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Bahamas Destination Wedding

Say “I do” on Grand Bahama Island

Weddings and honeymoons are a special time that you will remember for the rest of your life. They deserve to be celebrated in an equally special place, so it’s no wonder so many couples choose Grand Bahama Island. Here, we have our own unique way of performing and creating matrimonial bliss for our visitors. Grand Bahamians are easy-going, wonderful people who love to celebrate. Couples choose to get married and honeymoon on Grand Bahama Island because of the many ways the island brings them even closer together. The beauty. The beaches. The experiences. The memories. Say ‘I do.’ Say ‘I will.’ Say ‘I must’ to Grand Bahama.

Having a destination wedding in The Bahamas not only allows you to have your wedding and honeymoon in one spot, but it’s also the perfect opportunity to give your guests a vacation they will remember for years. Grand Bahama Island has a wide variety of venues for your ceremony and your reception. From intimate weddings for two barefoot on the beach, to lavish affairs with all your closest friends and family, our island can be the perfect backdrop for the wedding of your dreams. Most venues have on-site wedding planners and coordinators that can help you with all the details of your special day, to ensure your memories last a lifetime.

Our scenic and romantic island is also the ideal place for the newlyweds to celebrate the beginning of their new life together. Grand Bahama Island is the perfect honeymoon destination. There are breathtaking sights and attractions to see, beautiful beaches to explore, and numerous things to do and many couples’ activities to enjoy together.  Most resorts and hotels offer great honeymoon packages that will leave you worrying about absolutely nothing, so you can relax, decompress and enjoy the beginning of your new life together.

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Honeymoons

Celebrate your union with a Grand Bahama honeymoon 
Your vows and rings have been exchanged. The bouquet has been thrown. A promise to love each other has been made. Your union can now be commemorated with romance and luxury on Grand Bahama Island. Indulge in private, upscale accommodations, book a couples’ spa treatment, lounge on a secluded beach, savour a delicious meal and simply enjoy each other’s love and company on our beautiful... show more island.

In celebration of your joyous occasion, several Grand Bahama hotels and resorts would like to offer their congratulations. Their best wishes are often found in various honeymoon vacation packages. These packages often include luxurious suites, complimentary champagne or sparkling wine, romantic candlelit dinners for two and invigorating massages. Check with the many fine hotels and resorts on Grand Bahama Island to see if they offer special honeymoon packages.

Fill your days with romantic activities

Find your own slice of heaven on Grand Bahama Island. Walk hand-in-hand along the many miles of pristine white-sand beaches. Snorkel in the crystal clear turquoise waters, and explore beautiful, colourful reefs. Embark on a journey filled with romantic honeymoon activities. You’ve fallen in love and married someone special…now go ahead and fall in love with Grand Bahama Island.

Wedding Venues

Wedding Venues

When you choose to have your wedding on Grand Bahama Island, the scenery will provide the most beautiful décor you could ever imagine. Weddings can be performed at a variety of locations on Grand Bahama Island. Enjoy a one-stop-shop wedding experience by booking one of our beautiful resorts or hotels for your special day. Everything can take place at the property, including rehearsal dinners, ceremony, reception, photographs, and honeymoon. You just have to sit back, relax and enjoy this special time in your life.

Most properties have an on-site wedding coordinator to help you with all the details of your special day; including finding a minister, photographer, videographer, and anything else you may desire.

Grand Lucayan
Phone: (855) 780-6671
Email: weddings@grandlucayan.com
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Old Bahama Bay
Phone: (800) 444-9469 extension 6536 or (242) 350-6536
Email: weddings@oldbahamabay.com
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Pelican Bay At Lucaya
Phone: (242) 373-9550
Email: weddings@pelicanbayhotel.com
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Viva Wyndham Fortuna Beach
Phone: (242) 373-400
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Marriage License..

Marriage License Requirements

Saying “I do” is not the only proof that you are a married couple. You must obtain a marriage license to wed on our beautiful island. There are several requirements for obtaining a marriage license in the Commonwealth of The Bahamas:

Application for License

The couple must be in The Islands Of The Bahamas at the time of application for the marriage license.

Apostille

Many countries now require that official documents, such as international marriage certificates, be certified by the issuing country. In The Bahamas, this means that an Apostille (a special seal) is applied by the relevant authority to certify that a document is a true copy of an original. The Apostille can be made available to you within thirty days of the request. Your wedding planner or marriage officer can assist you with this.

Residency Period

Couples may apply a day after their arrival and can be married once they receive their approved license the day after application.

Divorced

If either party has been divorced, the original final decree or a certified copy must be produced. Where applicable, a translated, certified and notarized copy of the final decree must be produced.

Widowed

If either party is widowed, the original death certificate or certified copy must be produced. Where applicable, a translated, certified and notarized copy of the death certificate must be produced.

Single Persons

If either party is single and never been married before, a declaration certifying this fact must be sworn before a notary public or other person authorized to administer oaths in the country of residence. This document must accompany the application for the marriage license. This declaration can also be obtained in The Bahamas from an attorney-at-law or notary public.

Minors

Minors (under 18 years) may be married with both parents’ consent. Consent forms for minors are available at the Registrar General’s office.

Proof of Identification and Residency

Both parties must produce a valid passport, birth certificate and photo ID. The parties must also produce evidence of the date of their arrival in The Bahamas. The Bahamas Immigration Card or entry stamp in your passport will suffice.

Blood Test

No blood test is necessary.

Fees

The fee for a marriage license is $120 which includes one certified copy of a marriage certificate. Extra marriage certificates are available at $20 each.

For more information, please contact:

The Assistant Registrar General of The Bahamas
P.O. Box F-42602
Freeport, Grand Bahama Island, Bahamas
Telephone 242-352-4934/7

Or,

The Weddings and Honeymoon Unit of the Ministry of Tourism:
From the United States:
Phone: (888) NUPTIALS (687-8425)
E-mail: romance@bahamas.com

From Canada:
Phone: (905) 672-9017 or (800) 667-3777
E-mail: romanceinfo@bahamas.com