Eloping in The Bahamas

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 Eloping in The Bahamas

Thinking about eloping in The Bahamas? We have the perfect choice of Bahamas elopement packages that require very little planning on your part and takes very little time, as you can arrive in The Bahamas one day and get married the next.  The Island Nuptial Sweet Begining Bahamas elopement package provides you with our:-

  • Priority Bahamas Marriage License Application Service (including preparation of marriage documents, affidavit of single-hood, personal escort to Registrar General’s Office for marriage license application Interview, submission of wedding ceremony details + Certified Copy of Bahamas Marriage Certificate and Apostille),
  • Bahamas Wedding Ceremony Officiant,
  • Two Ceremony witnesses,
  • Tropical Bridal Bouquet,
  • Groom’s Boutonniere,
  • Personal Bahamas Wedding Consultant & Wedding Host

Starting at a low fee of US$925.00 plus taxes and online charges. (*final cost based on services required)

You also have the option to add any additional services you may desire to elope in Bahamas and make your day special.

Bahamas Elopement Experience

David Misita

David Misita

David & Natalie Eloping in The Bahamas

"I cannot say enough about how satisfied my wife and I are with Bahamas Elopement Packages! Glenn Ferguson was wonderful throughout the entire process! He helped easily navigate the bureaucracy of obtaining a marriage license even bringing us to the office in his car. Tonny, Glenn's assistant picked us up for the ceremony in a beautiful car and whisked us to Nuptial Beach. Glenn orchestrated a beautiful ceremony for just the two of us. Everything from the flowers to the photography were carefully thought out and well-executed. The caring and warmth that Glenn puts into his ceremony went far beyond what we expected. He's cheerful, pleasant, and his wonderful sense of humor all comes through. This is a man who loves his work and it shows!"

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Jackie Wilkins

Jackie Wilkins

Jackie & Matt Elopement Bahamas

"I think it's safe to say that we would not have gotten married in Nassau if it were not for Glenn. He facilitated our entire marriage process from beginning to end and was the most responsive person I have had the pleasure of dealing with throughout our wedding month and day! He was able to provide our photographer and witnesses as well pretty last minute. Glenn is a true professional and it shows through his work. I cannot wait to come back one day to renew our vows with you, Glenn! Thank you for absolutely everything."


Jackie Wilkins

Thinking about eloping in The Bahamas?


Hi, I’m Glenn Ferguson, the wedding planner, and Officiant at Bahamas Wedding Package. Looking for an incredible elopement Bahamas experience?


Then you are not alone as the pristine beaches, gentle ocean breeze, breathing sunsets and luxury resorts are luring countless couples to elope in The Bahamas.


So if you are thinking about a Bahamas elopement call or WhatsApp me at 1-(242)-395-8495 and let us help you plan an amazing and memorable elopement with one of our Bahamas elopement packages.  


Check out what some of our clients are saying about their experience at Real Bahamas Elopements


And you may be asking, is an elopement in the Bahamas legal?  The simple is yes, getting married in The Bahamas is legal, and your elopement will be recognized, where ever you happen to live in the world, as legal, once you follow the steps outlined below.

Legal Requirements for eloping in The Bahamas

What you need to know to legally elope in The Bahamas


How to Get a Marriage License in The Bahamas


The Legal Requirements for a Bahamas elope


Just so you know, the legal requirements to get married in the Bahamas (be sure to watch the video) make it really easy, to elope in The Bahamas.


But you want to be sure and connect with a local wedding planner or Licensed Bahamas Marriage officer (wedding officiant) to help you understand, comply with all of the requirements and coordinate the legal paperwork for getting married in The Bahamas. We would be delighted to help you, the formalities.


Here is what you need to for a legal Bahamas elopement:


  • You will need to apply for a marriage license (the government fee for the license is $100.00) and you apply only after being in the Bahamas for a day (24 hours).
  • You will need to have photo identification issued by your country of residence. A valid passport will do.
  • You will need to age 18 years or older.
  • You must be Single (never been married, and you will have to complete an affidavit of singlehood in The Bahamas); Widowed (must have the original copy of the death certificate for your deceased spouse as evidence), or Divorced (you must provide the original of your divorce decree absolute as evidence of the end of your previous marriages).

Go ahead and ASK Glenn about getting married in The Bahamas

Elopement Packages Bahamas

Call or WhatsApp 1-(242)-395-8495 to Elope in Bahamas

Ready to create your perfect elopement package for eloping in Nassau Bahamas? Just use the form below and let us help you plan your tropical romantic getaway in The Bahamas with these exclusive Nassau Bahamas elopement packages. And we ensure that your marriage in The Bahamas is stress-free and legal anywhere you happen to live in the world.

