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All weddings are subject to availability. In order to book a wedding package, the wedding couple must also have a holiday confirmed with Virgin Holidays.
Unless otherwise stated, wedding packages are for the bride and groom only. All weddings are on a request-only basis and subject to availability. Wedding packages do not include any accommodation.
All Virgin Holidays wedding packages are subject to payment of an additional deposit at the time of booking, some of which are non-refundable and are in addition to your holiday deposit. Please note, your wedding will not be confirmed, and no contract is in place, until you have received written confirmation from Virgin Holidays. Although Virgin Holidays will advise the venue/resort of the requested time of the wedding ceremony, the actual time will only be confirmed in resort upon arrival. Virgin Holidays accepts no responsibility for the actual time the ceremony takes place.
Any requested wedding extras are payable by you in resort and are subject to change without prior notification. Free weddings are not combinable with any other special offers, which may from time to time be available.
Original documents are required for all wedding packages. Virgin Holidays will tell you what is required to obtain a licence for your chosen destination and will advise you if we receive notification of any changes from the resort or the venue. It is your responsibility to ensure that you have your original documentation with you at all times. If additional documentation is required to obtain a marriage licence — e.g. affidavits — or your documentation needs to be legalised, translated or certified, then the cost of this is not included in your wedding package.
In some destinations this may prove expensive. It is your responsibility to ensure that you have the correct documentation with you.
This Essential Information must be read in conjunction with the terms and conditions and useful information, as stated in our brochures or at www.virginholidays.co.uk/important/termsand-conditions. These conditions govern your relationship with Virgin Holidays and set out our obligations to you, and certain exclusions of Virgin Holidays responsibility. The terms include limitations on the liability of Virgin Holidays.
Here is a brief summary of our liability clause; the full clause appears in our full set of booking conditions. Before making your booking, you must have read and accepted the full version of all the booking conditions that appear in the brochure and/or on the website from which your holiday is booked.
Our liability is limited in accordance with our full booking conditions which you must read in full before booking your wedding and holiday package. Except as specifically set out in our booking conditions, we will not accept any further or different liability than the Package Travel and Linked Travel Arrangements Regulations 2018 impose. It is your responsibility to show that reasonable skill and care has not been used if you wish to make a claim against us.
We promise to use reasonable skill and care in the performance of our contractual obligations, subject to and in accordance with our full booking conditions. We will not be liable where any failure to perform or improper performance of the services is due to: you or another member of your party; or a third party unconnected with the provision of the travel services in the package and is unforeseeable or unavoidable; or where there are unavoidable and extraordinary circumstances, which means a situation beyond our control, the consequences of which could not have been avoided even if all reasonable measures had been taken.
You must inform us without undue delay of any failure to perform or improper performance of the travel services included with your Wedding and Holiday package. If any of the travel services included in your wedding or holiday package are not performed in accordance with the contract, or are improperly performed, by us or the travel service suppliers, and this has affected the enjoyment of your travel arrangements, you may be entitled to an appropriate price reduction or compensation or both.
Our liability is also limited in accordance with and/or in an identical manner to the contractual terms of the companies that provide the travel services that make up your package. These terms are incorporated into your booking together with any relevant international convention relating to your wedding and holiday package.
We will not accept responsibility for services or facilities which do not form part of our agreement or where they are not advertised in our brochure or on our website. For example any excursion you book whilst away, or any service or facility which your hotel or any other supplier agrees to provide for you. Please note that this position also includes all hazardous activities.
Every occurrence of unavoidable or extraordinary circumstances will lead to the suspension of our obligations as set out in our booking conditions, please refer to these for details of the limitation of our obligations in these circumstances.
As Virgin Holidays has no jurisdiction over hotels/resorts/venues and their charges, we cannot be responsible for any increase or change to your wedding arrangements. We will, however, endeavour to advise you of changes as soon as these are made known to us.
