In the early 1700s, Nassau was essentially run by pirates and was the base of many famous plunderers. Just think how cool it would have been for Edward Teach, better known as Blackbeard, to have officiated over your ceremony? While you may not be able to be married by a notorious pirate today, as long as the ship is registered in The Bahamas, ship captains can officiate over legal marriages. And The Bahamas offer more than marriages at seas with 700 islands of gorgeous beaches, luxury resorts, and spectacular settings in which to say “I do.”
Boutique Resort — The Graycliff Hotel
If you’re choosing a destination wedding, you want to enjoy the culture of the locale. The beautiful 18th century Graycliff Hotel in Old Town offers a serene retreat away from the glitz and excitement of the casinos and large resorts with cobblestone streets, bistros, and quaint shops. The charming mansion is a spectacular backdrop to your special day, and its unique settings — like the award-winning Graycliff Wine Cellar, with the third largest private collection of wine in the world; and the Graycliff Cognateque with its collectors’ specials — are elegantly suited for receptions and rehearsal dinners.
Romantic Additions —Breezes Bahamas
Sometimes, the packages make the ceremonies, and at Breezes Bahamas, you’re not just celebrating your love. You’re flaunting it. You’ll enjoy special additions like Just Married T-shirts, breakfast and mimosas in bed, a private candlelit dinner, two free nights for an anniversary stay, petal turndown service, and in-room Champagne and fruit — all within the same package! Guests also receive a sixth room free for every five paying rooms.
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Unique Setting — Pink Sand Beach, Harbour Island
Three miles long and 50 to 100 feet wide, Pink Sand Beach is routinely rated one of the best beaches in the Caribbean and offers a magnificent venue for your splendid day. It’s a short water taxi ride to Harbour Island, and the 10-minute ride is worth it for the unmatched serenity and beauty. And keep your eyes open for photo-bombing celebrities as Harbour Island’s limited tourism lures famous island lovers.
Spotlight On — Atlantis, Paradise Island
No matter what type of wedding you seek, Atlantis has the perfect venue and package. Choose from the new Ocean’s Edge with an indoor pavilion which can be transformed into a seaside chapel, the Dig Deck overlooking the Paradise Lagoon, or the Mayan temple as a backdrop. How about traditional settings like by waterfalls, on the beach, or in an elegant ballroom? Atlantis has a dozens of spots for you choose from.
Atlantis offers packages for a private ceremony with just the bridal couple and grand celebrations with friends and family. Receive VIP check-in, round-trip private ground airport transportation, breakfast daily for two, and even a special gift from Atlantis, plus a premium marriage license service with transportation, licensing escort, application, notary, and more. The resort even employs an Indian Wedding Specialist who can plan a tailored wedding event for both families.