Welcome to Elope To Paradise Weddings, the dedicated website for brides and grooms staying at our 2 romantic Saint Lucia luxury hideaway resorts Anse Chastanet and Jade Mountain.
Our resorts' spectacular scenic location, unique architecture and special ambiance have firmly ensconced Anse Chastanet and Jade Mountain as two of St. Lucia's foremost wedding destinations.
Both ANSE CHASTANET and JADE MOUNTAIN have won many "romance" awards. Readers of Caribbean Travel and Life magazine have repeatedly voted ANSE CHASTANET to be one of the Caribbean's Most Romantic Resorts and A&E television voted ANSE CHASTANET to be ONE OF THE WORLD'S TOP TEN MOST ROMANTIC RESORTS based on a vote by travel industry leaders and journalists. JADE MOUNTAIN named the Caribbean's Number 1 Honeymoon Resort by Bride's magazine.
Our resorts' intimate size ensures that your wedding will not be a mass market statistic on our arrival list but that there will be a genuine endeavor by management and staff to look after you and ensure that your wedding will be the memorable, carefree and happy event you want it to be. Every complete wedding event is organized in personal consultation with the bride and groom who can also add their own vows to the civil ceremony.
There is no dedicated "wedding chapel," instead, the bride and groom choose their own "very special location," be it the Treehouse, the beach, the "Miss Ina," the old colonial plantation, a nearby waterfall, the coral reef or the privacy of their room. Wedding ceremonies are limited to one a day to insure the special nature of the entire event.
Only 2 days of residency in St. Lucia are required for non-nationals in order for them to be married in a civil ceremony performed right at the Resort. Now, there also is a 24 hour "express" service available against an additional government imposed fee. Catholic Church weddings can also be arranged but take at least 3 months of planning, involving the bride and groom's parish priest at home.
Optional services such as photography, videography, pre-wedding spa package, national wedding dress, private sunset post-wedding sailing trip and live entertainment are all available. Two witnesses are required and can be arranged by the Resort.
Optional services such as photography, videography, pre-wedding spa package, national wedding dress, private sunset post wedding sailing trip, live entertainment are all available. Two witnesses are required and can be arranged by the Resort.
Quite a few of our wedding couples bring along some family members and friends to be present for their special day. Most groups visiting ANSE CHASTANET and JADE MOUNTAIN are between 6-36 guests in size, but sometimes bigger. The bigger the group the earlier you should start planning your elopement. Our minimum stay requirement is 3 days for wedding guests and 5 nights for the bride and groom. While ANSE CHASTANET can comfortably cater to groups up to 100 guests, we set the limit for wedding groups at JADE MOUNTAIN to approximately 36.
An enticing selection of menus is available in a number of intimate hillside and beachside locations and also, you can pre-book private dining arrangements at the water's edge on Anse Chastanet beach or in our spa cottage Kai Mer overlooking the Caribbean. Whether you fancy fine tropical Caribbean Cuisine, exotic Creole flavors, or simple grilled fare, you will find it available and more. Our culinary options also include our St. Lucia- East Indian menu titled Apsara, a wholly vegetarian restaurant called Emerald's and last not least our Jungle Grill for day time laid back dining on our second beach Anse Mamin.
Your wedding ceremony is a civil ceremony, which is legal and binding worldwide. If you hold European passports other then British, some European countries ask that their embassy be sent a copy of the wedding certificate to be stamped. This formality is handled by the Resort. This is a guideline - we can elaborate for you once we know what nationality you are. If you are a United States citizen, you may be required to both be present at the registry when presenting them with your St. Lucia wedding certificate after your return- this differs from state to state. If you are interested in a Church Wedding, please visit the formalities section.
Anse Chastanet employs its own in-house team of photographers with a wealth of talent and experience, and with the ultimate location knowledge. At ANSE CHASTANET and JADE MOUNTAIN, all of the photography and videography are done by Bernd Rac and his well trained technical team. Bernd started his career as Photographer/Videographer and underwater photographer/videographer in 1993 at UNEXSO Freeport/Bahamas where he also received his initial training which he then continued with a multitude of training work shops internationally.
The flower bouquet and buttonhole included in your Elope To Paradise Package are made from our local tropical flowers such as orange Birds of Paradise, pink Anthuriums and red or pink Ginger Lillies. A wedding cake, prepared by one of our pastry chefs, is included in our Elope to Paradise Wedding Package. Unless you have your own specifications, the wedding cakes are two tier and come in a flavor of your choice. If you are bringing along a wedding party, then the size and shape of cake will be adjusted in accordance with your number of guests. Our culinary team is quite flexible and happy to adhere to your specific requests.
ANSE CHASTANET and JADE MOUNTAIN can arrange a variety of bands to provide the musical background during your ceremony during your wedding reception and wedding dinner if you are with a wedding party and have chosen a private dining location. When dining in our restaurants, there will be musical entertainment provided ib most instances. Bands are subject to availability on your wedding day and the listed prices may vary slightly.
I think I speak for both of us when I say it was absolutely AMAZING. I keep
telling people that I feel like the stars aligned for our 2 weeks to make
things so awesome. The atmosphere, staff, food, etc. was over the top. We
really were made to feel at home by everyone from management (Peter, Monica,
Loukie, Andrew, Gianluca) to the waiters and waitresses (Janice, Julietta,
Stephen, Ryan) to reception staff (Angel, Shanta, Stacy, Mathy, Winsia). I
am leaving people out and I apologize to each of them, but I can go on and
- T Klein