Mauritius offers some of the most beautiful beach wedding settings and it is a highly sought-after Destination Wedding island. In fact; Mauritius is among the top 5 ‘best places to get married’ with its stunning scenery, warm tropical climate, and natural hospitality of the Mauritian people.
Most hotels offer extensive wedding packages and have their own experienced wedding coordinator; who will work with us to organize every last detail according to your wish. We have detailed some of them but there are many more. Let us know your requirements and budget so we can tailor-make your wedding package. Visit our accommodation options and then let us know which hotels appeal to you; as most of them will do weddings.
Couples must take into account the cost for friends and family to attend; if they have to pay for themselves.
We deal with all couples from any country; so let us know your requirements and we will find the most suitable packages for you!
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Why Choose Mauritius For Your Destination Wedding
With so many idyllic wedding destinations to choose from, each with its own set of pros and cons; deciding on the best destination is no easy task. If your heart is set on a wedding in a warm foreign country; surrounded by tranquil turquoise waters and picturesque stretches of sandy beaches; then Mauritius will tick all the boxes for your big day.
The fact that it’s easily accessible makes it a great choice too. Many airlines fly directly to Mauritius making the trip far easier than having to take a connecting flight. This is also helpful information for family and friends who might be traveling to share your special day with you. Being able to hop on a direct flight means you are able to maximize your time in Mauritius.
Legal weddings in Mauritius are fairly simple; as far as the legalities go; for all nationalities and religions. You just need to ensure that you plan timeously. Most resorts request the customary documents at least eight weeks before the wedding in order to process them.
The fact that it’s also the perfect honeymoon destination means that you won’t need to travel elsewhere. After all, Mauritius has everything you could possibly wish for; which is what makes it such a sublime honeymoon destination. Whether you plan on spending your honeymoon soaking up the sun on the beach, exploring the island, or relaxing at the spa; Mauritius is sure to offer everything you desire for your honeymoon.
Best time for Mauritius Wedding
Thanks to the subtropical climate in Mauritius, the weather is warm and mild throughout the year. Summer is from November to April with temperatures of between 23 – 33 degrees Celsius. Winters are mild (from May to October) with temperatures between 17 – 23 degrees Celsius. The months that are said to be the coldest are between June and August. These are also typically the windiest months too. The wettest months (occasional cyclones) are between December and March; with an average rainfall of 900mm on the coast and 1500mm on the central plateau.
Therefore; we would suggest the best time for a wedding in Mauritius is May to October. The reasons are first that it is cooler and more comfortable for you and your guests and furthermore; it is less crowded than the peak summer months. Also, there is less chance of rain at this time.
Marriage Pre-Requisites for Civil Wedding in Mauritius
To celebrate a wedding in Mauritius; the Civil Status Office needs the following documents
One copy of the first three pages of the bride and groom’s passports and birth certificates; issued not more than 3 months before the wedding date
A copy of the divorce certificate or certificate of death of a spouse when applicable
An application form (we will send to you) duly filled in and signed by the future groom and bride
French & Italian nationals should produce a “Certificat de Capacité de Mariage”
The Registrar’s Office will need the original documents on the wedding day.
Additional Mauritius Wedding Conditions
All wedding documents must be translated into English or French. All translations must be certified by an authorized translator. A court translator is available on request
If a bride-to-be wants to marry in Mauritius within 10 months of her divorce; she must take a pregnancy test at her own expense. If the test is positive; a civil marriage cannot take place in Mauritius.
At least 45 days before the wedding date; the hotel must receive all documents.
The wedding ceremony can take place between Monday – Friday, excluding public holidays; and subject to the availability of the registrar.
Couples need to be on the island a minimum of 2 working days; preferably 3; before the ceremony. Most hotels require a minimum stay of 7 nights for the wedding couple.
A visit to Port Louis will be arranged to sign affidavits before the big day.
Depending on the nationality of the bride and groom; additional documents may be required; at your own cost.
Important things to consider for a destination wedding in Mauritius
Due to the tropical weather of Mauritius, it is advisable to choose outfits and accessories that will make your day much more enjoyable.
Brides carrying their bridal dress should pack it carefully in tissue in a suitcase or box marked ‘Fragile’. This will then be in the Fragile Container on the aircraft. Or pack lighter gowns in a cardboard box and place it in the overhead storage container of the plane.
Don’t forget you can have your wedding with your guests and then stay in Mauritius for your honeymoon. Either with your guests or after they have returned home.
Mauritius Wedding Venues
On the grounds of their hotel, either on the beach, in the beautiful gardens; or in a specially decorated wedding gazebo,
On private islands just off the coast of Mauritius, including the beautiful Ile Des Deux Cocos; which will make the wedding extra special.
The bride and groom can tie the knot aboard a gleaming white catamaran; while cruising to a small private beach for the wedding breakfast and optional sega show.