Destination Weddings in St. Lucia
Published May 9, 2018
St. Lucia Weddings
To get married in St. Lucia, you will need valid passports, birth certificates and a marriage application for a legal marriage. Divorce and death decrees are needed if applicable. Our recommendation is to arrive 2 days before your wedding as the fee is much less, however, you can pay the fees the day of the wedding for an increased price.
To travel to St. Lucia you will need your valid passports. Make sure to advise your country's travel information website for more information and possibly other travel documents. The official language of St. Lucia is English, however, you may hear some French Creole from the locals around the island. The official currency of St. Lucia is the East Caribbean dollar, however, USD is accepted across the island.
St. Lucia Highlights
The climate in St. Lucia is tropical meaning the average temperature is between 77-82 degrees F. St. Lucia has beaches for miles! From waterfalls to coves to sailing the blue waters to white sand beaches. St. Lucia is also a great destination for those looking for some adventure. Since St. Lucia, the city, is built on a volcanic rock there are hiking and tour adventures for your guests.
The Piton Mountains, better known as the "Twin Peaks", rise above at an amazing 3,000 feet above the Caribbean Sea level, making it a perfect picturesque landscape and an adventurous experience. The two peaks are around 4 km apart when they actually look side by side. The 7,200 acres of land, as well as water, make an incredible UNESCO World Heritage Site. If you wish to hike the Pitons, there are tour companies willing to take the adventurous folk along the 3-6 hour trip each way. The fee at most tour companies is around $30. Another addition to the Piton Mountains is the amazing area for snorkeling and scuba diving just at the base of the mountains. The island is surrounded with one of the most diverse reef systems in the world.
St. Lucian Rainforests
St. Lucia is famous for their banana, coconut, and sugar cane plantations. Explore St. Lucia's culture with a trip to one of these plantations to learn something new! Around 13% of the island is covered by rainforests that are heavily protected by the St. Lucian government to keep the island as sustainable and eco-friendly as possible. There are some selected tour companies that offer rainforest hikes, however, if booking, make sure that they are regulated by the St. Lucian government, the goal is to keep the rainforest safe!
There are multiple locations on the island that are perfect for a wedding venue. Some of the featured beaches include Reduit Beach in Rodney Bay, Sugar Beach in Soufriere, Pigeon Island in Gros Islet and Anse Cochon in Anse La Raye. These are the best locations for those looking for a beach wedding. St. Lucia also has some beautiful waterfalls all around the island. These include Diamond Falls in Soufriere, Latille Falls in Micoud and Toraille Falls in Soufriere. Waterfalls make great wedding photos and give a different destination wedding feel than the normal beach setting. What is purely unique to St. Lucia is the Piton Mountain background. Locations such as Jade Mountian, make a great area to view the amazing Twin Peaks in the backdrop of your ceremony and wedding photos.