Antigua is the perfect destination for a Caribbean wedding. Imagine saying your vows on a white-sand beach, on a yacht, at a church or at a villa overlooking the ocean. It's relatively easy to get married on Antigua. For a normal wedding license, either the bride or the groom needs to be on the island for 15 days before the application; however there is a special license which does not have a residency requirement.
In order to apply for a marriage license in Antigua, you will need:
- Decree Absolute (if one or both parties are divorced)
- Death Certificate, if one is a widow/widower
- Deed Poll, if a name has been changed
- If under 18, evidence of the consent of parents is required (sworn affidavit stamped by notary public)
The fee for a normal marriage license is EC$100; for a special marriage license, the fee is US$150. There is an EC$100 registrar fee and an US$100 fee for any wedding not taking place at the courthouse. Applications are made at the Ministry of Justice and Legal Affairs in St. John's, which is open Mon-Thu 8:30-4:30 and Fri 8-3.
CaribbeanDays can help you find a wedding planner if you're interested in getting married on the island.