The first step to planning a Turks and Caicos wedding is to decide which of
our islands is the perfect destination for your special day. Each of our islands and cays are unique, with their own beaches, atmosphere, and levels of development. The island of Providenciales is home to Grace Bay Beach, one of the top beaches in the world, and also hosts the majority of tourism in the country, yet our lesser-populated boutique islands should also be in the running.
The next consideration is the venue for the ceremony and dinners. One of our stunning white sand
beaches is an obvious choice of a setting, yet many of the
resorts also feature event halls, some of the larger villas have beautiful gardens and courtyards, and there’s a wide selection of churches on
Many of the
luxury resorts on Providenciales offer tailor-made wedding packages for couples and their guests, although you may opt for a more secluded ceremony at one of the private beachfront
Beaches Turks and Caicos resort (part of the Sandals group) offers their trademark WeddingMoons package, which includes planning services, dinners, photography and spa visits.
Horseback riding photoshoot at Long Bay Beach, Providenciales. Photo by Brilliant Studios.
It's highly recommended that you work with a local wedding planner to help manage all aspects of the event.
There’s a great number of arrangements and booking that have to be made for an island event, and a wedding planner will know who’s reliable and where to find everything. In addition, if you’re be importing any food or items, you’ll have someone to take care of local customs duty processing and shipping.
The dinners and wedding cake are essentials, and require thought and ample time for reservations.
You have the options of reserving with and dining at an established restaurant site, or utilizing the services of a caterer and hosting at a location of your choice. There are several long-standing and experienced catering companies on Providenciales.
The local caterers will be able to offer insights on cuisine and flavor selection. As a tropical archipelago, our authentic dishes of course center around fresh seafood, yet almost any food or ingredients can be imported by air.
Romantic dinners can be arranged right on the beach at several of the beachfront restaurants, or one of the island's private chefs can cater to your villa. Local businesses maintain an arsenal of tents, tables, chairs, lamps and place setting for outdoor dining.
It’s important that decisions and reservations for flowers, decorations, place settings and ambiance are made well in advance of your important date as flowers and other items will likely have to be imported, and the availability of local décor and settings is limited and may be reserved by other events and weddings.
If you’re looking to avoid importing flowers, there are a few options.
The Turks and Caicos is home to several spectacular endemic wild flowers, yet due to the limited natural quantities of these plants (many of which are endangered), the common choice are arrangements made from the bougainvillea, an introduced landscaping plant that features vibrantly-colored flowers ranging from purple, red, pink, peach, and white.
The tranquil Point Grace Resort on Grace Bay Beach.
The Wedding Ceremony
The ceremony has to be performed by a local Justice of the Peace, minister, or a registrar. It can happen anytime and anywhere. See
Wedding License and Legal Requirements for a detailed list of the documents you'll need.
There’s an excellent array of accommodations to choose from in Turks and Caicos, spanning from expansive luxury resorts, quiet hotels and rental villas of every size.
If several room bookings are to be made, you’ll want to contact the resort or hotel directly as you’ll likely be able to get a
rate that’s better than what’s posted online.
Depending on your party size, one of the larger vacation villas may be suitable for the entire wedding party, as some of the more expansive mansions offer more than ten rooms.
It’s important to be aware of the tourist seasons in the Turks and Caicos and availability. The winter “high season” experiences greater arrival numbers than the late summer and fall months, and consequently the rates are higher and vacancies may be limited during the high season. If you’re planning your wedding for this time, you’ll want to book well in advance.For more information, see
Best Times to Visit.
Luxury villas on the secluded Long Bay Beach, Providenciales.
If you’re looking for privacy and seclusion, consider the private island retreats
Parrot Cay and
Pine Cay. Both if these sites feature all-inclusive resorts with a great selection of amenities.
If you’re looking for a quiet setting and unique experience, a great honeymoon destination is one of our
smaller islands. There isn’t much development on these pristine islands and cays, and you’ll likely have an entire beach to yourselves.