Why the Bahamas

The breathtaking islands of the Bahamas are a diverse collection of locales each unique, yet equally spectacular for a destination wedding. From exotic wedding ceremony locations and once-in-a-lifetime couples’ experiences to family-friendly adventures and picturesque backdrops in abundance.  Not only do clear blue waters and white sands beckon couples to the Bahamas but also does an authentic island wedding setting no guest will soon forget.

With the help of Chic Bahamas Weddings, you and your families will experience the best the area has to offer.

Ease of Travel

While the stunning beauty of the Bahamas may seem worlds away, we’re very close to the Florida coastline. You and your guests can spend less time in the air and more time celebrating in the sand. There are direct flights to major islands from New York, Atlanta, Florida, Toronto, London, and many of the smaller islands can be accessed by boat for a unique arrival and wedding getaway experience! Travel is also available via a private plane or yacht.

Variety of Wedding Locations

Of course, renown for our sun and sand, the Bahamas also offers many settings for your special day. From tropical gardens and luxury marinas, historic homes, and restaurants to over-the-top boutique and large hotels, your destination wedding options are as diverse as each couple we serve. To learn more about our favorite luxury wedding in Bahamas locations, visit our favorites list.

Simple Marriage Requirements

The Bahamas makes it simple to say “I do” in the islands. With a no-hassle wedding process, the country welcomes legal wedding ceremonies from the US, Canada, Europe, and beyond. Chic Bahamas Weddings’ director, Marva Munroe, assists all clients with acquiring a marriage license and more for a completely seamless experience. Read more about Bahamas wedding requirements in our Frequently Asked Questions.

Culture & Adventure

Exploring the natural beauty of the Bahamas is part of the journey. However, the Bahamas also has a bustling nightlife, charming art colonies, world-class dining, and boutique shopping. Couples can swim with pigs on Exuma, gamble with guests on Paradise Island, dive for conch off the coast of Harbour Island, or completely unplug on any number of the Out Islands. No matter what kind of wedding or honeymoon you seek, the Bahamas offers an array of activities and a warm and friendly culture waiting to welcome you.

At Chic Bahamas Weddings, we create individual itineraries designed for your unique lifestyle so that your celebration reflects the vacation of your dreams.

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Once you’ve said “I do” to getting married in the Bahamas, consider all your island options!

The Out Islands

Don’t forget, there are many Out Islands on which to host a destination wedding!  The Abacos, Bimini, Cat Island, Long Island, and San Salvador, are just  a few! Moreover, these islands offer a unique and more unplugged event setting. Here, you and your guests can enjoy the laid-back lifestyle of the tropics with the utmost privacy. For couples seeking that off-the-beaten-path island wedding experience, these exotic destinations, complete with beautiful beaches and unique ceremony sites are perfect for you.

Chic Bahamas Weddings offers expertise on every Bahamian wedding and honeymoon locale. Indeed, we welcome the opportunity to help you find and plan your destination wedding beach!

The Abacos

Quaint, private, intimate, chic…all of these aptly describe the Abaco Islands, known throughout the world as a premier sailing and boating destination. The Abacos are made up of a 120-mile long chain of islands.  The “mainland” of Great Abaco Island and Little Abaco are separated from the barrier islands by the shallow and calm Sea of Abaco.

The Abacos are the perfect getaway for honeymoon couples and destination wedding groups seeking a truly relaxing experience.  At the same time, it’s great for those who want a low-key Abaco Bahamas wedding adventure. Diving, snorkeling, fishing, and more are available to explorers, while tiny artist colonies, charming hotels, and the picturesque candy-striped lighthouse (a favorite of photographers) in Hope Town wait to welcome you.

Luxury Wedding in Bahamas: Eleuthera and Harbour Island

Eleuthera is the setting for lush pineapple plantations, picturesque grottoes, hidden caves, beautiful hotels, and spectacular surf beaches on the Atlantic side. Spanning 110 miles in length, it’s the very picture of the classic Bahamian way of life. Just a 10-minute boat ride away is the laidback enclave of Harbour Island, a magnet for actors, rock stars and royalty. Celebrities including Elle Macpherson and India Hicks both own homes here! Nestled among the pretty clapboard houses of Dunmore Town (known as the Nantucket of the Caribbean) are sophisticated island boutiques, gourmet restaurants, boutique accommodations.  Also, there’s the nightlife at popular spots like Vic Hums and Daddy Ds. The picturesque view and magnificent backdrop of the place make it an ideal setting for Eleuthera Bahamas weddingThe Cove Eleuthera wedding of Jaycee and Adam can be seen here.

The Exumas

Explore the 365 individual islands, stretched like bejeweled steppingstones across 120 miles of ocean that have been the location for two James Bond films! The Island is also famous for the extravagant and opulent Exuma weddings. The main settlement of George Town, located on Great Exuma, features a picturesque 19th century Anglican Church and is a popular location for island weddings. The Exumas may seem remote, but they’re home to some of the most exclusive private island resorts worldwide.  And, Exuma offers a colony of pigs you can swim within the wild! Check a peek at Gillian and Tyler’s Exuma wedding here.

Grand Bahama Island

One of the closest islands to the Florida coastline, Grand Bahama Island seamlessly balances stylish Bahamian simplicity with eclectic international influences. Certainly, honeymooners can spoil themselves at lovely hotels and while discovering sleepy villages and remote natural treasures. The capital city of Freeport features tree-lined boulevards.  Lucaya, the other hub of Grand Bahama Island, is a nature lover’s paradise.  Furthermore, adventure safaris around the Lucayan National Park, boasting the largest underwater cave system in the world await you. In addition, be sure not to miss Lucaya’s fantastic straw market and lively evening activities!

Looking for a little romance? So, take a kayak for two through the mangroves and sand dunes of Gold Rock Creek. Or, explore the pristine Taino Beach (visit on Wednesday for a much-loved fish fry evening)!

Nassau and Paradise Island

Known as the crown jewel of the Bahamas, these main islands offer the perfect blend of sophisticated glamour.  As a matter of fact, they’re relaxed beach chic, ideal for destination wedding getaways. The country’s capital city of Nassau is positioned on the island of New Providence.  Nearby Cable Beach (known as the “Bahamian Riviera”) represents one of the most popular destinations anywhere in the region. Choose between intimate boutique hotels or sprawling luxury resorts (like the new Baha Mar properties) for your Nassau Bahamas Beach Wedding. Besides, indulge in exciting casinos and upscale nightlife or enjoy a romantic tour of old Nassau in a private horse-drawn carriage.

With a bridge connecting Nassau to Paradise Island, it makes the saying “cross the bridge and enter paradise” perfectly appropriate. Above all, the awe-inspiring Atlantis Resort, which dominates the skyline, is sure to take your breath away.

Craving some outdoor exploration?  In the event that you are, Atlantis Paradise Island features one of the world’s largest outdoor aquariums, home to over 50,000 marine creatures. Paradise Island is also the pickup point for the dolphin and sea lion encounters at Blue Lagoon. Thes, the exhilarating powerboat adventures to the Exuma Cays also depart from here.

Most importantly, don’t forget to leave some time for a more romantic rendezvous. In conclusion, love is always in the air at the 14th century Augustinian Cloisters and Versailles-styled Gardens, Ocean Club, Paradise Island!

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