How to Host a Destination Wedding in the Islands of the Bahamas

A destination wedding in the Bahamas has everything you need for a romantic getaway, thanks to the incredible variety of luxury resorts, crystal clear waters, and picturesque landscapes that make for the most scenic ocean ceremony backdrops, along with unparalleled service. Saying your vows on one of our gorgeous islands is an experience you, your future spouse, and your guests will remember for the rest of your lives!

Before you start planning your perfect destination wedding, read on for a spotlight on some of our tops tips and advice you need to know before saying “I do”: There are even more reasons to fall in love with the Bahamas.

Why Should You Get Married in The Bahamas?

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Photo: Caroline Lima Photography
A destination wedding in the Bahamas
Glamorous Four Seasons Ocean Club Bahamas Wedding. Photo by Lyndah Wells Photography

When it comes to tropical, destination weddings, there’s nothing quite like The Bahamas. We love it not only because of the friendly locals, delicious cuisine, and beautiful beaches but because of the variety of local vendors that will ensure your big day is a breeze. And with the variety of incredible experiences to be had, your wedding weekend will be one you and your loved ones will remember forever.

Host your Destination Wedding in the Bahamas at a Luxurious Accommodation

The Bahamas has many captivating resorts and event venues that put you right into the center of paradise. From tropical gardens to serene beaches, there’s a venue here that can accommodate a large guest count for a plated sit-down dinner or an intimate elopement with a simple cake-cutting ceremony. Need help narrowing down the list? Here are just a few of our favorite properties to consider for your nuptials:

  1. Ocean Club Four Seasons, Paradise Island

If you’re looking for the intersection of tropical and luxury, then that is exactly what you will find at The Ocean Club at the Four Seasons Resort. Located on Paradise Island, the venue features multiple options for an opulent wedding. Including The Cloisters on the lawn or harbor, overlooking the water on their beach deck, or the elegant Versalles Garden. You can really expect nothing less than five stars when hosting your wedding there!

Glamorous Four Seasons Ocean Club Bahamas Wedding
The Cloisters – Four Seasons Ocean Club. Photo by Caroline Lima Photography
  1. The Rosewood Baha Mar, Nassau Bahamas

The Rosewood Baha Mar is a resort and event space featuring elegant ballrooms, gardens, and beach spaces for you to say your vows. Giving couples a variety of choices and scenery backdrops for their ceremony, cocktail hour, and reception. Staying here features everything you and your guests could absolutely dream of for a tropical paradise vacation: 237 rooms, suites, and villas, with group rates available for weddings, a wellness facility, and a spa with island-inspired treatments, and even a hip new bar filled with modern-meets-tropical decor.

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Rosewood beach ceremony. Photo: Alfred Anderson Weddings
A destination wedding in the Bahamas with flamingos
Bahamas wedding photographer Alfred Anderson Weddings
  1. French Leave Resort, Governor’s Harbour Eleuthera

You’ll discover a combination of super-soft sand and breathtaking sunsets at French Leave Resort. This resort has an event lawn that overlooks Governor’s Harbour that makes for gorgeous photo backdrops. The event lawn also sits next to a gorgeous infinity pool where tables and a dance floor can be set up around it. This boutique resort features 12 bungalows for you and your guests to stay in while you take advantage of as well as a four-seater goal cart to take you to the beach just down the road! 

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  1. Grand Isle Resort and Spa, Emerald Bay Exuma

If you’re a beach-bound couple seeking barefoot luxury, look no further than Grand Isle Resort and Spa. Located in Grand Exuma, this resort has ceremonies options available directly on the beach. If that’s not enough of a draw to host your wedding there, the property also has an infinity pool and can help you host a beachfront bonfire for your guests.  If you choose to stay there,  you and your guests can enjoy the variety of amenities and activities they offer from world-class golf to pampering spa experiences.

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  1. Staniel Cay Yacht Club Exuma or in private villas

Want to immerse yourself in Bahamian paradise without the high-rise resorts? This is the place for you.  Staniel Cay Villas is a spectacular beachfront property that boasts natural beauty, without any extensive commercial development. Add-on incredible amenities during your resort stay with luxury boat rentals, a private chef, scuba diving for a look at the local wildlife, and even your own private pool with a swim bar for a once-in-a-lifetime experience for just you and your guests as you experience all that The Bahamas has to offer! 

Rehearsal Dinner Beach Bonfire. Photo: Caroline Lima Photography
Staniel Cay Yacht Club. Photo by Hunterryanphoto
Staniel Cay Beach. Photo by Hunterryanphoto
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Rushing to Cocktail Hour! Photo: Hunterryanphoto

Consider Adding Bespoke Wedding Experiences

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Craft cocktails for your destination wedding in the Bahamas reception. Photo credit: Caroline Lima Photography
Signature drink! with bride and groom’s personal crest. Photo: Hunterryanphoto
Photo by Caroline Lima Photography

Whether you are looking to have a small, intimate elopement just the two of you or a large wedding celebration with all of your friends and family, we take the time to ensure that your wedding is an unforgettable experience. You can pack your wedding with adventures with activities like scuba diving in Nassau, horseback riding on the beaches of Coral Harbour, enjoy a craft cocktail at one of our many bars and clubs, or just relax on our white, sandy beaches.

Hire a Professional Wedding Planner

We know planning a destination wedding in the Bahamas can seem overwhelming, especially when you can’t always be traveling back and forth to be there in person. That’s why at Chic Bahamas Weddings & Events we serve as your expert island planners and we are here for you every step of the way to help bring your tropical dream wedding to life, from helping you selecting linens, creating timelines, and everything in between. It’s important that we take the time to get to know each one of our couples to ensure that their dream wedding is brought to life exactly as you envisioned it. 

We work with you every step of the way to ensure that your ceremony on our soft, sandy beaches and turquoise waters is picture-perfect.  Are you ready to book your destination wedding in the islands of The Bahamas? Visit our contact page to get in touch with us today!