I would like more information on the location. We have never been but would love to have a small wedding with just family there. Is there a good location anyone recommends?
Any sugesstions with a wedding in the Bahamas?
Posted 15 November 2011 - 11:16 AM
If you're looking in Nassau, there are a couple of brides who are exploring the Beach Club Cafe (http://www.beachclubcafebahamas.com/) which is just lovely and windswept. Also right there is the Poop Deck (http://www.thepoopde...port/index.html) and while the name isn't wedding-ideal, the food and view are tremendous.
If it is just a small wedding and you're looking for something a little different, A Stone's Throw Away (http://www.astonesthrowaway.com/) is awesome (note: not on the beach. High on a hill, views are gorgeous). Ours was too big to have here, but we stayed here for a few days for our honeymoon and just absolutely fell in love with the place.
The Out Islands are great too; I really wanted to have our wedding on Eleuthera or Harbour Island but transporting limited mobility family members with ease became an issue.
Other than that, I absolutely do not recommend Riu on Paradise Island and as far as where I did mine, proceed with caution.
Hope this is helpful! Good luck!
Posted 15 November 2011 - 11:46 AM
Hi there! I was a Beach Club Bride but due to the expense (you have to rent the place out so $3500 for half a day and $6000 for a whole day and that does not include food) it looks like were going to go with the Poop Deck (which is also called sandy port something - I'm sorry I can't remember at the moment- but that might look better on your invitations- I however love the idea of the word poop on my pretty lacy invitations)
Were also thinking of A Stones Throw Away for the reception and family staying there, it has 10 rooms and can hold 40 people, Ive read mixed reviews on Trip advisor, the local wedding planner (any my guy) recommended it so I'll check in out when I visit in a couple months. It's far west on the island so it is a ways from downtown and the fish fry and Atlantis where all the excitement happens if you were wanting to be close to the action. but I'm really like Anna and Linda (I believe her name is) the wedding planners who also coordinate Poop Deck weddings, and I was against the expense of the wedding planners since most hotels have one, but I'm feeling differently after they called me on Saturday and Sunday this weekend to help me with my wedding. I think I need them in my life
Anyway I've been to a nice wedding at the Sheraton but don't have background information except it was $40 or $50 a plate and there was not much food on my plate. I have heard great things about Atlantis weddings (although expensive) I have heard a lot of negative things about Sandals, RIU and Breezes from the locals. I've never been to a Wyndham wedding, although I've been to the hotel many times ( I like their pool) but Wyndham is one of the least expensive hotels that doesn't have roaches and bed bugs so it should be worth a look. I also have heard good things about the British Colonial Hilton (although pricey as well). There is a Bahamas bridal association and they have approved vendors, I wouldn't stray from that list. Also if you go to the Bahamas website, they have a department set up within the ministry of tourism that is just for helping brides who want to have a wedding in the Bahamas - I believe it's free.
Hope this helps, if you need anything else I'm happy to help. Also skp1 and Mrs.Weiss are some of my favorite fellow Bahamas Brides - look over there posts
Posted 15 November 2011 - 12:07 PM
We decided on the Poop Deck..although we are just saying THE BEACH AT SANDYPORT for everything! I am excited. Price is a lot better. Doing everything on the beach. Reception, cocktail hour and ceremony. I pray it all works out!!!!! SO much to do!
Posted 20 November 2011 - 12:56 PM
Congratulations! I can't wait to see how it all turns out for you!
Posted 20 November 2011 - 02:18 PM
Nassau and freeport are great, if your looking for something more off the beaten path, try Abaco. I'm gettign married in Treasure Cay, Abaco. It's much more laidback less city like.
Posted 21 November 2011 - 12:34 PM
I did the Sheraton and loved it... We only had the ceremony their. We went to Lucianos for the reception
Posted 22 November 2011 - 01:21 PM
Just another "proceed with caution" on the Sheraton to any other readers who stumble across this post. Glad it worked out well for you though, md2002!
Posted 23 November 2011 - 01:40 PM
LOVE the Poop Deck. Super laid back and ohh soo pretty!
Posted 25 November 2011 - 11:11 AM
emjonesnyc - I am doing my wedding and reception at sandyport as well. we are getting married in may 2012. I am using weddings in the bahamas as my wedding planners. all seems good so far. have you booked your vendors? what hotels are you recommending to guests?
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