British Virgin Islands
Can you think of a better place to get married than Necker Island? We hope not, because we love weddings! Sir Richard Branson arrived for his wedding on Necker Island clinging to the struts of a helicopter... now that’s making an entrance! A few years later his daughter Holly and her husband Freddy followed suit!
Necker Island is used to ‘unusual’ requests, especially where weddings are involved. And because every wedding is by definition unique and personal, we prefer to tailor each request especially for the Bride and Groom. This is your chance to let your inspiration run riot, as we delight in pulling off the seemingly impossible!
For a wedding or special occasion we can host weddings for as many as 200 people. We would be delighted to work with your wedding planner and organise a marquee and accommodation with neighbouring resorts.
Everything you need to know
We’re used to all kinds of requests when it comes to weddings, and frequently work with neighbouring resorts to accommodate parties all the way up to 200 people. Each guest not staying on Necker Island will be charged a daily rate to cover food and drink.
Our normal nightly accommodation rates will apply during your stay and a one-off wedding supplement will be added to these rates on the day of your ceremony depending on the option you choose. To get a marriage license in the British Virgin Islands you will need to have spent at least one working day in the country before applying and an administrative fee will apply.
Necker Island has a wealth of locations to choose from, all catering to groups of different sizes. For larger weddings of up to 200 people the best options are the sandy beaches on the island's western side. However, our team will be happy to talk you through all the options available and will be happy to advise on where to hold your reception. Here are just some of the possibilities…
Turtle Beach is an all-time favourite for our guests – feel the sand between your toes as you walk down the aisle.
The Great House Southern Terrace: See the whole of the British Virgin Islands from this vantage point at the top of Necker Island and exchange vows as the sun sets.
Want to say ‘I do’ somewhere else? Of course, our team can do just about anything...
Following the wedding ceremony there are just as many options to choose from for your reception. We can organise a six-course gala dinner or a more informal gathering on Bali Hi Beach lit by tiki torches with the sound of the waves breaking on the shoreline. The Beach Pool Pavilion alongside Main Beach has a large crocodile shaped table and a Jacuzzi for up to 30 guests, so the party is sure to continue late into the night!
There is also the Great House, the scene of more parties than we dare to count. Start with a gala dinner in the Great Room, or gather round the large table on the roof terrace. This table is the only piece of furniture that survived the 2011 fire!
To plan a wedding on Necker Island the first thing you’ll need to do is to give us a call to talk dates, and then we can walk you through all the wedding options and your preferred theme.
One suggestion is our Beach Classic Wedding which covers all the fees needed to get married on island and a few essential extras, from an extra special turndown service on the wedding night with Dom Pérignon champagne to a special couples massage in the Bali Leha spa. Our Premium Exclusive option includes everything from the Beach Classic option as well as even more special extra touches.
We can also help you with all the trimmings, from hair stylists and flowers to entertainment and fireworks – the sky really is the limit!
And let's not forget the honeymoon! Necker Island is one of the world's most secluded and romantic spots for newlywed couples and our specially designed 'Celebration Weeks' provide the perfect opportunity to escape. Celebration Weeks are normally held from August to October and couples can hire an individual room on the island for a 7-night stay.