Tiger Woods Wedding: Where was it? How much did it cost? Who attended?

Question: Tiger Woods Wedding: Where was it? How much did it cost? Who attended?


Tiger Woods' wedding to Elin Nordegren took place on Oct. 5, 2004, on the island nation of Barbados.

What can we tell you about the Tiger Woods wedding? Well, it was expensive. News reports at the time pegged the cost of the wedding at around $1.5 million. Much of that cost surely was taken up by Tiger renting the entire Sandy Lane resort - its luxury hotel, its beachfront resort area, its two golf courses and their clubhouses.

The wedding ceremony itself took place inside a pagoda on the resort grounds, festooned with a reported 500 red roses that Tiger had flown in.

No official photos of the Elin and Tiger Woods wedding exist; the couple never released any wedding pictures. A very small number of paparazzi pics were snapped, however, and from those we know that the bride wore a simple, elegant, sleeveless white gown and that Tiger wore a beige suit.

Who were the wedding guests - was anybody famous in attendance? Approximately 120 guests were in attendance, with basketball stars Michael Jordan and Charles Barkley among them. There have been reports that Oprah Winfrey was there, but those reports are erroneous; Winfrey later stated she was not present and was not acquainted with Woods at that time.

What about the entertainment at the reception following the wedding ceremony? The rock band Hootie and the Blowfish performed.

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