Virgin Island National Park
Looking for your St John Beach wedding in the US Virgin Islands? You have come to the right place. Let Anne Marie guide you to find the perfect spot for your beach wedding.
The 25 Best Island Beaches in the World | Condé Nast Traveler
For our 33rd annual Readers’ Choice Awards survey—yes, more than three decades—our readers leaned in heavily into nostalgia. With travel largely on pause this year, it seems what they may have missed most was a coveted beach vacation where they could get away from it all. Whether you’re looking for a calm stretch of sand in the Caribbean or a family-friendly resort in the middle of the Indian Ocean, there are enough options out there to suit every type of traveler. Here are the best island beaches in the world, the ones that Condé Nast Traveler readers thought about this year—and can’t wait to return to.
Trunk Bay sits in the northwestern corner of the Virgin Islands National Park (it was donated to the park service by Laurence S. Rockefeller more than 50 years ago). Calm, clear water and a 225-yard-long underwater trail for snorkeling are big draws, as are hiking trails up and into the surrounding greenery, filled with the ruins of historic sugar cane plantations.
Where to stay: St. John has had a long road to recovery from the hurricanes of 2017, but the good news is that the National Park is back in full bloom, its beaches are in perfect shape, Cruz Bay is bustling with shops and restaurants, and The Westin St. John Resort Villas is finally back in operation, offering accommodations from studios to three-bedroom villas.
– Condé Nast Traveler 2021
“Getting married on a beautiful beach, just the two of us, was our dream and you helped make that dream come true!”
Donna & Larry Heald
Santa Rosa California
“Thank you for making our moment in the sand and sun better than we could have imagined.”
Cape Fair, Mo
“We can’t thank you enough for our absolutely perfect wedding on the beautiful Trunk Bay Beach. It fit our desire for an understated, private and heartfelt ceremony with the sand, sea, and sky as our witnesses.”
Jan & Rob
Blue Glass Photography
“From the beach at Hawksnest to the lovely words you spoke and most of all, for making our little angel, Michael, part of the ceremony, we thank you.”
Michael & Tracy Harraschak
Package price $500
Your Caribbean beach wedding on St. John, US Virgin Islands, can be inexpensive, easy, and personalized. Keep it simple! Anne Marie will create a wedding ceremony for just the two of you. You can be barefoot on a pristine National Park beach with crystal clear turquoise water lapping at your feet. St. John beaches are all protected by the US Virgin Islands National Park so there are no hotels built on them. Anne Marie has a permit to use all of the marvelous beaches so you can get married on the beach of your choice.
“Thank you, Anne Marie, for making our wedding exactly what we wanted it to be.”
Dianne & Rick Leggaate
“Everyone had said you are “THE BEST” and now we understand what they meant. We were definitely blessed to have you marry us.”
Allison & Steve
“St John is truly a magical island! And you are a magical woman. Thank you, Anne Marie.”
Dianne & Rick Leggaate
Everyone has been very happy with Anne Marie as their Virgin Island wedding planner and officiate, and delighted with St. John as their beach wedding location. What people are Saying about Anne Marie Please phone Anne Marie now and she will answer all of your questions, help you with your beach wedding plans and share her knowledge of the island as a 33-year resident. 340-626-4658
Our beaches are big…bring everybody!
As a result, you can have all the elegance of a stateside wedding, without the stress, (no family politics or unrealistic expectations). Wear your fabulous formal wedding gown with veil and train (looks enchanting with the ocean in the background). The point is, you will be focused on each other rather than trying to please everyone else. We have excellent photographers and videographers to record the wedding experience that you can share with family and friends upon your return home. Have a small party or huge reception when you go home, show the wedding video, and see how many people say to you, “I wish we had done it that way.”
Information on Beach Weddings
- BAREFOOT beach weddings on St John are so popular because they are:
- EASY (Just meet Anne Marie on the beach and she’ll marry you)
- REASONABLY PRICED ($500)
- LEGAL (Anne Marie files your certificate of marriage and will mail you 2 certified copies)
Getting married or having your commitment ceremony in St John Virgin Islands is a relaxed, inexpensive, meaningful way to have your wedding.
“Our wedding in St. John was absolutely wonderful! Your ceremony was intimate, touching, and inspiring. It will forever remain the most beautiful day in our lives.”
Mark & Aleta Stevens
“Anne Marie, thank you for making our wedding such a beautiful time. I could not have dreamt of a more enchanting wedding, and your participation just made it all more magical. Thank you for helping make my dream wedding come true!”
Jeannie & Scott Benfield
Especially relevant, Anne Marie, St John’s Barefoot Minister, is a multi-denominational, interfaith wedding officiate. She is famous for creating the type of ceremony that is appropriate for each couple. The perfect way to move into the next phase of your relationship is barefoot on St. John beaches with Anne Marie.
“This beachside ceremony was performed by Anne Marie, a priestess, a woman of the earth, who spoke of sea turtles and other Virgin Islands creatures…it was the perfect moment.”
Modern Bride New York
The $500 fee includes unlimited consultations, and wedding ceremony at the beach of your choice, and 2 certified copies of your certificate of marriage.