Getting married in the Cayman Islands

Written by    Last updated: June 6, 2006

Tie the knot on board a boat or on a sun‐kissed beach ‐‐ on the very day you arrive, if you choose ‐‐ on this exotic Caribbean island

Why get married in the Caymans?

Lying in the crystal clear waters of the Caribbean, this British Crown Colony offers gleaming white sand beaches and some of the best scuba diving in the world. The Cayman Islands offer a wide variety of restaurants, from fast food to top quality gourmet, but is also ideal if you’re just after a spell of total relaxation.

What kind of wedding ceremony can I have?

There are many beautiful locations for you to have your marriage ceremony: a picturesque little quiet chapel, on a shimmering white sandy beach, or even on board a ship drifting over a tranquil sea.

If you would like an on‐board wedding, the minister will meet you at the dock to obtain the necessary documents to process the licence. He will then go to the courthouse and return with your marriage licence.

Is it wedding weather?

  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Max temp (°F)* 82 84 86 87 87 87 89 89 89 87 84 82
Sunshine hours* 7 6 8 10 9 8 8 9 6 7 7 8
Rainfall (inches)* 3 2 1 1 6 8 4 6 8 8 4 4
*Average daily max temp (°F)
*Average daily sunshine hours
*Average monthly rainfall (inches)

What’s the flight time?

12.5 hours

What’s the time difference?

GMT ‐5

Do I need a visa to enter the country?

No.

What’s the wedding paperwork?

  • Residency You can get married in the Cayman Islands from the day of your arrival once you have a non‐resident’s licence. You also need a Cayman Islands international embarkation/disembarkation card.
  • Proof of ID You will need to produce your original birth certificates and a valid passport.
  • Divorce If either of you is divorced, you’ll need to show your Decree Absolute with a court stamp.
  • Widowed If you are widowed you will need to produce the death certificate of your deceased spouse and your previous marriage certificate.
  • Age restrictions The minimum age to marry in the Cayman Islands is 16; anyone under 18 must have parental consent. Consent can be given by your father or, if he is deceased, by a lawful male guardian. If there is no guardian, your mother may give consent.

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