While it is unlikely that we will have to make any changes to your arrangements, occasionally we may have to make changes and we reserve the right to do so at any time. Most of these changes will be minor and we will advise you or your travel agent of them at the earliest possible opportunity. We also reserve the right in any circumstances to cancel your travel arrangements. However, we will not cancel your arrangements less than 12 weeks before your departure date, except for reasons of unavoidable or extraordinary circumstances or failure by you to pay the final balance.
You may cancel your wedding and holiday arrangements at any time, however, you may not cancel your holiday arrangements without also cancelling your wedding. Written notification of the cancellation must be received at our offices. Since we incur costs in cancelling your wedding and holiday arrangements, you will have to pay both the cancellation charge applicable to your holiday as detailed in the grid shown here and the cancellation charges imposed by the local wedding operator. These may be to the full value of the cost of the wedding and are in addition to any cancellation charges on the holiday cost. Full details will be provided by our Weddings team.
Certain arrangements may not be cancelled after they have been confirmed and any cancellation could incur a cancellation charge of up to 100% of that part of the arrangements. Any changes by you to the date of the wedding ceremony will be subject to an amendment fee.
No special arrangements exist for transportation of a wedding dress (unless passengers are travelling with Virgin Atlantic in Upper Class).
Our dedicated Weddings team will be able to answer all your questions, so please do not hesitate to contact them on 0344 557 1035.
View our PDF chart to view Minimum residency periods and other important requirements for your wedding destination.
Please note: Change of name deed – a change of name deed may be required for some resorts, even if the bride and groom has been previously married and reverted back to her maiden name. The Weddings Team will be able to advise on this. **USA – the residency stated is a Virgin Holidays’ prerequisite and not a legal requirement. In some circumstances, we may be able to request a wedding with only 1 or 2 working days’ residency. Please contact the Weddings Team to see if this is possible before requesting. ^Birth certificate needed for New York. Visas are required by British citizens for a number of our destinations, and a charge may be applicable – for up-to-date information please check with the relevant embassy.
The above is for guidance purposes only. Please contact the relevant embassy for up-to-date legal requirements. Documentation requirements and charges can change and we will send a complete list of all documents required with the wedding confirmation. Any further changes will be notified immediately. If you are not a British citizen, please contact the relevant embassy who will advise on the correct documentation. Please remember to hand carry original documentation to resort. Failure to do so may result in the wedding being cancelled. Virgin Holidays can take no responsibility for failure to produce the correct documentation in resort.
Eight Eight 6x4 cm size photos are required showing the bride and groom together. The bride must be on the right as you look at the photo and the groom on the left, these are taken in resort. Covering letter also required stating confirmation of wedding date, religions of bride and groom and also full names and addresses of both sets of parents. We can only arrange weddings in Bali for British citizens. Couples must declare they are of the same religion. Atheism is not a recognised religion and Catholic weddings are not permitted. If couples do not have a religion or are of different religion they have the option of having a Christian ceremony, however they must declare they are happy to do so. An affidavit will be completed in resort at a cost of approx £55 (converted at Rp. 21,000) per person and is only valid for two months. The bride and groom must have written parental consent if under 21 years of age to marry in Bali. Payable locally: £37 per couple for depositing wedding certificate.
Additional licence is required if divorced. For Banff and Lake Louise Weddings, a licence and registration form must be completed, which will be sent out by our Weddings Team.
If either or both of the wedding party has been divorced or widowed, or changed their name by deed poll, the decree absolute(s) or death certificate(s) must be legalised by the Foreign Office prior to departure. These documents must also be translated and legalised by the Cuban Embassy. Please contact relevant Embassy for costs prior to booking as these costs can be expensive.