Your Essential Guide to
Planning an Intimate & Memorable
Bahamas Elopement

A. Why Eloping in The Bahamas is a Great Choice

Eloping in the Bahamas is a fantastic option for couples looking for a romantic, intimate, and unforgettable wedding experience. With its stunning turquoise waters, white-sand beaches, and lush tropical landscapes, the Bahamas provides the perfect backdrop for your special day. The warm, sunny climate and friendly locals make it an even more inviting destination, ensuring that your elopement will be nothing short of magical.

Aside from the beautiful scenery, the Bahamas offers an array of unique venues and locations to suit every couple's style and preference. Whether you dream of exchanging vows on a secluded beach, in a charming beachfront chapel, or on a luxury yacht, the possibilities are endless. Moreover, the laid-back and relaxed atmosphere of the islands allows couples to truly focus on each other and the meaningful commitment they are making.

B. The rise of intimate destination weddings

In recent years, there has been a significant increase in the popularity of intimate destination weddings, particularly elopements. As couples seek to create more personalized and meaningful celebrations, eloping has become an attractive alternative to traditional weddings. Eloping in a stunning location like the Bahamas allows couples to create unforgettable memories while avoiding the stress and expense often associated with large, elaborate weddings.

The rise of intimate destination weddings can also be attributed to the increased accessibility of travel and the desire to celebrate in a unique and memorable way. Eloping in The Bahamas allows couples to combine their wedding and honeymoon into one incredible experience, offering the perfect start to their life together.

II. The Perfect Bahamas Location for Your Elopement

A. Nassau & Paradise Island Elopements

Nassau, the capital city of the Bahamas, and its neighboring Paradise Island offer a wide range of stunning elopement locations. From luxurious resorts and historic churches to beautiful gardens and pristine beaches, couples will have plenty of options to choose from. As a bustling destination, Nassau and Paradise Island provide numerous amenities, dining options, and activities to enjoy during your stay, making it a perfect choice for those who want both relaxation and excitement.

B. Exuma Bahamas Elopements

Exuma is a chain of 365 islands, also known as cays, offering a more secluded and intimate setting for your elopement. With its crystal-clear waters, soft sandy beaches, and enchanting coves, Exuma provides the ultimate romantic backdrop for your special day. Many couples choose to exchange vows on one of the uninhabited cays, ensuring a truly private and unforgettable experience. Additionally, Exuma is home to the famous swimming pigs, which could make for a fun and unique addition to your wedding photos.

C. Harbour Island Eleuthera Bahamas Elopement

Harbour Island is known for its stunning pink sand beaches, charming pastel-colored houses, and relaxed, laid-back atmosphere. This picturesque island provides an idyllic setting for couples seeking a more intimate and secluded elopement experience. Harbour Island is also home to several boutique hotels and resorts, offering luxurious accommodations and personalized service for your special occasion.

D. Eleuthera Elopement

Eleuthera, a long and slender island, is famous for its natural beauty and diverse landscapes. From lush greenery and rolling hills to dramatic cliffs and serene beaches, Eleuthera offers a variety of breathtaking locations for your elopement. The island's secluded nature ensures a peaceful and intimate ceremony, while the charming local communities provide a warm and welcoming atmosphere.

E. Abaco Bahamas Elopement

The Abaco Islands, a group of islands and cays in the northern Bahamas, offer a more laid-back and rustic atmosphere for your elopement. Known for their quaint colonial towns, stunning coral reefs, and crystal-clear waters, the Abacos provide a serene and picturesque backdrop for your special day. With many secluded beaches and coves to choose from, you're sure to find the perfect spot for your intimate wedding ceremony.

III. Legal Requirements for Eloping in the Bahamas

A. Necessary documents for Eloping in The Bahamas

To elope in the Bahamas, you'll need to ensure that you have all the necessary documents in order. Both parties must provide the following:

  1. Valid passports
  2. Original or certified copies of birth certificates with a raised or colored seal
  3. If either party is divorced, a certified copy of the final divorce decree
  4. If either party is widowed, a certified copy of the death certificate of the deceased spouse
  5. If either party has had a name change, legal proof of the change
  6. If either party is under the age of 18, written parental consent is required

B. Bahamas Elopement Residency Requirements

Couples planning to elope in the Bahamas must meet the country's residency requirements. Both parties must be physically present in the Bahamas for a minimum of 24 hours before applying for a marriage license. You will also need to obtain a declaration certifying that neither party has been married in the Bahamas. This declaration can be obtained from a Justice of The Peace in The Bahamas.

C. Bahamas Eleopment Fees and processing times

When applying for a Bahamas marriage license, you must pay a fee of $100.00 (subject to change) and your Bahamas marriage certificate will cost you $20.00. 

The processing time for a marriage license application is typically one business day, provided that all the necessary documents are in order and the residency requirements have been met. It is recommended to plan your elopement accordingly to ensure that you have enough time to obtain your marriage license before your ceremony.

