The Cove Eleuthera Wedding Guide: Everything You Need to Know
When it comes to tropical wedding venues in The Bahamas, a wedding at The Cove Eleuthera is pure perfection. This tropical paradise on the Out Islands in The Bahamas has dreamy views, intimate settings, and excellent service, making it one of our favorite venues to recommend to our Bahamas destination wedding couples.
After planning multiple destination weddings at The Cove Eleuthera, our team at Chic Bahamas Weddings put together this guide on what you can expect at this incredible intimate venue.
A pretty picture of what your wedding would be like at The Cove Eleuthera
Situated in lovely Gregory Town, North Eleuthera, The Cove is a private and secluded location for your destination wedding. Sitting between two scenic coves, the high-end resort welcomes elopements, intimate wedding groups, and resort buyouts for the biggest celebrations.
Getting to The Cove
Arriving at the North Eleuthera Airport after a quick 15-minute flight from Nassau, the short drive to The Cove is relaxing and sets the tone for what’s to come. The drive takes one past the Glass Window Bridge, Lenny Kravitz’ Estate and the colorful and popular Daddy Joe’s Restaurant. Then, it’s arrival at The Cove — a secluded, serene and private setting. Situated right on the ocean, this luxury boutique hotel envelopes its guests in warmth. Friendly, smiling team members make a stay here an unforgettable experience.
The Guest Experience
The moment your guests check in to their room, suite, or villa at The Cove, they are treated to a vacation experience. Whether they choose to stay in accommodation a few moments from the beach or an elevated stay with awe-inspiring views, they will feel excited about the days to come. While they will love dining on gourmet meals, sipping signature cocktails by the hilltop infinity pool, and indulging in blissful spa treatments, they will be most looking forward to the highlight of their stay – your wedding day!
The Wedding Venues
The Cove Eleuthera wedding venues offer a beautiful variety of locations for your ceremony and reception.
Ceremony Venue: The Point
With epic ocean views from a lush lawn, The Point is a wonderful spot for couples who love stunning sea views. Overlooking cliffs and amazingly blue water on all sides, this wedding ceremony area offers the most scenic vistas.
Located on a point, The Point is a wonderful spot for a couple who does not wish to have a beachside wedding in the sand. This wedding vantage point offers the most scenic vistas, overlooking cliffs and amazingly blue water on all sides.
Brigid and Ian and their guests loved the views from of The Point for their larger wedding as well.
Reception Venue: The Point
The spacious lawn is also perfect for outdoor receptions under the stars. The evening will start with a decadent meal island-style and drinks to match. Once the speeches, cake cutting, and first dance are celebrated, your DJ or band will be free to bring your loved ones to the dance floor for a tropical party to celebrate your love story.
Ceremony Venue: The Beach
Getting married on one of the two beaches at The Cove is another lovely option. If you dream of toes in the sand affair, you will be happy to know the sunset is always spectacular. Stay on the sand or head to the Pool Deck at The Cove for your reception that will be one to remember.
Reception Venue: The Beach
A beach reception has that true, relaxed destination wedding feel. Let us string up soft lighting and create a long, welcoming table, like we did for our couple Jacqueline and Neil’s fall micro wedding.
The beach is also a wonderful option for a pre-wedding welcome party, like we planned and designed for our clients Stephanie and Matthew.
Reception Venue: The Pool Deck
You can also choose to head to the Pool Deck at The Cove for your glittering reception dinner. It is a wonderful and convenient reception location that we have designed with many different table and seating layouts.
The Cove Eleuthera Wedding Decor Ideas
The possibilities at The Cove Eleuthera for styling and decorating are endless. We love to use local tropical florals and plenty of lighting to create a romantic atmosphere for dining, then brighten up the scene as everyone hits the dance floor. Trendy signage, lux linens, chic chill-out areas, and thoughtful touches like fans and wedding favors can bring your wedding vision to life. We work closely with couples to create a uniquely personal wedding, and one of the best moments of success is seeing the wedding guests wowed by all the details.
