Weddings – Tobago holiday accommodation
There are few places with such charm - Castara Retreats is a perfect place if you are looking for a romantic setting for getting married in Tobago. We are delighted when guests choose to hold their wedding at Castara Retreats, and we will work with you to plan the perfect day. We will make all the arrangements for you, ensuring that everything runs smoothly. Our style is simple and focused on fulfilling your vision for the day. We can:
- Offer personalised wedding packages to suit your interests and budget
- Work with you to plan wedding ceremonies held up at Castara Retreats or on Castara Beach
- Organise a minister to hold the ceremony and provide witnesses (where needed)
- Provide beautiful champagne reception with a range of food options from a three-course meal, to a delicious buffet, overlooking stunning Castara Bay.
Castara Retreats can sleep up to 36 people across our 14 accommodations, and we can offer receptions for larger groups of up to 50, if you have visiting day guests or others staying elsewhere in the village. Alternatively, we can also offer wedding packages for those looking to use Castara Retreats as a location for their wedding for the day only.
Before your arrival, Lorna will work with you to plan your perfect day, and once you have arrived in Tobago, our local managers Porridge and Jeanell will make all the arrangements for you, and ensure that everything runs smoothly and you have a happy day.
Once you arrive in Tobago, Porridge and Jeanell (our local managers) and Kenny (our restaurant manager) will meet with you when you arrive and clarify the arrangements for the day. They will also explain the legal requirements to you (see below).
Organising the Legalities:
To get married in Tobago you need:
- Your passport for the tax office visit
- Your birth certificate
- Your divorce papers (if appropriate)
- To be resident in Tobago for three days before the ceremony. Please note this does not include your arrival day or the day you get married. The registry office is closed on weekends and holidays
Porridge will drive you to Scarborough to register to be married, which costs 350TTD, (about £35) and do his best to ease that process (queues can be long in Tobago). You must attend in person. He will also arrange for you to meet the Minister to talk through what you would like. The minister usually calls to see you just before the ceremony to discuss the style of service that you seek.
After the ceremony, Porridge will follow through on your marriage certificate. This can take 6-8 weeks to arrive at your home address. If you are staying with us for an extended honeymoon (three weeks or more), it may arrive before you leave. Or not, Tobago being Tobago!
Fees for Weddings
Below are five examples to give you an idea of the cost based on numbers and typical requirements. Prices are fixed in Trinidad and Tobago dollars and do not include drinks. Prices in your own currency will fluctuate according to exchange rates.
Please note these prices are approximates only, and can be more or less, depending on what sort of package you would like to put together. The bottom line however, is it all costs a great deal less than in Britain or America with less hassle and more fun!
To find our more, please do get in touch with Lorna at and she can begin exploring with you the possibilities for holding your wedding at Castara Retreats. She also has a detailed brochure with more information about holding a wedding at Castara Retreats and a breakdown of prices.
Do visit www.myTobago.info and www.SimplyTobago.com for more information on weddings and what you need to do as the information we offer here is the best that we have, but we cannot be responsible for its accuracy and suggest that you do your own research as well.