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Getting married in St Lucia

6th June 2006 |By | Be the first to comment

St. Lucia offers many faces for a visitor to be inspired and fulfilled by. It’s a great venue for an idyllic wedding followed by an eventful honeymoon, with lively nights and areas of great natural beauty.

Caribbean nightlife, wildlife, beachlife ‐‐ the perfect start to wedded life!

Why get married in St Lucia?

Lying between Martinique and St Vincent in the Windward Islands chain of the Caribbean, St. Lucia offers many faces for a visitor to be inspired and fulfilled by. It’s a great venue for an idyllic wedding followed by an eventful honeymoon, with lively nights and areas of great natural beauty.

Most famous and breathtaking sight has to be the Pitons in the southwest: twin peaks rising from the water. From Soufriere in the southwest you can drive to the entrance of La Soufriere volcano with its bubbling sulphur hot springs, rich in minerals. Marigot Bay is a pretty, picturesque harbour where Dr Doolittle was filmed. Castries, the capital is about 20 minutes drive from the main beach areas on the Northwest coast where the beaches are relaxed, the harbour busy and the nightlife active.

What kind of wedding ceremony can I have in St Lucia?

In St Lucia, no two weddings need be alike. Simply discover you own perfect spot, rent a boat or a dream villa. Then tie the knot, St. Lucia style ‐‐ on that deserted beach, yacht, in the botanical gardens or simply in a church almost anywhere. You can even pledge your troth underwater.

Is it wedding weather?

  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Max temp (°F)* 82 83 84 87 88 88 87 88 88 87 85 83
Sunshine hours* 8 9 8 8 9 7 9 8 7 8 8 8
Rainfall (inches)* 5 4 4 3 6 9 9 11 10 9 9 8
*Average daily max temp (°F)
*Average daily sunshine hours
*Average monthly rainfall (inches)

What’s the flight time?

9 hours

What’s the time difference?

GMT ‐4

Do I need a visa to enter the country?

No.

What’s the wedding paperwork?

  • Residency The residency period is four days ‐‐ after two days you can make an application for a marriage licence, which takes two days to process. You can also apply for a special licence which allows you to waive any residency.
  • Proof of ID You’ll need to show your original birth certificates and a valid 10‐year passport.
  • Divorced If either of you is divorced, you must produce the Decree Absolute with court stamp.
  • Widowed If you are widowed the Death Certificate of your deceased spouse is required.
  • Age restrictions If either of you is under the age of 18, evidence of parental consent must be produced in the form of a notarised sworn affidavit.
  • Name change If your name has been changed by Deed Poll you will be required to produce legal proof stamped and signed by a solicitor. This also applies if a married woman has reverted back to her maiden name.  

How do I obtain a marriage licence?

Application to be married in St Lucia must be made to the Attorney General (see Where can I find further information?) who will issue a marriage licence after a two‐day residency period. A special licence requires no period of residency.

Where can I find further information?

St. Lucia Tourist Board
1 Collingham Gardens
London
SW5 0HW
Tel: 0870 900 7679
Website: www.stlucia.org

St Lucia Tourist Board
Sureline Building
Vide Bouteille
Castries
St Lucia
Tel: 001 758 452 4094
Website: www.stlucia.org

Attorney General’s Chambers
Old Education Building
Cnr, Micaud and Laborie Streets
Castries
St. Lucia
WI
Tel: 001 758 468 3245

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