Wedding Locations and Venues in Antigua

Choosing your Antigua wedding location is easy once you know what type of ceremony you'd like to have

A wedding in Antigua is all about celebrating your relationship, and is enhanced with the breathtaking backdrops that the island flawlessly provides.  Whether you choose to say your vows indoors or out, multitudes of venue options are available.

Finding a wedding or event planner is a fantastic option for people who are looking for someone to handle everything in Antigua related to your wedding before the big celebration. These experts work to make certain that your nuptials operate as smoothly and ideally as possible. Should you decide to do all the work on your own, deciding the kind of wedding you'd like to have will narrow down your options drastically, making the whole process a little less overwhelming.

Choosing an Island

Antigua

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On Antigua, you can plan a big bash for everyone you know at a sprawling resort, creating an itinerary filled with daily site-seeing tours and nightly bar-hoping expeditions.  On the flip side, it is just as easy to rent a quiet bungalow on the beach, have a quiet ceremony, and spend your days relaxing by the shore. 

Barbuda

If an intimate affair in a place that makes you feel as though you have truly found a spot to get away from it all, Barbuda is the island for you.  Barbuda is a beautiful sparsley populated island, allowing you to feel as though the whole island is your own personal slice of paradise as you say "I do." 

Types of Ceremonies

When planning a wedding in Antigua, you can make your ceremony anything you want it to be. Even though the most commonly encountered type of wedding planned by travelers is a beachfront ceremony, this is not the only option to choose from.

Traditional Wedding

The traditional ceremony typically takes place in a place of worship, with family and friends gathering for a religious service to commemorate the bride and groom coming together in marriage. As soon as the vows are said, the wedding party and their guests typically get together at a banquet or dining hall to celebrate further. This is as much a possibility in Antigua as anywhere else. Your wedding planner can assist you in finding a church or synagogue that falls in line with your faith.

Places of Worship in Antigua
Venue Location Phone Number
Bethany Moravian Church Piggots 268-462-5956
Cana Moravian Church St. John's 268-460-1012
Cedar Hall Moravian Church Jennings 268-462-4330
Central Baptist Church St. John's 268-462-2894
Faith Missionary Baptist Church Upper Fort 268-462-0149
268-463-9949
Five Islands Moravian Church St. John's 268-462-4330
Good Shepard Catholic Church Sea View Farm 268-461-1127
Gracebay Moravian Church St. John's 268-462-8248
Gracefield Moravian Church Cedar Grove 268-462-5956
Gracehill Moravian Church English Harbour 268-460-1396
Green Bay Moravian Church St. John's 268-462-8248
Holy Family Cathedral Catholic Church St. John's 268-461-1127
Lebanon Moravian Church Sea View Farm 268-463-1007
Liberta Church of Christ English Harbour 268-460-3446
Our Lady of Mount Caramel Catholic Church Willikies 268-460-1013
Our Lady of Perpetual Help Tyrells 268-460-1013
Spring Garden Moravian Church St. John's 268-461-0656
268-461-3470
St. Anthony's Catholic Church Potters 268-461-1127
St. Barnabans Anglican Church St. Paul's 268-460-1089
St. John's Cathedral St. John's N/A
St. John's Church of Christ Garden Grove 268-461-6732
St. John's Lutheran Church Radio Range 268-462-2896
St. Martin de Porres' Catholic Church Parham 268-461-1127
St. Paul's Anglican Church Falmouth 268-460-1089
Tyrell's Baptist Church Liberta 268-462-2894
Villa Chapel Catholic Church St. John's 268-461-1127
Villa Church of Christ St. John's 268-461-6681
Zion Moravian Church Potters 268-460-9705

You may also choose to have a more traditionally designed ceremony at a museum, plantation house, or significant historical landmark such as the Betty's Hope Plantation or the Dockyard Museum in St. John's.

Outdoor Wedding

As many couples may speculate, a sandy coastline is the most common place to have a destination wedding. It is agreed by most people that a wedding near the beach is a wonderful affair. The ocean and fine sand  provide such an idyllic backdrop that few adornments are necessary. On top of that, beach weddings are rather simple to plan, and smaller weddings may not need permits.

Keep in mind that beaches are not the only places available if you fantasize about getting married outdoors. A number of resorts have villas with views of beaches, mountain ranges, and tropical flora. Getting married in a garden is another alternative. For something especially distinctive and significant, consider organizing a wedding at Shirley Heights Lookout. Another stunning view to consider is Devil's Bridge in Indian Town Point.

Marriage at Sea

For couples that dream of spending their wedding at sea, doing so in Antigua is one of the most beautiful places in the Caribbean to do so. Couples will discover that the Caribbean Sea boasts some of the most crystal clear, tranquil waters, as well as magnificent views. You may opt to get married on board a major cruise line that makes a visit to Antigua, or charter a yacht for a couple of hours. You may even book the boat for the whole day and celebrate your reception on board as well.

Casual vs. Formal

Depending on the style of wedding you're seeking, any of these venue options can be as casual or as formal as you'd like. Although island weddings are generally regarded as informal events, you can dress your wedding up with formal wear and place settings. Similarly, you may dress down a commonly formal event such as a church wedding by asking for basic accents and permitting your wedding guests to dress in a more casual/island style.

Resorts with Wedding Packages

An option that is popular for people planning weddings in Antigua is obtaining a wedding and honeymoon package at a large hotel or resort.  Booking a wedding package at an Antigua resort is a straightforward way to arrange your big event, because virtually everything is completed for you. Most packages include the following:

  • Personalized wedding consultant and planner
  • Wedding venue
  • Reception location
  • Officiant
  • Floral bouquet and boutonnière
  • Cake
  • Reception food and beverages
  • Photography
  • Marriage certificate
  • Government fees


Optional bonuses can include:

  • Lodging for the wedding party
  • Videography
  • Music and entertainment
  • Wedding favors
  • Honeymoon package
  • Planned events and recreation for wedding party and guests

Generally speaking, wedding packages at resorts in Antigua begin at around $1500(USD) and increase from there, based on add-ons and number of guests.

Resorts with Wedding Packages in Antigua
Resort Location Phone Number
Antigua Yacht Club Marina Resort English Harbour 268-562-3030
Blue Waters St. John's 800-557-6536
Carlisle Bay Hotel and Blue Spa St. Mary's 268-484-0025
Cocobay Resort St. Mary's 268-562-2400
866-692-6094
Coconut Beach Club St. John's 268-462-3239
866-978-7299
Grand Pineapple Beach Antigua Pear's Village 888-SANDALS
Hawksbill by Rex Resorts Five Islands 268-462-0301
Jolly Beach Resort and Spa Bolans Village 268-462-0061
Lighthouse Bay Barbuda Low Bay Barbuda 268-562-1481
Rex Halcyon Cove Dickenson Bay 268-462-0256
Sandals Grande Antigua Dickenson Bay 888-SANDALS
Sugar Ridge Hotel St. Mary's 268-562-7700
The Inn at English Harbour English Harbour 268-460-1014
Tranquility Bay St. Mary's 268-562-5183

Once you have researched your options, you and your loved one will be able to select the ideal venue for your destination wedding in Antigua. From beaches to churches, and everywhere in between, Antigua's venues offer everything you need to create an unforgettable wedding celebration.

 

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