The US Virgin Islands Best Guide

Getting Married on St. Croix, Virgin Islands

St. Croix Wedding

Does your dream wedding take place on a secluded beach? How about at sunset with steel pan music playing? Or perhaps on a sailboat! Whatever your tropical dream wedding entails, it can be arranged in the Virgin Islands. Couples that want to exchange their vows in the beautiful USVI will find the islands ideal. Many hotels and resorts have wedding packages that include wedding arrangements and accommodations. If you want a special location, then a wedding coordinator can arrange all the details for you. Ceremonies can be elaborate or simple.

St. Croix

Perhaps your wedding entails horseback riding or an old Danish sugar mill; look no further than St. Croix. Imagine steel pan music playing softly as the bride arrives; she is beautiful, the scenery is beautiful, the weather is perfect, the cake is perfect—everything is perfect! You can choose to marry under a floral archway on the beach, in a resort gazebo, or in a historic sugar mill. So many options, and after the wedding, so many more options for enjoying the honeymoon: diving, quaint beach bars, day trips to Buck Island, shopping, and more!

Wedding Consultants

A wedding consultant based in the Virgin Islands is your best resource for planning your wedding. Whether the consultant is affiliated with a hotel or is in private business, their knowledge of island weddings will make everything so much easier for you. Hotel packages might run anywhere from $550 up to $3000+. Prices depend on the package and can include the basics: a great location and the minister, or they can include bouquets, cake, a photographer, champagne, a limo, crystal flutes, a videographer, and live music.

Private consultants can arrange your wedding basically anywhere you choose but often will suggest the areas that are best suited for such an event. Packages can range from basic to elaborate, with prices around $300 and up. A consultant can take care of everything for you: processing the license, getting a great photographer, flowers, cake, caterers, transportation, and if necessary, even witnesses! They will insure that your day is extra special, just the way it should be!

The Virgin Islands are perfect for anniversaries and renewing vows! Consultants can plan these events as well and make it extra special for just the two of you or for the whole family. Contact a local wedding consultant and start planning your island dream wedding or vow renewal.

If you are planning to arrange the wedding yourself, you will find wedding license information for the USVI below.

The marriage license application fee is $200 ($100 for the application fee and $100 for the license). There is an 8-day waiting and processing period, which can be waived depending on circumstances. The application is good for 1 year. Court marriages in front of a judge are performed on weekdays by appointment and will cost around $200. Religious ceremonies should be arranged directly with church officials. If either party has been divorced, a certified copy of the divorce decree must be presented. If you are requesting a marriage license through the mail, without the help of a local wedding consultant, you will have to pick up the license yourself on arrival. This can only be done on regular business days.

St. Croix

Superior Court of the Virgin Islands
Family Division
P.O. Box 929
Christiansted, St. Croix USVI 00821

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