Travel Tips & Features

Jamaica Wedding Resource

Written by Staff Writer

Jamaica is one of the most popular wedding destinations in the Caribbean, and the following resources should help you be able to plan the wedding of your dreams.

General Information
To obtain a marriage license, you are required to submit your documents in advance to process your application. Information should be submitted to:

The Ministry of National Security
Mutual Life Building
2 Oxford Road
Kingston 5
Tel ~ 876-906-4908

Hours are Monday to Thursday 9.00am to 5.00pm and Friday from 9.00am to 4pm. The cost of the marriage license is JA$4,000 Jamaican dollars (subject to change).

Upon receiving the marriage license, you can proceed in planning your wedding; however, notify the registrar when you apply for your license.

Non-denominational Marriage Officers (registrars) can officiate at their offices or at a destination of your choice. They are also able to provide witnesses. Marriage Officers charge between US $50 to US $250.

Pastors
The following Marriage Officers perform ceremonies in the popular resort regions:

Kingston
Mr. Silvera Castro
Civil Registrar of Marriages
C/o Caribbean Cement Company
Tel: (876) 925 3690
Mr Roy Jones
4 Gibson Avenue
Kingston 6
Tel: (876) 927 2522

Montego Bay
Carmen Thompson
37 Market Street
Montego Bay
Tel: (876) 952 3782

Rev. Terrence Gordon
59 Kent Avenue
Ironshore
Montego Bay
Tel: (876) 953 3376

Negril
Rev. Winston Barrett
C/o United Church of Jamaica & Grand Cayman
Tel: (876) 955 2753

Pastor Lorrel Garwood
Lot number 50, Phase 1
Llandilo
Savanna-la-Mar
Tel: (876) 955 4672

Hotels & Resorts
The following hotels and resorts would be happy to host your wedding and assist in planning the event:

Mais Oui Villa – Discovery Bay
http://www.destinationweddingsinjamaica.com/

Half Moon Resort – Montego Bay
http://www.halfmoon.com.jm

Sandals & Beaches Chain of Hotels
http://www.sandals.com

Coral Cove Beach Resort – Little Bay
http://www.coralcovejamaica.com/jamaica-weddings.htm

Couples Resort – Negril, Ocho Rios
http://www.couples.com/03weddingF.htm

Rondell Village
http://www.rondelvillage.com/weddings.htm

Charela Inn – Negril
http://www.charela.com/charela-inn-negril-jamaica/charela-inn-negril-jamaica-weddings.html

The Castle – Port Antonio, Portland
http://www.goin2travel.com/castle/weddings.htm

Superclubs and Breezes
http://www.superclubs.com

 

Wedding Coordinators
The following freelance wedding coordinators are available to assist you with planning for island wedding of your dreams. The following coordinators are great for brides on a budget.

Tropical Wedding
Ocho Rios and surrounding areas
1876-407-6767

Weddings by Isabelle
Negril and surrounding areas
http://www.weddingsbyisabellejamaica.com

About the author

Staff Writer