Grenada – spice up your life!
Marry in Grenada and celebrate your big day with the distinctive flavour of the Caribbean
There’s no doubt about it, Grenada is truly breathtaking. It’s a place of unspoiled beauty with turquoise waters set off by incredible stretches of sugar white sandy beaches, pretty harbours, fragrant mountains covered in lush tropical vegetation and beautiful landscapes undiscovered by crowds. Beneath the crystal clear water you will discover sunken treasures adorned by coral – ideal for snorkeling and scuba diving.
Grenada is part of a group of islands, consisting of the main island of Grenada and six smaller islands at the southern tip of the Grenadines in the southeastern Caribbean Sea. The island is just 133 sq miles, and the capital is St George’s. Grenada is affectionately known as the Island of Spice, because of its production of nutmeg and mace crops of which the island is one of the world’s largest exporters. And did you know that its national bird is the endangered Grenada Dove? A true symbol of love! It’s hardy surprising that this sweet-scented island is so popular for romantic destination weddings and dream honeymoons.
Marry in Grenada
If you are thinking about having a destination wedding in this Caribbean paradise, your guests will definitely enjoy all that Grenada and its sister islands, Carriacou and Petit Martinque have to offer. Numerous hotels and quaint inns are sprinkled throughout the island as well as luxurious resorts that can offer exclusive wedding and honeymoon packages. However, in order to get a marriage license, you need to be a resident of the island for at least three days, which can include weekends or holidays.
The legal paperwork
Make sure you plan to arrive in Grenada at least three days ahead of schedule so you can purchase your license at the office of the Prime Minister. It can take up to two days to complete the application process, if you have been divorced the process may take a little longer.
You will need the following documents:
- Valid Passports
- Birth Certificates
- Divorce Decree Absolute for each divorced party (if relevant)
- Sworn Affidavit (letter from a lawyer, clergyman or Registry) verifying that you are single and free to marry).
- Proof of Name Change (if name was changed by Deed Poll)
- Certificate of Death (if widowed)
- Written Parental Consent (if under 21)
Please keep in mind that all papers must be in English and they must be certified. No blood tests are required for a marriage in Grenada. For further information contact: Grenada Board of Tourism (firstname.lastname@example.org.)
5 Things to Do
Splash in the waterfall
Take an invigorating dip in Annandale Waterfalls near the capital, St George’s. They are in a beautiful setting in a garden of tropical flowers and a wall of rocks covered in ferns and lush vegetation.
Visit a Rum Distillery
Take a guided tour around the River Antoine Rum Distillery at St Patrick. This privately owned distillery is the oldest functioning water-propelled distillery in the Caribbean.
Coo over the doves
Visit Mr Hartman Dove Sancturay at St George’s, close to the scenic Woburn Bay and see the beautiful, protected Grenada Dove, and make it a true expression of your love for each other. Here you can see the unique dry thorn scrub eco-system.
Eat aboard The Lighthouse Ship
Dine at The Lighthouse Ship Restaurant at the heart of Le Phare Bleu Hotel, this wonderful old light ship offers an exceptional fine dining restaurant with a reputation of being one of the best restaurants on the island.
Relax on the beach
Anse La Roche. This is the most scenic beach on the island with coral reefs just offshore. Secluded and accessible from land by half mile hike, the beach is private and unspoilt at the foot of the famous High North Range. It is the preferred alternate to Sandy Island for cruise ships visiting Carriacou.