Congratulations!

This is an exciting time for you as you begin to plan the details of your wedding celebration, and we're thrilled you are considering St. Nicholas Abbey as a part of your special day.

Built in the 1650’s, St. Nicholas Abbey is a stunning plantation set within lush vegetation, fringed by swaying sugar cane fields.  The majestic Jacobean Great House is one of just three of its kind remaining in the western hemisphere.  Surrounded by beautiful tropical gardens, it provides an enchanting backdrop for your dream wedding ceremony and reception in Barbados.

Our beautiful selection of venues are suitable for weddings of varying size; whether your dream wedding in Barbados consists of just you and your significant other, a few guests or many, you will find the right fit for your event at St. Nicholas Abbey.

Our Weddings & Events Team looks forward to learning more about your dream wedding at St. Nicholas Abbey, and working with you to make that dream a reality.  It  is  our  desire  to  accommodate  your wishes, and we will be as flexible as possible within our historical setting. Please contact our event rental coordinators to discuss your plans and ideas and to arrange a tour.

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Our Weddings & Events Team

Our Weddings & Events Team looks forward to hearing about your wedding plans!

St. Nicholas Abbey has an accredited in-house Weddings & Events Team who are happy to help you create the event of a lifetime. We’re here to answer any questions you may have regarding your event at St. Nicholas Abbey, and help make your wedding dreams a reality.  Whether it be determining the appropriate officiate, caterer or florist, we look forward to being a part of this wonderful time in your life.

Our team members have been accredited with the Wedding Planners Institute of Canada.

Camilla Warren
Camilla married Simon Warren in April 2013, hosting their reception at St. Nicholas Abbey (see images of their wedding in our Wedding Album).

The couple welcomed twin boys, Arthur and Henry, in May 2014; they are the first generation of the Warren Family to be born into the St. Nicholas Abbey legacy.

Camilla read Law and Accounting at Newcastle University and worked in London for an investment bank as well as working overseas in Switzerland and Argentina prior to settling in Barbados. She is accredited with the Wedding Planners Institute of Canada.

Heather Stoute
Heather has worked at St. Nicholas Abbey since the Warrens bought the plantation in 2006; her knowledge of the plantation is second to none, having worked as a tour guide of the property prior to becoming Operations Manager from 2006 to 2014. Heather serves as the key event coordinator; she has helped plan and execute many events at St. Nicholas Abbey, ranging from small and intimate gatherings to large formal receptions. She switches seamlessly between working directly with clients to liaising with suppliers and planners to ensure every event at St. Nicholas Abbey is a success.

Heather now works part-time as both tour guide and special events coordinator; she is accredited with the Wedding Planners Institute of Canada. Heather is married with two children and one beautiful little granddaughter.

Maureen Phillips
Maureen joined the St. Nicholas Abbey team in November 2014, bringing with her a wealth of experience in the hospitality and tourism industry from her previous position at a five-star hotel in Barbados.

Maureen has settled well into her role as Operations Manager at St. Nicholas Abbey, and has already worked on numerous weddings and private events. She applies her previous catering and event planning experience to ensure every event at St Nicholas Abbey unique and memorable. Maureen is accredited with the Wedding Planners Institute of Canada.

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Wedding Planners

Having the right Wedding Planner is key to a stress-free, happy wedding day. We'll help you find the perfect fit.

Weddings come in all shapes and sizes, and sometimes the planning requires a team of experts!

For smaller weddings (under 25 persons), a wedding planner is not typically necessary; our Events & Weddings Team will be happy to liaise with you on recommended vendors and coordination of wedding day details, including selection of canapés prepared by the St. Nicholas Abbey kitchen, priest or rabbi and the right florist for your bouquets and décor.

Once the requirements of your wedding extend beyond our existing facilities, we request that a wedding planner manage the necessary logistics. St. Nicholas Abbey works closely with a select group of experienced Wedding Planners located here in Barbados, and we recommend them with every confidence that they will make your wedding day an unforgettable experience.  Our Events & Weddings Team will be happy to coordinate with your wedding planner to ensure the event runs smoothly.

Emma Corrie Designs
Emma Corrie Designs creates effortlessly sophisticated and modestly luxurious bespoke and signature wedding celebrations with the essential style and taste that couples seek for their wedding day. The firm offers unique, high quality and personalised service for a select clientele that exceeds expectation.

Dawn-Lisa Callender-Smith
Dawn-Lisa brings her experience from the fast-paced world of Musical Theatre to event planning, fusing her theatrical training with a uniquely Caribbean state-of-mind. The end result is breathtaking events and productions that have earned her the reputation of being one of the best event planners and managers in the Caribbean. The go-to lady when you want that something extra special; Dawn-Lisa has created, designed and produced numerous events and happenings for the 'who’s who' of the Caribbean and those passing through for that extra special “top secret” occasion.

