What To Expect From your Antigua Wedding Package
From breath-taking beaches to unique locations, Antigua offers a stunning venue for any style of wedding. The island’s luxurious resorts offer many attractive venues and great wedding packages. Our selection of properties in Antigua offer a range of packages to cater to size, budget, and taste. From small boutiques to well-known all-inclusive resorts, there's something for everyone. Packages range from simplicity to full-on affairs. Choose your package to suit your needs, whether it be an intimate ceremony for 2 with a private romantic dinner, a gathering of 10 with an elegant beachfront dinner and bouquets and photography, to a larger party with a photobooth, dance floor, rooftop cocktail and starlight reception, with a romantic video of your ceremony. For our current Antigua properties, you’ll be holding your wedding events in the resort, and will have an experienced wedding coordinator helping you every step of the way.
Legalities, Requirements, & Same-Sex Weddings
For a symbolic wedding in Antigua, you need to arrive 48 hours before your ceremony, including 1 business day, which excludes your day of arrival. Ceremonies cannot take place on a Sunday, therefore if you arrive on Friday, you can be married on Tuesday. Ceremonies canbe performed between 6am and 6pm.
Your legal fees, such as the notary and translation costs are not included in your wedding package, however some resorts will include the services of a judge or minister in their more comprehensive packages. Legal fees in Antigua are very reasonable. Your dedicated in-resort wedding coordinator will help you with the legal arrangements. After your ceremony, you will be sent your notarised and translated marriage license to your home address. This can take 8 – 12 weeks to come through.
In Antigua, same-sex marriages are not permitted. This means resorts are not able to hold symbolic, nor legal ceremonies. If you're looking for a legal same-sex wedding in the Caribbean, Mexico would be the best choice, followed by Costa Rica. Symbolic ceremonies are also available in the Dominican Republic in selected resorts.