Grand Isle Resort Wedding Venue – Great Exuma, Bahamas

The Grand Isle Resort and Residences is one of the most breathtaking places on Emerald Bay, Great Exuma, to host your dream Bahamas destination wedding. With its top-of-the-line villas, secluded beach, and luxurious beach club, this grand resort is a paradise of destination wedding venues for a memorable ceremony. Beyond the sheer beauty of the Exuma water surrounding the resort, you and your guests can experience an adventure of a lifetime, encountering a variety of stunning, exotic creatures.

After planning numerous Grand Isle Resort weddings, our Bahamas destination wedding planners at Chic Bahamas Weddings are sharing our insider tips to this venue in this in-depth guide.

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23 North Grand Isle Resort & Residences is the perfect outdoor location for your Bahamas Wedding

How to get to Grand Isle Resort in the Bahamas

Getting to the Grand Isle Resort & Residences is straightforward. There are direct flights to the Exuma International airport (GGT) from the U.S. and Canada, and the resort is just a 15-minute car ride from the airport.

You and your guests can stay at the 1- to 4-bedroom luxury villas at the resort and enjoy the high-end amenities, including pampering spa sessions and world-class golf. There’s also the choice of just hosting your wedding ceremony at the Grand Isle Resort & Residences while you or your guests stay elsewhere.

Bride and groom stroll at Welcome Dinner on Emerald Bay Beach, Grand Isle Resort. Photo: Caroline Lima Photography.
Oceanside Barbecue on Emerald Bay Beach to welcome guests at your Exuma wedding. Photo: Caroline Lima Photography.

After your wedding party is settled in, you can organize a rehearsal dinner or throw a bachelor/bachelorette party at the resort’s Emerald Bay Beach, one of the most beautiful in Exuma. Surrounded by remarkable seascapes, you and your guests can enjoy an amazing Bahamian Buffet. You can also have a bonfire party on your wedding eve to kick-start the celebration with your guests.

Wedding Venues & Locations at Grand Isle Resort

And, they’re married! Photo: Caroline Lima Photography.

For your wedding ceremony, there are several options to explore. You can have a complete beach wedding, walk down the aisle, have an alfresco wedding reception on the powdery white sands of the secluded beach, and be surrounded by incredible turquoise water.

Ceremony on the Bridge, 23 North, Grand Isle Resort & Spa
Ceremony on the Bridge, 23 North, Grand Isle Resort & Spa. Photo by Ryann Lindsey Photography.

Alternatively, you can exchange your vows at The Bridge at 23 North, perched above the glistening waters of Emerald Bay. The beach, or the 14th Tee of The Emerald Golf Course. Then host a grand wedding party on the Terrace of 23 North, overlooking the elegant landscape of Emerald Bay, or indoors in the Dining Room. The latter option is great as it provides indoor backup.

Outdoor Reception Dinner at 23 North, Grand Isle Resort and Spa
Outdoor Reception Dinner at 23 North, Grand Isle Resort and Spa. Photo: Caroline Lima Photography.

Also, next to the Grand Isle Resort infinity pool is the Palapa Grill, which you can combine with the upper pool deck to accommodate a large guest list. The Overlook Palapa and the Ocean View Terrace offer a more intimate setting for another private wedding venue.

After your wedding, you can stay back for a romantic honeymoon getaway, enjoying the resort’s luxury amenities and going on exciting adventures. Activities to explore include swimming with sharks, paddle boarding, snorkeling, and sailing.

Grand Isle Resort Weddings planned by Chic Bahamas Weddings

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Contact Us for your Grand Isle Bahamas Wedding

Planning a destination Exuma wedding can be a breeze when you have an experienced planner on your side. Contact Chic Bahamas Weddings for more information about weddings at Grand Isle Resort and the Bahamas.