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Romantic Seychelles is visited by many couples who want to hold a wedding ceremony on a secluded tropical beach surrounded by azure ocean waters.

And this is quite understandable. After all, those who want to tie the sacred knot in the Seychelles expect a relaxed atmosphere, magnificent panoramic views, tropical gardens, secluded corners, luxury yachts and other components of an unforgettable wedding in a tropical style.

In this article, we will tell you how marriage takes place in the Seychelles and answer the most important questions about an easy, beautiful and carefree Seychelles wedding.

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How to organize a wedding in the Seychelles?

First of all, it is worth noting that the marriage ceremony in the Seychelles can be both symbolic and official.

Symbolic many hotels hold a ceremony for their guests. To carry it out, you just need to choose the desired hotel and discuss with the wedding organizer all the details of your special day. The hotel team will show all possible options for decorating a festive location (including alternative venues in case of rain) and will take care of organizing the celebration: from the wedding hairstyle and makeup for the bride to the honeymoon.

To organize an official ceremony, you can also use the services of hotel representatives or local wedding agents who will offer you ready-made packages or help you create your own wedding ceremony almost from scratch, taking into account all the individual wishes of the client.

In addition, foreigners wishing to get married in the Seychelles can directly apply for wedding registration to the Civil Registry Office of Civil Status Office or send an email to [email protected].


What you need for a formal Seychelles wedding

First of all, the bride and groom must reach the age of 18. Parental consent is required for minors to marry.

The second no less important condition for concluding a wedding in the Seychelles is the availability of all necessary documents, namely:

  • birth certificate of both parties;
  • clear copies of passports of both parties;
  • a completed marriage application form;
  • divorce certificate, if any;
  • death certificate of the previous spouse, if appropriate.

All documents issued abroad must be translated into English or French and have an apostille.

The marriage is entered into in English or French by a Seychelles registrar. For a legal marriage ceremony, two witnesses are required, which can be provided by the organizer at the request of the bride and groom.

Wedding ceremonies are usually held on weekdays. However, often for an additional fee (approximately 150-200 euros) it is possible to hold weddings on weekends and holidays.

A marriage certificate issued by the Seychelles Civil Status Authority is a legal document and is valid in all countries that are members of the Hague Agreement.



The official fee for registering a marriage between foreigners when applying to the Civil Status Office is:

  • on the islands of Mahe, Praslin and La Digue - 3,000 Seychelles rupees (about 225 euros);
  • on other islands - 4000 Seychelles rupees (about 300 euros). At the same time, the parties entering into marriage also bear the costs of transport, accommodation and meals of the inspector of civil status in other islands.

The cost of the ceremony at the hotel depends on the hotel itself and the services that the wedding package includes. It can be:

  • services of a wedding coordinator;
  • decoration of the wedding arch;
  • holding a ceremony;
  • making a wedding cake
  • preparation of wedding suits and dresses;
  • bridal bouquet and boutonniere for the groom;
  • romantic dinners and breakfasts;
  • romantic flower baths to start the honeymoon;
  • discounts on spa services ;
  • luxury transfers and other privileges for honeymooners.

For example, the estimated cost of wedding packages from the Kempinski resort ranges from 795 to 2100 euros.

At the same time, the cost of Four Seasons Resort Seychelles packages is between 2800 and 4150 euros per pair.

If you prefer to spend your special day on a luxury yacht, you should aim for between 1500 and 2500 euros, depending on the length of your stay on board and the range of services included in the package.

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