Weddings in St. Maarten

Located in the northern Caribbean Sea, this fascinating Leeward Island has a dual personality; the northern French side, called Saint Martin, and the southern Dutch side, officially known as Sint Maarten although there is no physical barrier between them. The island is home to many wonderful white sand beaches, secluded coves, amazing food scene, vibrant nightlife and duty-free shopping for luxury brand jewelry, electronics and liquor.

Philipsburg is the main town on Sint Maarten, located on a narrow stretch of land between Great Bay and Great Salt Pond. It also functions as the commercial center for the Dutch half of the island, Sint Maarten, and is a wonderful fusion of Caribbean, French and Dutch culture and history. Chic boutiques, picturesque marinas, elegant street cafes and a truly eclectic mix of people characterise this unique island capital. Tax free shopping is a real pleasure in the quaint, palm-lined streets of Philipsburg, where visiting cruise ships dwarf the town below.

With a special cosmopolitan charm and faster-paced lifestyle than the usual Caribbean vibe, St. Maarten is the perfect mix of European and Caribbean, just right for celebrating your Dreamy Wedding with a little glamour and a lot of flair.

St. Maarten Flights

St. Martin is easy to get to, with direct flights from Europe, the USA and Canada as well as convenient connections from Puerto Rico and other Caribbean islands arriving into Princess Juliana International airport on the Dutch side.


St. Maarten Hotels

Accommodation ranges from family beach resorts to five star luxury, private villas and apartments, so if you are looking for a really cosmopolitan island, St. Martin has your Dreamy Wedding covered.

St. Maarten Wedding Venues

Great Bay and Simpson Bay are two of Dreamy Weddings’ favourite venues in St. Martin. Great Bay is part of the capital, Phillipsburg, on the southern coast of the island, and is a busy, popular beach for locals and visitors, lined with resorts, restaurants and private villas. Simpson Bay is in the southeast, close to Maho Beach which is world famous for its proximity to the airport, and jumbo jets landing above the heads of adventurous beach-goers – certainly makes for interesting photos!


French St. Martin

Marigot is the cosmopolitan capital of St. Martin’s French side, where high end boutiques and trendy restaurants sit side-by-side with traditional vendors’ stalls and historical ruins. The colours, smells and busy buzz of the local market fuses with 19th century architecture and waterfront views. Close by, the former fishing village of Grand Case has a unique Creole charm with its popular restaurants in traditional huts and wattle houses. If you fancy some French flair for your Dreamy Wedding vacation, St. Martin is the right place!

Dutch St. Maarten

Discover the island wildlife at Sint Maarten’s zoo and botanical park, which houses over 80 species of animals, including the finest display of exotic parrots in the Caribbean and a remarkable collection of reptiles, birds, monkeys, squirrels, ocelots, Bush Dogs, Golden Lion Tamarins and capybaras living in reconstructed habitats. Or learn about the island’s colorful history at the 17th century ruins of Fort Amsterdam. If nature and culture are on  your Dreamy Wedding plan, Sint Maarten has it all.

St. Maarten Wedding Requirements

Saint Maarten’s requirements for wedding ceremonies are straightforward and easy to follow, so couples can spend time enjoying the wonders of the island as they await their big day.


St. Maarten Facts

  • No residency requirement
  • Land Area : 34 square miles
  • Population : 39,765
  • Capital :Philipsburg
  • Languages : English, Dutch
  • Time Zone : Atlantic Standard Time
  • Currency :Netherlands Antillean Guilder (US currency also accepted)
  • Cruise Call : Port of St. Maarten

Start planning your St. Maarten Wedding today!

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