I’ve photographed weddings and events at many venues across the Bahamas. Below are some of the notable locations, a great place to start if you’re looking for location ideas or inspiration.
Atlantis Paradise Island Resort
The Atlantis Paradise Island Resort is a magnificent location for weddings. It’s great for family photos as well. Located on Paradise Island this luxury mega resort is themed after the Lost City of Atlantis. It offers a variety of gorgeous locations to host weddings. There’s even a purpose built wedding ceremony and reception venue called Ocean’s Edge My favorite thing about photographing weddings at Atlantis is it has tons of wonderful photography options. The beach, unique architecture, waterfalls, greenery, aquariums, a rope bridge and river to name a few. In addition to that there are lots of entertainment and dinning options for invited guests.
British Colonial Hilton Nassau
Located in the heart of downtown Nassau the British Colonial Hilton is one of Nassau most historic Landmarks. Here’s an interesting tidbit. It was the filming location of two James Bond movies. There is a nicely manicured lawn at the rear of the property. There’s also a small beach. Outdoor and indoor reception options are available. The lobby area has a wonderful staircase great which is great for group photos or portraits. By far my favorite feature of this resort is it’s rooms. Many have very large windows and light colored interiors that creates a great natural light environment. I’m always excited to capture preparation photos at this hotel. If you would like to stay in the downtown area this hotel is a great wedding option.
Bahama Beach Club
Located in Treasure Cay Abaco Bahama Beach Club sits on one of the nicest beaches in the country. I’m from Eleuthera so I know a thing or two about nice beaches. The water is just gorgeous. This is one of my favorite venues for family island beach weddings. If you’re looking to have an Out Island wedding this may be a great option.
Compass Point Beach Resort
Compass Point Beach Resort is one of the most colorful and charming places for wedding photography. It’s located on the north west shore of New Providence. The bright colored hut style rooms provide an experience and backdrop that are quite unique. This is a great place for an intimate wedding experience in Nassau. The coolest thing about this resort is the 120 foot pier that extends out into to ocean. It’s perfect for small wedding ceremonies. The outdoor deck also provides a great view of the sunset in the western sky. Compass Point Beach Resort is on of my favorite places to shoot.
Grand Isle Resort and Spa Exuma
Located in Great Exuma Grand Island Resort and Spa is s great option for an intimate wedding in a relaxed Family Island atmosphere. The luxury villa style of this resort gives it a home away from home feel. Grand Isle Resort is perched a top a gentle slope over looking the turquoise waters of Emerald Bay. Adjacent to the resort is a Greg Norman designed golf course. The Beach is a nice venue for weddings and outdoor events like bonfires.
The Graycliff is one of Nassau’s most historically rich landmarks. The Graycliff mansion was originally built 1740. It is a colonial style mansion with unmatched old world charm. The complex has a hotel, a 5 star restaurant, a cigar company where fine cigars are hand made and a chocolate shop. Graycliff also has one of the most prestigious wine cellars in the world. If you’re looking for a location with Old world elegance to host your wedding Graycliff is certainly unique in it’s ability to offer that.
Luciano’s Of Chicago
Luciano’s Of Chicago is one of Nassau finest restaurants. It located on East Bay with a view of Nassau Harbour. The outdoor terrace is great for weddings and events. Indoor receptions can also be accommodated. I’ve photographed many receptions and several weddings there.
Meliá Nassau Beach
The Meliá Nassau Beach Resort is one of my favorite places to shoot weddings. It is located on Cable Beach adjacent to the upcoming Baha Mar mega resort. One of the things I like about this resort is it’s large enough to offer decent photo options but small enough to have a bit of intimacy. It offers several outdoor wedding locations and a beach that’s great for late afternoon photos. . The Meliá Nassau Beach Resort also lends itself to great preparation photos due to it’s design.
The One&Only Ocean Club
The One & Only Ocean Club is an elegant luxury resort. It’s located on the north shore of Paradise Island. It sits on a slope overlooking what’s probably the best stretch of beach in Nassau. It’s a wonderful location for weddings and outdoor events. From a photography stand point The One&Only Ocean Club is very rich in options: beach, palm trees and well manicured greenery are available.
By far the most interesting wedding related part of this property is the Versailles Gardens and French Cloisters. The 12th century Augustine monastery sits atop a hill overlooking Nassau Harbour. It’s an amazing background for weddings. It’s one of my favorite places to shoot.
Pelican Bay Hotel
Pelican Bay Hotel is a boutique hotel located in Port Lucaya adjacent to the Port Lucaya Market Place. The Hotel sits at the edge of the water overlooking Bell Channel Bay. I’ve shot several weddings at Pelican Bay and I love the unique style, greenery and intimate feel of the property. It’s one of my favorite Grand Bahama wedding venues.
Sunrise Beach Villas
Sunrise Beach Villas is a Villas Style Resort on Paradise Island. The Resort sits atop a hill overlooking Cabbage Beach. This property’s size makes it a good option for a relaxed intimate wedding. I’ve photographed many weddings here and the thing I love most is the awesome beach that’s behind the property.
The Balmoral Club
The Balmoral Club sits at the heart of one of on Nassau’s finest gated comminutes The Balmoral. Available for weddings and events it is surrounded by lush greenery and the interior has a relaxing ambiance. My favorite features is the spiral stair case that ascends to the main level of the Club. There’s also a very large grassy area adjacent to the club. It’s prefect for super large group photos.
The Club at Old Fort Bay
Club at Old Fort Bay began it’s life as a British Fortress in the 1700s. It’s located within the gated community of Old Fort Bay one of Nassau most exclusive waterfront communities. This elegant venue is filled with Old world charm. It sits atop a ridge overlooking a beautiful white sand beach. There’s a direct view of the westward setting sun from the beach. I’ve photographed several weddings at The Club and gotten some of my favorite images there.
RIU Palace Paradise Island
RIU Palace Paradise Island is an all inclusive resort located on Paradise Island. It’s adjacent to the world famous Atlantis resort. It sits on Cabbage beach a vast stretch of beach on Paradise Island’s north shore. I’ve shot quite a few weddings at the RIU Palace. This is another hotel which lends itself to great preparation photos.
Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church
Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church is a wonderful little sanctuary in the heart of downtown Nassau. I’ve photographed several Traditional Greek Wedding ceremonies there. I always love the results. It has a wonderfully artistic interior. The decor and stained glass windows make for great lighting when the sunlight hits them.
The Bahamar Resort is an upcoming Luxury Resort located on Cable Beach. It will be Nassau’s newest mega resort and is sure to offer some wonderful wedding and event options. As part of the resort’s construction Hobby Horse Hall Lake Park was created adjacent to the resort. It’s become one of my favorite places for engagement photography.