Fort Recovery Weddings

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How many days do we have to wait on Tortola before we can get married?

It takes three working days to process your paperwork. For example if you wanted to get married on a Thursday, you would need to arrive on the island on a Monday, register on Tuesday morning and then you could be married on a Thursday.

Do we need to bring any special paperwork?

The Attorney General’s office requires immigration stamp in your valid passport and the slip from immigration. If there was a divorce you will need the papers (either original papers with the decree of absolution or a certified copy which can be obtained from a notary republic. If you have a name change, valid passport, divorce papers an original or certified and a decree of absolution, if there is a name change discrepancy you will have to prove it, otherwise you will have to have an affidavit swearing you are who you are.

What is the procedure for registering to get married once we are on the Island?

This is where the adventure begins…

1) First you will go to the post office in Road Town and purchase a wedding stamp for $110. The post office is also a very interesting location on the island as you are able to purchase valued philatelic commemorative stamps. Tortola is a unique island, in that it is a British dependent territory with a unique collection of stamps. The newest stamp printed on 8 April, 2008 is the Princess Diana 10th anniversary of her death. The stamp costs sixty cents and the cover is for ninety cents.

2) Second, you will go to the Attorney General’s office in the East Wind of the Administration building on the second floor and see Ms. Thomas. She will assist in filling out the marriage registration form.

3) Lastly, you will go to the Registrar of births, deaths, and marriages at the roundabout in Road Town, second floor located above the store “Varieties and Electronics”. You will need to know the names of your witnesses at that time.

*After all of that, which takes approximately 1 ½ hours, you will be on your way down the aisle!

How do we organize the flowers?
We have a fabulous in house flower designer that picks the most amazing flowers from all over the island and combines them to make bouquets, boutonnieres, corsages, table flowers, archway designs and more.  (please create link to sample arrangements) If you are specifically requiring flowers that are not from the island (i.e masses of white roses), there are florists nearby that can order them for you.

Do you have salon and other beauty services?
We can do hair, nails, facials, body wraps, ear candling, and luxurious deep tissue Swedish, Reflexology and Aromatherapy massages right on the premises with our staff.  Our Beauty & Wellness Spa offers a wide range of standard and in-house specialty services! Click on the “Beauty and Wellness Spa” link found on the menu to your left for more information.

What kind of activities can we plan for our guests?
We have a forty foot Sunseeker Yacht that you can charter to go to a multitude of nearby islands such as Norman Island, The Indians, Jost Van Dyke, Virgin Gorda and many more. Please inquire with us before booking or any time during your stay with us to arrange a charter or join in on a half day group snorkel trip! Our on-site staff are available to assist you with all your needs 24/7!

Fort Recovery is an ideal and unique location for your dream Wedding. We have done weddings as small as just the Bride and Groom, to as extravagant as Seventy to One Hundred friends and family members. Our Resort will cater to and accommodate your every whim to the best of our ability to make your big day in the Caribbean with us, a once in a lifetime experience…..

How do we go about getting a wedding cake?

Many of our guests come to the island with great ideas for their wedding cake designs. We have been very successful with hundreds of Wedding using La Baguette bakery. This bakery is French owned and is famous for  its pastries, fabulous breads and cakes, all beautifully designed. For a very reasonable price they can duplicate anything you choose and is superb. mail@labaguettebvi.com

Can we get professional photographs of the wedding?


You can contact a number of local Professional photographers:

Dougal Thornton 284-494-4277

Carol Vanterpool 284-495-4430

Jim Scheiner 284-494-2864 w-494-2749;

John Black – 495-1382 c-541-0144

How do we organize our wedding dinner?
At Fort Recovery we have a very fine chef preparing wedding dinners from 2-75 persons. We always do a formal table setting and allow you to choose where you would like to dine. You can dine on the beach under the stars, in the privacy of your villa or at the restaurant. We have an extensive menu to choose from and can arrange for an open bar.
Click here for our Dinner Menu!

Can we do a rehearsal dinner too?
Guests that have friends and family coming to the island, no matter how big or small the party, will normally do a welcome dinner and/or Rehearsal dinner. The most popular is a West Indian BBQ night with chicken, ribs, Johnny cakes, coleslaw, potato salad, corn on the cob and dessert. It is an informal gathering enjoyed by all!

 Ceremony and Extras

  • Ceremony ($100).
  • Registration ($110 wedding stamp).
  • Photography ($500 & up).
  • Flower Bouquet (from $75 and up).
  • French Designed Wedding Cake ($85 and up).
  • Wedding Dinner - Planning and Group Accommodations.
  • SPA Service - Treat yourself or your bride to a Pre-Wedding SPA day!

All prices quoted are approximate and need to be evaluated once we are informed of party size, theme desired, photography, flowers, reception arrangements and cake…

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