Frequently Asked Questions

  1. How many days before the wedding must we arrive?

    There is no minimum required, however it is recommended to arrive at least 1-2 days before either the civil service or the beach ceremony. By doing that you have the chance to meet in advance with your planner to review the details, get a hair style trial if desired. Also to be in before your guests arrive so you can be there to greet them on arrival.

  2. What is the best time for a beach Wedding?

    Just before sunset. Times would vary depending on the time of year. Normally around 6 – 6:30 pm, March thru August. From September thru December 5-5:30pm as the sun sets earlier.

  3. Can a wedding be in the morning?

    Yes, but bear in mind it is very warm, so would suggest to start at 9:30-10am. If doing both the civil and beach blessing, then the civil would need to start at 8:30 am. Just remember that if you are planning on having your hair done, the salons are not open at that time, but arrangements can be made for them to open early.

  4. Can I get married on a Sunday?

    Yes, but only a beach ceremony as the civil is closed on Sundays. There would also be an additional charge of 25% as vendors are closed but are flexible.

  5. Can the civil service be done on the beach?

    Unfortunately this is not possible. The legal civil service is ONLY performed at our beautiful Town Hall Located in town.

  6. Can I get married in a Catholic church on Aruba?

    Yes. this is possible provided that you follow the procedures required by the different local Churches. The St. Francisco Church will allow you to use their church, however you will need to bring your own Catholic Priest. The Paradera Church, will officiate the wedding ceremony however you will need to follow the procedures that must be started no later than 6 months prior.

  7. Can I get married prior to arrival and just do a symbolic ceremony?

    Yes, you can but proof of recent marriage must be provided.

  8. Is a beach ceremony legal?

    No, beach ceremonies are not legal. These are symbolic beach blessings that are performed by non denominational reverends. Therefore you must be already legally married prior to arrival in Aruba or you can have the Legal Ceremony performed at our Town Hall.

  9. Can we bring our our minister or reverend?

    Yes, this is possible, provided that you are already legally married.

  10. What is the capacity of the Town Hall?

    There is seating for a maximum of 46 guests at the town hall.

  11. Is transportation to the Town Hall included in the pricing?

    No, but can be arranged at an additional cost. See price lists.

  12. What days can the Legal Service be performed?

    Weekdays, Mon thru Fri 9-12 and 1-3pm. Sat 10-12 noon (costs more). It is however suggested if you decide to get married on a weekday at the Town Hall, do it 1st hour as early as possible as this is the day that the locals normally like to get married and can be very busy with some delay.

  13. Is there something special that most brides incorporate into their beach ceremony?

    Yes, you can incorporate the following ceremonies: the Sand Ceremony, The Rose exchange, The Stone tossing and the lighting of the Unity Candle (can be a challenge with the wind sometimes).

  14. Are Jewish weddings performed on the island?

    Yes, however you will need to contact the rabbi directly as this is their policy. All other details can be arranged with your wedding planner.

  15. What beach is the best location for a wedding?

    We have many beautiful beaches to choose from. It all depends on what you are looking for. If it is an intimate and quiet location you would like, we will whisk you away to a secluded beach.

  16. Is there another venue other than the beach in the event we do not want to be in the sand but on solid ground?

    Yes, a wonderful venue to have this is up at the Country Club, Tierra del Sol. They have 2 great locations to hold a ceremony plus a dinner reception.

  17. How long is the beach ceremony?

    This is between 15 – 25 minutes max.

  18. Are same sex commitment ceremonies performed.

    Yes, there are a couple of non denominal reverends that will perform this ceremony.