Grenada’s lush rainforest, beautiful beaches and shimmering waters make a perfect backdrop for a Caribbean destination wedding or a quiet ceremony among close friends and family…or just the couple themselves.

A beach wedding is always a popular choice, of course, and a toes-in-the-sand ceremony with cocktail hour and reception can be arranged.

The beautiful beaches offer timeless settings for a photo shoot: Think of couples leaning against the curved trunks of palm trees on La Sagesse Beach, or the stunning juxtaposition of a white wedding gown and the black sands of Black Bay Beach. Hotel gardens, courtyards, terraces, restaurants and banquet halls also offer an abundance of options for planning a memorable destination wedding.

Couples can also tie the knot in the elegant gardens of a historic estate house, on the deck of a charter yacht, or even wed underwater in an aquatic ceremony off Grand Anse Beach. The Hyde Park Tropical Garden in St. George’s hosts weddings, as does the Tower Estate, also famed for its flowering gardens. Clients looking for something a little more playful can arrange for a chocolate-themed wedding at the Belmont Estate cocoa plantation.

For a more intimate affair, clients can consider a wedding in a private villa overlooking the Caribbean, which can serve as a honeymoon hideaway after the last guests depart. And with advance notice, a sacred ceremony can also be arranged in one of Grenada’s historic churches, home to a wide variety of religious denominations.

Whether couples are spending their first days together as newlyweds, savoring a honeymoon in paradise, or celebrating an anniversary together, Grenada’s boutique resorts bring the romance with private villas, candlelit beach dinners, pampering spa treatments and more.

Travel advisors can easily fill a week-long Grenada honeymoon itinerary with waterfall walks and hikes to spectacular vantage points like the summit of Mount Qua Qua, Fort Frederick and Welcome Stone. Other romantic activities include moonlight kayak tours, sunset cruises while sipping champagne, dive charters and day trips to Carriacou and Petite Martinique, garden strolls, and beer and rum tastings.

How to obtain a marriage license.

  1. By Appointment – Appointments are held in person on Tuesdays, with license issued on Friday of the same week. Applicants would have to present all required documents. Cost is $37 for non-residents and $18.50 for residents (or if one party is a resident).
  2. 24-hour process- If persons cannot wait or they are unable to get an appointment within the time they would like to get married, they can ask for the 24-hour process and receive it the next day. Cost is $200.

Grenada does not require any residency requirement to apply for a marriage license, however all appointments are in person. Licensing fee can be paid in person at your appointment or using the Government of Grenada online portal—

The Marriage License Fee should be paid in the Treasury, Ministry of Finance. The receipt, along with stamps for $5.55, is to be submitted with the completed application form to the Cabinet Secretariat, Office of the Prime Minister for processing.

Required documents include:

  • Valid passports
  • Birth certificates
  • A sworn affidavit (or letter from a clergyman, lawyer or registry) attesting that neither party has been married previously, if applicable
  • A Decree Absolute for each divorced party, if applicable
  • If either party is widowed, they must submit a copy of the deceased spouse’s death certificate
  • Legal proof if either party’s name was changed
  • If either party is under 18 years old, written parental consent by way of an affidavit from a lawyer or notary public

A Grenadian Marriage Certificate typically takes two days to process. Note that same-sex marriages are not legal in Grenada.