Cayman Marriage Officiants
The Cayman Islands is one of the most romantic places to get married in the world. It offers the most amazing views, beaches, weather and vendors to work with. In addition it is easy to get married in the Cayman Islands, there are not any hoops to jump through and marriage licenses can be acquired upon arrival.
With the proper preparation, you can get married in Cayman as soon as the day you arrive.
Couples who are on vacation or are arriving on a cruise ship can marry in Cayman under a special license. You will need to select a Marriage Officer before you arrive and they will help you arrange a certified copy of a non-residents marriage license, which is needed to be married in Cayman.
A full list of licensed Marriage Officers can be obtained from the Passport and Corporate Services Offices, however you will find our personal recommendations here.
In the Cayman Islands you have two parts, as required by the law for the ceremony. You will be asked if there’s any reason you cannot be married and then you will be pronounced man and wife. All the other details can be arranged between you and your Officer of choice to make sure the ceremony is suited towards you and your needs.
You will receive your “full marriage certificate” from the Cayman Islands Registrar of Marriage at the end of the marriage ceremony.
Applications for non-resident marriage licenses are US$250 and can be obtained from the Passport and Corporate Services Office.
On Cayman Brac and Little Cayman, this is provided by the District Commissioner’s Office.
You will need to provide:
- Proof of citizenship and age – Passport or an original/certified copy of birth certificate with photo identification (18 is the minimum legal age without parental consent)
- Proof of marital status (legal divorce decree or death certificate, if applicable)
- Cayman Islands Immigration Department card or Cayman Islands international embarkation/disembarkation card for cruise ship passengers
- Two witnesses at the ceremony (Your marriage officer can provide witnesses if there are just two of you)
After the wedding ceremony, which can be civil or religious, you and your spouse, along with two adult witnesses (aged 18 or older) and your Civil Registrar/Marriage Officer must sign three copies of the Marriage Register.
Even though it all sounds very logistical it is also very important that you chose a Marriage Officer that fits with you and your style. Allow yourselves to interview multiple options, discuss what you are looking for, special requests, religious beliefs, language, humor etc. You want to make sure you are working with someone who is on the same page and will make this moment as special and monumental as it is.