With direct flights available from a number of major cities across the United States, this sandy paradise is the perfect spot to consider for your sun-soaked nuptials.

By Gabriella Rello
December 12, 2019
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Have you always dreamed of getting married on a sun-soaked beach? Consider doing so in the Bahamas. With direct flights available from a number of major cities across the United States, getting yourself and your guests to your destination wedding couldn't be easier. And once you're there, it's a transformative experience. Crystal blue water, sugar-soft beaches, and a party-ready atmosphere await.

To take the guesswork out of planning, host your entire wedding weekend at Baha Mar, located on Nassau's historic Cable Beach. Home to three resorts—Rosewood, SLS, and Grand Hyatt—over 40 different restaurants, nearly a dozen different pools, luxury shopping, and a stunning 15-acre private island, there's room for all of your guests and all of your unique events here. Ready to start planning your own destination wedding weekend in the beautiful Bahamas? Here, we map out a guide to staying and celebrating exclusively at Baha Mar.

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Book Your Stay and Your Room Blocks

With over 2,300 guest rooms available between Baha Mar's three properties, you and all of your guests can choose accommodations that fit everyone's budget. For the couple and their parents, we suggest a stay at the Rosewood. A little quieter of the three properties, you'll be able to relax and unwind in total luxury in the days leading up to the wedding. For friends of the bride and groom, make sure to reserve a block of rooms at the SLS; their stay will give them access to the day party pool and will put them in close proximity to Bond nightclub. Families will love the Grand Hyatt, where comfortable, colorful rooms await.

Start the Celebration with a Welcome Party

Want to treat your guests to the very best of the Bahamas? Plan a welcome party at Long Cay, Baha Mar's exclusive private island. Though it's just a short boat ride away from the resort, it's like a whole new world. Guests can enjoy water sports like snorkeling and paddle boarding or take part in a game of beach volleyball. Work with the property's hospitality team to create the perfect menu—whether you choose to serve light bites and cocktails on the beach or plan a seated dinner in a shady grove of trees, a party here is guaranteed to start your celebration on a high note.

Any equally unique option? A party held at Skybar, the rooftop bar and lounge at the SLS. Treat guests to incredible sunset views and handcrafted cocktails as your way of saying thank you for joining you in paradise.

Tie the Knot Your Way

Have you always thought you'd tie the knot with your feet in the sand? A beachfront ceremony on Baha Mar's private beach will be just right for you. Want something that feels tropical without actually having a beachfront wedding? Rosewood's gorgeous lawn makes for an intimate, romantic ceremony space. Still looking for a view of the ocean? SLS's rooftop event space gives you and your guests near panoramic views of the beaches beyond. And if you want to tie the knot in a more traditional fashion, Grand Hyatt's chapel is a blank canvas for you to leave your mark on.

As for the reception, you have a lot of options, too. Plan a classic party in the Rosewood's ballroom or a more modern fête in a clear-top tent elsewhere within Baha Mar's grounds. Work with a dedicated event coordinator for your property to choose a location, curate the menu, and design the decorations. No matter where you host the reception, your guests are guaranteed a good time—and one that's authentic to the locale. Bring in a local junkanoo band to perform during cocktail hour or enlist a mixologist to help make signature drinks inspired by the flavors of the Bahamas. There are so many inventive ways to work details endemic to the locale into the celebration. And if you're getting married in paradise, why not show off what makes it so special?

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Plan a Send-Off to Remember

Everyone looks forward to the post-wedding brunch, so plan one guests won't sleep through at either the Rosewood's Commonwealth or SLS's Cleo. Then, invite guests for a private feeding session with the property's flock of flamingos, for a private pool party at the SLS or Grand Hyatt, or a spa afternoon at the Rosewood.

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