Kenya coastline for a destination wedding with turquoise Indian ocean, and white sand beaches.

All you need to know before Planning Kenya Coast Beach & Safari Wedding

WEDDING IN KENYA COAST

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Are you planning to get married in Kenya Coast? We collected the best information that you can find to help you plan your dream Kenya Wedding!

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WHY WOULD YOU WANT TO GET MARRIED IN KENYA?

This wedding guide gives you a quick help of everything you may need to know if you have never been in Kenya Coast. Scroll down and learn all you need to know about your future wedding day.

There are many reasons why Kenya Coast should be one of the top destination locations for your tropical wedding.

Diani Beach, Mombasa, Vipingo, Watamu, Malindi, and Lamu is a famous seaside on the Kenyan Coast that gives you breathtaking sceneries of the Indian Ocean combined with a Safari vibe. You can find beautiful cliffs and rivers, private villas, and luxury resorts with the romantic ambiance of the traditional Swahili style.

Kenya Coast small towns are perfect for a destination wedding: you can see it all in half a day! Small shops, local houses tumbling down the beachside, ancient structures on the Kenya coastline will make you fall in love with this dream destination location. If you are looking for a unique “beach & bush” feeling on your wedding day, then Kenyan Coast will be just the right choice for your big day.

The Best Wedding Venues Kenya Coast

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WEDDING VENUE
SWAHILI BEACH RESORT
LUXURY DIANI BEACH, KENYA

Swahili Beach Resort offers an air of sophistication unseen on the Kenyan coast. Swahili Beach was designed with a state-of-the-art vibe to ensure minimum ecological impact while delivering unparalleled comfort to its guests. It was built as the confluence of raw culture and modern style. Swahili Beach is the signature stopover for modern destination wedding couples seeking roots in the days of old and a foothold on contemporary luxury. Immerse yourself in a world of rich culture, and celebrate your wedding in Kenya in the best place possible.



WEDDING VENUE
LEOPARD BEACH RESORT
LUXURY DIANI BEACH, KENYA

Leopard Beach is a 5-star Resort that gives you a unique wedding experience. Whether you dream of a destination African wedding or a modern ceremony, your wedding day will be planned with perfection here. Enjoy the serenity of the elegantly designed setting while overlooking the Indian Ocean view. Leopard Beach luxury resort sits cliffside and offers boat rides, camels, and Maasai dance for your wedding. If you value private moments on your wedding day, then this astonishing resort in Diani Beach is a perfect choice for you.



WEDDING VENUE
MAJI BOUTIQUE HOTEL
LUXURY DIANI BEACH, KENYA

The Maji Beach is a stunning boutique hotel is a marvellous wedding venue and multi-award-winning location in Diani beach. With 15 unique and individually designed rooms and suites, you can host a small and intimate wedding for up to 30 guests. With decor beautifully blends the old and the new, built with local natural materials, Swahili antiques, mixed with original handicrafts and a modern African vibe gives the property a fascinating taste of Africa. As the sun sets, the twinkling lights of Maji Beach will charm you and your guests at your evening wedding reception.


WEDDING VENUE
SERENA BEACH RESORT
LUXURY MOMBASA, KENYA

Serena Beach is a stunning luxury resort in the heart of Mombasa, Kenya. Wrapped by the white sands and sparkling Indian Ocean waters, the venue offers the best experience for destination wedding couples seeking calmness and relaxation, but still being in the center of the action. Detailed Swahili carvings, Arabian lanterns, the timeless charm of a 13th-century village, and a Persian water garden, create one of the most romantic venues in Kenya Coast. Serena Beach Resort is known to have the best wedding planning team and is ready to design a celebration that you will cherish forever.

WEDDING VENUE
MEDINA PALMS VILLAS
LUXURY WATAMU, KENYA

Medina Palms Villas is a beautiful wedding venue with an Indian Ocean and bougainvillea scents. This charming place sits right in the center of Watamu and offers a courtyard, a main garden, and a beach garden with a breathtaking view. Medina Palms is perfect for capturing your wedding pictures as Watamu Beach is just a few steps away. Medina Palms venue offers you a fairytale-like background, and Arabesque-style villas, one of the best in Kenya's coastline. If you looking for an impressive resort with luxury accommodation for your destination Kenya Coast wedding, this is the ultimate in beachfront comfort and style, with all the luxury decorations.



WEDDING VENUE
DIAMONDS DREAM OF AFRICA
LUXURY MALINDI RESORT

If you are looking for a distinguishing Kenyan coast-style atmosphere, traditional decor, and local artwork, then Diamonds Dream of Africa luxury resort might be your perfect Malindi, Kenyan wedding venue. Being a part of Small Luxury Hotels of the World hotel chain Diamonds Dream of Africa blends in with the exotic style of the Indo-Arab buildings to offer you a fascinating charm. Listen to the sound of the wind, enjoy the music of the waves, and let your heart dance in silence: your dream destination venue is here. This dream place guarantees you picture-perfect views of the Indian Ocean. Perfect for elopements, or big weddings and will leave your guests speechless.



