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Why get married in Antigua?

With 365 beautiful beaches in Antigua, and a wide choice of places to stay from beach side boutique hotels to luxury resorts, Antigua is a great choice for couples to get married in the Caribbean. Both British Airways and Virgin Atlantic operate scheduled flights from London Gatwick and with a choice of regional add ons you can fly to Gatwick from elsewhere in the UK.

Antigua has lots to see and do from partying at Shirley Heights on a Sunday to the history of English Harbour and it's beautiful colonial buildings plus a wide choice of bars and restaurants to make the most of your stay. It is also a great choice for island hopping honeymoons - spend the first week in Antigua and enjoy getting married in Antigua then jet off to the British Virgin Islands, The Grenadines or Anguilla for your Caribbean honeymoon!
Getting Married in Antigua - the requirements in brief...

Both the bride and groom must be present on the island for at least one working day prior to the ceremony and attend the Ministry of Justice and Legal Affairs in St. John’s to make their application for marriage.

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

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


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