You will also need to supply one photocopy of passport, picture/information page (Bride and Groom). In addition, passport photocopies of the witnesses (which can’t be family members – if you do not have witnesses, the hotel will provide them). There is a mandatory 10 months waiting period after a divorce. The documents must be legalized by the Dominican Consulate no longer than 3 months prior to the wedding date. Please contact relevant embassy for costs prior to booking as these can be expensive. Couple must supply copies of their documents with their initial documentation and take all translated and legalised originals with them when they travel.
Parents have to be present if couples are under 18 years and they must present birth certificates and passports.
A US$190 express fee is applicable for weddings taking place in less than 5 days after arrival. If you decided to opt for this option then you are also required to get your photocopies that are
applicable to you to be stamped by a solicitor and then written in red or blue ink. The solicitor must confirm that they are true and accurate copies of the original, and sign and date each copy. The
solicitor’s stamp must state that they are, in fact, a solicitor. Application to marry form will be sent to the couple by the Weddings Team and must be completed and signed by both bride and groom.
Parental consent and presentation of passports is all that is required for weddings in Las Vegas for couples under 18 years. Divorced couples need to advise when and where their divorce was finalised.
A re-issued birth certificate needs to be applied for via the governments records office within 90 days of the wedding. Also an Application to Marry form will be sent to the couple by the Weddings Team and must be completed and signed by both bride and groom. All original documents and re-issued birth certificates must be taken to Mauritius for formalities in Port Louis.
Mexico Blood test, marriage validation and judges fees are required to be taken and paid for locally by the couple and can amount to approx $1000, if the couple have been married previously or would like there parents names on their wedding certificate the all documents must be endorsed by the foreign and commonwealth office prior to departure and translated into Spanish either in the UK or at the resort (payable locally). Please contact relevant embassy for costs prior to booking as these costs can be expensive. All translated and apostilled documents with the exception of passports become the property of the State of Quintana Roo, Mexico.
Failure to provide the correct documentation 60 days before travel will result in a charge of $150 being imposed by Sandals/Beaches for documentation administration. This must be paid before departure. If these documents are not received before travel, Sandals/Beaches reserves the right to cancel the wedding. Sandals properties are for adults only and children may not be allowed into the hotels for the ceremony. Couples need to also complete a Marriage Licence Processing form and a Check List Form which will be sent to the couple by the wedding team. For residency and documentation requirements please check above for the country your Sandals/ Beaches hotel is based. At Sandals and Beaches Resorts a typed birth certificate is required and not a hand-written one.
All couples must complete BI 31 and BI 130 forms which has to be completed before departure and will be sent to the couple by the weddings team. It is also required to obtain certified documents, affidavit to declare marital status and any Decree Absolute must be sent to Foreign & Commonwealth Office prior to departure to be apostiled. When you arrive in South Africa 3 passport photos will be also be required for your Marriage licence, these must be taken and paid for locally.
A US$300 express fee is applicable for weddings taking place in less than 3 days after arrival.
The marriage officer’s transportation to and from Palm Island will be an addition US$110. Transportation to the Ministry of Legal Affairs in the capital of St Vincent will be arranged by Guest Services and the approximate cost of the flight is US$110 per person and payable locally. You will also have to pay for the Taxi Chaperone US$25 per hour to be paid locally direct to the Taxi Driver. How do we obtain our Marriage Licence? You are required to travel to St. Vincent to apply for your marriage license, the flight to St Vincent only operates on a Monday morning and you will return to Palm Island the same day on a Ferry Shuttle in the evening which takes 2 – 3 hours.
If the woman has divorced less than 310 prior to the wedding date a medical certificate must be produced on the day of the marriage to prove that she is not pregnant and able to remarry. The couple must visit the British Embassy in Bangkok and stay a minimum of 3 nights (Monday-Thursday) to receive their marriage registration and Thai marriage certificate.
USA – the residency stated is a Virgin Holidays’ prerequisite and not a legal requirement. In some circumstances, we may be able to request a wedding with only 1 or 2 working days’ residency. Please contact the Weddings Team to see if this is possible before requesting. ^Birth certificate needed for New York.