What To Expect From your Barbados Wedding Package
From powder white beaches to rooftop ceremonies with ocean view panoramas, Barbados offers beautiful venues for any wedding occasion. The island’s luxurious resorts offer many attractive venues and great wedding packages. Our selection of properties in Barbados 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 grand 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 Barbados properties, you’ll be holding your wedding events in a resort, and will have an experienced wedding coordinator helping you every step of the way.
Legalities, Requirements, & Same-Sex Weddings
For a symbolic or legal wedding in Barbados, you need to arrive 2 business days before your ceremony, and your arrival day counts as day 0. For a legal wedding, you’ll need to go off-site for your license application once in destination.
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 Barbados are 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 Barbados, same-sex marriages are not allowed. 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.