We’re here to help bring your tropical destination wedding dreams to life!
Here, you’ll find several resources to throw the event of a lifetime. Whether you’re looking to surprise your love, exchange your vows, renew them, or celebrate an anniversary, the Turks & Caicos Islands are a perfect place to plan your wedding or event.
From eye-watering views at the venues to luxurious resorts and spas, Turks and Caicos offers hundreds of options and ideas for a tropical or island destination wedding. We have local restaurants and shops, plenty of activities for couples and groups, and a local culture that welcomes and nurtures all forms of love. It’s why Turks & Caicos is consistently one of the top locations for a destination wedding.
It’s also why you’ll want to start planning, scheduling, booking, and meeting as soon as possible! With health safety measures in place due to COVID-19, you’ll want to consider starting your wedding plans at least a year in advance. One of the biggest reasons we’re creating this guide is to help you better prepare for your romance on an island in the tropics.
Refer to this page regularly over the coming months as you plan your destination wedding in the Turks and Caicos Islands. We may add a few resources, vendors, and activities down the road.
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We’d like to take this short paragraph to welcome you to Turks and Caicos, even before you arrive. We’re certain you’ll love all the opportunities and things to do in the Turks & Caicos Islands for your destination wedding. We’re excited to show you around some of the local businesses that can help you bring your wedding vision to life.
There are several islands in the Turks and Caicos archipelago and they are all different from one another and beautiful. Providenciales is the most popular, and is the largest. Grand Turks is much less populated and is the capital of the country. North Caicos is the garden state and Parrot Cay is an exclusive island where the stars hang out. Providenciales is where the majority of tourists and locals spend their time and it is where Flowers by EA is located. There are hundreds of local vendors, activities and resorts.
Turks & Caicos Destination Wedding Venues
The most important part of the wedding plan—aside from your vows—is figuring out where on the island to get married. A tropical destination wedding can be tricky to pull off in most places; however, it’s not like that here in the Turks and Caicos Islands. The islands employ dozens of knowledgeable and capable wedding planners. Also, we’re accustomed to weddings and events, so nearly anyone who works here can offer something to help you plan your wedding. That’s why this island has been the perfect destination wedding for so many couples.
When it comes to choosing a venue, there’s no shortage of choices. We’re only covering a few of our local favorites, along with a brief description of why we like them so much. We’ve included links that’ll take you directly to their websites, and they’ll open in a different window so you don’t lose your spot in this guide!
Most visitors tend to get married at the resort where they’re staying; however, that doesn’t always mean that’s where your guests will stay! We’ve included a section below on a few separate lodgings that your guests may find more suitable to their tastes.
For your destination wedding, though, here are a few luxurious options from which to choose.
Grace Bay Club is located on world-renowned Grace Bay Beach and was the first luxury resort on Providenciales. It’s one of the most stunning resorts on the islands. It has an iconic Eastern Caribbean design surrounded by restaurants, nightlife, and popular attractions. The resort offers a variety of wedding and group packages that you may find attractive.
Seven Stars Resort & Spa is located on Grace Bay Beach, which has been consistently named the most beautiful in the world! This white sand beach offers up refreshing surprises from attendants with a never-ending supply of cold drinks and towels. Just a few feet away from the beach is their heated pool, or you can go spend some time alone in the adult-only salt-water oasis pool. Best of all, there are private villas with resort access for a more private wedding event.
The Palms has a laid-back luxury feel, nestled on 12 acres in the heart of Grace Bay Beach. They offer world-class amenities like their infinity pool and a 25,000 square-foot spa. If your goal is to get married near the sparkling turquoise waters of the most beautiful white sand beaches in the world, then The Palms is one of the venues to keep on your list.
The Shore Club sits on the stunning and secluded Long Bay Beach, which is just a few miles away from the Providenciales town center. Awarded USA Today’s Reader’s Choice Best Caribbean Resort in 2019, the villas have breathtaking ocean views stretched before endless skies, and interior design that reflects the beauty and warmth of the islands. This resort has four pools, easy access to water sports equipment, a state-of-the-art fitness center, Dune Spa, and a Kid Club for guests with families!
The Ritz-Carlton is a well-known name across the world. Their stunning, colossal beauty sits on one of the most famous beaches in the world: Grace Bay in Providenciales. This seaside luxury resort and spa offers high-class style with a laid-back tropical feel. It includes a world-class restaurant using local ingredients and spa rituals that embrace the natural warmth and peace of the islands, this is an excellent venue for your Turks and Caicos destination wedding.