IV. Planning Your Bahamas Elopement

A. Working with a Local Wedding Planner

1. Benefits of Hiring a Bahamas Wedding Planner

Hiring a local Bahamas wedding planner can be extremely beneficial when planning your Bahamas elopement. A local expert will have extensive knowledge of the area and will be able to guide you through the planning process with ease. They can provide you with information on the best venues, vendors, and local regulations.

Additionally, a local wedding planner will have established relationships with local vendors and venues, which can help you secure discounts and negotiate prices. They will also be able to coordinate all the details of your wedding day, ensuring that everything runs smoothly.

2. Services Offered by Glenn Ferguson, Bahamas Wedding Planner, and Officiant

Glenn Ferguson is a highly experienced wedding planner and officiant based in the Bahamas. He offers a range of services to help couples plan their dream elopement in the Bahamas. Some of his services include:

  • Venue selection and coordination
  • Vendor recommendations and coordination
  • Marriage license application assistance
  • Officiant services
  • Photography and videography coordination
  • Wedding day coordination and management

B. Setting Bahamas Elopement Budget

When planning your Bahamas elopement, it is important to set a budget early on. This will help you stay on track and ensure that you don't overspend. You should consider all the costs associated with your elopement, including:

  • Travel expenses
  • Accommodations
  • Venue rental fees
  • Vendor fees
  • Marriage license fees
  • Officiant fees
  • Food and beverage costs
  • Decor and rental expenses
  • Transportation costs

Once you have a clear understanding of all the costs associated with your elopement, you can set a realistic budget that meets your needs and preferences.

C. Choosing Your Bahamas Elopement & Wedding Date

When choosing your wedding date, there are a few factors to consider. The weather in the Bahamas is generally warm and sunny year-round, but there are certain times of the year when the weather is more favorable. The most popular months for weddings in the Bahamas are December through April, as the weather is mild and dry during these months.

You should also consider any local events or holidays that may impact your elopement. For example, if there is a major event or festival happening in the area, it may be more difficult to secure accommodations and vendors.

Ultimately, the best wedding date for you will depend on your personal preferences and schedule. Just be sure to plan ahead and book your elopement well in advance to ensure availability.

V. Accommodations and Travel

A. Bahamas All-inclusive resorts

All-inclusive resorts are a popular choice for couples eloping in the Bahamas, as they offer a hassle-free experience with everything you need right at your fingertips. These resorts typically provide a range of accommodations, dining options, and activities, as well as wedding packages that cater to elopements. By choosing an all-inclusive resort, you can streamline the planning process and focus on enjoying your special day.

B. Boutique hotels in The Bahamas

For a more personalized and intimate experience, consider staying at one of the many boutique hotels scattered throughout the Bahamas. These smaller, often locally-owned properties offer unique accommodations, attentive service, and a charming atmosphere. Boutique hotels can also provide a more authentic taste of Bahamian culture and hospitality, making your elopement even more memorable.

C. Bahamas Vacation Rentals

Vacation rentals, such as private villas, apartments, or beachfront homes, offer couples the opportunity to enjoy a home-away-from-home experience during their elopement. With the privacy and flexibility that vacation rentals provide, you can tailor your stay to suit your preferences and create a truly unique elopement experience. Many vacation rentals also offer stunning locations, making them ideal for intimate wedding ceremonies and celebrations.

D. Transportation options within The Bahamas

When planning your elopement, it's essential to consider how you'll get around the Bahamas. There are several transportation options available, including:

  1. Domestic flights: For travel between the major islands, domestic flights are the quickest and most convenient option. Several airlines operate flights within the Bahamas, including Bahamasair, Western Air, and Pineapple Air.
  2. Ferries: To travel between nearby islands, ferries are a cost-effective and scenic option. Companies like Bahamas Ferries and Albury's Ferry Service offer regular trips between various destinations.
  3. Water taxis: Water taxis are a popular way to explore the smaller cays and can be arranged through local providers or your accommodations.
  4. Car rentals: Renting a car is an excellent way to explore the islands at your own pace. Keep in mind that driving is on the left side of the road in the Bahamas.
  5. Taxis and shuttle services: For shorter distances, taxis and shuttle services are readily available on most islands, offering a convenient way to get around.

VI. Eloping Etiquette and Tips

A. Telling friends and family

Eloping can be an exciting and emotional decision, so it's essential to communicate your plans with your friends and family in a considerate and respectful manner. Share your reasons for eloping and emphasize that your choice is about creating a personal and intimate celebration of your love. Be prepared for a range of reactions, and remember that the most important thing is that you and your partner are happy with your decision.

