Weddings are more than a milestone in a couple’s life.
They are a celebration of your love and excitement for the road ahead.
If you and your significant other have decided to spend forever together, you deserve to mark the occasion in style. Whether you’re looking for a simple beach ceremony, a formal indoor affair, or something in between, Grand Cayman is the ideal destination. Organize the tropical wedding of your dreams and let Grand Cayman Villas & Condos make the planning process easier for you!
Below, you’ll find our top recommendations for local vendors, venues, photographers, and more. We take pride in only recommending knowledgeable, reliable wedding professionals. From the rehearsal dinner to the reception, every detail will be perfect.
If you’re unsure about anything, please feel free to call us!
Renting a private villa is one of the best options for a Grand Cayman wedding. Not only will you avoid facility fees and nosy strangers, but you’ll enjoy more flexibility in your plans.
Opting for a villa also means you can have your dream wedding on your own private beach with only your guests in attendance. And, you’re not bound by contract to a specific day. If clouds begin to gather on the big day, you can call the caterer, the florist, and your guests and simply move the ceremony to the next day. In fact, if any of the details hit a snag, you’ll have time to work it out — so your big day will be everything you dreamed of and more.
Although every couple has their own set of priorities for the wedding budget, one thing you shouldn’t skimp on is the photographer. You’ll want to look back on your amazing Grand Cayman wedding for years to come, and finding the right photographer is key.
Selecting the Big Day
It’s important to note that most rentals on the island have a standard Saturday-to-Saturday booking window. With that in mind, we recommend holding your ceremony early in the week.
Weekends can be hectic for caterers and restaurants, so service on a weekday will be exceptionally better. Plus, in the event of travel delays, you will have a couple of days to allow for all your guests to arrive safely on island. If your wedding is on a Tuesday evening, for example, you’ll still have Thursday and Friday to relax and enjoy the island as newlyweds—save Wednesday for a recovery day!
Hire Grand Cayman’s Top-Notch Vendors
Planning a wedding from afar or in a foreign place can be challenging, especially if you’re unfamiliar with the destination. Sometimes, it’s easier to put yourself in the hands of local professionals with industry contacts all around the island.
Skip the stress during your wedding planning process and go through Celebrations Ltd., in George Town. Jo-Anne and her staff work wonders with any theme they’re given, from the lighting to the props to the wedding cake. A quick visit to her website shows that she consistently produces incredible events.
We also recommend Five Star Events, a smaller but equally reliable and talented wedding coordinator. Juliette and her team can help you create the perfect ceremony.
For a truly spectacular wedding caterer, we highly recommend Mise En Place located in George Town. A brief exploration of their menus will leave your mouth watering. With a variety of menus available you can go all out or opt to keep it simple. There’s even a menu designed specifically around local cuisine!
If you choose to host your reception in a private villa, you can have the event entirely catered by local restaurants. Our favorite, Tukka, is led by Chef Ron Hargrave and specializes in a fusion of Australian cuisine with Caribbean flavors. Tukka also has waterfront space to host your reception or rehearsal dinner.
The requirements for a marriage license in Grand Cayman aren’t stringent, but be sure to check the official Cayman Islands website for further information
You will need:
- • Proof of Citizenship and Age (Passport or Birth Certificate & Photo ID)
- • Proof of Marital Status (Divorce Decree or Death Certificate, If Applicable)
- • Immigration Department Cards For Non-Cruise Passengers
- • International Embarkation/Disembarkation Cards for Cruise Passengers
- • Two witnesses at the ceremony
- • A Non-Residents Marriage License
- • A Letter from the Authorized Marriage Officer Who is to Officiate
Applications for non-resident marriage licenses (approx. US$250) and a list of licensed Marriage Officers can be obtained from the Passport and Corporate Services Office.
- Passport and Corporate Services Office
- Sussex House, 128 Elgin Avenue
- George Town, Grand Cayman, KY1-9000
- Phone: 345-943-7678
- Fax: 345-945-4355
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
For Marriage Officers, look at the recommendations on the official Cayman Islands website. We have some recommendations as well:
Here’s a rundown of the island’s premier musicians for your special day:
- • Hi Tide: Great acoustic duo for upscale events – www.hitidemusic.com
- • DJ Craig: Most dependable and professional DJ on island – email@example.com
- • Kate Allenger: Classically trained violinist from the UK– www.caymanviolin.com
- • Eugenio Leon: Harpist extraordinaire – firstname.lastname@example.org
- • George Davidson: Professional concert pianist www.georgedavidson.com
- • Michael Lemay: Steel drums – (345) 929-1178
- • Barefoot Man: Legendary island musician – www.barefootman.com
For a florist servicing Northside, Rum Point and East End, we highly recommend Patrick Panton of East End Gardens & Gifts (345-916-4230).
For larger events in George Town, Bodden Town, and Seven Mile Beach, Every Bloomin’ Thing (345-945-1701) is a quality full-service florist.
For spa and beauty treatments, Spa-To-Go will come to you and provide professional hair, makeup, and beauty services, as well as licensed massage therapists. For just mobile massage, we recommend Healing Hands (345-946-7388), Under the Palms (345-947-8724), and Perfectly Pampered.
Island Casuals Wholesale (345-945-0924) can help with tropical wedding attire, otherwise, any of the wedding coordinators will help you find traditional formal attire.
Many groomsmen bring down coordinating Tommy Bahama or island resort wear they have purchased in the States. The shops in the seaside shopping mall next to “Grand Cayman Beach Suites” can help purchase these items.
The gift shops at the Westin and Ritz Carlton in Caymana Bay can also help with formal attire.