Tropical island weddings are getting more and more popular, whether or not you plan to elope to paradise exclusively with your loved one, or with your relatives and friends in tow. Only 1 – 2 days of residency in St. Lucia are required for non-nationals in order for them to be married in a civil ceremony performed right at the Resort.
At JADE MOUNTAIN at ANSE CHASTANET, weddings are the unique and individual affair they must be, and every ceremony is organized in personal consultation with the bride and groom who can also add their own vows to the civil ceremony. There is no dedicated “wedding chapel”; instead, the bride and groom choose their own “very special location” either at JADE MOUNTAIN or at ANSE CHASTANET, be it the Treehouse, the beach, Kai Mer, the “Miss Ina,” the old colonial plantation, a nearby waterfall, the coral reef or the privacy of their room. Wedding ceremonies are limited to one a day.
JADE MOUNTAIN at ANSE CHASTANET will arrange for all legal documents and legal processing. Legal documents are prepared prior to arrival, based on a questionnaire the bride and groom will need to fill in. Required for preparation also are copies of passports and/or birth certificates together with photo id. and, if applicable, copy of divorce documents showing the final decree (decree absolute) with stamp and seal. All documents must be presented in their original on arrival.
Catholic Church weddings can also be arranged but take at least 3 months of planning, involving the bride and groom’s parish priest at home. The bride and groom need to publish their banns in their home parish and attend the pre-nuptial sessions with their parish priest who needs to send a confirmation of this together with various pre nuptial documents (birth and baptism certificates) to the Archbishop in St. Lucia. Parish priests will have the exact information available.
ELOPE TO PARADISE – US $995
Includes costs of the Justice of the Peace, Registrar, wedding license, marriage certificate and all legal fees; expert services of our personal wedding coordinator and ANSE CHASTANET team members to handle all arrangements; messenger service and transportation of documents; witnesses, if required; use of half-day room for groom if required; choice of wedding locations on 600 acre property including Treehouse and Kai La Mer; decoration of wedding location; decorated wedding arch; wedding bouquet; button hole for groom; wedding cake; bottle of champagne; special decorated dinner table for wedding party.
THE GREAT ESCAPE – US $2195
The Great Escape Package incorporates our most popular optional services into the Elope to Paradise Wedding pack¬age: Photographer standard package, Videographer, Private Champagne Sunset Cruise (on any day).
THE ULTIMATE ESCAPE – US $3395
A popular choice for parents of the bride and groom who may wish to “treat the kids”. The Ultimate Escape package is designed to create a no hassle, absolutely all inclusive wedding package for the bride and groom: The Ultimate Escape includes all features of our Elope to Paradise package together with: Photographer deluxe package, Videographer, Private Champagne Sunset Cruise (on any day), Top to Toe spa treatments for both the bride and groom, entertainment during the ceremony (choose from shak shak band, steel band duo or solo guitarist), special wedding gift and special embroidered bed linen for wedding night.
Please note that a rush fee of US $275 is applicable on top of all wedding packages, if your arrival time prior to your wedding day does not permit for the application to remain with the authorities for a full two working days.
Photography and Videography
Anse Chastanet employs its own in-house team of photog¬raphers with a wealth of talent and experience, and with the ultimate location knowledge.
Standard Wedding Photography
The photography will cover the entire wedding ceremony with some pictures taken after at the ceremony location. – US $395
Deluxe Wedding Photography
The photography package starts with the bride walking down the aisle. It covers the entire ceremony and continues with pictures on different locations until sunset. – US $595
Platinum Wedding Photography
Pictures will be taken of the entire wedding starting with the bride and groom getting dressed and until sunset. The photography starts about 1 hour before the ceremony and continues with the ceremony and pictures until sunset. This package is for the couple that wishes to keep memories of their wedding from start of finish. It is also the ideal package for large groups. – US $775
After Sunset Photography Package
This add-on package is designed for couples wishing tohave pictures taken during the reception with their guests having a good time. – US $375 (photography ends 10 p.m.)
Other Photography Services
Trash the Dress photography (Pictures will be delivered on DVD in RAW and JPG files.) – US $325
Any extra hour besides the package – US $100
8x10 prints – US $25
Picture slide show of your pictures on DVD – US $75
Special requests can be accommodated.
Wedding DVD of your ceremony (shot with 2 video cam¬eras). The filming starts about 30-45 minutes before the ceremony in the bride’s dressing room and ends with sunset.
– US $675 (Surcharges of US $100 apply for each additional hour.)
Live Wedding Broadcast
This allows any number of family and friends to be part of your wedding. Friends and family can watch your wedding live from where ever they are, as long they have access to a computer. All we need is the viewers’ e-mails for set up.
– Starts at US $325 for a maximum of 20 viewers.
Already married but want some pictures of your honeymoon to add them to your Wedding Album. Spend an hour with the photographer to get some great memories at one of the most romantic places in the world. – US $275
Meet with the photographer a few days ahead of time for an hour photo shoot. This will add some extra pictures to your wedding album but also gives you and the photographer a chance to get to know each other and will make you feel more comfortable on your Wedding day. – US $275