With destination weddings all the rage (think honeymoon, vacation, and wedding all rolled up into one), finding the perfect location to become man and wife tops the list. Whether seeking a wedding on the beach, or one on the slopes, options abound. Antigua, one of the Caribbean’s go-to spots for a destination wedding, offers that something special to make your wedding, honeymoon, and vacation unique. Once the spot of my own honeymoon, I know firsthand about the beauty of Antigua.
Antigua is located in the Caribbean, and boasts over 365 beaches for visitors to enjoy. They have even realized how popular destination weddings have become, and have an entire section on their tourist information website detailing the process. Thankfully, it’s an easy one, requiring simply passports as proof of US citizenship, and a fee of less than $250 for the Wedding Officer, the registration fee, and the marriage license. In addition, many resorts or locations where you’d consider having the wedding on Antigua can help you coordinate the details should you have any questions or concerns.
One popular Antiguan resort for destination weddings is Sandals Grande Antigua Resort & Spa. The location of my honeymoon almost 6 years ago, Sandals Grande Antigua Resort & Spa was a bustling island wedding spot even before it became the fashion. This all inclusive Caribbean island destination is a wonderful spot for a wedding, a honeymoon, or a romantic island getaway. The resort is adults only, located on a beautiful beach with pools, coordinated activities, and water sports, and offers beautiful rooms with a view of the ocean. Sandals Grande Antigua even knows how to appeal to visitors interested in planning a destination wedding. According to their website, guests who stay in a Concierge category room for more than 6 nights are eligible for a free wedding package. You can’t beat a deal like that, and there are similar resorts across the island.
With the wedding ceremony and details taken care of by a resort, a destination wedding in Antigua means that the bride, groom, and their family and friends can explore the island and relax on their vacation, instead of stressing about the wedding ceremony itself. Book day trips
out on the water or around the island. Head to neighboring Barbuda for a day, or enjoy the scenery on nearby Bird Island. If you’d rather stay land-bound, try Shirley Heights and look over the harbor and much of the island. Shop in the capitol city of St. John’s, or enjoy your
resort and the beaches surrounding you.
A destination wedding in Antigua offers a unique experience for the bride and groom, as well as their guests. Enjoy the flavor of the Caribbean with a Banana Sip Sap or a Rum Punch, take in a breathtaking sunset on an Antiguan beach, or never leave the honeymoon suite. A destination wedding in Antigua can’t be beat.