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Castaway Weddings

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2022 Wedding Awards Winner
Rating 5.0 out of 5
4 reviews
Price from £2,000

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2022 Wedding Awards Winner
Price from £2,000

Castaway Weddings is a destination wedding planning company located on the island of Zanzibar in Tanzania. Serving couples all across the UK, this boutique specializes in coordinating the dreamy and exotic wedding of your wildest dreams. Owner Pamela Matthews moved to Zanzibar more than 10 years ago and hosted her own nuptials there. She has over 20 years of experience as an event organizer and has deep connections and ties with local suppliers. This means that she will be a trusted expert on the ground as you make arrangements from the UK. Pamela and her team will take the stress out of your celebration and help you feel like a guest at your own occasion.

Services Offered

Castaway Weddings offers full-service, partial planning, and day-of coordination packages. However, their bread and butter are professional couples who don't have the time to put in 300-plus hours of wedding planning. The creative team knows that a destination wedding on Zanzibar is more than just a celebration, but also a honeymoon for you and a holiday for your guests. They can recommend venues ranging from yachts to beachfront properties and make all the travel arrangements for you and your loved ones.

Frequently Asked Questions

Africa:

Egypt
Kenya
Morocco
South Africa

Asia:

Maldives

Caribbean:

Bahamas

Europe:

Italy

Latin America:

Mexico

North America:

Hawaii

Oceania:

Fiji

Services:

Full Planning Service
On-the-day Coordination
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    Emily P. Married on 13/12/2021
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    The Perfect Day

    It was such an amazing day. I can’t believe how perfect it all was. It was so beautiful. All the extra little touches were so sweet, unexpected and we loved it so much. Planning a destination wedding is not an easy task, but it felt effortless with Pamela’s support, professionalism, and care. It was the most stress free experience I’ve ever had and honestly I wish I could do it over and over again. Thank you to Pamela and team for making our pop up wedding dreams come true!
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    Ingrid B. Married on 19/07/2021
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    Style, Creativity and Peace of Mind

    We want to take a moment to share what an amazing experience we had creating our wedding with Pamela and the Castaway Team.

    From the very first meeting we felt so good about getting started...Pamela listened to our ideas and quickly drafted up a proposal to present back what we desired. From decorations attuned to our Pintrest page, to the perfect music, to supporting us in planning food & beverage with the venue, to, yes, making our shisha lounge dream a reality-- every detail was planned and executed to the tee. With all vendor communication handled by Castaway you get to work with one focal point making your life so much easier.
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    Pamela lifted any burdens we had during the planning process with her calm and organized way of being. The whole Castaway team are amazing professionals and all the vendors they recommended us to where fabulous. When the day finally arrived we felt calm, happy and ready to enjoy!
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    My advice...don't go it alone in Zanzibar when there are people this skilled available to make your wedding day beautiful.
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    With gratitude,

    Ingrid & Charlie

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    Kristin D. Married on 12/07/2019
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    The perfect experience!

    A great big THANK YOU! ❤ We first found @castawayweddings / Pamela on Instagram about 1,5 year prior to our wedding, July 12th. We started talking, and quickly learned that she's highly professional and simply amazing at what she does!

    She managed everything for us; the venue search, decor, flowers, meetings with the hotel/venue, DJ, photographer, hairdresser, every single supplier. She also managed our entire budget, making sure everything went according to plan and with complete transparency. We always felt like Pamela / @castawayweddings had our best interest at heart, and she thought of so many details, e.j. concerning schedule, the tide, table settings, flowers to be put aside for the bridesmaids, and during the wedding day the team was there from early morning until the party ended. The next day it was impossible to tell that a wedding party had taken place! As a bride it was truly amazing not having to worry about a single think apart from saying "I do!" ❤

    When getting married in Zanzibar a wedding planner is a must! This wedding would never have happened without the team from @castawayweddings. The hotel changed owners in the prosess, and without Pamela's assistance it would all have seemed impossible. Thank you Pamela for great advice along the way, with you managing everything we were always confident it would work out!

    Pamela promised us a dedicated wedding planner, and that's exactly what we got (and more!). Thank you Pamela for going above and beyond to make our dream wedding come true, and for being amazing every step of the way. We love your energy! ❤

    Lots of love,

    Kristin&Isak.
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    Liz W. Married on 02/09/2018
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    Couldn't recommend Castaway Weddings more!

    I give my highest recommendation working with Castaway Weddings! With my husband living in Tokyo and myself in Paris, I anticipated planning a 130-person wedding in Zanzibar to be difficult; however, working with Pamela made the whole planning process feel fun, easy, and not even for a second, stressful.

    Pamela could not have been a better communicator throughout the whole 10-month wedding planning process - she was incredibly detailed-oriented, always quick to respond, and one step ahead in organization. We exchanged regular weekly emails and scheduled a phone call, when needed, to make sure we were always on the same page.

    I had a very clear image in my head of exactly what I envisioned for my three day wedding event and Pamela went out of her way to ensure every small detail was turned into a reality. She is an excellent problem-solver - whenever a small issue would arise when coordinating with the hotel we were hosting the events at, she always had a solution in mind to quickly fix anything. Her clear connection to Zanzibar and her knowledge of so many different vendors on the island made it so easy to be able to choose exactly what we wanted for each of the different events.

    I always felt like Pamela presented us with the fairest prices for all of her services, which allowed for a trusting relationship to be formed from the start.

    Beyond all of these amazing qualities about Pamela that make her a superb wedding planner, her calm and friendly demeanor make her absolute joy to work with. With our guests coming from all over the world - Lebanon, Japan, France, and the US, everyone was so amazed by how incredibly organized and creatively executed each and every detail was throughout the three days - and I give all of this credit to Pamela. Our Zanzibar wedding could never have been as magical had we not worked with the Castaway Weddings team and we will sing Pamela's praises forever!

Badges

  • Hitched Wedding Awards 2022 Winner

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