Weddings in Mauritius

Weddings in Mauritius are a “must” as Mauritius was voted the ‘Worlds Most Romantic Destination’ at the World Travel Awards in 2019. The island is consistently among the top five favourite places to wed worldwide. With beautiful resorts set on sandy beaches fringing an azure lagoon, it’s easy to see why. With just one wedding ceremony a day at island hotels, it’s exclusive.

 

At Susie Freeman Travel, we do quite a few weddings every year, often the second time around. It’s smooth and simple, and much cheaper, to marry in Mauritius.

A civil wedding starts from £450.  This includes everything taken care of, from the formalities, to a dedicated wedding coordinator to help plan your big day. You can chose where you want to get married in Mauritius, whether your dream is to tie the knot on the beach at sunset or Robinson-Crusoe-style, on a private island. Nothing is too much trouble, as at Susie Freeman Travel, we go the extra mile.

 

With her organisational flare and inspiring energy, people often ask Susie to arrange their special occasions or private events. Be it a birthday celebration, a family reunion across continents or prestigious business events.

Having arranged her own big birthday, and her husband’s, with 50 friends in Mauritius. Susie has tried and tested her recommended experiences, from sailing, golf and tennis competitions to cycling tours, sunset cocktails on a floating bar, and delightful dining options. In the UK business sector, Susie Freeman Travel has built an excellent affiliation with the Inns of Court in London and has arranged travel for several legal conferences. Susie Freeman Travel is the name that opens doors in Mauritius, and is trusted to make confidential travel arrangements for many TV celebrities and personalities from the UK.

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Getting Married: Weddings in Mauritius

 

A marriage performed in Mauritius is legally recognized by British Law. The civil ceremony is similar to any British Registry Office ceremony. There is no legal obligation to register the wedding in the UK although it can be done through the British Consulate in Mauritius for a nominal fee. Civil ceremonies may take place any working day, Monday to Friday, excluding Public Holidays and subject to the agreement from the Hotel and the Registrar.

Documents required for Weddings in Mauritius

Civil Wedding

  • First six pages of both passports
  • Birth certificates
  • Decree Absolute if any party is divorced
  • If change of name, proof is required
  • Death certificate in case of widow/widower
  • Evidence of parents’ consent (in the form of an Affidavit if any party under 18)

Religious Wedding

  • Birth certificates
  • Christening certificates
  • Certificate of Good Morality (from respective Parish priest specifying that both parties are free)
  • Specification of Religion (if parties are of different religions, case must go to Bishop)

Deadlines for documents required

Civil Wedding

  • Photocopies of documents four weeks prior to wedding
  • Couple must travel with originals for submission on wedding day

Religious Wedding

  • Original documents required six weeks prior to wedding
  • Original documents required eight weeks prior if parties are of different religions

Physical presence required on the island

Civil Wedding

  • The couple must go to the Main Registrar’s Office to sign an affidavit 24 hours prior to the wedding.

Religious Wedding

  • Couple to be on the island 15 days prior to the ceremony taking place.

Divorced women

  • If you intend to marry within 10 months of the divorce pronouncement, you will need a local doctor’s certificate of non-pregnancy.

The cost of Weddings in Mauritius

A basic wedding costs from £450 and includes:

  • Affidavits
  • Transport of Registrar
  • Registrar on day of ceremony
  • Transport of couple to complete formalities (1/2 day)
  • Services of a Wedding Coordinator
  • Decorated location
  • Bridal bouquet
  • Button hole for Groom
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