Aww..your so sweet - happy to help - and it gets a lot of my ideas and worries out of my head when I get to talk about it.. So I just love the idea of the word poop on a beautiful wedding invite - but for you I'll call it Sandyport Beach. The beach there is beautiful but I wasn't crazy about the inside. It's well decorated but it's a very British traditional style, a lot of dark green and mauve and it didn't strike my fancy. They have a small room to the side you can have parties in and I loved the windows but I'd prefer to be outside.
I asked who your working with because user Lanajoy - booked her date for the Beach Club and was having a hard time getting responses from Anna (I'm pretty sure she has Anna). I believe she found out for me that the white folding chairs are included. I was wanting the clear chivari chairs (actually I wanted clear chairs and that's what was available) and benches but I'm thinking a combination of the two could be cool. I decided I want a semi circle ceremony set up. I got a few quotes for the chairs and the chuppah/canopy and a chandelier and I was excited they wern't that expensive.
I do think the beach at Beach Club is great for a ceremony - but not to put tables and chairs on it. I'm trying to figure out if I can make it possible to have everything in one place without renting it out the whole time. I don't mind if there are other people there eating as long as they don't mind us. But if I do that I use there food (which I'm not crazy about) My guy is Bahmaian so he has a friend who is a personal chef in Nassau and just started catering weddings that he wanted to use. I'm not sure the woman's name but I can ask.
We originally wanted Harbour Island because we could rent houses there and do without all the vendors and have something really relaxed and private, but since I want my family and friends to have the option of comming down on a cruise ship that was out because ships dock in Nassau and Freeport. My guy suggested the Bed and Breakfast "A Stones's Throw Away" when we first started talking weddings and I ruled it out because it's not on the beach but now I'm considering it. At least for the reception. It has 10 rooms and I think it houses 40 people. Breakfast is included and they have a restaurant for dinner. I'm waiting to hear back from them but it's an option again. I declined the chance to visit the last time and now I wish I hadn't. It's high up on the hill so I bet it has a gorgeous view, I can't wait to visit when I go next.
I've heard you can get married on most of the public beaches. The ones that I'm in love with, that he takes me to because they're never crowded are too rocky for a wedding. The problem is there isn't much place to park along the beach so that makes access difficult. I've heard about weddings at love beach but havn't seen one personally. It's a nice beach, furthur away from the crowds but everytime I drove by it had quite a bit of cars there. I know a local couple who was married not too far from Sheraton, they parked in the neighborhood and there is a nice area where it's not a lot of people and they have trees (I love trees) but parking was difficult for us. I guess you'd have to consider vendors getting there and setting up and taxi's/bus shuttle being able to park while they wait for you. But you can go a little further down from Sheraton and go back there for your reception if you'd like. If you have your ceremony at Love Beach or another beach there then would you have a reception elsewhere like a restaurant or were you hoping to have it all at one place? I actually liked Traveler's Rest (restaurant). It's not beautiful but it looks like a hole in the wall, they usually have a band playing and it has a great view. Food was great, you get a lot for your money but service is slow as usual. I'm not sure what kind of vibe/setting your looking for.
I'm glad your so excited!