Island Bliss
Island Bliss will make your dreams of a Caribbean wedding a reality.  Headed by Jean Hill and Lisa St John, Island Bliss has rightfully earned a first-class reputation for their personalized service. Jean’s warm personality and friendliness comforts you from inception to reception, while Lisa’s personalized approach and meticulousness guarantee you a beautiful, stress-free wedding day.

Weddings by Malissa
Weddings by Malissa is one of Barbados' leading luxury event firms, specialising in wedding planning from the small and intimate to large and lavish. Established by Malissa Blackman in May 2005, the firm works with brides from around the world to create memorable weddings in paradise. 

*While St. Nicholas Abbey is selective about vendors we feature, being included in our vendor guide does not imply that St. Nicholas Abbey endorses, recommends, or favours that vendor. Vendor listings are not personal recommendations or endorsements.

St. Nicholas Abbey cannot guarantee the quality of vendors' products or their services. It's the responsibility of each user to carefully vet potential vendors to determine if they meet their personal needs. These vendors are listed as a convenience — their inclusion here is not an endorsement.

In no event will St. Nicholas Abbey be responsible for damages of any nature whatsoever resulting from the use of or reliance upon the list of featured vendors or the goods or services provided by the vendor.

St. Nicholas Abbey does not assume any liability arising out of the use of linked vendors or their products. We are not responsible for any errors or omissions, and accept no liability for incidental or consequential damages arising from using any of linked vendors or their products.

All information on this site is provided on an "as is" basis, and the user is solely responsible for his or her use of the information accessed or for any results or consequences of his or her use.

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Preferred Vendors

From florists and caterers to bands and photographers, we'll help you find the best match for your wedding day.

St. Nicholas Abbey works with a select group of vendors who have been carefully selected to ensure you receive the best quality customer service, products and overall experience.

Once your wedding has been confirmed at St. Nicholas Abbey, our Weddings & Events Team will supply you with recommendations for catering, photography, music, floral arrangements and event décor.  We will also help you find the right officiant for your ceremony, and even recommend accommodation and transportation services for you and your guests.

Our preferred partners will work with you to make your event a memorable one, designed with your personal preferences and style in mind to create the wedding of your dreams.

We do allow other vendors to be utilized, however due to the nature of our historical setting, St. Nicholas Abbey reserves the right of final approval over all arrangements.

*While St. Nicholas Abbey is selective about vendors we feature, being included in our vendor guide does not imply that St. Nicholas Abbey endorses, recommends, or favours that vendor. Vendor listings are not personal recommendations or endorsements.

St. Nicholas Abbey cannot guarantee the quality of vendors' products or their services. It's the responsibility of each user to carefully vet potential vendors to determine if they meet their personal needs. These vendors are listed as a convenience — their inclusion here is not an endorsement.

In no event will St. Nicholas Abbey be responsible for damages of any nature whatsoever resulting from the use of or reliance upon the list of featured vendors or the goods or services provided by the vendor.

St. Nicholas Abbey does not assume any liability arising out of the use of linked vendors or their products. We are not responsible for any errors or omissions, and accept no liability for incidental or consequential damages arising from using any of linked vendors or their products.

All information on this site is provided on an "as is" basis, and the user is solely responsible for his or her use of the information accessed or for any results or consequences of his or her use.

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Photography

St. Nicholas Abbey provides an unforgettable backdrop for weddings in Barbados.

The intrinsic beauty of St. Nicholas Abbey lends itself as an incredible location for your wedding & event photography. The Great House, whether bathed in natural sunlight by day or dramatically lit by night, provides a beautiful backdrop, as do the natural gardens and sugar cane fields surrounding the house. The windmill, distillery and historic buildings help create unique settings, as does the stunning gully located behind the Great House. Filled with verdant flora and fauna, as well as centuries old trees, it is unmatched in its beauty.

Cherry Tree Hill, located on the St. Nicholas Abbey plantation, has been lauded as one of the most picturesque locations in Barbados; the enchanting drive, lined with majestic Mahogany trees planted in the 1740s, culminates with a spectacular view of the island’s east coast. Verdant green valleys, the rugged Atlantic coastline and crashing waves provide a dramatic backdrop for your romantic wedding photos.

It is also possible to schedule a photography session at St. Nicholas Abbey, even if your wedding is being held elsewhere.  Subject to scheduling availability, these sessions start at US$250 for a two hour session (pending size of group; photographer not included).

*In light of our ongoing preservation efforts, no sockets may be used, and large group photography is not permitted within the Great House. Bridal portraiture may be considered by special request.

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Favours & Gifts

Our rums and other plantation-made products make unique gifts & favours.

St. Nicholas Abbey offers a delightful selection of locally made products that can be used as party favours and gifts for your guests. We offer mini glass rum bottles which can be inscribed with your names and event date or other brief inscription of your choice.

Our preserves, seasonings, rum cake and other food and craft products can also be used as favours.  We can also help create welcome baskets or thank you hampers for your guests or wedding party.

Our Weddings & Events Team will be happy to provide further detail and help you create a personalized and memorable favour for your wedding. Please contact us for more information.

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