Why St. John?
Your destination wedding should be the most beautiful and unforgettable experience you will ever share. What could be more romantic than officially beginning your lives together on one of the most gorgeous Caribbean islands, St. John?
St. John offers everything your family, friends, — and especially you — can imagine for your unique destination wedding.
St. John's main industry is tourism, and there is plenty to do despite its small size — just 20 square miles. St. John has the right balance of quaintness, yet it is also upscale.
Voted #1 best Caribbean island by the Travels Choice Awards in 2013, St John is the perfect wedding destination. Whether planning a wedding for just the two of you or the ultimate family wedding, St John's vibrant Caribbean colors, breathtaking views, and unique island ambiance is guaranteed to win your hearts!
- Location, Location, Location
Two-thirds of St. John is designated as a U.S. National Park…
…St. John is the most undeveloped, easygoing, and serene of the three major US Virgin Islands. Nearby St. Thomas Island has the airport, so arriving on St. John is by ferry service from St. Thomas. We are also very close to the British Virgin Islands, so St. John day trips easily include the "BVI."
- St. John Accommodations
Upscale Resorts, Luxury Villas, Small Inns, & Condos
There are a few major resorts on St John, thus our numerous white sand beaches are unspoiled by large hotels or development, and that makes our island perfect for beach weddings.
Everyone will be pleased with the accommodations available on St. John, with choices of very upscale resorts and luxury villas to small inns and condos, making it great for small or large destination weddings. Let us assist you and your guests with recommendations and reservations for your stay on St John.
- St. John Activities and Things to Do
Luxury and Adventure on St John
Sailing, diving, parasailing, boating, hiking, shopping, paddle boarding, fishing, island touring, horseback riding, kayaking, or just relaxing on one of our many beautiful beaches, St. John has a unique blend of luxury and adventure for guests of all ages. Let us recommend and arrange activities for you and your guests.
- Wedding Gifts & Favors
Destination Wedding Welcome Gifts, Unique Wedding Gifts, Bridesmaids Gifts, Beach Wedding Favors, & More
St. John shopping is as varied as it is unique. You will find many of our shops feature local artisans, pottery, glasswork, hand painted clothing, totes, teas, coffees, spices, guidebooks, and of course fine jewelers with beautiful, custom-made engagement and wedding rings. If you are looking for a distinctive Bridesmaid gift, special island wedding reception favors, or unique destination wedding welcome gifts, we can help you with ideas and coordinate delivery.
- Island and Beach Wedding Attire
What to Wear to a St. John Wedding and Other Days on Island
We have seen every type of beach wedding dress, ranging from short and simple, to wedding gowns. There is no typical island wedding dress! For the men, a white linen shirt and khaki shorts, to a full tuxedo — Anything goes!
Wedding guests should wear cool and breathable clothing. Cotton and linen fabrics offer the most comfortable beach wedding attire. Flip flops, open-toed sandals, or no shoes at all usually work best.
Around St. John during the day or night, shorts or skirts with a cool top and flip flops are fine in town. (Local customs frown on just bathing suits off the beach).
- Personal Preferences — St. John Salons and Spas
We know those final touches are really important.
Allow us to give you recommendations and reservations for Beauty Salons and/or Day Spas for your perfect wedding hair designs, manicure and pedicure, or that all important massage for you, your Bridal party, or friends while on the island.
Some of our recommended Salons & Spas:
- Drift Away Day Spa — (340) 775-2700
- Grapevine Salon and Spa — (340) 693-9040
- The Beauty Lounge Salon and Spa — (340) 776-0774
- St John VI Info — General
NO PASSPORTS REQUIRED IN THE USVI
St. John, U.S. Virgin Islands is an American Territory and therefore operates under the laws of the United States Government. If you are a U.S. Citizen, you do not need a passport to enter or return to the United States. If you plan on visiting the British Virgin Islands while on St. John, you will need a valid passport to re-enter the U.S. Virgin Islands.
Come see how hassle-free a St. John wedding can be!
- Population: 4,197
- Size: 20 square miles
- 7 miles long and 3 miles wide
- Highest Point: 1,277 - Bordeaux Mountain