Amanyara has an elegant Asian-inspired style, meticulously designed to frame the secluded natural setting. The property has 37 pavilions that have similar internal designs, instilling a sense of peace and belonging. The difference between villas is the views. You can choose the pond, infinity pool with greenery, or the ocean.
COMO Parrot Cay is a luxury boutique hotel on Parrot Cay which is a private island. It’s one of the most popular venues for a Turks and Caicos destination wedding. With 60 villas, three restaurants, a beach club, and two pools, this resort is an accommodating location on the island for your wedding party and guests.
Alexandra Resort is a wonderful all-inclusive resort on Providenciales for weddings that include families with children. With its beachfront access, oversized suites, and kids staying free, the Alexandra resort is the perfect place to have your wedding. It’s related to three other luxury resorts that you may like to explore for your destination wedding: The Blue Haven Resort, Ambergris Cay, and the Beach House.
Wymara Resort and Villas is located on Grace Bay Beach, where you can experience all the elegant charms of the island. It’s a well-known sanctuary in the Caribbean and can accommodate large wedding parties. This is one of our favorites because of the unbelievable food crafted by the award-winning chef, Andrew Mirosch. With wedding planners and coordinators on site, this is one of the best locations for your Turks and Caicos destination wedding.
Again, this isn’t an exhaustive list of wedding venues! For more listings, we recommend visiting the wedding resorts section on the Turks and Caicos Islands travel website. There are many to choose from; these are just a few of our favorites. We hope it’s got you thinking about what to look for in your venue. We would recommend choosing your location as quick as possible, however, so you know what lodging to plan for your guests.
What to Look for In a Resort
Before you scroll down to the lodging section for your wedding guests, it’s important to note that a lot of the resort venues will be able to accommodate most, if not all, of your guests. Therefore, try making a checklist. Some questions you might want to ask about a venue would be:
Are there restaurants attached or close by?
What kinds of food do they serve? Will they accommodate allergies or sensitivities?
Does the resort offer any sort of transportation around the island or to and from the airport?
What activities are nearby?
What amenities do they offer?
Is there a wedding coordinator or planner on site?
What are the legal requirements of getting married at the resort?
As with everything in wedding planning, it would be a good idea to start with a list. What are you not willing or able to compromise? What amenities, options, activities, or offers can you live without?
Once you have your venue, or an idea of which venue you’d like to book, it’s time to start looking at other lodging options in case the venue doesn’t have enough space for your guest list and wedding party.
Lodgings for Your Destination Wedding Guests
Some of these can even be used as your venue! As mentioned above, nearly everyone who lives and works in Turks and Caicos is well-versed in wedding events. Most of these resorts and hotels can also accommodate small ceremonies.
You may not be able to get everyone in your wedding party and all your guests into the same resort. That’s okay! We have a variety of options around the islands. Here are a few top-notch hotels and what they’re best known for in Providenciales.
Windsong on the Reef is an excellent place for snorkelers with the world’s third largest barrier reef just offshore. Bight Reef is a few swim strokes away from the hotel.
The Villa del Mar is perfect for bargain hunters. Your guests will get the biggest bang for the buck at Villa del Mar. The laid-back atmosphere of the condominium-style retreat helps guests relax and enjoy their stay in the Caribbean without the noise of tourism. Though not a beachfront hotel, the rates are much lower than what you’ll find elsewhere on the island.
The Somerset on Grace Bay is perfect for the person who wants to stay in a place that reminds them of home. The private villas come equipped with all the convenient amenities you’re used to, like washer and dryer and stainless-steel kitchen appliances. The apartments start at about 1400 square feet, so these are good for families and groups as well.
The Beach House is perfect for your laid-back guests who prefer a quieter vacation. It’s a 21-suite plantation style house that’s quiet and free of the raucous noise of those enjoying the nightlife. With soothing décor and the background noise of gently-crashing waves, it’s the perfect spot for your destination wedding guests. You could also use this as a venue for your wedding!
Turks and Caicos Wedding Catering and Local Eats
If the resort or venue you choose doesn’t offer food or catering for your stay and event, then they’ll likely have some recommendations for you. Caicos Catering and Kissing Fish Catering are two popular vendors for weddings and large events.
However, most resorts and villas have at least one restaurant attached to them, and they generally help with wedding events.
But what if you want to explore the local fare? Well, there are a few restaurants that have made it to our favorites list, and since we like to move around, we’ve listed them by island.
Providenciales is the most popular for large conventions and wedding events. As such, there are lots of food options to enjoy. Four of our local favorites include:
Da Conch Shack, not only because of its open-air beachfront view, but the conch is local, and they serve traditional Caribbean dishes like jerk chicken and ribs.
