May 5, 2021
Always dreamed of having a dreamy beach wedding?
Turks and Caicos Islands are among the best wedding destinations in the world. The pristine ocean beaches and the intimate nature of the island make it an absolute beach retreat and a perfect vacation invitation for your guests to explore this beautiful archipelago. Many of the islands offer Turks and Caicos luxury amenities and accommodations, but Parrot Cay and Grace Bay are best known for destination weddings. Click here to rent some great Turks and Caicos homes. The sweet sound of rolling waves and the mesmerizing views in every direction you turn – your happy life starts here.
Best time of year for large wedding ceremonies
If you want your dream wedding to skip all the crowds and noise of a beach destination, book your big day in April and May. This time of year there are usually few visitors and prices are lower. Turks and Caicos Islands offer pleasant temperatures and plenty of sunshine all year round. However, it is best to avoid booking your dream wedding from June to November, as hurricanes often occur during this time and ruin your day. Winter and early spring weddings are trendy but vary in price depending on the month.
Marriage Laws in Turks and Caicos Islands
Before proceeding with your wedding, you must understand the Turks and Caicos Islands laws and regulations regarding marriage. Although the island nation has a simple process for foreigners to say “I Do” on this tropical getaway, there are a variety of documents you will need to submit, including:
· Birth certificate
· A valid passport
· Affidavit of individual status
Divorce decree (if previously married)
A death certificate and a copy of the marriage certificate involving the deceased spouse (if widow or widower)
· Application for a special license
· Parental consent for spouses under the age of 21
You must also arrive on the island 48 hours prior to submitting your application. For this reason, honeymoons in Turks and Caicos Islands typically last at least a week.
Luxurious wedding venues in Turks and Caicos Islands
Whether Parrot Cay or Grace Bay, there are many resorts and villas that offer the sophistication, beauty, and glamor that you are looking for for your dream wedding ceremony. Here are some of the best places to consider for the most memorable experience of your life.
The Sanctuary Villa, COMO Parrot Cay
Luxury knows no bounds at this high-end resort on a private island off COMO Parrot Cay. Parrot Cay is only 25 minutes by boat from Leeward Marina on Providenciales Island. The Sanctuary Villa is the most luxurious on this island. It has three bedrooms in the main house and two additional four bedroom villas available for wedding guests. Both the main villa and the optional side villas have private pools and the entire complex is right on the beach. They also have indoor and outdoor social areas, including several patios, two dining areas, and a large sundeck with ocean views perfect for the ceremony. The entire villa was designed by Donna Karan and is well furnished with items from around the world.
The resort offers diving, snorkeling and paddle boarding adventures on the beach. The concierge service also organizes everything from private helicopter tours to plantation and eco tours. The Sanctuary Villa has everything you need for your big wedding anniversary and a perfect vacation invitation for your guests.
The Somerset, Grace Bay
This luxury resort in majestic Grace Bay is an ideal location for your dream wedding. Say “I Do” in your lap on white sand and in the shimmering turquoise sea in the background. Celebrating your big day on Somerset’s private beach is a dream come true. However, if your guest list is a bit bigger, you can opt for one of the large venues that can accommodate up to 200 guests.
In addition to the five-star service, you can also enjoy a casual beach barbecue or gourmet dinner to make your wedding even more special. Wedding celebrations at The Somerset are completely tailored to the needs of the bride and groom. The resort has its own wedding planner who flawlessly handles every detail – cuisine, flowers, music, photographers, and even Turks and Caicos Islands activities for the wedding guests.
Somerset offers 53 luxury villas for a relaxing vacation. Each villa is lovingly furnished and individually furnished with an impeccable design and offers an inviting ambience. The concierge can arrange shopping prior to arrival for your convenience.
Love pumpkin, parrot Cay
Located next to the large, pristine white beach, Love Pumpkin is the oceanfront residence that represents the Caribbean spirit of COMO Parrot Cay. The main three bedroom house and the additional two bedroom villa are decked out with gardens and coconut trees for pre-tropical seclusion. The surroundings reflect why Parrot Cay is the favorite wedding destination of celebrities.
Love Pumpkin owns a 70-foot private beach with unrestrained access to the ocean (a perfect place to recite a wedding oath) brimming with live coral and colorful tropical fish. Guests can also enjoy a daily American breakfast in the Terrace Restaurant and afternoon tea in the resort library. Your guests can take advantage of the COMO Shambhala fitness retreat and the outdoor tennis court, which is illuminated for nighttime play.
Grace Bay Club, Grace Bay
This iconic hotel in Turks and Caicos is the first luxury all-suite resort on the island. Grace Bay Club is located in the heart of the island and is surrounded by attractions, restaurants and nightlife. The resort has many function rooms making it suitable for weddings and events of all sizes. You can make a list of the events you want to host – beach welcome party, outdoor restaurant wedding reception, pool party for the next day – and plan a week-long dream vacation for your guests. The property has a separate adult pool and a family pool which is great for families with children.
The best part of this venue is the Grill Restaurant, a casual seaside bistro. The restaurant comes alive with the live jazz band and delicious seafood.