Blessed with a balmy tropical climate, friendly locals and gorgeous white-sand beaches, Grenada is the perfect Caribbean wedding destination – ideal for that long dreamt of beach wedding!
Grenada is a perfectly splendid island location for a destination wedding, and the legal requirements for getting married in Grenada are relatively straightforward.
Grenada’s wedding laws allow marriages to take place in hotels, beaches and other public places, as well as churches. Marriages performed in Grenada are internationally recognised and legally binding.
Three working days
To apply for your marriage licence (after the three day residency period) both parties must personally attend the Prime Minister’s Office at least two days prior to the day of your wedding. At this time you are also required to pay the associated stamp duty and license fees.
In general, marriage license applications are processed in two working days. However if either the bride or groom has been married previously this may take slightly longer as your documents will need to be sent to The Ministry of Legal Affairs for processing.
Ensure that all documents are in your legal name, and provide affidavits in cases where you are known by another name. Originals of all documentation are required. If you’re unable to obtain an original Decree Absolute / Death Certificate you may provide a certified true copy. All documents must be in English; if not, they must be translated and notarized.
Documents required for a legal wedding in Grenada, include…
All couples receive a certified marriage certificate from the Registry General’s Office.
European Union citizens (except the United Kingdom and Ireland) may need to have their Registered Marriage Certificate apostilled (or authenticated).
This does not apply to citizens of United States, Canada, Australia or New Zealand. Citizens of Asian countries, South and Central America should check with their Civil Registrar/Marriage Officer as to whether an apostille is required for your country.
EC$10 payable at the Ministry of Finance Treasury Department, along with EC$15 Stamp Duty, EC$2 Registration Fee Search plus EC$5 Stamp for placement on your Certified Marriage Certificate.
Grenada offers you the choice of a civil ceremony conducted by a Magistrate of the court as well as religious ceremonies conducted by a choice of ministers (all ministers can offer a non-denominational ceremony).
Couples may request a copy of the ceremony wording to view prior to their wedding day or indeed compose your own vows. The Magistrates offer a set ceremony, however the ministers can personalize your ceremony wording to suit your needs.
Many hotels offer comprehensive assistance to couples planning their destination wedding in Grenada.
For more information contact your hotel or visit the wedding portal at Pure Grenada to learn more about top wedding venues, recommended wedding consultants and service providers. Alternatively, visit your nearest Grenada embassy or consulate for more information
Please note: while accurate at time of publication this information is for guidance purposes only and liable to change without notice. Please check with your wedding planner at your resort of choice or the relevant embassy of the country in which you intend to marry for up-to-date details before your wedding.
Latest update: How to get married in Grenada: 18 November, 2018
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