Weddings in St. Martin
Ceremonies overlooking the beach, warm calypso-filled breezes, and Caribbean hospitality make weddings in St. Martin the perfect choice for any husband-and-wife to be. Want to roll up your pant legs and get married with sand between your toes? Or hold a lavish ceremony with every luxury imaginable? Weddings in St. Martin let you choose between a number of options each more beautiful than the next, while your hosts takes care of the details. With such a mix of friendly and inviting people welcoming you as their guests, weddings in St. Martin are guaranteed to create lasting memories.
There are different rules governing how weddings in St. Martin can take place according to the side of the island that you are on. Weddings in St. Martin (French) are notoriously more difficult to arrange, though not impossible, than weddings in St. Martin (Dutch). To hold weddings in St. Martin, either the bride or the groom have to have resided in St. Martin for over one month. St. Maarten also has a residency requirement, but it is more symbolic - foreign visitors who wish to hold their weddings in St. Martin (Dutch) may request permission from the Lieutenant Governor (do so at least several months in advance). Between 10 to 14 days before their weddings in St. Martin, couples must present themselves at the Office of Civil Registry in Philipsburg to register, which costs US$152. All necessary documents not already in Dutch or English must be translated into Dutch by a notary prior to registering for weddings in St. Martin.
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