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Say “I Will” in the Seychelles

Seychelles is a place of safety and serenity, where an astonishingly surreal beauty and a languid pace of life conspire with an enviable tropical climate and welcoming people to provide a unique backdrop for those tender romantic experiences.

Let swaying palms, crimson sunsets, white sands fringed by a languid turquoise ocean and the friendly smiles of a welcoming people provide the backdrop for a truly extraordinary wedding in this tropical paradise. Take your vows in the enchanted hideaways of our beautiful islands and resorts where a full range of traditional amenities will together transform your fantasies of a perfect wedding into reality that you can treasure forever.


Weddings Terms & Conditions

Formalities: The following documents should be received minimum 10 (ten) weeks prior to the wedding date, in order to process the marriage with the Seychelles Civil Status office to post the banns, as well as co-ordination with the relevant Embassy/Consulate where applicable.

  • A copy of both Birth Certificates.
  • A copy of the previous Marriage Certificate and the Decree Absolute, if one or both parties have been divorced.
  • A copy of a previous Marriage Certificate and Death Certificate, if one or both parties are widowed.
  • The Hotels require 10 (eight) weeks’ notice of marriage request & all wedding documents must be received by the Hotel not later than 40 days before the client’s arrival
  • The Hotels require that original documents should not be sent by post but carried by the clients when travelling to Seychelles
  • The Hotels cannot be responsible for cancellation due to illness of the registrar or modification of location of the ceremony due to weather conditions
  • A copy of the Deed Poll if one or both parties have changed the name
  • A copy of parental consent in the form of an Affidavit if either person is less than 18 years of age
  • A copy of the first or last 6 pages of each passport, including the inside cover, showing the party’s personal details.

*For French citizens: Couples are required to make attestations at the French Embassy before their marriage. In exceptional circumstances, the consular official may waive this stipulation and accept formalities being made after the wedding. A copy of each party’s Identification Card, an official family record book [livret de famille d’enfants communs qui pourraient être légitimés par le marriage – Article 171-1 du code civil], and a passport photograph each for registration purposes at the Embassy in Mauritius. If either party is not of French nationality, a notarized copy of all relevant documents translated in French should be submitted. Note: The French Embassy in Mauritius is only able to register marriages when at least one party is a French national – in the event that both parties re of foreign nationality, liaisons for registration should be addressed to their own Embassy / Consulate. All relevant documents should be forwarded to the French Embassy two months prior to the wedding date as publication of forth coming weddings must be now publish in France. Any documents received less than two months will NOT be proceeded.

IMPORTANT NOTE: Les documents devront être impérativement envoyés par courrier uniquement à l’Ambassade deux mois avant la date prévue du mariage. Les actes d’état civil devant dater de moins de trois mois à la date de publication des bans, tout dossier reçu plus de deux mois avant la date du mariage sera renvoyé à l’expéditeur. A L’ATTENTION DES PRESTATAIRES DE SERVICE : les dossiers qui ne parviendraient pas à cette Ambassade par courrier uniquement deux mois avant la date du mariage ne seront pas traités.

For Swiss citizens: A copy of their Certificate of Domicile [Wohnsitzbescheinigung] is required, as well as a legal document to show that there is no impediment or lawful hindrance [Personenstandsausweis]; if not obtainable, an affidavit is to be signed in the presence of the Honorary Swiss Consul in Seychelles, after the solemn declaration of domicile, as part of the marriage registration process. Note: Fax copies are not accepted. An extra costs applies for the Swiss Consulate to process the wedding documents.

For Italian citizens: A copy of the couple’s Town Registration in Italy [certification of registered domicile].

Documents must all be either in the English or French language. In the case of other nationalities, a notarized translation must be presented with the original copies. The documents may be faxed to Creole Travel Services, with the originals being presented upon arrival in Seychelles. These documents are required to be received by Sey Lead at least 10 (ten) weeks prior to arrival of clients in Seychelles in order that arrangements can be made and publication of the marriage license arranged. Guests getting married must travel with original documents.

Residence: This is a minimum period of residence. However, there is normally a lapse of approximately 11 days after publication of the marriage license before the service takes place. Special license of cost becomes applicable if documents are not received by the Registrar (via Sey Lead) 14 days prior to the wedding date. We recommend that clients are in Resort at least 3 days prior to the ceremony to reconfirm final arrangements.


Weddings Terms & Conditions:

General Conditions for Weddings-in-Seychelles:

  • Minimum Age of either or both parties: 18 years. A parent or legal guardian must accompany under-age applicants.
  • Venue: The Seychelles regulations stipulate that the marriage ceremony must be conducted under a permanent roof. At the discretion of the Registrar, weddings may be held outdoors. Most hotels and guesthouses have suitable locations on-site, dressed with palm leaves and tropical flowers, which guests usually opt for.
  • Certification of Personal details: Unless otherwise specified above, Occupation(s), Religion and Home Addresses are verbally certified before the Civil Ceremony.
  • Minimum Stay Requirements: As per hotels term & conditions. For the Wedding Banns to be posted, the professional integrity of the Tour Operator and Destination Management Company is accepted in lieu of the guests’ personal presence.
  • Days for Weddings-in-Paradise: Generally from Mondays to Fridays. Weddings on Saturdays, Sundays and Public Holidays incur a supplementary charge, and may be booked on request-basis, for confirmation at the discretion of the hotel and/or registrar.
  • Timings for Weddings: Generally between 14h00 and 16h00 – other timings are possible on request basis.
  • Church Weddings: The church requires three to six months’ notice prior to the wedding. The Roman Catholic and Anglican Dioceses will not consider the blessing of a marriage of non-residents unless the following conditions are met:




  • At least 3 months’ notice to be given
  • Both parties to provide copies of birth and confirmation Certificates
  • Recent copy of celibacy certificates to be provided
  • All above papers to be forwarded by the clients’ parish priest
  • Necessary marriage preparations to be carried out by the parish priest prior to clients’ arrival
  • The parties to contract civil marriage prior to the church wedding
  • The marriage will take place in an authorized church building



  • At least 6 months’ notice to be given
  • The parish priest of the couple to send a letter of introduction about the couple
  • The parties to contract civil marriage prior to the church wedding
  • The marriage will take place in an authorized church building
  • Each party to supply written affidavit to the effect that he/she is not divorced with a former partner still alive


Important Notes:

  • Clients leaving the day after or on a day that the legal offices are closed, will be liable to the cost(s) of their Marriage Certificate being sent to them via Courier or Normal Post. Payment should be made before clients’ departure or at the time of booking if not included in original quote.
  • *It is compulsory for all nationalities to have an Authentication Letter from the Foreign Affairs department for all weddings in Seychelles.
  • For booking requests which entail service of providers which are based other than on the island on which clients are getting married, additional transfer charges will be applicable and will be included in your quote.