Anguilla is one of the most romantic wedding destinations in the world. This Caribbean gem is known for its pristine white-sand beaches, friendly atmosphere, and authentic island vibe. Anguilla is home to some of the most stunning sunsets in the world, thus providing a fairytale setting for couples looking for a picture perfect destination wedding. Keep reading for more details about weddings on this inviting, romantic, and truly incomparable paradise island.
Anguilla is a flat, low-lying island of coral and limestone in the Caribbean Sea. It is easily accessible via flights from North America, Latin America and Europe, or by ferry from one of the neighboring islands. Located east of Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands and directly north of Saint Martin, Anguilla is a British Overseas Territory which comprises a small main island and several offshore islets.
Anguilla, named for its eel-like shape, is considered one of the safest islands and it is also the easiest place to get married in the Eastern Caribbean. All that is required to tie the knot here is a valid passport and in some cases a visa.
When deciding on a date for your destination wedding it’s important to keep in mind that the island is subject to both sudden tropical storms and hurricanes, which occur in the period from July to November. The hottest time of year is July–October, while December–February has the coolest temperatures.
Weddings in Anguilla can be as extravagant and glamorous or as simple and laid-back as you like. From lavish and grand-scale resort weddings, to intimate and private beach-front ceremonies, anything is possible on this beautiful island that is home to 33 pristine white-sand beaches.
With gorgeous turquoise water and silky-smooth sand, it’s no wonder Anguilla is frequently on the list of destinations with the world’s best beaches. Most resorts and villas on the island overlook the glistening waters and offer couples a wide range of luxurious venues to choose from for their wedding celebration. From intimate rehearsal dinners in a penthouse suite to beach ceremonies and receptions overlooking the sea, the island’s extravagant resorts such as Four Seasons Resort and Residences Anguilla and Malliouhana Resort, provide flexible indoor and outdoor spaces that cater to any desired needs and styles.
On Anguilla, large-scale weddings have most of the same components of smaller scale weddings, but are far more extravagant. Couples who choose to get married on the island can comfortably rely on on-site, local professionals to put together an exquisite wedding that will be flawless in detail no matter the size. By working with an experienced local planner who has in-depth knowledge of the island as well as established connections with other industry professionals your Anguilla destination wedding will truly be a magnificent experience that you and your guests will never forget.
Whether you come to Anguilla for your wedding, honeymoon or you’re a guest at a wedding, the island has plenty to offer to keep you entertained during your stay.
Dazzling beaches are the island’s biggest draw with Meads Bay and Rendezvous Bay being two of the most popular. Serenity seekers are drawn to the silky strands where they can swim in luminous water, and snorkel or dive the fish-filled reefs and wrecks. The stunning stretch of white sand with clear, calm waters is perfect for sunbathing, snorkeling, and swimming as well as romantic sunset strolls.
If lazy days on the beach are not your forte, there are plenty of high pace activities to choose from for the thrill seeking type. The flat terrain makes it easy to get around by car and bicycle or you can try horseback riding or hiking. The island also has a Greg Norman signature designed golf course. If you’re looking for an adventure beyond Anguilla, it’s easy to hop aboard a ferry or plane for a day trip to any of the nearby islands.
Anguilla has something for everyone to enjoy whether it’s aquatic sports, luxurious spa treatments, shopping or browsing art galleries. Since Anguilla is known as the culinary capital of the Caribbean, food buffs are in for a treat trying the local cuisine prepared at the top-notch restaurants. Naturally all meals are served with a side-order of magnificent ocean views!
One thing is certain – you will not run out of things to do in Anguilla and your guests will thank you for picking an incredible location for your destination wedding!
When you are ready for your Anguilla destination wedding, we would love to capture the significant milestone. Elysium Productions will bring your important day to life in a personal and authentic film that you can watch for years to come.