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With superb service at stunning hotels and idyllic tropical beaches, not to mention romantic mountain backdrops, sumptuous spas and mouth-watering cuisine, Mauritius is made for dream weddings

ith the average UK wedding costing up to £20,000 according to

a recent You & Your Wedding reader survey, and an average wedding in Mauritius costing £2,500, you do the maths. The recession has fuelled a boom in overseas weddings and many Mauritius hotels offer fantastic deals for wedding and honeymoon couples. The Residence Mauritius for example has a bride goes free offer and all Sun Resorts – Le Touessrok, La Pirogue,

“Mauritius is our top wedding and honeymoon destination. Weddings with a difference have become popular, especially

second time around, such as a traditional wedding at St Louis Cathedral, an African or Asian style cultural wedding or at a colonial house.” SHAFIQUE COCKAR, HEAD OF PRODUCT & MARKETING, ENCHANTING HOLIDAYS

Sugar Beach and the new Long Beach – offer up to 50% off the bride’s stay. As you can’t marry in the Maldives

and bureaucratic obstacles beset Sri Lanka, Mauritius confi dently leads the Indian Ocean wedding market and is listed in the world’s top fi ve places to get married. It won the 2010 Selling Long Haul award for best W&H and couples destination – again! Unlike parts of the Caribbean and elsewhere,


hotel weddings in Mauritius are typically limited to one a day, and legally binding. You only need arrive 24 hours before a civil wedding ceremony, although you need to be resident 15 days before a religious one. Most couples choose to say ‘I do’

in the hotel grounds, either on the beach, in the gardens or in a wedding gazebo – one is carved into an old Banyan tree at the new Trou aux Biches and a new wedding chapel opened at the Grand Mauritian Resort & Spa. Hotels’ extensive wedding and honeymoon packages usually include an experienced wedding coordinator. Combined with a UK tour operator to tell you the documents you need and timings, getting married in Mauritius is simply a breeze. A new dedicated ‘Weddings &

Honeymoons’ brochure now details Beachcomber’s popular ‘Weddings in Paradise’ designed by wedding gurus Laurence and Jackie LLewelyn-Bowen. Classic wedding packages start from £415 and luxury packages, from £980. Villas De Maitre’s ‘Celebrate Together’ launched last year is an intimate luxury villa wedding concept with a dedicated

team in attendance, with a range of packages. All-inclusive for 17 adults and four children is £3719 (€4320) a night. For a wedding with a difference,

alternative venues include catamarans, Naiade’s private island, Ile Des Deux Cocos, a small submarine, an old colonial house and an Indian temple.


• Birth certificates • Valid 10-year passports • Affidavit/statutory declarations confirming single status

• Decree Absolute if divorced • Previous spouse’s death certificate and marriage certificate if widowed

• Parental consent if under 18 • Proof of change of name, if applicable

• Christening certificates and morality certificates from Parish priests (for religious ceremonies).

• Marriage licence: 10 days before for civil wedding; eight weeks before for religious ceremonies.




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