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St Barts Wedding Legality
The legalities of getting married on St Barts
Nearly all of wedding ceremonies we organize on St Barts are blessings, with the couple having been previously married in their home country.
Under French law, the Mayor's Office is the only place on St Barts where you can get married, and the residency requirements are rather tough (listed below).
Organizing Blessings and Religious Ceremonies apart from the Civil Legal Wedding is quintessentially French.
Thousands get married in Church, although the religious ceremony has no legal status.
The wedding in the home country is generally a quiet civil affair with a larger event with friends and family on St Barts, which is where Premium IV come in.
Premium IV St Barts can work with the Catholic and Episcopalian Ministers on St Barts to organize your Wedding on the Island.
For spiritual, religious weddings and renewal of vows on St Barts the following protocol is generally followed.
Roman Catholic Weddings on St Barts
If the couple are Roman Catholic and want to bring a minister onto St Barts, they need to seek the permission of Pere Numa. Premium IV will provide all of the contact information necessary, and will act as an intermediary, however direct contact between the couple, their Priest and Pere Numa is ideal.
Roman Catholic Church. Letter of Good Conduct (including certification of "single status").
Anglican/Episcopalian Weddings on St Barts
If the couple are Anglican/Episcopalian and want to bring a minister onto the island, they need to seek the permission of Rev Charles Vere Nicoll, St Barts Anglican Church. Again Premium IV will provide all of the contact information necessary.
Couples coming here for their spiritual, religious ceremony have to present the presiding priest with their marriage certificate before Reverend Vere Nicoll can undertake the wedding.
For other denominations and religions, we work with both Ministers from nearby islands and with the Minister you may wish to bring to St Barts
Requirements for a legal wedding on St Barts
Birth certificate (or copy with raised seal)
Letter of Good Conduct (including certification of "single status")
Residency Card (one of the couple must have resided on the island at least one month)
Medical Certificate (including blood test) issued within 3 months of marriage
Certified French translation of English documents.
A "Bulletin de Marriage" is delivered at ceremony. No fee is involved.