Weddings in Kenya

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The Marriage Act, 2014 recognizes Five (5) systems of marriage, namely: Civil, Christian, Customary, Hindu, and Islamic marriages. The following documents are required to register any of the mentioned marriages.

Kenya is a beautiful country with picturesque scenery and outstanding landscapes, some of which make it the ultimate wedding destination. The country has an amazing selection of wedding venues that will suit your nuptial dreams. A wedding in the wild, for instance, gets to appreciate the beauty of nature and wildlife as you recite your vows. Beaches, on the other hand, are naturally just idyllic, with neat palm trees and a gentle breeze blowing across the white sandy beaches and sky blue ocean waters.

Lots of photographs are taken during any wedding and so it helps if the venue is picturesque. Some wedding destinations also come with the need to accommodate guests for the duration of the event. We present to you 14 best wedding destinations in Kenya that portray a touch of modern elegance and splendor for unforgettable matrimony;


Be it intimate or extravagant, traditional or unexpected, the perfect wedding starts with a perfect location. One that not only sets a beautiful backdrop for your ceremony but also fosters warmth and provides support for you, your loved ones and your guests.

Enashipai, take weddings seriously! They employ their tradition of service excellence and professional hospitality support, to ensure your Bridal shower, Rehearsal dinner, Wedding Ceremony, Reception Lunch or Dinner and Evening Party are flawless. They take pride in ensuring that they have covered all the details so that your special day is truly magical and worry-free. Thereafter, they employ the same vigor to ensure your honeymoon is relaxing and memorable. Breakfast in bed and long relaxing treatments in our VIP couples suite at the fabulous Siyara Spa are some of the surprises we have in store for you.

Wedding ground hire (less than 300pax) price: KES 200,000/-

Wedding at New Lamu Palace Hotel & Petley’s Inn – Lamu Town :

Lamu Palace is situated on the seafront overlooking Lamu Harbor. Slightly more modern than most of the other Lamu guest houses and hotels, this is a well-established hotel with self-contained rooms and hot water. Although some rooms are quite small, it is the only hotel in Lamu with air-conditioned rooms.

Its Arabic-style façade stands out on the row of buildings on the Lamu waterfront. The downstairs restaurant overlooks the street, alcohol is served here. There is a supplement charged for sea-view rooms. The hotel’s private boat ferries its guests daily to Manda beach where there is a beach bar and day beds available. Guided tours of the town are provided by the hotel free of charge.

Wedding at Hemingways Watamu :

There’s plenty of space to accommodate guests and the bride and her bridesmaids can relax in the spa while we arrange the finishing touches to the big day. The ceremony could be conducted in the shade of a whispering palm tree in our exotic gardens or barefoot on the beach. Hemingways will take care of everything from the cake to the name cards on the table. The local choir, vibrant and rhythmic, will sing you into matrimony before the Arabic dhow sails you off into the sunset, sipping champagne and toasting your new life together.

Wedding Services include:

Registrar to perform the ceremony, including fees, Marriage License, and Certificate
Specially designed canapé menus for a wedding reception
Flexible menu offerings for the ultimate wedding breakfast
Fresh flowers
Wedding Cake
Photographer / Videographer
Bridal bouquet and buttonholes
Best Man and witnesses (if required)
Church Choir (Swahili)
Dhow reception
Live band/ DJ


Fairmont The Norfolk is where “happily-ever-after” begins in grand style.

Turn once upon a time into a fairy tale ending with a world-class engagement. Celebrate your momentous day at the premier venue in town, The Colonnade. Whether your style is softly romantic, trend-setting modern or show-stopping elegance, Fairmont is the premier choice.

Whether you opt for a gourmet meal followed by dancing or a cocktail reception with innovative hors d’oeuvres, the Fairmont’s award-winning culinary team exceeds expectations. Our certified wedding specialists and valued partners offer the highest level of services to create the day of your dreams.


Whatever your plans for your wedding day, we can organize a truly unique wedding. We can arrange:

Weddings for couples alone
Weddings with parties of 100 or more
Weddings on the riverbank in the Masai Mara
Weddings on the plains in the Masai Mara
Weddings at sunset on “the deck” at Loldia House, Lake Naivasha
Weddings in Hot Air Balloons
We can arrange everything for you – the legalities, the Pastor or District Commissioner, the flowers, beautician, hairstylist, a sit-down dinner, and the honeymoon. All you have to do is let us know what you want.

For your honeymoon, our properties offer the perfect combination of privacy and luxury. Between the “top cottage” at Loldia, Governors’ Camps’ “Justus Suite”, Little Governors’ “tent 17”, “number 1” and “number 10” at Il Moran and Mfangano Island Camp’s “Victoria Suite”, we have the ultimate in honeymoon accommodation. We are also able to organize something special for your loved one – a surprise candlelit dinner in the bush, evening cocktails on Lake Victoria or Lake Naivasha – any number of things are possible.


Fairmont Mount Kenya Safari Club is the classic fairy tale destination wedding of your dreams, experience the sheer beauty of this idyllic paradise that sits at the base of the magnificent Mount Kenya, where exquisitely manicured lawns overlook tranquil ponds, a delightful rose garden with a flowing stream and an elegant Ballroom with a seating capacity for 200 guests provide a unique setting for your wedding theme. And as every couple is unique, our resort features authentic touches tailored specifically to your needs.

We recommend our quaint little chapel for smaller intimate weddings which have a seating capacity of 15 guests.

