Are you newly engaged and planning your wedding? Congratulations! If you have your heart set on a destination wedding, consider the beautiful, sandy beaches of St. John in the Virgin Islands. Your wedding will be picture-perfect and completely customizable to make it uniquely yours. However, there are some logistics to consider when planning a destination wedding to make sure it’s legal. So today, our team St. John Car Rental has put together everything you need to know about getting married in St. John.

Getting Married on St. John

Virgin Islands Marriage License

According to, there are several steps and forms to fill out before your wedding can take place on St. John. First, you will need to fill out a marriage license application to be notarized by the Virgin Islands court, then a letter to the court explaining your arrival and departure date to the island as well as the name of your Officiate, and finally a money order or cashier’s check for $200. Each of these documents must be submitted eight business days before you arrive on St. John and picked up at the courthouse prior to your wedding.

Where to Get Married

The best part about choosing St. John for your wedding destination is all the options available! You could have a beach wedding, a wedding in a villa or the Annaberg Ruins, or even a boat wedding! Because most of St. John is actually a National Park, to get married on the beach, you can simply apply for an event permit and then choose from one of the gorgeous beaches! We like the website that breaks down several wedding venue options and scenarios. Finally, after you say “I do”, you’re already on a beautiful island, so there’s no need for further travel for your honeymoon. Simply skip off into the sunset in wedded bliss.

Getting Around St. John

You and your guests will need a way to get around the island during your stay, so look no further than St. John Car Rentals. We have a wide selection of SUV and Jeep rentals that can comfortably fit up to seven passengers. You’ll love the ease and convenience of driving one of our rentals as you make wedding preparations and visit the local attractions. We strive to make your island wedding even better with our quality car rentals. Contact our office today at (340) 776-6103, or make a reservation online.