Make Antigua and Barbuda your choice for that Special Occasion!

With the islands’ natural beauty, there are a host of stunning locations for you to choose for your ceremony. Most of the hotels have special flower-bedecked gazebos in exotic gardens overlooking the clear blue waters of the Caribbean or you could choose a perfect white sand beach, the romantic ruins of Shirley Heights or even take your vows on the deck of the yacht at sea.    Whatever you choose, you can be sure that the best day of your life will create memories that will last a lifetime.
With 365 beautiful soft sand palm fringed beaches, sparkling warm blue seas and superb scenery. Antigua and Barbuda is the perfect place for your wedding or honeymoon. The stunning natural beauty of the islands, their fascinating colonial past and a wealth of sporting and leisure activities, means that there is so much more for you to enjoy together – sailing, snorkeling, and diving onto coral reefs, discovering deserted beaches and romantic ruins. And in the evenings – dining alfresco on the finest seafood, dancing to the romantic Caribbean rhythms under the stars, walking barefoot across the white sand beach to your luxurious air-conditioned room- you’ll find that your wedding or honeymoon in Antigua and Barbuda will be everything you ever dreamed of.

Here are five reasons to say ‘I Do’ in Antigua and Barbuda:

  • These islands provide the ultimate setting for destination weddings and honeymoons with some of the world’s most romantic and secluded locations, with all the facilities and expertise available ensure you get married without any problems.
  • Your wedding can take place wherever and whenever you choose – from 6am right up until dusk at 8pm. Leave the cares and worries of everyday life at home and step into a relaxing world where all your dreams come true. Run barefoot on the sand, exchange vows on the deck of a sailboat or in a beautiful garden setting.
  • For many the classical beach wedding is the only option. Antigua and Barbuda pride themselves on their pristine pink and white sandy beaches and with 365 to choose from, there is something suit every taste. It is perfectly possible to paddle your feet in the waves as you confirm your love, with the sound of steel pan bands in the background.
  • For those looking for something off-the-beaten-track look no further than the famous Shirley Heights. Overlooking English Harbour, this location on an Antiguan cliff top offers breath taking panoramic views.
  • The special wedding packages offered in many of the islands’ hotels means that the cost of a destination wedding can be had at just a fraction of the cost. Most of the hotels have special flower-covered gazebos in exotic gardens overlooking the crystal blue waters of the Caribbean.

It’s just so simple…….The following are the regulations governing marriage by SPECIAL LICENSE in Antigua & Barbuda:


Special Licence: There is no residency requirement for this type of licence and there is no wait time in order to obtain it.

Licence Fee: US$150/EC$405

Registration Fee: US$37/EC$100

Certified Copy of Marriage Certificate: US$10/EC$27

Marriage Officer: US$250

You Will Need:



Single: A declaration, signed within Antigua and Barbuda

Divorced: Original Decree Absolute which includes the seal of the Court issuing the Decree of certified copy of Decree Absolute

Widow/widower: Marriage Certificate and Death certificate of husband/wife


Filled out and signed at the Ministry of Legal Affairs on Queen Elizabeth Highway


Both applicants must be over the age of 18 years. If under, then written parental consent must be obtained.

Both parties must be present at the time of the application.

For further information please contact the Ministry of Legal Affairs, 1-268-562-0381.