Planning Your Wedding In St. Croix

DID YOU KNOW THAT... Many couples are opting to save the money (not to mention the stress and hard work) of a big wedding at home by escaping to a Caribbean island for a combination wedding/honeymoon. Upon their return, they can share the event by showing the video and photographs at an informal reception.

All the islands are beautiful and, on some, weddings have become a major promotional tool. So why should you choose St. Croix above others?

First are the practical reasons. As we are a U.S. Territory, there are no legal, language, or money hassles to deal with. No blood test or waiting period is required, and the simple application process can be done by mail. A local wedding planner can handle this for you along with your other arrangements, ensuring that all is in order before you arrive. Or you may contact the Territorial Court yourself, at (340) 778-9750. The license fee is $50, and if you have been married before you will need a certified copy of the divorce papers or death certificate. You will need to pick up the license yourself on arrival; this only takes a few minutes but must be done on a regular business day. That takes care of the business part!
Then comes the fun of choosing from the numerous romantic ceremony sites around the island for the wedding of your dreams. The most popular and tropical choice is, of course, a palm-studded beach with the sun sinking into the Caribbean Sea in the background. Other options include an ancient stone sugar mill, offering the effect of an open-air cathedral, or the flowering wedding bower in the botanical gardens.

Buck Island Tours Christiansted's waterfront offers an old-fashioned bandstand/gazebo surrounded by the 18th-century fort and other historic buildings. You can marry there, then walk a few steps to a waiting boat for a champagne sunset sail. And, yes, you can be married on a boat, either sail or power, from small ones with just room for you and the minister to large ones accommodating 40 of your closest friends.

There are also churches of all denominations. Our Episcopal church is the oldest in the Caribbean, while a modern Baptist church has both indoor and outdoor venues overlooking the water. The recently renovated Catholic church has thick stone walls, wood ceiling, and huge arched windows.

And just because we're a small island, don't think you won't find first-class services in St. Croix! Professional consultants, photographers, florists, caterers, and jewelers are available to make your wedding as simple or as elegant as you want.

JULY 2 Discover St. Croix Camp Estate Whim Museum Campers ages 6-12 research their families, local tra - ditions and Crucian culture in hands-on workshops and visit cultural and historical sites. Register: (340) 772-0598, info@stcroixlandmarks.org or at the Museum. www.stcroixlandmarks.com


JULY 3 Centennial Arts & Crafts Fair Frederiksted Celebrations of the Virgin Islands Transfer Day Centennial & VI culture continue throughout 2017. Info: www.vitransfercentennial.org


JULY 4, 3PM – 11PM 5th Annual Post-Emancipation-Day Celebration Frederiksted Waterfront Giant celebration in honor of Emancipation—July 3, 1846, sponsored by the Frederiksted Economic Development Association (FEDA). Community Concert, Food Truck Street Fair, Arts & Crafts, Food Vendors, Fireworks!!


JULY 7, 6-10PM Summer Heritage Jump Up Downtown Christiansted A favorite, free quarterly event! Local bands, street vendors, Mocko Jumbies. Stores open late, bar & restaurant specials. Sponsored by Christiansted Restaurant & Retail Association (CRRA). (843) 754-5895, Like us on Facebook!


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Beach Guide

Did you know... St. Croix is ringed by beaches of all shapes and sizes, some are long white sand stretches, others are small patches shaded by low sea grape trees and towering coconut palms. Some have smooth sandy bottoms ideal for swimming, and others have rock and coral-lined entries perfect for snorkeling!

Did you know... St. Croix is the only Caribbean Island where a diver can:
●Dive a wall that drops over 13,000 feet
●Dive a reef that is the largest living reef of any Caribbean Island
●Dive five wrecks that are within 100 yards of each other
●Dive a pier        

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Weddings / Romance

DID YOU KNOW THAT... Many couples are opting to save the money (not to mention the stress and hard work) of a big wedding at home by escaping to a Caribbean island for a combination wedding/honeymoon. Upon their return, they can share the event by showing the video and photographs at an informal reception.

All the islands are beautiful and, on some, weddings have become a major promotional tool. So why should you choose St. Croix above others?

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Moving Here

DID YOU KNOW... In addition to it's long and rich multicultural history, friendly people, open spaces, the blue sea and near perfect year-round weather, there are a number of reasons to consider relocating to St Croix. Most importantly, the U.S. Virgin Islands, which includes St Croix, operate under U.S. law which is important in both business and personal matters. 

This means mainland US companies do business here including retail stores such as K-Mart, Radio Shack, Office Max, McDonald's and Wendy's. Also U.S. financial services including a variety of U.S. mortgage, insurance and banking companies offer local service.  U.S. cellular phone companies including AT&T and Sprint, both operate here.

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Arriving By Cruise Ship

Our Port

The Ann E. Abramson Pier is named in honor of the Virgin Islands Public Works Commissioner who was responsible for much of the rejuvenation of the Frederiksted area. This is the pier where most of the large cruise ships dock, as well as military ships, submarines, and other naval vessels. From time to time, tall-ships especially from Denmark, can be seen here.

The dock itself has been a favorite diving place especially for viewing bright coral, sponges, and a multitude of fish life. A night dive should reveal the sea-horses unique to this pier. Visitors arriving at the pier often walk through the small town of Frederiksted and walk to the nearby beaches and beach club     

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Planning A Trip

Planning a trip to the St. Croix is exciting, fun and so easy…..

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St. Croix Food Tours

Guided Food Tasting & Cultural Walking Tour On St. Croix
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Events & Festivals

So many wonderful events and things to do in St. Croix

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Water Sports

Come join us in our exploration of the unique underwater world.

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