Getting Married in the Bahamas!
Exchange vows surrounded by tropical island paradise. Freeport, with its sugar white sand, fiery sunsets and picturesque setting is a breathtaking wedding destination on Grand Bahama Island. Whether hosting an intimate beach ceremony by torchlight, or a gazebo wedding near the sounds of the crashing waves, the Bahamas Beach is a picture-perfect backdrop for romance and memories.
Destination weddings are becoming more and more popular, with our Bahamas Cruise and Stay Vacations, you have options for celebrating this special day! Premier wedding planning services and amenities enhance any stay at our beachside resorts, ensuring this special day is truly one to remember.
You have three options,
- Ship wedding, this will be done in Florida, on the ship, before the ship is in international waters.
- Bahamas Ceremony, many of our guests get married at home and then have a ceremony in the Bahamas
- Legal Bahamas wedding, here is what you need to know.
Bahamian law requires that a couple must reside in the Bahamas for 24 hours prior to applying for an application for a Bahamian marriage license. The license is then valid for 90 days.
- Both parties must be in The Commonwealth of The Bahamas at the time of application.
- If you are a minor under 18 years of age, you must have written parental consent. Consent forms can be obtained from the Registrar General’s office.
- If you are divorced, you must produce an original final divorce decree or a certified copy with a raised or color seal.
- If you are widowed, you must produce a death certificate for the deceased spouse.
- If you are a U.S. citizen or resident that has never been married, you must complete a sworn declaration before a Bahamian Notary Public or a U.S. Consul at the American Embassy in the Bahamas for a fee of $55. Please note, the U.S. Embassy is closed on American and Bahamian holidays*
- If you are an unmarried citizen or resident of a country other than the United States, you must furnish a sworn declaration before a Notary Public or other person authorized to administer oaths in your country and this document must accompany the marriage license application. A declaration may also be obtained at a Notary Public in Nassau.
- You must provide government-issued photo identification from your country of residence, i.e. a passport.
- No blood test is necessary.
- You must provide evidence of your arrival date to The Bahamas, such as an airline ticket or immigration card.
- The fee for a marriage license is $120 (includes one certified copy of the marriage certificate)
Our Bahamas Cruise and Stay Vacations offer a variety of options, one is sure to be the perfect wedding of your dreams.