WEDDING VENUE
BILLIONAIRE RESORT
LUXURY MALINDI RETREAT

Surrounded by the serene azure waters of the Indian Ocean discover a real gem, the Billionaire Resort & Retreat Malindi destination wedding venue on Kenya Coast. An elegant and sophisticated background combines the highest standards of service with the tranquil essence of the East African coast in a resort like no other, best for wedding celebrations. A Billionaire Retreat is one of the most luxurious beach wedding venues in Kenya. This history of high-profile events makes this place perfect for your destination wedding. Billionaire Resort & Retreat can comfortably accommodate weddings of up to 60 guests on the beach and for a reception in Lion in the Sun.



WEDDING VENUE
THE MAJLIS RESORT
LUXURY LAMU HOTEL

Idyllic, luxurious, stylish, unique... all this about The Majlis, a magnificent beach hotel on Manda Island in the Lamu archipelago, off Kenya’s Northern Coast. It is one of the unique luxury resorts in Kenya. With a great beachfront location and dazzling views over the bay and Lamu Island, it offers the ideal venue for barefoot luxury weddings in Kenya. The boutique hotel can host up to 70 wedding guests in deluxe rooms and villas. The decor of The Majlis Resort is presented in timelessly elegant Lamu Island style. The Majlis restaurant is known for its finest cuisine. If you love luxury, history, and art then this unique wedding venue will make your dreams come true.



WHAT DO YOU NEED TO GET MARRIED IN KENYA COAST?

Getting married at the Kenya Coast can be a bit tricky, but is is definitely worth the effort! You better start collecting all of these things now before you arrive in Kenya!

Create a visitors E-citizen account. https://www.ecitizen.go.ke

Fill an online application form

Attach:

  • Copies of valid Passports
  • Copies of Birth Certificates
  • 1 Coloured passport-size photo
  • Proof of no other existing marriage
  • Air ticket and visa

After submission of the application, both parties are required to book an appointment on the online platform and appear before the Registrar for submission of original documents and interview. Upon successful completion of the interview, parties are required to pay a fee for the wedding will be conducted at a venue outside of the Registrar’s office. Parties to book the date of solemnization of marriage upon payment. If you use assistance from a Kenyan Tour Operator/Agent, only TRA Licenced Agents are allowed to assist. Ensure you check the license if you are not sure. www.tra.go.ke

SUMMER
THE BEST TIME FOR GOOD WEATHER AND SAFARI

One of the best times to visit Kenya is from July to September, during the country's dry season. If you planning to have a destination Kenya wedding and combine this journey with the following Safari trip, Summer is the best time. The Masai Mara National Reserve offers great wildlife which also coincides with the Great Migration of wildebeest and zebra. You can get a direct flight from Diani beach, Mombasa and Malindi. Kenyan Coastline is great for Safari, with a great variety of luxury lodges and camps, consider Tsavo and Amboseli National Parks.

WINTER
THE BEST TIME FOR WARM WEATHER
Kenya is known for its hot and dry winters. Fortunately, the Indian Ocean breezes make hot temperatures super enjoyable. Temperatures can climb up to 32°C, but usually cool down to around 29°C during the night. If you love sunny and warm weather, then you should definitively choose a winter wedding on Kenya Coast. Rain showers are usually rare during this season and are quite welcome as they cool down the winter heat for a couple of hours.
SPRING & AUTUMN
THE BEST TIME FOR GOOD RATES
If you are having trouble with hot weather during Kenya's winter, then you should consider planning your wedding on Kenya Coast during early spring or early autumn. Autumn in Kenya is known for its mild weather and the water of the Indian Ocean is warm and perfect for swimming. Kenya experiences two rainy seasons: March to May is considered the time of the “long rains,” and “short rains” happen from November to December, so make sure to book a venue with an indoor option.

How much does it cost to get married in Kenya?

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One of the most asked questions by couples that are planning weddings in Kenya is the costs! There really is no honest answer to that as it also depends on what your perfect day should look like! The right question should be how much you really want to spend to make your wedding unforgettable. No matter what your answer is, you can make your wedding special. Do you have questions about the costs of wedding photography? Are you in love with the idea of a destination wedding in Kenya?

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Are you planning to get married in Kenya Coast? We collected the best information that you can find to help you plan your dream Kenya Wedding!
Are you planning to get married in Kenya Coast? We collected the best information that you can find to help you plan your dream Kenya Wedding!

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