Weddings in Virgin Gorda

To get married in the BVI the bride and groom need to be in the territory for one day. This does not mean you cannot apply for the marriage on the day you arrive, but that you cannot get married before you have spent one full day in the BVI.

You need to go to the Civil Registry office, located at the government administration building in Virgin Gorda. You will need to have the following:

  • Passports with white immigration slip obtained upon entry to BVI.
  • Your original or certified divorce decree documents (if applicable)
  • Two witnesses to witness your signature (ask anyone around)
  • The names of the people who are actually going to witness your wedding.
  • Dress code for entering the government administration building: Knee length or longer skirts, dresses, or shorts. Appropriate tops/blouses. No flip flops. 

The cost is $220 for the wedding license and $220 fee for the actual marriage. Each marriage certificate will cost $25. It takes a full twenty-four hours for the license to be prepared.

To have the ceremony performed outside of the registrar’s office, you will also need to reimburse the Registrar for the round trip ferry fee if you wish him/her to come to Virgin Gorda to perform the wedding.

There are ministers who can perform the ceremony in lieu of the Registrar. We have used Bishop Ricketts a few times, and the guests have been happy. His telephone number is 284-495-5543. Cell: 441-5541. E-mail: sanctuaryofhope2@hotmail.com.

The actual ceremony takes no more than five minutes. You can add your own personal vows if you wish. Full information can be obtained from the Registrar’s Office, Box 418, Road Town, Tortola, British Virgin Islands. Tel: (284) 494-3442, or (284) 494-3701 ext. 5001.

Some of our recommended vendors to make your day perfect are: 

Cake  - LSL Bakery

Catering – Chef Caswell - e-mail: teacherb17@outlook.com 

Decorations: Creatif Inc.

Hair Stylist - David Hawkins of Ello Hair Studio - tel: (284) 541 7343

Flowers – Blossoms Florists, Stems or Bella Blooms

Photographers - Mar Javierto of Weddings Virgin Gorda or Leticia Lennard-Williams of Dare 2 Design Graphix

Wedding Officiate – Pastor Rickets (non denominational) - E-mail: sanctuaryofhope2@hotmail.com

Wedding Planner - Dale George at Island Concierge VI