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Written by Anyonita Green Last updated: February 19, 2015
Nestled in the sugar cane fields on the estate of an 18th century plantation house on the island of Barbados is a magical wedding venue for those seeking a destination wedding with serious wow factor.
Steeped in history, Pollards Mill is a unique destination wedding spot. Located on the grounds of what was formerly an actual working sugar plantation, Pollards Mill has loads of quirky, charming features. More than this, the stunning sea vistas and tropical gardens which attract hummingbirds and brightly coloured butterflies create an unforgettable romantic setting.
Barbados is among the most popular locales for destination weddings. The marriage requirements are lax with no minimum length of stay nor required waiting period. Those wishing to get hitched on the Caribbean island must apply for a marriage licence in person at the Ministry of Home Affairs. For people who are not civilians of Barbados, there is a fee associated with applying for the licence, so be sure to fully research Barbadian marriage policy before booking your big day on the sun-drenched island.
At Pollards Mill you’ll benefit from the best of both worlds: although the mill is secluded and boasts breathtaking vistas and historic features it is not entirely removed from the warm, welcoming Caribbean culture Barbadians are renown for. While travel guides suggest you hire a car while staying on the island, previous guests at Pollards Mill have verified that when staying at the mill, you are just a stone’s throw from some of the best spots for nightlife and culture.
Linda Cooper, proprietor of Pollards Mill, welcomes guests in with a smile.While some guests report that her hospitality has extended to home-cooked meals and dinner parties thrown in their honour, they all agree that during their stay at the mill they felt welcome, well looked after and content.
As with many destination weddings, getting wed at Pollards Mill is a well-rounded treat. Not only will the ceremony take place on the beautiful grounds, but you’ll enjoy your honeymoon in the very place you promised your vows. Spend lazy nights sipping on your favourite bevvy, listening to the distant sounds of steel drums lifting through the air on balmy breezes. By day, explore the island, its tropical roots and proud heritage then retreat back to the quiet calm of Pollards Mill. Getting married in Barbados is truly a taste of paradise on Earth.
All images courtesy of Pollards Mill.