Newlyweds can indulge in our honeymoon extras with a romantic breakfast on the slopes of Mount Kenya, leisurely nature walks, horse riding or an idyllic picnic on Lake Alice where Prince William proposed to Kate Middleton.

Wedding at Diani Reef Beach Resort :

Weddings in Mombasa benefit from warm, tropical weather with exotic locations on the beach or overlooking the blue waters, providing the most romantic way to start your new life! Share your union with just each other, or all your family and friends, and choose from a variety of Kenya Weddings and event types on offer. Diani Reef Beach Resort & Spa, Mombasa, Kenya is the perfect wedding resort for the most memorable day of your life. From cake selection to the design of the perfect bridal bouquet, we create the dream beach wedding for you. We also offer on-site, professional salon and spa services.

Wedding at Voyager Beach Resort :

You can take your vows on the beach, the artificial rooftop beach, in the gardens or even on the reef. We will also help you dress like a local Swahili bride with intricate henna patterns or a Maasai bride with beaded finery. Our make-up artists from the Lighthouse Beauty Salon will be on hand to make you the most beautiful bride or dashing groom on your wedding day. Your every wish is ours to make your wedding a wonderful day and to mark the occasion, you plant an indigenous tree marked with a nametag in the garden.

Wedding at Tafaria Castle and Country Lodge :
At some point in your wedding planning process, you have probably entertained the idea of having a destination Castle wedding – after all, who doesn’t get excited at the prospect of going somewhere gorgeous and unique to exchange vows? Here are some 10 fantastic reasons why you should take your big day out in the countryside – at Tafaria Castle

1. SAY “I DO” SOMEWHERE DIFFERENT! For a day or two, Tafaria Castle will belong to you and your guests – so you can plan and enjoy your special day with total privacy and freedom (just like home) and with all the countryside tranquility – away from hassle…

2. NOT YOUR USUAL SPOT: stand out. Lots of us marry every year but how many of us do a Castle wedding? Look at it this way: Wed here, and you won’t have to choose from the same old hometown spots all your friends have booked… own the Tafaria Castle for a day and be different – it is enchanting. 3. IT’S EASIER. Organizing a wedding can be a nightmare. Tafaria Castle makes it easier for you – a naturally beautiful destination, that will give you full catering and accommodation. We further support you by giving you free use of the chariot with our two adorable horses & the Lord’s Room. It’ easier than you thought…

4. SAVE ON DECOR. With Tafaria Castle and our stunning setting (the Castle in the countryside next to the Aberdare ranges, facing Mt Kenya and Laikipia plains), you’ll be more than covered with a few simple florals and other modest accents either at our open-air roman type amphitheater or the ballroom or anywhere on our vast grounds – the backdrops are right and no hassle with furniture…

5. ENJOY QUALITY TIME WITH LOVED ONES. If you wish you can make your wedding at Tafaria Castle a couple of nights – it means, now that you will have gotten your nearest & dearest together, you can spend quality time with them! Hooray!

6. A PHOTO-SHOOT FOR THE CHOSEN FEW. Come to Tafaria for your big I Do and other than a fairy tale Castle wedding complete with a horse-drawn chariot – you have a rare and a unique opportunity for an amazing photoshoot at the Aberdare park next door. How many can brag of a wedding photo session next to the Satima peak?

7. GIVE YOUR GUESTS A PERFECT REASON TO GET AWAY. Rarely do we slow down and get away unless of course, it’s the usual public holidays when most destinations are expensive and crowded. Take advantage of low rates at the Castle: downtime – to kick back, connect and celebrate without thinking of rushing back home with friend and family. And what’s more fun than that? Keep it simple and have lots of fun affordably…

8. PEACE OF MIND to work your budget right! You’ll be at Tafaria Castle for a few days which gives you time to work with your vendors to see how you can trim costs without losing the fun. Wed any day of the week: wed on a Friday, a Sunday or even a Tuesday – what does the day of the week matter in the countryside… plan peacefully and focus your budgets on what you will enjoy the most…

9. START YOUR HONEYMOON EARLY. Just arriving at Tafaria Castle is sure to put you in a relaxed mood as the pre-wedding festivities begin. We shall offer automatic upgrades and on your wedding night, free use of the Lord’s Room to kick off your honeymoon & further extend a discount to a minimoon at a reduced rate after the guests have gone home! Imagine that…

10. TAFARIA CASTLE – a location you have been dreaming of visiting… Make the visit special and memorable – It will have a special meaning to you and we are happy to share our story with you…

Wedding at Luxury Country House – Mukima House, Nanyuki

Superbly situated beneath the snow-capped spires of Mount Kenya, overlooking its dam, enveloped in velvet lawns and on its conservancy, Mukima House is the epitome of a gracious wedding and honeymoon venue. It boasts broad stone terraces, plump beds of lavender, a galleried staircase, a baronial reception area, a suite of reception rooms and its mini spa. It also offers a palatial honeymoon suite (with a log fire, Edwardian claw-foot bathtubs and ‘his and hers’ pre- or post-wedding massage), and a choice of at least ten venues for the actual ceremony. Choose from by the dam (arrival by boat or helicopter optional), on the lawns, in the central courtyard, on the terrace, by the oval swimming pool, under a passionflower bower, in the estate grasslands or against a background of elephants that await just a short drive down the road.

The house is fully equipped to host small weddings, already owning a dance floor, tables, chairs and table settings for 150 people. Catering can be in house or arranged with trusted and tried local caterers. Music, flowers and other party requirements can be arranged through Mukima House, using only the best service providers. Additional luxury tents can be erected on-site for larger parties, both marquees, and overnight guests.