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Why choose Barbados?

Many couples choose Barbados for their wedding because it is one of the easiest islands to get to from all over the UK with a range of scheduled airlines offering daily flights and also a selection of charter flights operating from both London and regional airports. This is a benefit if you are thinking of a large Caribbean wedding as your guests will have a range of budget options to choose from.

Also, the choice of accommodation on Barbados is broad from large elegant villas to small boutique hotels which are perfect for taking over for a private weddings. Let us help you to find your perfect venue.

Barbados is easy to get around and explore, you can hire a car (they drive on the left) or take one of the regular buses that go along the coast road past all the hotels. A sail along the West Coast is a must as well as swimming with turtles in the Caribbean sea.

Barbados wedding requirements in brief...

Both the bride and groom must attend the Ministry of Home Affairs to make their application for marriage between the hours of 8.30am and 3.30pm, Monday to Friday.

Documents required:

  • proof of identity / citizenship (birth certificate or valid passport plus drivers licence with photo)
  • proof of status – if single a declaration is signed; if married previously, present original divorce documents (Decree Absolute) or death certificate
  • if either party has had their name changed by deed poll, legal proof is required which has been certified by a solicitor or lawyer. This is also the case if a previously married woman has reverted to her maiden name
  • if either party has been adopted then an original copy of the certificate is required, or a certified copy
  • written parental consent if either party is under the age of 18
  • return tickets
  • for a Roman Catholic ceremony, the relevant documents must be sent by your bishop to the bishop of Bridgetown

Arrangements should be made with a Magistrate or Marriage Officer to perform the wedding ceremony prior to applying for the marriage licence. A letter from either the Magistrate or Marriage Officer must be presented at the time of making the application

Fees and stamp duty are payable and all documents not in English must be accompanied by a certified translation.

The marriage must be celebrated in the presence of two or more witnesses


Our team at Caribbean Weddings can help you with your choice of hotel, island and itinerary on 01752 880 890 or