Bermuda Destination Weddings & Bermuda Honeymoons
Elope to Bermuda for your island wedding destination and let your honeymoon start as soon as you finish saying your vows.
Bermuda destination weddings are very romantic places to elope with legendary pink sands, romantic secluded beaches, clear blue waters and just 600 miles off the coast of North Carolina. Modern Bride magazine rates the island as one of the top 10 wedding destinations in the world.
Wondering where to Elope? Where are the best Bermuda destination weddings locations?
Here is the Bermuda Elope Wedding Guide to romantic elope ideas, best places to elope and popular elope packages and wedding locations.
Reasons to choose Bermuda for your elope wedding destination
• Few legal formalities
• Charming, scenic, island wedding locations are abundant in Bermuda
• Close proximity to the East Coast US
• Well developed infrastructure with everything needed for a perfect elope wedding.
• A destination wedding in Bermuda, combined with a Bermuda honeymoon is a discount compared to traditional weddings
Marriage license requirements for Bermuda destination weddings
Getting married in Bermuda is relatively easy. You must send notification of your intent to marry to the Bermuda newspapers – called the “Notice of Intended Marriage”- at least 15 days before you want to get your marriage license.
This notification is sent to the Registrar General along with payment of the fees, and they will send the notice to the papers.
The license is issued when you get to Bermuda.
An ID is required for Bermuda destination weddings but no blood tests.
Bermuda is one of the very popular island wedding destinations. Every year many couples choose to travel to the island to elope and honeymoon.
WHERE TO ELOPE - Locations for Bermuda destination weddings
The islands of Bermuda provide breathtaking, picturesque backdrops for wedding photographs.
Bermuda destination weddings can either be performed at the Registry's marriage room, or religiously in any location by a minister.
With more churches per square mile than any other country in the world there is no shortage of religious marriage venues for Bermuda destination weddings.
Couples wanting a civil Bermuda wedding ceremony can tie the knot in the Registry’s marriage room.
Ministers will conduct both non-denominational and religious ceremonies in outdoor locations.
Bermuda's hotels, inns and cottages also have an abundance of scenic and very private wedding locations.
ELOPE IDEAS - Unique setting for Bermuda destination weddings.
Bermuda wedding destination: The Botanical Gardens, which are in Paget Parish, offer such delights as banyan trees, a rose garden, and native palmettos, and scores of Bermuda weddings either situate the ceremony here or at least arrange to take some wedding pictures on site.
Bermuda wedding destination: Waterville, which is also in Paget Parish, is one of the oldest homes in Bermuda, and is surrounded by flowering roses. Waterville.Built circa 1725 by John Trimingham II, Waterville is one of Bermuda’s oldest houses. The rooms contain a collection of antique furnishings; Countless beautiful roses can be found in the grounds, along with a bunch of ducks and a tamarind tree as old as the house.
Bermuda wedding destination: Astwood Park with its spectacular ocean views.
The Astwood Cove is a small secluded beach ringed by steep cliffs. Astwood Park looks over the cove and with its spectacular views is a favorite venue for outdoor weddings. It has picnic tables, toilets and parking spaces. A steep path leads down to the cove.
Bermuda destination weddings: Fort St. Catherine’s with dazzling views of crystal-clear, turquoise sea ocean.
Originally built in 1614, but today’s impressive structure was constructed during the 19th century. The drawbridge, ramparts, labyrinthine tunnels and chambers carved deep into the bedrock showcase a classic 19th century British fort.
Bermuda wedding destination: Palm Grove Gardens - Provided the wedding party is small, Sir David Gibbons will also allow ceremonies on his private property.
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Elope to the beach - Bermuda destination weddings on the pink sands of Bermuda’s beaches
Beach season is May through October, with daytime temperatures in the mid-80s and evening temperatures in the 70s. November through March, the temperature is mostly 60s and 70s which might be a bit cool to elope to the beach.
The top Bermuda beach resorts can help you plan the perfect Bermuda beach wedding, and several of these resorts offer great Bermuda wedding packages.
The Grotto Bay Beach Resort, the Fairmont Southampton Resort, and the Elbow Beach Resort all offer beach elope wedding packages. And since they supply the wedding planners, you won’t have to worry about a cake or a photographer. You can also contact a wedding planner outside of the resorts, or plan your Bermuda destination wedding on your own.
Surf Side Beach Club
This secluded resort offers beautiful oceanfront views for that beach elope wedding, and a restaurant and al fresco dining that can be used for your reception.
SURF SIDE BEACH CLUB WEDDING PACKAGE
• Ceremony at one of Surf Side’s unique and secluded Wedding Spots
• Costs of Filing of Notice of Intended Marriage inclusive of Marriage Certificate
• Services of the Minister
• Services of Wedding coordinator prior, during and after the Wedding inclusive of the above.
• Initial introduction and liaising with Palms Restaurant at Surf Side for Catering the Reception – Rehearsal Dinner etc. – The Hideaway Beauty Salon at Surf Side and Surf Side Reservations for Accommodations.
