Destination Wedding Spotlight: St. Lucia

Bay Gardens Beach Resort Wedding on the Beach

Come to St. Lucia and it will not take you long to see why the island became known as the Helen of the West Indies – and why the French and British empires spent almost two centuries fighting to possess her. The island’s French legacy can still be heard in the local patois, seen int he many Gallic place-names and enjoyed in the irrestistible French Creole cuisine to be found in hotels, restaurants and bistros.

St. Lucia is large enough to provide visitors with breathtaking contrasts and small enough to ensure that those who want to laze their days away in peace and quiet can do just that. The climate on the island is tropical with temperatures ranging from 70 – 90 Fahrenheit. The rainy season is June – November, but don’t expect a constant downpour; rather, there are numerous short but incredibly intense showers. Trade winds provide breezes year-round, regardless of the season.Perfect for a day at the beach!

You’ll see banana and cocoa plantations, the crater of a dormant volcano, bubbling sulphur springs, mineral springs where visitors can bathe, 18th century forts and sleepy coastal villages. And could you really leave St. Lucia without seeing the Pitons, the massive twin volcanic cones that have become the island’s signature image? Lovers will search out secluded beaches, night-owls will find entertainment in the hotels, and bars, and yacht crews will find dozens of safe harbors, from small coves to an 83-acre marina and the large natural harbor, once the world’s 14th busiest port, which is overlooked by Castries, the lively capital town where French Creole houses can still be seen. Divers, snorkelers, hikers and golfers will all find happiness on St. Lucia.

St. Lucia is the perfect destination for Caribbean weddings and honeymoons. The natural beauty of this Caribbean tropical island seems to have been created for romantics. Palm fringed beaches, elegant old plantation houses, the soft tropical air, hypnotic steel band music, the tantalizing aroma of the cuisine all combined to make weddings, honeymoons and anniversaries popular on St. Lucia. St Lucia offers you the freedom of having your wedding just the way you want it. Wonderful climate, astounding beauty and friendly islanders make St. Lucia simply perfect, Simply Beautiful for your special wedding day.

Here is a list of the documents that you need to obtain a marriage license in St. Lucia:

* Valid Passport & Original Birth Certificate

* Divorce Decree Absolute (if one of the parties is divorced)

* In the case of a widow/widower a Death Certificate of first spouse is required

* If a name has been changed, a Deed Poll is required

* If one of the parties is under the age of 18, evidence of a consent of parents is required in the form of a sworn affidavit stamped by a Notary Public

* Residency requirement of 2 business days unless an express fee is paid

* If any required documents are not in English, an authenticated translation must be available

Now is the time to all Carter Elite Travel to assist in making your Destination Wedding/Honeymoon come true. We are Certified Destination Wedding and Honeymoons Specialists and truly enjoy assisting our couples to make their dreams come true.

Call one of our Romance Experts to get started at 310-722-3099 or send a email to!

Honeymoon and Destination Wedding Specialist


Destination Wedding Spotlight: Bay Gardens Resort, St. Lucia

Wedding on the Beach at Bay Gardens Resort

Relax, Romance, Indulge, Connect and Play…

Located in the north-west coast of Saint Lucia lies the Bay Gardens Resorts, your ultimate Caribbean Destination Wedding location.  The Bay Gardens properties are ideally situated in the midst of Rodney Bay Tourist Village that hosts Saint Lucia’s pulsating night life, hip bars, restaurants with several world-class dining options, and duty fee shopping.

Main pool at Bay Gardens Resorts in St. Lucia

The resorts offer a total of 192 rooms, 5 conference rooms, 4 restaurants and 6 bars, they are sure able to meet the taste of the most discerning bride and groom.

Their motto is Relax, Romance, Indulge, Connect and Play. You will experience the true redefinition of the Caribbean Wedding at Bay Gardens Resorts in St. Lucia.

Wedding Gazebo at Bay Gardens Resorts in St. Lucia

They offer 2 Destination Wedding Packages to choose from

Just The Two of Us – The Couples Wedding package

* Services of  Wedding Coordinator

* Required Legal Fees

* Clergyman or Magistrate (Crown Fee of $50.00 US applicable for Magistrate ceremony)

* Choice of beautifully decorated wedding arch on the beach (Decoration of wedding gazebo is an additional charge)

* Decorated Bedroom

* 5 X 7 photo of the Happy Couple

* Breakfast in bed the morning after your wedding

* A bouquet of tropical flowers for the Bride

* Boutonniere for the Groom

* The Wedding Cake

* A bottle of  sparkling wine

* All taxes and gratuities

Cost of the Wedding:

Bay Gardens Inn $900.00 US

Bay Gardens Hotel $900.00 US

Bay Gardens Beach Resort $1,140.00 US

Celebrate – The Friends and Family Wedding Package:

* All of the above in addition to

* In-room massage for Bride and Groom

* 8 X 10 picture of the Bride and Groom instead of the 5 X 7

Note: Bay Gardens Resorts reserves the right to change or discontinue offers without notice.

Special additional Note: The Cost of The Celebrate – Friends and Family Wedding package: If the wedding party books 15 rooms or more for a minimum of seven (7) nights across any room category (at the same property), the wedding package is complimentary. If the wedding party books 20 rooms or more for a minimum of seven (7)  across any room category (at the same property), the wedding package is complimentary and the Bride and Groom will receive 3 nights of their honeymoon free a 10% discount on food and beverage.

When you are ready to book your Destination Wedding at Bay Gardens Resorts in St. Lucia, give us a call at 310-722-3099 or email us at:

Master Bedroom in the One Bedroom Suite