The Photography and Videography
You couldn’t imagine a more photogenic place than The Cove, and the professional photographers and videographers we work with get super excited about Eleuthera weddings. Indeed your wedding album will look like it belongs in the pages of a high-end bridal magazine!
We design a detailed timeline that allows plenty of time for the bridal party and couple portraits around the beautiful resort. You might plan a first look amongst swaying palm trees or poolside at your honeymoon villa. Later as newlyweds with your bridal party, tropical landscapes, including blue seas and wide-open grassy spaces, make the best backdrop for your photo collection. Drone footage for your wedding video gives it a movie-like feel, and who can resist beach photos during golden hour? No wonder the creatives get excited to work at The Cove!
The Local Area
After the wedding, there is more fun to be had, and what a wonderful idea to have a destination wedding. With everyone together, you can explore the Bahamas and enjoy travel experiences like lunch at Daddy Joe’s Restaurant, a private boat charter with snorkeling and swimming, a walk along the Glass Window Bridge, and a visit to a lighthouse and kayaking, surfing, shopping and more. There are also water holes, beaches, caves, and baths.
Weddings at The Cove Eleuthera are Exceptional. Let us tell you why!
Why We Love Collaborating With The Cove Eleuthera
The staff at The Cove are so supportive and understand the importance of details to execute flawless weddings and events. Our requests are always met with enthusiasm, and they are as passionate about weddings as we are. That kind of teamwork is what makes us love working at The Cove. Not to mention every corner of the resort is exquisitely beautiful.
Special Features of The Cove Eleuthera
When you arrive at the heaven on earth destination called The Cove Eleuthera, you realize it’s not so much about special features but rather this place has it all. Just a short flight from Nassau, and you are somewhere that feels like an oasis with a pristine white sandy coastline, lavish lawns, breezy rooms that blend beach vibes with luxury in the most effortless way, and a lot of invitations. The invitation to sip an icy cocktail in the hammock hanging from the coconut trees, the invitation for a couple’s spa treatment, the invitation to tour the organic gardens, and sample the azure waters teeming with colorful fish and that’s just the beginning.
Who Does The Cove Call?
We find the most attracted couples to The Cove Eleuthera appreciate luxe surroundings and want a sophisticated beachfront resort where their loved ones can be well looked after. They also seek out sublime travel experiences.
Whether having meaningful conversations when you meet at the bar for impromptu drinks or unwinding in a deck chair by the pool for some me time, you appreciate a luxurious resort like The Cove. And if there is ever a time to indulge yourself, it is during your wedding, a family reunion, celebration, vacation, and honeymoon all rolled into one.
The Cove Eleuthera Wedding Cost
We recommend staying at least three nights and to budget $2,300 per person for a wedding at The Cove Eleuthera. If you would like a quote, just let us know how many guests you are inviting and when you are planning your big day, and we would be happy to give you a better idea of the cost.
While planning a destination wedding can seem daunting, it can be simple and stress-free when you have an experienced local wedding planner by your side. After planning multiple unique weddings at the Cove Eleuthera, Bahamas wedding planner Marva Munroe would be thrilled to help you plan your Bahamas dream wedding here. Contact us today for a complimentary consultation.
The Cove Eleuthera At A Glance
- Location: Gregory Town, North Eleuthera
- Address: Queen’s Highway, BS, Gregory Town 1548, Bahamas
- Phone: (866) 644-4452
- Website: https://www.thecoveeleuthera.com
- Capacity: 70
- Ceremony Areas: beach, lawn (The Point), pool deck
- Cocktail Hour Areas: beach, lawn (The Point), pool deck
- Reception Areas: beach, lawn (The Point), pool deck
- Dining Styles: Full-service and plated
- Photos: Caroline Lima, Jessica Bordner