bride and groom walking down aisle of wedding deck

4 Ways to Get Married in St. Kitts

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March 26, 2024
Words by Victoria Abbott Riccardi
Photos courtesy of various

If you’re eager to marry romance with adventure, consider St. Kitts and Nevis for your destination wedding. This dual-island Caribbean nation offers an enticing mix of lush mountains and beaches, rainforests filled with green vervet monkeys and luxury resorts brimming with beautiful venues where you can tie the knot. 

1. PLENTY OF VENUE OPTIONS

One of St. Kitts’ poshest havens is Park Hyatt St. Kitts Christophe Harbour, only thirty minutes by car from Robert L. Bradshaw International Airport. 

Park Hyatt St. Kitts Christophe Harbour pools and restaurant

Tip: Book the Kayan Jet Lounge experience before your trip to enjoy a concierge team dealing with your luggage and immigration papers upon arrival, while savoring sparkling wine and light bites in a plush salon.

Kayan Jet Lounge

Beyond the Nevis Peak Suite, often booked by honeymooners, the hotel has 123 sleek rooms and suites, some with private balconies, terraces and plunge pools overlooking the resort’s beach where you can hold a toes-in-the-sand ceremony. Other venues include the property’s central grass lawn, Reception Hall, and outdoor terraces, all of which the hotel’s full-service planning team can transform into your own private paradise. Before and after the ceremony, you and your guests can enjoy the hotel’s spa, three dining options and pools. Area activities range from enjoying a Catamaran sunset cruise and island rum tasting to horseback riding and rainforest hiking or ziplining. 

2. LUXURY ECO-TOURISM

Couples searching for a secluded spot to marry can stay at Belle Mont Farm, an upscale eco-resort nestled in the mountains on a 400-acre organic farm with views of the Caribbean Sea. Each luxury villa, some with three and four bedrooms, resembles a traditional West Indian cottage with hardwood floors, poster beds, and wrap-around verandas.

Belle Mont Sanctuary Resort accommodations

Tropical foliage offers privacy and most rooms have a plunge pool and open-air bathing facilities. No surprise, the resort’s kitchen turns the property’s garden-grown produce into luscious farm-to-table dining experiences. Couples can hold their ceremony and reception in one of the resort’s large villas, on its grounds, or on the beach at Arthur’s at Dieppe Bay. An in-house wedding concierge will handle all the details.

3. WATERFRONT OPULENCE

wedding ceremony and reception setups at Four Seasons Nevis

Over on Nevis, a quick water taxi away from St. Kitts, lies the Four Seasons Resort Nevis, an ultra-luxurious waterfront retreat with 189 rooms and suites, villa rentals, four restaurants, three pools and a spa. Wedding packages range from a romantic ceremony on the hotel’s silver-sand beach to a full-blown bash complete with the ceremony, reception, and a three-course dinner. A popular venue for larger wedding parties includes the hotel’s 18-hole golf course with sweeping views overlooking the ocean. Couples who want a dramatic spot to exchange vows can choose the hotel’s dock running 100 feet into the water.  

4. SECLUDED SPLENDOR

Golden Rock Inn rooms, aerial view, rock building structures

A smaller Nevis wedding location is Golden Rock Inn, a jewel-box retreat set in a former sugar mill on the slopes of Mount Nevis. Producing sugar was the dominant industry on both islands, so many old sugar mills have been repurposed. Tropical flowers and luxuriant vegetation surround the inn, which has only eleven West Indian-style rooms with brightly colored textiles and painted furniture. Architect and designer, Ed Tuttle, who worked on various Aman Resorts, created the inn’s outdoor stone dining room, cascading reflecting pools, and lower-level stone gazebo—a perfect place to wed. The restaurant’s locally-inspired cuisine features lobster and seafood caught by local fishermen and produce from area farms. Couples can buy out the entire property and the restaurant holds up to 100 guests.

What’s unique about holding a destination wedding in a twin-island country is that you can enjoy a rehearsal dinner on one island and say your vows on another. Or, you can marry on one island and enjoy pre- and post-wedding activities on the other. No matter what you choose, St. Kitts and Nevis both offer a rich roster of experiences, restaurants and resorts, along with that signature Caribbean sun, warm water and hospitality.

Good To Know: JetBlue now offers direct, year-round service to St. Kitts from New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport three times weekly. American Airlines offers daily, non-stop flights from Miami International Airport to the island. Flights are also available from Charlotte, NC and Atlanta, GA. 

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