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Planning Your Wedding In St.Thomas

DID YOU KNOW THAT... Many couples are opting to save the money (not to mention the stress and hard work) of a big wedding at home by escaping to a Caribbean island for a combination wedding/honeymoon. Upon their return, they can share the event by showing the video and photographs at an informal reception.

All the islands are beautiful and, on some, weddings have become a major promotional tool. So why should you choose St. Croix above others?

First are the practical reasons. As we are a U.S. Territory, there are no legal, language, or money hassles to deal with. No blood test or waiting period is required, and the simple application process can be done by mail. A local wedding planner can handle this for you along with your other arrangements, ensuring that all is in order before you arrive. Or you may contact the Territorial Court yourself, at (340) 778-9750. The license fee is $50, and if you have been married before you will need a certified copy of the divorce papers or death certificate. You will need to pick up the license yourself on arrival; this only takes a few minutes but must be done on a regular business day. That takes care of the business part!
Then comes the fun of choosing from the numerous romantic ceremony sites around the island for the wedding of your dreams. The most popular and tropical choice is, of course, a palm-studded beach with the sun sinking into the Caribbean Sea in the background. Other options include an ancient stone sugar mill, offering the effect of an open-air cathedral, or the flowering wedding bower in the botanical gardens.

That takes care of the business part - then comes the fun of choosing from the numerous romantic ceremony sites around the island for the wedding of your dreams. On a mountain top or underwater, on a beautiful beach or in a botanical garden, in a formal church wedding or an African "Jump the Broom" ceremony, St. Thomas has every imaginable setting, all with the island theme you desire.

 

 No matter which venue you choose, St. Thomas has several experienced wedding consultants and planners who can help you arrange the perfect ceremony and celebration.

 

Your Honeymoon. You don't have to go far to find your perfect honeymoon spot when you get married in St. Thomas . Luxury resorts are available for couples who like to be waited on hand and foot. Intimate guest houses or condos are another wonderful way to spend your special time together. You may choose one of our many island villas, equipped with private pools, for a more exclusive honeymoon. Of course, there are private yachts available to charter for a customized honeymoon on the waters of the Caribbean. Whichever you choose, you are sure to have the time of your lives. 

Marriage Licence Paperwork

Getting married in the US Virgin Islands is easy with minimal paperwork. You will not need a blood test or a physical. If you are already married (vow re-newal) or if this a committment ceremony then you do not need to follow these proceedures. The cost for a marriage license is $200.

Court house hours: Note before you reserve that you will need to go to the court house before your wedding once on island.
The court house hours are as follows: Monday to Friday 8am to 5pm Saturday 10am to noon.
Sunday 9:30am to 11am. Holidays - varies - need to call to verify.
Note that there is an extra $150 court house fee for going to the court house on a holiday or Sunday.



SUNDAY, AUGUST 19 (TENTATIVE), NOON-6 PM 34th  Annual Texas Society of the Virgin Islands’ Chili Cook-Off Brewers Beach, St. Thomas One of St. Thomas's most anticipated beach parties of the year!  Slather on your sunscreen, then come and sample up to 30 different kinds of delicious chili--even vegetarian.  Enjoy cold beverages while delighting at the funny and witty themes at all the chili booths and rocking out to music by local bands.  You may even want to try your strength in the team tug-of-war or join in some of the other games, while supporting local charities.  See who gets to take their chili to the big cookoff in Terlingua, Texas!  Be cool-- no coolers, please. For more information, call (340) 473-8706 or (340) 474-0019

THURSDAY - SATURDAY, AUGUST 23 - 25 The 46th Annual USVI Open/Atlantic Blue Marlin Tournament American Yacht Harbor Marina, Redhook,  and other locations TBA, St. Thomas Welcome to the Super Bowl of big game fishing, and days of fishing and fun!  It’s the place to be during the August full moon, attracting serious fishermen and –women from all over the world.  The party that happens alongside the Atlantic Blue Marlin Tournament (ABTM) includes great events like a welcome party, a day trip to the beautiful neighboring British Virgin Islands, and an afternoon beach bbq, plus the Red Hook “Jump Up”.   The event raises funds for the ABTM’s Marine Vocational Program. For more  information, call (340) 775-950