Hole in the Wall Restaurant is a popular downtown establishment with excellent local eats. They’re so original, they don’t even have a website. They’re just, you know, a hole in the wall.
Coco Bistro is a favorite dining establishment among wedding parties. They serve a wide variety of international and local dishes, with plenty of space for large parties.
Coyaba is an award-winning restaurant on the island that is perfect for guests looking for an authentic fine-dining experience. The menu changes frequently by season, and the wine list is extensive.
This area of the island is popular because it’s a cruise center. So, there are plenty of options for food and shopping on Grand Turk. A few of our favorite restaurants are:
Margaritaville, which is supremely popular because it’s at the heart of the cruise center. It offers a wide variety of international and local fare, music, and is right next to a pool with a swim-up bar.
Secret Garden Restaurant is part of the Salt Raker Inn and open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner with a wide variety of local fare. The alfredo pasta, island peas, or chicken schnitzel are local favorites!
There are a few good options for casual dining in North and Middle Caicos. For more fine-dining experiences, you’ll want to head over to Providenciales. A couple of our favorites around these parts include:
Silver Palm—a casual, local restaurant that offers international foods and fresh-baked bread. They’re open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. That bread is worth drive over if you’re staying on another island.
Miss B’s Island Restaurant is the most popular restaurant in this area. From local seafood to homemade ice cream and pizza, there’s plenty of choose from on the menu. They also have live music regularly.
It’s unlikely you’ll have your wedding cake shipped to the islands. The ingredients, sure. But the cake? Probably not. That’s why we recommend talking to the cake artisans in Turks & Caicos about having it made here and delivered safely to your venue.
From Scratch is one of the best artisans of wedding cakes in the Turks and Caicos Islands. Everything they make is homemade and uniquely designed with natural ingredients. You can choose from the following cake flavors: almond, carrot, chocolate, coconut, red velvet, rum, and vanilla. Filling options include buttercream, fruit, or ganache.
Turks & Caicos Wedding Flowers, Decorations, and Photos
Aside from the venue, flowers and decorations are some of the most important pieces of an awe-inspiring tropical wedding. The floral design must match the colors, scents, and ambiance of your venue and destination. That takes some planning.
While we have some locally grown flowers, most of what people usually want in their wedding decorations are imported; therefore, advance ordering is vital to on-time delivery. Since most florists only keep a limited supply of local flowers, you will generally find a wide selection of gift baskets instead, which you can give to your guests, the bridal party, or as a surprise to your partner!
That’s not to say you can’t use the live local flowers! We can certainly help you with that if you’re going for the natural tropical theme of the Caribbean. The bright pinks, yellows, whites, and purples are a perfect pair for the surrounding scenery.
It would be a good idea to start thinking through the kinds of flowers you’ll want to have at your Turks and Caicos destination wedding. Maybe start with a list of your favorites, and then talk to us about getting them to the venue.
Having the right kind of flowers is as important as finding the right resort or lodging for your event and wedding guests. You don’t want to use funeral bouquets for your nuptials! We can help you find the right flowers for the right setting.
Legal Requirements to Getting Married in the Turks and Caicos Islands
Turks and Caicos destination weddings are extremely popular, and there are always questions about the legal requirements of giving your nuptials here. We highly recommend talking to us or your wedding planner if you have questions outside what’s covered below.
Here’s what you need to know about getting married in Turks & Caicos:
You will both need a valid Passport and original birth certificates.
You must both be on the island for 24 hours before you can get the marriage license.
The license fee is $250.
You will need proof of marital status (such as last year’s tax returns that say you filed as a single person)
Single people must bring an affidavit of being single from their home country.
If you’re a divorcee, you’ll need your Divorce Decree.
If you’re widowed, you’ll need the death certificate of your late spouse.
If either of you is under 21, you’ll need written notarized consent from parents or guardians.
The marriage must be between two unrelated people (cousin-marriage is not prohibited).
You must both provide letters or documentation stating your occupation, age as of last birthday, present address, and father’s full name.
If you have invited your minister, they may require proof of membership before performing the ceremony in a church.
You may need to prove COVID-19 vaccination status.
As you can see, there’s a lot to consider, but at least you know what to expect! Therefore, it’s so important to start your wedding planning as early as possible.
If you’d like to speak with a wedding planner, we recommend first choosing your venue! They may have wedding planners or coordinators on site who can help. They’ll have all the information you need about local food and guest lodging as well.
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