Wedding Locations and Venues on Trinidad

Planning a wedding on Trinidad and Tobago will prove there is no wrong place to get married on the islands

In choosing Trinidad and Tobago as their wedding destination, couples get to choose between two very different islands for their ceremony: the city-like Trinidad and the more Eco-friendly Tobago.  After deciding upon which island to say their vows, couples then have multitudes of venue options, from outdoor gardens to a more traditional church setting.

Locating a wedding venue without being able to physically visit the location prior to booking it is one of the toughest challenges faced by couples planning a wedding on Trinidad and Tobago.  Due to this major obstacle, many people prefer to solicit the assistance of an event planner to take care of every necessary element surrounding a wedding. If you prefer to do all the organizing on your own, figuring out the kind of wedding you would like to have will assist you to trim down your choices considerably, making the whole task a little less overwhelming.

Choosing an Island

Trinidad

Trinidad is more populated than Tobago, and has a livelier vibe.  The island is filled with open-air markets, night clubs, and street performers perfecting their steel-pan skills.  That is not to say that Trinidad is lacking in physical beauty.  Beaches, gardens, and historic sites offer picturesque wedding sites.  Trinidad is the best locale for couples who want their island wedding to be a celebration of their love, and who imagine the days surrounding their big day to be filled with site-seeing, clubbing, and energetic local events.

Tobago

It can be easily be said that Tobago is the opposite of Trinidad.  This is the island couples go to for quiet, relaxation, and a more down-to-earth atmosphere.  As one of the top Eco-tourism islands in the Caribbean, couples won't have to doubt that an outdoor wedding on Tobago would be a thing of beauty - and the days leading up to their vows would allow the couple to participate in adventurous activities such as hiking and diving, or transversely, completely relaxing moments lying on the beach.

Types of Ceremonies

A wedding ceremony on Trinidad and Tobago can be anything you want it to be. Although the most commonly encountered type of wedding planned by travelers is a beach front ceremony, this is by no means the only option available.

Traditional Wedding

Many couples desire a traditional style of wedding, which usually takes place in a religious establishment, with relatives and friends filling the pews as the bride slowly walks down the aisle toward her waiting groom. Once the vows are said, the wedding party and their guests usually gather at a dining or banquet hall to celebrate the big event. This is as much a possibility on Trinidad and Tobago as anywhere else. Your wedding planner can help you to find a chapel or temple that that accommodates your religious preferences.

In addition to religious buildings, couples may choose to celebrate with a more traditionally designed ceremony at a gallery, plantation house, or significant historical site such as the Stollmeyer Castle on Trinidad.

Outdoor Wedding

As previously mentioned, the seashore is the most common location to have a destination wedding. It goes without saying that a wedding ceremony performed on the beach is an exquisite affair. With so many natural beauties like fine sand and exotic foliage surrounding you, you'll find that very few additional decorations are necessary. Beach weddings are also very simple to plan, and small weddings may not even need permits.

If you dream of getting married in an outdoor environment, beaches are not the only venue available for your big day. Countless hotels and offer villas with views of seashores, hills, and tropical vegetation. Getting married in a botanical garden is another alternative. For something especially extraordinary and spectacular, consider planning a wedding with a waterfall as your backdrop.

Outdoor Wedding Venues on Trinidad and Tobago
Venue Location Phone Number
Botanical Gardens Trinidad 868-622-6423
Caroni Bird Sandtuary Trinidad 868-645-1305
Fort George  Trinidad 868-675-7034
Main Ridge Forest Reserve Tobago N/A
San Fernando Hill  Trinidad N/A

Marriage at Sea

Have you always fantasized about getting married at sea? Trinidad and Tobago present the ideal place for an oceanic exchange of vows. The Caribbean Sea offers some of the most crystal clear, calm waters, and amazing views. You could possibly decide to get married on board a major cruise line that makes a visit to Trinidad and Tobago, or charter a yacht for a few hours. You may even book the boat for the entire day and host your reception on the vessel as well.

Casual vs. Formal

Every couple has a different view in relation to how formal they would like their wedding ceremony to be. Though island weddings are usually thought of as laid-back celebrations, you can you can jazz up your wedding with formal wear and elegant adornments. If you want to make a church ceremony more casual, consider seeking simple centerpieces and allowing your wedding party to dress in a casual style.

Resorts with Wedding Packages

Purchasing a wedding and honeymoon package together in a bundle through a large lodging facility is becoming increasingly common for people planning weddings on Trinidad and Tobago. All-Inclusive resorts are popular throughout Trinidad and Tobago, and these resorts practically all feature wedding packages.

Booking a wedding package at a Trinidad and Tobago resort is a simple way to organize your big day, because virtually everything is addressed for you. Most packages consist of the following:

Personalized wedding consultant and planner

  • Wedding location
  • Reception venue
  • Officiant
  • Floral bouquet and boutonnière
  • Cake
  • Reception food and beverages
  • Photographer
  • Marriage certificate
  • Government fees


Optional add-ons might include:

  • Accommodations for the wedding party
  • Videography
  • Music and entertainment
  • Wedding favors
  • Honeymoon package
  • Planned expeditions and activities for wedding party and guests

Most wedding packages at resorts on Trinidad and Tobago start at around $1500(USD) and increase from there, based upon add-ons and number of guests.

Resorts with Wedding Packages on Trinidad and Tobago
Resorts Location Phone Number
Anise Resort and Spa Trinidad 868-670-4436
868-670-4437
Cara Suites Hotel Trinidad 868-659-2271
868-659-2272
Cascadia Hotel Trinidad 868-623-4208
Coco Reef Resort Tobago 868-639-8571
Crews Inn Trinidad 868-634-4384
868-634-4385
Crowne Plaza Hotel Trinidad 877-2-CROWNE
Grafton Beach Resort Tobago 877-78-HOTEL
Hyatt Hotel Trinidad 868-623-2222
Normandie Hotel Trinidad 868-624-1181
Kapok Hotel Trinidad 868-622-5765
Marriott Hotel Trinidad 868-627-5555
Seahorse Inn Tobago 868-639-0686
Speyside Inn Tobago 868-660-4341
Stonehaven Villas Tobago 868-639-0361

Plan to host your special day on Trinidad and Tobago, and you'll be planning to create memories that will last you a lifetime.  From playful beach side weddings to elegant ceremonies held in churches, the various venues offered throughout Trinidad and Tobago promise to provide the ideal location for any couple's wedding.

 

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