Choosing the Best Bahamas Venue for Your Wedding
When you get in touch with Chic Bahamas Weddings, you’ll learn about some of our favorite Bahamas wedding venues. These include Turquoise Cay Boutique Hotel, Deep Water Cay, Pelican Bay at Lucaya, and the delicious Flying Fish Restaurant. Read on to learn more about our affiliated venues to begin deciding which might be the best fit, both for you and for your families and friends.
Pelican Bay at Lucaya
Pelican Bay at Lucaya is highly rated among Bahamas wedding venues. Located on Grand Bahama Island, this boutique hotel offers a beautiful combination of Caribbean and Danish design. Accommodations are a delight, and each of the hotel’s 182 rooms has a private balcony or patio. Built on a peninsula and overlooking the harbor, the hotel and its surroundings are utterly picturesque.
The hotel itself offers a number of Bahamas wedding venues, totaling more than 30,000 square feet indoors and outdoors. Any of these locations could be ideal for your wedding, reception, rehearsal, welcome brunch, and other destination wedding events.
Nearby are two beautiful seaside locations, Lucaya Beach and Taino Beach. With glass-clear turquoise waters, soft white sand, and unbelievable tropical sunsets, there’s nothing quite like this Caribbean location. If you’re looking for a private beach area for your wedding, consider Neptune’s Terrace, which overlooks the pristine Bell Channel Bay.
During their downtime, guests can enjoy the Port Lucaya Marketplace, with more than 30 restaurants, live entertainment venues, and shops. Golfers can enjoy the local 18-hole championship courses nearby, while deep-see fishing aficionados can book a day trip with the hotel’s concierge. The whole family, including the kids, will also enjoy sailing or dolphin experience excursions.
Bahamas Wedding Venues: Turquoise Cay Boutique Hotel
This hotel is aptly named because of the beautiful turquoise waters that surround it by 180 degrees. Located on the secluded island of Exuma (only a 55-minute journey from mainland Florida), Turquoise Cay Hotel is an ideal location for smaller, more intimate destination weddings. Hosts and guests alike will enjoy a multifaceted setting for everyone’s needs, whether they desire a casual or elegant wedding for up to 100 guests.
Like Pelican Bay at Lucaya, Turquoise Cay Hotel has a number of activities available. These can be booked through the hotel concierge and include snorkeling, paddle boarding, fishing, island tours, diving, kayaking, and kite surfing. To relax at the end of a long day, guests can also try the yoga and spa services offered by the venue.
If the activities aren’t enough, guests can enjoy relaxing rooms equipped with iHome, Smart TV, DirecTV, and free Wi-Fi. To get out of the Caribbean heat and humidity, guests can also enjoy the air conditioning and minibar in each room.
With a number of Bahamas wedding venues, including the Turquoise Pavilion, the hotel’s deck, and the secluded white sand beach surrounding the location, there’s a place for every style of wedding. A variety of restaurants and bars boast international menus and specialty cocktails. Guests can choose between French, pan-Asian, and Peruvian cuisine.
Deep Water Cay
Another lovely, intimate setting, Deep Water Cay is a highly regarded fishing location located on a private island. The entire wedding party will enjoy an intimate setting and a stress-free event. At Chic Bahamas Weddings, we work side by side with Deep Water Cay and other Bahamas wedding venues to create the perfect ceremony and reception.
In business since 1958, Deep Water Cay has a legacy predating the Bahamas’ independence from the United Kingdom, which occurred in 1973. Don’t be put off by its reputation for being a fishing camp, fishing lodge, and members-only fishing club in the past. This boutique resort has been thoroughly renovated since ownership changed in 2010.
This venue’s appeal has expanded far beyond fishing. Deep Water Cay offers peace and quiet combined with impeccable scenery and numerous activities for guests to enjoy. Book excursions for the whole party to enjoy exhilarating scuba experiences, snorkeling on the reefs, kayaking, paddle boating, and sailing tours. There are also plenty of activities for those who prefer to stay on land, including tennis and guided nature tours.
All attendees will enjoy delightful and secluded accommodations in guest cottages located right on the beach, as well as other private residencies. Each interior offers all necessary modern comforts in a spacious location, allowing each guest to unwind after a full day of activities and celebrations.
Flying Fish Restaurant
Our favorite restaurant on Grand Bahama Island is the Flying Fish, located in Freeport. According to The Bahamas Weekly, it’s the place to be on Sundays, offering great specials in the evening with delicious food and drink. Ranking among our top Bahamas wedding venues, Flying Fish offers extensive catering options under the top chef in the country, Tim Tibbitts.
Wedding parties can also book in-house dinners for private events, making Flying Fish a delightful location for your wedding reception. Attendees can enjoy delicious cocktails and seafood options, with both outdoor and indoor spaces available for reservation. The best part of Flying Fish is, in our opinion, their custom menus, tailored specifically to each bride and groom’s desires.
Choosing amongst an overwhelming array of Bahamas wedding venues can seem daunting, but it doesn’t have to be if you have help throughout the process. The wedding planners at Chic Bahamas Weddings can help you decide not only on the location for your wedding but on where you and your guests will stay. We have many recommendations for delicious, local food and activities to offer wedding guests.
If you’re planning a Bahamas wedding on Nassau, Grand Bahama Island, or Exuma, you have the option to choose between a variety of beautiful locations. Whether you want your wedding to be held in an old colonial church, a tropical garden, or right on the beach, there’s a venue for you.
The options listed above are some of our favorites at Chic Bahamas Weddings, but the true beauty is in the details. There are countless beautiful beaches, indoor reception areas, private estates, and more for the bride, groom, and up to 100 guests.