Great Wedding Destinations

Tobago

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Weddings by Lisa Lee recommends Tobago – Having visited there with family and parents originating from Trinidad it’s a fantastic weddings destination with unspoiled beaches, colourful reefs, pristine rainforest, historic forts and quaint hotels, Tobago offers countless possibilities for romantic weddings and delightful honeymoons. From the historical Ole Time Tobago wedding procession to traditional nuptials or an underwater exchange of vows, the island offers the perfect ambience for your dream wedding.

Many of Tobago’s hotels specialise in wedding packages and the island’s event planners can help with arrangements or plan your wedding from beginning to end.

Weddings by Lisa Lee has worked with the Magadalena Grand Beach Resort in Tobago and recommends this resort to couples looking for the dream wedding experience in Tobago.

The Magdalena Grand Beach Resort is nestled in the tropical Tobago Plantations Estate, a 750-acre gated community of luxury Tobago suites, villas, condos and bungalows around the Tobago Plantations PGA designed Championship (18 holes) Tobago golf course. Situated along two and one-half miles of beach and coastline the grounds offer nature trails and canopy walks through a virgin mangrove forest at one of the finest resorts in Tobago.

“Magdalena” was the original name of Tobago, derived from the name of one of Christopher Columbus’ ships, and the name pays homage to the island’s rich history, tradition, and people. It signifies the majestic beauty of Tobago in its natural and purest form. Experience the best Luxury Resort in Tobago where you will find a rich culture and rejuvenate your body and spirit with exceptional comforts and service at the majestic Magdalena Grand Beach Resort.

 

Tobago Has Other Great Places To Get Married

Here are a few other great places to get married in Tobago. great-testinations

  • Pigeon Point:With its white-sand beach, Pigeon Point is naturally a popular choice for weddings, but given its popularity with bathers, don't expect total privacy. For raw, natural beauty look elsewhere
  • Coco Reef: Probably the most popular hotel for weddings. Can cater for large numbers and accommodate most requests. Also one of the only luxury hotels on the island, so it's not cheap. Entertainment is easy to organise and nothing's a problem – there's even a hair salon on site
  • Castara: The beach is a real favourite with tourists and the village is very traditionally Tobagonian. Some of the best sunsets can be seen at Castara, or from the roads that wind down into it, along the Caribbean coast
  • Magdalena Grand Beach Resort: The largest hotel on the island. Good conference facilities. Good for indoor weddings. The beach is on the Atlantic side of the island Great Wedding Destinations.doc.v
  •  The Seahorse Inn/Stonehaven Bay: Great food, a good wine list and a very romantic location, set right on the beach. Has a courtyard which is perfect for your ceremony
  • Private villa locations: There are numerous accommodation options available to suit all your requirements.

 

Legal Requirements for Getting Married in Tobago

To avoid disappointment it is important to observe and note the following documentary and legal requirements:

  • Residency: Both parties must be resident in Tobago (and/or Trinidad) for a minimum of 3 days before the wedding ceremony. It is important to note that the day of your arrival does not count in the three-day period. The Special Marriage Licence can be applied for from the fourth day and is valid for six months. Some countries require that their intention to marry is registered in their home country and others require an Apostille to the marriage certificates.
  • Identification: Both parties must produce proof of ID in the form of passports and proof of entry. Visitors with e-tickets should ensure they have a printed copy of their ticket.
  • Divorced/Widowed: Divorcees must produce the Decree Absolute with court stamp. Widows and widowers must produce the Death Certificate of the former spouse.
  • Age Restrictions: Anyone under 18 years of age must produce a Statutory Declaration, signed and stamped by a solicitor, proving parental consent.
  • Name Change: If you have changed your name, or are a divorced woman who has reverted to her maiden name, your must supply legal proof signed and stamped by a solicitor.
  • Ceremonies: Wedding ceremonies can be conducted almost anywhere, subject to agreement with the priest or minister. Ceremonies can only take place after 6am and before 6pm. It should be noted that civil weddings can only be conducted at the Registrar's Office in Scarborough.
  • Marriage Licence: Available from the following offices on production of all necessary documentation. The Special Licence is TT$300, from the Warden's Office and the Marriage Certificates (two) are TT$37.50 from the Registrar General's office. Please note that it can take around a week from application to get them. When applying for a wedding licence, you will be required to make an affidavit or statutory declaration declaring that you are single and free to marry.

 

Registrar General's Office Jerningham Street, Scarborough Tel: (868) 639 3210

Warden's Office TIDCO Mall, Scarborough Tel: (868) 639 2410

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