Weddings Were Made For Aruba: How To Get Married In Paradise

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Published 7 May 2019

Flight Centre Author


Emese Graham

Content Manager


Gorgeous Aruba’s honey-blonde beaches are a dream backdrop for exchanging vows. And since the tiny island has the sunniest climate in the Southern Caribbean, it offers the closest thing to a guaranteed flawless romantic getaway for newlyweds-to-be.

Along with bright open skies, Aruba is renowned for its open minds: it was the first Caribbean island to allow legal marriage for the LGBTQ+ community. Look no further for a beautiful destination to get married, renew your vows, or enjoy a relaxing honeymoon.

Aruba for Destination Weddings


Walk down the sandy aisle in your flip-flops or throw a ballroom celebration with one hundred of your closest friends. Weddings in Aruba can be anything you dream up.

Best Hotels in Aruba for Weddings

Hyatt Regency Aruba Resort: Your Romance Planning Specialist will help bring your wedding vision to life with expertise and attention to detail. From a beach palapa by the sea to a candlelit garden, create the perfect setting for your celebration.

Ritz-Carlton Aruba: Pamper yourself with a bridal spa package to relax and get dolled up for the big day. Personalize your catering and entertainment and choose from a variety of wedding and reception venues including the Eternity Bridge and a stunning ballroom.

Hilton Aruba Caribbean Resort & Casino: The hospitable staff of the Hilton Aruba devote their attention to only one wedding at a time, so expect no less than the VIP treatment on your special day, plus a full selection of venues.

Aruba Marriott Resort & Stellaris Casino: An ideal escape for both the mature folks and the young families on your guest list, the Aruba Marriott will have you dreaming of an oceanside ceremony, dancing away the night in a grand ballroom reception or staging a private cocktail party by the pool- the choice is yours.

Things You Should Know

Getting married in Aruba is refreshingly straightforward. Though the official Aruban languages are Dutch and Papiamento, English is widely spoken and available as translated legal documents.

All civil ceremonies are held at Civil Townhouse in Oranjestad (a short drive from anywhere on the 179 km2 island). Most couples choose to make it official before sharing a meaningful ceremony with family and friends.

Couples seeking a religious service should be aware of the additional requirements set by the officiant of their choice, which our Expert Travellers will be happy to guide you through.


Aruba for Familymooners


Many couples are choosing to turn a conventional honeymoon into a “familymoon” by bringing the kids along for (most of) the fun. They key to the perfect familymoon is to plan exciting outings that everyone will genuinely enjoy, but not to underestimate the importance of carving out romantic alone-time for just the newlyweds.

Where to Stay

Hilton Aruba Caribbean Resort & Casino: For an extraordinary family escape, stay at Hilton Aruba, where sweeping tropical views are never lacking. Play all day with endless resort activities like sailing, scuba diving, windsurfing, and cycling. Young guests can have a blast at the kids’ club while the two of you can laze away in a poolside hammock, enjoy beachfront spa treatments, and treat yourself to a plethora of dining choices for all occasions.

Aruba Marriott Resort & Stellaris Casino: On the sands of Palm Beach, the Aruba Marriott Resort & Stellaris Casino boasts large suites for families and couples, private beach cabanas, and close access to the boundless thrills of Aruba’s northern coast. Indulge in savoury steak dinners, escape to the full-service spa, take the family snorkelling or get competitive with a volleyball match- the choice is yours!

What to Do

Visit the butterfly farm and enlist your kids’ help to take romantic pictures. Assuming you can get them to stop fake vomiting at your snuggly poses long enough, you’re going to end up with some gorgeous shots together, with enchanting gardens and colourful butterflies in the background.

Rent a 4x4 and drive out to Arikok National Park to explore. This gorgeous park takes up one-fifth of the island and features natural caves, pools, and the gorgeous Dos Playa. A worthy destination for any honeymoon style, a visit to Aruba’s national park is a fantastic way to appreciate the island’s natural beauty.


Aruba for Honeymooners


Whether you’ll be jetting off to your honeymoon before the ink dries on your marriage certificate or you’ve been planning the perfect romantic getaway for years, it’s difficult to do better than Aruba for a piece of paradise for two.

Where to Stay

Bucuti & Tara Beach Resort Aruba: Perfectly blissful and secluded, this adults-only resort never hosts weddings or travel groups, making it a heavenly oasis for lovebirds seeking an unmatched Caribbean getaway. Escape to quiet swims in a freshwater infinity pool, private moonlit dinners, and plan a few thoughtful surprises with the resort’s Romance Concierge services.  

Manchebo Beach Resort & Spa: Poised along Eagle Beach, Aruba’s widest and most tranquil shore, this all-inclusive spa resort embodies the truly secluded tropical escape. Treat yourselves to rejuvenating wellness programs and healthy gourmet dining selections for a healthy and relaxing start to the rest of your lives together.

What to Do

Start your romantic getaway with a refreshing couple’s spa package to reduce jet lag and release all of your wedding planning stress. Embark on a romantic catamaran sail into the sunset, and toast to the happy years ahead. Whether you explore Aruba’s natural wonders together or barely leave the hammock, your escape to this little island will be a trip to remember for a lifetime.


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