Wedding venues are top of mind for every bride and groom. As engagement season is upon us, we feature the various best Bahamas venues for a wedding reception. Spaces for your wedding reception vary by island in the Bahamas. Major islands, Nassau and Grand Bahama, of course, offer an array of spaces ranging from ballrooms to gardens and beaches. The Out Islands where charming boutique hotels are located offer the same though, perhaps on a smaller scale yet very secluded, private and charming.
Best Bahamas Venues for a Wedding reception – Ballrooms
Grand Lucayan Beach and Golf Resort – The glass doors of Grand Lucayan’s Pavillion offer a beautiful ocean views. Situated on Grand Bahama Island, this ballroom seats up to 170 people.
Melia Beach Resort offers the ground floor Independence Ballroom with a capacity for over 100 set banquet style.
Atlantis Paradise Island ballrooms accommodate gala wedding receptions. There’s little limit to the amount of guests who an dance the night away here.
The Cove Eleuthera’s Lounge/ballroom is an easy, elegant setting for your wedding in the Bahamas. The room can accommodate round or long rectangular tables for 100 guests.
Pelican Bay’s Delphine Grand Salon seats up to 100 people. Tall glass doors surround the entire open offering an indoor/outdoor feel. Complete with wrap-around balcony, Delphine’s allows for a balcony cocktail hour with dinner indoors and dancing on the balcony or indoors. It’s view of the bay is stunning.
Gardens for Your Bahamas Reception
Botanical gardens are scattered throughout the Islands of The Bahamas. Brides who want something different may wish to consider a garden ceremony and reception for a destination wedding Bahamas.
The French Cloisters at The One and Only Ocean Club, Paradise Island, is a favorite of many brides. The striking setting showcases ruins on one side with a lower garden with the Nassau Harbour as a backdrop.
Garden of the Groves on Grand Bahama Island is the perfect botanical garden for a relaxed wedding ceremony and outdoor reception dinner. Built in memory of the founder of Freeport, Wallace Groves, this 10-acre garden is complete with waterfalls, various spots with pretty backdrops. The St. Francis Chapel, a replica of the first church on Grand Bahama, is cute for a wedding ceremony of up to 50 people.
Hilton British Colonial located in downtown Nassau offers gardens with a backdrop of the ocean. Groups of up to 100 can be accommodated here.
The Retreat, Nassau is an internationally famous garden of palms and rare tropical plants.
Rand Memorial Nature Center is for nature lovers. Complete with trails, the Rand Nature Center is ideal for a reception of up to 100 people.
Best Beach Wedding Reception Venues
The Exumas are renown for pristine beaches and gorgeous shades of blue waters. We particularly like beaches in Little Exuma where you may be married on a public but private No Name Beach. Cays in the near distance make picturesque backdrops for your Bahamas wedding pictures.
Banana Bay Beach, Lucaya, Grand Bahama island is known for its sand bars that peak out during various times of the day. Home of Banana Bay Restaurant, Banana Bay Beach accommodates up to 100 or more for your Bahamas destination wedding.
Sandyport Beach at Blue Sail Restaurant, Sandyport, Nassau hosts your wedding ceremony while the upper sand terrace accommodates a cocktail reception. The dining room houses reception dinner.
The Abaco Club at Winding Bay, Abaco is wonderful for your wedding Bahamas reception. Sunsets are special.
Ocean’s Edge at Atlantis is a beach overlook Bahamas wedding ceremony and reception venue for up to 100 guests.
There’s no limit to the possibilities for the best Bahamas venues for your reception. Chic Bahamas Weddings can help you plan your event anywhere in The Bahamas. Contact us today to begin planning your special day.
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