Bahamas Wedding Venues: Pelican Bay Hotel

Bahamas wedding venues are top of mind by couples researching destination wedding locations.  Look no further!  Pelican Bay Hotel on Grand Bahama Island offers an intimate up close and personal setting.  Located right on the bay with over 30 shops, restaurants and bars steps away this 186 room boutique hotel is great for groups seeking a space that fosters bonding and a good time with family and friends.

Bahamas Wedding Venues Itinerary of Events – Pelican Bay Hotel

Day 1

Bride and Groom arrive via American Eagle

Met by Limousine and transferred to host hotel

Note: Driver will have a sign with your names on it as you exit the Bahamas Customs Lounge

Meet Chic Weddings Marva Munroe in hotel’s lobby to review venue, wedding timeline and other details

Day 2 

Bahamas Wedding Venues |Planning Your Bahamas Wedding at Pelican Bay Hotel

Breakfast, Captain’s Galley

Meet Wedding planner, Photographer, hotel’s lobby

Meet Marriage Celebrant in hotel’s lobby for Affidavits of Singlehood

Visit Registrar’s Office with Marva to apply for marriage licence

Please bring along passports, Immigration landing card and a second piece of ID

If divorced, bring certified copy of divorce decree

No blood test required

Note: This takes approximately one hour and is a very quick process

Day 3

Breakfast at leisure

4:15 p.m.                     Meet in hotel.s lobby … stroll to rehearsal

4:30 p.m.                     Rehearsal – everyone concerned with wedding ceremony should attend

5:15 p.m.                     Guests meet at Sabor Pool

5:30 p.m.                     Bride, groom, guests depart via ferry bpat for beach bonfire

5:30 p.m.                     Beach Bonfire Buffet, DJ, limbo dancer, fire dance, bonfire

9:00 p.m.                     Ferry boat returns to host hotel

Day 4

                                                    BAHAMAS  WEDDING DAY!

Bahamas Wedding Venues: Planning Your Bahamas Wedding at Pelican Bay Hotel

Breakfast at leisure, Captain’s Galley

3:00 p.m.                     In-room hair-styling appointment

4:00 p.m.                     Bride’s in-suite make-up appointment

5:00 p.m.                     Groom, groomsmen, guests meet at Sabor Pool

5:15 p.m.                     Groom, groomsmen and guests board ferry boat and depart for ceremony

5:25 p.m.                     Bride and bridesmaids are met in suite and escorted to limousine

5:30 p.m.                     Depart for Ceremony, Spanish Main Beach

Photographer: three hours

6:00 p.m.                     Ceremony conducted by Justice of the Peace begins

                                   Processional …

                                   Bridesmaids process

                                   Bride escorted by father processes

                                   Civil Ceremony at Spanish Main Beach begins and is conducted by Justice of the Peace

                                   Bridesmaids processes

                                   Maid of honour processes

                                   Bride escorted by father processes

                                   Processional Order:



                                  Giving of the Bride

                                  Address to the Guests

                                  Charge to the Bride and Groom


                                 Token & Address to the Parties Regarding It


                                 Signing of the Register …

                                 Recessional …


Bahamas wedding ceremony ends


Pictures taken

Bride and groom take pictures

Guests take ferry back to beach

Bride and groom return to hotel via limousine …

7:00 p.m.                         Guests are greeted by the strains of steel pan music …Cocktail Hour, Neptune’s Terrace

Butler passed hors d’oeuvres

Five-hour Open Bar begins …

7:45 p.m.                         Guests begin to move into dinner

8:00 p.m.                          Dinner, Delphine’s

Bahamas Wedding Venues: Pelican Bay hotel

DJ Earl Neely – four hours

Wedding Party is introduced into reception

Bride and groom have first dance to:


Photo; Lyndah Wells Photography

Bestman and maid of honour toasts are given between courses by:

Cake cutting

After dinner, Father/daughter dance

Mother/son dance

Dancing to the tunes of DJ Earl NeelyBouquet toss

12 Midnight                      The evening ends

Day 5

Morning after Brunch