Price (in US dollars) for the Bermuda Destination Wedding Package: $1,845.00
Bermuda Wedding packages for your destination wedding at The Reefs Hotel Resort
Yours will be the only elope wedding at The Reefs on the day you choose - an very experienced wedding coordinator will work with you to make sure your wedding is perfect and carefree. She will help you with the legal requirements and guide you through your decision-making.
For weddings under 12 people the Special Elope Wedding Package at $1,484 includes:
• Ceremony on "The Deck at Caso's Point"
• A bottle of champagne
• Bride's Bouquet and Groom's Boutonniere
• License fee and one copy of marriage certificate
Royal Romance - combined all of its resources and experience in designing a wide range of elope wedding and vow renewal packages.
This Bermuda destination weddings Package Includes:
• Assistance in planning your ceremony – from the day you book your wedding – until your Wedding Day
• Round trip transportation for the bridal couple.
• A non-denominational officiant to perform your ceremony.
• Romantic wedding ceremony.
• Wedding coordinator at the ceremony.
• Romantic recorded ceremony music.
• Bridal Bouquet and Groom’s Boutonniere.
• Wedding cake for two.
• Bottle of champagne served at the wedding site.
• Professional photographer for ceremony.
Elbow Beach - offers couples a unique way to celebrate their own milestone with the Nostalgic Bermuda Wedding Package. This elope package pays homage to the traditional Bermuda wedding, by including several elements that are unique to Bermuda wedding celebrations.
The Nostalgic Bermuda Wedding Package
Couples have a choice of several outdoor locations including elope to the beach, Alamanda Gardens or the Ocean Terrace.
Elbow Beach is renowned as one of the finest resorts in Bermuda and many rooms and suites have recently undergone a complete redesign.
The Rosedon Bermuda destination wedding package (http://www.rosedon.com/packages/wedding.htm) includes:
• a minister
• registrar’s fees
• marriage license
• marriage certificate
• floral arrangement
• wedding cake and a bottle of champagne.
The wedding ceremony and reception takes place on the front porch or on the hotel grounds.
You could also combine it with their 7 Days (6 Nights) Bermuda honeymoon Package or the Romance Spa package.
7 Days (6 Nights) Bermuda Honeymoon Package
During the Summer season the Bermuda honeymoon and Anniversary package includes; champagne in room on arrival, a gift for the bride, 2 hr Sea Garden Cruise, two box lunches, Tuesday Evening Swizzle Party, daily breakfast, afternoon tea and complimentary round trip transportation to a popular south shore public beach for swimming, with the free use of a sun-lounger and umbrella.
During the Winter the Bermuda honeymoon and Anniversary Package includes; champagne in room on arrival, a gift for the bride, 2 hr Sea Garden cruise, a box lunch for two any day of your stay, tickets to a Bermuda Festival performance (mid Jan – mid Feb only), or a $30 dinner voucher, choice of a two-seater bike for the day or a second evening at the Bermuda Festival, daily breakfast, afternoon tea and complimentary round trip transportation to a popular south shore public beach for swimming, with the free use of a sun-lounger and umbrella.
Romance Spa package is $560 per person and includes:
• Champagne in room on arrival - rose petals on the bed
• Couples massage
• Romantic Dinner for Two or Sunday Brunch for Two
• Picnic Lunch for Two
• Full English Breakfast in the privacy of your room or poolside
• Traditional English Afternoon served every day
• Daily complimentary round trip transportation to a popular South Shore beach, with free use of a sun-lounger and umbrella
Hotels such as the Fairmont Southampton (http://www.fairmont.com/Southampton) are also a great choice for romantic couples looking for the perfect place to spend their Bermuda honeymoon or celebrate their anniversary.
At the Fairmont Southampton you can find privacy and seclusion in a room with a view on your Bermuda honeymoon. As well as an impressive collection of recreational facilities and a private beach where you can have unique dinning experience - a private dinner for 2.
The Fairmont Hamilton Princess Hotel is a luxury resort and an elegant tribute to the old world splendor.
Grotto Bay Beach Resort offers 201 luxuriously appointed rooms in eleven sunny, coral colored lodges featuring native Bermudian architecture and situated on a 21 acre tropical beachfront estate complemented by crystal caves.
• Swim on a private pink sand beach
• bathe in their fresh water pool
• languish in their outdoor jacuzzi surrounded by gardens above the beach
• sail, snorkel, wind surf, dive ancient wrecks or explore delicate and beautiful coral reefs.
• Take a boat cruise, on a sunny afternoon or during a romantic sunset.
There are many independent wedding planners who can help you find the best places to elope and have your wedding in paradise.
Some of them are:
• Bermuda Bride
• The Bridal Suite
• The Wedding Salon
With a multitude of restaurants and hotels there is no shortage of suitable locations for a wedding reception in Bermuda. Venues specializing in weddings include the Surf Side Beach Club, La Coquille, Palms Restaurant & Bar, Grotto Bay Beach Resort. Receptions in the grounds of the historic buildings such as Waterville, Verdmont and Commissioner's House (at the Bermuda Maritime Museum) are also popular.
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