Like the idea of sand in your toes, wind in your hair, gentle waves lapping on the beach and the endless expanse of surreal blue ocean at your back.... all while you exchange wedding vows with your loved one under tropic skies? Don't take it from us... but from the many thrilled couples who've ditched their shoes for barefoot pledges made from a Turks and Caicos beach villa. There's nothing quite like the experience they say, precious memories to last a lifetime.
More and more couples are opting for the romance of a villa wedding in the tropics and choosing to pair that special occasion with a well-deserved luxury vacation at their private place in the sun where family and friends can join in the momentous celebration.
At Island Escapes, several of our rental homes make the perfect location for your great day and are ideally suited to wedding parties, large or small. All you need is prior permission for the event at the villa then you can start your plans with our help and guidance. If yours is a large affair, you may need a combination of several villas, or some members of the party can choose to stay in hotels while bride, groom and immediate family stay at the home where the event will take place. This gives you the ability to carefully plan every detail of your wedding and the associated functions while you're actually living in the villa, from choosing your preferred beachside setting for the ceremony, arranging your floral and decorative touches, or deciding on seating and table arrangements for your guests on the beach or at poolside.
We're happy to offer tips and contact info on all the arrangements you'll want to make if you're planning a simple event, including Turks and Caicos marriage documentary requirements, on-island wedding officiants, to sources for floral arrangements, in-villa catering, musicians, photographers, etc. For larger functions we'll put you in touch with a recommended local wedding planner who is experienced in arranging Turks and Caicos weddings and will take care of every detail, quoting you a fee for handling all your requests and arrangements.
During high season months (Jan - April) a 7 night minimum rental is usually required for the villa where the wedding and any associated events are to take place. There is generally an event fee charged if the villa booking is less than 7 nights (there is a 5-night minimum during summer months).
Holding your wedding at one of our villas has the added advantage of keeping reception costs down - whether you want a small wedding or a seated dinner or poolside buffet. Your wedding planner will suggest several options, from finger-food to an elaborate seated dinner. For large groups ... more than the maximum occupancy of the main villa ... we recommend that you employ an outside caterer for food and beverage.
Which villas are best for weddings? Several villas welcome weddings and other function, but others may have restrictions on the total number of guests if this will exceed the number of persons normally accommodated at the house. Give one of our agents a call and we can discuss these choices with you and help you find that perfect spot for your special day.
For Nicole and Dave, there was only one place for them to tie the knot. Dave proposed to Nicole while they were vacationing in the Turks and Caicos in 2015. The couple stayed in Chalk Sound and spent a lot of time at Sapodilla Bay. When, one day, they saw the private La Koubba Villa from the beach, they decided right away that they wanted to bring their families back to TCI with them to enjoy its beauty together. One night on their trip, as they watched the sunset from the beach and listened to live music from Las Brisas Restaurant, they heard their song. They shared a dance on the beach, just the two of them, and in that moment they knew they had found the place where they would marry. And so they did, exchanging their vows in a private ceremony with only their immediate family with them on the beach at La Koubba Villa on Sapodilla Bay.
Perhaps the best part of your new union is your alone time after your wedding. Let us help immerse you in luxurious solitude at that special place where you get to unwind and enjoy your time together in a unique Turks and Caicos setting, sipping a glass of wine, gazing at the stars, or quietly enjoying our amazing sunsets.