A romantic island wedding is the dream of many couples and the U.S. Virgin Islands are one of the most popular locations for destination weddings in the world. Whether you are seeking a beachside venue, a private villa, or a scenic vista at Mahogany Run’s Devil’s Triangle, you will find a plethora of options available for your nuptials. There is no shortage of wedding consultants, planners, photographers and ministers here, most of whom work side by side to make your day the most memorable it can be.
Destination weddings have become a truly popular standard in wedding planning,and every detail can be easily executed over the internet with the help of reputable wedding planners and consultants. From intimate to grand, St. Thomas has a venue for every size and style.
There is no need for blood tests, but there is a $200 fee for the marriage application and license (payable in certified check or money order). As far in advance as possible, download the marriage license and certificate of marriage forms at wwwusvitourism.vi. The forms must be notarized and once received in the Superior Court of the USVI, there is an 8 day waiting period before a license will be issued. When mailing in the forms, be sure to include the dates of your visit, your date to pick up the license and, if you have been previously married, a certified copy of your divorce decree. There is a $200 cost for a civil ceremony before a judge of the territorial court with an additional $150 fee for civil ceremonies on Sundays and most holidays.
Both Bride and Groom will need to pick up the marriage license in person at the Superior Court, and will need photo ID and a copy of the certified check or money order receipt. Finally, after the wedding, you will need to return your signed paperwork back to the court that is signed by the minister and witnesses to receive your final paperwork.
For religious ceremonies, arrangements for fees and conditions must be arranged directly with the clergy who will be officiating.
The Superior Court is located in St. Thomas, in the Alexander Farrely Justice Building on the waterfront in Charlotte Amalie. The court is open 8:00am to 5:00pm Monday through Friday and 10:00am to Noon on Saturdays.
|For more information:
U.S. Virgin Islands Department of Tourism,
1270 Ave. of the Americas,
New York, NY 10020
(800) 372-USVI or (212) 332-2222
|For marriage licenses on St. Thomas:
Superior Court of the Virgin Islands,
P.O. Box 70,
|For weddings on St. Croix:
Territorial Court of the Virgin Islands,
P.O. Box 929,
Christiansted, St. Croix,