Long Beach Wedding Packages
May 20 2019
May 20 2019
Planning your wedding day is incredibly special, and it’s something many people have dreamed of since they were little. Finally, you get to tie the knot with your person and set out on a new and thrilling journey together. It’s a wonderful time, and if you have opted to have a destination wedding in the heart of tropical paradise at Long Beach in Mauritius, it’s bound to be, not only a day but an entire experience you will never forget.
While this auspicious time is truly special, planning a wedding in a different country to the one you live in can also be challenging. Which is why the Celebrations Team at the gorgeous five-star Long Beach, scattered along the untamed east coast of Mauritius, endeavours to assist you every step of the way, to ensure that not only will you have the ultimate backdrop for a magical wedding in paradise but that your day is everything you could ever have dreamt of and more.
In the meantime, it’s good to clue yourself up on the ins and outs of getting married in Mauritius and at Long Beach in particular.
If you are looking at our stylish luxury hotel for your big day, here's what you need to know:
There are a few pre-wedding procedures you need to be aware of
The administrative process you will have to undergo in Mauritius will depend on your status and nationality. Because of the preparation required of you in Mauritius, it’s advisable to stay for at least six working days. You should ideally arrive three days before the event and leave after another three in order to ensure all the required procedures have been completed (it’s important to understand that public offices are closed over the weekend).
But this is not something to stress about, especially because when you book a wedding at Long Beach, a dedicated Celebration Specialist is there to help guide you and help you to plan the details of your big day and what needs to be done when you get to Mauritius. The Celebration Specialist is there to ensure the planning process, and of course, the day is as seamless as possible. Keep in mind that they will also send you a comprehensive list of requirements and procedures, so you don’t need to worry about a thing.
The marriage will be legal and not just ceremonial
In Mauritius, a licensed marriage officer will oversee an official wedding ceremony so you can rest assured that your marriage will be considered legal and recognised both in Mauritius and abroad. Keep in mind that to be legally married in Mauritius, you will need to be 18 years of age or older. For the wedding to be legal, you are required to have two witnesses present. If you want an intimate ceremony for just the two of you, Long Beach will arrange the two witnesses for you.
As a note, if you have been divorced, and your divorce has been official for 10 months or more, you will need a copy of your decree absolute. If the bride-to-be has been divorced for 10 months or less, however, a Mauritian Doctor’s certificate of non-pregnancy is required by law. If she is already pregnant, the law in Mauritius states that she needs to be divorced for 10 months or more before she re-marries.
It’s a good idea to give yourself enough time to organise your wedding
To ensure that your planning process is as stress-free as possible, it’s highly recommended to give yourself enough time to plan your destination wedding in Mauritius. Ideally, the process should start three months before the wedding day. The legal paperwork (which needs to be completed and sent to the Civil Status Office) takes a minimum of eight weeks to be processed, so you really want to give yourself enough time to plan.
You have a choice of Long Beach wedding packages
When you plan your wedding at Long Beach, you will have a choice between two set wedding packages or a tailor made option. The basic package centres on the bridal couple only and includes the wedding venue, a bridal bouquet and buttonhole, the bride’s makeup, a photographer (with 50 photographs included) as well as a special dinner for the couple (excluding beverages). The services of the dedicated Celebrations Specialist are also included.
Weddings for bigger groups of family and friends are also catered for but should be booked well in advance to ensure there is availability for all of your guests. You can contact the Celebrations Team to check dates, availability and details.
Long Beach also offers a range of additional services to those who require them. You have the option of also hiring a professional hairdresser, organising decor hire, floral arrangements, live music, entertainment (such as live dancers), DJs, extra photographers or additional photography services such as leather-bound albums or drone filming, videographers and anything else you may need to ensure your special day is everything you hope for.
The choice of venues is yours
At Long Beach, weddings are incredibly special events and its believed that they should remain as exclusive and private as the couple wishes, which is why only one wedding is accepted at Long Beach per day, allowing you the choice of at least three wedding venues on the Long Beach property. As some examples, you could have an intimate wedding on the beach, in a pavilion by the sea or in the heart of the lush, tropical gardens - it’s totally up to you.
Dreaming of a special religious ceremony? No problem
Whatever you desire for your wedding in Mauritius, Long Beach can provide. Whether you would like a civil wedding (which takes a maximum of 30 minutes), a religious ceremony (which tends to be longer than the civil ceremony), a large, festive Indian or Muslim wedding or a smaller traditional wedding, the Celebrations Team can make it happen by simply outsourcing what they don’t already have available at the venue (such as decor). Simply let your Celebration Specialist know what type of wedding you would like and they will be able to assist.
Long Beach is also the perfect setting to renew your vows
Long Beach would love to host you for your vow renewal and the best part is that there are no legal processes required for this. The Celebrations Team can tailor make your symbolic ceremony and will ensure that you are able to enjoy the same benefits as a traditional wedding, including a master of ceremony and a souvenir certificate as well as other special surprises and spoils.
Long Beach is an unbelievable tropical dreamland and makes for the perfect location for your unforgettable wedding in paradise. It’s truly a day that you will remember for the rest of time, so why opt for anything less than extraordinary? If you would like to know more about planning your wedding at Long Beach or about any of the Long Beach wedding packages, don’t hesitate to get in touch.