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Top Reasons to Get Married in the USVI During COVID

June 5, 2022

If you are looking for a beautiful alternative locale to get married, especially during Covid times, consider the United States Virgin Islands (USVI). Why? For one thing, it is one of the most popular and safest places in the world to have a destination wedding. For another, you can enjoy your honeymoon after the event and come back later for anniversaries. Lastly, with its incredible beaches, lush tropical foliage and stunning villas, the USVI offers a beautiful backdrop for any event.

Reasons Why You Should Get Married in the USVI During COVID

There is something for everyone in the US Virgin Islands, and that includes couples looking to tie the knot. With its convenient location, beautiful venues and legal status, the USVI is an ideal destination for anyone getting married during the COVID pandemic.

Below, we’ve listed the top reasons why it's a good idea to get married in the USVI during COVID.

USVI COVID Travel Restrictions are Easing

First up, you'll be happy to know that as of May 31st, 2022, the travel portal is a thing of the past. There are no longer any requirements for any tests, vaccinations and anything of the sort that was formerly needed for the travel screening page. That’s a relief for anyone planning USVI COVID travel nowadays. 

Beautiful Venues Abound

Getting married in the lovely USVI means that you will have a wide variety of beautiful venues to choose from. Also, consider the fact that beach weddings allow for social distancing with limited restrictions. Whether you are looking to exchange vows at a beachfront ceremony, a lush garden or a more traditional setting, the USVI has it all. And with so many villas to choose from, you’re sure to find the perfect setting for your big day. 

A Vacation Close to Home

One of the biggest reasons to consider getting married in the USVI during COVID is convenience. Still a territory of the USA, the USVI is like a mini-vacation with all the perks of home and more. There is no need to jet off to a tropical locale after the wedding ceremony. You're already here! Also, there is no need to get a marriage license from home first since this is a US territory. More on that next…

Convenience

How do you get a USVI marriage application? 

As of May 2022, marriage applications can be filed online in the Virgin Islands. No residency is necessary, and your marriage license will be recognized in all jurisdictions of the US. Other things that make a wedding in the USVI during COVID more convenient include the fact that blood tests are not required, and there is no waiting period. You can also get married on any day of the week, including Sundays. Do keep in mind, however, that the courthouse must receive your marriage application eight days before your arrival.

A More Intimate Wedding Experience

Big weddings can be a stressful experience, so why not consider a more intimate affair? Destination weddings usually mean a smaller guest list, which helps with COVID worriers. The USVI is the perfect place to have a smaller, more intimate wedding with your closest family and friends. There are also professional wedding planners in the US Virgin Islands that can help you with all the details of your wedding dream. 

It’s Legal!

Worrying about getting a passport and complicated entry requirements can put a damper on any destination wedding plan. But since the USVI is a territory of the United States, there are no such worries here. Unlike many other countries, you do not need a passport to travel to the USVI, and there are very limited restrictions to entering.

Tons of Things to Do

While the wedding ceremony and reception are important, they are just a small part of what makes a destination wedding so special. The USVI offers an endless array of activities to keep everyone entertained before and after the big day. From snorkeling and scuba diving to hiking and zip-lining, there is something for everyone in the USVI.

The Food, the Food!

One of the best things about getting married in the USVI is the food. With its Caribbean influences, the USVI offers a wide variety of delicious and exotic cuisine. From fresh seafood to traditional USVI dishes, you and your guests will be spoiled for choice when it comes to dining in the USVI.

And let’s not forget the rum! The USVI is home to some of the best rum in the world, so be sure to stock up for the wedding reception.

A USVI, St. John Wedding and Incredible Accommodations

After a long day of celebrating, you and your guests will want to retire to comfortable accommodations. The Hills, a luxury villa getaway in sunny St. John, USVI offers guests the perfect place to relax and recharge. With its spacious rooms, beautiful views and attentive staff, The Hills is the perfect place to end your special day.

The Hills Wedding Venue Rentals

St. John is called Love City for good reason—there are simply tons of things to love about the island! And lush landscapes, flowering tropical plants and white sand beaches make Love City the ideal place to have your wedding.

The Hills offers a terrace and clubhouse venue rental for St. John weddings. The venue provides a stunning backdrop for your ceremony, and it is simply the epitome of romance. The clubhouse and terrace can accommodate up to 120 people and offers incredible views of the Caribbean sea and the surrounding island and islets.

You can find out more about having your wedding and reception at The Hills, St. John, by going to their tropical wedding page or by contacting them directly at 1+ 800-727-6610.

So there you have it, the top reasons to have your destination in the USVI during COVID! With its convenient location, beautiful venues, legal status and more, the USVI is an ideal destination for getting married during these uncertain times.

Where to Book Your Stay

Come stay with us at The Hills! Our luxury villas can accommodate up to 8 people and are the perfect place for you and your guests to stay during your wedding. With our spacious rooms private pools, luxurious amenities and breathtaking views, The Hills is the perfect place to relax and enjoy your time and each other in the USVI.

When it comes to finding the perfect place to stay, look no further than The Hills, St. John. We promise you won’t be disappointed! Contact us today through our website contact page to start planning your dream wedding!

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