Toss your bouquet in one of the most beautiful places on earth
It’s the single, most meaningful day of your life and the people and places in the British Virgin Islands plan to make it a memorable one. With softly swaying palms, warm, gentle breezes, secluded beaches and pristine and crystal-clear waters in attendance, we guarantee your wedding will be incredibly special.
Marriage Rules & Regulations
A marriage license is easy to obtain in the British Virgin Islands and the certificate is valid internationally. A couple is required to be in the BVI for three business days before they can be married. On your day of arrival, apply for a license at the Attorney-General's Office, located on the 2nd floor of the Central Administration Complex in Road Town, Tortola. The office is open Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Your application will take three business days to be processed.
Requirements of the Attorney-General's Office
- Your passports as proof of identity and date of arrival in the BVI.
- Proof of marital status (certified original copies of Degree Absolute for divorced spouses or Death Certificate of deceased spouses). $110.00 (in BVI postage stamps) for a special license for those residing in the BVI for three days or $50.00 (in BVI postage stamps) for those residing in the BVI for 15 days or more.
- Two witnesses: (1) for signing the license application and (1) to be present at the marriage ceremony. (Witnesses need not be the same for both exercises; persons in the BVI may be selected as witnesses.
Having applied for the license, go to the Registrar-General's Office to schedule an appointment for the date and time you propose to be married.
Requirements of the Registrar-General’s Office
- The names of the two parties as they appear on your travel documents
- The ages of both parties
- The occupations of both parties
- Marital Status
- The names of the two witnesses to the ceremony
Fees payable to the Registrar-General's Office are $35.00 if the wedding ceremony is to be performed in the office and $100.00 if it is performed elsewhere. If you wish to be married in a church, wedding announcements must be published on three consecutive Saturdays or Sundays in the church of your choice. You must make arrangement with the minister of the church of your choice. (Publishing of announcements is not necessary if a marriage license is obtained.)
For further details, please write or call:
P.O. Box 3199
Road Town, Tortola
British Virgin Islands VG1110
Tel: (284) 494-3442/5650
Fax: (284) 494-2783
Note: All ministers in the BVI are Marriage Officers and can perform civil ceremonies outside church. A Civil Marriage Officer is also available.
The simplest way to get married in the BVI is to have a Wedding Specialist handle the arrangements. From the license and paperwork to the ceremony and honeymoon, your BVI Wedding Specialist will ensure that everything runs smoothly.
Absolutely Beautiful Events
Absolutely Beautiful Events offers weddings in Nature's Little Secret designed to your unique style and budget. We recommend that our brides and grooms relax and enjoy our absolutely beautiful islands while we bring to life the wedding of their dreams in Nature's Little Secret.
BVI Wedding Planners & Consultants
BVI Wedding Planners & Consultants are based in Tortola. Your wedding may take place in a lush tropical garden, at a quiet villa or on a romantic BVI beach. Your Wedding Planner will help create the wedding of your dreams in a relaxed, Caribbean tradition. They don't believe in inflexible package deals and will help you to design a wedding that suits your needs. Whether planning your wedding reception for 2 or 200 guests, they'll organize your catering needs at a suitable BVI location. Choose a sit down dinner, stand up buffet or (in the spirit of the islands) a relaxing, Caribbean beach BBQ. Special catering requests are never a problem.
Island: Virgin Gorda
Romance... Passion... on a Tropical Island Paradise. The wedding or the special occasion of your dreams can come true with the most experienced wedding/event planner in the B.V.Is Exclusive beach and garden settings are our specialty. We cater to your every need.
Contemporary Events is the event planning and design company of choice for savvy, stylish clients who value the experience of an event. Our goal is to create events that are not just visually remarkable, but events that are acclaimed for being personal and reflective of an amazing experience. We approach events with a fresh perspective, rethinking every element and introducing fresh, modern ideas that make the experience so much more interesting and personal. So whether you are concerned about your décor, paper products, finding great music or planning your entire event, we can help you. Please contact us for additional information.
Road Town, Tortola
Tel: (284) 494-5479 / 541-3538
In The Islands
Have a wedding or renew your vows with a romantic ceremony on a white sandy beach at sunset or garden terrace overlooking the turquoise Caribbean Sea. Then celebrate with an intimate honeymoon in a secluded cottage, an elegant villa, or beachside hotel. In The Islands offers wedding and honeymoon planning and services.
