Can I Have My Wedding In Cuba?

Beaches and beautiful tropical weather make Cuba seem like the ideal place for a wedding. But not everyone can get a marriage license in Cuba. Weddings performed for citizens of the United States visiting Cuba will not be recognized as legal marriages once the couple returns to the US.

Marriages solemnized in Cuba between foreign nationals are civil ceremonies, and the marriage will be perfectly legal for citizens of Canada and the United Kingdom. In fact, many resorts offer entire civil ceremony packages. Keep in mind that you can expect to receive marriage certificates up to four months to a year past the wedding date. This can cause problems when attempting to change names or receive marital benefits from the government.