SATURDAY & SUNDAY, AUGUST 25 & 26 8th Annual Virgin Islands  Billfish Tournament For Haiti IGY American Yacht Harbor Marina, Redhook,  St. Thomas This year’s post-Irmaria fundraiser will be different.  While the event is still committed to helping the Ensemble Scholaire Pere Basile Moreau Secondary School in Port au Prince, 50% of the proceeds will stay right here in St. Thomas to help rebuild the Bertha C. Boschulte Middle School.  For information, email caribbeanrosevi@gmail.com or call (340) 998-3446

SATURDAY & SUNDAY, OCTOBER 6 & 7, 10 AM Columbus Day Regatta St. Thomas Yacht Club, St. Thomas This annual event features dinghy and big boat racing in Cowpet Bay. For info, call (340) 775-6320

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 20, 10 AM - 6 PM Island Vibes Summer Camp Scavenger Hunt: Halloween Edition The Cove, Yacht Haven Grande, St. Thomas Halloween fun for the benefit of the only overnight summer sports and adventure camp of its kind in the VI, offering a unique opportunity for athletic and personal development through activities that take place at the University of the Virgin Islands’ St. Thomas campus.  For more information, call (340) 774-9500

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St. Thomas Beach Guide

St. Thomas has over 40 major beaches along its sun-drenched coasts. There are strands with crystal blue water and swaying coconut trees where a beach bum can enjoy a lazy-lazy day. For more active beach goers there are sandy coves with activities like windsurfing and kayaking.

Some shores are rugged and rocky offering beauty, solitude and the opportunity to daydream about castaway fantasies. And there are widely popular bay-like beaches with amenities such as restaurants, rest rooms, chair rentals and complete water sports centers offering a variety of rental equipment .

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St. Thomas Weddings / Romance

DID YOU KNOW THAT... Many couples are opting to save the money (not to mention the stress and hard work) of a big wedding at home by escaping to a Caribbean island for a combination wedding/honeymoon. Upon their return, they can share the event by showing the video and photographs at an informal reception.

All the islands are beautiful and, on some, weddings have become a major promotional tool. So why should you choose St. Thomas above others?

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Moving To St. Thomas

St. Thomas, one of the three United States Virign Islands, along with St. Croix and St. John, St. Thomas is one of the most beautiful island destinations in the world, dressed with powdery beaches and sun-drenched weather. St. Thomas is located in the Lesser Antilles, 1,600 miles south, south east of New York City; 1,100 east, southeast of Miami; 70 miles of San Juan. St. Thomas and its nearby neighbor St. John, lay between the Atlantic and the Caribbean.

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St. Thomas Cruise Ship Arrival

Our Port

St. Thomas has two cruise ports - - The West India Company Dock (almost universally referred to as Havensight) and Crown Bay. Both are located on the south side of the island not far from Charlotte Amalie.

Generally, the ships of Carnival Cruise Lines, Norwegian Cruise Line, Celebrity Cruises, and Royal Caribbean (except Oasis of the Seas and Allure of the Seas) dock at Havensight. Cunard, Princess, Holland America and Oasis and Allure typically dock at Crown Bay. This can change depending on the number of ships in port. Deeper draft ships such as Queen Mary 2, Oasis and Allure are required to dock at Crown Bay.

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Planning A Trip

Planning a trip to the St. Thomas is exciting, fun and so easy…..

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St. Thomas Food

Guided Food Tasting & Cultural Walking Tour On St. Thomas
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Events & Festivals

So many wonderful events and things to do in St. Thomas

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Water Sports

Come join us in our exploration of the unique underwater world.

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