Island: Virgin Gorda
Our friendly and experienced wedding coordinator is based on the island of Virgin Gorda, The Gem of the BVI. We would be delighted to make your wedding dream come true! We specialize in weddings on the beach or in beautiful tropical gardens. Contact Mrs. Sandra Harrigan.
Island: Virgin Gorda
Occasions BVI offers event planning and coordination services throughout the British Virgin Islands. Whether you are planning a party, destination wedding, seminar or meeting and require a chef, catering, entertainment, or photography, their experienced and dedicated consultants are ready to assist you.
Contact Sheila Nelson-Durrant. Trinity Collections is a full service bridal planning business. Trinity Collections strives to make planning your wedding fun, stress-free, and affordable. In addition to planning the wedding and reception, they offer a complete line of popular accessories, invitations, bridal attire, and much more.
A Virgin Marriage
A VIRGIN MARRIAGE can help make your special day absolutely perfect by customizing a ceremony to meet your needs. Get married in paradise at your hotel, villa, on a yacht, on the beach or almost anywhere in the BVI. Your only limitation is your imagination!
Wedding Venues and Services
Below is a list of wedding venues and services available in the British Virgin Islands.
Fort Burt Hotel
Island: Tortola – Road Town
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Fort Recovery Beach Resort Villas
Island: Tortola - West End
Our staff can help plan and map out everything that your heart desires for your wedding. From suggesting the best beaches, Dining Fine and Casual, Hiking Areas, Sites of Interest and map out a day-by-day guide. Boat trips, tennis courts, dive shops, sailing lessons, horseback riding, parasailing, fishing etc. can all be arranged for you entirely. Your personal wedding consultant is our free gift to you to assure that your wedding is just as you imagined.
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Island: Guana Island
One of the few remaining really private islands in its part of the world, Guana is the real Caribbean experience. 850 acres of undisturbed natural beauty with seven pristine, white powder-sand beaches, excellent food, accommodations and service in the tradition of low-key luxury perfected through seven decades of family stewardship. Wedding Packages: Our wedding coordinator can assist you with all BVI arrangements to make your wedding day as carefree and memorable as you want it to be. In addition to the basics of the ceremony and wedding dinner etc. she will help you with other additional-charge features you might want. Wedding Package includes: • Daily selection of wines for lunch and dinner, • Champagne toast and wedding cake for bride and groom, • Floral decorations for wedding ceremony, • Two massages in your room or at our Beach Spa, • Assistance with other arrangements and marriage requirements in the BVI, • Two round-trip taxi and boat transfers from Beef Island airport.
Myett's, Cane Garden Bay
Island: Tortola - Cane Garden Bay
Contact Valerie Rymer. Myett's will help you tie the knot on their beautiful Cane Garden Bay beach. They can customize and cater to wedding parties from 2 to 102 or more. In addition to helping to plan the wedding and reception, they will also guide you through the legal process.
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Little Dix Bay
Island: Virgin Gorda
Ideally situated on over 500 acres with a half mile beach, complimentary water taxi's to eight other beaches and miles of hiking trails and snorkelling reef. Recently renovated with new Junior Suites, cliff top spa and wonderful Virgin Gorda service staff; committed to ensuring a memorable honeymoon. For weddings, reference our website for details on our inclusive packages. Our dedicated planner is committed to ensuring that all aspects of ceremony and reception exceed expectations on all levels.
Long Bay Beach Resort
Surfsong Villa Resort
Just perfect for your cherished wedding group of up to 28 guests! Your celebration can be enjoyed to the fullest in our intimate beachfront resort. Choose from our many wedding packages to begin your planning. Your romance concierge & wedding planner will work through every detail with you to be sure be sure that your celebration is unique to you and perfectly suited to who you are as a couple.
Visit Website: www.surfsong.net/weddings01full.htm
Hezikiah Maddox Photography
Tel: (284) 494-9142
Paul’s Photo Studio
Wedding photography, engagement portraits, family and group portraits, portraits of children, special gatherings and scenic prints of the BVI. Environmental shoots including beaches and gardens. Framed and/or matted historical/cultural original prints of the BVI.
Tel: (284) 494-4735
Rainbow Visions Photography
Tel: (284) 494-2749
Amanda Bakers offers Creative Destination Wedding Photography and Family Portraits, can be scheduled at beach locations.
Tel: (284) 494-6680
Visit Website: www.virginportraits.com