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Destination weddings in Mauritius

Mauritius is the perfect choice for a large destination wedding with all your family and friends. This paradise island boasts some of the world’s best beaches, luxury hotels and incredible scenery. It is also one of the most multi-cultural countries in the world. India, China, Africa and Europe – you’ll find (almost) the whole world represented on our little ‘continent island’. Mauritians are proud to live harmoniously and celebrate all religions and ethnicities, and this is reflected in the choice of wedding styles and ceremonies available. Mauritius is the ultimate destination for your big day.

Reasons to choose Mauritius for a destination wedding

Direct flights from across the globe
Mauritius is easy to reach with direct flights from all over the world. You can fly direct from cities including:

  • Mumbai
  • London
  • Paris
  • Johannesburg
  • Perth
  • Dubai
  • Kuala Lumpur

Mauritius is a central location if you have family all over the world. If you are a wedding party travelling from India, Air Mauritius and Vistara both fly direct to Mauritius from Mumbai in just six hours, meaning you’ll be on the island sipping a cool drink before you know it.


Venues for large wedding parties

The island offers intimate weddings for two to large weddings catering for hundreds of guests. If you are hosting a large wedding, there are a choice of wedding venues including taking over a whole hotel for your wedding, a hotel function room, historic mansions, an independent conference facility on the island or a multi-purpose centre with state-of-the-art equipment. If you are looking for a smaller wedding, you could choose a beach wedding or a ceremony in a hotel’s tropical gardens. There’s also the option of getting married on a deserted island. Mauritius is home to some truly cinematic scenery and venues for your once-in-a-lifetime wedding.


Take over a whole hotel

Taking over a whole hotel for your wedding party is possible. From boutique small hotels to large big-named luxury retreats, all of your friends and family can relax and celebrate in one place. Spend time around the pool or on the soft sand beach, catch up at beautiful bars, dine by candlelight and party together under the stars. Destination weddings last longer, meaning more special memories when you are ready to head home as newlyweds.


Experienced wedding planners and suppliers

Most hotels have their own experienced wedding coordinator or wedding planner who can take care of every last detail of your big day, from music to make-up. Local wedding suppliers are also very experienced and award-winning talent in Mauritius includes photographers. Local suppliers include pyrotechnics for fabulous fireworks displays, hairdressers, make-up artists, mehndi artists, bands, Mauritian dancers, DJs, traditional musicians, videographers and limousine services. Your wedding planner can arrange all this and more to take your day from super to sensational.


Transport for your wedding guests

Experienced Destination Management Companies (DMCs) in Mauritius can take care of all the transportation for your wedding guests. They can arrange private cars, minibus hire or coach travel, taking you and your guests from the airport to your accommodation. DMC companies can also arrange travel around the island if guests would like to explore Mauritius during their stay.


Special offers and rates

Large wedding parties can often negotiate preferential flight rates, specific cabin seats at no extra charge, custom headrest covers in the aircraft (additional cost), dedicated ticket counters, as well as flight check-in completed at the hotel. Many hotels offer wedding and honeymoon packages and special rates for large groups, so talk to the hotel directly, your local tour operator or travel agent.


When is the best time to get married in Mauritius?

Mauritius is warm all year round and you can find out the best time to visit with our weather in Mauritius guide. For outdoor weddings, the chance of rain increases during the summer months of January to March.


World-class cuisine

Food is a crucial element of your wedding day and our hotels in Mauritius, and local caterers, are used to dealing with large wedding parties. Whether you’d prefer a buffet or a formal sit-down dinner, fine-dining or more traditional fayre, expect all your dietary preferences, cultural and religious requirements to be met in Mauritius, including vegetarian, vegan, Jain or halal.


Stay for your honeymoon

As well as being a top choice for destination weddings, Mauritius is also one of the world’s best honeymoon locations. Romance practically oozes from this laid-back island, with world-class hotels, white-sand beaches, stunning viewpoints, National Parks and spectacular waterfalls to enjoy together. From couples’ spa treatments to private pool villas, sunset meals on the beach or private catamaran cruises, in Mauritius, the fun is far from finished once the ceremony ends.


Explore Mauritius together

While your wedding is certain to be the highlight of your trip to Mauritius, there’s so much to see and do on the island. Your guests can take a helicopter ride over the ‘underwater waterfall’, hike through national parks, kitesurf, dive, shop and explore historical chateaus and homes. Sacred religious places on the island include Ganga Talao (also known as Grand Bassin), a sacred Hindu temple complex situated in a secluded mountain lake. If you want to get some of your wedding party together for an activity, you could organise a catamaran or yacht cruise at sunset, a golf day or gala dinner.


Good to know

If you’re having a religious wedding in Mauritius, it’s good to be fully apprised of the legalities so you can avoid any unnecessary stress. Brides and grooms working with a wedding planner will receive help with all aspects of this, but we’ve listed some of the important things to know below.

Original documentation must be produced on the wedding day
Documents not in English must be translated into English and duly stamped
Religious wedding ceremonies can only take place between Monday and Friday, and are subject to the availability of the registrar. Ceremonies of this kind cannot take place on public holidays
Couples need to be on the island for three working days prior to the ceremony. Note that most hotels require a minimum stay of seven nights
Before the big day, a visit to Port Louis will be arranged to sign affidavits

Find out more about weddings in Mauritius.