Mauritius was voted the ‘Worlds Most Romantic Destination’ at the World Travel Awards in 2019, and 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, than at home.
A civil wedding starts from £450 – which 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, whether 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 on 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.
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.
Planning a wedding is incredibly stressful, and we wanted a destination wedding, within three months, while living on different continents. Susie Freeman Travel made this seem like a walk in the park.
From our first enquiry they were absolutely amazing. They helped us choose the dream country and the ideal package, all within our budget. When at the last minute we discovered my grandma could join us, they booked her flights and a room and were just brilliant.
There was constant communication between us, and as someone who gets stressed knowing they were just a phone call away was so reassuring and helpful.
In Mauritius everything went so perfectly, it really was a dream wedding. Every detail had been thought of, from the flights and private car transfers, the hotel and the wedding itself were all without a hitch. The added personal touches of a beach basket, post cards and a bottle of wine on arrival were greatly appreciated. And a personal phone call from Susie Freeman the day before our wedding.
Mr and Mrs Henk Potgieter