If you are planning on getting married, then you must consider Tobago. Paradise Island, sensational solitary sandy beaches with tall coconut palms, turquoise blue warm Caribbean Sea, perpetual summer, friendly people, and sweet fragrance of exotic flowers next to the soft rhythm of the gentle lapping waves. This place is ideal for your wedding day; inspired by the story of; Robinson Crusoe; Tobago is the place. Tobago is definitely an Island for those who really want to get away from it all.
All you will ever need for a fantastic wedding with all the ingredients for a newly married couple. You will have the flexibility to pick the location of your choice to get married, in a church, on the beach, in a villa, in a hotel, all with fantastic panoramic sea views and flora to enhance the wedding photographs and videos. Tobago has experienced wedding coordinators that can plan all the detailed requirements to make your wedding day a very special day. They can arrange, the Minister, documentation and licenses, the wedding venue, catering, the wedding cake, the flowers, the Champagne, everything you require even down to the two witnesses if required! Complete wedding packages are available from the basic to the exotic, from a small guest list, to a large guest list. A choice of venues to suit you wedding size and budget can be offered and planned down to the last cup and saucer.
Legalities and Documentation for a Special Marriage License
Both parties must be non-resident of Trinidad and Tobago.
They must reside in the country three days before getting married (not including the day of arrival).
If divorced, original or notarized copy of decree absolute.
If widowed, original death certificate of spouse.
Proof of name change where name differs to documents.
Person under age 18 must have documented consent from a parent or guardian.
Marriages must be performed in a public place between 6.00am and 6.00pm.
The licence costs TT337.50 (US$55) payable in cash at the Inland Revenue Department in the Tobago capital, Scarborough.
The cost of the first certificate is $TT 25.00 and for each certificate thereafter $TT 12.50. Most countries accept marriages in T &T without any additional requirements, but it is advisable to check.
I was luck enough to attend a wedding on the Grafton Beach in Tobago, what a great place to say; I Do. The setting was fabulous with a floral wedding arch placed in the sand for the happy couple to walk through and start their wedding ceremony. The happy couple stood in front of the arch with a back drop of the golden sandy beach and turquoise blue sea. The waves where breaking on the black rocks on the shore line making it perfect for the wedding photographs and video. There was a table and three chairs on the beach for the Minister and the happy couple for signing off the wedding legalities, basically fantastic! The climate is ideal for your wedding at anytime of the year but there are seasonal changes, high season is December through to May and is known locally as the dry season, low season is for the remained of the year.
Tobago Useful Addresses
Registrar General's Office. Jerningham Street, Scarborough, Tobago.
Tele: 001 868 639 3210
Inland Revenue, Sangster's Hill, Scarborough, Tobago.
Tele: 001 868 639 2410
There are lots of venues for your wedding in Tobago, but may I suggest that you consider luxury villas such as, Sunset Reef, located just off the Grafton Beach with panoramic sea view and fantastic sunsets. The villa sleep 10 people and hosted wedding up to 40 guests, and there is other villa accommodation for your guests close by. For the larger wedding I would recommend Villa Mirage fantastic beach front location at Black Rock and hosted weddings up to 70 guests. All the villas have panoramic sea view, private swimming pools, and no more than a two minute walk to the beach, maid service, luxury accommodation for you and all your guests. To your Tobago Wedding Day.
I can assist with your specific wedding plans help in providing you with a wedding planning coordinator and the rest. I offer a one stop shop service to make sure all your plans are catered for and everything runs like clock work.
Please visit my web site http://www.tobagovilla.org I look forward to your invitation to help you with your wedding day!