson & Wales University with an associate degree in Culinary Arts. Later he graduated from the University of Utah with a bachelor’s degree in International Studies with a focus on people and culture.