Sun, Sand, and 'I Do': Choosing Anguilla For A Summer Wedding

Wedding Under the Anguilla Arch
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Jesson & Co / MNI Alive

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Friday, January 26, 2024

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Love is in the air this season, and we recommend planning your joyous summer wedding on the beautiful island of Anguilla. This quiet Caribbean gem evokes storybook romance from its stunning white sand beaches, scenic sunset vistas, and intimate accommodations. With so many beautiful bays and hidden coves in which to say “I do,” Anguilla boasts impeccable venues for wedding ceremonies of all sizes and styles. Not to be outdone by the striking environs, the properties of Anguilla are similarly ideal for weddings: spacious, ideally located, and often offering dedicated planning teams to take the stress out of your big day.

Capturing the essence of divine romance, Anguilla offers something for every couple. Extravagant and boutique weddings alike are welcomed at the enchanting facilities across the island. Whether you favour a large, vibrant event or the exchanging of vows in a villa, we’ve compiled some of the best choices for soon-to-be-weds below.

Zemi Beach House

Zemi Beach House, Anguilla

Photo Courtesy of Zemi Beach House, Anguilla

Redefining how you celebrate your special day, Zemi Beach House Resort in Shoal Bay East, West Indie, puts the topper on the cake. A truly intimate setting, Zemi Beach House is a boutique hotel with 76 rooms and suites. With top-tier planners specializing in custom weddings, Zemi empowers you to transform your dreams into reality. Accompanied by luxurious amenities, elegant decor, and delicious cuisine, Zemi Beach House prioritizes creating ever-lasting memories on the idyllic expanse of Shoal Bay.

Professional photographers will be on hand as you walk barefoot down the aisle with lavish flower arrangements, capturing every perfect moment. With multiple booking options available, you can get married at Zemi Thai House spa (a 300-year-old original Thai building now housing a world-class wellness facility), on a private white sandy beach, or by the poolside overlooking the ocean. 

Belmond Cap Juluca

Belmond Cap Juluca

Photo courtesy of Belmond Cap Juluca

On the Western end of Anguilla, Belmond Cap Juluca offers a postcard-perfect location for your milestone day. Perched on one of the most exclusive and desirable beaches on the island, this Moorish-style Mediterranean resort offers a memorable destination wedding with an island twist. The hotel boasts 108 private rooms housed in villas stretched across the crescent of Maundays Bay, providing ample room for friends and family alike. With flower arrangements, gourmet dining, and group activities, every component is carefully considered. Timeless romance waits at every corner in the form of group activities, micro-weddings, intimate elopements, and culinary requests: a bevy of bespoke options to make your occasion uniquely yours. 

One guarantee when you embrace romance at Cap Juluca: your wedding will be immaculately catered. Beyond local seafood at Pimms, you and your guests will gush at authentic Italian delicacies at Cips by Cipriani.

Malliouhana
Photo courtesy of Malliouhana

Photo courtesy of Malliouhana

Moving on to the next destination in Meads Bay, storied Malliouhana is an exquisite destination spot for dreamy matrimonies. Boasting 25 acres of lush gardens with a half-mile-long white sandy beach, Malliouhana exudes nothing but luxury. With various amenities to help seal the deal, Malliouhana offers outside vendors, top-tier hospitality, music and entertainment, and VIP welcome bags filled with delicacies for bridal and groom parties. From dramatic bluffs surrounded by ocean views to pool and terrace receptions, prepare to be dazzled by Malliouhana.

Set atop a bluff, this resort looks something like a coastal castle - and has rooms to match. Bright and spacious suites, complete with private patios and sun terraces, provide welcome moments of respite from the hustle and bustle of wedding prep. The venues are similarly impressive: opt for a private event on the sands at Turtle Cove Beach, cocktails under the sunset at Bar Soleil, or a roaring dance party at Leon’s.

Aurora Anguilla

Aurora Anguilla Resort & Golf Club

Photo courtesy of Aurora Anguilla Resort & Golf Club

Dedicated to helping you realize your dream wedding, Aurora Anguilla beckons lovers with a heartwarming and open-arm ambiance. Yes, the Aurora may be known for its signature golf course (the only one on the island!), its hydroponic farm-to-table dining, and its dazzling array of adventurous amenities. Yet, it’s also a premier wedding venue, with a team that prioritizes hospitality, leaving couples relaxed and undisturbed throughout their stay.

Aurora’s incredibly varied offering makes it a natural choice for both weddings and honeymoons. From a round of couple’s golf to experiencing the wonders of Sorana Spa, the activities at Aurora encourage you to let your nuptial anxieties melt away. Discover rich dining experiences at six tantalizing restaurants and taste freshly harvested cuisine. From casual to fine dining, each restaurant carefully curates a menu inspired by their 10,000 square feet of state-of-the-art gardens that grow herbs, produce, and fruits harvested and prepared daily. 

Get carried away by the Caribbean breeze and be enchanted by the wedding of your dreams, surrounded by love and laughter. Anguilla is where romance novel covers become reality: have your first dance underneath the starlight before galloping across the ivory sands on horseback. Whichever venue you choose, Anguilla ensures newlyweds start the rest of their lives with the best time of their lives.

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