Wedding Fact Sheet


 OVERVIEW:                        Offering luxurious amenities and world-class service, the Westin St. Maarten Dawn Beach Resort & Spa offers the ultimate destination for a special wedding celebration. The breathtaking view of the shimmering turquoise water lapping down on the powdery white sand will make a wedding truly unforgettable. The Westin St. Maarten, makes a dream reality with special touches, stellar service and to-die-for scenery.

 VENUES:                                Whether it is casual or formal, intimate or grand, indoors or out, the island of paradise is the ideal wedding destination. There are seven venues at the Westin St. Maarten that accommodate and welcome 10 to 1,000 people in the 10,000 square foot banquet and meeting space, and an additional 10,000 square feet of outdoor space. The largest ballroom is able to break into five sections for greater flexibility and more convenience. Two additional freestanding rooms each offer 1,088 square feet of elegant space that can accommodate 10 to 120 people. For a true beachside romance, outside venues offer a tranquil ocean breeze for receptions or dinner functions for up to 1,000 guests. Celebrating a wedding around the beautiful outdoor pool or landscaped courtyard is also possible. If you decide to go indoors, the enchanting ballrooms will dazzle guests with their majestic, yet chic decor and adjoining terrace. Included with each venue is a wedding coordinator that is attuned to every bride’s needs, enhancing the ease of planning a destination wedding. Note: Some of the services and facilities above may not be available on a 24-hour basis or without advance request. Fees on certain facilities/services may apply.

 SPECIALIST:                         Catering to a bride’s every desire, wedding specialists take the weight off her shoulders. Attentive staff and wedding consultants allow the bride to be worry free and enjoy the special day with friends and loved ones. Specialists assist in every detail from wedding planning and pre-wedding activities, to the ceremony and reception. Dedicated to fulfilling every wedding dream, these inventive minds think for the bride and make her dreams a reality.  The wedding specialist also assists in facilitating and handling all the paperwork involved in the nuptials (see below).

THE LICENSE:                     Because you would need to spend a month in St Martin to get married, most couples choose to get married on the Dutch side of the island in St Maarten. Here are the requirements for St Maarten: Marry Me

Couples planning to get married on St. Maarten must be at least 21 years old (without parental consent) and must request a temporary tourist permit from the Lieutenant Governor. (The permit may not exceed three months). The couple must also submit birth certificates, valid return tickets to their country of origin or another destination outside the Netherlands Antilles. Divorced persons may remarry in St. Maarten but should provide appropriate papers indicating a valid divorce certificate. (Divorced women may remarry after 306 days have passed.)

It can take up to two months to receive a reply, and the bride and groom need to be on island two days before the ceremony. If permission is granted a temporary tourist permit will be issued in order to contract a marriage. Once the request has been approved, there is a 14-day waiting period before the ceremony can be performed.

Registration at the office of Civil Registry needs to take place at least ten days before the marriage.

Original documents other than Dutch or English need to be translated into the Dutch language (i.e. a French or Spanish document must be translated into Dutch, not English).

The cost for marriage licenses is US$275.55 and includes civil ceremony, marriage books, stamps and certificate.

WEDDING PACKAGE:        Holding a destination wedding on St. Maarten and at the Westin St. Maarten is ideal because the bride, groom and guests have access to everything they need at their fingertips, from wedding services to on-site activities and entertainment. A Wedding Package makes planning even more convenient. Upon check in, the bride and groom get refreshed with a cool towel and a fruit or rum punch beverage. Arriving in their ocean front guest room sets the mood with their Westin Heavenly Bed sprinkled with rose petals. A three night stay at the Westin St. Maarten also includes:

  • Ocean front accommodations
  • Champagne and chocolate covered strawberries
  • Oceanfront ceremony space with chairs
  • Champaign toast after the ceremony
  • Dressing room for both bridal parties
  • One-day jeep rental
  • Daily beach or pool cabana rental
  • 50-minute couple’s massage in Hibiscus Spa
  • Two complimentary Westin Heavenly bathrobes
  • Sunset cruse for two
  • Breakfast in bed for two, daily
  • 15% savings in Silver Palms Gift Shop
  • $2,499

HONEYMOON PACKAGES:           A honeymoon on St. Maarten extends a glorious wedding at the Westin St. Maarten, or elsewhere. Two packages allow the newly wedded couple flexibility, convenience and value:

3-Night ($1,099) or 7 Night Package ($2,099):

  • Ocean front accommodations
  • Champagne and chocolate covered strawberries
  • One daily jeep rental
  • Daily beach or pool cabana rental
  • 50-minute couples massage in Hibiscus spa
  • Sunset cruise for two
  • Breakfast for two daily

 CATERING:                          Westin St. Maarten offers a wide variety of delicious, mouth-watering cuisine as the resort customizes menus that suit the uniqueness of each wedding. Catering at the rehearsal dinner, the reception dinner and even reception dessert, the resort’s culinary artists have the magic to tantalize everyone’s taste buds. The culinary staff is  available for consultations with every bride to ensure their day is suited to match the unforgettable scenery. Grand Case, Front street and boardwalk.

ACTIVITIES:                         Wedding parties can stay on the resort grounds and take advantage of activities from swimming, snorkeling and kayaking to beach and pool parties. Off site, they can venture out for an excursion to the Loterie Farm and ride an Extreme Zip Line, take a sailing challenge aboard the original yachts used for the America’s Cup at Freematle, Australia, or choose one of the 37 white sandy beaches to relax with a picnic lunch. Day trips to the British Territory of Anguilla or the lush and luxurious island of St. Barths are popular as well.




About the Westin St. Maarten Resort & Spa


Situated along the south-eastern shore of St. Maarten, the 317-room Westin St. Maarten Dawn Beach Resort & Spa reflects the relaxed elegance and beauty of the Caribbean surrounded by endless miles of sparkling blue water, acres of tropical foliage and sprawling white beaches. The Westin is one of the largest upscale resorts in the Netherlands-governed province with its exquisite guestrooms (140 ocean front; 39 ocean view and 138 resort or island view), 99 luxury condominiums and six suites (including three Presidential Oceanfront Suites and three Parlor Suites), a full-service European-style Hibiscus spa, fitness room, on-site casino, nearly 20,000 square feet of flexible function space, several retail shops, the largest infinity pool on the island and endless water sports activities, creating a haven of relaxation and recreation.  Guests have the choice of five oceanfront restaurants, including a fine dining restaurant, poolside café, lobby and pool bar and room service to satisfy any appetite.  Whether to relax and rejuvenate all day or play into the night the Westin St. Maarten Dawn Beach Resort & Spa provides a blissful escape and true Caribbean holiday experience like no other. For more information please call 1-721-543-6700 or visit\stmaarten and our facebook page


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