Of course having a beach wedding in Mozambique is a great idea! Think of a beautiful white bedouin tent pitched on the shores of the Indian Ocean and an arch of palm leaves for you to take your vows. There are very few more romantic settings than that.
But before we get carried away lets consider a few realities of planning a wedding to Mozambique in 2019. We have done loads, so know the challenges and questions you need to ask yourself to streamline your planning. Most of our weddings are for South African brides who often have some budget realities they need to deal with. Getting there for your wedding party can be expensive if all fly, so obviously a drive in option for some of your guests helps alleviate this. So in most cases some guests fly in and others drive, and this obviously is to a wedding venue in Southern Mozambique based on drive times and distances.
This leaves the options of Maputo, Bilene and as far as Inhambane as easily accessible destinations for your Mozambique wedding for self drive guests. Tofo and the Barra Peninsula have some good value accommodation providers with well priced venues on the beach to chose from. Before you get in touch with us please think through the following so we can assist you more effectively:
- obvious questions like how many guests, dates,what you can spend on the reception and what will be included and paid for by the bridal party – we have to know your budget to quote on anything meaningful!
- will guests be paying for their own accommodation – if so what standard of accommodation will they require
- will guest/ bridal party fly in or drive in
- who co ordinates guests accommodation as this can easily end up a bit messy with many people involved
- additional services like photographer, flowers, music etc and how much you wish to spend on this
- try be clear on all of this before you get in touch
Over the years we have also done a number of very small and intimate ceremony’s for just the bridal couple and maybe a few friends. It may just be a renewal of vows or making that commitment in front of your special friends and family, or just the two of you. For this kind of Mozambique wedding option we have a number of very quirky and special remote places that are perfect, and our special secrets!
So whether you prefer the sound of getting married on a beautiful sandy beach, in the old catholic church on Ibo Island or in a stunning lodge, we can help you plan your perfect day! We are geared to hosting Mozambique weddings and have some fabulous ideas in terms of setting the scene on the beach, themed dinners, and activities for your guests.
Some of our favorite wedding venues are:
- Ibo Island Lodge
- Bahia Mar
- Massinga Beach Lodge
- Azura Retreats Benguerra Lodge
- & Beyond Benguerra Island Lodge
- White Pearl Resorts at Ponta Mamoli
Mozambique Lodge Weddings
Mozambique with its pristine beaches, romantic atmosphere and tropical climate, is the perfect host for a wedding. Ibo Island has been lost in time for a thousand years and the ruins and forts bring an incredible atmosphere. The accommodation on Benguerra Island at Azura Retreats and & Beyond offer five star venues and villas right on the beach.
Massinga Beach Lodge is just north of Inhambane and can handle a large group in style. White Pearl Resorts rates as the top wedding accommodation at Ponta Mamoli in the south. And, with the new tar road linking Kosi Bay and Maputo – its really easy to drive to. So give this one some thought as all your guests can drive in from South Africa for an incredible wedding at White Pearl Mozambique.
Five Star Weddings in Mozambique:
So for those of you looking for something really unique and special and where budget allows a real spoil – call either Kevin or Fiona on our numbers below and we will rock your world with a luxury wedding to Mozambique and the islands of Bazaruto or the Quirimbas. Depending on numbers we will chose the correct property for your requirements and then go into the smallest detail on how we provide a five star wedding for you. we have done this a number of times and can assure you we will provide service and venues second to none. One of us will step on board as a planner and make this dream come true. We would strongly recommend Azura Benguerra Island as our first choice. The bridal couple can be styling in the Presidential Villa and there is ample other villa accommodation available for other guests.
Your dream Mozambique wedding can now be a reality by just the click of your mouse!
Just one last thing to remember. Foreigners are not able to legally wed in Mozambique, so get the paperwork and formalities done in your country of origin. We can however arrange priests to conduct the ceremony should you so wish, and in many cases a head guide or lodge manager reads the vows. And we don’t shy away from gay couple weddings either. We would love to host you all on this special day and your Mozambique wedding!