B. Inviting guests or keeping it private

When planning your elopement, consider whether you'd like to have any guests present or if you prefer to keep the event entirely private. If you decide to invite a small group of close friends or family, ensure that your chosen location can accommodate your guest list and that everyone is aware of the intimate nature of the event. If you opt for a private elopement, consider arranging a live stream or video recording of the ceremony to share with loved ones who couldn't be there in person.

C. Planning a Bahamas post-elopement celebration

Many couples choose to host a post-elopement celebration after returning home to include friends and family who were not present at the ceremony. This can be as simple or elaborate as you like, from a casual backyard BBQ to a formal dinner party. When planning your post-elopement celebration, consider incorporating elements from your Bahamas elopement, such as themed décor, local cuisine, or sharing photos and videos of your ceremony. This will allow your loved ones to feel connected to your special day and share in the joy of your union.

VII. Local Bahamian Wedding Traditions

A. Junkanoo celebration

Junkanoo is a vibrant Bahamian tradition that dates back to the 17th century, featuring lively music, dancing, and colorful costumes. To add a touch of local flair to your elopement, consider incorporating a Junkanoo celebration into your ceremony or reception. Junkanoo performers can be hired to parade, dance, and play music, creating a festive atmosphere and a memorable experience for you and your partner.

B. The Pineapple Wine Toast

In the Bahamas, pineapple wine is a popular local beverage often used in wedding celebrations. Pineapples are a symbol of hospitality and friendship, making the Pineapple Wine Toast a meaningful way to honor your union. To incorporate this tradition into your elopement, provide your guests or just you and your partner with pineapple wine to toast to your new life together. You may also choose to serve pineapple-themed cocktails or non-alcoholic beverages for a similar effect.

C. The Sharing of the Wedding Cake

The sharing of the wedding cake is a long-standing tradition in the Bahamas, symbolizing the couple's commitment to support and nourish each other throughout their marriage. Traditionally, Bahamian wedding cakes are made with rum-soaked fruit and are often covered in a layer of almond paste and white icing. To incorporate this tradition into your elopement, you can order a small Bahamian wedding cake from a local bakery or request that your venue prepare one for you. Share the cake with your partner as a symbol of your love and commitment, and if you have guests, provide each with a slice to enjoy as well.

VIII. Eloping in the Bahamas: Creating Memories that Last a Lifetime

A. Professional photography and videography

Capturing the special moments of your elopement is essential in creating lasting memories that you can treasure for years to come. Hiring a professional photographer and videographer is highly recommended, as they have the expertise to capture the beauty of the Bahamas and the emotion of your special day. Local photographers and videographers are familiar with the best locations, lighting, and angles, ensuring that your elopement is documented in the most stunning way possible. Consider creating a photo album or a wedding video to share with your loved ones and reminisce on your beautiful elopement experience.

B. Unique activities and excursions to make your elopement unforgettable

The Bahamas offers an array of exciting activities and excursions that can be incorporated into your elopement to create a truly unforgettable experience. Some ideas to consider include:

  1. Swimming with pigs in Exuma: Visit the famous swimming pigs and enjoy a unique and fun encounter that you'll cherish forever.
  2. Snorkeling or diving in crystal-clear waters: Explore the vibrant coral reefs and marine life together, creating memories beneath the waves.
  3. Romantic sunset cruise: Embark on a private sunset cruise, complete with champagne and hors d'oeuvres, to celebrate your love as the sun sets over the horizon.
  4. Private beach picnic: Arrange a private beach picnic complete with local Bahamian delicacies, offering the perfect opportunity to relax and enjoy each other's company in a stunning setting.
  5. Island hopping: Charter a private boat or take a guided tour to explore the various islands and cays that make up the Bahamas, discovering hidden gems and beautiful locations together.

By incorporating these unique activities and excursions into your elopement, you'll create cherished memories that will last a lifetime, making your Bahamas elopement an unforgettable experience.

A. The beauty and allure of the Bahamas

The Bahamas offers an unparalleled setting for couples seeking a romantic and unforgettable elopement experience. With its stunning beaches, crystal-clear waters, and lush tropical landscapes, the islands provide the perfect backdrop for your special day. The warm, sunny climate and friendly locals only add to the charm and allure of this beautiful destination.

B. Embracing the simplicity and intimacy of an elopement

Eloping in the Bahamas allows couples to focus on the true essence of their love and commitment, free from the stress and distractions that often come with traditional weddings. By embracing the simplicity and intimacy of an elopement, couples can create a deeply meaningful and personalized celebration that reflects their unique love story.

C. Leaving a lasting impression on your love story

Eloping in the Bahamas is not only about the breathtaking surroundings and unforgettable experiences; it's also about creating a lasting impression on your love story. By choosing to elope in this stunning destination, you'll create cherished memories that will forever be a part of your journey together. As you embark on this new chapter, the Bahamas will forever hold a special place in your hearts, symbolizing the love, joy, and commitment that you share.

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