Weddings in Mauritius

This is the most special day, to be remembered and relived during your life together. Mauritius can provide the perfect venue for this day. Exchange your vows on a palm-fringed beach with the setting sun casting a warm glow over the wide, blue ocean. Sip champagne before a romantic dinner by candlelight, as the summer breeze cools the evening air.

Just married on the beach in Mauritius

Mauritius, is the perfect setting for a relaxed and luxurious wedding. Whether  you’d prefer to keep your wedding – just the two of you against a tropical backdrop or perhaps you are keen to invite along your friends and family. You can choose where you would like your ceremony to take place – in the romantic gardens or on the beach at sunset.

Each hotel has experienced staff on hand to make sure the arrangements go according to plan. Expert planners are on hand to discuss your requirements and help you decide on the best location for you before you book. Once at the resort, you’ll have nothing to worry about with your personal wedding planner on hand to help prepare every little detail from music and makeup to food and decorations.

Everything is catered for by Professionals  and witnesses are requested well in advance.

Beachcomber Hotels

What you need to know from Beachcomber Hotels. Beachcomber Tours take care of all your wedding arrangements, leaving you with nothing to do but look forward to your special day.

There are certain formalities, which must be completed before departure – you will be assisted with this, so that everything is properly organised.

Beachcomber offers the Beachcomber Package or the Beachcomber Glamour Package – both include standard formalities and then certain extra’s such as the brides bouquet, grooms button hole, hair and make up trial and final session for the bride and more; Additional items are included in the Glamour Package – enquire for more details.

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World Leisure Hotels

Your perfect day package at a World Leisure hotel in Mauritius can include:

  • a regional commissioner, civil officer and/or pastor
  • your wedding certificate
  • an official wedding photographer and/or videographer
  • a breathtaking wedding cake
  • exquisite floral arrangements
  • a hairstylist and makeup artist for the bride and retinue
  • special music for the ceremony
  • the reception, with full catering and décor
    pre- or post-ceremony cocktails/champagne
    different ways for the bride to arrive at the ceremony
  • local Mauritian dancers and singers
  • next-day special breakfasts, sunset cruises and more.

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Planning your wedding in mauritius

What you need to know when planning a wedding in Mauritius

When thinking about or planning a magnificent Mauritius wedding, it pays to be prepared.

Legal status

Your marriage will be recognised in South Africa – as long as you submit your wedding certificate to Home Affairs, together with your antenuptial contract (which you can sign before leaving for Mauritius).


All you need to do before jetting off – after booking your trip, of course – is send original unabridged birth certificates to the Mauritian Home Affairs Department eight weeks in advance (we can assist with this) and obtain a certificate from the Registrar of Births, Deaths and Marriages stating that you are neither Mauritian citizens nor Mauritian residents. This certificate can be obtained beforehand by sending a request to the Registrar of Births, Deaths and Marriages, 7th Floor, Emmanuel Anquetil Building, Port-Louis. You’ll also need to find a wedding dress and a suit for the groom.

Upon arrival

On your first working day in Mauritius, visit the Supreme Court and appear before a magistrate who will check your birth certificates and passports, ask you to declare that you are not already married, inform you that you cannot get married during your first three working days on the island and lodge your names in the marriage registry. Once approved by the authorities (i.e. after three working days), your wedding can be celebrated within 24 hours, except on Saturdays, Sundays and public holidays.

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