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Weddings Abroad

Give your special occasion the setting it deserves

Your wedding day should be the most perfect day of your life. And saying I do in your dream location abroad will certainly ensure that – what better way to start your new life together?

It doesn’t get more romantic than marrying on white sands while the crystal blue sea and glowing sky surround you – the castaway islands of the Indian Ocean have beaches that are the perfect setting for your special day. Or, perhaps you’d like your ceremony to be as iconic as the big cities of the USA. From the dazzling lights of the Las Vegas Strip, to New York’s legendary Central Park – there’s a wedding experience in the USA for everyone.

If you’re looking for something truly exceptional, try one of our Unique Wedding Experiences in Zanzibar, on the shores of the Indian Ocean. You will walk down the aisle with a Maasai Guard of Honour and your beloved for company.

Why not treat yourself to that dream wedding you couldn’t have when you first married? It’s not just newlyweds that we cater for – talk to our Destination Specialists who can help plan an unforgettable vow renewal ceremony. However you plan to celebrate your special day, Hayes & Jarvis will make sure it’s the magical celebration that you’ve always dreamed of.  

Why choose Hayes & Jarvis for... Weddings Abroad?

The possibilities for your big day are endless – call us and let’s talk weddings

Whether getting married or renewing your vows – you’re in safe hands

We provide a personalised service and we’re on first name terms with all our clients

We have 25 years of experience to guide and support you for a stress-free day.

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Beautiful beaches and enchanting rainforests scented by frangipani and hibiscus plants will offer you paradise for your perfect day. Tie the knot with a natural backdrop at several locations throughout the Hawaiian Islands; from the sandy beaches of Poipu, Kauai and Poolenalena Beach, Maui to a sheltered lagoon in Oahu at Ala Moana Beach Park, which is just 10 minutes from famous Waikiki Beach.

South Africa

How about surrounding yourselves with beautiful valleys and grapevines? Cape Winelands will offer an elegant setting for your special day and you can then sip on delicious wines while you and your partner savour the moment.  Or if you are looking for a little adventure, head to Kariega Game Reserve or the spectacular and evocative Ulusaba, for a safari wedding in the South African Bush.

USA & Canada

Have you ever imagined soaring hire above the awe-inspiring Grand Canyon, only to then land and get married with the red rocks as a backdrop? What about a horse drawn carriage ride through New York’s central park? Or how about a winter wedding on the iced lake front at the Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise?  The USA & Canada has some incredibly unique wedding experiences to choose from which will make your special day one to remember.


Blessed with palm-fringed beaches, the Indonesian Islands of Bali are simply idyllic and we offer luxurious hotels with sublime service that will have your perfect day running smoothly. Fancy something unique? Get married at the Menjangan Dynasty Resort in Northwest Bali where you can stay in an African inspired Beach Camp Tent and exchange vows with your toes in the sand on the white-sand beach or next to the infinity pool with gorgeous ocean views.

Caribbean & Mexico

Say ‘I Do’ barefoot in the Caribbean or Mexico, with picturesque white sands, crystal-clear waters and cloudless skies; an idyllic backdrop to your special day. There are few restrictions when getting married in the Caribbean or on the Mexican coasts, so enjoy complimentary perks and the warmest of welcomes as you take your loved ones to the likes of St Lucia, The Bahamas and Grenada to celebrate your marriage. 

Indian Ocean

Many dream of nothing more romantic than getting married on a paradise island in the Indian Ocean, surrounded by azure waters and powdery sand beaches. From the laidback ambience of Mauritius, the cultural surroundings of Sri Lanka, to the enchanting shores of the Seychelles, there is no doubt you will feel on top of the world. Although you can’t legally marry in the beautiful gem-like islands of the Maldives, these blissful islands are the perfect place to enjoy the ceremony or renew your vows.

Frequently Asked Questions

Yes. Once the marriage is registered in the country where the ceremony is taking place, your marriage is legally recognised in the UK and your certificate is proof of this. This may vary if you are not a British Citizen and we recommend that you contact your local embassy.

Yes, however there are some exceptions so please call our wedding specialists or check with the relevant embassy for current information. 

The holiday and wedding price we confirm to you at the time of booking, plus the ease of knowing our expert weddings team are there for you. Some hotels may change some inclusions; however you will be notified of any changes at the earliest opportunity. Free weddings may include different items to paid weddings and may not be combinable with other special offers at the hotel. They may also exclude legal fees which will need to be payable in resort. 

Yes. Please advise us of the number of people attending and we’ll do the rest. If your party is not residing at the same hotel some additional charges may apply, especially for all inclusive resorts. If the hotel where your ceremony is taking place is ‘Adults Only’, children may not be accepted for the ceremony, permission must be granted prior to the big day. Please call for more information. 

The ceremony will generally take place within the grounds of the hotel. Some hotels have a choice of locations, such as gardens or the beach, others may have a designated area. If you book your wedding for a public venue, this will be re-confirmed with you in-resort. This is subject to local regulations and weather conditions. 

Monday – Friday is when most wedding ceremonies take place. This excludes public holidays. Please check with the relevant tourist board for current information on national holidays in your chosen destination. 

We will be able to confirm the date of your wedding shortly after booking. However, in some destinations (for example the USA and Caribbean) you will be given a specific time for your wedding. For many destinations your ceremony time will be provided once you are in resort.

Paperwork will need to be completed and sometimes visits to relevant offices are necessary and taxis to and from may incur extra charges. We may also request additional information from you in order to confirm the wedding with the hotel. 

The majority of our weddings are conducted by a marriage officer whose title varies depending upon the resort, for example, a Celebrant, Minister or Registrar. 

Yes. You can request this in resort and there may be an additional charge. Certain destinations can take up to four months prior to process your marriage certificate.

Hayes and Jarvis is delighted to recommend The Empty Box Company, who will be able to help your Wedding Dress transport needs for your special day. 


Legal requirements for getting married abroad vary from one country to another. The Gov.UK website has a handy tool where you can check the legal requirements in the country you’d like to get married in, and our Weddings Team are experts in this field. We're here to assist and guide you through the legal process.                                                                                                                                                                  

It’s not possible for non-residents to be legally married in the Maldives. You can still have your wedding blessing here, but the ceremony itself won’t be legally-binding. If required, you will need to have a legal wedding in the UK, either before or after you travel.

The bride should simply travel under her maiden name for the entire journey because the name on the ticket must be identical to the name on the passport. Upon return simply have your passport amended to your married name.